The Sacraments

For May, Hope and Purpose Ministries is taking a closer look at the sacraments of the Catholic Church.  We feel it is important to continually renew our understanding of the sacraments as a way to continue to grow in our faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church...

The Risen Christ

Our Mass prep question (posted on April 14th for that Sunday), is a question that many have been discussing.   What does it mean to live knowing that Jesus is risen? The Nicene Creed, (that we discussed here), states the following about Jesus: For our sake he was...

The Nicene Creed

Our social media campaign for April is all about the Creed—what we, as Christians, believe.  Therefore, we wanted to begin with the Nicene Creed.  As Lent is drawing to a close and the Easter Season is upon us, let us reflect on what it is that we believe and grow...

Spiritual Gifts

The Holy Spirit does not give us spiritual gifts for us to shout to the world, “Look at me!”  The Holy Spirit is not “flashy” nor does He believe in “showing off.”  Instead, the Holy Spirit gives us the gifts that we need at any given time to help build up the Body of...

Our Great Awakening

This post is continued from last week. To see Part One, please click here. Part Two           We are in need of a “Great Awakening” in the Holy Spirit, a time for a new Pentecost to open locked doors and liberate hearts to proclaim, in love, the “Gospel of Life” (Pope...