From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For September 2, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For September 2, 2018

I hope you liked last week’s break from talking about money. I hope I am done with surprises for a...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 19, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 19, 2018

I hope you were able to spend some time reflecting on the Gospel passages I offered in last week’s bulletin....

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 12, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 12, 2018

In the Old Testament God commanded His people to tithe ten percent. We have seen the importance of this over...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 5, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For August 5, 2018

I hope last week’s article was helpful in beginning to understand the spiritual significance of tithing. The spiritual benefits do...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 29, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 29, 2018

Last week we reflected on the role money can have in our sense of freedom, security, and ego. The more...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 22, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 22, 2018

We pick up our discussion about money and tithing with the value of money and sacrifice. By the value of...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 15, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 15, 2018

Last week I announced at Mass that the diocese is in the preparation stages of a capital campaign to raise...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 8, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris For July 8, 2018

Recently, in one afternoon, I spoke with one friend about his mother’s impending funeral. Almost immediately after that conversation, I...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris … For July 1, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris … For July 1, 2018

I want to give one last set of book recommendations for your summer reading list. This will be a deviation...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 24, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 24, 2018

Last week I offered a few books about saints to help with your summer reading list. This week I thought...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 17, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 17, 2018

It occurred to me that after talking about summer reading, it might be worthwhile to offer some suggestions. There are...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 10, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 10, 2018

Memorial Day was the unofficial beginning of summer. Now that the school year has ended for most it will be...

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 3, 2018

From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…For June 3, 2018

For several years, on the first Saturday of June, the Diocese of Grand Rapids has celebrated ordinations to the priesthood....

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