June 8, 2016

Water to wine: Jesus ushers in new covenant of joy, pope says

Jesus' first miracle of changing water into wine expresses his invitation to share in the joy of the new covenant, Pope Francis said.
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Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman, O.S.F., former Essex teacher, dies

A funeral Mass for Sister Eleanor Augustine Beckman of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia was offered June 2. She was a former teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
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Finding a few lessons on the baseball field

When I asked our children whether they wanted to play soccer again this fall, I was relieved when they both said no. Last year I felt like a failure as a soccer mom, forgetting to sign up for snack, losing shin guards, and dreading Saturdays full of games, games, and more
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