Holy Week Pilgrimage

Holy Week is the pinnacle of the entire church calendar. During this week, we travel with Christ to Jerusalem, to the upper room where He turned the bread and wine into His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. We travel with Him to the Garden of Gethsemane, to His trial, conviction, and finally His death upon the cross. But as we know, the story doesn’t end there.

Join the guys as they discuss the Holiest of Weeks.

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Faithful Fasting

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: the three main tenants of the Lenten journey; but how does one remain faithful to fasting, and understand its purpose? Join the guys as they discuss fasting and ways to remain faithful to your Lenten plan.

Pray this Lent

The church calls us to three important tasks during the season of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Our prayer is so important, and needs to be focused on Christ, yet that can be extremely difficult, especially when we feel this pressure to pray. Join the gang as they discuss ways to pray this lent.

Discovering Lent

As we begin another Lenten Journey, there are many things, activities, undertakings available to us. So how exactly do we make sure this is a “good” Lent?

Join us on our first video of our Lenten series where we talk about how to have this “good’ Lent. The Encounter Mercy team talks about prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as well as a few other things. Take a listen to find out more.

Support

Everyone needs support from time to time. Sometimes that support is from the IT department, sometimes that support is from family, and still other times, that support is from friends. Most importantly, we find support from our brothers and sisters in Christ, or at least we should be able to.

Having these kinds of support groups is an important aspect of our spiritual life. Join Father Andy, Vince, Jesse, and special guest Mr. Jack Hewitt.

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Let’s Prepare for Mass

In the preparation for mass, there are some specific prayers that the priest and deacon should pray as they are vesting. These prayers have a spiritual meaning as well as reminds the priest of his purpose in the celebration of the liturgy. Join Father Andy, Deacon AJ, and Deacon Barnabas as they discuss the preparation for the Sacrifice of the Mass.

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Why Infant Baptism?

A few weeks ago, Vince and Father Andy discussed Baptism in general, but often Catholics are asked why we baptize children, when a child cannot make a decision for themselves really. We recognize in our faith and the scripture and the tradition that the importance of baptism for the protection of all peoples as well as giving the graces of the sacraments and sacramentals.

Join Deacon AJ and Father Andy as they discuss the importance of Baptism in our sacramental life.

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