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 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 ...

A New Vision of Heaven and Earth

In this week that falls liturgically between the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost, Deacon David has some questions for us to consider. Breathe deeply and enjoy!   I’ve been writing about emotions and the freedom we have to welcome emotions as messengers that guard our well-being. But new questions arise. What is the relationship ...

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