Deacon’s Desk

From the Deacon’s Desk 01/17/2021

Dear Friends: Today we return to Ordinary Time and will be there for five weeks. Then, believe it or not, we will be celebrating Ash Wednesday. Seems like yesterday we were celebrating the birth of Jesus. Our readings today from Samuel and the Gospel of John are about being called […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 01/10/2021

Dear Friends: Today’s Gospel from Mark 1:7-11 is a little bit about John the Baptist preparing the people for the coming of Jesus and then quickly moves into Jesus being baptized by John.  The real meat of this Gospel comes in the last third of the reading. Jesus is baptized […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 12/6/2020

Dear Friends: I cannot believe we are already in the second week of Advent. Christmas is only 15 days away! Today we hear from the Gospel of Mark 1:1-8, the very beginning of Mark’s Gospel. It’s interesting to note that in these few verses Mark takes us from Isaiah the […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 11/29/2020

Dear Friends: Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Today we hear from the prophet Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7. The Israelites have been in exile for many years. They now are returning to Jerusalem. Everything they held dear for so long has gone. They begged God to help them to […]