Deacon John's Blog

October 2013

Oct 27

Week of October 27, 2013

30th SUNDAY OT – CYCLE C The readings this week spark many questions, like how many times a day do we actually pray?  Is it once a day when we awake or when we go to sleep? Is it when something’s wrong or we’re having problems? When we pray, do we rush through our prayers so we can watch TV, check emails or play...
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Oct 20

Persistent Prayers

We learn two great lessons in the parable we heard this week of the persistent widow. First it teaches us that we have to pray persistently and secondly the last line teaches us that we also have to pray with faith. When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth? Will He find us praying with faith?
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Oct 13

Giving Thanks

"The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus. After this, there is nothing more but Heaven itself." - St. Peter Julian Leo Eymard   This weekend, we read in the Gospel how only one of the ten lepers went back to give God thanks and praise for his healing. It makes me think of those who never or seldom give...
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