Many of us are a little wary of signing our life over to Jesus. “Eh, I think I’ll just go to Mass on Sunday, Father. I don’t need any of this uber Catholic stuff.” So our goal today is to discover, “What is holding me back from surrendering my life to Jesus?” And when we know that, to be strengthened in confidence that I can (and should) surrender my life to Him.
“Rerouting…” Week 8: Bridge Restored
Today we arrive at the startling, and yet overwhelming discovery of what God has done about the situation we find ourselves in. And it changed everything.
“Rerouting…” Week 7: Icy Roads
This week, the bad news gets a little worse, or at least a little more personal. The line between good and evil isn’t just “out there,” or a mythical abstraction. It is real. And the line between good and evil…cuts pretty close to home.
“Rerouting…” Week 6: Bridge Out
So God’s creation is incredible! And humanity is lifted to such an exalted position. So what happened? Why is everything so obviously messed up?
“Rerouting…” Week 5: Road Work Ahead
Today we dive into THE STORY! And so perhaps unsurprisingly, we begin with the book of Genesis. While many think this book is simply untrue, we discover that it is actually true … just not as you might be reading it. Genesis doesn’t answer the question “How?” but “Why?” This is how the story begins: by answering the question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?”
“Rerouting…” Week 4: Emergency Vehicle Entrance
Why attend the Catholic Mass? Why not any church? Why not shop around town for the best preacher, or the best music, or the best children’s program, or the best donuts? What if I told you that at the Mass the single greatest miracle, the single most amazing event in the universe takes place?
“Rerouting…” Week 3: Fog Area
If you’re at Mass today, then you are probably at least somewhat on board with what is going on. And yet, that doesn’t spare us challenges either. We can find ourselves in a sort of “fog.” And recognizing that, and then navigating that isn’t always easy.
“Rerouting…” Week 2: On Ramps
St. Paul often compares the Church to a body. And in this “body,” simple “mutations” can cause drastic complications, hindering our growth and development and function. Let’s take a look at them.
“Rerouting…” Week 1: Where are we going?
Today we begin a parish journey we are calling “Rerouting…”! How many of us have felt lost in Mass and even in life? How do we get back on track? How do we discover God and His Church, and the purpose for which he created us?
“Rerouting…” Introduction 2: The Search
We don’t just tell stories because they’re fun to tell. We tell them because they reflect us, reveal us to ourselves. The journey of the Magi is more important to us than we might realize.