Monthly Archives: February 2017

CSJ receives Interfaith Power and Light Award

Our Congregation has been the recipient of the Cool Congregations Award given by Interfaith Power and Light.  We commend Sister Karen Burke who has spearheaded our efforts to  implement our Land Ethic Statement in preserving the Brentwood grounds in environmental

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February 28

Mardi Gras Reflection Even where Lent has ceased to have much religious meaning there is a festival, before the ascetic fasting and abstinence of Lent. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) has a long history of overindulgence and revelry prior to the

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The Farm at Saint Joseph

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Sister Ave Maria Maickel,CSJ

We celebrate the life of Ave Maria Maickel, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years. Ave knew the love God bestowed on her and it shaped her life enabling her to share that love with countless others. Born in

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February 27

Reflection We know Jesus of Nazareth was a historical person, a human being who lived his convictions even to the point of death. He bore witness in his time and context to a God of compassion and unconditional forgiveness. He

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February 26

Reflection Why are you anxious? Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Matthew 6:34   In our practical day to day lives this seems a rather irresponsible way of living. There is enough to be anxious

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February 25

Reflection Christianity is a religion of ‘wholemaking’, the dynamism of gathering persons into communal wholes; it is a religion of wholeness in relation to other religions of wholeness as well. Ilia  Delio   This concept seems to escape us if

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February 24

Reflection We can only live our own life based in our own history. To be transformable, to move toward our own fullness of life, we have to be willing to accept that and to live in process. The qualities of

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February 23

Reflection Whether we admit it or not, the future of this earth, its health, our health and the health of our children, their future, and the future of all living creatures on this planet, is in our hands. Our decisions

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February 22

Reflection We may feel powerless in the face of the large and small hostilities lacerating our planet, but we are not. Peace, both individual and global, begins with us. When we embrace a spiritual path that brings tranquility to our

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Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)

We light the candle of love.
For God so loved the world, that a Child was given;
a Savior in the form of love incarnate.
As we light these candles of hope, peace and love,
Let us give thanks for God’s enduring love.

(Light the third candle)


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