Meditations

Loss and Grief

April 17, 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.

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.

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.

Catastrophizing: When the worst scenario is the only scenario

March 21, 2024

By Fr. Garry Richmeier
When we allow worry to overtake us and an the only future we can imagine for ourselves is the worst case scenario, we’ve fallen into the trap known as “catastrophizing.” Catastrophizing comes with a high price for our mental and physical health.

Spinach and Fontina Cheese Casserole

March 20, 2024

By Lucia Ferrara
No one will be able to resist this dishes’ toasty cheesy topping, crunchy bottom layer and the fluffy, eggy center. The spinach, peas and scallions make me think of spring.

March Taize: Refocusing Our Lives

March 7, 2024

We are midway through the Season of Lent. Perhaps it is time to recommit ourselves to our Ash Wednesday promises.

How to Avoid Black or White Thinking

March 6, 2024

An Assembling God’s Puzzle video
By Fr. Garry Richmeier
We like black and white explanations of reality because they make things simple. That kind of thinking, though, causes problems, because the world has a lot more gray in it than black or white.

Reflecting on the Eucharistic Prayers: Church and Unity

February 27, 2024

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
This is my second 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.

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