Deacon Mike Lyman’s Vincentian Reflections

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

April 10- Palm Sunday and Holy Week

2022-04-06T01:25:06+00:00

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

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

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

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

June 6- The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday

2021-06-02T16:05:36+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts June 6 – 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 6- The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday2021-06-02T16:05:36+00:00

March 20- Third Sunday in Lent

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From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   March 20  – Third Sunday in Lent   At this time of year we focus in a particular way on leading catechumenates (those who are not baptized and seek to join our faith) deeper into their relationship with Jesus.  For the next three weeks we hear readings

March 20- Third Sunday in Lent2022-03-15T17:02:35+00:00

May 30- Most Holy Trinity Sunday

2021-05-24T14:02:15+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts May 30 – Most Holy Trinity Sunday This week we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity – God’s perfection!  We are at the very core of God's Love. We are made in the image of God, Through the Trinity, God helps to draw us in. In the sign of the

May 30- Most Holy Trinity Sunday2021-05-24T14:02:15+00:00

July 24- Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-07-19T16:32:53+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 24 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I have often marveled at the courage of Abraham to haggle with God in our first reading this week.  It is the well-known story of Sodom and Gomorrah. How often I have found myself wanting to bargain in the same

July 24- Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-07-19T16:32:53+00:00
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