Faith Enrichment For Adults

Pentecost Sunday: A Message from Deacon Joe

Posted: 5/31/2020

As we begin a gradual relaxing of the mandates that attempt to control the spread and encourage the decline of COVID-19, we anxiously look forward to the day when we can gather as a parish community and receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. While many of our homes have become places of more intense prayer in these last several months, we are longing...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter: A Message from Deacon Joe

Posted: 5/17/2020

St. Peter says in Sunday’s 2nd Reading, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,…” Can we express what our faith means to us in a brief, coherent, reasonable, enthusiastic, motivating way should someone ask us or if the situation presents itself? Maybe, during this “sh...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter: A message from Deacon Joe 5/10/2020

Posted: 5/10/2020

There is a percentage number that is certainly recognizable during these days of pandemic that we are living through. And that is 99.9%. We recognize that as the percentage of germs that many hand sanitizers and various form of disinfectant products state on their bottles and containers that they eliminate. I think you’ll agree that’s a...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: A Message from Deacon Joe 5/3/20

Posted: 5/3/2020

Easter Sunday was three weeks ago. In our present condition of living, you might say that seems like a long, long time ago. Well, yes and no. Yes, because, with our future being unpredictable with the new information about the pandemic we are receiving every day, it seems like a lot has happened in the twenty-some odd days since Easter Sunday. But ...

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Second Sunday of Easter: A Message from Deacon Joe 4/19/20

Posted: 4/19/2020

The Gospel for this Divine Mercy Sunday is the one about the Risen Christ appearing to the apostles, except for Thomas, on the evening of the first day of the week. The setting sounds eerily like what we are going through right now in our lives. The apostles were enclosed in a room with the doors locked. We are enclosed in our homes – in &ldq...

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An Easter Message from Deacon Joe

Posted: 4/12/2020

The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic can be likened to a “good friday” in our lives. The Good Friday that Jesus suffered was certainly an event in time where evil was present and on display.  Jesus went through the mockery of a trial, the scourging by Roman soldiers, the crowning of thorns, the carrying of his own instrument of torture, t...

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