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  A Word from Fr. Paul

Sunday preaching is the main way a pastor leads his congregation. I take preaching seriously, and do spend much time working on my weekly message. I base it on the readings, but also what I feel are the needs of our community.  My main goal is always to encourage and lead each of us to become more committed disciples of Jesus Christ. That is a lifetime journey for all of us. In order to help each of you follow along each week, I have added this section of our website.  I ask that you do take the time, to listen and study, and pray on the messages. If you find them helpful, please share them with others.  If you have questions, make an appointment with me, or simply comment on the post!

Tambien, tenemos los homilias en espanol de Padre Carlos!

May God Bless You!
Your Pastor

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Listen to our First “How to Pray Workshop!”

This first workshop goes over why we pray, and a way to do it by meditating on the Gospels.  You are invited to join us on the first Monday of every month, at 7PM in the church.  Each session, those who attend will have a change to talk about how their prayer went over the last month.  This reporting back will help others learn. Also if you’ve run into difficulties praying over the last month, maybe I or someone in the group may be able to mention some insights to help.  Each month Fr. Paul will additionally try to share a few more teachings on why we pray, and how to pray.   These workshops are intended for anyone to attend, and also are being designed so that you can come regularly, or just whenever you have time!

Second Workshop on Prayer:

In this workshop, you’ll find a short summary of workshop one, followed by some teaching on prayer by St. Teresa of Avila.  Also here is a download link to the prayer workshop handout that has been referenced. 

Ways To Pray
Ways To Pray
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Third Workshop on Prayer:

In the last workshop we talked about a metaphor for prayer by St. Teresa of Avila. In this workshop we talk about a metaphor for prayer from St. John of the Cross. We started these series of workshops introducing a way of praying by meditating on the Gospels. Now we are talking about quiet prayer. I call contemplation. Where we do not think about God, but allow God to dwell and love in our hearts. His presence transforms our hearts, to be more like His heart.