Deacon’s Desk

From the Deacon’s Desk 04/11/2021

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of John 20:19-31. It’s the famous story of Jesus appearing to his disciples the night of Easter Sunday. Jesus  offers his disciples peace and sends them on their way to spread the Gospel by empowering them with the gift of the Holy […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 04/04/2021

Dear Friends: Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen alleluia, alleluia! Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. A simple man who embraced his father’s request to serve   humans by giving his life so that all may live forever. Jesus lived as any ordinary person of his time. Although he […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 03/28/2021

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. Our reading today is from the Gospel of Mark 14:1-15:47. It’s a very long Gospel and it covers the last week of Jesus’ life. It’s a sad story of betrayal, false accusations and total disregard for human life. People have been known to […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3/21/2021

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of John 12:20-33. This Gospel is a little confusing as it seems some people, “Greeks,” want to see Jesus. Seems pretty innocent don’t you think? Most likely these are Gentiles; however, the opponents of Jesus are plotting all the time to find […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3/14/2021

Dear Friends: Our Gospel today comes from John 3:14-21. John tells us that “for God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but may have eternal life.” Can you imagine for just a moment that a supreme […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 03/07/2021

Dear Friends: Today is the third Sunday of Lent. I can’t believe we are halfway through this Lenten season. Our Gospel today is from John 2:13-25. I would like to call your attention to verses 13 through 16. This is the famous story of Jesus getting very angry in the […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 02/21/2021

Are you being called to the diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church? Here is some information you might find helpful in discerning a call to holy orders. Deacons are ordained ministers of the Church. They receive the sacrament of Holy Orders, one of the seven sacraments of the Church. There […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 02/14/2021

Dear Friends: Today’s readings are interesting to say the least. Our first reading comes from the book of Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46. It’s about someone who has leprosy. As you can see it’s not very warm and fuzzy. The person with leprosy is forced to be separated from the community entirely. […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 02/07/2021

Dear Friends: Our first reading today is from the book of Job 7:1-4, 6-7. I think everyone knows the story of Job. He was a good and holy man and quite prosperous. Satan accuses him of being      self-righteous because Job has been given everything by God. Satan convinces God to […]