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Sunday of the Word of God

January 19, 2024

A couple weeks ago, Fr. Joe shared a summary, written by Fr. Dan Merz, of a survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) concerning Eucharistic…

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St John the Evangelist Chapel August 1, 2023 – January 10, 2024

January 12, 2024

As you are aware, the bell tower at the church of St John the Evangelist was struck by lightning in the early morning of August 1, 2023, resulting in a…

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Is Belief in the Real Presence as Low as We’ve Been Told?

January 5, 2024

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing on the scriptural references to the Eucharist and its centrality to our faith. Recently, the Center for the applied research of…

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The Eucharist, Part III – The greatest gift given

December 28, 2023

To begin this article, it is important to share one more Old Testament Bible story. Remember when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt? The way in which The Lord God…

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The Eucharist Part II – Preparing for the Great gift in the Bible

December 22, 2023

When Adam and Eve sinned, the Lord God wasted no time beginning to repair the relationships between Adam and Eve as individuals; Adam and Eve as a couple; the couple…

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The Eucharist in This Time of National Eucharistic Revival

December 15, 2023

I am sure, by now, you are aware, our diocese is transforming itself to grow deeper with Jesus Christ through all of us understanding what it means to be a…

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Grateful Living, the Joy of Stewardship – Make a Commitment

December 8, 2023

We have come to the last chapter of our study book on stewardship; we have not come to the end of learning about and integrating stewardship into our personal way…

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Grateful Living, the Joy of Stewardship – Be Grateful, Live Generously

December 1, 2023

Shortly after ordination to priesthood, a friend said to me, “you know this tithing of ten percent is not about giving ten percent to God, it is about keeping 90…

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Grateful Living, the Joy of Stewardship – Take Your Place

November 22, 2023

This session more than others make me think of some of my favorite Catholic Hymns that somehow also reflect stewardship. One of the classics from my grade school and high…

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Grateful Living: the Joy of Stewardship – How Do You Steward Creation?

November 17, 2023

We have been living stewardship for a long time in the Diocese of Jefferson City. In the past five years or so, Bishop McKnight and the stewardship office invited us…

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