Browsing the 2017 archive of The Deacon's Digest

Blessing of the Easter Baskets

Posted by Patrice Elka


It has been traditional at every parish I belonged to, since my birth, to take a basket of goods for the Easter breakfast to be blessed on Holy Saturday morning.  Here is a little bit about the contents of the basket.  Perhaps it will spark an interest ... Read More »

Lenten Ideas

Posted by Patrice Elka

As we begin Lent, we will hear the urgings to practice Penance, Almsgiving, and Prayer.  There are many ways and means of doing penance: prayer, acts of self-denial, almsgiving and works of personal charity.  Here are a few suggestions of some positive steps that we might undertake to bring ... Read More »