Deacon Mark Ebben articles

Deacon Mark Ebben articles

Walking into Church - October 27, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 10/31/19

In today’s Gospel reading, a Pharisee and a tax collector go into the temple to pray. For some of us, it may be difficult to walk into a church, even our own parish church. We enter, and we look at the tabernacle. Perhaps the thought comes into our minds: “God is ... Read More »

Why go on a pilgrimage? - September 15, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 10/01/19

This weekend, September 13-15, more than 40 parishioners will either hike or bike 50 miles from Holy Cross to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. Why do people go on a pilgrimage? A pilgrimage is a journey that one undertakes to a sacred ... Read More »

Do Our Possessions Possess Us? - August 4, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 8/07/19

Today’s Gospel reading from Luke speaks about how we can get carried away with our possessions. Jesus indicates that anyone “who stores up treasures for himself and is not rich toward God” is foolish (Luke 12:21). What does it mean to be “rich toward God?” When we view ... Read More »

Your Table is Ready - June 23, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 6/19/19

You may be the cook in your house. You may also be the breadwinner and, depending on your income, eat out more than in. Any meal is a good thing. Any time a meal is set for us we are happy. Food is a blessing in this world, not ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day - May 12, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 6/17/19

It is not easy being a mom. A recent study shows that, by the time a child reaches the age of 18, a mother had to handle 18,000 hours of extra child-generated work. In fact, says this study, women who never have children enjoy the equivalent of an extra ... Read More »

Are We Able to Forgive? - March 31, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 6/17/19

Do you ever wonder why we get irritated at someone who speeds past us on the highway even though we drive well over the speed limit at times? Why do we get angry when we hear someone cheated on their taxes even though we claimed all sorts of purchases ... Read More »

Blest is the One Who Trusts in the Lord - February 17, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 6/17/19

When I pray on Sunday mornings, I try to give God a Sabbath from all my usual asking and pleading. Instead I resolved years ago that, on Sundays, I would limit my prayers to praise and thanksgiving. After all, Eucharist means Thanksgiving. Besides, God hears plenty about my needs ... Read More »

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord - January 6, 2019

Posted by Kim Corey on 6/17/19

Today we gather to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany—that incredible story of Magi from the East attempting to find the newborn King of the Jews. There is so much symbolism in this story, but the simple truth is that the Wise men went to great lengths to give ... Read More »

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