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Praying like Jesus

Here are the four most common stumbling blocks to prayer, in my experience: 1) We don’t know how to pray. 2) We run out of things to say. Dr. Tim Gray shares a story of how, when he was a teenager, he could pray on retreat and at the youth group, but, on his own, he didn’t know what to do. He wanted to hear God speak, but heard nothing. He would ask God to help Him with this or that, but, after that, he had nothing left to say. 3) Many people have asked, “How do we know when we’re talking to God or when we’re talking to ourselves?” 4) We get nothing out of it.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 28


 
Why we pray?

You have five seconds to answer the following question, one that people sometimes ask us, and will help our Sabbath Summer rest. If we don’t have a good answer, people won’t be convinced, and it’ll expose a weakness in us. The question is: Why do you pray?
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 21


 
Healing While Resting

Let me explain more deeply why, as a parish family, we’ve just started a season called. Not only do we need to rest, but, after being here for five years as your priest, I see many of us, including me, continuing to have the same problems.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 14


 
We Become What We Celebrate

Here are a few questions that will guide us throughout the summer: 1) What are your needs? God speaks through our legitimate needs. 2) What would make this summer the most restful one ever for you? 3) How much sleep do you need? Sleep isn’t always laziness. God wants us to rest. 4) How’s your prayer? Do you give God enough time or do you cheat Him, meaning not giving the One we love the time we could and should? 5) What gives you true enjoyment?
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 7


 
Commitment Gives Freedom

I once found this hilarious video on YouTube, and then sent it to this guy I know. I talked to him later that day, and asked, “Did you watch the video?” He replied, “Nope, I don’t watch videos during work.” I was humbled. I thought I was a disciplined person, but this guy is more disciplined. No wonder he’s such an amazing person and leader.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 30


 
Eucharistic culture

A few months ago, there were two tragic pieces of news: 1) Someone was selling the Eucharist online. The screen shot [Photo] says, “Real Catholic Hosts, consecrated by a priest!!! 9 pieces * * *!! Made in Germany! Black Mass Magic Satanism”. The seller alleges that he was given the Hosts by a priest involved in the Satanic underground—this isn’t verified but wouldn’t surprise me because the Church in Germany is beyond a mess.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 23


 
Stories strengthen souls

Two weeks ago during Mass, we talked about devout conversations, where we ask questions of substance to give people an opportunity to share what God is doing in their lives—an act of love .
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 2


 
5 Types of Questions That Help Us Pay Attention to God

How many real friends do we have? Do we know? “Here is a simple litmus test of whether or not you have any friends. Think of the most difficult struggle you are going through at this time… it could be something physical, spiritual, or psychological… The question… is: Whom have you told? Have you shared this with anyone? Friends share their struggles and receive support”
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 19


 
Want to Help People You Love to Grow? Here Are 4 Ways

All of us have people in our lives that we want to change, right? Parents, you pray for your children that they grow and improve their behaviour.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 12


 
Sacrificial Love

A friend once was talking to me and started crying because he admitted that he didn’t love his parents enough. They had written him a letter expressing how much they loved him and about the good they saw in him. He said they always loved him even though he treated them so badly.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 5


 
Dealing with shame

Fr. Mike Schmitz tells a story he heard about a village in Africa. In the midst of war, enemies of the village would capture women of all ages, then sexually assault and rape them, and then send them back to the village shamed. Imagine how these women felt.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 28


 
A Joy No One Can Steal

Happy Easter, brothers and sisters! And a special welcome to all of our guests!
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 21


 
Jesus gave everything

In the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Centre, Robert Small worked on the 72nd floor of the South Tower. He was tasked with helping people walk down the extremely long staircases after the planes had hit.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 14


 
Judging is Wrong, Sometimes it’s Right

Two stories: First, aboard the papal plane in 2013, Pope Francis said, in reference to the gay lobby in the Vatican, “You must distinguish between the fact of a person being gay and the fact of someone forming a lobby, because not all lobbies are good. This one is not good. If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 7