In Sunday’s Gospel, 16 August 2020, Jesus is seen on one of his few visits outside Jewish territory. The cities of Tyre and Sidon are on the Mediterranean coast in what is today Lebanon and dominated by Gentiles, those that were not of the Jewish faith. Why did Jesus go to these cities on the…

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As a freshman in college, we were all required to take an English Composition Class.  Included in this class were short stories that we had to read, discuss, and tested on its significance and meaning to us.  One of those shorts stories was the “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.  The story is of four…

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How many times in the Gospel’s has the trinity of the God the Father, God the Son – Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit appeared?  If you said two, you would be correct. The first time is when Jesus was baptized.  As Jesus, God the Son, was being baptized, God the Holy Spirit descended upon…

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The three parables in today’s Gospel, 26 July 2020, are images and descriptions with finding the truth, the greatest treasure.  Let me now deviate to John 14:37 – 38; “Pilate said to him (Jesus), so you are a king? Jesus answered, you say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for…

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To what shall we compare the kingdom of God? This week’s Gospel says it is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seed on earth.  However, with proper care, becomes the largest of plants. Let us look upon ourselves as that mustard seed being…

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Have you ever heard of Sir Isaac Newton?  You would probably remember that he was a mathematician, physicist and astronomer who is famous for his laws of motion and discovering the law of gravity!  Great, you remember something that you were taught in school.  Now, have you ever heard of John Henry Newton?  If you…

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We are ending the month of June.  June usually is a time for marriages to occur.  But with the spring we have had dealing with the COVID pandemic – many marriages are taking place in July and early Autumn.  As such, there are several ‘tips’ this Deacon’s corner can provide to all those who are…

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Deacon’s Corner Accipe signaculum doni Spiritus Sancti – Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit!  This past Sunday, 31 May 2020 and this coming Sunday, 7 June 2020, we have the privilege with welcoming young men of women of Our Lady of the Lake, into full completion of their Sacraments of Initiation –…

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Deacon’s Corner for 24 May 20 This week we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven.  The Ascension is 40 days from Jesus’ resurrection that is celebrated this year on Sunday, 24 May 2020 Why did Jesus have to ascend into heaven?  This final stage of Jesus on earth and his ascending…

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Deacon’s Corner for 17 May 20 In this past Sunday’s First reading, we have the Acts of the Apostles, where St. Luke provides a clear account of the origin of the permanent Deacon.  It is in Acts, 6:1-7, that seven men were chosen to serve as deacons. St. Luke states: “Now in these days when…

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