The Gift of Confession

The Gift of Confession

You see, I love going to confession. Besides the Eucharist, Confession is my favorite sacrament. (Crazy, I know!) Don’t get me wrong, I still get nervous sometimes when I go to confession. I sometimes think I don’t have anything to say. And yes, I often confess the same things over again. But that’s okay!…Read More…

Meatless Meals for Lent

Meatless Meals for LentWe are more than half way through Lent! Are you finding it challenging trying to come up with meatless meals each Friday of Lent that doesn’t consist of fish or pizza? It can sometimes be a struggle, especially, if you are like our our family, and don’t eat meat on any Friday of the year. So, to spark some ideas for you here’s a small list…continue reading

Scripture Verses for Lent

Scripture Verses for Lent

We are winding up the first week Lent, and as I’ve said many times before, one of the best things we can do is read God’s word. One of the best ways to do this is to pray the scriptures that are given to us at Mass. The Liturgy is wrought with meaningful verses to encourage us to deepen our understanding of the Lord’s sacrifice, to open and convert out hearts and renew our commitment to the Lord…Continue Reading

Choosing Our Behaviors

Choosing Our Behaviors

I have a confession to make: I can be pretty impatient at times. I pride myself (therein lies the real problem!) as being very efficient, which can be a definite plus  until I take it too far. That’s why I call myself a recovering perfectionist. {wry smile} It’s very easy for me to get caught up in making everything “just so” that I sometimes forget the purpose behind what I am doing. … (Continue reading…)

The Immaculate Conception of Mary

The Immaculate Conception
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December 8 is the glorious solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It is a day that all Catholics should celebrate
with joy and thanksgiving because this amazing gift to Mary is also a gift for us!

What is the purpose of the Solemnity?…(continue reading)

How to Keep Advent Meaningful

How to Make Advent Meaningful
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In the past, I was overzealous with my Advent plans. I would make all sorts of resolutions and added all these prayers and activities; but, instead of making Advent meaningful for me, they left me drained or guilty for not doing all the things I had planned to do. Indeed, these activities became just one more thing to be done before Christmas…Continue Reading

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena Starts Today!

I am so excited! Today marks the first day of the Saint Andrew Christmas novena! Today is the feast of Saint Andrew, a wonderful and powerful saint. He was a great Apostle and missionary of the Lord. He is mentioned several times in the gospel….Continue reading….

Saint Andrew, Pray for us!
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