Deacon Steve Vande Hey articles

Deacon Steve Vande Hey articles

MISSIONARY DISCIPLE - AUGUST 23, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 9/16/20

 God’s blessings! St. Paul was one of the greatest “missionary disciples” of all time. St. Paul recognized God’s all-encompassing presence in our creation and our life. In this weekend’s readings, he writes to the Romans, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” He goes ... Read More »

FREEDOM AND LIBERTY - JULY 5, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 7/06/20

God’s blessings! As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend may we be thankful for our freedom and our liberty, and may we not take it for granted. May we never forget that our true freedom comes from our loving God, who is deeply in love with each one of us.

Our Psalm this weekend speaks of our loving God: “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness. The Lord is good to all and compassionate toward all his works.” It goes on, “The Lord is faithful in all his words and holy in all his works. The Lord lifts up all who are falling and raised up all who are bowed down.” It is wonderful to know that God is with us throughout all of our challenges and ... Read More »

LIFE - God's Gift - Which Jesus Himself Experienced - February 2, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/27/20

 God’s blessings!

This weekend, we commemorate the “Presentation of the Lord” as Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. The Gospel from Luke tells us, through Jesus, “The thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” It goes on, “The child ... Read More »

God is With Us - December 22, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/16/20

As we approach Christmas, there are still a few more days of preparation. There is likely still plenty of hustle and bustle in our lives. Take a deep breath. Ultimately, it all comes down to how we “Discover, Live and Share Jesus!” You may have heard or seen the ... Read More »

Responding to the Lord's Faithfulness - November 10, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 12/11/19

God’s blessings! This weekend is “Stewardship Sunday.”  With God’s grace, we share our love and compassion in many ways through the principles of Stewardship – prayer, service and sharing. We share ourselves at Eucharist, our source and summit, as we gather to praise God, ask for God’s mercy, break ... Read More »

Pursue Faith, Love, Patience and Gentleness - Attentive and Thankful to God - "To Him be Honor and Eternal Power" - September 29, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 10/01/19

 

God’s blessings! My wife Peggy and I had an opportunity to travel to Alaska and the state of Washington in the past month. God’s majestic creative power was very evident to us in the raw beauty of the water, glaciers and mountains, plus the whales and wildlife, and ... Read More »

Keep Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus -- Do Not Grow Weary and Lose Heart

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 8/20/19

God’s blessings! My wife Peggy and I had our hearts filled with joy two weeks ago when our granddaughter Marie was married at Holy Cross, experiencing the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony with her husband, Quinn. It was a beautiful Mass with family very involved in the service, including parents, ... Read More »

Our Mission is to Spread the Gospel - July 7, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 7/12/19

God’s blessings! In today’s Gospel from Luke, Jesus inaugurates “the mission of spreading the Gospel to the whole world.” Scripture tells us, “He sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.” Jesus said, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers ... Read More »

The Grace of God Within Us - May 26, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/17/19

Peace in Christ. In the Gospel from John, Jesus is about to surrender his life. He tells the disciples, “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I told you.” Jesus did not leave us ... Read More »

Called to Listen and Respond to God's Word - April 14, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/17/19

Peace in Christ! It is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. My wife Peggy and I celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary today. God has blessed us in so many ways.

In the first reading from the Prophet Isaiah, “The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, ... Read More »

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