Browsing Deacon Wilson's Wisdom


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 4/29/21

There is a Trappist Monastery in California that has hundreds of plum trees with only one older monk as the pruner of these trees.  He is an expert pruner, watching over the trees and deciding which need pruning to produce the best fruit.  A machine could not do what ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 4/22/21

            Scripture is filled with concrete and memorable images that vividly illustrate the most difficult of divine concepts.  Biblical authors have used such images to communicate their experiences of God that dramatically and powerfully connect divine ideas with everyday familiar images.  Today’s Gospel relates ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 4/14/21

      During this Easter season, the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost, the Church asks us to reflect:  Have we been changed by this Lenten journey and this Easter experience?  We have again encountered, in a dramatic way, Jesus-Servant, Jesus-crucified, and Jesus-risen, and are we spiritually healthier after ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 3/25/21

            During these last few weeks you have no doubt noticed a variety of Easter displays of colorful baskets of various sizes filled with furry and eatable bunnies, and a multicolored array of candy and eggs.  While these displays are hard to miss, they pale in size and number ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 3/23/21

            Each Ash Wednesday we look toward far-off Easter, wondering what events, happenings, or experiences might make this Lenten journey unique and memorable.  However, soon after we are marked with ashes, we find ourselves encountering the daily events that take up much of our time and energy.  Reflecting on ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 3/18/21

               The familiar phrase, “The road less traveled…” comes from a poem written by the great American poet, Robert Frost.  Perhaps you might remember it: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler.  Long I stood and looked down ... Read More »


Posted by Kellee Chwala on 3/11/21

Some people never get lost.  No matter where they are, they have a built-in sense of direction that allows them to find their way. Others however, get lost easily!  Following directions doesn’t help much.  Over and over they ask, “Say again,” and then after further instruction, after writing directions ... Read More »


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 »


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 »