John Thelen began volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul in St. Johns in 1995, and is now the executive director.
Peter’s journey of faith is a microcosm for all of us.
Many of us just try to survive Lent until we can satiate our increasing hunger for dessert, Instagram, alcohol or the snooze button. Columnist Pete Burak invites you to consider it from a different perspective.
Sue Davis of St. Gerard Parish in Lansing has been bringing the Eucharist to patients at local hospitals for 11 years.
Jo Hooper shares a mother’s warmth
In recent years, usually around the beginning of November, I’ve noticed a growin...
This tight-knit group takes care of their parish and each other
As Christians, we’ve been given a sneak peek of where this most miraculous story leads. Reset your expectations this Advent and see what happens when you await the Lord with an open heart.
Each experience is unique - be ready to share yours.
As a retired chief accounting officer, she knows the value of robust bookkeeping.
“I hope the people I transport gain a better understanding of God’s purpose through the services we provide,” explains Gary Kinneer. “Hopefully it brings them closer to God.”
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Mt 16:24) These are challenging words from Jesus. They cut to the heart and demand a response.
Jill discovered her own call and vocation, now she prays for others to realize their own.
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, Rejoice.
Anyone who’s played sports, pursued music or developed a new personal skill or trait has probably heard it said, “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse!”
Jack W. Chan of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lansing is a natural-born, tried-and-true missionary pilgrim if there ever was one.
When I read a familiar Gospel story, I ask God to help me see it with new eyes and think about it with a deeper meaning.
Mary VanPoppelen became a volunteer at Mother Teresa House after retiring from the family business about a year and a half ago.
Bill Fritz, a retired Delphi Special Investigations Audit Manager, volunteers five days a week verifying electrical and electronic donations at the Catholic Charities Mid-Michigan ReSource Warehouse.
Love allows us to see people as their Creator sees them, and when we look through his lens, love becomes giving and not taking.
For the past 19 years, Dr. Cathleen McGreal has been on a journey.
True humility allows us to see and act like Jesus.
Being a church musician, I am constantly inviting others into prayer. Every time I play a hymn at Mass, I invite all to participate in singing.
Lent... it’s not a time to lock ourselves in a personal dungeon.