Dec 2022 Jan 2023

Koko kansan juhla — The Great Joy for All the People   Celebrations bring people together: birthdays, weddings, graduations, and many other happy gatherings. Different cultures and nations have their own kinds of celebrations. An angel appeared in the night field...

November 2022

Comfort in Store On the first weekend of November, All Saints’ Day, we remember those who have passed away. At that time, beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount are often read in churches. One of them reads: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they...

September October 2022

Part of the Larger Story  John F. Kennedy gave a famous speech at the time: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Kennedy later...

July August 2022

To love and be loved is a basic human need. This communication begins immediately in the mother’s womb. The experience of nurture, caring and safe boundaries is the foundation of love for a child. Love does not take merely a romantic form, like in most love...

April May 2022

April May NewsletterIn the company of the Risen One   Easter is a great celebration for the Christians. Jesus is risen. He has over-come the power of sin and death. Faith in the risen Jesus has moved you from the power of sin and death to be the heir to the...

February March 2022

Command and Faith With confirmation class students, we have recently studied the Catechism and the Ten Commandments. In general, the word command can sound negative. You have to do something that someone else says. Naturally, we would like to choose for ourselves what...