Reflections

The Bread of Life

Posted on July 29, 2021
At Saturday’s Vigil Mass on July 24, 2021, Deacon Jerry Brennan’s Homily reminded all that the Eucharist is not merely a symbol of Christ, but is actually the true presence — the body and blood — of Jesus, sacrificed for [read more...]

Eucharist, Not Just a Symbol

Posted on July 27, 2021
“By the Eucharist He feeds His children, not the Manna with which the Jewish People were fed in the desert, but with His adorable Body and His Precious Blood.” ~St. John Vianney 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time — Year B [read more...]

Reflection: Blessed Interruptions

Posted on July 13, 2021
Dr. Scott Kurtzman, chief of surgery at Waterbury Hospital, was on his way to deliver an 8:00 a.m. lecture when he witnessed one of the worst crashes in Connecticut history. A dump truck, whose driver had lost control, flipped on [read more...]

Reflection: A Possession on a Journey

Posted on July 6, 2021
“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick — no food, no sack, no money in their belts.” I am the mother of young children, so that means I am a packer. I am a [read more...]

One Nation Under God

Posted on June 29, 2021
July 4th, 2021 This Fourth of July providentially falls on a Sunday—the day we love, revere, and thank the Lord. It is significant that the day we celebrate our nation’s independence, we also and even more importantly honor our God [read more...]

Do We Respond to the Call?

Posted on June 22, 2021
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B  Death comes to each person, whether great or unimportant, known or unknown. When Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the grips of death into life, He showed that He has power over death. [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Faith in Action

Posted on June 22, 2021
Our Need for Faith  In last Sunday’s gospel, Jesus and His disciples are in a boat, sailing across the Sea of Galilee.  As a violent storm comes up, Jesus is in the stern of the boat, asleep.  The disciples are [read more...]