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 ...

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 ...

Launching into Ordinary Time

From Deacon David…   Truth is Hidden in Plain Sight Burna and I are on our annual summer pilgrimage to the Great Lakes to visit Burna’s mother, our daughters and their families, and special friends. In a friend’s home in Kearney, Nebraska, every room has pictures of wild iris and bamboo, calligraphy scrolls, delicate ceramics, ...

The Orchid and The Universe

From Deacon David…   The Orchid and The Universe It’s the week between Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. Last Sunday Rev. Denise spoke about shared human experience—the heart-to-heart experiences of music, love, mercy, kindness, and joy. This coming Sunday we’ll receive Bishop Francis and together ordain Bonnie as a deacon. I’m feeling lifted up by the ...

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