Meditations

Git ’er Done!

February 21, 2024

An Assembling God’s Puzzle video
By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
Goals help us to organize our lives in a coherent way. I can’t imagine not having goals. But one of the pieces to life’s puzzle that we have to figure out is how to balance focusing on our goals and living life in the present.

Vegetable Frizzle: A meatless meal for Lent

February 14, 2024

A Cooking & Spirituality Video
By Lucia Ferrara
The perfect meatless meal for Lent, Vegetable Frizzle, is my take on Asian-style stir-fried vegetables. It’s a Ferrara family favorite!

Family Matters: Reconciliation in Families

January 30, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
Reconciling with an estranged family member is tough, but approaching that person with respect, humility and positive communication are steps along that path. Beginning with prayer is a good idea, too.

Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation I

January 29, 2024

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
During this year devoted to the Eucharistic Revival across our nation, I would like to reflect with you on the words that we hear in the Eucharistic Prayers when we celebrate Mass.

“I’m Fine, Really”

January 25, 2024

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
What do you say when someone asks how you are? Chances are, you say “Fine,” regardless of how you are really doing. Why do we do that?

Liberty Community Prayer Walk

January 22, 2024

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2024, leaders from churches in the Liberty area walked and prayed for our neighbors in a variety of locations.

January Taize: Prayer for Christian Unity

January 11, 2024

At the Last Supper, Jesus prayed that all of us would be united in him. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated every year, from January 18-25. We reach across denomination divisions and pray with one another. We will have a local Ecumenical Prayer Service in Liberty Jan. 18. This Taize Service anticipates that prayer.

Making New Year’s Resolutions Work

January 3, 2024

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
How can you prevent resolutions made on January 1 from going by the wayside before February 1? Design a process that keeps alive the good intentions and positive motivation inherent in resolutions as one moves through the slow and challenging process of real change. Here are some ideas.

We know we should cultivate silence in our lives. Why don’t we?

January 2, 2024

Scripture, science and experience tell us that we all should cultivate silence in our lives. If we know this, why do we resist it? If you want “to learn to better wait in silence,” a silent, directed retreat might be what you’re looking for.

Overnight Breakfast Oats

January 1, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
I taking advantage of the new year to make a lifestyle change. My daughter and I found this recipe. We modified it to suit our tastes and our lives and we begin the year with a very simple, very nutritious and very yummy meal.

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