Lenten Fish Fry Suppers start Tonight!

Lent is a time of repentance, self-denial and preparation of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday are an outward sign of our inward act of repentance. Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and nights. One of the small ways we can honor His sacrifice is by…

Christian Experience Weekend

Attend a Christian Experience Weekend!

By Pete Mathison When is the last time you did a Christian retreat?   Have you ever done a Christian retreat. I have noticed in life that anytime we find a new restaurant that we love, or a movie that we think everyone should see, or a vacation spot that we know our friends would…

Baby Jesus

A Prayer for the New Year

Heavenly Father, In this time of new beginnings, We recall how the heavens celebrated the birth of a new born baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manager. We think back to His humble beginnings and recall the obstacles and challenges He faced in life. At this time of new beginnings, And at the beginning…

Don't Worry

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Ask Jesus to remove any worry By Jason Hartwig Who remembers this popular 80’s song by Bobby McFerrin? It’s such a catchy a capella song which always puts a smile in my face. But these lyrics are easier sung than actually putting into practice… right? After all we have things we “need” to worry about….

Why Share your Witness?

“If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it” By Denise Upah   When I was first asked to give the CEO talk, all I could wonder was, “Why me? On What?” I am just a quiet person, trying to do and be the best I can. I even had a friend…

We are…Catholic Evangelization!

Catholic Evangelization really isn’t as oxymoronic as it might sound! After all we have been evangelizing since Jesus sent his disciples “to proclaim the kingdom of God.” We are simply friends talking with friends and sharing our own, personal witness of Jesus Christ. How we have come to know Him and how He continues to…

Movie about the power of prayer now in theaters

A powerful faith-based movie, “War Room,” is now showing at local theaters. A real estate agent whose relationship with God is “not too hot, not too cold” gets some advice from an elderly client about faith. See it in Cedar Rapids at the Wehrenberg Galaxie 16 Cine. Watch the trailer here:    

I Haven’t Got Time For The Pain

By Jason Hartwig Does anyone remember this jingle & slogan from the “Medipren” commercials in the 1980’s? If you don’t remember, its okay I had to look it up. Medipren was an ibuprofen product made by Tylenol. You can find a series of commercials on YouTube, all with the same theme and imagery. People on-the-go…

Satan vs. God

By Pete Mathison I believe all of us will agree Satan lost to GOD and always will.  So why do we allow Satan to win in our lives when we know that GOD can and will give us the strength, courage, help, support to Win over Satan if we go to HIM? The easy answer…

Lenten Reflection

Are we fasting for ourselves, or to be closer to Jesus this Lent? By Pete Mathison Why do we fast? Why do we give up something for the 40 days of lent? Have you ever thought to give up anger or resentment? Or to give up Lust? Do we do it for ourselves or do…