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Pastor's Pastoral Plan - Part Two

Spiritual Reflection

April 17, 2016

(As revised by Father Zlock on April 4, 2016)

What would it take to make St. Monica a “great” Catholic Parish? 1,145 more words

Personal Ministry Updates

Year of Mercy Part 2 - A Spiritual Reflection

The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. 748 more words

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Year of Mercy Part 1 - A Spiritual Reflection

The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. 773 more words

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Unplugging Sundays - A Spiritual Reflection

So “Happy New Year.” I wish many of God’s blessings and grace upon you, your families and friends in the coming months of 2016.

Naturally, “new year’s resolutions” have a long-standing tradition in America (and I suspect in other cultures as well). 595 more words

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Prayer - Top 10 Reasons Not To (Part 3)

I want to make sure to keep all interested parishioners updated concerning the results of the Capital Campaign and the progress of the Master Plan. I shall be doing this using the St. 527 more words

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Stages Of Spiritual Growth and Maturity - A Spiritual Reflection (Part 2)

Last week I mentioned that one can actually measure spiritual “maturity” and spiritual “growth” by examining a person’s concrete behaviors as they model Matthew 22:37-40… 908 more words

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Stages Of Spiritual Growth and Maturity - A Spiritual Reflection (Part 1)

Recent studies, both in Catholic and Evangelical churches, have been able to determine that one can actually measure spiritual “maturity” and spiritual “growth.” A definition of “Spiritual Growth” can be drawn from Matthew 22:37-40 and defined as “increasing love of God and increasing love of neighbor.” Thus, it is possible to empirically measure “the heart” (spiritual growth and maturity) in terms of examining a person’s concrete behaviors as they model “loving God” and “loving neighbor.” This would involve: 531 more words

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