Deacon Randy Haak articles

Deacon Randy Haak articles


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 2/15/21

With great joy, we continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus through the Christmas season. This weekend we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This celebration reminds us of the importance of family. This year family is especially important; because of the pandemic, the suggestion has ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 9/16/20

I think we would all agree that these are challenging times. We all know about the pandemic and that, by itself, would be bad enough. But on top of that, we have wildfires raging across the West, hurricanes hitting the South, millions unemployed and facing eviction and foreclosure, businesses ... Read More »

Is God’s Word Relevant in the Midst of a Pandemic? - 7/12/2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 8/20/20

The answer to the question in the title of this article is one we all want to hear – a resounding “YES.”

We want to believe that in the midst of the struggles we have all experienced over the last several months that God’s Word, as we hear in ... Read More »

Can You Climb the Mountain? - March 8, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 3/06/20

In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, we see Jesus take his disciples, Peter and James, and his brother John up a high mountain, where they see Jesus transfigured and, with him, Moses and Elijah. This is a significant moment for the disciples as they come to ... Read More »

Follow the Light of Jesus - January 26, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/20/20

God’s first task when the world was created was to make the light. God knew that before anything else could happen is that the world would need light. Without light, no life could exist, no one could see and we would all stumble through the darkness.

In the first ... Read More »

Be Ready For That Hallmark Experience - December 15, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/16/20

My kids don’t get it, but I love the Hallmark Christmas movies. I understand that they are predictable, but I still love them. I like the fact that, despite the last-minute crisis that threatens to destroy a budding relationship, somehow the crisis gets avoided and, in the end, everyone ... Read More »

Let Us Live What We Have Prayed - November 3, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 10/31/19

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” How often have we said those words? Depending on our age, it might be anywhere from a few hundred times to hundreds of thousands of times. But how often do we really stop to think about what ... Read More »

It's Not Fair! - September 22, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 10/01/19

“It’s not fair!” is a cry parents often hear from their children when they are disappointed with an answer from a parent. “It’s not fair!” is what we often say when we face an unexpected hardship or illness. “It’s not fair!” is how we feel when we know someone ... Read More »

Who is Your Driver? - August 11, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 8/07/19

Most likely sometime this week we will drive or ride in a car. Even if we don’t this week, at some time or another, either in the past or the future we probably have, or will, ride in a car to go somewhere. If you are like me, you ... Read More »

Experience the Freedom of Living in the Spirit - June 30, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 7/12/19

After two months of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, and the gift of the Holy  Spirit to lead us and guide us, we return to Ordinary Time. But always remember that this refers to a season of the Church year. God’s love for us is anything but ordinary!

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