Family of the Day

I’m reminded of a song that goes “But it’s the little things that make a difference; It’s the little things that show love; It’s the little things. A simple cup of water that can change the world, That can save our sons and daughters” (Little Things by JJ Heller). It is the small things that make a difference in our communities and parish families! … More Family of the Day

Listening in Prayer

Wrapping up our week about listening with “Listening in Prayer.” The most important listening we do … where we are understood as we listen to the Lord and He listens to us. Don’t skip this post because “you’re prayer life is good” … this podcast episode is fantastic and prayer is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you do in your ministry!! … More Listening in Prayer

The Eucharist: Source and Summit

I can’t remember when I learned that the bread and wine actually became the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. I don’t know if there’s been a time when I haven’t believed that, to be honest. That could be because I grew up in a parish school that focused on teaching us the importance of the Mass and provided regular Eucharistic Adoration. It was a teaching that “stuck” for me. … More The Eucharist: Source and Summit

Time for Prayer

I don’t know if St. Francis de Sales really said this, but a wise youth minister told me once: “You should be making a holy hour every day – and if you don’t have time because you’re too busy – then you should make two.” I’ve also heard “Don’t get too busy doing the Lord’s work that you forget about the Lord.” … More Time for Prayer