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Reflection on the First Sunday in Lent

Reflection on the First Sunday in Lent – All temptation begins with our thoughts. We always have the ability to choose to ignore these thoughts or to allow them to remain in our minds. If these thoughts remain with us, they may likely lead us down the wrong path. Temptation entices us to sin and […]

Feed Your Spirit Retreat

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Service and Charity Pillar Web Posting – January 2017 Our Pillar is busy preparing for our upcoming event with the Mustard Seed Ministry entitled “Feed Your Spirit”, a program of music and reflection targeting the spiritual and practical needs of our parishioners.  While this event is open to all, it is especially targeted at the […]

A Matter of the Heart

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

A Matter of the Heart The month of February, for me can bring feelings of dreariness. The holidays are over now and we face the long, cold, winter days. There is a lack of sunshine, the look of brown, drab earth that can cause the liveliest spirits to feel weary. It’s part of the human […]

Reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Feast of the Epiphany The Readings, Responsorial Psalm, and Gospel all contain and reflect on His light – the gift of light in our lives given to us by God, through the birth of His Son Jesus. We are special, as not all generations or people have received this gift. We have become […]

The Winter Season

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

 The Winter Season The opening days of January may be cold and bleak, but our church still glows warm with the peace and joy of Christmas. We dedicate the New Year to Mary on the January 1st Solemnity honoring her as the Mother of Jesus. The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of […]

Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family

by Shannon Jones

Reflection on Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family Every November, you will hear me say the same thing… “This year, I will be organized for Christmas! This year, I won’t stress over the small stuff. This year, I will focus on what is really important!” And, lo and behold, every December 22, you […]

Reflection on the Fourth Sunday in Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Did you ever ask yourself, “Why am I here?”   Did you ever wonder why God placed you where you are on a given day or in the job you currently hold? Many times during my life, I’ve found myself in a place, a job, or a situation that […]

The Spirit of Giving

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St E’s and the Spirit of Giving One of the Pillars of our Parish’s Ignite Renewal program is based on Service and Charity activity. As part of Ignite, a group of your fellow parishioners have been involved in the Service and Charity Pillar Team, with our mission to enhance our parish’s service and charity activities […]

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection on the Third Sunday of Advent Today’s readings, Responsorial Psalm, and Gospel are all great examples of the building blocks of our Catholic lives. Today, Jesus instructs us that we are His instruments of love and action, if we hold true to His path. Our most precious possession here is time. With all of […]

Service & Charity Pillar – Planning February Event

by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Building on our successful “Get to know your Fellow Ministers” event last year, our Pillar Team is busy planning for another parish ministry team and Spirit building event on Sunday, February 25th. Mustard Seed Ministries is scheduled to come and “minister to our ministers”. Mustard Seed is a husband and wife team of talented musicians […]