Faith In Action

December 2017

Dec 25

Remembering the Holy Family

Faith Focus for the Week How do I support strong families, my own and those in my community?   The feast of the Holy Family is another of the “days of Christmas,” celebrated each year on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. You might write a few after- Christmas notes to family members, describing your fondest...
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Dec 18

Learning to rejoice

Faith Focus for the Week Where do I find joy? How do I rejoice in the gift of Jesus Christ in my life?   “Learning to rejoice” by Timothy O’Malley, OSV Newsweekly Catholic author Walker Percy in his psychologically astute work, “Lost in the Cosmos,” provides a diagnosis of our sinfulness through a series of...
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Dec 11

O ______

Faith Focus for the Week When and how do I call upon Jesus? Do I only use his name respectfully?   From December 17 to 23, the “O Antiphons” are chanted during Vespers (evening prayer) in the Liturgy of the Hours. The titles of Jesus used in the antiphons are all titles of the Messiah, rooted in the prophecies of Isaiah. Easily...
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Dec 4

Disciple Mary

Faith Focus for the Week How can modeling my life on Mary help me to become a better disciple of Jesus?   In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus says that those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed and included in his family of disciples (see 8:21). Mary fits this description. From the very beginning, she accepts God’s word and...
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