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Please join us every Friday during Lent for The Stations Of The Cross (beginning Friday, February 19, 2021) at 8:30am (before 9am Mass) St Joseph, Ferndale. If you unable to join us at the church, please join us via livestream.
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- The legacy of Laudato Si’ April 22, 2021by Tom Hoopes Five years after the encyclical Laudato Si’ was promulgated by Pope Francis, it has left its unusual mark. What other encyclical has ever been translated into operatic classical music? Laudato Si’: A Franciscan Magnificat debuted at the Cathedral of St. George in Limburg, Germany, with voices for St. Francis, St. Clare, and […]Tom Hoopes
- The great leap April 19, 2021by Matt Archbold I recently told my wife it’s been difficult finding the money for our oldest to go to college while also paying for Catholic school tuition — as well as saving for eventual bail for our 10-year-old. The 10-year-old in the back seat of the van barked, “Hey, if they’re still offering bail, […]Matt Archbold
- Receiving the ‘little white guest’ April 12, 2021by Patricia Morin Haggerty My sisters and I were cleaning out my mom’s house following her passing. When I opened her cedar chest, I made an amazing discovery. My First Communion veil was there and still in good condition! I had no idea that my mother had kept it all these years. The discovery brought […]PATRICIA MORIN HAGGERTY
- Joyfully accepting the free gift of Divine Mercy April 9, 2021by Trent Beattie Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, is well known —not only for his speaking presentations on Divine Mercy, but for his written ones, as well. The 43-year-old priest from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception has a list of bestsellers that includes Consoling the Heart of Jesus, The ‘One Thing’ Is Three, and 33 […]Trent Beattie
- God can’t give you what he doesn’t have March 29, 2021By Nicholas Senz I served for a year as a volunteer chaplain in a hospital in Colorado. As I went from room to room to offer conversation, prayer, and the Blessed Sacrament, I met people from all kinds of backgrounds, from a Hollywood set designer and a restaurant owner to a stay-at-home mom and a […]Nicholas Senz
- Peace from the Lamb of God March 31, 2021BY JEFF YOUNG I don’t suffer well. I wish I did, but the sad fact is that I don’t. I have witnessed other people suffer well … men, women, and children who experience accidents, sickness, and losses with grace and humility. Historically, I have not been one of those people. However, I could argue (cautiously!) […]Jeff Young
- Does Catholic Fellowship matter? March 3, 2021by Michele Faihnle Eleven years ago I took my son to a Protestant church for vacation Bible school. The second I walked in the door, people introduced themselves, welcomed me, asked my name, and directed me where to go. Every morning that week was more of the same: It began with warm hospitality and ended with […]Michele Faehnle
- REND YOUR HEARTS February 19, 2021Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God (Joel 2:13). Jesus’ call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before him, does not aim first at outward works, “sackcloth and ashes,” fasting and mortification, but at the conversion of the heart, interior conversion. Without this, such penances remain […]Judy Landrieu Klein
- Savoring the simplicity of Lent February 15, 2021by Jeff Young For me, one of the most beautiful aspects of being Catholic is celebrating the liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. There’s something so simple, so … human about this. The seasons ground us to the earth, to nature, while directing our eyes and hearts to heaven. We surrender to […]Jeff Young
- The gift of accompaniment in the aftermath of losing a child February 8, 2021by Jeannie Ewing In the aftermath of significant and devastating loss, what matters most to those who are grieving is the gift of one’s time — to listen, to care, and to just be present. It’s not so much that something specific must be said or done to assuage the pain; rather, it’s the gift […]Jeannie Ewing