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St. Mary: Who is She & Why It Matters - Part 2: The Theotokos

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 In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about St. Mary and her role in God's plan for salvation. In part 2, Fr. Michael walks us through who St. Mary is as THEOTOKOS.  Where did this word come from?  What does it mean?  And does it even really matter?

St. Mary: Who is She & Why It Matters - Part 1: Ever-Virgin

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 In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about St. Mary and her role in God's plan for salvation. In part 1, Fr. Michael walks us through who St. Mary is as EVER-VIRGIN.  Where did this idea come from?  Why is there so much controversy?  And does it even really matter?

Move, Part 4: Thoughtful Study

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.
In Part 4, Fr. Michael illustrates to us how spiritual growth is a product of both the heart and mind.

Move, Part 3: Meaningful Relationships

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.

 
In Part 3, Fr. Michael outlines how God ALWAYS uses relationships to help our faith grow and how Meaningful Relationships can lift us up and support us.

Move, Part 2: Sound Doctrine

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.
In Part 2, Fr. Michael outlines how Sound Doctrine Moves you to Experience God more clearly. At the same time, Fr. Michael reminds us to move from Knowledge to Action.

Move, Part 1: Pivotal Circumstances

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In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about how God Loves you as you are but is calling you to move & grow deeper in your relationship with him.
In Part 1, Fr. Michael examines Pivotal Circumstances and how crisis can be a blessing to help you REFOCUS more of you on more of God.

Mystical Journey Part 4 - Giving Up Enemies - Eucharist

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The Eucharist is the culmination of most of the church sacraments. In this week's LINK, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about this sacrament and learning to love our enemies through the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Starting with Adam's fall, we rejected God and became enemies of God yet God continues to love us (even if we have been his enemies). Through Jesus we are invited be joined with him in the Eucharist and love even our enemies, as God has loved us.
Jesus calls us to be assembled together "as a church" around the holy sacrament of Eucharist (or the Mystery of Assembly), through love for one another and being in communion with one another, as one church.

Mystical Journey Part 3 - Confession - Giving Up Superiority

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 In this week's Link, Fr Michael Sorial talk about an integral part of our journey with Christ: Confession. Through confession, we learn to give up our feeling of superiority and judgmental attitudes so that we can hear Jesus more clearly and easily in our lives.

Fr. Michael starts by describing two truths about confession, then outlines four excuses that we lean on for why we do not need to confess. Finally, Fr Michael wraps up the discussion with the 3 stages of repentance.

With the Lent season upon us, this is a great time for our spiritual journey through repentance and confession.