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Weekly Reflection 8/25/19

REFLECTION Twenty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time August 24-25, 2019 “I come to gather nations of every language.” Have you ever attended a family reunion or staff meeting and noticed the way that people choose where to sit? Even though the purpose of the gathering is to get everyone together, people […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/25/19

Dear Friends: Our Gospel reading today is from Luke 13:22-30. It’s the famous story of the person who asked Jesus if only a few people will be saved, if only a few people go to heaven. Jesus answers by telling the man that we must all strive to enter through […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/18/19

Dear Friends: Jesus throws us a real twist in the Gospel of Luke (12:49-53) today. Luke tells how Jesus talks about what will happen to the people who follow him. “A father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and […]

Weekly Reflection 8/18/19

THE SUNFLOWER PRAYER I turn my face to you, O Lord, Source of all light, Source of all living. Small though I may be, Meager my offerings, I stretch out my arms to offer You All that I have, all that I am Though my soul be weak and weary, […]

Weekly Reflection 8/11/19

REFLECTION 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 10-11, 2019               The phrase “seeing is believing” is well known to us.  It implies that we will not accept the reality of something unless we can see it for ourselves.  However such an attitude contradicts our basic understanding of religious faith.  […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/11/19

Dear Friends: The Gospel we hear today from Luke 12:32-48 is another message telling us to get prepared for eternal life. Jesus is telling us not to be afraid, to trust in our Father in heaven and get ready. He warns us not to be too concerned with things of […]

Weekly Reflection 8/4/19

REFLECTION Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 3-4, 2019      We are a people of possessions. We measure our success by what we have, and our failure by what we do not have. We even mark the events in our life by the things we have been given; money for our […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/4/19

Dear Friends: Our first reading from Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23 seems to be a bit dire. This book of Scripture is a translation of the book of Qoheleth. The book itself is rather pessimistic. It does, however, have some merit as it tries to explain that we cannot take money, fame […]

Weekly Reflection 7/28/19

REFLECTION SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 27-28, 2019             Even though I already know the way the story ends, every time I hear Abraham asking God over and over again if he will spare the city for a certain number of innocent people, I keep expecting God to lose […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 7.28.19

Dear Friends: This Sunday we hear from the book of Genesis 18:20-32. It’s the story of God’s anger with the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah. There are all kinds of speculation as to what the sin was. Most likely, the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were inhospitable. Remember that we […]