Browsing the October 2021 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

Oct 31, 2021 - Parish Visioning

Posted by David Southworth on 10/27/21

PRAYER:  One of our instructors in my Diaconate classes pointed out that we can do ANYTHING we want if we believe what Moses says in our reading from Deuteronomy and Jesus repeats in our reading from Mark today: “We love the Lord our God with all our heart, with ... Read More »

Oct 24, 2021 - AA meetings support

Posted by David Southworth on 10/27/21

PRAYER:  I intentionally start this weekly reflection with PRAYER.  As Christians we always start with prayer (as well as continuing with prayer and finishing with prayer).  “Pray and Work” is St Benedict’s guide to a happy healthy monastery.  It’s also the best way to a happy and healthy personal ... Read More »

Oct 17, 2021 - Who did Jesus die for?

Posted by David Southworth on 10/12/21

PRAYER:  “For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Says Jesus to the 12 in our gospel from Mark.  Our readings from Isaiah and Herbrews and Mark emphasize Jesus’ incredible sacrifice of His ... Read More »

Oct 10, 2021 We want WISDOM!

Posted by David Southworth on 10/05/21

PRAYER:  Have you ever prayed for Wisdom?  I think I forget to pray for wisdom.  But if we think about it, wisdom, will help everything else in our lives to fall into place.  We see in our first reading this weekend from the Book of Wisdom:  “I prayed and ... Read More »