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Weekly Reflection 10/18/2020

DIFFERENCES IN THE GOSPELS 30TH Sunday in Ordinary Time  Oct. 17-18, 2020   Written between AD 45-100, the Gospels are the most important written tradition handed down by the Church. When viewed side-by-side (synoptically), the first three gospels are so similar and convey the same overall saving message; and in […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 10/18/2020

Dear Friends: Our reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 22:15-21 is short, but it really packs a punch. The Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes and other Jewish leadership are trying their best to catch Jesus in a lie or breaking the law; although, Jesus is too smart to be caught […]

Weekly Reflection 10/11/2020

REFLECTION October 10-11, 2020 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Learning to Live With or Without   “I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance.”  While thinking about Paul’s words, I found it interesting to look at the Greek behind the phrases “how […]

Weekly Reflection 10/4/2020

REFLECTION The Twenty-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time October 3-4, 2020   In this year of 2020, what is the new normal?  Will masks become a permanent addition to our wardrobe?   Will handshakes be replaced with the elbow tap?  Are hugs, outside your immediate family, a thing off the past?  It […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 10/4/2020

Dear Friends: Today our Gospel comes from Matthew 21:33-43. It’s another of the more famous Gospels where Matthew uses an agricultural theme to get the point across. The deeper meaning of this parable would be well understood by the Jewish leadership. As I mentioned last week, the confrontational mood between […]

Weekly Reflection 9/27/2020

REFLECTION FOR 9-27-2020 Actions speak louder than words… In today’s gospel, both sons disrespect their father.  The first one says that he’ll do what his father asks of him, but then does not do it.  The second son says that he will not do what his father asks of him, […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 9/20/2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of Matthew 20:1-16a. It’s one of those challenging Gospels where Jesus turns everything upside down. It’s the story of workers who gather in the center of the town hoping to get a day’s work. It was common practice at the time of […]

Weekly Reflection 9/20/2020

REFLECTION Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2020   Autumn Thoughts~ As the Thanksgiving season approaches and the year is looking to maintain the frenetic pace at which it’s been tugging us all behind it, I ask myself, what do I have to be thankful for? All year, it […]