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    • Lenten Audio Conversations 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The audio files to the right are conversations about Lent. For people who have appreciated the other audio files on this site, we decided to record our discussions about each week of Lent. It is an easy way to simply listen ...
    • The Fifth Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      This week is filled with drama. We continue to prepare ourselves to be open to God's graces. We continue to try to choose Lent, to act Lent, in very concrete ways. We are examining our patterns and realigning our ...
    • The First Four Days of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The First Four Days of Lent|These days serve as an introduction to our Lenten journey. Before we begin the first full week of Lent, we have a powerful set of readings about our Prayer, Repentance, Almsgiving and Fasting. ...
    • The Fourth Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      With this week, we begin the second part of Lent. We ask more and more deeply to be with and like Jesus. We desire to celebrate the approaching mystery of our salvation with greater freedom and greater joy. |Each day's ...
    • The Holy Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Holy Week: The First Four Days|We enter into a week made "holy" forever by the self surrendering love of Jesus - for us all.|All week, we remember how he loved us. Whatever we do, no matter how busy or "distracted" we ...
    • The First Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      It is wonderful to see the early weeks of Lent as a catechism for those who are on a journey toward Baptism at the Easter Vigil. Each liturgy offers a new "lesson in the faith" for these new believers. Viewed this way, ...
    • The Second Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We continue the first part of Lent, during which we learn, along with those preparing for Baptism, wonderful lessons in our faith. |We can feel the rhythm developing. Sunday is always our celebration of the Lord's ...
    • The Scrutinies of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "The Scrutinies"|What are the "Scrutinies"?|These very special rites are celebrated on the middle three Sundays of Lent, at liturgies where the Elect are present. The Elect are those in our ...
    • The Solemn Intercessions at the Good Friday Celebration of Our Lord's Passion 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "The Solemn Intercessions at the Good Friday Celebration of Our Lord's Passion"|The Liturgy of the Word concludes with the Solemn Intercessions, which take place in this way: the Deacon, if a ...
    • The Third Week of Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      With this week, we conclude the first part of Lent. We continue our lessons in the faith, as our practices of Lent become deeper and more full of grace. |We enter into this week reflecting upon the Scrutiny that makes up ...
    • Praying in Times of Crisis 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
    • Using Ritual Every Day 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Using Ritual Every Day"|A ritual is anything we do repeatedly or do in a particular manner. I can say it is my morning ritual to get a cup of coffee soon after waking up. I sorely ...
    • Finding God in Everyday Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.|The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy.|A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin and death ...
    • To Whom Do I Pray? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
    • Praying As We Age 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying as We Age"|Prayer is essentially about nurturing our relationship with God. We can have a relationship with each of the persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ...
    • What If I Have Trouble Getting Better? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "What if I Have Trouble Getting Better?"|All of us have said it, or thought it, one time or another. "I don't seem to get better." We pray. We go to church. We aren't terrible people. ...
    • Parenting Our Adult Children 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Parenting our Adult Children"|From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. ...
    • Enjoying Vacation Time 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Enjoying Vacation Time"|It is difficult to take a break, to be on holiday or on vacation but it can be easier with a focus on the reasons for rest. A recent study demonstrated that ...
    • How Ordinary Time Readings Are Organized 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Ordinary Time Readings are Organized"|Understanding the arrangement of the readings can help us appreciate the movement of the season and to use them to grow in our relationship ...
    • My Mother's Suspice: An Alzheimer's Story 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story"|My mother, Rosemary Mulligan McCann, was a brilliant woman, and it was particularly hard for us to watch as Alzheimer's seeped her brilliance from ...