Mercy Minutes #44 (Holy Week series)

Linda Kaiser, director of Catholic Education Ministries, reflects on Holy Thursday.  Today is Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Triduum.  As I …

Mercy Minutes #40

From Section V: A Year of Mercy As we in the diocese make our pilgrimage through the Jubilee Year of Mercy, let …

Mercy Minutes #39

Today, pray and reflect on the following: God of all Creation, help me to lovingly care for the earth and all those …

Mercy Minutes #38

A reflection on question 14 by Kathy Langer, director of Social Concerns, Catholic Charities.  Q. What does it mean to show mercy …

Mercy Minutes #37

From Section V: A Year of Mercy ​ In his letter, Bishop Kettler asks people of the diocese to consider two areas …

Mercy Minutes #36

A reflection on question 13 by Mayuli Bales, diocesan director of Multicultural Ministries. Q. What can we do to show mercy to …

Mercy Minutes #35

Today, pray and reflect on the following: God of all nations, help me to show mercy to all of your children, to …

Mercy Minutes #34

From Section V: A Year of Mercy In his letter, Bishop Kettler asks people of the diocese to consider two areas of …

Mercy Minutes #33

Today, pray and reflect on the following: Lord, help me discern how to use my gifts to serve others. Make me an …

Mercy Minutes #32

Today, spend time considering ways to make God’s mercy visible. Need ideas for how to carry out the corporal and spiritual works …

Mercy Minutes #31

A reflection on question 12 from the pastoral letter by Sheila McCallum, administrative assistant, Catholic Foundation. Q. What specific activities can you …

Mercy Minutes #30

From Section V: A Year of Mercy The church’s ancient tradition identifies seven corporal or bodily works of mercy: feed the hungry, …

Mercy Minutes #29

A reflection on question 11 from the pastoral letter by Kristin Molitor, marriage course and Fully Engaged coordinator. Q. What does the …

Mercy Minutes #28

From Section V: A Year of Mercy In the sacrament of reconciliation, Christ invites us on a journey to new life. It …

Mercy Minutes #27

  From Section V: A Year of Mercy. Noting that it is particularly fitting for the Year of Mercy because it shows …

Mercy Minutes #26

A reflection on question 10 from the pastoral letter by Brenda Kresky, Catholic Education Ministries consultant for adult faith formation. Q. What …

Mercy Minutes #25

From Section V: A Year of Mercy The Holy Door is closely tied to the second feature of a Jubilee Year: Pilgrimage. …

Mercy Minutes #24

From Section V: A Year of Mercy. A holy or jubilee year is a special time of spiritual renewal traditionally characterized by …

Mercy Minutes #23

Today, pray and reflect on the following: Merciful God, in imitation of your son, Jesus, help us to put forgiveness ahead of …

Mercy Minutes #22

A reflection on question 9 from the pastoral letter by Tim Welch, Diocesan Education Media/Technology Consultant. Q. What does it mean to …

Mercy Minutes #21

From Section IV: A Church of Mercy God has entrusted the continuing work of mercy in a special way to his Church, …

Mercy Minutes #20

Today, pray and reflect on the following: Jesus, mercy incarnate, help us to ‘hate the sin and love the sinner.’ Help us …

Mercy Minutes #19

​A reflection on question 8 from the pastoral letter by Deacon Mark Barder, diocesan director of Planning and the Office of the Diaconate. …

Mercy Minutes #18

From Section III: Mercy, Unconditional Love and Justice The idea of unconditional love and the focus on God’s mercy raise the age-old …

Mercy Minutes #17

Today, pray and reflect on the following: Ever-loving God, Thank you for loving us even when we break our promises. Help us …

Mercy Minutes #16

Q. What are some experiences you have had of unconditional love in your life — received and given? There are so many, …

Mercy Minutes #15

From Section III: Mercy, Unconditional Love and Justice What emerges from the rich tapestry of Scripture is a picture of God as …

Mercy Minutes #14

Today, pray and reflect on the following: God, Source of our life and our hope, we come to you with gratitude for …

Mercy Minutes #13

A reflection on questions 5 and 6 from the pastoral letter by Deacon Dave Lindmeier, associate director of the diocesan Office of …

Mercy Minutes #12

In his pastoral letter, Bishop Kettler discusses three parables. Today, we reflect on Matthew 20:1-16. The Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For …

Mercy Minutes #11

In his pastoral letter, Bishop Kettler discusses three parables. Today, we reflect on Luke 10:29-37. The Parable of the Good Samaritan 29 …

Mercy Minutes #10

In his pastoral letter, Bishop Kettler discusses three parables. Today, we reflect on Luke 15:11-32.  The Parable of the Prodigal and His …

Mercy Minutes #9

From Section II: A God of Mercy The life and teaching of Jesus show us what that Reign of God is like, …

Mercy Minutes #8

Question from the pastoral letter: “What does it mean to you to think of God’s love as like that of a mother …

Mercy Minutes #7

Pastoral letter question: How do you see God’s mercy in the Old Testament? By Benedictine Sister Colleen Quinlivan I see God’s mercy …

Mercy Minutes #6

Read and reflect: Excerpt from the letter on section II: “A God of Mercy” “What we struggle to learn in both the …

Mercy Minutes #5

By Jane Marrin Webster’s Dictionary defines OASIS as “any place or thing offering welcome relief as from difficulty or dullness.” So, how …

Mercy Minutes #4

Today, pray and reflect on the following: “Creator God, help me to be a living sign of your love in the world. …

Mercy Minutes #3

By Linda Kaiser As I reflected on “wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident. … Wherever …

Mercy Minutes #2

In the first section of the his pastoral letter, Bishop Donald Kettler talks specifically about the contributions of three popes who helped …

Mercy Minutes #1

“The mercy we have received, we are to give. We are called to focus on mercy in a special way during this …