Liz Gonzalez

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/9/2020

Dear Friends: Today we have one of my favorite readings from 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a. It’s the story of Elijah and how he meets God in a very special way in a very special place. Elijah, because he followed God’s instructions and was a prophet to the people, was being […]

Weekly Reflection 8/9/2020

  REFLECTION The Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 8-9, 2020 Today’s Gospel is so familiar to us the we even use the image to categorize people that we categorize as perfect or who want us to appear perfect.  How many of us have used the phrase, “What, do you […]

Weekly Reflection 8/2/2020

REFLECTION The Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 1-2, 2020 We do miss hugs. Even those among us who are not ‘huggers’, have had those cherished moments when we have been enveloped in the unconditional love of another’s embrace. Since the pandemic, it has become a rare commodity. Yet, when […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 8/2/2020

Dear Friends, In our reading from Isaiah today we hear the prophet telling the people to come to the Lord.  All those who are thirsty, who are hungry, and need attention are welcomed to come. This is the type of unselfish and unconditional love God offers to his people.  In […]

Weekly Reflection 7/26/2020

WEEKLY REFLECTION FOR 7-26-2020   What would you wish for? In today’s first reading, God appears to Solomon in a dream and tells Solomon to ask God for something.  Solomon asks for an understanding heart so that he can be a good king over Israel.  God is pleased with Solomon’s […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 7/26/2020

Dear Friends: Today’s Gospel is once again from Matthew 13: 44-52. Jesus uses two parables today to explain the immense worth of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is trying to tell us that attaining the kingdom of heaven is more important than anything we can imagine. He uses the example […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 7/19/2020

Dear Friends: Today I would like to draw your attention to the second reading. It’s a reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:26-27. As you can see it’s only one verse long. However, that one verse says a tremendous amount about the workings of the Holy […]

Weekly Reflection 7/19/2020

REFLECTION July 18-19, 2020 16th Sunday In Ordinary Time What I Have Missed About Mass   During quarantine–closer to the beginning but far enough in that everyone was beginning to get restless–I wrote to a friend that we would all come out of it touch-starved, blinking in sudden sunlight, unsure […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 7/12/2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of Matthew 13: 1-23. It’s a rather lengthy Gospel and there are numerous messages in it. The first challenge we hear is the disciples asking Jesus why he speaks in parables. Jesus simply explains to them that for those who have a […]

Weekly Reflection 7/12/2020

Understanding the Word of God July 11-12, 2020 Mark Twain once said “It is not those passages of scripture I do not understand that bother me, but those that I do understand.” Understanding asserts the ability to acquire, organize, evaluate, and interpret information.  If ” all scripture is inspired by […]