Post-It Prayer by Dave Flood
That we all could get along
That we sing the same sweet song
That life could only just be fair
That would be my fervent prayer
Post-it Prayers by Sylvia DeVillers
It seems I have succumbed to the stereotypical old person practice of depending on Post-it notes to help me remember any number of things. I swore I’d never do this, but here I am, making obscure notations on little scraps of paper that only I can decipher. These little notes find their way to my bathroom mirror, to the lower left corner of my computer monitor, to the credit-card section of my wallet, to the front of my phone, and to my car console. They are like long-standing friends, gently guiding me through the complexities of daily life, reminding me of promises made, errands that need to be run, goals that await accomplishment. Many of them are nothing more than alarm clocks: “Dr. Schmidt 2:00 Friday”, “Chit Chat Thursdays 7:00”, “Lunch with Peggi 11:45”, “Lector A 9:00 Sunday. If the Post-its could speak, or sound an alarm, or chime, they would be embedded in my phone. . .all set to go off at the appointed time. Actually, there is an app for that, of course, but somehow the Post-it notes are much more effective for me. Alarms come and go and can be ignored and are often long forgotten. But Post-it notes stick (pun intended) to their appointed task and continue to stare at me until I remove them. They persevere. They intrude. They work. Kind of like prayer. . .
Post-it notes are like the prayers that pop into my head many times a day, short and sweet and to the point. Some of my Post-it Prayers sound like this:
“Dear God, please help me to find my (fill in the blank).”
“Dear God, thank you SO much for (fill in the blank.)”
“Dear God, I am absolutely amazed at what you are doing here, as I stand in awe for (fill in the blank).”
“Dear God, I am really really sorry that I (fill in the blank).”
“Dear God, please give me the strength and courage to (fill in the blank).”
“Dear God, please heal/comfort/console (fill in the blank)”.
“Dear God, please forgive me for (fill in the blank).”
In many ways Post-it notes lend themselves nicely to a prayer-form that fits my scattered and disorganized life. Often I will try to sit quietly and just commune with God, thinking holy thoughts and really enjoying God’s company, without words or gestures or pictures or music or something on a screen. Those moments are precious and good. But when I’m distracted, or busy, or not feeling in top form, those Post-It Moments are precious too. And they work!
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Married Couples Ministry is suspended until further notice
A six-week Marriage enrichment series to explore God’s plan for your marriage and family.
Will you love, honor and cherish each other for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, no matter which way the toothpaste is squeezed, where the dirty clothes end up, during football season, through job changes, emotional and body changes...for the rest of your life?
If you are unable to make all 6, come to as many as possible; each night is different. Isn’t your marriage that important?
$40/couple. Child care will be available.
Robert & Susan Evans
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Encounter Jesus through Mary.
Written by Fr. Michael Gaitley, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a six-week small group journey to draw closer to Jesus through his mother, culminating in consecration to him through Mary. We'll learn what the Church and four great saints - Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, John Paul II - have to teach us about the power and influence Mary and then how to live as better disciples. Whether you are brand new to the concept of Marian Consecration, or you wish to renew your consecration, you are invited.
Questions: Grace Martinez email@example.com
Tuesday, November 5
Saturday, September 28
Why am I here? Where am I heading? Is there more to life than this? Alpha is your chance to explore life’s big questions...
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks, plus an Alpha Day. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe in many different settings and everyone is welcome.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, specially those who:
What does Alpha look like?
Every session includes a meal and a chance to get to know each other, followed by a short video presentation, and concludes with a small group discussion.
For more information about Alpha contact:
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“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
- C.S. Lewis
Tuesday, October 23
A Model for Mass Goers
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Friday, September 14
Monday, October 29
Tuesday, April 17
Friday, February 16
Overview of Catholic teaching on the end of life and care options
Advance Health Care Directives and POLST
What to do when a death occurs: mortuaries and Catholic funeral options
Discipleship: Becoming Fools for Christ
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
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Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province of New York, worldwide marathon runner, musician, retreat director, blogger, theology professor, columnist for America magazine and author of several award-winning books, including Dating God.
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We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
Do you want a better understanding of God’s will for your life? Are you seeking a chance to grow personally and spiritually? Do you want to know what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them in life and ministry?
Spiritual Gifts Discovery is a multi-day workshop that fosters spiritual and personal growth. Through teaching, prayer, and faith sharing in pairs, you will come to understand more fully whom God created you to be and what God wants you to do with your life. Each session builds on the previous so commitment to the journey is key.
For more information, please contact Teresa Runyon
September 13, 2017
The 2017 SCRC Convention provides a choice of programs:
- Regular Talks
- A special Christ Triumphant track
- Teen Conference
- Children's Program and other special programs
Everybody has one!
Realism or Non-Realism
Absolutism or Relativism
Absolutism or Relativism
What is God?
Wishful Thinking or Mind-Independent Existence
We’ll discuss what’s real, what’s true, what’s right and what God is.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Behind The Scenes
Funerals & Memorials
Knights Of Columbus
Message Of The Week