Sister Barbara Reder: on the Eucharist, prayer and parish ministry

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On ministry in a Catholic Parish

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Sister Barbara Reder on being a companion to Providence Associates

Read more about Sister Barbara’s life and ministry here.

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  • Current ministry: Pastoral Associate, St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg, Indiana
    Favorite movie: The Blind Side, Les Miserable, and those that are relaxing and non-violent.
  • Qualities I most admire: honesty and loyalty
  • Favorite hobby: playing golf…when I have time
  • Favorite book: What I am reading at the time
  • Favorite sinner: Peter…always came back to Jesus…just like I can
  • Favorite hero/heroine: Emergency personnel who risk their own lives for others
  • Favorite childhood activity: playing whatever sport was in season
  • Favorite food: Salads and all varieties of fish
  • Favorite pizza topping: pepperoni
  • Favorite course in school: Math and Science vie for the top
  • Favorite form of prayer: Like a variety of communal and quiet, private prayer especially with music
  • Favorite sport: Like them all, but Colts football and golf top the list
  • Favorite quote: From the Emmaus story…”Are you so slow to believe all the prophets have announced!” I think I am slow in learning about Jesus and all he came to reveal to us and how I am to be like him.
  • Favorite TV program: None at present. All the violence and sci-fi TV shows don’t hold my interest. I do like “Dancing with the Stars” for the music and dancing.
  • Favorite music/song: Country Western music
  • Favorite dessert: Anything chocolate
  • Favorite scripture passage: Both the Emmaus story and the Woman at the Well stories
  • Favorite author: Ronald Rolheiser

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Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Mission Advancement office. Amy is a 1998 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She currently manages the SP publication HOPE and works on marketing support for Providence Associates, new membership and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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