Browsing the 2022 archive of Deacon Weekly Letter

Mar 27, 2022 - Mary bring Peace

Posted by David Southworth on 3/23/22

PRAYER:  I write this on Wednesday, March 23, 2022; Pope Francis is scheduled to consecrate the world, and specifically Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25 at about 1:30 pm our local time.  This is to fulfill precisely the request of Our Lady ... Read More »

March 20, 2022 - God is Real

Posted by David Southworth on 3/23/22

PRAYER:  Is God real and should we pay attention to Him?..... ageless question… In our first reading this weekend we see Moses tending the flocks and surprised to see a bush on fire but not being consumed.  Moses then has an encounter with God…. God tells Moses His name ... Read More »

Mar 13, 2022 "Mere Julie"

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

After we moved the tabernacle behind the altar, we decided to move the statue of Saint Julie Billiart from our vestibule to the open space.  We brought the statue of “Mere Julie” from Holy Name of Jesus Church on South St.

Who is Saint Julie Billiart? from the Sr’s website: “Sisters ... Read More »

Mar 6, 2022 - Pray, Fast, Charity

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

PRAYER:  Well Lent 2022 is finally here!!.... We are called again to grow closer to our God…. Through Prayer, …. Fasting… and Almsgiving – Charity.  May you have a holy Lent this year!

And let’s keep Ukraine front and center in our prayers….. please.

PARISH MAINTENANCE: Nothing new to ... Read More »

Feb 27, 2022 Bear Fruit in Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 3/09/22

PRAYER:  We want to do good, to bear much fruit in our lives…. Our readings this weekend include Jesus saying:  “For every tree is known by its own fruit…… A good person out of the goodness in his heart produces good….”… Sirach counsels that “The fruit of a tree ... Read More »

Feb 20, 2022 - Pray and Pray some more!

Posted by David Southworth on 2/16/22

PRAYER:  We must remember we are not about the work of humans…. But the work of God… and therefore we need to pray constantly!..... We “work as if it depends on us, but pray as if it depends on God!” (seems like it comes from Augustine, Ignatius or Loyola).  ... Read More »

Feb 13, 2022 - Lord let me REALLY trust in you!

Posted by David Southworth on 2/09/22

PRAYER:  “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord…” says the prophet Jeremiah…. Oh Lord let me really enter into this trust in You … let me really trust in you, Lord… It is so easy to just drift along in life, doing what I must day by ... Read More »

Feb 6, 2022 - Here I am Lord, Send Me!

Posted by David Southworth on 2/09/22

PRAYER:  There are so many powerful parts of our Scripture!!... If we stop and really read them and take them to heart.  Our 1st reading from Isaiah this weekend has a dramatic scene that applies to all of us.  Isaiah has a vision of the Lord seated on a ... Read More »

Jan 30, 2022 - Teach our Youth God LOves us!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/26/22

PRAYER:  The Word of the Lord comes to the prophet Jeremiah in our first reading this weekend:  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you……  I am with you to deliver you…” !!!!  Psalm 71 is our Responsorial Psalm:  “On ... Read More »

Jan 23, 2022 - Rejoice in the Lord!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/18/22

PRAYER:  Let’s enter into the words of our first reading from Ezra, the scribe, and Nehemiah the prophet this week:  “Today is holy to our Lord…… rejoicing in the Lord must be our strength.”!!

     2 Afghan refugees are scheduled to arrive Wednesday, Jan 19, to stay temporarily in ... Read More »