Browsing the June 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the June 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

06-28-20   From the life of St. Therese

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/26/20

Today’s Gospel presents us with one of the most perplexing teachings of Jesus. He says: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” The language in the parallel passage from ... Read More »

06-21-20   Never Give Into Despair

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/20/20

Dear Friends, I think you’ll agree that 2020 has been quite a year thus far, one that we’ll likely remember for the rest of our lives. Given the pandemic, the ongoing reports of murder and violence in the news, the protests and the revolting rhetoric among political rivals, I ... Read More »

Open Wide Our Hearts, the enduring call to love

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/11/20

Today we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as, Corpus Christi. It is a day on which we remember that Jesus, one of three divine persons of the Holy Trinity, became incarnate as a human being, so that by the sacrifice of his ... Read More »

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 6/03/20

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity always presents a challenge to those of us who preach. The notion of three persons/one God is beyond our capacity to fully understand, especially when only Jesus, was actually a living person. Although we are familiar with ... Read More »