Jolt of Faith

Spiritual Housecleaning during the Holidays

As we all continue our Advent journey, we probably feel the pressure building. The pressure to get a lot of things done over the next few weeks before Christmas. We also need to feel the pressure on the inside to make more room in our hearts. If your heart is filled...

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The Season of Preparation

Advent's a season of preparation, and we know that because there's a lot of preparation going on right now. We're preparing for Christmas. We're shopping. We're decorating. We're wrapping. We're baking. We're cleaning. We're planning. We know how to prepare. But how...

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The reasons you should come to Mass

Why do I need to come to mass on Sunday? And it's a good question. Yes, you can encounter God anywhere but there's only one place you can receive God, and that's in the blessed sacrament, the Eucharist. And while we can encounter god in our prayer, in the beauty of...

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Here’s why we pray for the dead

We pray for the dead because we realize that not all of us leave this world having let go of all those things that are still holding us back from God. It's God's final offer of mercy. With this act it helps us remember how much our God loves us. Even if we don't quite...

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November and our mortality

November reminds us of our own mortality. And we don't like to think about that. We try to avoid it, but it's healthy for us spiritually to remember that there is more to us as people of faith. Like the painting behind me, one day all of us will go to the lord. Are we...

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The power of the Rosary

You know, as Catholics, the rosary is something we often take for granted, but there is great power there. There is great power to get our lady to intercede for us in a powerful way. A few weeks ago, a very anti-Catholic journalist after the Dobbs decision overturning...

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What we learn from Saint Francis of Assisi being Christlike

If you had to pick the best known saint, this would be him. Everyone knows Saint Francis of Assisi. And that's just not because he loved animals and was a conservationists. But I think Saint Francis is so well known because he was so Christlike. In a time of...

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Feast Days and their importance

Oct 13 Feast Days can teach us and we can learn from them in our every day lives. Times we can learn to love and the power of love it has on our every day lives. https://youtu.be/DBFs9SVC_4g

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Different types of Prayer

We all know how to go to God for those "911 calls" when we need something from him. BUT try the other types of prayer. Father John shares how to have a mix of prayer to have a full prayer life. https://youtu.be/eIGE1meQEBc

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Jolt of Faith – God’s Plan

As people of Faith, we've all struggled with the reality of unanswered prayers. We've really prayed for something and we've been pouring out of hearts to God and God doesn't seem to respond. And I'm not talking about winning powerball. I'm talking about a real life...

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