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May 2, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/28/21

PARISH PRAYER:  “I am the true vine…. Remain in me, as I remain in you.”  These reassurances of Jesus from our Gospel reading from John this weekend are powerful.  Let us keep praying that we as a parish will keep wonderfully alive the knowledge and life that we have ... Read More »

April 25, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/28/21

PARISH PRAYER:  Our faith is all about knowing how much we are loved by God and responding in kind!... kind of simple when we say it that way!!... 1st reading from 1st Letter of St John:  “Beloved:  See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may ... Read More »

April 18, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/18/21

PARISH PRAYER:  The risen Jesus appears to the disciples in the locked room in our gospel from  Luke and he again says “Peace be with you.”….. Do we feel Jesus’ peace?... are we stressed?... anxious?... Jesus says:  “Why are you troubled?...”… We go to the risen Jesus for our peace!

PARISH MAINTENANCE:  We have an offer for about $20,000 worth of items from Holy Name of Jesus Church including the convent windows, some small statues (not Mere Julie), 2 angel windows in choir loft, wrought iron baptismal font & $8,000 for the church bell from an agent in Pennsylvania.  We will probably go through and sell these items to ... Read More »

April 11, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 4/06/21

Blessed Easter Season (50 days long) to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  I pray you may have a deep and rewarding prayer life!!   Not there yet?... you are in good company… but we Catholics can have a rewarding prayer life… and we SHOULD have one!.... Try slowing ... Read More »

April 4, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 3/29/21

Happy Easter to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

In our first reading from Acts of the Apostles for Easter Day we hear Peter saying:  “Jesus commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the ... Read More »

March 28, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 3/24/21

PARISH PRAYER:  Do we remember with Isaiah that “..the Lord God has given us a well-trained tongue, that we might know how to speak to the weary….”?  Do we as Paul writes to the Philiippians “…. Empty ourselves…”… are we obedient… do we respect Jesus’ death on the cross ... Read More »

March 21, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 3/17/21

FROM THE DEACON’S HEART

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  Jeremiah in our first reading tells of the Lord promising to make a new covenant with the house of Israel and Judah… He will place his law within us and write it on our hearts!  He ... Read More »

March 14, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 3/11/21

FROM THE DEACON’S HEART

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  Let us dare to trust in God’s love and providence… that He will help us rebuild a vibrant faith community here at Holy Name of Jesus!... That He will help us go deeper into His Word, ... Read More »

March 7, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 3/11/21

FROM THE DEACON’S HEART

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  Paul writes to the Corinthians in our mass readings today:  “… we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, CHRIST THE ... Read More »

February 28, 2021

Posted by David Southworth on 2/24/21

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

PARISH PRAYER:  We have the haunting story of Abraham being willing to kill and sacrifice his son Isaac in our first reading this week… Abraham shows he loves and trusts God intensely by being willing to do this!!....  Do we really….. trust ... Read More »