Let’s Have Oil in Our Lamps

Let’s Have Oil in Our Lamps

By Fr. Tony Fortman C.PP.S. As followers of Christ we are called disciples of Christ. The word disciples comes from the word discipline. The discipline of prayer is something that I find hard to deal with. Sure, I know that I have Mass each day. That is not hard...
“Are You a Missionary?”

“Are You a Missionary?”

Sometimes you can have a vocation within a vocation. Or discover something deeper about your vocation that you didn’t realize was there. That’s what happened to Brother Joe Fisher, C.PP.S., who has been a religious brother for over 40 years, many of those as the...
Jubilarians Honored

Jubilarians Honored

“St. Gaspar is a great role model for us in the way that he responded to the needs of the Church and the signs of the times,” said Fr. Tom Brenberger, C.PP.S., who presided at a Mass on the Solemnity of St. Gaspar, October 21 at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio....
Let’s Have Oil in Our Lamps

This Will Be Our Feast Day

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. One day, November 1st will be my feast day, and I expect that it will be your feast day, too. I suspect that there will never be a church named after any one of us. I doubt that there will be any stained glass windows, statues or...
Pumpkin from On High

Pumpkin from On High

Fr. Ken Alt, C.PP.S., recently took up a new parochial ministry at the Marion Catholic Community, five parishes in and around Maria Stein, Ohio. Before that, he was the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish near Bryant, Ind. Along his duties at the parishes in Marion...
Grateful for Gaspar’s Vision

Grateful for Gaspar’s Vision

Solemnity of Saint Gaspar By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, who founded of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in the small town of Giano, Italy, in 1815. At that time, Europe was in turmoil. The...