Maria Kelsey

Maria Kelsey is the Pastoral Assistant at St. Pius X parish in St. Johnês. She is responsible for the faith development programs for children, and families, as well as for the Elder Ministry Committee.


11 posts

    "Have you ever imagined yourself as an infant in God’s arms, God lovingly embracing you, amazed at every gesture you make? The next time you hold a baby, or see someone else holding a baby, why not imagine this as you and God?"...

    On October 22, 1999, Jim MacSheffrey, SJ tragically lost his life while berry picking. in Newfoundland. This post was written a year after Jim's death. It is just as true now as it was then. ...

    "A while back, I had reflected on Reading the Bible through a Green Lens by Calvin B. DeWitt. My reading on environmental issues had been from a secular perspective and I wanted to approach this topic from a biblical/spiritual perspective. What follows is my personal reflection on this article." ...

    "A while back, I had reflected on Reading the Bible through a Green Lens by Calvin B. DeWitt. My reading on environmental issues had been from a secular perspective and I wanted to approach this topic from a biblical/spiritual perspective. What follows is my personal reflection on this article."...

    It is now a little over a year since I first discovered the lump that turned out to be breast cancer. For that reason and also because since Feb 5 was World Cancer Day and February is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to try to answer this question....

    Domestic abuse is very often a topic we are uncomfortable talking about, or even admitting that it exists, especially in our own family or circle of friends. But it does exist, in all social, economic and ethnic groups, and even in our parishes . It is important that we all become more aware of this. The following information is a summary of When I Call for Help : A Pastoral Responses to Domestic Violence Against Women, a downloadable resource from USCCB....

    With our aging population, there are many individuals who already need or will need caregiving. This caregiving can take place at home, in an assisted living facility or in a long term care facility. Care can be provided by paid caregivers, but many caregivers are family members or friends. This care can range from partial care to round - the- clock 24 hour care. Much has been written about the challenges and rewards of caregiving but not as much has been available on the spirituality of caregiving....

    We believe laughter to be beneficial for our physical health. But, Maria Kelsey asks, "Is laughter good for our spiritual health?"...

    Grief and bereavement - we all face them at various times in our lives. Maria Kelsey writes in today's posting about how young students she taught dealt with the death of a school friend....

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