Browsing Deacon Weekly Letter

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.”!!

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Jan 16, 2022 - God wants good things!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/14/22

PRAYER:  Mary powerfully tells the servants at the Wedding at Cana:  “Do whatever he (Jesus) tells you.”…. Wow… what if we did whatever Jesus tells US?.... What if we tried to hear… tried to listen to God talking to us!.... Mary and Jesus wanted a great wedding for the ... Read More »

Jan 9, 2022 - Confession is Good!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/05/22

PRAYER:  We move this weekend from the birth of Christ…. To the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry 30 years later with Jesus’ Baptism by his cousin, John the Baptist.  The people saw the Holy Spirit descend upon Jesus as He was in prayer, and a voice came from heaven, ... Read More »

Jan 2, 2022 - God breaks through!!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/05/22

PRAYER:  How is God breaking into your life unexpectedly????? That’s what God does!!!  He wants to be a big positive part of each of our conscious selves!  God broke through into human history 2000 years ago in the person of Jesus.  Historically we have recognized 3 Epiphanies:  at Jesus’ ... Read More »

Dec 26, 2021 Hope when Life is Messy

Posted by David Southworth on 12/16/21

PRAYER:  The Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and said “… do not be afraid…”, to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us’”.  God IS ... Read More »

Dec 19, 2021 - He is Peace!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/09/21

PRAYER:  As we move close to Christmas… we see in our first reading from Micah the prophesy that “one who is to be ruler in Israel whose origin is from of old…” will come from Bethlehem. And “..he shall be peace.” !!  Can we read and hear Psalm 80 ... Read More »

Dec 12, 2021 - Joy of Advent

Posted by David Southworth on 12/07/21

PRAYER:  Let us do a self- check this 3rd Sunday of Advent…. Where is the JOY in our lives?.... Can we say with Zephaniah:  “Shout for joy; O daughter Zion!  Sing joyfully, O Israel?”… Can we hear St Paul’s message to the Philippians:  “Brothers and sisters:  Rejoice in the ... Read More »