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January 2017

Posted by Patrice Elka on 12/28/16

The Deacon’s Digest

January 2017

On behalf of all the staff and volunteers of St. Joseph, I wish you a very blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.  May this be a time of renewal, reconciliation, and rejoicing.in the Lord.  God is ... Read More »

O CAPTAIN! my Captain!

Posted by Deacon Stan Kukla on 10/30/16

“O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won… The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; Exult, O shores, and ring, ... Read More »

Mid-Summer Report & Thank You Betty!

Posted by Deacon Stan Kukla on 8/12/16

As we enter the Summer Doldrums, it’s time to review how our summer has progressed and look forward to squeezing every bit out of what’s left. It is always good too to review how our summer prayer life is. Is it slipping into the doldrums too? Have too many ... Read More »

Plant Your Garden

Posted by Deacon Stan Kukla on 4/10/16

First, come to the Garden alone, while the dew is still on the rose.

FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING, PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS: Peace of Mind Peace of Heart Peace of Soul

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH: Squash Gossip Squash Apathy Squash Grumbling Squash Selfishness

PLANT ... Read More »

Could you not watch with me one hour?

Posted by Deacon Stan Kukla on 3/24/16

Jesus went to pray, leaving his closest disciples nearby, asking them to stay awake.  Another version has Jesus asking them if they did not have the strength to stay awake.  Jesus calls to watch (pray) with him.  But at times, we do not have the strength (desire) to ... Read More »

Divine Re-Gifting!

Posted by Deacon Stan Kukla on 1/05/16

As the Christmas season comes to an end with the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, I hope that you all had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas celebration.  May you experience the peace of the season through out the New Year. 

In all the pre-Christmas hype and ... Read More »