Category Archives for "Community Contributors"

Apr 09

To receive Jesus

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

I was sitting next to my son at Mass on Easter and he whispered, “This is the last Sunday where I can’t receive Jesus.” To receive Jesus. We’ve had a few conversations about this over the last few weeks as he is preparing for his First Communion, but the most impactful was when he made […]

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Sep 30

Return to Emmaus

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

It’s been a year. That is a loaded statement. For me, today, it takes on a different meaning. It’s been a year since the beginning of the Emmaus Institute for Ministry Formation. Last year at this time, I remember it being a beautiful, sunny day in Collegeville. I was running around like a chicken with […]

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May 05

Lessons learned

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

2020 and the pandemic that ensued due to Covid 19, better known as “the coronavirus,” will be a touch point for millions of people around the world. The whole episode of sheltering-in-place, mask wearing and economic fallout will lead to many conversations.  Everyone will have a tale to tell. Well, I have a tale too […]

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Sep 17

Today I resigned for the last time

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

I’ve not actually earned a paycheck since 2011 but have never stopped working per se. I’ve been serving as president of a large multi-state community service organization: holding meetings, planning and serving at projects of many sorts and encouraging others to become involved. Simultaneously, I volunteered hundreds of hours since the 80s with the National […]

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Aug 27

We all belong

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” – Psalm 118:6 That’s right, I will not fear because wherever I go, God is with me. Before I realized that God is with me, I was confused. I felt that he was punishing me for something I did. It all started one morning. On […]

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