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Browsing the 2022 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

November 27, 2022 Stay Awake!

Posted by David Southworth on 11/17/22

PRAYER: Isaiah in our first reading gives us a vision of all nations streaming toward the mountain of the Lord’s house… “that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” …. Do we keep our eyes on God…. Do we ask to be ... Read More »

November 20, 2022 Life is better with Jesus as King

Posted by David Southworth on 11/13/22

PRAYER: It took me a long time in my life to make Jesus King of my life!

      Paul write to the Colossians:  “(The Father) delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his Beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness ... Read More »

November 13, 2022 Ready for the Last Days

Posted by David Southworth on 11/09/22

PRAYER: As we come to the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year next weekend Nov 20, which is Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Sunday, our readings start to focus more on “last things”.

     Malachi in our first reading today talks about how “Lo, the day is coming… ... Read More »

November 6, 2022 May the word of the Lord speed forward!

Posted by David Southworth on 11/02/22

PRAYER: Paul could be writing to us in our times today…. As we see Paul writing to the Thessalonians in our 2nd reading today.  Paul opens with encouragement:  “Brothers and Sisters:  May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting ... Read More »

October 30, 2022 God POWERFULLY calls us!

Posted by David Southworth on 10/25/22

PRAYER: Wow… Paul prays for the Thessalonians, AND FOR US, “….that our God may make you worthy of the calling….”  We are CALLED…..  by God… each and everyone of us….!!  And Paul further prays:  “… and (that God may) POWERFULLY bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort ... Read More »

October 16, 2022 Power of Prayer!

Posted by David Southworth on 10/14/22

PRAYER: Power of Prayer!!!.... we see the Old Testament story of the power of prayer as Moses holds his hands up in prayer and Israel has the better of the fight.  Then Jesus “tell his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.”  ... Read More »

October 9, 2022 Jesus Heals us!

Posted by David Southworth on 10/05/22

PRAYER: We have the theme of “healing”… in this weekend’s scripture readings.  God will help us heal in this human life as He sees fit; of course the ultimate healing is accomplished as we live in eternity with God.

     Naaman finally over comes his reluctance and plunges into ... Read More »

October 2, 2022 Stir into Flame God's Gift!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/28/22

PRAYER: “Stir into flame the gift of God that you have…”!!  Paul writes this to Timothy, and to us.  This, for me is what it is all about in the Church.  First… do we know what a gift we have from God?.... Much of the world sadly does not.  ... Read More »

September 25, 2022 Compete well for the faith!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/18/22

PRAYER: “Compete well for the faith.” !!! So writes St Paul to Timothy this weekend.  We like to be competitive… we follow sports “religiously”.  Well… we need to be competitive about our faith too!!... as Paul reminds Timothy, and us.  We need to pursue “righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, ... Read More »

September 18, 2022 Love God not wealth!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/14/22

PRAYER:   Let us know and serve God (not only the things of this world) !!  Jesus teaches us today that “No servant can serve two masters…. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”  We should not be only focused on our wealth in this world.  Amos calls out a ... Read More »