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Preparing for June 1

May 11, 2021
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Bishop McKnight has issued a decree dated May 7 and going into effect June 1 regarding the next phase in our Church’s response to the pandemic. From June 1 on,…

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Peace is My Farewell to You

May 9, 2021
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The gospel readings from John during these final weeks of the Easter Season are so powerful.  The beauty and goodness of Christ bidding farewell to his friends is in such stark…

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Indulgences – The Year of St. Joseph (With a Father’s Heart)

May 5, 2021

So, what is this practice of offering indulgences through prayer and penance and what is needed to receive them? We have all probably heard of indulgences but what exactly are…

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Accipe signaculum doni Spiritus Sancti – Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit!

May 2, 2021

On Thursday, 22 April 2021, Our Lady of the Lake was truly Blessed with welcoming 27 young men of women being Confirmed into full completion of their Sacraments of Initiation…

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Marian Marathon of Prayer

April 30, 2021

The month of May calls us to turn our attention to the Blessed Virgin so that we may grow in our appreciation of her service to the Gospel in bringing…

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Feeling “groovy” Through Daily Prayer

April 19, 2021

I was listening to Monsignor’s homily on Easter Sunday.  Monsignor indicated that he was told on numerous occasions Happy Easter!  He indicated that with the Tridium, the Passion, with it…

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Creating a Safe Environment for Children and Vulnerable Adults

April 16, 2021
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One of the most valuable things ever said to me by a spiritual director was, “By the penance of practice, you will be saved.”   It’s a long story, but simply…

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Road to Emmaus

April 8, 2021

Have you ever had an encounter where you are talking in public, perhaps over lunch or just walking down the street with your spouse or a good friend just talking?…

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3-26-2021 Stations of the Cross

March 26, 2021

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Sorrows), is a devotion that reflects on Jesus’…

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The Annunciation – Blessed Virgin Mary’s Yes!

March 26, 2021

The Nicene Creed is the formal presentation of the chief doctrines of our Catholic Faith.  It was formulated by the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. and is used…

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