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Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 8/01/17
Who is Jesus?
At some point, we will all have to answer this question.
For Peter, James and John who witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus, it must have been an incredible experience filled with awe, astonishment, fear and joy all at that same time. Jesus was showing them who ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 7/25/17
The Ordinary in Extraordinary
The Gospel reading is a reality check for those of us who work in the Church. The devil has never gotten so much print time! Also known as “the enemy” or “the evil one” in Scripture, this sad and forsaken spirit has had a lot ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 6/29/17
Coming back home…that’s how I feel as I type this introduction of myself. My name is Julie Doyle, and some of you may remember me from my days of teaching third grade at St. Jude of the Lake School. I am excited to be the new Family Faith ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 6/23/17
What is that old saying? “With friends like that, who needs enemies?” Jeremiah’s friends are whispering behind his back, watching his every move, setting their traps, and plotting his demise. The life of the prophet is never pretty, not often smooth, and always problematic. It’s the same with ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/19/17
Last Thursday, 43 of our students “entered into full communion” with the Church during the sacrament of Confirmation. You’ll get a good look at them on June 4th at our Rite of Acceptance Mass (9:00am). Archbishop Hebda is big on building community; young adults are vital to the ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 5/05/17
Your ADVENTURE awaits
Have you noticed “something different in the air” at St. Jude of the Lake? Friendship? Joy? Peace? Kindness? Happiness? An esprit de corps of adventure? It’s THE HOLY SPIRIT and she is alive and present here!
As a school and parish staff, we’ve been trying to ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/29/17
Any time we can really make learning hands-on, meaningful, and fun, I am IN!.
My sister shared the idea of Resurrection Rolls with me years ago. We used to make these with our kids when they were much younger. The opportunity gave us the time to grab their attention, ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/22/17
Dear Friends in Christ,
I want to return to the Lenten and biblical themes of prayer, fasting, and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. These three are one, and they give life to each other. St. Peter Chrysologus says, “Let no one try to separate ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/14/17
In our first reading, the Lord says to Abraham: “Go!” Leave behind everything you know and love. “Depart quickly!” On a journey with no clear destination. “You are chosen!” And blessed. In essence, the Lord says, “You have to TRUST ME. I have your best interests in my heart, ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Giuliano on 3/02/17
DO YOU AVOID CONFESSION?Did you know that I suffered from confession-phobia for many years? Like 25 of them. In my childhood, I attended Baptist services and VBS where both the Divine Vengeance and Divine Mercy aspects of God were vividly preached. I was taught to tell God I was ... Read More »