Reflections

Our Valentine to God

Posted on February 12, 2024
This year, St. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday are celebrated on the same day. At first, I thought what a strange coincidence. Then, I thought that it seemed very appropriate. Love is the main theme of St. Valentine’s Day – [read more...]

Lent Season and Spiritual Growth

Posted on February 9, 2024
Kathleen Miller led a Bible study on the significance of Lent, emphasizing it as a season for growth, healing, and closeness to Christ. She used the analogy of leprosy to illustrate the spiritual impact of sin and encouraged participants to [read more...]

Into the Desert

Posted on February 6, 2024
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our 40-day Lenten journey. Lent is a season of reflection, prayer, repentance, and sacrifice – a time to prepare our hearts and minds to walk beside Jesus into the barren desert and, ultimately, into [read more...]

Adoration, Make a Lenten Commitment

Posted on February 6, 2024
You may have seen this statistic – In 2019, a study by the Pew Research Center reported that only a third of Catholics believe the Eucharist is the real Body and Blood of Christ. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by [read more...]

Suffering, Christ, and Eucharist: God’s Providence

Posted on February 5, 2024
In this week’s Bible Study Introduction, Kathleen Miller emphasized God’s Providence in human suffering through Christ, who invites believers to unite their suffering with his own, and linked this to the Eucharist as a taste of resurrection and victory over [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Come in From the Cold

Posted on January 30, 2024
“Come in from the cold” After a mild November and December, with the start of January, winter has come crashing down on us. In our back yard, we have a feral cat that we’ve been feeding for many years. We [read more...]

Prayer First

Posted on January 30, 2024
The Gospel readings from the past three Sundays have described for us a typical day in the life of Jesus. Once He began His ministry, Jesus spent His days healing the sick, casting out demons, preaching to the people, meeting [read more...]