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September 11, 2022 God rejoices in us!

Posted by David Southworth on 9/07/22

PRAYER:   We can’t lose the feeling that we are loved…. God loves us and sent His Son Jesus to show us His love…. We need to LIVE in that love and share it with the world around us that is so hungry for love.  Jesus tells us this week ... Read More »

September 4, 2022 Seek God's Wisdom

Posted by David Southworth on 8/31/22

PRAYER:  This week it seems to me… our readings call us to focus on God’s wisdom ….  which is often different from what we would ask for ourselves… Our first reading from Wisdom starts:  “Who can know God’s counsel or who can conceive what the Lord intends?”  We are ... Read More »

August 28, 2022 It pays to be Humble!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/23/22

PRAYER:  Jesus this week teaches:  “… everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”…. Boy can I get tripped up by this one…. We want to receive our due and recognition, naturally.  But we do well to focus on the destructive ... Read More »

August 21, 2022 Go tell the Good News

Posted by David Southworth on 8/17/22

PRAYER:  We have to remember, folks, that we all want to :”recline at the table in the kingdom of God”… as Jesus teaches in the towns and villages as he makes his way to Jerusalem (to his death).  Jesus says people will come from all over to be connected ... Read More »

August 14, 2022 Eyes fixed on Jesus

Posted by David Southworth on 8/10/22

PRAYER:  “Brothers and sisters:….. let us…. persevere in running the race that lies before us, while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus…”  This from Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews, our 2nd reading this weekend.  Our readings all speak of the difficulties of life… the difficulties of loving Jesus and ... Read More »

August 7, 2022 Parish can Continue!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/03/22

PRAYER:  Our Responsorial Psalm 33 starts by calling us to glory in our relationship to our God!... “Exult, you just, in the Lord; praise from the upright is fitting.”  We are called to rejoice, be joyful, and now we are also called to exult, an even stronger word!

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July 31, 2022 God is with us!

Posted by David Southworth on 8/03/22

PRAYER:  Responsorial Psalm this week:  Psalm 90 – “And may the gracious care of the Lord our God be ours; prosper the work of our hands for us!  Prosper the work of our hands!”     We ask God to ‘prosper the work of our hands’ with our parish!

PARISH MAINTENANCE ... Read More »

July 24, 2022 Find Joy

Posted by David Southworth on 7/14/22

PRAYER:  God’s love for us is in full view in our scripture readings this weekend!

     We see in Genesis God’s mercy told to Abraham for Sodom and Gomorrah if even a few innocent/faithful people are there.

     Psalm 138:  “…you have heard the words of my mouth;….. Though ... Read More »

July 17, 2022 Focus on Jesus!

Posted by David Southworth on 7/14/22

PRAYER:  We “keep the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance”… this is our Gospel Acclamation after the Alleluia verses this week.  It is from Luke 8:15.  All Catholics in New England…. and here at Holy Name of Jesus, need to keep praying with ‘a ... Read More »

July 10, 2022 Keep God front and center

Posted by David Southworth on 7/06/22

PRAYER:  “Moses said to the people:  ‘If only you would heed the voice of the Lord, your God’…..”  This start to our first reading from Deuteronomy calls to me.  How often I forget to ‘heed the voice of the Lord’…. How about you?... All around us people are ignoring ... Read More »