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Prayer

Lord, when life becomes hectic, let me stop to remember that I am important. Let me have a grateful heart for all that has been created for me. Thank you for the busyness of my days, and give me the wisdom and patience to carve out time and space for those in need of me. Amen.


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God’s Care

The school year, for me, has started out like a sprint.  Every day feels like it’s nonstop.  It is from this context that I read today’s reading from the book of Job.  What struck me most was this idea of God’s “to-do” list.  There are mornings to arrange, the seas to move, and storms to schedule.  Can you imagine how stressful that job would be?  God keeps track of the whole of creation…and I thought my job was busy!

And yet, amidst everything going on, God takes a moment to talk to one individual.  God carved out a moment in space and time for this seemingly insignificant creature.  This is the depth to which we matter in creation.  We are not treated as an afterthought.  We are given time and space and attention, when any number of things in the universe could take priority.  It has to make you feel special.

Today, try to not let the busyness of your life get in the way of what is important.

-Mr. Scott Schoonover teaches theater tech at St. Louis U. High. 


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St. Jerome

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and it is dyed like a garment.
Light is withheld from the wicked,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
    and where is the place of darkness,
 that you may take it to its territory
    and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then,
    and the number of your days is great!

Then Job answered the Lord:

“See, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
    I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
    twice, but will proceed no further.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.


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September 30, 2016

St. Jerome

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and it is dyed like a garment.
Light is withheld from the wicked,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
    and where is the place of darkness,
 that you may take it to its territory
    and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then,
    and the number of your days is great!

Then Job answered the Lord:

“See, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
    I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
    twice, but will proceed no further.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

God’s Care

The school year, for me, has started out like a sprint.  Every day feels like it’s nonstop.  It is from this context that I read today’s reading from the book of Job.  What struck me most was this idea of God’s “to-do” list.  There are mornings to arrange, the seas to move, and storms to schedule.  Can you imagine how stressful that job would be?  God keeps track of the whole of creation…and I thought my job was busy!

And yet, amidst everything going on, God takes a moment to talk to one individual.  God carved out a moment in space and time for this seemingly insignificant creature.  This is the depth to which we matter in creation.  We are not treated as an afterthought.  We are given time and space and attention, when any number of things in the universe could take priority.  It has to make you feel special.

Today, try to not let the busyness of your life get in the way of what is important.

-Mr. Scott Schoonover teaches theater tech at St. Louis U. High. 

Prayer

Lord, when life becomes hectic, let me stop to remember that I am important. Let me have a grateful heart for all that has been created for me. Thank you for the busyness of my days, and give me the wisdom and patience to carve out time and space for those in need of me. Amen.

 


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Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to see not only what I have done for you, and what I am doing for you, but to see what more I can do for you. Amen.

 

 

 

 


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The More, the Most

A favorite fresco is that of St. Jerome by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the church of Ognissanti in Florence, Italy. It’s an elaborate renaissance (1480) depiction of Jerome that tells you he was a doctor of the church, famous for translating the bible into Latin.

St. Jerome was really a 5TH century ascetic scholar who legend says once lived in the same cave where Jesus was born.  But, no matter, because what we think is striking about the painting is its capturing of a precise moment in time versus a static portrait of St. Jerome. Jerome has stopped his work and inquisitively looked up and out. One wonders what has interrupted his life’s work.

We know from his writings, in response to the refugee crisis upon the sack of Rome, that he said, “I have put aside all study. For today we must translate the precepts of the Scriptures into deeds; instead of speaking saintly words we must act on them.”  St. Jerome, so close to the Lord and attuned to the movement of the Holy Spirit, is perhaps shown in this fresco at a moment of immediate and decisive discernment, resulting in abandoning his scholarly mission and acting on a call to the more, the most.

Am I growing in my closeness to Jesus that I may be keenly aware of and ready to act on his call to the more, the most?

 —Marty Massiello, a hospital administrator, and Jeff Weyant, an artist and designer, work in Palm Springs CA. They are members of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and active at Verbum Dei, the Cristo Rey high school in Los Angeles CA.

 

 

 

 


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St. Jerome

Lk 10: 13-16

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But at the judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

 


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September 29, 2016

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, archangels

Jn 1: 47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” 

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Healing – Proclaiming – Protecting

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels. These three archangels help God’s people in diverse ways throughout Scripture: Raphael heals, Gabriel proclaims, and Michael protects. These angelic duties are ones we can participate in as well. How do I help those in my life find healing and hope? How do I joyfully proclaim the truth about Jesus? How do I fight against evil and protect the vulnerable?

In today’s Gospel, Nathanael meets Jesus and is taken aback. Jesus knows a small detail about Nathanael’s life, but Jesus affirms Nathanael’s faith and honesty. He promises Nathanael that he’ll see even more amazing things if he follows Jesus as a disciple. How many of us are like Nathanael, expecting that we aren’t noticed? Sometimes it’s easy to feel like our small acts of faith are sidelined by more important people or attention-grabbing headlines, but Jesus sees into our hearts like he saw Nathanael’s. Each of us is invited to share in Jesus’ life and mission. He promises us all “greater things.” Do I take him at his word?

—Maggie Melchior is a convert to the Catholic faith. She currently serves as Coordinator of New Evangelization and Faith Formation at St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks, WI, in the Diocese of Green Bay.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the presence of the archangels and their desire to serve us.
Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

 


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Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. 
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. 
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. 

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the presence of the archangels and their desire to serve us. 
Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Healing – Proclaiming – Protecting

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels. These three archangels help God’s people in diverse ways throughout Scripture: Raphael heals, Gabriel proclaims, and Michael protects. These angelic duties are ones we can participate in as well. How do I help those in my life find healing and hope? How do I joyfully proclaim the truth about Jesus? How do I fight against evil and protect the vulnerable?

In today’s Gospel, Nathanael meets Jesus and is taken aback. Jesus knows a small detail about Nathanael’s life, but Jesus affirms Nathanael’s faith and honesty. He promises Nathanael that he’ll see even more amazing things if he follows Jesus as a disciple. How many of us are like Nathanael, expecting that we aren’t noticed? Sometimes it’s easy to feel like our small acts of faith are sidelined by more important people or attention-grabbing headlines, but Jesus sees into our hearts like he saw Nathanael’s. Each of us is invited to share in Jesus’ life and mission. He promises us all “greater things.” Do I take him at his word?

—Maggie Melchior is a convert to the Catholic faith. She currently serves as Coordinator of New Evangelization and Faith Formation at St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks, WI, in the Diocese of Green Bay.

 

 

 


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Prayer

Lord, when life becomes hectic, let me stop to remember that I am important. Let me have a grateful heart for all that has been created for me. Thank you for the busyness of my days, and give me the wisdom and patience to carve out time and space for those in need of me. Amen.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

God’s Care

The school year, for me, has started out like a sprint.  Every day feels like it’s nonstop.  It is from this context that I read today’s reading from the book of Job.  What struck me most was this idea of God’s “to-do” list.  There are mornings to arrange, the seas to move, and storms to schedule.  Can you imagine how stressful that job would be?  God keeps track of the whole of creation…and I thought my job was busy!

And yet, amidst everything going on, God takes a moment to talk to one individual.  God carved out a moment in space and time for this seemingly insignificant creature.  This is the depth to which we matter in creation.  We are not treated as an afterthought.  We are given time and space and attention, when any number of things in the universe could take priority.  It has to make you feel special.

Today, try to not let the busyness of your life get in the way of what is important.

-Mr. Scott Schoonover teaches theater tech at St. Louis U. High. 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Jerome

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and it is dyed like a garment.
Light is withheld from the wicked,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
    and where is the place of darkness,
 that you may take it to its territory
    and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then,
    and the number of your days is great!

Then Job answered the Lord:

“See, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
    I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
    twice, but will proceed no further.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

September 30, 2016

St. Jerome

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
so that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and it is dyed like a garment.
Light is withheld from the wicked,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
    and where is the place of darkness,
 that you may take it to its territory
    and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then,
    and the number of your days is great!

Then Job answered the Lord:

“See, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
    I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
    twice, but will proceed no further.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

God’s Care

The school year, for me, has started out like a sprint.  Every day feels like it’s nonstop.  It is from this context that I read today’s reading from the book of Job.  What struck me most was this idea of God’s “to-do” list.  There are mornings to arrange, the seas to move, and storms to schedule.  Can you imagine how stressful that job would be?  God keeps track of the whole of creation…and I thought my job was busy!

And yet, amidst everything going on, God takes a moment to talk to one individual.  God carved out a moment in space and time for this seemingly insignificant creature.  This is the depth to which we matter in creation.  We are not treated as an afterthought.  We are given time and space and attention, when any number of things in the universe could take priority.  It has to make you feel special.

Today, try to not let the busyness of your life get in the way of what is important.

-Mr. Scott Schoonover teaches theater tech at St. Louis U. High. 

Prayer

Lord, when life becomes hectic, let me stop to remember that I am important. Let me have a grateful heart for all that has been created for me. Thank you for the busyness of my days, and give me the wisdom and patience to carve out time and space for those in need of me. Amen.

 


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Prayer

Lord Jesus, help me to see not only what I have done for you, and what I am doing for you, but to see what more I can do for you. Amen.

 

 

 

 


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The More, the Most

A favorite fresco is that of St. Jerome by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the church of Ognissanti in Florence, Italy. It’s an elaborate renaissance (1480) depiction of Jerome that tells you he was a doctor of the church, famous for translating the bible into Latin.

St. Jerome was really a 5TH century ascetic scholar who legend says once lived in the same cave where Jesus was born.  But, no matter, because what we think is striking about the painting is its capturing of a precise moment in time versus a static portrait of St. Jerome. Jerome has stopped his work and inquisitively looked up and out. One wonders what has interrupted his life’s work.

We know from his writings, in response to the refugee crisis upon the sack of Rome, that he said, “I have put aside all study. For today we must translate the precepts of the Scriptures into deeds; instead of speaking saintly words we must act on them.”  St. Jerome, so close to the Lord and attuned to the movement of the Holy Spirit, is perhaps shown in this fresco at a moment of immediate and decisive discernment, resulting in abandoning his scholarly mission and acting on a call to the more, the most.

Am I growing in my closeness to Jesus that I may be keenly aware of and ready to act on his call to the more, the most?

 —Marty Massiello, a hospital administrator, and Jeff Weyant, an artist and designer, work in Palm Springs CA. They are members of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and active at Verbum Dei, the Cristo Rey high school in Los Angeles CA.

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

St. Jerome

Lk 10: 13-16

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But at the judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

 

 


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September 29, 2016

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, archangels

Jn 1: 47-51

When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” 

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Healing – Proclaiming – Protecting

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels. These three archangels help God’s people in diverse ways throughout Scripture: Raphael heals, Gabriel proclaims, and Michael protects. These angelic duties are ones we can participate in as well. How do I help those in my life find healing and hope? How do I joyfully proclaim the truth about Jesus? How do I fight against evil and protect the vulnerable?

In today’s Gospel, Nathanael meets Jesus and is taken aback. Jesus knows a small detail about Nathanael’s life, but Jesus affirms Nathanael’s faith and honesty. He promises Nathanael that he’ll see even more amazing things if he follows Jesus as a disciple. How many of us are like Nathanael, expecting that we aren’t noticed? Sometimes it’s easy to feel like our small acts of faith are sidelined by more important people or attention-grabbing headlines, but Jesus sees into our hearts like he saw Nathanael’s. Each of us is invited to share in Jesus’ life and mission. He promises us all “greater things.” Do I take him at his word?

—Maggie Melchior is a convert to the Catholic faith. She currently serves as Coordinator of New Evangelization and Faith Formation at St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks, WI, in the Diocese of Green Bay.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the presence of the archangels and their desire to serve us.
Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. 
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. 
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly, hear your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. 

Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the presence of the archangels and their desire to serve us. 
Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

 

 

 

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Healing – Proclaiming – Protecting

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels. These three archangels help God’s people in diverse ways throughout Scripture: Raphael heals, Gabriel proclaims, and Michael protects. These angelic duties are ones we can participate in as well. How do I help those in my life find healing and hope? How do I joyfully proclaim the truth about Jesus? How do I fight against evil and protect the vulnerable?

In today’s Gospel, Nathanael meets Jesus and is taken aback. Jesus knows a small detail about Nathanael’s life, but Jesus affirms Nathanael’s faith and honesty. He promises Nathanael that he’ll see even more amazing things if he follows Jesus as a disciple. How many of us are like Nathanael, expecting that we aren’t noticed? Sometimes it’s easy to feel like our small acts of faith are sidelined by more important people or attention-grabbing headlines, but Jesus sees into our hearts like he saw Nathanael’s. Each of us is invited to share in Jesus’ life and mission. He promises us all “greater things.” Do I take him at his word?

—Maggie Melchior is a convert to the Catholic faith. She currently serves as Coordinator of New Evangelization and Faith Formation at St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks, WI, in the Diocese of Green Bay.

 

 

 


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