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Weekly Reflection 2/23/2020

REFLECTION Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time February 22-23, 2020        “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”      So, who is my neighbor?      Well, there’s the lady who lives in the house next door (who complains about my dog barking); the person who sits next to me on the couch […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 2/23/2020

Dear Friends: Our reading from Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 is short but really brings home the message Jesus was trying to get across to the people of his time. The book of Leviticus holds some of the most ancient texts we have in Scripture. This particular reading says to us that […]

Weekly Reflection 2/16/20

REFLECTION Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time February 15-16, 2020      Our lives are so strictly defined by time. Twenty-four hours in a day, six of school, eight of work, one or two for sports practice or a club, thirty minutes to get someone to and from somewhere and dinner has to […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 2/16/20

Dear Friends: Our first reading today is from the book of Sirach 15:15-20. This book is written in Hebrew about 200 years before Jesus is born. Our reading is rather short but it is not short on message. Basically Sirach is telling us we can make choices in our life. […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 2/9/2020

Dear Friends: Our Gospel reading from Matthew 5:13-16 today is actually a continuation of the Beatitudes. It’s important to note that Jesus continues to speak to his disciples in this section just as he did with the Beatitudes. (We did not hear from the Beatitudes this year because the Feast […]

Weekly Reflection 2/9/2020

REFLECTION THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME February 8-9, 2020   We live in a time and place that highly values individualism. And personal prayer is certainly very important. We can see this in Jesus’ own example: the Bible tells us that before major events in his life, Jesus would […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 2/2/2020

Dear Friends,        The feast of the Presentation of the Lord only comes on Sunday every seven to eight years. It is a Solemnity which is the highest celebration we have. Originally, this feast was the Presentation of Mary. A woman who gave birth would have to go to the Temple […]

Weekly Reflection 2/2/2020

REFLECTION Presentation Of The Lord February 1-2, 2020      When my children were toddlers, we would visit my parent’s home where they would play for hours with my mother. They would find the simplest game, playing it over and over. Each time they finished, the children would call out, “Do it […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 1/26/20

Dear Friends: This year we celebrate the 154th anniversary of our parish St. Francis de Sales! It’s hard for us to think about what it was like in 1866 when the first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve at midnight in the little church. I’m sure there was a great […]

Weekly reflection 1/26/20

REFLECTION Third Sunday In Ordinary Time January 25-26, 2020 We have been called: By our mothers – to wake up in the morning By the teacher – to solve the problem on the blackboard By our friends – to chat on the phone By the cashier at the take-out counter […]