Amen Corner

Amen Corner

Amen Corner - November 6, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

National Vocation Awareness Week

This is National Vocation Awareness Week, an annual week set aside to promote religious vocations and to support those who exercise those vocations. In light of this, I had a conversation with Deacon Bill Keeling, the longest-serving deacon at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Deacon Bill was ... Read More »

Amen Corner - October 30, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Autumn Leaves and All Souls

Often I have wished that the vibrant red, orange, and yellow leaves on the trees during autumn would remain all year. But soon the peak of the season passes, and the leaves desert the trees, and the limbs are naked and branches vulnerable to ... Read More »

Amen Corner - October 23, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

This week we celebrate the Anniversary of the Dedication of our church building which took place on October 24, 1982. The Anniversary of the Dedication of a church is a solemnity in the life of a parish.

The seeds of our parish community were planted decades earlier when Monsignor ... Read More »

Amen Corner - October 16, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Numerous ministries help facilitate the celebration of the Eucharist, but one, the Ministry of the Assembly, to which all belong, is central. On these beautiful days of autumn, take some time to reflect on your role in this important ministry by reflecting on this excerpt from Yours Is A ... Read More »

Amen Corner - October 9, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

A Sacred Ebb and Flow

Foot down, hand forward, shift your weight.” These are just a few of the cues my tai chi instructor provides the class. Millions of people around the world practice tai chi as a form of gentle exercise to reduce stress, ease joint pain, enhance ... Read More »

Amen Corner - October 2, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

When non-Catholics attend Mass, they often comment on how frequently posture changes. At each Mass the average worshipper changes postures more than a dozen times. These postures of standing, kneeling, and sitting help the faithful to pray with their whole bodies, and as they are done together, they express ... Read More »

Amen Corner - September 25, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

A number of people among us are exploring our Catholic way of life. Some are unbaptized, some may have been baptized in another faith tradition, or some may have been baptized in the Catholic Church but never received any further formation in faith. All of them are inquiring about ... Read More »

Amen Corner - September 18, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

Our Ministry of Consolation

Among the most popular events in my hometown are funerals — or so it seemed while growing up. Whenever my mother informed me that someone had died, she would ask if I were going to the funeral, to which I would reply, “I didn’t know ... Read More »

Amen Corner - September 11, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

What has no beginning, middle or end, and has been with our parish for more than 50 years? If you guessed a donuts, you are correct! Terry Zobel our director of Adult Initiation recalls the first time she and her husband Bob worshiped with the community which was then ... Read More »

Amen Corner - September 4, 2022

Posted by Kathy Kuczka

My brother and I didn’t need alarm clocks to wake us in the morning. Our mother’s morning ritual was all we needed. Before the sun rose and before the birds chirped through their morning concert, she would walk in and say, “C’mon, get up, there’s work to be done.”

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