The Heart of Mary Cluster consists of three Catholic Churches: Sacred Heart, Walker; St. Mary, Urbana and St. Mary, Vinton The Heart of Mary cluster includes the Catholic churches in Vinton, Walker and Urbana.
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"Comparing yourself to others traps you in a cycle of overthinking and worry. Writer Thomas Salerno shares how praying for humility allowed him to stop comparing himself to others and continue his creative pursuits:"
How I’m Learning to Stop Comparing Myself to Others, With the Help of Humility - Busted Halo When I compared myself to other writers I knew who seemed, from my vantage point, far more successful and prolific, I felt like a failure. I began to wallow in self-pity and resentment: I had worked so hard for nearly two years! Why wasn’t I more successful? Why didn’t more people appreciate and...
Today's Daily Jolt comes from St. Augustine:
Today's Daily Jolt comes from author Brian Doyle:
Registration for the Heart of Mary Faith Formation program for 2022-2023 year is open!!
If you register by June 30th you will receive the discount tuition rate.
Visit https://www.heartofmary.org/religious-education for prices and options and to get your families registered.
Stewardship Thoughts: May 15, 2022
In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives His disciples - and us - a new commandment: “Love one another.” Good stewards who spend their time and talents in service to others are well on their way to fulfilling this commandment.
Weekly Challenge: May 15, 2022
In today’s Gospel Jesus makes a bold and clear statement to his disciples. “I give you a new commandment: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” We are called to love others as a sign of our discipleship in Jesus Christ. That includes even those “others” we might prefer to forget. We are so often tempted to draw lines between those who we will love and those who we consider not worthy of our love. This week take time to reflect on Jesus’ love command. How often do we heed Jesus’ love command? What change in our lives must take place in order for us to obey this command?
Marriage Enrichment: May 15, 2022
“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34). Ponder the way Jesus loved – self-sacrificing, unconditionally, like a shepherd, forgiving – and choose one element to lavish upon your beloved today.
Congratulations to the Sacred Heart Walker seniors.
It was a beautiful evening to celebrate this group during Mass tonight as they continue on their life journey.
God bless our graduates 🎓
"As Catholics, let us witness to the beautiful gift of life with civility and love, and with our peaceful prayers and our compassionate service to all those in need. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.”
It is not just blind faith......
Our Supra-Reasonable Faith Posted on May 11, 2022May 8, 2022 by turciaOur Supra-Reasonable Faith Click here for daily readings Today’s Gospel seems to unfold in a beautiful two-part symphony with the doctrine of the Trinity being the prologue and relationship with the Trinity being the crescendo. Beginning with the doctrine...
We would like to congratulate the Heart of Mary Class of 2022 👨🎓
Please join us in praying for these young adults.
Senior Mass schedule is:
Sacred Heart Walker, May 14th at 5:15pm
Saint Mary Urbana, May 29th at 8:30am
Saint Mary Vinton, May 29th at 10:30am
Congratulations to Monroe William Manthe who was baptized at St. Mary, Urbana on Sunday, May 8th, 2022. Monroe is the son of Annie & CJ Manthe and grandson of parishioner, Tony Meyer. Pictured here with Godparents and Dcn. Steve Ford. Welcome to our community of faith Monroe!!!
Stewardship Thought: May 8, 2022
Paul and Barnabas encountered both violent rejection and joyful acceptance of the message that they preached. We, too, may meet with mixed reactions when we use our gifts in the service of God. But, the Gospel assures us, the reward for those who follow faithfully is eternal life.
Weekly Challenge: May 8, 2022
Jesus, the “Good Shepherd,” makes a promise in today’s Gospel to those who hear his voice and follow him. He promises them eternal life. Amidst all the other voices that clamor for attention in their daily lives, the voices that make demands, give advice, seek to persuade or like to gossip, Good stewards listen for the Good Shepherd’s voice. The other voices are legion and we do not always recognize how contrary they are to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Good stewards know that it takes a compassionate heart, a habit of prayer, a hunger for the Eucharist and a love of neighbor for them to truly hear the voice of the Good Shepherd. What might we do in our daily lives to prepare us to more authentically hear the voice of the Good Shepherd?
Marriage Enrichment: May 8, 2022
“So they shook the dust from their feet in protest…” (Acts 13:51). Some arguments just aren’t worth fighting. If you and your beloved have an ongoing disagreement, consider whether it’s time to shake the dust from your feet, let this one go, and move forward together. We also celebrate Mother’s Day today. Treat your own mother if she is still alive. For husbands: Help your children decide how to honor their mother, but don’t do it for them. Your wife is not your mother, but your best friend.
Last Wednesday night we celebrated this last year’s Faith Formation catechists with dinner and social time at Kula’s.
We appreciate this group and all the time they give to the youth of our cluster!
Registration is now open for Totus Tuus the week of July 17th. Both sessions this year will be held at St. Mary, Urbana.
You can register online at https://www.heartofmary.org/totus-tuus
See you in July!
Marriage Enrichment: May 1, 2022
“Simon, Son of John, do you love me?” (John 21:16). Sometimes married couples feel they have to fish for compliments or for those magic words, “I love you.” Be the first to say them to your beloved today. If you missed being first, try being the last.
Stewardship Thought: May 1, 2022
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells Peter again and again, “If you love Me, feed my sheep.” He says the same to each of us, “If you love Me, use the gifts I have given you to serve your brothers and sisters”
Weekly Challenge: May 1, 2022
This weekend’s Gospel reading from John enjoys a number of themes not least of which has to do with hearing Christ’s call to live differently but returning to our “comfort zones.” Even after seeing the risen Lord and receiving his blessing and missionary charge, his disciples go back to what they were doing before Jesus first called them. Instead of continuing Jesus’ ministry, they return to the life they knew. When faced with the choice between embarking on a new way of life or staying where life is familiar and comfortable, they chose the latter. Good stewards know that Christ has called them to open their hearts and live in a different way. How often do we retreat from the Lord’s call so that we may remain with what is comfortable and familiar?
This evening at Sacred Heart in Walker, our final group of second graders celebrated their First Communion. Front row: Marcia Reilly, Leo Benesh, Maebel Meyer, Henry Taylor. Second row: Benjamin Peyton, Dolan Meyer. Third Row, Fr. Jim, Diane Bowers, Mary Pat Muhlena.
Obey God’s Laws, Not Man’s Posted on April 28, 2022April 21, 2022 by turciaObey God’s Laws, Not Man’s Click here for daily readings In today’s First Reading, we see Peter and the Apostle’s response when they are brought before the Sanhedrin, who had warned them to stop teaching in Jesus’ name. They said: “We must ...
How I’m Overcoming Judginess in a Divided World - Busted Halo It’s hard to admit that I’m a Pharisee sometimes, that I look down on others because I think I am better than them because of how I think or behave.
Pope Francis: Always, always forgive—and don’t put it off. If there is “a person asking you for forgiveness, who are you to ask if he or she may or may not be sincere?” the pope said. “You take their word for it, and forgive. Always forgive.”
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