Cassini’s End of Mission Plunge

A new post from Deacon David: In the last three weeks I’ve written about awe, revelation, and interior experience. “Awe is the lived experience of oneness with the universe”; [quoting Jesus’s words to Peter] “Flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my heavenly father”; and “Events occur all around us, but events ...

Now the Old is New Again

From Deacon David, here is the first of four footnotes building upon the homilies offered by our teens this past Sunday. If you missed the homilies, listen here –> http://churchofholyfamily.org/homilies.php    Now the Old is New Again: Declaration, Gift, Name, and Calling During the mass at Utah Park last Sunday, a Great Blue Heron landed ...

The Living Mary and a Generous Heart

Deacon David reflects on Deacon Bonnie’s homily from this past Sunday as we celebrated the Assumption of Mary. If you missed Deacon Bonnie’s homily, you will be able to listen to it on our homilies page soon.   The Living Mary and a Generous Heart August 16, 2017   Dcn. Bonnie’s homily last Sunday in celebration ...

New Heaven, New Earth

You may be craving some sense of stability or peace these days; change is a constant in our lives, especially if you’re paying attention to the news. Take a moment to read this reflection from Deacon David about how recent political events have impacted his own thinking….   New Heaven, New Earth       The events ...

Ending and Beginning

Ending and Beginning… A Reflection from Deacon David   The tee-shirts and sweatshirts on sale throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including Ironwood, at the far western tip, are known for their creativity and irony (no pun intended—this has long been known as Iron Country, after all). I love the one that proudly proclaims: “The U.P.—where the ...

Living into Wholeness

From Deacon David…   Living into Wholeness I played whiffle ball at the lake with my grandson yesterday. It is shocking how much a 13-year old can grow in a year. He has become a serious threat as a third baseman. His brother, the 15-year old wrestler in the family—now taller than his mother—is both ...

the Silence of Ordinary Time

A space large enough to encompass the wonder …from Deacon David Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   The last three ...

Do you hear that?

From Deacon David…   The Sounds of Silence I wrote last week that the “story of how spirit animates matter and how self-offering releases spirit is the narrative of Ordinary Time.” When I read these eighteen words today, they seem simultaneously loaded and empty. Religious language often has this paradoxical quality: it may sound deeply ...

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