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12/2/17 3:40 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Margaret McHale



Is there some part of you seeking an escape from the stress of a lengthy Christmas to-do list and the prattling advertisements that saturate the airwaves long before December? Are you distracted, perhaps even burdened, by how upbeat everyone is expected to be during this “most wonderful time of the year”? It’s all too much,...


12/2/17 3:31 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Gina Ciliberto


This Saturday, December 2nd, we hosted a large tag sale at The Mariandale Center. Our tables at Mariandale were covered: we had dishes, decorations, and knick-knacks for sale galore. Yet, in such a season of abundance, we yearn to simplify our lifestyles to better connect with those around us and God.


11/22/17 6:59 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Gina Ciliberto



It's no secret that many of us are fearing conversation this Thanksgiving. In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour poll, six in 10 Americans said they dread political talk at the Thanksgiving table. Four in 10 say Trump is the most likely spark for a dinner-time fight, six times the nearest rival, according to SurveyMonkey. 


The answer...


10/21/17 4:14 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Sister Connie Koch



The Word of God is ever ancient and ever new!  I’m sometimes surprised and often consoled when reflecting on the daily and Sunday scriptures in the liturgical year to find that the Word of God seems to speak directly to our current life experiences.  Perhaps this is God’s way of getting our attention in a world cluttered...


9/21/17 5:18 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Gina Ciliberto



It feels like an International Day of Peace has never been more welcome. There's no shortage of bad news, devastation, and natural disasters in our world. And, while we have been fervently praying all along, we're taking this opportunity to direct our energy and prayers toward global peace. The truth is: we're yearning for...


9/7/17 10:42 PM

0 Comments / Posted by Linda Lazarus



This week’s Gospel from Matthew holds a valuable treasure for how to successfully deal with the conflicts, hurts, and separations we experience in our relationships. No one has escaped the pain, frustration, or anger of feeling we have been wronged by another’s words or actions.



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