by Ed Harpring As we enter into Respect Life Month, (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops set aside the month of October to call attention to the dignity of human life) the urgency is greater than ever for Catholics to become even more engaged in becoming a voice for the voiceless. The theme for this … Continue reading Respecting Life In All Seasons . . .
by Martine Bacci-Siegel Summer is here and the importance of some time to step away can’t be understated. Stress, over time, has several negative effects on our well being. Some examples are our body's ability to resist infection, maintain vital functions, and even the ability to avoid injury. When we are stressed we become tired … Continue reading Summers are Therapeutic!
Join us at all masses at St. Patrick the weekend of July 8 and 9 or at St. Gabriel the weekend of July 15 and 16 for more information or to sign up for the upcoming Marriage Encounter Weekend on August 19th and 20th, 2017!
“Divorce is a detour, not a dead-end.” Do you know someone who is struggling with the pain of divorce? The “Journey of Hope” program is a proven means of providing hope and healing through the teachings and the sacraments of the Catholic Church. A new 15 week session of the program is beginning on August 3, … Continue reading Journey Of Hope Divorce Care Program – New Sessions Begin August 2017!
by Ed Harpring “Although I know well, Margaret, that because of my past wickedness I deserve to be abandoned by God, I cannot but trust in his merciful goodness. His grace has strengthened me until now and made me content to lose goods, land, and life as well, rather than to swear against my conscience. … Continue reading A Father’s Courageous Love – the Last Letter of St. Thomas More
by Martine Bacci Siegel As Father’s day approaches we’re reminded that active participation by dads is good for everyone. The kids become healthier adults. The fathers come to a fuller and more complex maturity. The mothers have a reliable co-parent to share the responsibilities and challenges as well as the accomplishments of parenting. How does … Continue reading “What’s A Father To Do?”
by Deacon Stephen Bowling Have I ever mentioned to you one of my favorite websites The Art of Manliness? Seriously it is a must read for all dad’s in the world as well as all men who want to be the very best that they can be. Started by a young gentleman named Brett McKay … Continue reading “Intentional Fatherhood”
by Michelle Herberger Pregnancy is often a time filled with hope and expectation. The new life growing in the womb is a sign that life continues and there is promise for the future. It is no wonder that couples look forward to their ultrasounds where they get a glimpse of their growing miracle. However, for … Continue reading “The Fullness of Love in the Face of Loss”
Holy Trinity Parish’s Olive Branch Divorce Ministry will sponsor a free evening seminar, "Divorce: The Impact on Families and Children” on Wednesday, March 22 6:30PM, meet and greet,7-9PM presentation. This event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration is necessary. This event will be held at Spalding University’s Egan Leadership Center, 901 … Continue reading “Divorce: The Impact on Families and Children” Seminar – Wednesday, March 22 6:30PM
by Ed Harpring During Advent season, most of us in the Western Christian world look with peaceful anticipation to the joy of Christmas. However, in many parts of the world, during this Advent season, Christians are being brutally persecuted for their faith, and are forced to secretly celebrate the birth of our Lord, if indeed, … Continue reading “The Persecuted Church – Waiting and Hoping for Peace”