Deacon John's Blog

January 2012

Jan 29

Week of January 29, 2012

I know Ash Wednesday and Lent seems a long way away...but we get a glimpse of Ash Wednesday when we hear in today’s Gospel one of the phrases that can be said by the clergy or Extra-Ordinary Ministers as they place ashes on your forehead on Ash Wednesday, REPENT AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL. So with this reminder that Lent is on the way,...
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Jan 22

Week of January 22, 2012

Saturday morning, January 21st at about 2:00 am, I received a call from the local police department to come to the scene of an accident. When I got there, there was a girl sitting on the ground hysterically crying and a young man standing over her. There was one car laying on it’s side in the grass area of the road and seeing a yellow...
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Jan 15

Week of January 15, 2012

FASTING BEFORE COMMUNION   Question:  When we come to church, sometimes we see people eating right before Mass and even chewing gum during Mass and on their way to receive Communion. Are we still obligated to fast for one hour before receiving communion, or did it change?    Answer:  In the early church,...
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