Browsing the April 2021 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

May 2, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/28/21

PARISH PRAYER:  “I am the true vine…. Remain in me, as I remain in you.”  These reassurances of Jesus from our Gospel reading from John this weekend are powerful.  Let us keep praying that we as a parish will keep wonderfully alive the knowledge and life that we have ... Read More »

April 25, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/28/21

PARISH PRAYER:  Our faith is all about knowing how much we are loved by God and responding in kind!... kind of simple when we say it that way!!... 1st reading from 1st Letter of St John:  “Beloved:  See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may ... Read More »

April 18, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/18/21

PARISH PRAYER:  The risen Jesus appears to the disciples in the locked room in our gospel from  Luke and he again says “Peace be with you.”….. Do we feel Jesus’ peace?... are we stressed?... anxious?... Jesus says:  “Why are you troubled?...”… We go to the risen Jesus for our peace!

PARISH MAINTENANCE:  We have an offer for about $20,000 worth of items from Holy Name of Jesus Church including the convent windows, some small statues (not Mere Julie), 2 angel windows in choir loft, wrought iron baptismal font & $8,000 for the church bell from an agent in Pennsylvania.  We will probably go through and sell these items to ... Read More »

April 11, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/06/21

Blessed Easter Season (50 days long) to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  I pray you may have a deep and rewarding prayer life!!   Not there yet?... you are in good company… but we Catholics can have a rewarding prayer life… and we SHOULD have one!.... Try slowing ... Read More »