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Prayer For Peace

One of my favorite parts of the mass is the short prayer after the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer when the priest prays, “Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every…

June Happenings

There is a lot happening this June at Our Lady of Hope Parish! Beginning on June 9 there will be a parish picnic at Shamrock Park. Mass will be celebrated…

Voting Issues

I try to not write about politics, but in good conscience I cannot be silent about the issue of abortion at any stage of development. I cannot vote for anyone…

After Easter

Wow! We are living in the Easter Season! As the first preacher, Mary of Magdala spoke to the Apostles. “He is risen!” What do we do now? During lent the…

Decision

In my counseling practice I often hear people tell me that they just cannot trust someone who has really harmed them. Even after many sessions they can find no basis…

The Gold Ball Story

When I was a child a nun once told us a story about why we should not sin. “If the Earth was a gold ball and every one million years…

Peace

It seems that where ever we look there is tragedy and unrest. We are constantly bombarded with storms, airline accidents, uncontrolled crime, terrorist acts, multiple killings, political party fighting, and…

Retreat/Renewal

One of the great awakenings with the focus on evangelism is the idea that all of us need to continue to grow in our Christian faith. The sacraments of baptism,…

Stepping Back

Sometimes it is good to step back and think about things. If you are at all like me you find yourself busy, busy, busy! Sometimes I find myself too busy…

Clergy Sex Abuse

“The Diocese of Saginaw encourages individuals to report clergy sexual abuse of minors -no matter when the abuse occurred. Individual may contact local law enforcement authorities and/or they may report…

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