Author Archives: Joan

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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St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2016

St. Joseph, protector of your spouse, Mary, and the Child, Jesus, refugee from violence, send your blessings upon the multitude of refugees this day. Share your love and strength with all of us that we may become a more peaceful … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Blessings

The greening of the weeping willow tree outside my window and the wearing of the green today remind me of the Triune God, who is Source of All Being Eternal Word and Holy Spirit May God bless you on this … Continue reading

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A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH – September 1, 2015

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. … Continue reading

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Feast of Mary of Magdala – July 22

Blessed are you, Mary of Magdala! The Risen Christ Jesus chose you to go tell the brothers,  “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”  (John 20:17) The God of Jesus the Christ … Continue reading

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Easter Time

Christ is risen, Alleluia! Christ is risen, indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia! Peace be with you at Easter and always.

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