You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

Fall 2017 - Volume 70

For the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls, for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children, for the fall harvest which that brings us gratitude for the bounty of our land, for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.

Spring 2017 - Volume 69

Springtime means renewal for the earth around us; Eastertime means renewal for our faith in Christ (do you ever wonder why we renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday?), renewal in order to meet the challenges of living out our faith in Christ as members of the Catholic Church. And one of the challenges we face these days are the numbers of Catholics who, for all sorts of reasons, abandon their connection with the Church.

Winter 2017 - Volume 68

There is an ambivalence about winter which offers an interesting sort of wisdom. Winter in our neck of the woods brings a lot of darkness, cold and barrenness for much, if not most, of the season, but, by contrast, it can also give us unexpected revelations of light and warmth and fruit-fullness. And our faith can help us make the most of this ambivalent experience.

Fall 2016 - Volume 67

“Families need constantly to grow and mature in their ability to love. This is a never-ending vocation born of the full communion of the Trinity, the profound unity between Christ and his church, the loving community that is the Holy Family of Nazareth and the pure fraternity existing among the saint ins heaven.”

Spring 2016 - Volume 66

Not only are we creatures of habit, we’re also creatures of convenience. And yet, how does that affect our relationship with our local parishes?

Winter 2016 - Volume 65

We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience.And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts.

Romans 5:3-5

Fall 2015 - Volume 64

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Matthew 6:6

Spring 2015 - Volume 63

In honor of Mary during the month of May:

My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to Thee, and to show my devotion to Thee, I consecrate to

Thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore

good Mother as I am thine own, keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession. Amen.

“An Indulgence of 500 days”

Winter 2015 - Volume 62

The LORD is kind and shows mercy. He does not become angry quickly but is full of love. The LORD is good to everyone; he is merciful to all he has made.

Psalm 145:8-9

Spring 2014 - Volume 61

In honor of Mary during the month of May:

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and tender Mother of all people, I consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart, and recommend to you my family, my country, and the whole human race. Please accept my consecration, dearest Mother, and use me as you wish, to accomplish your designs upon the world. O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth, rule over me, and teach me how to allow the Heart of Jesus to rule and triumph in me and around me, as it has ruled and triumphed in you. Amen.

Winter 2014 - Volume 60

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, Easter Vigil on April 19, 2014. Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, If there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, Think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

Fall 2013 - Volume 59

The Call of the First Disciples. As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-20

Spring 2013 - Volume 58

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil and may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.