Browsing the December 2021 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

Dec 26, 2021 Hope when Life is Messy

Posted by David Southworth on 12/16/21

PRAYER:  The Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and said “… do not be afraid…”, to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us’”.  God IS ... Read More »

Dec 19, 2021 - He is Peace!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/09/21

PRAYER:  As we move close to Christmas… we see in our first reading from Micah the prophesy that “one who is to be ruler in Israel whose origin is from of old…” will come from Bethlehem. And “..he shall be peace.” !!  Can we read and hear Psalm 80 ... Read More »

Dec 12, 2021 - Joy of Advent

Posted by David Southworth on 12/07/21

PRAYER:  Let us do a self- check this 3rd Sunday of Advent…. Where is the JOY in our lives?.... Can we say with Zephaniah:  “Shout for joy; O daughter Zion!  Sing joyfully, O Israel?”… Can we hear St Paul’s message to the Philippians:  “Brothers and sisters:  Rejoice in the ... Read More »

Dec 5, 2021 - Keep praying!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/01/21

PRAYER:  The Diocese held an Advent Clergy Day of reflection for priests and deacons recently that I attended.  The speaker was a Dominican priest who spoke of the amazing thing that the Eucharist is!  Imagine that our God would enter our human world as Jesus…. And that He would ... Read More »