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iSWAT

Next Meeting: March 29th, 2016 | 7:30-9:00 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Room #113

iSWAT Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass in the overflow room.

 

"Man on Fire" Leadership Formation

2nd Thursday of each month | 8:00-9:30 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Activity Center

“Iron Man Virtue Building” Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass.

 

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The Eucharist and the Evangelization of Cultures

We pick up this week with our continuing look inside Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 Apostolic Exhortation called Sacramentum Caritatis (The Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our Christian Faith) and focus our attention on the Eucharist and the evangelization of cultures. It is because the Church, and with it the Holy Eucharist, is One - as we proclaim in the...

“Why are you afraid?” (Mark 4:40)

We humans are fickle. We’re contradictions. Sometimes, the things we say or do make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Let me give you an example: We oftentimes think God is a strict, unfeeling judge who sits in heaven with a clipboard observing our lives, checking off the good things we do and shaking His head in disappointment when we do bad....

BETRAYAL AND STRENGTH

We enter into Holy Week by celebrating Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion. Always such a sacred event, Palm Sunday is the beginning of the end of our Lenten fast, and focuses our attention on the coming event of the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is Christianity under a microscope; the very heart of what it...

GRACE AFTER GRACE

In this Fifth Sunday of Lent I would like to focus on the Gospel reading. We hear something difficult, yet so instrumental, from our Lord that challenges us to the core. The entire reading is from John 12:20-33, but what I desire is to take a closer look at verse 24-26. To set the stage, here Jesus is approached by...

REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE

Sometimes it does us well to reflect on a theme that runs through today’s (Sunday, March 11) Mass readings. The theme is humility. More specifically, it’s a recognition of who we are and who God is. In the first reading from 2 Chronicles (36:14-16; 19-23) we see that despite God’s repeated attempts of uniting His people and bring them peace...

FREEDOM IN THE EUCHARIST

In this Third Sunday in Lent I would like to focus our attention on perseverance. The Scripture readings at Holy Mass have a two-fold theme: The Old Testament reading and the Psalm speaks of the commandments; the New Testament reading and the Holy Gospel proclaim the commandments in action. The commandments and the laws of the Church can oftentimes seem...

THE HEART OF SACRIFICE

I have decided to continue with the Lenten reflections all throughout this season (and pick up with Pope Benedict XVI’s Exhortation on the Eucharist after Easter) as we prepare for the Feast of the Resurrection. It often happens that, year-after-year, we can make the mistake of treating Lent as, well, “just another Lent” and lose grip on what tremendous grace...