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"I" is a four-letter word

Posted by Deacon Peter Donnelly on 7/07/20

Homily - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 5, 2020)

I begin with a question. What is the most used pronoun in the English language? Yeah, by far, the pronoun we use most is the word “I”. I suppose that this makes sense. When we are babies, we’re dropped ... Read More »

Trinity Today

Posted by Deacon Marc Leaderstorf on 6/06/20

I've struggled with writing today about what should be a joyous celebration of the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity and what that has to do with the current world situations.  I can't help but be troubled and yet thankful at the same time as I consider the love ... Read More »

Pentecost Catholics

Posted by Deacon Peter Donnelly on 5/31/20

I had a Pentecost homily ready to go … and then two stories broke yesterday, so I threw it away. The first story was the successful launch of two American astronauts from US soil, something we hadn’t done in a decade. I was glued to my phone watching the ... Read More »


Posted by Deacon Peter Donnelly on 5/16/20

The French are famous for many things, including the number of different ways they have to say goodbye to someone. The most well-known is “Adieu!” It literally means, “until God.” Unlike many other farewells that speak to a time in the near future when we will see one another, ... Read More »

Ask the Deacon

Posted by Deacon Peter Donnelly on 5/11/20

Have a question about what happens at Mass? Struggling with a question about faith, or want to understand a Bible passage better? Need help explaining religion homework to your kids or grandkids? Now’s your chance to Ask the Deacon. Each week Deacon Peter will anonymously answer your questions on ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Deacon Marc Leaderstorf on 5/09/20

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, both living and deceased, we remember you in a special way today.  Every major tradition, culture, and nation rightly celebrates Mother's Day.  This day belongs to those women who nurture, protect, and love like only a mother can.  This year is especially chalenging ... Read More »

The Lord is my shepard

Posted by Kate Wypij on 5/06/20

Written by Debbie Brown - 

The Responsorial Psalm for this past Sunday was the Twenty-third Psalm and our response was:  “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” It is such a beautiful Psalm and gives us such comfort in difficult times and times are about ... Read More »

Rejoice and be Glad!

Posted by Deacon Marc Leaderstorf on 4/18/20

Rejoice and Be Glad for this is the day The Lord has made, Alleluia!!

This is what Del & I pray every morning and evening in prayer as part of our Liturgy of the hours, and frankly, I've been having some trouble with rejoicing and being glad these last ... Read More »

Doubting Thomas

Posted by Deborah Brown on 4/15/20

Our Gospel reading this coming Sunday is John 20:19-31 in which we encounter the apostle with the embarrassing nickname, "Doubting Thomas." No one saw Jesus rise from the dead. The only evidence our faith has is the empty tomb and the stories of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. I got to ... Read More »

The Long Road

Posted by Deacon Marc Leaderstorf on 4/12/20

Jesus has Risen!  He is truly Risen! Alleluia!!

Happy Easter to all of you, our St. John's family, we miss you!  We've journeyed through Lent and Holy Week, with the culmination of Easter, at a time like no other.  It's difficult to compare the time we are presently living ... Read More »