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Online Giving: Your Questions Answered

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Online giving is now available to anyone – parishioner or guest – who prefers this method to manage their stewardship commitment to our church. Some of you have questions about this new donation tool. We answer them here: How do I sign up? Go to the Mother of God Church website at http://www.mother-of-god.org. Click on […]

Online Giving: A Tutorial

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We’re pleased to be able to offer you the option of online giving at Mother of God Church. First, we thank you for your generosity and support of our parish. Your gift is greatly appreciated and will be used wisely in service to our mission. Second, we have partnered with FaithStreet.com, a company that offers […]

Online Giving Is Coming

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Have you ever arrived at Mass on Sunday only to realize you forgot your envelope for the weekly offering? We understand you have a busy life, and sometimes, there’s just too much to remember. That’s why Mother of God parish will be offering you the option of online giving, starting at the end of October. […]

Pilgrimage to El Salvador: Connecting in the Body of Christ

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“Why did I spend two weeks traipsing around Israel under the broiling sun to see places where a former carpenter lived and sites that he may (or may not) have visited?” James Martin asks himself at the beginning of Jesus: A Pilgrimage.  Why did Angela Casanova, Joy Rolfsen and Carol Collins immerse themselves this February […]

“Jesus a Pilgrimage”: Tanya Stager Reflects

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  Last year during Lent, I was reading Jesus a Pilgrimage to determine if we should use this book for our Parish on the Same Page. In reading the section on Jerusalem as we were preparing for Holy Week, I was captivated by the washing of the feet and the call “to activity.” I knew […]

Sound System Update: Temporary Repairs in Place

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On Sunday, Jan. 4, the sound system failed, leaving us without amplification for both Sunday Masses. We were able to make a temporary repair this past week, but the system is 26 years old, and we urgently need to move forward on replacing it. We have been working with an independent consultant to upgrade the […]

Joy Rolfsen Reflects on
Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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In June 1997, Joy Rolfsen joined an archaeological dig with some University of Maryland friends in the Holy Land  at Caesarea. The group was excavating a church at an ancient port. Some of her reflections are akin to those of Fr. James Martin, SJ, in his book Jesus: A Pilgrimage.   In Jerusalem, Joy visited the Church of […]

Ed Knochelmann Reflects on
Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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Shortly after completing the last session of Mother of God’s Parish On the Same Page book club when we read James Martin, S.J.’s My Life With the Saints, I spotted an ad for Fr. Martin’s new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage.I asked myself (as did theologian Harvey Cox), “Do we need another book about Jesus?” Cox answered […]

First Phase of Sound System Upgrade Installed

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Workers have completed installing acoustic panels on the rear wall of church underneath the choir loft. This is the first phase of our sound system upgrade.   The panels were installed at the recommendation of David Walters, the acoustic engineer from Stan Roller & Associates, who is our consultant on the sound system project. “Mother of God […]

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