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Weekly Reflection 4/26/2020

REFLECTION FOR 4-26-2020   Have you ever seen Jesus? Most of us would probably respond “No” to this question.  The Jews at the time of Jesus were eagerly looking for the Messiah.  They were fed up with the Roman occupation of their country and expected the Messiah to be a […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 4/26/2020

Dear Friends: Today we hear from the Gospel of Luke 24:13-35. Two of Jesus’ disciples were walking to a village called Emmaus about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were discussing what happened to Jesus and how the Romans and Jewish leadership had him put to death. As they are walking, […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 4/19/2020

Dear Friends: Today is the 2nd Sunday of Easter. This Sunday is also designated as “Divine Mercy.” The mercy that God has for us is much more profound than anything we can imagine. God’s mercy is so great that no matter how much we have sinned or what sin we […]

Weekly Reflection 4/19/2020

The Feast of Mercy: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (2nd Sunday of EASTER) April 18-19, 2020 Our Lord requested the Feast of Divine Mercy through St. Faustina Kowalska (“the Apostle of Mercy”) and desired it to be celebrated on the 1st Sunday after Easter (the Octave Day of Easter). It completes the […]

Weekly Reflection 4/12/2020

Easter Reflection   In the first few weeks that schools were closed because of the pandemic I, like many people, found a lot of time to walk. I’d walk with my dog, Winnie, every morning up around my court and back through the neighborhood.  And in my walking, I discovered […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 4/12/2020

Dear Friends: HE IS RISEN ALLELUIA, HE IS RISEN ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA! Happy Easter! Today we celebrate one of the greatest feasts of our faith. We celebrate Jesus rising from the dead after being murdered on Good Friday. Jesus triumphs over all those who took advantage of him, who tortured him, […]

Weekly Reflection 4/5/2020

HOLY WEEK REFLECTION        For us this is the most important week of the year.  This year we will celebrate in a unique way.  While we cannot share these celebrations as a community in our churches, we can still celebrate as a parish family.  This week, let us […]

From the Deacon’s Desk 4/5/2020

Dear Friends: Today we listen to the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 26:14 – 27:66. It is a very long and sad Gospel. It is also very meaningful and always gives me cause for reflection and prayer. Everyone deserts Jesus except for “Mary Magdalene and Mary […]

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 […]