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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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 …

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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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“ReLent”

Fr. Ron reflects on an excerpt from Exodus and explains why lent may be a good time to relent.…

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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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prayer

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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How Can God’s Light Shine Through You?

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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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Connecting Point: March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017 Connecting Point

 

This week, I decided to do my Connecting Point reflection on video.

Go ahead, watch it!…

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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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Connecting Point: February 19, 2017

To be kind and to forgive others sounds “anemic” to few people. Ending conflict requires much courage, inner strength and maturity, rather than to strike back.  Although striking back is easy for some to return offenses, our kindness has never …

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Connecting Point: February 12, 2017

February 12 Connecting Point

It can be very tempting to share what’s on your mind in the moment. Whether it’s with a friend over coffee, or for the whole world to see on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even in a text, we want our …

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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 …

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Connecting Point: January 22, 2017

Connecting Point Image – January 22

St. Paul reminds proclaims in the second reading that the people should be united in Christ when presented with the news that the people are divided. We must also remain united in our lives. It is easy to build a …

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Immaculate Conception Message

Listen to Fr. Ron’s special message of inspiration for the Immaculate Conception on how God comes to us in our times of need through the people in our lives.

Check it out!…

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Connecting Point: November 27

How do I reflect the light of Gods love?

As we enter this Advent season, we focus on light coming out of the darkness. We live in a country & world that is more divisive than ever. How are you going to be reflect the light and love of …

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How Will You Make Your Faith Visible to Others

Listen to Fr. Ron’s homily from November 13. He talks about how we need to show our faith following a very divisive election no matter who you voted for.…

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“You Can’t Serve Both God and Mammon”

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“Are There Many Who Will Be Saved”

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