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    • 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 ...
    • Praying the Rosary 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the beginning of "Praying the Rosary"|In the beginning of his 2002 encyclical on the Rosary, Pope John Paul II said:|The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the ...
    • How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Do I Prepare for Mass on Sunday?"|A few of us are saying, "I prepare by getting my family to church, with the least amount of fighting." All of us have, at one time or another, ...
    • Understanding the Mass 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from "Understanding the Mass"|This is a simple outline of what is going on with each part of the Mass. It can be a great help in reflecting on what we are doing together at the Eucharist. It can help us pray individually ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Vatican II Overview 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Vatican II Overview"|The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of Vatican II inspires me to reflect upon a few things about what that Council meant for us. We can sometimes forget ...
    • Praying the Psalms 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying the Psalms"|Using the Psalms is a great way to pray. These wonderful examples of Hebrew poetry come from worship services, important celebrations and historical events, songs ...
    • Bury the Dead 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Every one of us has experienced the death of someone we love, whether it is a distant, elderly friend or the deep pain of losing a spouse or child. What can we do in this final Work of Mercy?|We can always go to a wake ...
    • Feed the Hungry 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "What does to mean to "feed" someone - and what does it mean to be hungry?  Sometimes it might be direct support through a food bank or food pantry. Don't know where that is? Check on the internet or the phone book. If ...
    • Clothe the Naked 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      We can clean out closets and donate the extras. But isn't there something more?  Can we simplify our lives and our wardrobes?  How many pairs of shoes do I own? Can I donate more than my excess? I can decide to winnow ...
    • Office Memorials 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "Office Memorials"|It is in our human nature to keep those who have passed away as a part of our current lives. While their physical presence is not available, their contributions to our lives ...
    • Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless"|We think of shelter as a basic requirement of life, but many people simply don't have a roof over their heads or a safe place to live. ...
    • Ransom the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Ranson the Captive/Visit the Imprisoned"|"I was in prison, and you visited me." Matthew 25:36|Prison can seem like a remote place not connected with our real lives until we learn ...
    • Visit the Sick 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Sometimes we can get squeamish about being around hospitals or nursing homes, but this work of mercy invites us to visit someone who is in the hospital or is housebound. The touch of a hand, a hug and real eye contact are ...
    • Rediscovering the Corporal Works of Mercy 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Jesus' words in Matthew 25 are not about us at all -- but about our neighbors.|The seven Corporal Works of Mercy are a part of Catholic tradition and for many of us, these were part of our upbringing. In today's world ...
    • Give Drink to the Thirsty 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      In a disaster, one of the most basic needs is water.  In a crisis, water donations are often possible through the Red Cross, Red Crescent or another relief agency. Educating ourselves on water quality and protecting this ...
    • Prayers for Fathers and Husbands 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Prayers for Fathers and Husbands"|For Fathers Coping with a Teenager|Now what, Jesus? Once again I have been dismissed by my own child who looks at me as if I am a stranger and an ...
    • 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 ...