One Church One Message is about getting every one that attends our church to hear the same message on a given week. At Holy Eucharist this means that our children, students and adults are all being taught a similar theme - so families can discuss it. It means that at every Mass, we repeat the same homily so that every adult has heard the exact same message. One Church One Message is simply about getting everybody in the parish headed in the same direction, as with geese flying in formation, or a crew team rowing together. The message is what we call our weekend homily. It is the centerpiece of our church communication.We invite you to read, reflect and pray on these messages.
This five week series begins on Pentecost. It is said that the fool learns by experience, but at least he learns. From time to time, we have all been unproductive or counterproductive in decision-making, experienced negative thought patterns, and made poor decisions. However, rather than repeating failed behaviors and thought processes, successful people are able to recognize and rise above their failures to make permanent positive decisions they'll never regret. During this series we will identify the behaviors and thought processes of successful people.
It has been said that the greatest Christian virtue is humility. As important as humility is, it is often misunderstood. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is not practiced because we are unaware of the benefits - specifically that he who humbles himself will be exalted. In this series, we will clear up some of the misconceptions about humility and discuss why it is so beneficial.
All of us come from families that are diversified by size and other factors, but share many commonalities, including our strong emotions when it comes to different familial relationships and experiences. In this series, we will look at our family relationships – both in the past, present, and future - and will explore three principles of every happy family: successful families accept the messiness of family life with grace and flexibility; are marked by mutual respect; and are committed to a larger purpose beyond themselves.