Author Archives: Joan

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, breathe down upon our troubled world. Shake the tired foundations of our crumbling institutions. Break the rules that keep you out of all our sacred spaces, and from the dust and rubble, gather up the seedlings of … Continue reading

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Friendship

It can create magic. It empowers people. It lightens spirits, calms the soul and generates love. It is there when you need it. It is selfless and it is joyful. It knows no bounds and reaches to the edge of existence and … Continue reading

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From Psalm 51

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.

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New Year’s Blessing

May our loving God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May God look upon you with kindness, and grant you peace. Amen. Numbers chapter 6  

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Come Emmanuel, “God with us”!

As in times past we need you, Christ Jesus. Come and bring us together in your love, your mercy, your compassion. Heal us in our pain and fear. Help us to see the needs of others, and to reach out … Continue reading

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December 3, 2016 Presentation

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Catholic Women Ordained? How? Who? Why? Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST First Unitarian Church 801 E. Washington Street South Bend, Indiana 46617 Bishop Joan Houk, and newly ordained Susan Vaickauski and Kathy Rolenc, will … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Blessings to you, Blessings of peace, Blessings of simplicity and Blessings of wonder of God’s awesome creation Blessings to you on St. Francis’ Day!

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Labor Day 2016

Prayer for Workers May you feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose in your work. May you receive a just wage for your work. May you serve the common good with your labor. With gratitude to “the pickers” who do … Continue reading

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In Memory of the Victims of the Orlando Massacre

Hatred takes away life. LOVE creates life; LOVE sustains life. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  (1Corinthians 13:7) Sending blessings of love into the universe that we may have life.

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Blessed Easter 2016

Christ is risen.  Alleluia! Christ is risen, indeed.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

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