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Parish Blog

Welcome to Mustard Seeds, the blog page at St. Joseph Church. A group of our very own parishioners will be contributing bi-weekly with the hope of inspiring you as we journey together in our faith.

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The Hope of Heaven

The Hope of Heaven

One day I dreamt death came my way, and heavens gates opened wide.
The angels came and took my hand and ushered me inside.
There I saw folks I had known on earth, that I had …

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The Heartbeat of Jesus

THE HEARTBEAT OF JESUS

 

Accepted opinion says that the “beloved disciple” is either John, or John’s disciples passing-on John’s teachings.
Interesting, but it also misses the point.
We like answers to these kinds of questions,...

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Brokenness

Recently, I felt the need to reinvigorate my prayer life, do something different, and change it up. Prayer had become dull, uninspiring, and predictable just when I needed it most. Like many in these days of political strife, social media …

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Musings on a Challenged Faith

Musings on a Challenged Faith

I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, that I am struggling with my Church right now.  I confess that there is much about Her that I love – Her wisdom tradition, Her great models …

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Setting the Captives Free

This month in the daily mass readings we hear about the story of Moses and the people of Israel who were set free from bondage and slavery in Egypt by God. We have heard this story many times and at …

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My Kitchen Walk

I read an article a couple of years back about a person who went on a journey of health and self-discipline but had few ‘extra resources’ for supports.  She ended up simply walking around her small apartment in a loop …

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The Search Continues…

Earlier this spring I joined our parish community to follow a zoom series called THE SEARCH. I would like to share some of my reflections from that prayer time. One of the things that happened for me was the many …

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PPC Essay Contest Third Place Winner – Drawing Close

Third Place – Rachel Walker

Drawing Close

“For it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Through my journey of believing in Jesus Christ, God has revealed His love and truth slowly to me, each part at exactly …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! For some you may think we are a little early but if you are following the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, we are right on track.  The First Sunday of Advent kicks off the New Liturgical Year, so Happy …

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