Deacon’s Desk

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 […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 01/31/2021

Dear Friends: Our readings today are very interesting to say the least. Moses makes a prediction in Deuteronomy 18:1-20 that a great prophet will arise among the people. This prophet will be their own kin! Prophets do not have an easy time in life. They come to the people to […]

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 […]