Browsing the 2021 archive of Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

NEW TABLES

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 3/02/21

  In our Gospel Jesus, who is often described as “meek and humble of heart,” made “a whip out of cords and drove them (merchants and money changers) out of the temple area.  …Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”   His words and ... Read More »

MATTHEW 25 COLLECTION (based on Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 25, 33ff)

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/25/21

The Human Concerns Committee is offering families two ways to celebrate our 2021 Lenten journey adjusted to comply with COVID 19 concerns.  The Matthew 25 weekly collection supporting parish ministries, and the annual Rice Bowl Program. WEEK 1         FEBRUARY 21

                        “I was hungry and you gave me food.”

                        Support a local food pantry by donating food and/or funds during this first week of ... Read More »

TRANSFORMING VISION

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/25/21

  The world is aglow with vision experiences.  Have you noticed the glow of pride on the faces of those who have reached out to help others, the sparkle in the eyes of children when they are praised, the gaze of joy on the faces of parents as they ... Read More »

DESERT JOURNEY

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/17/21

           From the dawn of recorded history, the dry, barren desert has been a place of formation for God’s people---both as individuals and as a community of believers.  Some encountered God there, while others were spiritually born or re-born there.  We recall the generations spent ... Read More »

ALL ARE WELCOME

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/11/21

            Down through the centuries, the world has been beset by many illnesses.  The bubonic plague wiped out almost half of the population of Europe in 1350, influenza killed 20 million people worldwide in 1918, and polio swept the world crippling and maiming thousands in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  ... Read More »

GO! GO! GO!

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/21/21

The call to discipleship has existed since ancient times. The prophets of the Old Testament and the missionaries down through the centuries heard the call to “Go,” and they went!  Within the more recent history of our country, we can recall images of the Franciscan missionaries who established mission ... Read More »

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/14/21

            What are you looking for, is the question today’s Gospel puts before us. It is a vocation question that means, “What do you and God want to do with the life you have been given.” The answer to that question speaks of our relationship with God and how ... Read More »

CALLED, NAMED, AND SENT

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/07/21

            Today we commemorate the baptism of Jesus and recall not only the event that triggered his public ministry, but also our own baptismal beginning as children of God.  Whether we were baptized as adults or infants, we continue a lifetime of renewing our commitment to faith.  Bernard Haring, ... Read More »