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From the Deacon’s Desk 1/19/2020

Dear Friends: Today our Gospel is from the book of John 1:29-34. John’s writing is a little different from the other three. This Gospel is written two to three decades after the others. The other three Gospels are called the Synoptic Gospels. Synoptic means of one eye. This means they […]

Weekly Reflection 1/19/2020

  REFLECTION NAME THAT SAINT! January 18-19, 2020   Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, journalists, the deaf, and adult education. Doctor of the Church Catholic Lectionary. He laid the basis for the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on the “universal call to holiness”; i.e. every baptized Christian […]

From the Deacon’s Desk

Baptism Some people at the time of Jesus thought if they prayed really loud, God would be able to hear them and answer their prayers. Jesus teaches us that God already knows what we need. We really don’t have to tell God anything! So why pray? We need to pray […]

Weekly Reflection 1/12/2020

REFLECTION The Baptism Of The Lord January 11-12, 2020             As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, it is only fitting that we contemplate the sacrament of baptism and what our own baptism means. The Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC] defines baptism this way, “Holy […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 1/5/20

Dear Friends: Today is the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Our reading comes from Matthew 2: 1-12. I’m sure you all know the story of the “Magi” who come to see the baby Jesus. There has always been some speculation as to who the Magi really were. Some people believe they […]

Weekly Reflection 12/29/19

REFLECTION Feast of the Holy Family December 28-29, 2019             When I reflect on the Holy Family, I see their humanity. Like all families, they faced anxiety, fears and problems. Joseph and Mary started their new life together with an unexpected pregnancy that threatened to bring them both shame and […]

Reflection Christmas

THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD REFLECTION December 25, 2019      What brings so many of us together for Christmas mass? Is it the keeping of a family tradition that requires your presence here? Or are you here with young children beginning a new tradition? Is it the singing of beloved carols […]

Weekly Reflection 12/22/19

REFLECTION FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 21-22, 2019 Are we ready for CHRISTmas? Shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, sending cards, planning get-togethers – Are we finished? Are we ready? And, if so, exactly what have we prepared for? Gift-opening mayhem, messes when it’s all over, mad dashes to make sure we […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 12/22/19

Dear Friends: I can’t believe I’m already writing an article for the 4th Sunday of Advent. The beautiful season of Advent has gone by so quickly. I hope that each of you have spent some time trying to develop a more meaningful relationship with God. After all that’s what Advent […]