Tag Archive: #deacontom

Deacon’s Beacon: “Lose the Bunny!”

Posted on April 11, 2023
“Lose the Bunny!” Going into stores and restaurants during the past 40+ days, I saw Easter seasonal decorations of bunnies, chicks, colored eggs, lilies, and – Oh, did I say -bunnies. People wanted to brighten their facility with seasonal signs [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Living the Beatitudes

Posted on January 30, 2023
Much of the news lately has been very depressing – focusing on mass shootings, killings, acts of violence and revenge.  All of these acts show a depression, anger and paranoia that is too prevalent in our world. My article today [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: We Remember

Posted on November 1, 2022
We Remember The lazy, crazy days of Summer are over. Vacations, parties, and many other celebrations are behind us. For many of us we return to our more normal “routine.” But “life” and our lives continue to move. Forward, backward, [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Answering Jesus’ Call

Posted on August 24, 2021
Answering Jesus’ Call In the early stages of the parish revitalization program (“To teach who Christ is”) one of the questions asked of the participants was – “Is your parish a “Maintenance Church” or a “Missionary Church”? I thought – [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...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Ascension of the Lord

Posted on May 11, 2021
The Ascension of the Lord Our readings focus, to a large degree, on the gospels. The word “gospel” means “good news.”  The good news is the message of Jesus.  Jesus calls the disciples – and us to bring the gospel to [read more...]