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Finally We Can Be Together in Flesh and Blood | # 1034

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Corpus Christi – For 12 weeks we could only be together virtually. Now we can be together in flesh and blood. God desires to be with you in the flesh, so he created the Eucharist. Don’t just take Communion; enter into Communion with the God who loves you.

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You Have a Place Prepared for You | #1029

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Easter 5 – You are chosen and precious and have a place prepared for you in Heaven. Holy Mother Church will birth you into eternal life and Jesus will be there to catch you. Jesus has a place prepared for you; do you have a place prepared for Jesus?

Though the Road be Long

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What hope we have, even in the longest night, for the light will overcome. We will not fear, for we know the sun will rise. Hallelujah is our song! The journey continues. While there has been a little light in terms of the opening of some ‘non-essential’ businesses, we continue our exile from Mass, with no end in sight. I …

Hallelujah Is Our Song

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What hope we have, even in the longest night, for the light will overcome. We will not fear, for we know the sun will rise. Hallelujah is our song. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! He is risen over all. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah is our song. This past week my family was engaged in a thoughtful, scholarly debate on the next steps out of …

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Where Do You Find Signs of New Life? | #1025

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Easter 2 – We find peace, not when things change ‘out there’, but when our hearts change. We need to realize the depth of God’s love for us. The trials we are suffering are preparing us for new life. Let Jesus put his finger in your wounds.

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This Blood Donor Stopped a Pandemic | #1024

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Easter – Jesus offered his blood so that we could be freed from the pandemic of sin. Today he invites you to live a new life in Him. We need to die to our old selves and rise again every year, every week, and indeed, every day. Happy Easter!

Suspension of All Public Masses in the Green Bay Diocese

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Bishop Ricken has ordered an unprecedented suspension of the celebration of public Masses in the Diocese of Green Bay, effective this Friday. This includes both weekday and Sunday Masses. That news was followed quickly by Governor Evers’ order to suspend all public gatherings of 10 or more people and close all restaurants and bars. Mass will still be offered every …