Emails From Deacon Ken

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Saturday of the 24th Week In Ordinary Time.  Our reflection today is a prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows and we hear the beautiful presentation of Stabat Mater as well as the Ave Maria.

You can find today’s readings by Clicking Here for The Readings for Today.

Howdy Folks:

Today is Friday (yea!) of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time.  Our reflection today is on The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the song that follows is “Holy is His Name” as sung for us by Lauren and Dave Moore.

You can get the readings for today if you Click Here for Today's Readings.

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Thursday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time.  You can find today’s readings if you Click Here for Today's Readings.

Yours truly is the celebrant and homilist for today.  The reflection at the end is a prayer to our Guardian Angels.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time. It is also the Memorial of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian.  Today’s readings can be found if you  Click Here to Get the Readings.

Today we welcome our friend Deacon Andy Pena, who was ordained from this parish a couple of years ago but was assigned to St. Michael the Archangel in Garland.  Their gain…our loss!

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to the Liturgy of the Word for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.  It falls this year on Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time.  Today’s readings are inserted below.  Since so many of you read the Magnificat on a daily basis, when there are alternative readings, I usually choose the ones that are in the Magnificat.  That is the case today.

Yours truly is the celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word.  Ave Maria concludes our Liturgy of the Word today…as well it should.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Today is The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  The readings for today can be found by Clicking Here for Today's Readings.

Deacon Tony is our celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word, and, as always, he has a nice message for us today.  We hope you are blessed by it.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Saturday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time with the optional Memorial of The Most Holy Name of Mary; Blessed Virgin Mary. Click Here for Today's Readings.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Friday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.  Click Here for Today's Readings.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Thursday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.  Here is a link to the readings for today: Click Here for Today's Readings.

Yours truly is the celebrant and homilist for today, and the meditation at the end of the Liturgy of the Word is a prayer to our Guardian Angels.  I think you might agree that we do indeed need them watching over us these days.

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time and the Memorial of St. Peter Claver.  You can read today’s readings if you Click Here for Today's Readings .

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which falls this year on Tuesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.

A picture of the entrance to the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem…considered to be the birthplace of Mary…and a picture of the statue of St. Anne and Blessed Mary in that same Church in Jerusalem are pictured below.  I am really going to miss seeing that Church and all the other holy sites next year, as I had to cancel our 2021 pilgrimage to the Holy Land a few months back.  Bummer!

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Happy Labor Day to everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful long (and safe) weekend.

Today is Monday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time.  Click Here for Today's Readings.

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.  Click Here for Today's Readings.

Today is Saturday so, as usual, we have a reflection but no Liturgy of the Word.  Today our reflection is a prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows followed by the singing of The Stabat Mater and The Ave Maria.  All three…the prayer and the two songs are beautiful and powerful.

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.

Our video reflection (we don’t have the Liturgy of the Word on Fridays) is now up and running on our Facebook page.  Today we reflect upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our union with Him.

After that reflection, we hear Lauren and Dave Moore’s beautiful presentation of “Holy Is His Name” which was written by my friend John Michael Talbot.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to our Liturgy of the Word for Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. It is also the Memorial of St. Gregory the Great.

Today’s video is up and running and here is the link to the readings for today: Click Here for Today's Readings.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.

Fr. James Dorman is our celebrant and homilist today for our Liturgy of the Word, and that video is up and running on our Facebook page.  The readings for today can be found by Clicking Here for Today's Readings.

The reflection at the end of the Liturgy of the Word is a prayer of intercession to St. Joseph for protection.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.

Today’s video, with yours truly as the celebrant and homilist for today’s Liturgy of the Word, is up and running now on our STA Facebook page.  Click Here for Today's Readings.

The reflection after the Liturgy of the Word is a prayer to Our Lady of Fatima for her intercession for protection, and it includes the Memorare.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time.

Our Liturgy of the Word video is now posted on our Facebook page and is ready for you to watch it and be blessed.  Deacon Tony Campise is our celebrant and homilist today and the reflection at the end is a prayer to The Infant Jesus of Prague.

You can Click Here to Read Today's Readings.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Today is Saturday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and it is also the Passion of St. John the Baptist. Here is The Link to Today's Readings

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Friday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time and, get this…one day after we celebrated the Memorial of St. Monica, today we celebrate the Memorial of her son St. Augustine.  How cool is that?  Mother and son saints celebrated one day apart!

The link to today’s readings are here: Click Here for Today's Readings.