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Got Purpose? Salvation 101 Part 1 A GREAT PURPOSE

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 In "GOT PURPOSE? SALVATION 101", we discussed the purpose for which God created us. Join us in Part 1 as Fr. Michael discusses the Great Purpose God has for us, as masterpieces He is continuing to work out.

 

EVANGELISM - The Incarnational Church Part 6

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 In "The Incarnational Church", we will explore how the Church impacts the World by first being impacted by the Holy Spirit. Join us in Part 6 as Fr. Michael leads a discussion on Evangelism as Ordinary Christians Living and Dying Extraordinary Lives for the Sake of the Gospel.

SPIRITUAL MATURITY - The Incarnational Church Part 5

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 In "The Incarnational Church", we will explore how the Church impacts the World by first being impacted by the Holy Spirit. Join us in Part 5 as Fr. Michael leads a discussion on the early Christian view of Spiritual Maturity and how Determination, Humility and Courage is required in order to Continue Growing into God’s Image.

GOD-CENTERED WORSHIP 2 - The Incarnational Church Part 3

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 In "The Incarnational Church", we will explore how the Church impacts the World by first being impacted by the Holy Spirit.  Join us in Part 3 as Fr. Michael continues a discussion on early Christian Worship, as seen in the "First Apology" of Justin Martyr, written in 155 A.D.

St. Mary: Who is She & Why It Matters - Part 4: Economy of Salvation

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 In this series, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about St. Mary, who is she and why it matters. In part 4, Fr. Michael talks to us about St. Mary's role in salvation.

St. Mary: Who is She & Why It Matters - Part 3: The Intercessor

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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 3, Fr. Michael talks to us about intercession and St. Mary as an Intercessor.

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?

Getting Ready for Pascha Week

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In this week's Link, Fr. Michael Sorial talks to us about the sacrament of Marriage. Like the other sacraments marriage, can be thought of as a means for our sanctification. In Marriage, God works in us and unites us through him to another person

Fr. Michael also introduces us to Pascha week, through the lens of Marriage. Love is not love without sacrifice and, Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

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.