Deacon Mike Lyman’s Vincentian Reflections

September 25- Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   September 25 – Twenty-sixth Sunday Ordinary Time   “Compete well for the faith.  Lay hold of eternal life…keep the commandment without stain or reproach!”   St. Paul’s charge to Timothy in our second reading this week is a challenge to each of us as well.  We are each

September 25- Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-09-20T14:23:18+00:00

November 13- Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   November 13 – Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time   "The day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble; and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch… But for you

November 13- Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-11-08T13:58:59+00:00

April 17- Easter Sunday

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts April 17 – Easter Sunday At the Easter Vigil, traditionally, 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

April 17- Easter Sunday2022-04-11T14:56:58+00:00

November 27- First Sunday of Advent

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   November 27 – First Sunday of Advent   We think of Advent as a time when we prepare for the coming of God, but we are also to train our attention on our journey to God.  Paul tells us in our second reading to “awake from our

November 27- First Sunday of Advent2022-11-21T16:18:04+00:00

September 11- Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   September 11 – Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time   “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”  Our gospel acclamation from 2 Corinthians is astounding when we consider the meaning of what St. Paul is telling us.  And

September 11- Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-09-06T13:45:24+00:00

October 9- Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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

April 10- Palm Sunday and Holy Week

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts April 10 – Palm Sunday and Holy Week “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”  The words reverberate in the air.  They are the words of an innocent and suffering person who does not understand and has, for the moment, lost all hope as we listen to

April 10- Palm Sunday and Holy Week2022-04-06T01:25:06+00:00

November 20- Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   November 20 – Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe   “Let us give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.  He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to

November 20- Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe2022-11-15T13:47:46+00:00

October 2- Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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

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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
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