Thursday, April 20, 2017

An invitation

Dear Friends,

Family at the Crossroads: Ministering with Hope and Joy during a Time of Diversity and Change. Plenary speakers include Dr. Timothy Hogan and Dr. Ralph Martin (from the Detroit area), and Lucia Luzondo (from the Archdiocese of San Antonio).

This is the theme for a ‘first-time’ convocation of marriage & family life ministers in the Church in Region VI (Michigan and Ohio).

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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