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From the Deacon’s Desk 04/11/2021

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of John 20:19-31. It’s the famous story of Jesus appearing to his disciples the night of Easter Sunday. Jesus  offers his disciples peace and sends them on their way to spread the Gospel by empowering them with the gift of the Holy […]

Weekly Reflection 04/11/2021

April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter Beyond Doubting Thomas   The first time Thomas speaks in John’s gospel is when Jesus announces his plan to return to Judea where Lazarus has died. Thomas, understanding the danger from the Jewish leaders, enjoins his fellow disciples, “Let us also go to […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 04/04/2021

Dear Friends: Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen alleluia, alleluia! Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. A simple man who embraced his father’s request to serve   humans by giving his life so that all may live forever. Jesus lived as any ordinary person of his time. Although he […]

Weekly Reflection 04/04/2021

REFLECTION Easter Sunday April 4, 2021   Think of a time when you thought all was lost when suddenly everything changed.  In an instant you went from utter despair     to unspeakable joy.  There was the 1980 U. S. Hockey team and the ‘Miracle On Ice.”  There was the hallowed Kirk […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 03/28/2021

Dear Friends: Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. Our reading today is from the Gospel of Mark 14:1-15:47. It’s a very long Gospel and it covers the last week of Jesus’ life. It’s a sad story of betrayal, false accusations and total disregard for human life. People have been known to […]

Weekly Reflection 03/28/2021

REFLECTION FOR 3-28-21 HOLY WEEK Let us picture ourselves there – see it with our own eyes; hear it with our own ears; feel it in the depth of our being; let us walk through Holy Week with Jesus. SUNDAY:  Jesus riding on a donkey; palm branches being waved in […]

Weekly Reflection 3/21/2021

REFLECTION LIFE AFTER DEATH MARCH 20-21, 2021   It is interesting, as a child you want to or are told to, memorize a prayer.  Unfortunately, sometimes that comes back to haunt us.  We start the prayer and it just rolls off our tongue.  Don’t stop in the middle, you’ll never […]