Today’s readings remind me that in turning to God’s word, we find constant reminders of His goodness and faithfulness. So many of our days are polluted by the news and social media telling us everything that is wrong in the world. But in Christ, in this season of Advent, we have a hope that echoes throughout time and space. And it is our choice to allow him to enter or not, to heal us or not. Jesus asks the blind man, “Do you believe that I can do this?” In other words, “Do you choose Hope?” It is waiting for us. I pray we will all open our hearts and lives to its graces.@erikadonatto #letusadorehim

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adminToday’s readings remind me that in turning to God’s word, we find constant reminders of His goodness and faithfulness. So many of our days are polluted by the news and social media telling us everything that is wrong in the world. But in Christ, in this season of Advent, we have a hope that echoes throughout time and space. And it is our choice to allow him to enter or not, to heal us or not. Jesus asks the blind man, “Do you believe that I can do this?” In other words, “Do you choose Hope?” It is waiting for us. I pray we will all open our hearts and lives to its graces.@erikadonatto #letusadorehim

The statement of Jesus today, that “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” has the potential to make us scared, but the beauty of this gospel, is that the will of our Father in heaven is to simply but completely love our God in faith and our neighbor as ourself. In doing this we find the truth of the words of Isaiah and the psalmist, that “his mercy endures forever. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” “Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock.” And we are promised, “A nation of firm purpose…one that keeps faith…you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you.” God, “I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior.” @rjefaw #letusadoreHim

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adminThe statement of Jesus today, that “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” has the potential to make us scared, but the beauty of this gospel, is that the will of our Father in heaven is to simply but completely love our God in faith and our neighbor as ourself. In doing this we find the truth of the words of Isaiah and the psalmist, that “his mercy endures forever. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.” “Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock.” And we are promised, “A nation of firm purpose…one that keeps faith…you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you.” God, “I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior.” @rjefaw #letusadoreHim

Who doesn’t like fishing when the fishing is good?!? That’s easy!!! But what about fishing for souls? Not so easy is it? There’s a massive harvest but not enough fishermen. Advent is a time for ALL of us to prepare our hearts to respond to Christ’s call for us to IMMEDIATELY drop our worldly nets and become “Fishers of Men.” Can’t speak well with your lips? That’s okay, neither can I. Instead, speak LOVE through your actions. We have enough TALK, but we need more WALK. In the words of the 1st Reading from Romans, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” @mattladner15#letusadoreHim

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adminWho doesn’t like fishing when the fishing is good?!? That’s easy!!! But what about fishing for souls? Not so easy is it? There’s a massive harvest but not enough fishermen. Advent is a time for ALL of us to prepare our hearts to respond to Christ’s call for us to IMMEDIATELY drop our worldly nets and become “Fishers of Men.” Can’t speak well with your lips? That’s okay, neither can I. Instead, speak LOVE through your actions. We have enough TALK, but we need more WALK. In the words of the 1st Reading from Romans, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!” @mattladner15#letusadoreHim

On that day,A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,and from his roots a bud shall blossom.The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him.•In our domestic Church, we teach Salvation History in a few different ways. But by far, my favorite is this time of year when we talk about the lineage of Jesus through the devotion of the Jesse Tree (day three is Noah’s Ark). It’s based on today’s reading from the Prophet Isaiah speaking about who Jesus will be and from what line. Each day teaches about the beauty of God’s plan for humanity: the choosing of a people, preparing them for the day of the coming of God Himself made Man in Jesus Christ. Our six kids love this time of year, and love to hear the story night after night of God’s immense love for His people and His great mercy for them.•On that day,The root of Jesse,set up as a signal for the nations,The Gentiles shall seek out,for his dwelling shall be glorious.@charlemagne726#letusadorehim

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adminOn that day,A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,and from his roots a bud shall blossom.The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him.•In our domestic Church, we teach Salvation History in a few different ways. But by far, my favorite is this time of year when we talk about the lineage of Jesus through the devotion of the Jesse Tree (day three is Noah’s Ark). It’s based on today’s reading from the Prophet Isaiah speaking about who Jesus will be and from what line. Each day teaches about the beauty of God’s plan for humanity: the choosing of a people, preparing them for the day of the coming of God Himself made Man in Jesus Christ. Our six kids love this time of year, and love to hear the story night after night of God’s immense love for His people and His great mercy for them.•On that day,The root of Jesse,set up as a signal for the nations,The Gentiles shall seek out,for his dwelling shall be glorious.@charlemagne726#letusadorehim

This world isn’t our home. I think it’s easy to know that, especially with all the turmoil going on lately. But sometimes it is very easy for us to get caught up in all that is going on whether it is what is on the nightly news, on our social media feed, or planning for the holidays. But we are destined for eternity. Fr. Mike Schmitz points out that what happens at the end of our lives MATTERS most, but what happens in our day to day also MATTERS. It is important to remember this because if we are to be an Easter people we have to be an Advent people first and allow Jesus into our lives, into our homes, into our relationships. Just like the centurion, before Jesus can work miracles in our lives we have to let him in. Let’s see how we can live out each moment this Advent intentionally seeking His presence and inviting others to share in the joy it brings.#letusadoreHim @christhedonatto

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adminThis world isn’t our home. I think it’s easy to know that, especially with all the turmoil going on lately. But sometimes it is very easy for us to get caught up in all that is going on whether it is what is on the nightly news, on our social media feed, or planning for the holidays. But we are destined for eternity. Fr. Mike Schmitz points out that what happens at the end of our lives MATTERS most, but what happens in our day to day also MATTERS. It is important to remember this because if we are to be an Easter people we have to be an Advent people first and allow Jesus into our lives, into our homes, into our relationships. Just like the centurion, before Jesus can work miracles in our lives we have to let him in. Let’s see how we can live out each moment this Advent intentionally seeking His presence and inviting others to share in the joy it brings.#letusadoreHim @christhedonatto

It seems like more than any other season. Advent, for me at least, is full of lists. Lists of to-do’s, to pack, to buy, to fix, to send a christmas card to. My phone is full of lists! If it wasn’t, honestly, I don’t see how our family of nine would get through the season unscathed. Today’s readings for me, are a clarion call of warning. Have you made your lists?! Have you prepared?! This Advent, we are inspired to make a conscious effort to reflect on the Gospel of the day, every day with you. So as to prepare our heart for the most important moment of all time, the time of His coming… #letusadoreHim@ennie4

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adminIt seems like more than any other season. Advent, for me at least, is full of lists. Lists of to-do’s, to pack, to buy, to fix, to send a christmas card to. My phone is full of lists! If it wasn’t, honestly, I don’t see how our family of nine would get through the season unscathed. Today’s readings for me, are a clarion call of warning. Have you made your lists?! Have you prepared?! This Advent, we are inspired to make a conscious effort to reflect on the Gospel of the day, every day with you. So as to prepare our heart for the most important moment of all time, the time of His coming… #letusadoreHim@ennie4

We are grateful for the parents and families of our missionaries. Thank you for raising your kids to believe in hope and goodness. Your unconditional support and trust gives life to our missionaries. #Repost @laurenmarie2893 with @repostapp・・・S/O to the one, the only, Big Stevo on this, the Day of Fathers! Thank you for always being such an amazing image of God the Father’s love for me! Love ya! #happyfathersday #crazysteve

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adminWe are grateful for the parents and families of our missionaries. Thank you for raising your kids to believe in hope and goodness. Your unconditional support and trust gives life to our missionaries. #Repost @laurenmarie2893 with @repostapp・・・S/O to the one, the only, Big Stevo on this, the Day of Fathers! Thank you for always being such an amazing image of God the Father’s love for me! Love ya! #happyfathersday #crazysteve

We are grateful for the priests who have welcomed Adore into their communities. Our missionaries are inspired each day by their openness to God’s will and love for the people they serve.#Repost @manny6b with @repostapp・・・He will do whatever it takes to be one with his people! @father.manuel only knows one speed…fast!

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adminWe are grateful for the priests who have welcomed Adore into their communities. Our missionaries are inspired each day by their openness to God’s will and love for the people they serve.#Repost @manny6b with @repostapp・・・He will do whatever it takes to be one with his people! @father.manuel only knows one speed…fast!

We are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers that give so much of their valuable time week after week, event after event. If you have ever played basketball at one of our missions, served food at one of our events, cleaned out a flooded house with us, let us borrow your truck, spent your free weekend with a bunch of teenagers at a retreat, painted a youth room, housed a missionary, or done any of the countless acts of service for Adore, thank you! We get to work with some of the most selfless and people loving people out there!#Repost @dasemc93 with @repostapp・・・I love this kid and everything we do at @adoreministries. Ask me about it!

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adminWe are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers that give so much of their valuable time week after week, event after event. If you have ever played basketball at one of our missions, served food at one of our events, cleaned out a flooded house with us, let us borrow your truck, spent your free weekend with a bunch of teenagers at a retreat, painted a youth room, housed a missionary, or done any of the countless acts of service for Adore, thank you! We get to work with some of the most selfless and people loving people out there!#Repost @dasemc93 with @repostapp・・・I love this kid and everything we do at @adoreministries. Ask me about it!

Beautiful things are happening in a little town in Ohio called Portsmouth. We are grateful for @baumwife and @baumlife (and all of our missionaries!) who give their whole hearts to serve their communities! @portsmouthcatholic #Repost @baumwife with @repostapp・・・Still experiencing so much joy and consolation from our Adore Night last night. Good people, good meal, good conversation, and good prayer. So thankful for my church family. #portsmouthadorenights

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adminBeautiful things are happening in a little town in Ohio called Portsmouth. We are grateful for @baumwife and @baumlife (and all of our missionaries!) who give their whole hearts to serve their communities! @portsmouthcatholic #Repost @baumwife with @repostapp・・・Still experiencing so much joy and consolation from our Adore Night last night. Good people, good meal, good conversation, and good prayer. So thankful for my church family. #portsmouthadorenights