Browsing the August 2021 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

Sept 5, 2021 - Be Strong, Fear Not

Posted by David Southworth on 8/30/21

PRAYER:  “He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” The people of the Decapolis say about Jesus in today’s Gospel reading from Mark…. How in my life am I “not listening…?”  Maybe to someone near me… or maybe I’m not listening to God!... Let’s ask Jesus to help ... Read More »

Aug 29, 2021 - Challenge of Secular Culture

Posted by David Southworth on 8/19/21

PRAYER:  When I think about what we “in the Church” are up against in the secular culture and times that we live in, I can almost despair.  But then I remember how much I want to thrive, how much I want my family to thrive, how much I want ... Read More »

Aug 22, 2021 - "we will serve the Lord"

Posted by David Southworth on 8/19/21

PRAYER:  Our first reading from the Book of Joshua this week has the famous declaration of Joshua:  “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” ….. Am I serving the Lord?.... are you serving the Lord?.... What does it mean to ‘serve the Lord’ today?... Joshua ... Read More »

Aug 15, 2021 - Mary's praise!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/11/21

PRAYER:  Let’s focus on Mary, this Feast of the Assumption.  Let’s praise her humble, powerful role in salvation…. Let’s let sink in the wonderful vision from Revelation that is our first reading at the Mass during the day where we believe Mary is prefigured:  “A great sign appeared in ... Read More »

August 8, 2021 - Summer prayer Tues nites

Posted by David Southworth on 8/04/21

PRAYER:  For a summer prayer pick-me-up… try stopping by for our Tuesday night holy hours:  Eucharist exposed from 7 – 8 pm; Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 7:15; Rosary at 7:30 pm!  …. This weekend, August 14/15 is the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary… ... Read More »