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October 9- Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-10-04T16:05:44+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   October 9 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time   We find ourselves in the middle of the story about Naaman, a Syrian general who has fought and defeated the Israelites.  He seems to be in total control and on top of the world.  But he has a

October 9- Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-10-04T16:05:44+00:00

October 30- Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-10-25T15:47:24+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   October 30 – Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time   “You have mercy on all because you can do all things.”  Our first reading this week from the book of Wisdom presents God’s mercy and compassion more clearly than perhaps any place in the Old Testament.  In these

October 30- Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-10-25T15:47:24+00:00

November 6- Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-11-01T17:07:57+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   November 6 – Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time   Do we believe the truth?  The truth of Jesus Christ?  Will we fight for the truth?  We find truth in the teachings and beliefs of our faith.  We find truth in the hope of that faith that is

November 6- Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-11-01T17:07:57+00:00

October 2- Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-09-27T13:46:06+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   October 2 – Twenty-seventh in Sunday Ordinary Time   “How long O Lord, I cry for help but you do not listen!  I cry out to you ”Violence!” but you do not intervene!  Why do you let me see ruin; why must I look at misery?”  The

October 2- Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-09-27T13:46:06+00:00

June 13- Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

2021-06-08T16:42:02+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts June 13 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you!”  These words of our Responsorial Psalm are recited by us several times.  We are reminded through the readings that we do not know all of God’s ways but we accept in great

June 13- Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time2021-06-08T16:42:02+00:00

April 3- Fifth Sunday in Lent

2022-03-29T03:37:34+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts April 3 – Fifth Sunday in Lent Our third scrutiny gospel is the story of Jesus bringing back to life Lazarus from Bethany.  Jesus in his obedience to and dependence upon the Father has the authority to give life to whom he will.  He is “the Resurrection and the Life.” This

April 3- Fifth Sunday in Lent2022-03-29T03:37:34+00:00

August 14- Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-08-09T13:39:35+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts August 14 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time “I have come to set the earth on fire!” says our Lord in the gospel this week.  But it’s not the fire you might think of that he is talking about.  It’s not the fire of the Holy Spirit that we

August 14- Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-08-09T13:39:35+00:00

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-10-18T18:23:04+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   October 23 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time   “The Lord is a God of justice who knows no favorites.”  Really?  We hear this in our first reading.  But how does that square with the notion that he has a preferential option for the poor?  After all,

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-10-18T18:23:04+00:00

March 27- Fourth Sunday in Lent

2022-03-22T14:01:50+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts March 27 – Fourth Sunday in Lent This weekend we celebrate Laetare Sunday as we move closer to the end of our Lenten journey.  Our vestment colors lighten as the white of hope and purity mixes with the purple of penance.  We rejoice (the meaning of Laetare) because we

March 27- Fourth Sunday in Lent2022-03-22T14:01:50+00:00

September 4- Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-08-30T18:19:27+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   September 4 – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time   Choices, choices, choices!  You want to follow Jesus! “Hate you father and mother, your wife and children, your brother and sister – even yourself!”  Endure your pains and suffering!   Leave everything behind! That’s your choice…boy oh boy…sounds like the

September 4- Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-08-30T18:19:27+00:00
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