Barefoot on Holy Ground

By Sharon Wilson     I used to do all of the “environment” at our parish.  Environment is a more exact way of calling the decorating of the church.  We use that term to differentiate it [...]

An Ocean of Grace, a Heart without Fear

By Angie Koenig     Earlier this spring, I was blessed to be able to take a two-week vacation to Australia.  Before this trip, my feet had never left American soil.  One of my good [...]

“Go, Make Disciples”

By Lynda MacFarland     I read somewhere a while ago, “If you don’t join in Jesus’ mission, you are just an admirer of Jesus.” It wasn’t attributed to anyone, but I really like it. As [...]

Good Fruit

By Melanie Rigney       Every Thursday after work, I stop at the local farmers’ market. It’s like going to a party—music, pizza, sandwiches, beer, wine—and of course, the fruits [...]


By Sarah Christmyer     “This is going to be the shortest homily you’ve ever heard,” our priest announced. It was the 6:30 a.m. Mass, and he wanted to reassure the crowd gathered for [...]

H.O.C.K.E.Y — Find Out What it Means to Us

Why does hockey have so many rules? Do we still need to have penalty boxes? Can’t we get rid of offside? And why is practice so important? What’s the big deal with the Commissioner? [...]

May is for Mary Gardens

By Elizabeth Tomlin   WWMP? What Would Mary Plant? May! It’s the month of Mary, and we’re already halfway through.  Parishes are honoring Mary with May Crownings and daily rosaries.  We, [...]

Easter Conversion Continues…Today!

By Carol Younger     Easter’s here! You’d think that the world would just open like Jesus’ tomb, the world would come to believe, and real peace would break out everywhere!  I mean, [...]