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Weekly Reflection 3/29/2020

Reflection: FASTING 5th Sunday of Lent March 28-29, 2020      Fasting is a voluntary, self-sacrificing gift of love and reverence for God. Sacrifice means to “make holy” as we remove anything that stands between us and God. By denying oneself of something good (food) for a greater good (spiritual nourishment […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3-29-2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of John (11:1-45) once again. Lazarus, Mary and Martha were brother and sisters. Jesus is a two-day journey away and Martha sends word to Jesus, “Master the one you love is ill.” When Jesus hears this he says to his disciples, “This […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3/22/2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from John’s Gospel 9:1-41, the story of the man born blind. There is a tremendous amount going on in this very famous Gospel. It would be impossible to cover everything in a homily or in a short article like this. We will look at just […]

Weekly Reflection 3/22/2020

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Lent March 21-22, 2020        Here we are in the middle of the season of Lent. A season of prayer, penance, and fasting. We have grown accustomed to the priest wearing a purple chasuble over the past three Sundays to remind us that this is […]

Weekly Reflection 3/15/2020

REFLECTION – RECONCILIATION Third Sunday of Lent March 14-15, 2020      This season of Lent we are especially called to reflect on our lives and seek change, specifically those changes necessary to get ourselves in a right relationship with God and His Church. The sacrament of reconciliation is a sacrament of […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3/15/2020

Dear Friends: Today we are treated to one of the more famous stories in the Gospels! John 4:5-42 is the story of the day Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. Samaritans and Jews were enemies. When the Assyrians invaded and conquered Samaria they did something that rarely happens. […]

Weekly Reflection 3/8/2020

REFLECTION Second Sunday of Lent March 7-8, 2020 The power of prayer!             As Catholics, we learn how to pray when we are young. The very first prayer we learn is the sign of the cross. Then we learn our traditional and ritualistic prayers; the Our Father, Hail Mary, the […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 3/8/2020

Dear Friends: Today’s Gospel from Matthew 17:1-9 is one of the most famous Gospel readings we have. It’s the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration before Peter, James and John. When Jesus brings these three disciples to the top of the mountain, we know that something special is about to happen. In […]

Weekly Reflection 3/1/20

REFLECTION The First Sunday Of Lent February 29 – March 1, 2020 The Season of Lent      It is that time of year again. That time when, as Catholics, we ask the question, “What are we going to do this Lent?” When I was young, I dreaded these forty days, for […]