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  • Sunday Mass Reading Resources 07-27-2014

    “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” – from Mathew 13 In today’s Gospel we here repeatedly how the Kingdom of Heaven, is desirable above all riches. In …

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  • Sunday Mass Readings Resources 07-20-2014

    This Sunday morning we are greeted with the parable of the wheat and the weeds. In it Christ is the sower of seeds, setting in our hearts wheat which brings life and sustenance while the evil one sows weeds. In the parable we see Gods loving patience, staying His hand in cutting down the weeds. …

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  • Portrait – Fr. Dave Pivonka: Priest, Author, Travelor, Speaker

    I first met Fr. Dave many years ago in college (when he and I were both not yet follicly challenged ) at Franciscan University. Dave was one of those guys to whom people were drawn to. Outgoing, articulate, athletic, and fun, you just knew he was someone who was going to shake things up. Though …

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  • Portrait – Immaculée Ilibagiza: Author, Speaker, Surivor Of Rwandan Genocide

    The first time I heard of Immaculee Ilibagiza was a number of years ago when my wife Tracy heard her speak at a conference in North Carolina. Having heard her and getting to meet her Tracy was completely swept away by this story of this woman and the inner beauty she radiated in spite of …

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  • Portrait – Fr. Steven Bell: Priest, Convert, Speaker

    Anyone who here’s a Fr. Steve homily is in for a treat. Raised in the Church of Christ, Fr. Steve always had a yearning to serve God and to evangelize. “Growing up in the Church of Christ, Father Bell followed the example of faith set by his parents and grandparents. “If you lived in my …

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  • CCVA Farewell Concert In It’s Entirety

    The Chester County Voices Abroad takes off today for France for a two week tour. During the trip the young men and women of CCVA will have the opportunity to participate in a number of events as well as put on concerts in some spectacular venues (see tour info here). In preparation for the tour …

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  • Watch CCVA And Other Pilgrims Live In Lourdes Online

    Tuesday the young men and women of Chester County Voices Abroad will be arriving in Lourdes France. The story of Lourdes is an amazing one and continues to produce miracles to this day. (You can learn all about Lourdes here) On Wednesday the choir will be singing for the International Mass at 9:15 am and …

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  • Sunday Mass Readings Resources 06-15-2014

    * This will be my last post for the next several weeks (my wife and I will be accompanying my daughter for a series of converts she and her choir will be performing in France) with the exception of a pre-staged post or two. Please remember the choir in your prayers as they will be …

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  • Portrait – Stan Fortuna: Priest, Missionary, Rapper, Musician, Speaker

    The first time I heard Fr. Stan Fortuna someone had started playing a CD with his rap song Everybody Got 2 Suffer. I thought, “whaaaaa? Eminem has gone Catholic?” Well no he hasn’t…yet What I was hearing was the infectious sounds of Fr. Stan Fortuna! “Fr. Stan Fortuna C.F.R. is one of the eight founding members …

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  • Sunday Mass Readings Resources 06-08-2014

    Pentecost Sunday. Today the church celebrates Pentecost Sunday and the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit that we have new life in Christ. As we give ourselves over to God, as we draw closer to our Lord in prayer it is the presence of the Lord’s Holy Spirit within us …

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