Thursday, December 31, 2020

There is a message for us in the simplicity and humility of Christ's birth.  God arrived, not as a conqueror, but as a child in a stable. He wasn't rich nor did he lead some powerful organization. He was a teacher on a hillside. Yet, he makes every powerful leader in history look trifling in comparison. 

The point of his birth was to show us that a life of courage and generosity and importance can begin from whatever desolate place we find ourselves. No matter how ordinary or hopelessly broken we feel, we are vessels of divine purpose. 

May the humility of Jesus empower us and change our lives forever that we might hear the call to help him to bring salvation to the world. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, God needs you to follow humbly in Christ's footsteps.  

“The world needs Christians who let themselves be moved, who never tire of walking the streets of life, to bring everyone the consoling word of Jesus.”  

Pope Francis 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


The first recorded words of Jesus are in the Gospel of Mark: "Repent and believe in the gospel."

The Greek word Jesus used was metanoia.  And the literal meaning of metanoia is "a change of mind."  A variation of the same Greek word describes the change a caterpillar goes through to become a beautiful butterfly.  Being a Christian is not about following a set of rules; it is about being transformed by God's love and then sharing the beauty of it. 

Søren Kierkegaard expressed the energy of "metanoia" this way:

"Don’t just be a Christian. No, take all of your life to become a Christian: Choose, again and again with each new day, to be a real self, an authentic person in relation to God. Abandon your calculated safety for a reckless, wholehearted life of faith in Christ. Continue to become. Grow. Risk. Take that radical leap of faith right now."

Saturday, December 19, 2020

In 1975 Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was arrested by the Communist government of Vietnam and imprisoned for 13 years, nine of them in solitary confinement.  He said this is what he learned from that experience.

"Only one moment exists for you in all its beauty and that is the present moment. Live it completely in the love of God.  If your life is built up like a large crystal from millions of such moments, it will be a wonderfully beautiful life.  Can't you see how easy it could be?"

When asked how one can reach this intensity of love in the present moment Cardinal Van Thuan said, " I simply recall that I must live each day, each moment as if it were the last one of my life. I leave aside everything accidental and concentrate only on the essential; then each word, each gesture, each telephone call, and each decision I make is the most beautiful of my life.  I give my love to everyone, my smile to everyone; I am afraid of wasting even one second by living without meaning. I will not wait. I will live in the present moment, filling it to the brim with love.”

Jesus told us,  “Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Magnanimity comes from Latin: magnus – great + animus – soul = “great soul.” To have a great soul. 

What a great word!  Why don't we use it more?  The desire to have a great soul should be at the core of what motives everyone who follows Jesus Christ.  Doesn't something happen inside when you think about possessing a great soul?

Jesus displayed magnanimity on the cross. He persevered in harsh mistreatment yet prayed, "Father forgive them…."  

Stephen displayed magnanimity at his stoning: He had the face of an angel and responded to his mistreatment with "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." To endure injustice while simultaneously responding in humble patience and trusting wisdom is the Christ-likeness we desire.

When Nelson Mandela invited his white jailer as a VIP guest to his inauguration as president of South Africa, and he invited the prosecutor of his trial to lunch, that was magnanimity. 

The dictionary states that the quality of being magnanimous is - “loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to disdain meanness and pettiness, and to display a noble generosity.” 

Abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe said, "What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic."

In this most difficult of times, let us think big and love greatly with joy and hope in our hearts.

Let's all try to be magnanimous today!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Thoughts on the Trinity.

We believe in a Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit –each person distinct and yet perfect in unity and purpose. 

God the Father, The Creator, is knowable through the wonder of creation.  Being in awe of the vastness and preciseness of creation can fashion a knowing in our hearts. “This cannot be an accident," we think, “there must be a God.” Throughout history, most people have engaged thoughts of God through nature. 

Jesus, The Son, has a story that is full of visuals; his birth, the miracles he performed, his teaching moments that fill the New Testament. Because he was one of us in the flesh, he is the most relatable. We can sympathize with Jesus and learn from him how to cope with our troubles from seeing how he coped with his. 

To know the Holy Spirit requires more of us.  We must exercise our spiritual eyes.  Because the Holy Spirit is spiritual; it is not in space; it has no shape or color; our imaginations cannot picture it. The Spirit's gift comes from the fact that it is spiritual.  Its role is to provide us with spiritual eyes, giving us the ability to see God at work in the world. 

The Trinity works in perfect harmony. The Holy Spirit prepares us to receive the Son of God, the Son leads us to the Father, and the Father bestows the eternal life that comes to everyone from believing in God. Christ is alive in the world through the Spirit, and the Spirit empowers those who believe in Christ to respond in joyful obedience to the Father.  What a gift we have in the Holy Trinity! 

Let us invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts today asking that we might know the wonders of our God.

Come Holy Spirit

Send us from heaven

A ray of your light.


Come Father of the poor,

Come giver of gifts,

Come, shine in our hearts.


Most consoling of consolers,

Soul’s welcome guest,

Pleasant coolness.


Rest in toil,

Heat made bearable

Solace in our tears.


O most blessed light,

Fill the depths of hearts

Confident in you.


Without your power,

There is nothing in man,

Nothing unstained.


Clean what is filthy in us,

Freshen what is withered,

Mend what is broken.


Relax our rigidity,

Warm our coldness,

Straighten our crookedness.


Give to your faithful,

Confident in you,

Your sevenfold gifts.


Grant us the reward of virtue,

Grant us to die in your grace,

Grant us joy without end.


Saturday, December 12, 2020

It is good to remember the God Christians worship revealed himself by providing a delicious tasting wine at a party.  Now isn't there something fabulous about that! The wedding at Cana in Galilee was the occasion when Jesus performed His first miracle. (John 2:1-12) He not only took water and turning into 90+ point wine, but he also made a lot of it ... 150 gallons of excellent wine.  Whoever says God is boring, religion is dull, and out of touch with real-life needs to read this story. Jesus is the ultimate party guest! He brings the wine.  He brings the joy.

Why do we see religion as dull and irrelevant?  When Jesus came into a town, do you know what he did? He healed every one of anything that afflicted them. In Luke 14:40, it says: "At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them." Can you imagine the mood of the people healed of their illness?  Trusted me, there was a party in town that night.  Everyone who became well would be laughing and dancing and praising God. 

The God we believe in is a God who brings healing and joy.  If there ever was a time we need that God, it's at the end of 2020.  On the night Jesus was born, an angel appeared to a group of shepherds near Bethlehem and proclaimed, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." Good news - great joy - that's what Jesus Christ is all about. 

Humanity yearns for hope, meaning, and purpose.  Without God as a vital part of our existence, only emptiness and futility remain. There is no denying that life is hard, especially this year. We could find reasons to despair on every corner. If ever you feel tempted to frown, if the news headlines are too much, or if your day was just plain awful, look to Jesus for joy. And remember, he is the great winemaker, the one who heals, who gave his life that we might live. 

This is good news of great joy!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Apostle Paul during one of the worst experiences of his life, realize that we can overcome ANY obstacle with God on our side.  He wrote to his friends in Philippi:

"I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. I know how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances, I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:10-13

We all are coming out of one of the worst years of our lives, full of moments where we have felt discouraged and insecure.  The way to insure next year will be different is to put our trust in Christ.  Join me in starting each day with Paul's words:

I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:10-13

When we turn to Jesus Christ, we can do things we never dreamed were possible. Or survive things we wish we never had to face.  2020 is nearly gone, 2021 is full of promise.

Be positive.  Lean on Christ.  He will give you strength. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The fullness of JOY 

is to behold 


in everything

Julian of Norwich

Monday, December 7, 2020

Do ever feel like God withdraws from you, that God is not close to you?

You are not alone, the writers of the psalms also felt that way.
  • Do not abandon me, O Lord; do not stay away, my God!  Ps 38
  • Do not stay away from me! Trouble is near, and there is no one to help. Ps 22
  • Do not banish me from your presence; do not take your holy spirit away from me.  Ps 51
 Clearly, the people who wrote the bible must have felt it too.
I do not know if God is distant at times, but I do know it feels that way sometimes.  
So how do we manage that? How do we live when God feels distant?  

We remember.
  • We remember a moment when He felt so close. 
  • We remember a liturgy where our spirits sored with the joy of His closeness.
  • We remember the bread and the cup overflowing with his presence.
  • We remember a song or hymn that touched us deeply.
  • We remember a line from the bible that soothed our hearts .
 When I am feeling distant from God I remember a poem that really made me feel better:

“One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

“Our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.”

Saint Augustine (354–430)

Friday, December 4, 2020


"The most important hour is always the present. 

The most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now. 

The most necessary work is always love."

Meister Eckhart

Thursday, December 3, 2020

 "Joy does not simply happen to us.  

We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Homily

In Luke 17. Jesus of Nazareth is traveling along the border of Samaria when ten lepers call out to him asking for a healing.  They are all healed and only one returns to say thank you - a Samaritan. 

I heard a story recently about a man who was lost in the woods. Later, when describing the experience, he told how frightened he was and how he had finally knelt and prayed. Someone asked, “Did God – answer your prayer?” “Oh no," the man replied, “before God had a chance, a guide came along and showed me the way out.”   

You laugh, but we do the same thing. We miss God providing for us each day. 

Think about what it would be like if we woke up today with only the things we thanked God for yesterday?

  • We awake to see the sun shining and don’t give thanks to God. 
  • We hear the birds chirping, see beautiful flowers and trees, but we don’t give it a moment's thought that God has given us those blessings and given us the senses to enjoy them. 
  • We turn on the water and never think of how so many in the world don’t have running water, needless to say, hot water.  
  • We complain about our jobs, forgetting that many would be grateful just to have a job.  
  • We complain about having to social distance or wear a mask rather than thanking God for our good health. 
  • We grumble about this virus's inconvenience while others like the lepers in our Gospel story face death today.

To be oblivious to the fact that God is blessing us, or even worse, to take credit for His blessings as if we earned them by your efforts is just as big a slight to Jesus as those nine lepers not returning to say thanks that day. The Samaritan leper is our model for this Thanksgiving Day.  It’s important to remember to thank God for our blessings.

But there is a more profound message in this Gospel story. This Gospel message also challenges us to reach out to others. We all have lots of people in our lives that are risking the loss of their soul's salvation because they don’t recognize what God is doing in their lives. By living our lives in gratitude to God, we have the opportunity to witness our faith to those around us like the Samaritan leper did that day. 

We who have known Jesus 'healing power in our souls by giving the glory to him with thankful hearts can draw those around us to the Savior. If we live like that exuberant and grateful leper praising God for his blessings in our life, people around us will be attracted to our JOY.

The root of joy is gratefulness. It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful  Look closely, and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted. Today let’s not take things for granted but realize that everything is a gift.

Let us glorify God this holiday season with a grateful heart.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving - Love one another.

 Two scriptures came into my heart this morning as I prayed about Thanksgiving.

  • “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15

  • "Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters." 1 Peter 3:8

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because its purpose is to take time to be grateful for our blessings and spend time with people we love. .

Thanksgiving is also a time that challenges us to be the face of the compassionate Christ. For me that means thinking about people who are alone on one of the toughest days to be alone. Most of us know someone who will not be able to be with family this year - especially this year! Let us all reach out at least by phone and have a heart to heart chat with someone who cannot be with loved ones. Then we will be obeying Saint Peter's encouragement to love each other as brothers and sisters.

Happy Thanksgiving!  I thank God for each of you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It is so easy right now to ask, "Why is this happening God?" 

A wise man once said:  "God is too good to be unkind, and He is too wise to be mistaken.
And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.” 

Even though I think I know God's heart, I sometimes feel like Tevye, the poor Jewish milkman, from Fiddler on the Roof when he speaks aloud to the Lord:  “I know, I know—we are the chosen people. But once in a while, can’t You choose someone else?”

Perhaps God allows suffering as part of His creation because we would not recognize good without the contrast of bad. There may be some strange plan in all of it.  We might need the absence of joy to know it when we experience it. 

In Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov," Ivan, the brilliant agnostic, and his devout brother Alyosha are discussing why there is evil.  Ivan can analyze humankind's failures and critique every political system designed to deal with those failures, but he can offer no solutions.  Alyosha has no answers to Ivan's intellectual problems, but he has a solution for humanity: love.  "I do not know the answer to the problem of evil," said Alyosha, "but I do know love."

The answer to the pain of the world is ... love.  

During these challenging times, let's all follow the advice of our great Mark Twain: 
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”  

Love someone today ... especially if they need some cheering up.

Monday, November 9, 2020

You are something special!

In the Book of Genesis, God spoke:

“Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature. God created human beings; he created them reflecting God’s own nature. He created them male and female. And then God blessed them: 'Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!  Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.' God looked over everything he had made; it was so good, so very good!"

Today we are reminded that God made each of us a uniquely beautiful person that he proclaimed to be so very good. Each one of us is an unrepeatable expression of God's goodness and beauty. If we do not live that truth and express it in our lives, it will never be expressed in this world for the glory of God.  

Today live the miracle that you are and glorify God ... in each moment ... in each encounter.

Friday, November 6, 2020

The Post Election Tempest

 Many of us are feeling emotionally exhausted by the election bickering.  As we await the results of the election we are wondering what life will be like when it's over.  We need to remember God already knows the result and how He will use whatever happens to advance His mission to save the world.  And He will use whatever happens to advance His purposes! We all need to tune out the social media firestorm and the torrent of news and not sink into despair. 

Peter walking to Jesus on the water should be our model.  Storms were battering Peter and threatened to sink him until he fixed his eyes on Jesus. 

If we keep our eyes on Jesus, we will be able to stand above the craziness that we will be subjected to these next few weeks. We'll be able to stand in the midst of the growing tempest of questions and conspiracies and not be overcome. I encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus. 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Pray for our country and our leaders today.  

Friday, October 30, 2020

We are God’s jack o'lanterns

God picks us from the patch and brings us in and washes off all the dirt on the outside. 

Then He cuts off the top and takes out all the yucky stuff from inside. 

He removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. 

Then he carves a new smiling face and puts His light inside of us to shine for all to see. 

God wants us to shine this Halloween giving light to all in the darkness.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saint Jude patron of hopeless cases pray for us.

Down through the ages, prayers seeking Saint Jude's help have produced miracles in the most impossible of situations. Saint Jude has proven to be a true friend and a beacon of hope to those who call on him, always willing to help and seek God's help no matter how desperate the need. With the intercession of Saint Jude, many individuals had their seemingly impossible prayers answered and found hope. Remember it is the work of Saint Jude after his death that has gained him the name - patron saint of impossible cases.

I encourage you today to ask Saint Jude to intercede for you or a loved one. Maybe you are out of work and need a job, perhaps a dear friend was struggling with an addiction or in desperate need of hope. You or a friend may have received a serious diagnosis. Ask Saint Jude today - on his feast day - for his intercession in your life and your need.  

Prayer to St. Jude for My Hopeless Case

Dear Saint Jude, I turn to you in my time of need. Although my situation is desperate, I know that I should not despair. Never let my trust in God and His providence be shaken. With all my confidence I acknowledge that this world will never give me perfect happiness, only God, but I also remember that He promised to give us angels and holy helpers like you, so that we escape dangers and praise and glorify Him even here, on Earth. Holy Apostle Saint Jude, I ask you to intercede for me and to relieve me from my present difficulties. Amen.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

When asked by an interviewer how he navigates our challenging times,

Dr Esau McCaulley said something I'm making my new mantra 

“I have a bias for joy.”

Saint Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians said something similar:

"Always be joyful. Always keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful"

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The English writer G.K. Chesterton summed up the human condition this way: 

“We’re all in the same boat, and we’re all seasick.”

The challenge for a Christian is to learn how to smile in the storms of life. 

Or as my beautiful wife Linda likes to say:  

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” 

No matter how the elections turns out, if we keep our eyes on Christ he will raise us up … to joy.

Take heart, because I have overcome the world - John 16:33

Friday, October 16, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 "I am given life to live.  

My life is in this present moment. 

I am not thinking about tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. 

Nor am I thinking about today's sunset. 

Without being bored, I am thinking in this moment only about being with God.  

I am ever giving thanks to God for the joy of living this moment together with God.  

There is no boredom in me."

Kagawa Toyohiko 

Friday, October 9, 2020

 “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  Budda

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."  Jesus


Tuesday, October 6, 2020


San Diegans are meeting to pray 

October 10 - 1 PM 

County Administration Center

Join us in honoring our Lady of Fatima

by praying the Rosary

for peace, unity and healing for our nation. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Think beautiful thoughts ...

After last night's presidential debate

I think we all need to recall 

the words of Saint Paul:


Brothers and sisters, 

whatever is true, whatever is honorable, 

whatever is just, whatever is pure, 

whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable

if there is any moral excellence 

and if there is any praise

dwell on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Prayer works!

It is easy to feel that the United States is crumbling before our eyes. This year there has been one dire crisis after the other: impeachment, plague, racial strife, cities on fire, and political disunity.  If there ever was a time for Americans to drop to our knees and pray, it's now. 

Toward the end of his life, Saint John once said: 

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."  

Saint Peter put it this way: 

"The Lord watches over everyone who obeys him, and he listens to their prayers...." 

Prayer is, beyond doubt, the most potent weapon the Lord gives us.

The election in November will be challenging, no matter who wins.  We need to pray!  We need to pray that God will continue to shine his light on America.  We need to pray that this country remains a place where prayer is welcome, and God is honored.

On October 8th, I am inviting my friends to begin - 54 days of prayer for America.  The first 27 days will be prayers of petition asking God to bless our elections on the 27 day – November 3rd. Then we will offer 27 days of thanksgiving to God for answering our prayers.  

I encourage those of us who are Catholic to pray the rosary.  

For more information on this rosary devotion, visit:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Our mission is to speak God’s truth with love. 

How often have I held my tongue in the face of evil?
When those needing help are in plain sight and I do nothing.

When we take our heads out of the sand and make the shift from distraction 
and avoidance to meeting, facing, and being with those we can help, 
there is often a short term increase in discomfort. 
Then an overwhelming realization you are where God called you to be fills your soul. 

Speak God's truth with love ... the world needs it so!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Do not despair.

2020 has been a year of great turmoil. The pandemic we have been battling has made us realize that life has been deceptively easy until now. This monster has awakened us to our frailty and reminded us how perilous life is. This wakeup call may have a silver lining whose timing couldn’t be better. 

The past four years in America have been some of the most combative and, frankly, embarrassing in our history. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle have displayed a vanity that has nearly extinguished all civility and wisdom; it has left the American public anxious and divided. The pilgrims brought to America a biblical tradition that should have prepared us to realize that turmoil need not mark the end.  Tumult often signals the beginning of something new. God has always called people to renewal in challenging times. 

Great struggles produce great clarity. As people of faith, we should know better than most that God can work in any event; that the trials and challenges of life can lead to rebirth.  This virus is a call to us to open our hearts and be reminded of who we are, children of God. It's a call to renew our relationship with the almighty. 

God has witnessed every challenge throughout human history and always stands ready to welcome us to his friendship. Psalm 94 says:  "Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer."  

Do not despair; God is waiting for us to turn to Him so He can renew us, so He can heal us.  The best is yet to come! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Be a voice of hope.


A dear friend reminded me about story I told a few years ago. It seems to fit our current situation.

Be a voice of hope: 

A few years back a devastating earthquake killed 30,000 people in Armenia.  Minutes after the tragedy, a father ran to his son’s school building and found it completely collapsed. Remembering that his son’s classroom was in the rear corner of the building, he ran over to it and began digging, pulling away the rubble with his hands.

Other parents, weeping nearby, tried to stop him, saying, “It’s too late! They’re all dead! It’s too late!” Even the police tried to dissuade him. But he kept on digging. He dug for 36 hours without stopping. In the 38th hour he heard a voice, the father screamed, “Armand!” The boy shouted back, “Dad!” Then began an incredible conversation; the boy shouted up from the rubble: “Dad! There are 14 of us down here. I told them not to worry. I told them that you’d come.”

There are so many parallels in this story with our world right now.  The world is full of people like the ones in this story. There are people like the grief-stricken parents standing around the collapsed school after the earthquake. They see our world in a state of moral and spiritual collapse. They see nothing but a mountain of crime, war, drugs, illness, immorality, corruption and disrespect for all forms of life.  So many people have given up and only stand around, lamenting the situation.

There are also people like the children trapped inside a world that feels like moral and spiritual rubble.  They feel like theirs is a helpless situation.  They see no light. The only thing that can give them hope is people like little Armand and his father – people of faith.  Hopefully, people like us. We are called to be people who like Armand’s father see the same mountain of moral and spiritual collapse but refuse to give up. We are called to be like little Armand and have faith that Jesus is coming to save us.   We are called to people who keep working at their faith until we bring light into the darkness.

The prophet Isaiah said, “Let us walk in the light of the Lord!” Saint Paul said, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Put on the armor of light.” Hopefully, this story is an invitation to us to do this, to become like Armand and his father, to be voices of hope in our world. People are hurting right now, we are called to be a voice of hope! 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Love is the answer

7 Morning Prayers for Children

 “You say grace before meals. 

All right,” wrote G.K. Chesterton. 

“But I say grace before the concert 

and the opera, and grace before 

the play and pantomime, 

and grace before I open a book, 

and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, walking, playing, dancing 

and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” 

Saint Paul tells us to: “Pray without ceasing” 

"With what result?" you ask.

Love is the answer ... to all our prayers.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 Ten Reasons to Pray the Holy Rosary

Thank you to all who joined us in our 54 day novena.

Linda and I enjoyed our prayer time so much ... 

we may begin another novena.  

Keep watching for more news on this.

You are loved!! 

Deacon Mike