Sioux City’s “New Evangelization Radio”

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In my inbox, news of yet another Diocesan radio program that supports and encourages the New Evangelization: Don’t forget to join Karmen Darwin, Sean Martin and Justin Frato for their monthly radio Show, New Evangelization Today. The show is broadcast on Channel 88.1FM and airs the first Friday of the month at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. A [Read More...]

Thriving in a “Shared Parish”

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The following press release from the USCCB caught my eye today. Perhaps that’s because I worship in what the release refers to as a “shared parish”, or a church where “two or more languages or cultural contexts are present in the ministerial life of a parish.” Friday night brought this home for me. I arrived [Read More...]

Voices of Faith: Vatican Celebration for International Women’s Day

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I’m so excited to set my alarm and tune in for this amazing, ground-breaking event being held tomorrow at the Vatican for tomorrow’s International Women’s Day. “Voices of Faith” will happen physically at the Vatican, but the organizers will be using the latest in live-streaming technology to bring the voices of women who have committed [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Social, Administrative & Communications

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on “Miscellaneous” but very vital areas of social life, communications, and parish administration. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in these areas of parish life that make Church feel like home? How can [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Ministries

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Ministries. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of providing great ministry experiences, both within your parish and outside it, in the community? What great experiences can you share [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Religious Education

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Religious Education. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church by educating all members of your family in the faith. What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other good [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Sacramental Preparation

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Our weeklong series “What Do You Want from Your Parish?” continues. Today the focus is on Sacramental Preparation. How can your parish best aid you in your mission within your Domestic Church in the arena of preparing your family to receive the sacraments? What great experiences can you share from your own parish, or other [Read More...]

What Do You Want from Your Parish? Worship

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Friends, as some of you know, my partner-in-geekdom Sarah Reinhard and I will be speaking at the upcoming Religious Education Congress for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. For one of our two talks, we need your input. I thought I would break our “needs” down into a weeklong series of blog posts and invite your [Read More...]

What Does That Monk Say?

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Because I’m so swamped that I can barely see straight, and this makes me smile… It’s kinda catchy, right?! video link [Read more...]

Mass in the Mall? St. Francis Chapel

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Where did you go to Mass today? Me? I went in a shopping mall! To be precise, we attended the 11:45 am Mass at the wonderful St. Francis Chapel in Boston’s Prudential Center. The Chapel, staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, is a refuge in the midst of a busy place. We sought [Read More...]


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