Rooting Out Sin

To err is human” is a somewhat misleading statement.

I am not saying that we all don’t make mistakes. I never met a perfect person, and I am certainly far from perfect.

It’s misleading when it’s our excuse to sin. We are made for more. We are created out of love for love. When we sin we replace what is true, good, and beautiful with a distortion of those realities.

This Sunday’s Gospel is a challenging one. Jesus talks about sin and hell and so does our video this week. This gospel challenges us to discover who and what we are made for.

Watch this week’s video now:


Big announcements:

  • We will have an exciting announcement about our daily campaigns in Advent and Lent in the next day or two.
  • Our new daily scripture podcast is launching in the next week. The #ShareJesus Podcast is a 2-3 minute daily reflection based on the readings for Mass each day.

Latest Podcast Episode: A Crisis and Our Response

This episode focuses on how should we respond to the current crisis in the Church. We must keep focused on Jesus and our mission. The featured saint of this episode is the Blessed Mother, under the title “Our Lady of Good Success.”


The Greatest Among Us

Reflect: Greatness starts with small things and perhaps, holiness starts with even smaller things. If we can’t see the poor and those in need near us, we need to find them. Jesus calls us to serve to find true holiness and greatness.



Quote: “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Pray: Jesus, Help me to be more like you. Help me to put you first in my life and then help me to serve others with a heart like yours. Jesus, I love you. I give you my life.

Act: Do an intentional act of charity each day this week without anyone noticing.

Tips to Prepare for Mass

Question for you today: When does Mass begin?

In the Eastern Catholic Church, there is a tradition that Mass begins when we start to prepare. That is, when we start to get ready and travel to Mass. That is the moment when we should start to turn our minds and hearts towards God.

Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for Mass:

  1. On the way to Mass, think about what you are thankful for
  2. Think about something or someone you want to pray for at Mass
  3. Read the readings beforehand, or listen to them on the USCCB Podcast. (Click here)


What other ways can we prepare our minds and hearts for Mass? If you have any tips, share them in the comments below!

Preparing for Mass

We have all probably been guilty at some point of arriving late to Mass. For me, getting through traffic (even on a Sunday!) is a nightmare, and someone always seems to crash on the highway when I’m already running late.

If you have small children, you know the struggle of finding BOTH matching socks and shoes for everyone and getting out the door without anyone punching each other.

I don’t know about you, but I am not usually the holiest version of myself when I’m running late. Road rage, family arguments, and frustrations are easy to fall into, even on the way to Mass. So I wanted to take a couple of weeks to answer the question “how and why should we prepare for Mass?”

God waits for us as we come to him each at Mass. Each week is an opportunity for a life-changing encounter with Jesus. How will you prepare for Mass this week? 

Watch this week’s video and join in the conversation here in the comments, or Facebook.