Connecting Point, March 25, 2018

“Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”

In these troubled times, it is not difficult to encounter someone who is weary.  But do we always see them?

The weary ones are all around us…at work, in school, at the market, on the street corner, …

Living Stations of the Cross Good Friday Presentation

“A powerful experience from a Disciple’s perspective.”

Teen Actors needed to portray the Disciples and other significant roles.

No experience necessary.  No lines to memorize.

Each station is portrayed in still-life with readings, prayers and musical underscore.

Rehearsals begin Saturday, …

Connecting Point : February 11, 2018

February 11 Connecting Point Image
How can I reach out to people I normally avoid?
The major issue is that we avoid people at all. 
Jesus ate with tax collectors, accepted water and shared hope with an adulteress among others. He made connections with the

Connecting Point: December 31, 2017

December 31 Connecting Point Image

Without Jesus, there would be no Christmas.
Where would we be without Christmas?
More importantly, where would we be without Jesus?
Our families are not perfect.
Although Christmas is supposed to be one of the most joyful times of the …

Teen Music Ministry Ensemble

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • *NO Rehearsal Nov 2
  • Rehearsal November 9 at 7:30pm
  • *Rehearsal MONDAY, November 13 at 7:30pm
  • *Rehearsal WEDNESDAY, November 22 at 1:00 pm (no school/day before Thanksgiving)
  • 9:30 Mass on Sunday, November 26 (call time 8:45am)
  • *NO Rehearsal

Connecting Point: October 8, 2017

October 8 Connecting Point

Do we allow the things of the earth to dwell in us more deeply than our awareness of Christ dwelling in us and God’s plan for our lives?

The responsibilities of life control most of our daily schedules. Priorities are …

“The Case for Mass” Part 1

Connecting Point – June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017 Connecting Point

It’s cloudy this June 9, 2017 Michigan morning, yet the birds know and I know the sun has risen.

I write this reflection in consideration of the many blessings we will be celebrating this evening:

60 Years of sharing our …

Connecting Point: May 21, 2017

May 21 Connecting Point

How can I glorify God in the bad times as well as in the good times?

Our connecting point for this week is a tall order!

Enduring illness or tragedy or extreme conflict in life can oftentimes cause us to …

Holy Week Fatihfulness

Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) wrote:

“The passion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the hope of glory and a lesson in patience… He loved us so much that, sinless himself, he suffered for us sinners the punishment …

Connecting Point: April 9, 2017

April 9 connecting point

Why should we make time to join the Community in prayer?

Many of us have heard a friend or relative say, “I don’t go to church much anymore because I don’t get much out of it and I can pray …


For the next three Sundays of Lent, the Church throughout the world will pray the “Scrutinies” for hundreds of thousands of catechumens; individuals preparing for the Easter sacraments.            In this ancient prayer, we include a prayer for the Lord to …

Thoughts on the Transfiguration

Man at prayer with light

We all have desire to be light to others, to be kind, compassionate and gentle.  Yet, that desire can often be too easily squelched by moments when we react out of anger, frustration, fear and negativity.

Our inherently narcissistic self …

Connecting Point: February 26, 2017

How can I be more generous by providing for others?

Generosity is not something that we can only consider when we reach that certain benchmark or higher level of income.

Providing for others doesn’t need to be dependent on our financial means.

We can look for ways to be more …

Connecting Point: January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 Connecting Point

How can I be more generous with my love?
We are all loving people God created us with love, in love and for love. Unfortunately, there are times when our humanity gets in the way of sharing that love freely …