CHURCH LIFE

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Prayers

Mary Katherine Arens, Mario Artesiano, Tommye Cashin, Sal Cenicola, David Clarke, Mark Davis, Barbara DeRatto, Lucy DeSanctis, Peggy Eades, Kathryn English, John Fedak, Mary Ann Ferguson, Rebecca Gaylor, Jacqueline Grady, Micheal Grey, John Grimsley, Charlotte Guido, Mary Hammill, Gerrard Hanly, Mark Hanly, Martha Hawkins, Fred Hegeman, Cheryl & Larry Hutchinson, Timothy Kite, Ben Koreski, Kathleen Koreski, Lucy Loehle, Jim Loisel & Family, Denise Margavich, Mary McCaughey, George Metz, Nancy Moore, Nina & Ralph Murphy, George Nies, Bruce O’Dowd, Fran Owen, Frank Paul, Stephenie Powell, MJR, Patricia Reilly, A.J. Salimando, Richard Sedlacek, Brian Trill, Richard Wineman, the priests serving St. William, and our service men and women. *Newly added names to the prayer list.  Names remain on the list for 30 days, unless otherwise requested.                              

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“The Chosen” Just Gets Better and Better!

Even as the positive reviews poured in and word-of-mouth continued to spread like wildfire, I’m sure that many Christians were—and still are—skeptical of The Chosen. Admittedly, I was once one of them. The skepticism is understandable. For one thing, the independent, crowd-funded, multi-season series about the life of Christ is the first of its kind—a high-risk and experimental production. The series (though its producers encourage viewers to read the Gospels) is also loosely based on Scripture, relying mostly upon the imaginative creativity of its writers—an approach fraught with difficulties and dangers. But most importantly, the series seems, at first glance, like the kind of project geared toward the Christian film market—a market generally saturated with soft-focus sentimentality and formulaic morality tales.  But from the first episode onward, it’s clear that Dallas Jenkins and the whole cast and crew of…

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Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourselfJohn 3:16 (KJV)
He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved son. Through Him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Col 1, 13