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Family Matters: Living a balanced life

April 29, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
As a wife, mother, sister daughter, etc., I play many roles every day. I refer to this as my “juggling act.” Are you a juggler, too? Jugglers need a fine sense of balance. How does one achieve such balance?

4th Reflection on Eucharistic Prayers: We ourselves are offered up

“The Eucharist: The Gift That Keeps on Giving … and giving, and giving.”
By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
This is my fourth reflection on the Eucharistic Prayers. During this year devoted to the Eucharistic Revival, I am reflecting on the words that we hear in the Eucharistic Prayers when we celebrate Mass.

Loss and Grief

April 23, 2024

An Assembling God’s Puzzle video
By Fr. Garry Richmeier
I like to compare grieving to composting. A person piles up stuff that is useless for growing things, like leaves and table scraps, “works” them, and eventually they turn into rich soil from which new life can sprout. Grieving follows a similar process.

Cooking & Spirituality: Greek Salad in a Jar

April 22, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
This is a great make-ahead recipe and a great to-go meal. Serve with a crusty baguette or crunchy bread sticks and you have a full, fresh, healthy meal.

PB Renewal Center hears from Native American Story Table

April 21, 2024

By Dennis Coday
Clay Countians for Inclusion (CC4I) hosted a Story Table at Precious Blood Renewal Center April 20 that featured speakers from local Native American nations.

April Taize: Celebrating Easter Joy

April 5, 2024

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Welcome to our first Taize Service during this 2024 Easter Season! How do we sustain our Easter joy through the 50 days of the Easter season? Can we keep the glorias and bells ringing?

Dealing with Authority

April 4, 2024

By Fr. Garry Richmeier
Each of us have a “default setting” when it comes to dealing with authority, whether it is the legal system, our church, our boss or our parents. Better understanding our “default setting” helps us adjust our response to authority for better outcomes.

Family Matters: Restoring Family Relationships

April 2, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
Family relationships can be tough to navigate sometimes. When expectations go unmet, we get angry, upset, resentful and more. This can strain relationships. The good news is that relationships don’t have to remain in broken conditions. They can be restored; they can be made new again.

3rd Reflection on the Eucharistic Prayers: Instruments of God’s Peace

March 29, 2024

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
This is my third reflection on the Eucharistic Prayers. During this year devoted to the Eucharistic Revival, Today, I am reflecting on the Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation-II. Allow ourselves to be drawn more deeply into the love of God for us.

Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua)

March 27, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
Easter bread is a fun bread. It’s a fun bread to make with your children, with your family, with neighbors and friends. The tradition of Easter bread dates back centuries and comes from many parts of the world.

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