- Father Matthew describes a recent incident of vandalism at the St. Joseph Marello Shrine in Santa Cruz. In an effort to be helpful, more problems ensue. How do you react when patience is necessary?
- Father Matthew revisits a particularly impactful homily from the Feast of the Holy Family: the fact that St. Joseph experiences fear does not undermine his impactfulness. Emotions are a reality in the Christian life; do we put our trust in God when we react to emotions?
- Father Matthew shares insights from his childhood, remembering the “uproot” of his family from city life to homesteading. Catholic Rural Life movement: helping Catholics survive hardships related to scarcity of priests/lack of vocations.
- Care and keeping (of camping gear). Gospel of five loaves and two fish: reminds us how Jesus organizes his followers and entrusts the very people who doubted him to distribute his message.
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