Deacon’s Desk

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 07/25/2021

Dear Friends: Some very interesting things are going on in our readings today. In our first reading from 2 Kings 42–44, we hear about a man that brought 20 barley loaves to Elisha. Elisha said to him “Give it to the people to eat,” for the Lord says,” ‘they shall […]