What’s Your Beam?

A couple months ago I was cooking some chili for dinner. I’m not the best cook and I’ll admit, chopping onions was difficult, but cooking with instructions is pretty simple. About 15 minutes into preparing the chili I started getting this uncomfortable feeling in my...

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11). Jesus often used parables and imagery to explain difficult concepts to his disciples, and what better image for our faith than the Good Shepherd? St. Francis parish...

How People Drift Away From Our Church

Meet Susan. Susan is a 75 year old widower who’s considered herself Catholic her whole life, even though her and her husband stopped attending church twenty years ago. Last year after the death of her husband a friend invited her to attend a weekend retreat called...

It Starts At Home

Working in youth ministry for the past few years has been an eye-opening and amazing experience. It’s been beautiful to see the work that goes into a youth night, summer event, the spiritual growth in one of our youth, or the “complete 180” someone has in their...