Rediscover Jesus

The Parish received a gift from Monsignor Voorhies,rediscover to help us journey a little closer to Jesus this season of lent: Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Jesus.

About the Book:

If there is one person we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus. And the best time to get to know Jesus is right now. In his NEW book Rediscover Jesus, Matthew Kelly, America’s best-selling Catholic author and internationally acclaimed speaker, takes you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—the amazing friend who is going to help you answer life’s tough questions.
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Brief Daily Reflections for Busy People

 We will post a daily short reflection and video to help you digest the material. Click the links below (latest post on top). You can use the reflection to read the posts together at home, or with your friends. Happy reading!
  • Reflection - Chapter 40
    Get Comfortable with Silence Matthew Kelly challenges us to go to a quiet, empty church or chapel (like Annunciation's Adoration Chapel), and spend an hour with the Lord in the silence. Like his closest friends, Peter, James and...
  • Reflection - Chapter 39
    Be an Ultimate Person of Possibility Have you ever been discouraged because of a seemingly insurmountable task and had someone come along to say, "Hey, you got this! You can do it!" Positivity is contagious, but cynicism and...
  • Reflection - Chapter 38
    The Truth of the Gospel What if it is all true? Every word in the Sacred Scriptures? When we profess our faith on Sundays, in essence this is what we are saying: "Yes, I believe that everything in the Creed is true, and I...
  • Reflection - Chapter 37
    The Holy Moment Yesterday, we were asked if we believe that holiness is possible for us. We are called to holiness! This we know. Today, we are looking at how to overcome the lie  by making "holy moments" in our lives. A holy...
  • Reflection - Chapter 36
    The Biggest Lie Me? A Saint? (scoffs). Have you ever caught yourself saying this? Do we think that we can be holy? Most of us think holiness is for the few souls that we read about in Butler's Lives of the Saints. Yet how wrong...
  • Reading Plan - Week Seven and Overview
    Blessings Everyone! Here we are, starting our LAST WEEK of Readings! Congratulations! Please review the suggested reading schedule for the week. Our journey together on these Flocknote pages have been great! And let us pray for...
  • Reflection - Chapter 35
    Complete Joy  Yesterday, we reflected on this quote: "I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete."  Author: John 15:11 It is God's desire that we have true joy, that which is everlasting...
  • Reflection - Chapter 34
    Two Wrestling Questions Matthew Kelly proposes two questions every human soul needs to wrestle with: What do I want? What does God want?  Many times when we think about what we want, it turns to material needs and how we will...
  • Reflection - Chapter 33
    Comfort...or Self-Denial On those cold, rainy days we all wouldn't mind a hot cup of tea and our favorite cozy place to snuggle up and read a good book, right? We get used to having our food cooked a certain way and our houses...
  • Reflection - Chapter 32
    The Real Problem The Story of Salvation is written through the books of the Bible. The narrative is a bit repetitive (from St. Mary's Press):   The pattern begins with a time of faithfulness to the Covenant that results in peace...
  • Reflection - Chapter 31
    God's Way is Always Better :) Today we are given some wonderful scripture passages to reflect upon, as we ponder how our ways are not the ways of God: The Magnificat of Mary - Luke 1:46-55 The Beatitudes - Matthew 5:1-11 The...
  • Reflection - Chapter 30
    Blind Spots How is your vision? Do you see the truth as it really is, or just what you wish it to be? This is our challenge in today's reading. To be able to have an honest, hard look at the truth about ourselves, and be open to...
  • Reading Plan - Week Six and Overview
    Blessings Everyone! Here we are, enjoying our fifth week of Lent, and our sixth week of readings! Please review the suggested reading schedule for the week. We're making great progress! How are you doing? Don't give up! Blessed...
  • Reflection - Chapter 29
    In the Presence of God Think about someone you really look up to, that you enjoy being with. It may be someone you don't know very well, yet you want to be around them because they bring out the best in those around them. This is...
  • Reflection - Chapter 28
    The Practice of Constant Prayer In our continued reading of Rediscover Jesus, we are challenged to cultivate good spiritual habits: the habit of daily reading the Gospels; the habit of daily prayer; the  habit of self-denial...
  • Reflection - Chapter 27
    Learning to Say 'No' to Yourself There are certain habits that we each need to cultivate if we are to grow into a deep, loving relationship with Jesus. We have discussed the habit of daily reading the Gospels, and the habit of...
  • Reflection - Chapter 26
    Delve into the Gospels The last two days of our reading, we've been encouraged to read the Gospels. In chapter 24, we looked at what we need to "close the Gospel Gap": one part of the equation was prayer (what we're looking at...
  • Reflection - Chapter 25
    Delve into the Gospels Rediscover Jesus is a journey to delving more deeply into knowing our Lord Jesus so that we may love Him. Today we reflect on how well we know Jesus through the Gospels and are challenged to read them...
  • Reflection - Chapter 24
    The Gospel Gap Whenever we read the Gospel, we are compelled to have our lives conformed to that of what Jesus teaches. "If i just lived this one Gospel reading 100 percent," Matthew Kelly questioned, "how much would my life...
  • Reading Plan - Week Five and Overview
    Blessings Everyone! Here we are, enjoying our fourth week of Lent! Note:  I know, it seems weird to be in our 4th week of Lent and our 5th week of our reading plan, but that's because we began reading the week before, on Ash...
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