Are You Alive?

We don’t go through Lent, through the sacrifice, penance, and prayer to finish the forty days and continue to stay in the tomb. If we are preparing ourselves for the Easter celebration then it seems obvious that we’re preparing ourselves for joy. What does joy look like? How about … Read more

Mission Matters: Mar. 28, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Remembering Cardinal Keeler; Retreat for Families with Special Needs; Leader training for ministry to divorced and separated; Resource spotlight – St. Paul Street Evangelization; Post-abortion healing retreats; Prepare-Enrich training; MD March for Life rescheduled; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

Join a Vibrant Community of Evangelizers at the ChristLife National Training Conference

The ChristLife process is a proven method of evangelization and renewal used by Catholic parishes across the country. The upcoming ChristLife National Training Conference is an opportunity to be inspired, equipped, and connected so you can bring ChristLife to your home parish. Read more

Mission Matters: Mar. 21, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: NFP training; New sacramental prep program; Resource spotlight – Altaration; Marriage as a charism; Transitions, plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

When D(iagnosis)-Day isn’t an End . . .

Rapid advancements in perinatal testing equip families with information about their newest members as they prepare to welcome them. This information can be so valuable for families to prepare their hearts and homes for children with special needs or to prepare emotionally for what might be a short time with their children. Imagine the range of emotions: joy, devastation, anticipation, fear, stress, and others that they may experience. Read more

Mission Matters: Mar. 14, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: ChristLife National Training Conference; Resource spotlight – Kerygma 4 Kids; Single Again Conference; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross according to the method of Saint Francis.

We adore you O’ Christ and we praise you.

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Mission Matters: Mar. 7, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Catholic Men’s Conference; Evangelization training camp; Resource spotlight – ChristLife; Maryland March for Life; RCIA article; Hospitality Training; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

Lent and Pope Francis

And just like that, Lent is upon us! If you’re looking for some suggestions for how to live this Lent, Kevin Cotter from FOCUS selected some tips from Pope Francis. Maybe some (or all) of these will help direct your Lenten practices this year.

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Mission Matters: Feb. 28, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”; Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat; Resource spotlight – Amazing Parish; Annapolis Update on PAS; V Encuentro; Middle School Ministry Day; Lenten resources; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more

Called to be Stretched

This post corresponds to the Mission Priority “Encounter”

Have you ever heard this definition of insanity? In·san·i·ty: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

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Mission Matters: Feb. 21, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: MAC fruits; Sharing meditations for Lent; Resource spotlight – Vocation VBS; Adult faith formation speaker; CRS Rice Bowl; plus this Thursday’s blog post. Read more