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  • Luigi(@u2Loud) posted an update in the group Group logo of Give Thanks To GodGive Thanks To God 52 minutes ago

    Thank God, I was able to get my glasses frames replaced. YEAH!

  • Barbara McGovern posted an update in the group Group logo of Funny StuffFunny Stuff 3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    A little Homily humor for Fr Craig

  • Thanks be to God for all that is good, pure and holy.

  • Feeling grouchy this morning? Here’s something better than a cup of coffee to cheer you up. Meet Brook, Beau and Bailey.

  • Please join me in praying this chaplet every day in reparation for all abuses of the Blessed Sacrament.
    This chaplet can be prayed at any time during the day.
    Prayers I Love: Chaplet Of The Adorable Sacrament
    http://prayers-i-love.blogspot.com/2016/03/chaplet-of-adorable-sacrament.html

  • Are we living …

  • USCCB REFLECTION

  • HOPE FOR EVERY MARRIAGE

    “They answered, ‘Moses permitted divorce and the writing of a decree of divorce.’ But Jesus told them: ‘He wrote that commandment for you because of your stubbornness.’ ” —Mark 10:4-5

    Jesus related divorce to stubbornness. Stubbornness in this context could be sin, pride, selfishness, refusal to repent, unforgiveness, contraception, lust, bitterness, resentment, prayerlessness, isolation, etc.
    When Jesus prohibited divorce, He implied that married couples need no longer be oppressed by stubbornness. The name of Jesus is above stubbornness, sin, pride, etc. (see Phil 2:9) Jesus has set us free from the stubbornness of sin. Married couples can be united in love and reconciled, if they will put their marriages in the hands of Jesus. Jesus can reconcile, heal, and renew even the worst marriage. Jesus is the only Hope for married couples, and the only Hope they need.
    If possible, join hands with your spouse; don’t be stubborn; pray together; give your life and marriage to Jesus now.

    Prayer: Father, may all the married people reading this pray daily with their spouses.
    Promise: “Lead me in the path of Your commands, for in it I delight.” —Ps 119:35
    Praise: Although divorced, John and Maria reconciled and re-married, this time including God…[Read more]

  • My soul, rejoice in the Lord!

    and drink your wine with a glad heart;Come, eat your bread with joy
    for what you do, God has approved beforehand.
    This exhortation of Ecclesiastes is very proper if you take its words in their ordinary everyday sense. If we embrace a simple rule of life and let our beliefs be inspired by a sincere faith in God, we should eat our bread with joy and drink our wine with a glad heart. We should not fall into slanderous speech or devote ourselves to devious stratagems; rather, we should direct our thoughts on straight paths and (as far as is practicable) help the poor and destitute with compassion and generosity – that is, dedicate ourselves to the activities that please God himself.
    But the same text can be given a spiritual meaning that leads us to higher thoughts. It speaks of the heavenly and mystical bread, which has come down from heaven, bringing life to the world, and to drink a spiritual wine with a cheerful heart, that wine which flowed from the side of the True Vine at the moment of his saving passion. Of this, the Gospel of our salvation says: When Jesus had taken bread and blessed it, he said to his holy disciples and apostles, Take, eat; this is my body which is being broken for you for the forgiveness of sins. In the same way he t…[Read more]

  • Cary Molyneux posted an update in the group Group logo of Catholic AppsCatholic Apps 20 hours, 57 minutes ago

    One week left, can you get ready in time to have the BEST LENT EVER?

    Make This Year Your Best Lent Ever

  • I\’m thankful that I can publish my writings online, which gives me full creative control.

  • “Andy Sandness wasn’t born looking like that. He’s lived with the consequences of a ‘wrong choice’ for more than a decade.

    “Agreeing to get Mayo Clinic’s first face transplant won’t undo his decision. But now he has a second chance for a normal life….”

    Face Transplant at Mayo

  • Luigi(@u2Loud) posted an update in the group Group logo of Prayer WallPrayer Wall 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Prayers for 13yr old Teresa Johnston, who is in hospital after a 60ft. tree fell on her, on her way to walk neighbors dog.

  • Luigi(@u2Loud) posted an update in the group Group logo of Give Thanks To GodGive Thanks To God 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Thankful for a beautiful day, today

  • Fr. Joseph’s homily for Thursday, February 23.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 day, 11 hours ago

    a Vatican II Peritus describes the Destruction of the Traditional #latin Mass/ #TLM “…You can understand my astonishment when I found that the final edition of the new Roman Missal in many ways did not correspond to the Conciliar texts that I knew so well, and that it contained much that broadened, changed or even was directly contrary to the Council’s provisions…The Church and the liturgy grow and develop together, but always in such a way that the earthly is organized around the heavenly…It is not surprising, therefore, that every heretical offshoot from the Catholic Church featured a liturgical revolution, as is most clearly recognized in the case of the Protestants and the Anglicans; while the reforms effected by the popes, and particularly stimulated by the Council of Trent and carried out by Pope Pius V, through those of Pius X, Pius XII and John XXIII, were no revolutions, but merely insignificant corrections, alignments and enrichments…”
    http://www.latinmassmagazine.com/articles/articles_1999_wi_stickler.html

  • Please join me in praying this chaplet every day in reparation for all abuses of the Blessed Sacrament.
    This chaplet can be prayed at any time during the day.
    Prayers I Love: Chaplet Of The Adorable Sacrament
    http://prayers-i-love.blogspot.com/2016/03/chaplet-of-adorable-sacrament.html

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Recalling return of the Traditional #Latin Mass/ #TLM “February 22, 1992 is a date dear to the hearts of people who love the liturgy of the Roman Rite, one that marked a watershed event in the revival of the Traditional Mass in the practice of the Church. On that day—the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (and Septuagesima Sunday)—Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler walked up the aisle of St Agnes Church in New York City, and celebrated Pontifical Mass from the Throne. The first such event in more than 20 years, it gave hope to the hundreds in the church that day, and to millions worldwide…it was the beginning of a recognition by Church authorities that the traditional rites had a place in the life of modern Catholicism. Though it would be another 15 years before the publication of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, many of us believe the seeds of that decree may have been planted on that Sunday morning…The church was filled to overflowing – and mostly with people in their 20s and 30s…”
    http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2017/02/cardinal-sticklers-mass-in-nyc-25th.html#.WK7Aa28rLcs

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  • Book Review (of our #Lent reading choice; I’ll read this aloud while my wife crochets): “…the impulse to flee where you live – so common in America and much of the developed world today – reflects some deep cultural disturbance. That’s the basic condition Archbishop Charles J. #Chaput confronts in his just published book, ‘Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World’. As the title makes clear, he is, of course, presenting a Catholic response to our general social alienation. At the same time, he plays a bit with the notion of ‘post-Christian.’ In one way, the loss of Biblical foundations in the West lies at the heart of our restlessness and emptiness. We live in, arguably, the freest, wealthiest society the world has ever known. Still, as St. Augustine and many other great figures have noted, things cannot satisfy beings like ourselves, who are made for God. But in another way, Chaput suggests, there is no such thing as ‘post-Christian,’ because the world can never really forget Christ…” https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2017/02/23/life-comes-from-the-archbishop/

    [Read more]

  • Thank you, lord, for another decent night\’s sleep, and the continued healing.

  • Let us be infected…

  • USCCB REFLECTION

  • PASS THE SALT?

    “Everyone will be salted with fire.” —Mark 9:49

    Jesus says that you and I “will be salted with fire” (Mk 9:49). The scriptural uses for salt reveal several possible meanings:
    Salt was used to seal a covenant (2 Chr 13:5; Lv 2:13). We need to continually be sprinkled with the salt of the purifying, refining fire of repentance (Mal 3:2-3) to be faithful to our baptismal covenant with the Lord.
    Incense was “to be salted and so kept pure and sacred” (Ex 30:35). Incense represents our prayers (Rv 5:8; 8:3-4). Our life of prayer must be salted with God’s consuming fire (Heb 12:29) of love to be “kept pure and sacred.”
    “Every…offering that you present to the Lord shall be seasoned with salt” (Lv 2:13). We offer our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Rm 12:1). Physical sacrifices such as fasting and self-denial are like sprinklings of fire which help us to be pure and avoid hell (Mk 9:43ff). This kind of salt purifies and preserves from death (see 2 Kgs 2:21).
    Salt preserves (Tb 6:6) and flavors (Jb 6:6). Paradoxically, a sprinkling of fire, which should destroy us, can actually preserve that in us which is worthy (see 1 Cor 3:12-15).
    “You are the salt of the earth” (Mt 5:13). Get fired up!

    Prayer: Father, don’t just sprinkle me with fire; s…[Read more]

  • A rich and pleasing sacrifice

    From a letter on the martyrdom of
    Saint Polycarp
    [ 69 – 155 A.D. ]
    by the Church of Smyrna

    There and then he was surrounded by the material for the pyre. When they tried to fasten him also with nails, he said: “Leave me as I am. The one who gives me strength to endure the fire will also give me strength to stay quite still on the pyre, even without the precaution of your nails.” So they did not fix him to the pyre with nails but only fastened him instead. Bound as he was, with hands behind his back, he stood like a mighty ram, chosen out for sacrifice from a great flock, a worthy victim made ready to be offered to God.When the pyre was ready, Polycarp took off all his clothes and loosened his under-garment. He made an effort also to remove his shoes, though he had been unaccustomed to this, for the faithful always vied with each other in their haste to touch his body. Even before his martyrdom he had received every mark of honour in tribute to his holiness of life.
    Looking up to heaven, he said: “Lord, almighty God, Father of your beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, through whom we have come to the knowledge of yourself, God of angels, of powers, of all creation, of all the race of saints who live in your sight, I bless you for j…[Read more]

  • I\’m probably willing to trust more than most people. I know that may get me called naive, but I believe trust can do this world a lot of good.

  • Eileen33 posted an update in the group Group logo of Give Thanks To GodGive Thanks To God 1 day, 20 hours ago

    For the gift of our dog, a rescue Greyhound that we received approx 7 years ago, who has been teaching me much within these past 7 weeks… 7 days… 7 hours…
    This dear creature who now (rather suddenly) is dying due to a bone tumor (recently dx\’d) on leg, driving us to love ever more, beyond all limits. Lord, take care.
    Thankful I am for tears not in vain.

  • Eileen33 posted an update in the group Group logo of IT’S ALL ABOUT TRUSTIT’S ALL ABOUT TRUST 1 day, 22 hours ago

    #EWTN …From Mary we learn… #Trust

  • Pierre Broodryk
    Linda
    Mary Noland
    Shaun Griffin
    Remin Mathew
    and
    Guillermo Castillo
    joined the Share-Care-Prayer Club this week.
    Welcome, and God bless you!

  • Thank you, Lord, for my family.

  • ONLY .99

  • Fr. Mitch’s homily for Wednesday, February 22.

  • Rochelle Brown posted an update in the group Group logo of Give Thanks To GodGive Thanks To God 2 days, 9 hours ago

    I\’m thankful for purrs and kitty-kisses.

  • Please join me in praying this chaplet every day in reparation for all abuses of the Blessed Sacrament.
    This chaplet can be prayed at any time during the day.
    Prayers I Love: Chaplet Of The Adorable Sacrament
    http://prayers-i-love.blogspot.com/2016/03/chaplet-of-adorable-sacrament.html

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