Courage to Live Your Faith

By Joe LaCombe For the longest time, there was a clear separation between the various aspects of my life. I had work, family, coaching, social activities, a church ministry here and there, and Mass on Sundays. All of it with clear boundaries. I thought everything was under control. But as the stress piled on, largely with work, that stress and …

I Love You Dad

By Joe LaCombe “I love you Dad…” That was what my son said to me the other day at home, just in passing. We tell each other we love each other every day, but it’s usually at times like bedtime, or before we part ways in the morning. But this time, it was different. It was out of the blue, …

Being Intentional This Summer

By Gary VanDeLaarshot I can’t think of anyone I know who doesn’t look forward to spring and summer seasons.  And why not?  We get a break from the winter doldrums and there are so many activities to look forward to. Things like golf, camping, backyard barbeques, fishing, swimming, boating, etc. And let’s not forget the summer vacation, when we get …

Who’s In Control?

By Brian Freyberger Springtime brings with it a lot of change and many opportunities to celebrate transitions. (Even if the weather keeps playing tricks on us, trying to drag us back to winter). For me, it also gives the chance to get out and do some physical labor; preparing flower beds, shoveling mulch, fixing the wire I cut preparing the …

See Christ – Be Christ

By Brian Freyberger “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth (echo, echo, echo)” Lou Gehrig said this, but I beg to differ. I consider myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I’m surrounded by a loving family, but more than that, I have men in my life who influence me …

47 Hours

by Joe LaCombe There are 168 hours in a week. If we’re lucky, we get 8 hours of sleep a night. I myself work an average of 9 hours a day, some days a little more, others a little less. Deduct another hour per day for my commute. Factor in that my son generally sleeps an extra hour than I …

Courage To Listen

By Jeff Hines, Parishioner since 2010 Not that long ago I turned on the television and found myself watching the movie Jerry Maguire. Great movie. I’ve seen it several times, but one scene came up that really grabbed ahold of me. Dorothy, Jerry’s love interest in the movie, is trying desperately to explain her feelings about Jerry to her sister. …