Connecting Point: August 6, 2017

March 12 Connecting Point

Changes can be small or immense.  They can be transforming, or in the case of Jesus today, transfiguring.  His face shone with a glow that could only come from God.  That is how it feels to change your life.  It …

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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 …

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Connecting Point: April 2, 2017

April 2 Connecting Point

None of us can live fully without hope.  Daily, we encounter people who are lacking in hope.
They need an encouraging word, a smile, a listening ear, the promise of a prayer.
The simple assurance that someone cares, and that …

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Connecting Point: March 26, 2017

March 26 Connecting Point

How often do we enter a dark room and automatically reach for the “light switch”?

We take for granted that the lights will come on, but what would we do without the light? Our initial reaction may be disorientation, even …

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Connecting Point: March 19, 2017

Make time to listen to what God may be saying to you this week.

Once asked by the person in the Correctional Facility: “how would you be kind for someone who hurt you and treat you like the enemy?” I was not able to give him my definite reply but engaged him in a …

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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 …

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Bible Study: Second Sunday of Lent

Did you discover the harmony of the three voices in last week’s readings?  The theme this week is covenant, but especially explained in the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus.  The Second Sunday of Lent is always dedicated to …

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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 …

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Settings: A Lenten Reflection (part 2)

In the great story of God’s interjection into the human condition, the drama of human life, the story we understand as Sacred Scripture, the true protagonist, the ONLY “good guy” that could actually defeat the antagonist (the Evil One) was …

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Bible Study: First Sunday of Lent

The Readings we hear during the Sundays of Lent sound like fine music sung in harmony.  Imagine hearing three singers who blend perfectly and leave you listening in awe.  Harmony is music to ears in the Sunday readings.

The theme …

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“Settings”: A Lenten Reflection

If you have ever taken an English Literature class, you would be familiar with the idea of “SETTING”. For an author, the story takes place within a context created by the author. In every story, there is some time period …

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Lost and Found

Through the years, people have left a variety of things in the building. From watches, earrings and cell phones to baby bottles and gloves (a lot of them). When found, they were placed in a cardboard box in the Usher’s …

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Security Update

An update as to what we are doing to keep our facility as secure and safe as possible: Representatives from the Macomb Township Fire Department have been here and reviewed our fire evacuation plans and natural disaster plans. They have …

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Connect – Reach – Build

Dear St. Isidore Family,

The words above say all about where we would like to go as a parish family. Our parish will celebrate its 60th Anniversary next June. It is a rich history of growth, traditions, and challenges. From …

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Liturgical Matters: Planning Music for a Diverse Assembly

Music planning for our St. Isidore parish community involves first a study of the scripture readings for the particular season of the liturgical year. In planning music for liturgy, we incorporate a range of selections including familiar and traditional musical …

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Bringing the Word to the Community – October 2016

A few weeks ago we celebrated more than a year’s effort in determining how we intend to bring the Word to the community. We spent many hours developing a consistent look for our parish and the meaning behind that look …

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