Deacon Mike Lyman’s Vincentian Reflections

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

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

2022-03-15T17:02:35+00:00

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

September 18- Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-09-13T13:55:08+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   September 18 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Our readings this week deliver a message that is hard to understand – or maybe it’s just a message we don’t want to hear! We are reminded in the first reading and the Psalm of God’s preferential option

September 18- Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-09-13T13:55:08+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

May 15- Fifth Sunday of Easter

2022-05-11T14:37:34+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter Our gospel finds Jesus giving final instructions to the apostles as he prepares for what is to come.  “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified with him!”  The final victory is soon to be won, when there will be “a new

May 15- Fifth Sunday of Easter2022-05-11T14:37:34+00:00

May 22- Sixth Sunday of Easter

2022-05-17T14:49:33+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come and make our dwelling in him.” This week continues the message of last week.  Jesus is with the apostles at the Last Supper and is preparing

May 22- Sixth Sunday of Easter2022-05-17T14:49:33+00:00

May 23- Pentecost Sunday

2021-05-18T19:18:41+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts   May 23 – 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

May 23- Pentecost Sunday2021-05-18T19:18:41+00:00

July 10- Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-07-05T13:42:53+00:00

From the Deacon’s Desk:  Prayer and Inspirational Thoughts July 10 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time We hear the story of the Good Samaritan this week – one of the most familiar in all the gospels.  It comes in response to the question from the scholar of “Who is my neighbor?” after Jesus gives him what we know

July 10- Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-07-05T13:42:53+00:00
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