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Browsing the 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 »

May 1, 2022 Let us Praise God!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/27/22

PRAYER:  We welcome 3 first communion youth to the fullness of participation in our Catholic Faith this weekend at our 10:30 am mass.  Let us all appreciate anew the power of the Eucharist, Jesus’ gift to us of his actual body and blood!

     Our scripture readings this Sunday ... Read More »

April 24, 2022 - Peace be with you!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/20/22

PRAYER:  April 24 is the 2nd Sunday of Easter and it’s also Divine Mercy Sunday.  We will recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy together after each of our 3 weekend masses to partake of the great graces this prayer brings us as it was given to St Faustina Kowalska ... Read More »

April 17, 2022 - Easter: He is Risen

Posted by David Southworth on 4/11/22

PRAYER:  Alleluia He is Risen!!.... After the blessing of the new fire at the Easter Vigil, the Priest cuts a cross into the new Paschal Candle saying:  “Christ yesterday and today; the Beginning and the End; the Alpha; and the Omega.  All time belongs to him; and all the ... Read More »

April 10, 2022 Pray with Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 4/05/22

PRAYER:  We are at Palm Sunday….!!... and we read and hear and enter into Jesus’ Passion and Death (this year from the Gospel of Luke).  This is the beginning of Holy Week.  We are all invited to encounter Jesus anew in our lives… considering who He is…. What He ... Read More »

April 3, 2022 God is Powerful!

Posted by David Southworth on 4/05/22

PRAYER:  Do you get discouraged and distressed sometimes?... even maybe depressed?.... Clinical depression is real and medical help should be found… but sometimes we just need to remember that we have a great God who loves us, can do great things… and that things will be better in the ... Read More »