Have Pity!

None of us enjoys walking into a situation and being made to feel unwelcome. Perhaps at a social event we join a group of people deep in conversation, only to have all talking stop. Or we present a new idea to the staff with whom we work and it is immediately cut down and we […]

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It Is You!

Sometimes today’s Gospel  is interpreted along the lines of the title of a book by John Ortberg, “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.” The interpretation goes like this: Peter had the right idea when he got out of the boat, quite literally stepping out in faith. […]

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Touching The Truth Within

By Sister Diane Toth In Sister Suzanne Mayer’s book Celebrating the Woman You Are, she relates the story of Miriam from Ch. 15 of Exodus. After the Israelites cross the Red Sea, Miriam realizes the freedom that is theirs. She grabs a tambourine and begins singing and dancing. Soon, all the women follow, praising God. […]

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New Ministry ‘Energizing’ for Sister Mary Alyce

Change can be a difficult thing. But Sister Mary Alyce Koval finds a big change in her life right now “energizing.” Today she begins a new ministry – new for her, and relatively new for the Diocese of Youngstown. She’s the new Parish Leader for St. Luke Church in Boardman. St. Luke’s is one of […]

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Listen!

In the dog days of summer (in the northern hemisphere), who wouldn’t like to climb a high mountain where it’s cool and refreshing? When Peter, James, and John were invited by Jesus to go up a “high mountain,” they were not prepared for what would occur and for where the journey would lead. Something new […]

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