Our Citizenship is in Heaven

Our Citizenship is in Heaven

By Fr. Harry Brown, C.PP.S. This Sunday’s theme for readings is Lift up your hearts to God in prayer. And yes, today’s readings deal with persons conversing with God. Let’s ask ourselves during Lent: “Do I find prayer really important? When do I pray? How often? Do I...
Our Citizenship is in Heaven

Discouragement is an Early Hurdle

By Fr. Tony Fortman, C.PP.S.  So here we go! Lent is here. The fish fries, the giving up of candy and pop. These are some common ideas about our Lenten time. But Lent is a time of deep discussion with Jesus. Much of this discussion is on our own with Christ and much...
Lent on Two Levels

Lent on Two Levels

An Ash Wednesday message from our provincial director, Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, when as a Church we turn our minds both inward and outward. We go through Lent on at least two levels. We experience it as a private...
Parish “Plants” Lenten Garden

Parish “Plants” Lenten Garden

If Lent is about planting seeds of spiritual enrichment, then Immaculate Conception Parish in Melbourne Beach, Fla., created a whole garden. The pastor, Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S., likes to invite the parish each year to participate in what he calls “a community alms...
Uniting our Hearts with the Heart of Jesus

Uniting our Hearts with the Heart of Jesus

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. For the past couple of weeks our Gospel passages has come from a section of Luke’s Gospel referred to as the Sermon on the Plains. Immediately after Luke’s account of the calling of the apostles, Jesus begins to form them and teach...
Brother Timothy Hemm, C.PP.S., 1947-2022

Brother Timothy Hemm, C.PP.S., 1947-2022

Brother Timothy Hemm, C.PP.S. August 31, 1947–February 21, 2022 Brother Timothy Hemm, C.PP.S., died at 10:20 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. He was 74. Brother Tim was born on August...
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