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What the Faith: A Layperson's view of our church

What the Faith: A Layperson's view of our church

All Saints Day

Posted by Monica Pittman on 10/30/18

Since All Saints day is coming up (Nov 1), I knew I wanted this blog to be about the Saints. However, my thoughts were quite jumbled and finding a good place to start was eluding me.  So, I looked up the Patron Saint of Writers.  It happens to be ... Read More »

Rosary Reconnaissance

Posted by Monica Pittman on 10/22/18

Pope Francis has asked us to pray the rosary daily during October asking Mary and St. Michael to intercede for the protection of the Church. We have so many prayers in our arsenal it’s no wonder the Holy See chose the most powerful and strongest weapon we have to ... Read More »

A Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted by Monica Pittman on 10/01/18

I was asked several years ago by an employee why I go to mass every week. My response was that it was a way to undo all the worries and trials of the previous week and start the new week fresh.  That has always been true and still is.  However, ... Read More »

Don't let the Toaster Ruin Your Marriage!

Posted by Monica Pittman on 9/18/18

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (ccc 1641) describes the Grace of the Sacrament of Matrimony as:

“…This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple’s love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they ‘help one another to attain holiness in ... Read More »

Faith Struggles

Posted by Monica Pittman on 8/30/18

Every once in a while a homily will really strike a note with me. Last weekend was the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary time and the gospel reading was talking about husbands loving their wives and wives obeying their husbands.  My husband was not with me this week, but in ... Read More »

Giving - How do you rate

Posted by Monica Pittman on 8/20/18

Every year, there is a report of some kind showing where your contributions have been used. This year is no different, but presenting the information in a different way each year is quite intriguing and more fun than creating an Excel spreadsheet and throwing it into the bulletin. The ... Read More »

Who takes care of our priests?

Posted by Monica Pittman on 7/23/18

Our priests take care of us, but who takes care of them?

As children, we take for granted that our parents will always be there to take care of whatever needs we have. It does not register until we are much older that someday they may rely on us ... Read More »

Answered Prayers

Posted by Monica Pittman on 6/19/18

Pretty much everyone prays, maybe whether they realize it or not.   When someone says “Oh My God” or even shortens it to “OMG” isn’t it asking God for whatever assistance is needed at the time of the utterance?  Perhaps understanding, or help with something sad, tragic, or unbelievable is ... Read More »

Angels Among Us

Posted by Monica Pittman on 6/06/18

Angel of God,  my guardian dear. To whom God’s love commits me here.  

Ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule and guide.   The prayer to your guardian angel was taught to me by my father when I was a child. It was one of the litany ... Read More »

Penecost today

Posted by Mrs. Monica Pittman on 5/23/18

Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, bringing an end to the Easter Season and returning us to Ordinary Time. I really like the story of Pentecost and what it means for us.  God sent the Holy Spirit down upon the disciples as they sat in fear and gave them the ... Read More »

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