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From the Deacon’s Desk 5/31/2020

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. In the first reading we hear from Luke’s Acts of the Apostles 2: 1–11. Luke depicts what happened 50 days after Easter. “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire […]

Weekly Reflection 5/31/2020

REFLECTION May 30-31, 2020 To the Confirmation Class of 2020   The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of our plans to change abruptly. No more graduations, no more school, proms and celebrations have been canceled and summer plans thrown into uncertainty. Unfortunately, your confirmation mass has also been moved. […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 5/24/2020

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension. This feast used to be celebrated on the Thursday after the 6th Sunday of Easter. It was decided to move it “So that it may be celebrated on  Sunday, ‘the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church’ [Canon […]

Weekly Reflection 5/24/2020

REFLECTION FOR 5-24-2020   Oh, that Jesus!  He’s always up to something!  If he isn’t giving sight to the blind, healing lepers, or turning water into wine; he’s rising from the dead and ascending into heaven.  You have to admit, there’s never a dull moment with Jesus around. And then, […]

Weekly Reflection 5/17/2020

REFLECTION Sunday, May 17, 2020 The Holy Spirit   In a few weeks, on Pentecost, we will remember the birth of our Church through the action of the Holy Spirit: When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 5/17/2020

Dear Friends: Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter and we hear from Acts of the Apostles chapter 8 and John’s Gospel    chapter 14. In Acts we hear of Philip doing missionary work in Samaria. When the people realize what Philip is doing they accept the word of God readily. […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 5/10/2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of John 14:1-12 which is very interesting because Jesus is asked by Philip, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “I have been with you for so long a time and you still […]

Weekly Reflection 5/10/2020

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020 MOTHER’S DAY        Mother’s Day always makes me think of our Blessed Mother Mary and my mother. A child of immigrants and a survivor of the Great Depression and World II, my mother grew up in a family of strong […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 5/3/2020

Dear Friends: Today our Gospel story is from John 10:1-10. This is an agricultural story that talks about the relationship between sheep or followers and their shepherd the leader. Sheep are dependent upon the shepherd. They have a hard time finding food or water without a shepherd to lead them […]

Weekly Reflection 5/3/2020

REFLECTION MAY 2-3, 2020   In this week’s gospel, Jesus tells us: “I am the gate. Whoever enters through Me will be saved.” The question is – how do we enter through Jesus in order to be saved? Julian of Norwich tells us “Christ could not die any more, but […]