Deacon’s Desk

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 7/5/2020

Dear Friends: Today our Gospel reading is from Matthew 11: 25-30. It’s only five verses long, but the message here is very strong. The Gospel opens with Jesus giving praise to his Father. Jesus tells us the Father has given all things to the “little ones.” This is because those […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 6/28/2020

Dear Friends: I can’t believe it’s almost July can you? Time really does go by quickly! Our Gospel reading is from Matthew 10:37-42. This Gospel can be somewhat disturbing if we take it at face value. “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 6/21/2020

Dear Friends: We have been in Ordinary Time since the day after Pentecost. However, we probably didn’t notice because we’ve been celebrating a number of Solemnities since then. While the name of the season implies that nothing is really happening, nothing could be further from the truth. We will hear […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 6/14/2020

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ formerly known as Corpus Christi. We celebrate one of the greatest gifts Jesus gave us while he was on earth – an opportunity to have him with us every time we come to Mass. […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 6/7/2020

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity. The idea of three persons in one being is hard for us to understand. How can that be? It just doesn’t make sense. Yet God wants us to stretch and grasp ideas that are hard to understand. A good […]