Catholic Way of Life: Lively Faith

“One will be taken, one will be left”

The Office of Stewardship"Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left.  Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left." Matthew 24:41-42 We enter the new liturgical year and celebrate the first week of...

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Single tasking is better than multitasking

The Office of Stewardship"Single-tasking is the opposite of multitasking, and it’s better in virtually every way." Chris Bailey, A Life of Productivity Father began his homily this past week by retelling his experience watching other drivers.  There were drivers...

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May the Souls of the Faithful Departed . . .

The Office of Stewardship"Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace." Traditional Catholic Prayer This past Saturday I had the privilege of...

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The 99 Experience

The Office of Stewardship"Without love, we are not really living; we are merely breathing." The 99 Handbook Mark Hart & Joel Stepanek Ascension Press has released a new resource for parishes called "The 99 Experience."  I was intrigued after hearing Mark Hart...

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Humility: the basis for the Spiritual Life

The Office of Stewardship"We all know that the 'divine glory of the ego' is socially a great nuisance; we all do actually value our friends for modesty, freshness, and simplicity of heart.  Whatever may be the reason, we all do warmly respect humility -- in other...

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All Scripture is Inspired and Useful

The Office of Stewardship"Our parish offers Scripture Study on a weekly basis." Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish Lively Faith: Study Today I wrote: In this Sunday's reading from the Second Letter of Timothy, St. Paul reminds us of the importance of the...

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The Rosary is A Powerful Weapon

The Office of Stewardship"Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today." St. Padre Pio Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed hearing from many people who have shared their thoughts on Summit 2019.  The...

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Summit Prayer

The Office of Stewardship Summit 2019, held on Saturday, September 28th was such a gift to our Diocese!  The day, filled with fellowship, food, prayer and the wise counsel and insight of our keynote speaker, Fr. John Riccardo, touched the hearts of many of the...

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“Pray Always”

The Office of Stewardship"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thess. 5:18  I have always felt, as a parent and as a catechist, that teaching prayers is much easier than teaching someone to pray.  On one hand, the development of a relationship between two people is not...

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Living Under the Two Standards

The Office of Stewardship"Jesus said to his disciples, 'The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.'" Matthew 13:44-45 Today is the Feast of St....

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Who is My Neighbor?

The Office of Stewardship"But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'" Luke 10:29 This Sunday's Gospel we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan.  It begins with the question of a scholar of the law, "Teacher what must I do to...

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Jesus, hidden, but present

The Office of Stewardship"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."John 14:27On Monday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist.  St. John the Baptist...

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Stewardship in the Year of the Eucharist

The Office of Stewardship"I have called a Holy Year of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rapid City."Bishop Robert Gruss, Proclamation of the Year of the Eucharist In a little over a week, we will enter into the Year of the Eucharist.  It is an exciting time for the...

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So Many Choices

The Office of StewardshipSo Many Choices!Modern American culture offers us more choices on how to spend our time than in any time in the history of humankind.  In many ways, these opportunities are  blessings; but the sheer number of opportunities also poses...

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