Podcast 073 – Fred and Lisa Everett Marriage Retreat – Surprise Call Seminarian Mark Hellinger – Mary Sperry Clutter
In this podcast:
Fred and Lisa Everett from the diocesan Office for Family and Pro-Life join us with details about an upcoming retreat for married couples.
Mary Sperry from the USCCB talks about ways to declutter our spiritual lives.
And Mark Hellinger will be our surprise phone call guest with a report from the seminary
Other Things From the Show (not in the podcast):
Bless this kitchen, Lord, and those who gather here each day.
Let it be a place where we can meet to love and laugh and pray.
Catholic FAQ: What Is Confirmation?
What it isn’t:
-Coming of Age (like Bar mitzvah / Bat mitzvah)
-Choosing the Faith as an adult
What it is:
-Pentecost (upper Room)
-Completion of our Baptism (or Confirmation of it)
-Must be freely chosen
-a Permanent seal (only get Confirmed once) “Indelible Spiritual Mark”
Read the Catechism, starting with Paragraph 1285 for more info.
Readings & Reflections: following Jesus takes sacrifice
Joke of the Week:
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.
The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.”
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”