I Think they Call it Heaven

    Deacon Blog                                                                  Nov. 12, 2019  I Think they call It Heaven Some of you may remember that I was a guitarist, mostly for liturgical celebrations. I would read the scripture passages for a given Sunday and select songs along the theme presented. It would involve selecting

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To Know, Love, and …

    Deacon Blog                                                                  Nov. 5, 2019  To Know, Love, and … Serve. This past week I attended a funeral for one of our diocesan Deacons, Steve Escalera, who passed away from complications following an organ transplant. He was an awesome man and a Deacon his parish loved

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A Better Christian

Deacon Blog                                                                      Oct. 13, 2019  A Better Christian Last week we lost a unique and much “Loved” member of our parish family. You may wonder why Loved is in italics, and for good reason, but those italics are the subject of this week’s blog. It revolves

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Don’t Judge Me

Deacon Blog                                                                      Oct. 29, 2019  Don’t Judge Me Ernest Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing, you just sit down at a typewriter and bleed”.  I am feeling compelled to “bleed out” on a huge issue of today, personal responsibility, and how its absence is affecting

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Kisses of Mercy

Deacon Blog                                                                      Oct. 20, 2019  Kisses of Mercy So, to follow up on last week’s blog, I feel it necessary to explore a point I never got around to making. In loving or being kind to one another, the whole effort obviously begins as thought. To

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The Little Way

Deacon Blog                                                                      Sept. 29, 2019  The Little Way First, I want to thank all of you who commented with me privately about my blog from Sept. 15th. This subject of “Choice” seemed to have struck a chord that resonated with many of you. You have given

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In The Presence Of

Deacon Blog                                                                      August 11,2019  In the Presence Of Who doesn’t want to be in the presence of GOD? Aside from non-believers, of course. Augustine said it perfectly… “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds it’s rest in You”.

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The Right to Choose

Deacon Blog                                                                      Sept. 15,2019  The Right to Choose You may remember me telling the story of how my beautiful God-Mother, June, would teach me about GOD and Faith…often on her couch in the wee-morning hours (I lived with her family much of my high-school years). We discussed

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Virtue

Deacon Blog                                                                      August 6,2019  Virtue I find myself revisiting an idea that runs deep to the center of our Faith. I have written of this viewpoint in various ways and I feel the need to address it again. Part of this desire grows from a personal insecurity

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Our Point of View

Deacon Blog                                                                          July 28, 2019  Our Point of view The management of expectations has been brought up to me a lot lately. Everywhere I look I see the contrast between what we all want to see happen and what actually occurs. When summer arrives, I expect to

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