Emails From Deacon Ken

Greetings, Everyone:

Today is the Memorial of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.  “On February 11, 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments inscribed a new obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the General Roman Calendar. This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost.”

Fr. James is the celebrant and homilist for our Liturgy of the Word today, which is now live on our Facebook page.

Greetings Dear Parishioners and Special Friends:

Today is Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter, and our video for today is up and running on the Facebook page.  As is the case each Saturday, we do not have a Liturgy of the Word on Saturdays, but we do have the Marian reflection for you again today.

Our prayer is to Our Lady of Sorrows, followed again this week by the Stabat Mater and the Ave Maria.  I know many of you enjoyed that last week, so it is here for you again today.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Today is Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter, and our Liturgy of the Word video for today is up and running.  Father James is our celebrant and homilist again today, and our special reflection at the end is a prayer to our Guardian Angel.

Today’s readings are inserted below for your convenience.

Greetings to Everyone:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter.   Our video for today is up and running on our Facebook page.

For those who are new to these emails, you can find our Facebook page by going to our website at Click Here for the STA Facebook Page and then, at the top of our home page, click on the St. Thomas Aquinas Facebook page link.  That is also how you can connect with our live stream Masses at 11:00 on Sunday.

Greetings Everyone:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 7h Week of Easter and the Memorial of St. Philip Neri.

Our video is up and running on our Facebook page, but today it is not the Liturgy of the Word as usual. Instead, we have a Marian reflection.

Yesterday, when we would have recorded our Liturgy of the Word video for today, we were having power problems at the Church due to the storm the night before.

Greetings Dear Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Monday of the 7th Week of Easter.

And welcome as well to Memorial Day…the day we remember and pray for those brave men and women throughout the history of our country who have given their lives to protect our freedom.  Thanks be to God for each of them.

We hope you had a joyful celebration of The Ascension yesterday.

Greetings Dear Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Saturday of the 6th Week of Easter.

First of all…please know that our video for today is up and running.  As usual, on Saturdays we do not have a Liturgy of the Word, but we do have a prayer to and reflection about Our Lady of Sorrows, which includes a beautiful musical version of Stabat Mater.  That is followed by the Ave Maria from our Sunday Mass a couple of weeks ago.  A very prayerful and moving presentation of prayer and songs.

Greetings, Everyone:

 

Welcome to Friday of the 6th Week of Easter.

Our Liturgy of the Word video for today with Fr. John Libone as the celebrant and homilist, is up and running now for you to view.  Please go to our webpage for a link to our STA Facebook page so that you can view the video.  Click Here for the STA home page

The readings for today are inserted below.

Greetings to All:

Welcome to Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter.

Or, in some Dioceses…welcome to Ascension Thursday.

Today is the day that marks 40 days after the Resurrection of the Lord and was the day He ascended into heaven from the top of the Mt. of Olives.  The Church has…and still does in many Dioceses…celebrated today as Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation.

Greetings To All:

BREAKING NEWS:  The Bishop has announced Phase 2 of the Reopening Plan.  There is a link to this plan on our website so that you can read it.  Click Here for Our STA home page and then click on the link to “Dallas Diocese Announces Phase 2 of Reopening Plan”.

Specific plans regarding the “whens” and “hows” for each parish, of course…including STA…are in the works and will be announced later.

Shalom, Y’All:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter.

Our Liturgy of the Word video is now up and running on our STA Facebook page.  Fr. James is our celebrant and homilist and Fr. John is celebrating with him.

The readings for today are inserted below for your convenience.  As we listen to Jesus speaking in today’s Gospel, it remains quite obvious that we are still looking toward Pentecost.

Greetings Everyone…

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the new week ahead…still in the season of Easter.

Yesterday’s live stream Mass was beautiful, and I hope you were able to join us for that.  And, we hope you will join us each week until we are able to come back together in person.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

We have come to the 6th Week of Easter and we are on our way to Pentecost, which is coming up the weekend after next on May 31st.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus promises that He will send us an advocate…the Holy Spirit, and He will fulfil that promise on Pentecost.

This email message today is short and sweet.  I just wanted to send you the Worship Aid for today so that you have it for our live stream Mass at 11:00 on our Facebook page.  The Worship Aid is attached.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Saturday of the 6th Week of Easter.

Please don’t forget that today from 2:00-5:00 we will have confessions at STA.  Our experience over the last week has shown that it is a great opportunity to go to confession without having to stand in a long line, so if you have been wanting to go, this would be a great opportunity for you.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Friday of the 5th Week of Easter.

Well, the word must have gotten around about the short lines at confessions, and we had several more people last night than we did on Tuesday or last Saturday.  But, spread over an hour and a half, there were never any real long lines.

So, if you have been longing to go to confession but were dreading long lines, please remember that we will offer confessions again this Saturday from 2:00-5:00 pm and next Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter.  Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Matthias, the apostle chosen to replace Judas.

I wanted to start off today by reminding you that we have confessions this afternoon from 5:00-6:30 in the Church.

And, here is a little heads-up…the lines on Tuesday and last Saturday have been very, very short.  Maybe people think there will be long lines.  Maybe people are still a bit leery about coming out in public.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter.

Our video for The Liturgy of the Word for today is up and running, but we have a special circumstance and a special couple of gifts for you.

During the taping of this video…during Fr. John’s homily…a wire that connects the mics to my ancient iPad apparently just crashed.  From that point on there was no recording from the mics to my iPad.  We lost all sound.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter.

Our Liturgy of the Word video for today is up and running, and we invite  you to go to our Facebook page to hear the Word of God and Fr. James Dorman’s homily.  Our reflection at the end is a prayer to Our Lady of Fatima.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Welcome to Monday of the 5th Week of Easter.

Thanks to so many of you for joining us live yesterday for our Sunday celebration, and thanks to those of you who watched the Mass later in its recorded version.  It was a beautiful Mass with a great Fr. John homily and a beautiful Ave Maria at the conclusion of Mass by our cantor.

Greetings Dear STA Parishioners and Special Friends:

Ok…I know…2 emails in one day.  Sorry about that.

Since I am sending 2 today…so as not to deluge you anymore…I will take an email day off tomorrow.  LOL.

However, this morning I sent you one because I wanted you to have the info for the confessions.