Category Archives: Father’s Messages

Thought from the Synod on the family

“‘During the prayer vigil held in St Peter’s Square on 4 October 2014 in preparation for the Synod on the family, Pope Francis evoked the centrality of the experience of family in all lives, in a simple and concrete manner: … Continue reading

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Reflection by Pope Francis on the Gospel Oct 12

Pope Francis said “There are many who are invited, but something surprising happens. None of those chosen decides to go to the celebration. They have other things to do. Moreover, some show indifference and even annoyance…God is good to us. … Continue reading

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Reflection on Gospel of Day Oct 11 ‘The Key”

When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said: “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. But he knew their … Continue reading

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Fr Stefan reflects on the state of marriage and divorce synod of marriage

I was ordained on May 18, 1996. I remember going to my first parish. There were 4 priests in the parish at that time. One priest was an elderly pastor, and the other was a resident priest. The two vicars … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Originally posted on "Let the Fire Fall":
October is the month of the rosary. My devotion to the rosary began when I was a junior at Gannnon University. In Jan 1991 I went to Franciscan University for a…

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reflection on Gospel Oct 3 God and history

Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Guardian angels

Pope Francis wrote, “Ask yourself this question today: How is my relationship with my guardian angel? Do I listen to him? Do I say good morning to him in the morning? Do I ask him: Watch over me when I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Charisms and Community

Pope  Francis wrote, ” In ordinary language, when there is talk of a “charism,” it is often understood as a talent, as a natural ability. So, in face of a particularly brilliant and moving person, it is usually said: “He is … Continue reading

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here is something cool , being led by the Spirit

A friend of mine just got back from Rome. She went to Rome because she felt led to go by the Holy Spirit. Pope Francis gathered people from over over the world to talk about the letter, ‘Joy of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts from ‘Tools for rebuilding’ Is Your Church Growing?

In the book, ‘Tools for rebuilding’ Michael White and Tom Corcoran give this interesting bit of information, “Out of 325,000 churches in the United States, only 15,000 are growing churches. That’s is less than 5 percent. An even smaller percentage … Continue reading

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