Weekly Reflection 8/29/2021

Reflection Twenty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time Purifying the Sacred Vessels   How controversial can doing the dishes be?  Well… In the sacrifice of the Eucharist it is important to remember one thing; Jesus Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity. The ‘real presence’ of Christ is there in […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/29/2021

Dear Friends: Our reading from Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 today tells how the Pharisees and some of the scribes followed Jesus and his disciples watching them closely. They asked Jesus why his followers did not observe the Jewish cleanliness laws and wash their hands, bowls, cups and just about everything else they […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/22/2021

Dear Friends: Our reading from Joshua 24:1-2a, tells the story of the time directly after Moses dies. Moses appoints Joshua to lead God’s people into the Promised Land, known to us as the land of Canaan. However, before Joshua will lead the people into their promised reward, he reminds them […]

Weekly Reflection 8/22/2021

REFLECTION FOR 8-22-21   Do you ever wonder how life got so complicated? When I was growing up, the TV had three channels.  Yet, I don’t remember ever being frustrated because there was nothing to watch on TV.  Now, the TV has hundreds of channels, but I often find that […]

Weekly Reflection 08/15/2021

REFLECTIONS  HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATIONS  August 14/15, 2021   An obligation/duty is a moral or legal requirement which by necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our faith/nation.  So, where do the holy days of obligation come from? Scripture? Tradition? Yes! Beginning with the Lord’s resting […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 08/15/2021

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate a special feast, the Assumption of Mary into heaven.  This feast occurs in the Roman calendar on August 15th.  As the Feast of the Assumption of Mary is a holy day of obligation and this year falls on Sunday, we celebrate Mary’s Assumption today.  The […]

Weekly Reflection 08/08/2021

Tucked in the middle of Jack Kerouac’s “belief & technique for modern prose” is the suggestion “19. accept loss forever.” When I first got accepted to college, I didn’t consider the finality of moving on. I didn’t consider that “loss” might apply to the absence of a familiar face or […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 08/08/2021

Dear Friends: In our first reading from 1 Kings 19:4-8 Elijah the prophet is forced to run away into the desert. His life is being threatened because of the action he took in the previous chapter. After a whole day’s journey he is exhausted. He prays for death and lies […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 08/01/2021

Dear Friends: The reading from Exodus 16:2-4,12-15 today has always made me chuckle just a bit. While the Israelite people were in slavery in Egypt they begged God to get them out of slavery. When Moses got them out of slavery then they complained that they did not have enough […]

Weekly Reflection 08/01/2021

August 1, 2021 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Summer Prayer Time     Summer is a time of respite and relaxation.  We get out of our routines in an attempt to refresh our mind, body and spirit.  We spend more time in nature; be it tending to our gardens, walking […]