Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Christmas Letter to Family and Friends

Some friends shared this wonderful Christmas letter that they received from a friend of theirs this year.  It conveys a beautiful message that should be spread around the world during this season of peace and joy.  So please read it … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 29, 2013

• Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 • Colossians 3:12-21 • Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 • Holy Family A ’14 • Scripture Readings: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  Print PDF: Weekly Homily 12.29.2013 Today is the Feast of the Holy Family. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Reflection

A friend sent me this reflection recently and I loved it so much I wanted to share it!  Merry Christmas to all… – Rosemary Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, … Continue reading

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Christmas Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 25, 2013

| Isaiah 52: – 10 | Hebrews 1: 1 – 6 | John 1: 1 – 18 | Christmas A ’14 | Scripture Readings: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Print PDF: Christmas Homily 12.25.2013 There was a special reindeer … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 22, 2013

| Isaiah 7: 10 – 4 | Romans 1: 1 – 7 | Matthew 1: 18 – 24 | 4 Advent A ’14 | Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday of Advent Print PDF: Weekly Homily 12.22.2013 Unintentionally, Advent / Christmas has become a … Continue reading

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Announcing Results from our Bishop Synod Survey

There were 289 participants in our survey. Respondents were not required to answer all questions. Calculations are based on number of respondents to each specific question. One third of respondents identified themselves as being from the Helena Diocese.  59% of … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 15, 2013

| Isaiah 35: 1-6 | James 5: 7-10 | Matthew 11: 2-11| 3 Advent A ’14 | Scripture Readings:  Third Sunday of Advent  Print PDF:  Weekly Homily 12.15.2013 In this season of preparation I set the 16 year-old Islamic girl … Continue reading

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Spiritual Quotes from Nelson Mandela “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be … Continue reading

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Weekly Homily from Father Jim Hogan for December 8, 2013

• Isaiah 11:1-10 • Romans 15:4-9 • Matthew 3:1-12 • 2 Advent A ‘14 • Scripture Readings: Second Sunday of Advent  Print PDF: Weekly Homily 12.08.2013 Last week I tried to explain why I set the 16 year-old Islamic girl – Malala, … Continue reading

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