Emmanuel, God with Us

Emmanuel, God with Us

A Christmas message from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Of all the ways for a king to enter the world, as a tiny baby born to a poor family would be the last way you might picture it. But it changed the world forever. The weeks leading up to...
A Gift Given to Us

A Gift Given to Us

Typically, when we celebrate something at Church, an explanation is needed to help understand what we are celebrating. Christmas, however, is one of those celebrations that needs little explanation. The majority know but do not necessarily understand what they are...
Deacon Ordained in Guatemala

Deacon Ordained in Guatemala

Fr. Bill Beuth, C.PP.S., sent this happy report from our Central American Mission: On December 3, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Lucas Tiul Coc, C.PP.S., was ordained a deacon in the parish of Santa Catalina Virgen y Martyr in La Tinta, Guatemala. He will now...
Following God’s Plan

Following God’s Plan

A word that grabs my attention from today’s gospel is “behold.”  In scripture, the word “behold” is another way of saying, be attentive, observe fully whatever is before you, for God is doing something important. In a dream, the angel of the Lord breaks into Joseph’s...
Sometimes God Surprises Us

Sometimes God Surprises Us

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. We are getting closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. The first reading from Isaiah gives rise to the sentiment of joy. He tells us, “The desert and the parched land will exult; the...