Sermon Tag: Diocesan Annual Appeal

Rebecca and Harold Nixon
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One shared mission: Mountain churches serve needs while facing great challenges

By Don Clemmer When floodwaters devastated communities across Central and Eastern Kentucky earlier this year, Father Brandon Bigam found himself on an island. Literally. St. Martha Catholic Church in Prestonsburg, where he is pastor, was itself largely free of damage, but most sections of the property — including the parking lot and the bridge that...

‘One with Christ … through charity’
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‘One with Christ … through charity’

Giving of ourselves to those in need is a crucial part of our Christian mission Q: Why does the Church put so much emphasis on giving? Is it really that important to my being a Christian? A: As the days begin to shorten and cool, a pastor considers the upcoming things on the parish calendar...

John Stewart Jr.
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Called to serve, called to give

Why I support the Diocesan Annual Appeal — and encourage others to do so By John Stewart Jr. When someone is new to a family, workplace or other group, it’s easier to see what makes that group of people special. I converted from the Lutheran faith about 40 years ago, and even though this has...

Towards the kingdom
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Towards the kingdom

Whether walking together or giving of ourselves, we build up the Church By Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. Each year, the Church in the United States observes the month of October as “Respect Life” month. This year, already dedicated to honoring St. Joseph, we are asked to reflect on Joseph’s role in the life of...