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Becoming a Stephen Minister

Becoming a Stephen Minister

By Retta Blaney I was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in September 2021 at Marble Collegiate Church. Stephen Ministers are highly-trained, highly-supervised lay ministers. I had 50 hours of classroom (Zoom) training and about 50 hours of reading. It’s...
Catholics in America

Catholics in America

By Bill Hurley, Associate An American Catholic sitting in a pew at Mass one Sunday, heard his pastor preach a homily on the Good Samaritan. Upon leaving Church he asked his priest “Who is my Neighbor?” What follows is a reply, a story I would hope would be preached to...
Mary and the Month of May

Mary and the Month of May

Every May, for cradle Catholics like me, the smell of lilacs and lilies of the valley evokes memories of May crownings when school children honored Mary, queen of heaven, mother of Jesus and our mother.  As we honor Mary in this month dedicated to her, we also...