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April 12- Easter Sunday

2020-04-07T14:28:44+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts April 12 – Easter Sunday At the Easter Vigil we transition from total darkness, gradually into light; a light ushered in by the Paschal Candle and the Easter Proclamation known as the Exsultet.  “Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal king. 

April 12- Easter Sunday2020-04-07T14:28:44+00:00

May 31- Pentecost Sunday

2020-05-26T14:27:40+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts May 31 – Pentecost Sunday Potential!  That’s what that frightened band of men – the apostles – that’s what they had until that Pentecost so long ago.  The Spirit descended upon them and suddenly this cowardly, frightened group became enabled and emboldened by the Spirit to do all that

May 31- Pentecost Sunday2020-05-26T14:27:40+00:00

November 1- All Saints

2020-10-27T13:53:00+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts November 1 – All Saints This weekend we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  Our first reading from Revelations asks the question, “Who are these wearing white robes and where did they come from?”  They are of course the saints in heaven.  These were real people from every walk of life

November 1- All Saints2020-10-27T13:53:00+00:00

July 26- Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-07-21T14:05:32+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 26 – Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time Our readings this week raise the question of predestination and priorities in life.  We are living in challenging times right now with the pandemic, social distancing, economic chaos, protests and riots and so much more.  It is easy to lose sight of

July 26- Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-07-21T14:05:32+00:00

July 19-Sixteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-07-14T16:31:37+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 19 – Sixteenth Sunday Ordinary Time We hear this week the familiar parable about the sowing of seeds.  Where they are sown – on the pathway, on rocky ground, or on good ground – determines how well they take.   Sometimes lost in this parable is what our role

July 19-Sixteenth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-07-14T16:31:37+00:00

July 12- Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-07-07T13:50:55+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 12 – Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time “The sufferings of the present time are nothing compared to the glory to come.”  Suffering – and the picking up of the cross – are part and parcel of our human experience.  Jesus tells us repeatedly we must pick up our cross

July 12- Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-07-07T13:50:55+00:00

July 5- Fourteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-06-30T15:33:32+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 5 – Fourteenth Sunday Ordinary Time We come into the celebration of our country’s independence this year in the midst of turmoil, confusion, pain and anger.  It can be overwhelming to take everything in.  The pandemic, the protests, statues being torn down, police brutalizing and murdering citizens, and

July 5- Fourteenth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-06-30T15:33:32+00:00

June 28- Thirteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-06-23T14:51:07+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts June 28 – Thirteenth Sunday Ordinary Time Our readings this week speak to the requirements and challenges of discipleship.  But they also highlight an important aspect of discipleship – hospitality.  Hospitality is all about encountering the presence of God in others, seeing that presence and accepting it for what

June 28- Thirteenth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-06-23T14:51:07+00:00

June 21-Twelfth Sunday Ordinary Time

2020-06-16T14:03:38+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts June 21 – Twelfth Sunday Ordinary Time   With Easter and the host of high feast days that follow it completed, we now settle into ordinary time.  These days feel like anything but ordinary though.  Between the pandemic, economic hardships, and the tensions throughout the country and the world

June 21-Twelfth Sunday Ordinary Time2020-06-16T14:03:38+00:00

June 14- The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday

2020-06-09T13:58:55+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts June 14 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday   Do you believe in miracles?  This week we celebrate the greatest miracle of all time – when Jesus makes himself present to us through the transformation of bread and wine into his Body and Blood, Soul

June 14- The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday2020-06-09T13:58:55+00:00
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