What Do You Do with Your Free Time?

What Do You Do with Your Free Time?

What would you do if you had years of free time? Yes, years. Not just a few hours a day, but years! Nothing to do. No need to work. Would you relax, have parties with your friends, or goof off? Or would you spend your time in a different way?...

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God Gives Us a Place in Heaven

God Gives Us a Place in Heaven

Have you ever wondered what you’d do if you won a million dollars…or more? Would you keep most of it for yourself? Would you buy yourself lots of things you’ve always wanted? Or maybe, would you share some of it with others? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul tells us...

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The Most Important Visitor has Come to See Us

The Most Important Visitor has Come to See Us

Don’t you love it when friends and relatives come over for a visit? Maybe you will have some relatives over for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or maybe a birthday! When somebody comes to our house, we might get excited as we get everything ready! Do you know that the most important...

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What It Really Means To Be Rich

What It Really Means To Be Rich

What does it take to be rich? Did you know some people spend their whole lives asking this question? How can I be rich? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story of a rich man and a poor man named  Lazarus. The rich man enjoyed big feasts and wore...

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How Did You Hear about God?

How Did You Hear about God?

The Apostles Teach Us Did your parents tell you stories from the Bible? Did your godparent tell you something? Did you listen to our priest? Does your church school class talk about God? Maybe you learned about the Lord from all of these! Saint Paul tells us today in the...

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Jesus Had Special Helpers

Jesus Had Special Helpers

Have you ever walked around in a library? Maybe you’ve walked around in the grown-up section, and you’ve seen books and books about things you don’t even understand. Then you know how much there really is to learn! In today’s Gospel reading, our Lord reminds us how much there is...

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Growing Strong Roots by Praying to God

Growing Strong Roots by Praying to God

Growing Strong Roots Have you ever looked at a tree, after it has fallen down? Sometimes we forget how deep the roots of a tree are. One tree expert says that they can grow as much as 20 feet below ground! That’s taller than your house! We don’t see the...

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God Wants Us to be Clean on the Inside

God Wants Us to be Clean on the Inside

Be Clean Have you ever gotten really, really dirty? Maybe you played outside in the mud. Or maybe you ran around in the woods on a hot and sticky day. Well, after that, did you take a shower or a bath? It feels so good to get clean after being...

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Can You Be Rich and Poor at the Same Time?

Can You Be Rich and Poor at the Same Time?

Do you know how you could make other people rich? They’re opposites, aren’t they? Well, in today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul tells how he was rich and poor, all at the same time. Saint Paul tells us of all the awful things that happened to him, as he traveled around,...

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Follow Me

Follow Me

If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Have you ever had to say “no” to something? Maybe you can think of a time when you really wanted to do something, but you knew you shouldn’t. So, you said,...

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The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your Spirit

The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ Be With Your Spirit

Have you ever heard somebody say, “I wish you well” or “Take care”? Or maybe you have heard “Be well” or even “Have a nice day!” Sometimes we might give somebody a greeting when we say goodbye. In today’s epistle reading, we read a greeting that Saint Paul writes to...

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Friends Lift You Up When Things Are Hard

Friends Lift You Up When Things Are Hard

How did you meet your friends? Do you have friends from school and sports and from camp? Do you have friends from church and from your neighborhood? Our friends are special to us because we have something in common with them. We take care of each other. In today’s epistle...

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