Category Archives: Retreats/Reflections

Monday Conversation: A New Year's Resolution for the Soul. Catholic Inspiration

Now that the holidays are passed many people kick off the New Year with a resolution. Here’s one to consider for the good the soul: making Mass a weekly habit, and inviting as many people as possible to join us.

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New Year's Eve: A time to reflect on the past year. Catholic Inspiration

As we bring the year 2019 to a close, perhaps it makes sense to take a brief walk back through the last twelve months and reflect on how our lives have changed. Where did we experience moments of growth? Where did we experience God’s grace? May we look back and count our blessings as we prepare for a New Year.

Happy New Year!

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Monday Conversation: Sharing our faith in the world today. Catholic Inspiration

How can we share our faith with those around us? Some simple and practical considerations include service, invitation, technology and word of mouth…and perhaps one of these will speak to our hearts today as we proclaim the Good News to those we meet.

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One Million Downloads on Catholic Inspiration!

Sometime this week Catholic Inspiration will surpass one million downloads.  As I share a few thoughts about my philosophy of this online ministry, I want to thank you for listening and encouraging others to check out these podcasts.  God bless you all!

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Monday Conversation: A Summer Challenge! Catholic Inspiration

A 2018 Nielsen report shows that Americans now spend over 11 hours a day looking at a screen.  Eleven hours!  Fr. Andrew’s parishioners are familiar with his annual “Summer Challenge,” and he offers some thoughts here about what we can to ditch the screen time and embrace hundreds of alternative activities that are good for body, mind, heart, and soul.

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Monday Conversation: A Teaching Mass. Catholic Inspiration

Fr. Andrew offered a Teaching Mass for the kids from the Cathedral religious education program on April 3, 2019.  This 40 minute presentation summarizes the explanation about the Mass and how we can get more out of this crucial prayer that Jesus left us.

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Monday Conversation: Living a life of grace

What does it mean to live in God’s grace?  These two presentations were given at a parish retreat at St. Pius X Catholic Church on April 18, 2019.

Part I – Key Components of Grace (55 Minutes)

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Part II – Our Relationships in a Life of Grace (53 Minutes)

Handouts that were given to participants for both presentations

Living a Life of Grace (I & II)

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