THE CRUX OF EASTER AND CATHOLICISM

  Today’s post curtesy of Bishop Robert Barron     HOLY SATURDAY MATTHEW 28:1-10 . Friends, on this Holy Saturday our Gospel we hear St. Matthew’s account of the resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise Read More

Why Should I feel bad?

  Why Should I feel bad? As a mother of a child with same sex attraction I often feel ‘bad and sad’. Sad, full of regrets about my actions in the past; and sad, full of anxieties about my child’s future both in this life and especially for the next. Read More

PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER!

  James 5:16, 19-20 Declare your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may find healing. The fervent petition of a holy man is powerful indeed. My brothers, the case may arise among you of someone straying from the truth, and of another bringing him back. Read More

Remember we ARE God’s servants

  Today’s reflection from Bishop Robert Barron certainly sheds light on the journey for every parent who deals with a loved one with Same-Sex -Attraction.  He really identifies the mission of EnCourage, especially me as a Deacon and others in a similar position, when he tells us that we cannot only Read More

QUALITY OF LOVE

    The above picture encompasses many conversations we have had over the past few years.  As parents we need to continually strive to  reinforce our own spiritual well being through prayer and devotion to God before being able to reach out to help other especially our own children.  Let Read More

LENT WITH BROTHER CASEY

  RESTORING WHAT IS DISORDERED     Pleasure. A delicious meal, a beautiful symphony at the theater, a hot shower after a long day in the cold. With five senses and billions of nerves in the human body, there are an infinite number of ways to experience pleasure from the Read More

HOLY ROSARY FOR ENCOURAGE PARENTS

  I came came across this absolutely wonderful interpretation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary as we pray for those who are burdened with Same-Sex Attraction.  Join us, if you can, in this powerful prayer.     I The Agony in the Garden Oh Jesus, during your agony in Read More

GOD AND MAMMON (DISGUISED AS ANXIETY)

    Jesus knows human nature so well. He knows that the human person can only concentrate on one thing at once. I do not think Jesus would have agreed with the modern notion that multitasking is a virtue! . Jesus isn’t anti-money, but is instead anti-anxiety. St Ignatius would Read More

STRESS AND FAITH

      “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”      ROMANS 12-2

Christmas Message Courtesy of Venerable Fulton Sheen

  MERRY CHRISTMAS  At this time of year when our Savior’s birth promises us yet another brand new start.  May we grow in faith, expand our capacity to love and place our hopes and dreams at the feet of the Holy Spirit.  May this Christmas season renew our commitment to Read More