Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

What an exciting time for us to be walking together in the "Joy of the Gospel" as a Delegation for the Diocese of Kalamazoo. A group of nine of us (including +Bishop Paul Bradley) made our way to the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida from July 1-4, 2017.

We planned, prayed, listened to one another...and celebrated daily Mass as one body of Christ!!!

This is why as we return to our respective little corners of the is with renewed fervor and love for the Lord...that we continue our faith journey in the gift of the Presence of the Holy Spirit as we joyfully encounter Christ every day in a most personal way...Gloria a Dios!!!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

REMINDER invitation - we need your voice...

Dear Friends,
We need your voice, please! One day participation is available (Tuesday, May 23rd), and financial aid/scholarships are waiting for order to help you join us!!!

Family at the Crossroads: Ministering with Hope and Joy during a Time of Diversity and the theme for a ‘first-time’ convocation of marriage and family in Region VI (Michigan and Ohio).

This convocation hopes to help us prepare for:

-          the USCCB convocation July 1-4, 2017 in Orlando – where those in attendance will talk about these issues and concerns as we network with each other across the country

-          The V Encuentro process of accompaniment as missionary disciples with our Hispanic communities
Please post in your electronic news for many to be able to see the invitation and participate. It is being held in Michigan this year at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center in Detroit, and is open to any and all those who work with families (Pastoral Familiar). On Wednesday, May 24th, we will have a bilingual retreat/presentation day that will focus on the upcoming V Encuentro.

Sponsored by the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM)

For more details, you may visit the website:  and/or forward the registration "form" and mail-in TODAY!!!

Thank you for your kind attention and help!
In Christ, our hope,

The gift of life and a mother's gift

St. Gianna, pray for us and our families...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

How is your domestic church (your family)?

I want to share this Newsletter for building up the domestic church (the family)...We remember your family in our prayers...Please remember us in your prayers, too...
The Domestic Church Newsletter

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'Pokémon Go' craze sparks a new culture of encounter

Did you know that over 21 million people are playing this 'new' game now?

When my son said to me that he was walking over to the Catholic church across the street from where we live... my first thought was that I was not hearing him correctly. Why would my young adult son be going to church on a weekday after getting home from work? He has not been to church for sometime because of his crazy work schedule...So, why now, I wondered?

Then, I discovered 'Pokémon Go'. The new free-to-play game app that in some technological-way brings together both worlds: the virtual, and the real world we live in. My son was going over to church to meet up with others because the church grounds were a designated Poke Stop (where users collect resources needed to catch Pokémon, or gyms, where competitions are held among the Pokémon, causing players to be drawn to these locations - Churches and other landmarks in the neighborhood).

My son was going to the church to play the game.

For now, I hope that by just drawing close to the church, my son (and others) will become inspired (at some point) and walk inside the church...and "just be" in the presence of the sacred (God)...There are all kinds of very creative things that we could see happening in the near future. As these things move forward, who knows where technology is going to take us?


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