Browsing the May 2022 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

June 5, 2022 Power of Holy Spirit!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/31/22

PRAYER:  I love Pentecost and the Coming of the Holy Spirit!.... It wasn’t always like that for me…. But when I realized finally that the Holy Spirit is there for me to ask for help and look to for guidance in my life…. I have come to enjoy and ... Read More »

May 29, 2022 We Thirst!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/24/22

PRAYER:  In our 2nd reading from Revelation, John tells us “Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.”…. We thirst for the “One who… gives to each one according to his deeds.”…. What are you and I really ... Read More »

May 22, 2022 Give what you Have!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/18/22

PRAYER:  We had an Easter Season Clergy Day for priests and deacons of the Diocese this week.  Our Dominican speaker from Providence College underscored the power of our turning to Jesus…. Turning to Jesus in the Eucharist.  Coming to mass for the Eucharist… and just sitting with Jesus in ... Read More »

May 15, 2022 Love One Another

Posted by David Southworth on 5/11/22

PRAYER:  Paul and Barnabas are great figures in the early Church.  As we see in our first reading from Acts of the Apostles:  “They strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith, saying, ‘It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to ... Read More »

May 8, 2022 Filled with joy & Holy Spirit!

Posted by David Southworth on 5/07/22

PRAYER:  Our gospel reading this week from John is one of the shortest of the year, just 3 verses.  But like all scripture it is powerful if we listen and read it with our hearts open.  Jesus says:  “I give my (sheep, my followers) eternal life, and they shall ... Read More »