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March 2021 archive of The Disciple's Apprentice

March 2021 archive of The Disciple's Apprentice

Are We Listening?

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Are We Listening?

Jan 19, 2021

I think the fact that (according to Pew Research, 2021) only 36% of Americans attend church regularly may be due to, as well as responsible for, our cultural disquiet.  Faith may be wavering because people don't believe God is calling them, and they ... Read More »

Humble Stewardship

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Humble Stewardship

Jul 8, 2020

"Say to Daughter Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"  Mt 21:5

We’ve heard the story so many times that we fail to be shocked by it, but it ... Read More »

All Are Welcome

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

All Are Welcome

Mar 22, 2020

The other night, I joined a little church in Knock, Ireland for mass, and this morning, I joined Bishop Robert Barron for mass in his private chapel in California.  Cathedrals and churches, large and small throughout the world, and even a bishop’s private ... Read More »

Have a Good Time

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Have a Good Time!

Jan 18, 2019

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that there is a time for everything. Everything! I hear you laughing, but when I was younger, a single parent working a full time and a part time job while attending evening classes in graduate school, I discovered ... Read More »

Stewardship of God's Kingdom

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Stewardship of God's Kingdom

Sep 14, 2017

“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  Mt 28:19

With these words, Jesus gave us stewardship of his Church.  In baptism, we embraced this responsibility.  (We can’t turn away and say this mission is someone else’s concern).

But, what does it mean to ... Read More »

Do Not Be Afraid

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Do Not Be Afraid

Jul 22, 2016

Fear.  Where did it come from?  The bible tells us it first appeared after Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  They hid themselves from God because they realized they were naked and ... Read More »

5 Ways to Inform Your Political Conscience

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

5 Ways to Inform Your Political Conscience

Jun 10, 2016

Let’s face it, it’s a tough year for voters.  Pundits are predicting a gloves-off, no-holds-bared, ugly fight for the White House.  Even political party leaders are distancing themselves by adding disclaimers to their presidential candidate endorsements.  Both major party ... Read More »

Music Performance vs. Music Ministry

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Music Performance vs. Music Ministry

May 3, 2016 The difference between musical performance and music ministry is in the heart of the musician.

There’s a fine line between musical performance and music ministry, and as a long-time cantor I can honestly say that it isn’t always easy for music ... Read More »

Five Top Reasons to Take Your Kids to Mass

Posted by Rosanne Thomas on 3/12/21

Five Top Reasons to Take Your Kids to Mass

Mar 18, 2016

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) estimates that only 24% of adult Catholics attend mass every week.  Catholic school children frequently report that they don’t go to mass because their parents don’t take them.  ... Read More »

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