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An Encounter with Christ

Do you ever consider why you go to Mass on Sunday?

Many of us were raised to believe that it’s our obligation to attend Sunday Mass under penalty of sin. We also go because we look forward to special time with Jesus Christ in the intimacy of Eucharistic reception. It is important for us to remember, however, that Eucharist is not the only way in which we encounter Jesus in the liturgy. Read more

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Mission Matters: May 23, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: GIVEN retreat; Bishop Neuman remembered; Keepers; Human development and faith formation; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

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Getting From the Car to the Door

40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder. Thirty percent do not even know they have a disorder or do not seek help for anxiety. Read more

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Mission Matters: May 16, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Corpus Christi event, Walking With Purpose, Article on effective meetings; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

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Once Upon a Time

Everyone loves a good story and we share them all the time. We talk about our kids, grand kids, family, and friends, but how often do we share stories about our relationship with Christ? Read more

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Mission Matters: May 9, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: CRS Parish Ambassador Updates; Celebrating Fatima; Formation for Ministry with Young Adults; Young Adult Ministers Facebook Group; NACFLM conference discount; Camp GLOW; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

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When the Bell Tolls

On hearing the signal… the monk will immediately set aside what he has in hand and go with utmost speed… Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the work of God. (Chapter 43, The Rule of St. Benedict)
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Mission Matters: May 2, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Catechesis with young Hispanic and Latino Catholics; “13 Reasons Why” resources for ministry; Camp GLOW companions; Gathering of Filipino Families; Transitions; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

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Why Do We Have to Get Married in a Church?

Often, I get asked: “Why do we have to get married in a church?” Read more

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Mission Matters: April 25, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Walking With Purpose; Alpha Webinar; Welcoming and unifying communities within the parish; Transitions; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

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Easter: A Time of Conversion and Encounter

In the last year, the Archdiocese of Baltimore began a renewal process that we call “Be Missionary Disciples”.  Read more

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Mission Matters: April 18, 2017

Watch for this Thursday’s post:

Easter, A Time of Conversion and Encounter by Lia Salinas, Director of Hispanic Ministry

From our staff to yours:

Wishing you and your parishioners all the joys and blessings of this Easter octave! Alleluia, He is risen indeed!

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