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May 27, 2023 Receive the Holy Spirit

Posted by David Southworth on 5/23/23

PRAYER:   Paul writes to the Corinthians in our 2nd reading:  “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” …. What are the gifts the Holy Spirit has given to you?... the gifts are not just for your benefit…. The gifts of the Holy Spirit ... Read More »

May 21, 2023 The Lord is my light

Posted by David Southworth on 5/17/23

PRAYER:   “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?” We hear this sung this week in the Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 27.  It is powerful! And reassuring to us Christians.  We are connected to Jesus… who is connected to the Father. 

      Jesus continues to instruct ... Read More »

May 14, 2023 Receive the Holy Spirit!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/10/23

PRAYER:   Jesus promises in our Gospel reading to ask the Father to “give us another Advocate to be with us always, the Spirit of truth…”.  The Holy Spirit is with us Christians always! 

     Just as in our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles we see the ... Read More »

May 7, 2023 Filled with Spirit and Wisdom

Posted by David Southworth on 5/10/23

PRAYER:   Our first reading from the Act of the Apostles shows the first 7 Deacons being called who are “filled with the Spirit and wisdom”.  I give thanks for my calling as a Permanent Deacon and I pray mightily, constantly, that I will be “filled with the Spirit and wisdom”!

     Let us keep Eddie Flores in our prayers as he continues his discernment, work and study to become a Permanent Deacon!  He has said he will continue at St Anthony’s ... Read More »

April 30, 2023 He guides us in right paths!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/10/23

PRAYER:   Jesus said again:  “I am the gate for the sheep…. I am the gate.  Whoever enters through me will be saved…. I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

     This is our faith!.... Jesus is the way forward for us to abundant ... Read More »

April 23, 2023 He walks WITH us

Posted by David Southworth on 4/19/23

PRAYER:   Peter speaks “to all staying in Jerusalem” about the basics of our faith, in our first reading from Acts of the Apostles.  This is still the first step in sharing our faith… to tell the story of Jesus:  “Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by ... Read More »

April 16, 2023 God's great Mercy

Posted by David Southworth on 4/12/23

PRAYER:   Happy 2nd Sunday of Easter or, also:  Divine Mercy Sunday.  We celebrate God’s great mercy that was poured out on us through Jesus’ life, passion, death and resurrection.  We celebrate the revelations entrusted to St Faustina Kowalska in the 1930’s further explaining Jesus’ great mercy.  We will say ... Read More »

April 9, 2023 Rejoice and be glad!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/12/23

PRAYER:   “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”  This is the Responsorial Psalm 119 from the Easter Sunday morning mass.

     Having walked with Jesus from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through His establishing the priesthood and the Mass ... Read More »

April 2, 2023 Jesus was obedient

Posted by David Southworth on 3/27/23

PRAYER:    What a great visit we had of the International Pilgrim Fatima Statue!!  What an afternoon of peace we experienced on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.  Thanks to all who came!

     We start Holy Week this weekend as we come to Palm Sunday.  Isaiah starts our First Reading:  “The ... Read More »

March 26, 2023 Do we believe?

Posted by David Southworth on 3/22/23

PRAYER:  Ezekiel:  “O my people!  I will put my spirit in you that you may live…”

     St Paul to the Romans:  “But if you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.”

     Gospel ... Read More »