Posts with the category “daily-memo-from-msgr-raun”

Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on June 3rd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES Realize the Presence of the LordWhen we are continually aware of the Lord’s presence with us, it brings us joy. We can cultivate this knowledge by reading the Bible. In Acts 2:25-28, Peter quoted King David when he told the crowd at Pentecost, “I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken for He is r...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Monday June 1st, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on June 1st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Lord Jesus!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESChoose to Praise God in All ThingsNotice this does not say to praise God for all things. Everything that happens to us isn’t good. Bad things do happen to good people.Someone else’s poor decisions can result in undesirable consequences that splash over on us. Our own less-than-perfect choices lead to uncomfortable c...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, May 29th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 29th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember the Good Things God Has DoneThe dedication of Solomon’s Temple was a grand and beautiful event. Musicians played, choirs sang, and the people recited scripture reminding them of God’s work on behalf of Israel.As they departed the celebration, we read in I Kings 8:66 that they rejoiced because of all the goo...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday May 28th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 28th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMESRemember Joy Is a Fruit of the SpiritBecause the Holy Spirit is not tangible, it’s easy to forget that He indwells every believer. All of his characteristics are inside us too.Joy is available if we simply remain aware of his activity and presence. The Bible assures us of this in Galatians 5:22-23. However, the Bibl...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 27th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of GratitudeThe lockdown made people more aware of who and what they love. In the rush of life, it’s easy to take people, things, and activities for granted. But when people slowed down long enough to live in the present, they realized who and what they value.God increased the capacity for gratitude as many real...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 23rd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of ContentmentAlthough there was the initial madness of hoarding supplies, many Americans learned how to “make do,” just as their ancestors did. The lockdown startled people, but reminded them how little they needed for a satisfying life.For many, when grocery store lines were ridiculously long, practicing prese...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 22nd, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of FamilyMany people were surprised, in light of COVID-19, by deepening heartstrings to family members. One of the most heartbreaking consequences of the pandemic was the requirement to stay away from loved ones not in our own homes. And one of the most challenging consequences was learning to live lovingly with ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 21st, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE: The Treasure of QuietnessIn the beginning of the shutdown, many people panicked. Not knowing what to do, they turned to default activities like binge-watching television or playing video games.But after a while, boredom set in.In a new desire to live in the moment and deal with inner turmoil, many decided to buy Bibles or re...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 20th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of BeingBefore the coronavirus pandemic, people were primarily activity-oriented. With COVID-19, many discovered the unexpected joy of being rather than always doing. Living in presence, we’ve discovered we are more than what we do.The pandemic forced us to deal with present realities. Before the pandemic, some w...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Tuesday May 19th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 19th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!TREASURES FROM THE QUARANTINE:The Treasure of Tested FaithWhen life becomes chaotic and the future seems uncertain, surprisingly, this is the time when God grows our faith. We begin our journey with Jesus by faith in the power of the Gospel, and we continue our adventure with Him by faith in the power of His ongoing, sanctifying grace in the face of trial...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, May 18th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 18th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!How  to Deal With Your COVID-19 WorriesTrust God for one day at a time.Don’t steal your whole future by bringing its worries into today. Jesus said it this way, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34). You have enough on your plate today. Don’t add anything else.It’s okay to...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 16th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries3. Relax and give God your worries in prayerWe all need to take time to count our blessings. In times like these, you must continually remind yourself of all God has done in your life.But I also think it’s important to count your worries. Often, we just have a general sense of anxiety, but we don’t know w...  Read More
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Mass is Back - Weekend of May 16 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on May 15th, 2020
With grateful hearts, we invite you to be physically present again at the Holy Mass.What a time of rejoicing!We ask for heroic patience and generous charity in this process of allowing a limited number of people to attend Mass. There will indeed be kinks and stumbling blocks as we get accustomed, but what a joy this is to have the chance to attend Mass again! Below you will find the instructions f...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 15th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries2.Give Jesus control over every area of your life.Worry is a warning light that you have an area you haven’t fully given over to God. When God isn’t number one, you’ll worry in that area.When you love something more than God, it becomes a source of stress and anxiety in your life. Even good things—like ou...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 13th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!One of Four Ways to Deal With Your COVID-19 Worries1. Let Jesus be your Shepherd.You can easily forget that you have a shepherd. A shepherd takes the responsibility to feed, lead, and meet the needs of his sheep.These are God’s responsibilities that He promises to do for you.Start every day by saying, “The Lord is my shepherd. You’re a good God.” Then rep...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, May 11th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 11th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will take you to heaven one day!“I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live” (Psalm 23:6). No matter what you experience on earth, God promises you an eternal home with him in heaven. Your future is guaranteed if you live and die with Him.Many people in our world and in our church are trying to receive the...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 10th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all of our beloved Moms!I offered Mass this morning for all of our Mothers, living and departed.A Mother’s LoveOf all the special joys in life,The big ones and the small,A mother’s love and tendernessIs the greatest of them all.~ Anon.REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will be good to you no matter what happens!“Only goodness and fa...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 9th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will publicly show his favor on your life!“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5). God doesn’t just promise to show his favor on your life; he promises to do it in front of the people who attack you. He promises to not just meet your need...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday May 7th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on May 7th, 2020
My dear family,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSGod will walk with you in your dark and fearful days!“Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me” (Psalm 23:4). The last couple of months have been dark for many around the world, but God hasn’t abandoned us. We will go through more dark periods in the future, but God will walk through...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 6th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSToday Psalm 23 teaches us....God will guide you when you’re confused!“He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3). Indecision is stressful, but God promises to guide you. You don’t need to worry about tomorrow’s challenges because God will help you with whatever you face.MONSIGNOR, WHEN...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 5th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Greetings in the Risen Lord!REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSToday Psalm 23 teaches us....God will replenish your strength when you’re empty!“He refreshes my soul” (Psalm 23:3). In the midst of this pandemic, many of you are completely "out of gas" and have been running on fumes these last few weeks . God promises to give you the resilience you need for any trouble you e...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, May 4th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 4th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Good Morning !REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSPsalm 23 gives nine different benefits of God’s goodness—reasons why people can have hope no matter what is happening with COVID-19.God will teach you to relax when you’re stressed out!“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters” (Psalm 23:2). God will lead you to a place of peace. He’ll teach yo...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 3rd, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Good Morning !REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESSDuring this quarantine, the Lord has really been leading us to Psalm 23 - a psalm we are all familiar with, but because it is so familiar, we have taken for granted and perhaps never really meditated upon. Psalm 23 gives nine different benefits of God’s goodness—reasons why people can have hope no matter what is happening wi...  Read More
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May 2, 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on May 2nd, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Good Morning !  We are in the Month of May - Pray the Rosary Every Day! REASONS TO HOPE IN GOD'S GOODNESS For many around the world today, the last few months have been full of stress. You’ve probably experienced it as well.On the surface, it’s easy to think your stress centers on whether you or someone you care about gets COVID-19 or on the growing economic challenges s...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, May 1st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on May 1st, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Good Morning !    " St. John Henry Newman offers various reasons why May in particular is dedicated to Our Lady:The first reason is because it is the time when the earth bursts forth into its fresh foliage and its green grass after the stern frost and snow of winter and the raw atmosphere and the wild wind and rain of the early spring. It is because the blossoms are upon...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday April 30th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on April 30th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Today's memo is different, because I want to use it to send you the two prayers our Holy Father would like said every day after the Rosary in the month of May. You can print them out for use all during the month, or save them to your mobile devise. You can also find them on the website. Please share them with people you know who do not have access to the internet.REMEMBE...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 29th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Good Morning !  For your daily meditation....MORE ANXIETY ANTIDOTES FROM THE BIBLEDon’t Rely Only on Yourself – Come to Jesus“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 28th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Hello, everyone! For your daily meditation....MORE ANXIETY ANTIDOTES FROM THE BIBLEDon’t Work too Hard – Rest in God’s Grace“There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rest from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.” (Hebrews 4:9-11; See also Exodus 20:8-10.)Do...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, April 27th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 27th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,A good day to you all. Many of you have told me that you are enjoying the Bible verses. So here are :MORE ANXIETY ANTIDOTES FROM THE BIBLEDon’t Try to Make Things Happen – Follow Christ in All You Do“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-hel...  Read More
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Sunday April 26, 2020
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on April 26th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,A blessed Lord's Day to you all !For our meditation for today, may I offer.......MORE ANXIETY ANTIDOTES FROM THE BIBLE Don’t Try to Control People and Situations – Submit to God in Humility“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because h...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Saturday, April 25th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 25th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,A blessed feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist.TOMORROW IS SUNDAY - let's plan ahead for our family worship, joining in the on-line Mass and keeping the Lord's Day Holy:Seven days away from God makes one weak!MORE ANXIETY ANTIDOTES FROM THE BIBLE !Don’t Worry about Pleasing People – Reverence God“The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by troub...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Friday, April 24th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 24th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Friends, there's a lot of anxiety going around!What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?Stress is part of life. Pains and problems, decisions, discords, and demands are all examples of stress. The more responsibility we have the more stress we experience.Stress becomes anxiety when stress gets inside us. Anxiety is not inevitable. It’s an uncomfortable problem th...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 23rd, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Today is the feast-day of St. George, the famous Christian knight and martyr, who so famously killed the dragon. So today I'm praying to him to kill our 21st century dragon, the corona virus!Some more Bible verses for our Quarantine meditation !Jesus is Our Healer“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of th...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 22nd, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Today's Bible verses for our Quarantine meditation !Be Still to Take Refuge in God in Trouble“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea… He makes wars cease… He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will b...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 21st, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,Some more Bible verses for our Quarantine meditation !Empathy Engages us with God’s Spirit of Power, Love, and Self-Discipline“To Timothy, my dear son… Recalling your tears, I long to see you… I am reminded of your sincere faith… For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:2, 4-5, 7).God’s Grace Helps You ...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Monday, April 20th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 20th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord, Some more Bible verses for our Quarantine meditation ! God Takes Your Hand to Comfort Your Fears and Help You  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun - Sunday, April 19th 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 19th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,The Lord is risen. ALLELUIA !Blessings to you on this beautiful Octave Day of Easter, the Feast of the Divine Mercy!A sign of God’s love and mercyWhen Sister Teresita Richardson’s prayer group decided to select one person and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for 54 days for that person’s conversion, they chose her brother, John, who claimed to be an atheist. A parishioner n...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun -Saturday, April 18th, 2020
by STA_Christina Sosa on April 18th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,The Lord is risen. ALLELUIA !On this eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, let us meditate on the words our Lord Jesus spoke to His servant, Saint Faustina :Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My mercy. They have the right before others to trust in the abyss of My mercy. My daughter, write about My mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make an appeal to My mercy deli...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Friday April 17th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on April 17th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,The Lord is risen. ALLELUIA !Yes, the quarantine is starting to get old. The evil one wants to play on our frayed nerves to make us impatient and sin against charity. So we fight back, meditating and drawing strength from the Word of God:Jesus is Calm in the Storm (Then he Calms the Storm and his Disciples)“Then [Jesus] got into the boat and his disciples followed him. S...  Read More
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Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday April 16th, 2020
by STA_Michael Allen on April 16th, 2020
My dear family in the Lord,The Lord is risen. ALLELUIA !"There is something that you have been putting off for quite some time. Maybe it’s a book, a devotion in prayer, a novena, a project to improve and express your mind. It has been pushed aside because “space” wasn’t available to make room for it. Now, we have more space than some of us really wanted or ever asked for. Your schedule has slowed ...  Read More
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