Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 6-23-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 12th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 6-23-22, Year CReadings: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15; Acts 13:22-26; Gospel Lk 1:57-66, 80Solemnity: Nativity of St. John The BaptistTheme: Make Known the Lord When a VIP comes to town there is quite a bit of planning that goes on. Months in advanceContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 6-23-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 6-16-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 11th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 6-16-22, Year CReadings: Sir 48:1-14; Psalm 97:1-7; Gospel Mt 6:7-15Theme: Others before Ourselves In yesterday’s first reading, Elisha prayed for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. But, before he did so, he praised Elijah by saying he would never leave his side, evenContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 6-16-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 6-9-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 10th Week of Ordinary Time, Thursday, 6-9-22, Year CReadings: 1 Kgs 18:41-46; Psalm 65:10-13, Gospel Mt 5:20-26Optional Memorial: St. Ephrem, Deacon, and Doctor of the Church – Circa 303-376 ADTheme: Don’t Put Off Tomorrow What You Can Do Today Many of us can feel a gnawing feeling in ourContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 6-9-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 6-2-22

Homily for the 7th Week of Easter, Thursday, 6-2-22, Year CReadings: Acts 22:30;23:6-11; Psalm 16:1-2a,5,7-8,9-10,11; Gospel Jn 17:20-26Optional Memorial: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, MartyrsTheme: Courage and Strength “My concern is not whether God is on my side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” – Abraham Lincoln. ItContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 6-2-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 5-26-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 6th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-26-22, Year CReadings: Acts 18:1-8; Psalm 98:1-4; Gospel Jn 16:16-20: Memorial: Saint Philip Neri, PriestTheme: It Takes a Village In a family, a child is usually not raised by just one person. The child is raised by the family whether it be just momContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 5-26-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-19-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 5th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-19-22, Year CReadings: Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10; Gospel Jn 15:9-11Theme: Law vs. Love Can you imagine a world without laws to guide society in the proper ways to live and interact with each other? It would most likely be chaos, the WildContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-19-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 5-12-22

Reflection for the 4th Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-12-22, Year CReadings: Acts 13:13-25; Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 2; Gospel Jn 13:16-20Optional Memorial: St. Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs, St. Pancras, MartyrTheme: Great Power Requires Great Responsibility You have heard it said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Unfortunately, there are many powerful people who do notContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – 5-12-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-5-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s HomilyHomily for the 3rd Week of Easter, Thursday, 5-5-22, Year CReadings: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20, Gospel Jn 6:44-51Theme: Spreading God’s Word For many of us, we find it hard to evangelize Jesus and His teaching to others. Can you imagine walking down the sidewalk and all of a sudden feelingContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 5-5-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 4-28-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s ReflectionReflection for the 2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, 4-28-22, Year CReadings: Acts 5:27-33, Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20, Gospel Jn 3:31-36Optional Memorials: St. Peter Chanel-Priest & Martyr, St. Louis Grignion de Montfort-PriestTheme: The Law vs. The Lord I often think about the Church and its rules and regulations and cannot help toContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 4-28-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 4-21-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – April 21, 20225th Day Within the Octave of Easter, Thursday, Year CReadings: Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8:2ab, 5-9; Gospel Lk 24:35-48Theme: Sincerity in Prayer Have you ever noticed the difference in the way you pray for something and the results that happen due to that prayer? Before we dive into thatContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 4-21-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 4-7-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – April 7, 20225th Week of Lent, Thursday, Year CReadings: Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9; Gospel Jn 8:51-59Memorial: St. John Baptiste de la Salle, PriestTheme:  A Free Lunch Sometimes we just cannot believe what we have heard or seen. Even though it is right there in black and white and flesh andContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – 4-7-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 3-31-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – March 31, 20224th Week of Lent, Thursday, Year CReadings: Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-20,21-22,23; Gospel Jn 5:31-47Theme: Salvation in Our History There is an old saying, “learn the mistakes of the past so as not to repeat them in the future.”     If we do not listen to our parentsContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 3-31-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 3-24-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – March 24, 20223rd Week of Lent, Thursday, Year CReadings: Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Gospel Lk 11:14-23Theme: Who Ever is Not Against You, is For You There is no neutral position in God’s kingdom. Jesus says, “whoever is not with me is against me.” Jesus is clearly making theContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 3-24-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 3-17-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – March 17, 20222nd Week if Lent, Thursday, Year CReadings: Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6; Gospel Lk 16:19-31Optional Memorial – St. Patrick – BishopTheme: Sightless Faith Today’s Gospel is a well-known passage. We read the story of Lazarus and the rich man. The main theme is to be sureContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 3-17-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 3-10-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – March 10, 20221st Week of Lent, Thursday, Year CReadings: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25, Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8, Gospel Mt 7:7-12Theme: Faith in Prayer Imagine you are watching your favorite football team on Sunday afternoon. It’s a tight game, one that has come down to the last few seconds. Your teamContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 3-10-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-24-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – February 24, 20227th Week Ordinary Time, Thursday, Year CReadings: Jas 5:1-6, Ps 49:14-15abcd, 16-20, Gospel Mk 9:41-50Theme: The Bank of Heaven Investing your money takes patience and fortitude. Patience to know that the investments you have made are in solid-performing stocks and bonds. Fortitude to stick to your plan whenContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-24-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-17-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – February 17, 20226th Week Ordinary Time, Thursday, Year CReadings: Jas 2:1-9, Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, Gospel Mk 8:27-33Optional Memorial: The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite OrderTheme: Thinking as God Does Jesus said, “You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” At first thought you mightContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-17-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-10-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – February 10, 20225th Week Ordinary Time, Thursday, Year CReadings: 1 Kgs 11:4-13, Ps 106:3-4, 35-37, 40, Gospel Mk 7:24-30Memorial of St. Scholastica – VirginTheme: Do the Good You Want “For I don’t do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.” (Rom 7:19). St. PaulContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 2-10-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 2-3-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily – February 3, 20224th Week Ordinary Time, Thursday, Year CReadings: 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12 Ps 1 Chr 29:10, 11ab, 11d-12a, 12bcd, Gospel Mk 6:7-13Memorial of St. Blaise, Bishop and MartyrTheme: Pass on the Legacy Mission For many of us, we want to leave a legacy behind when we pass from thisContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Homily 2-3-22”

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 1-27-22

Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection – January 27, 20223rd Week Ordinary Time, Thursday, Year CReadings: 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29 Ps 132:1-2, 3-5,11,12,13-14, Gospel Mk 4:21-25Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici – VirginTheme: Passing on The Inheritance When a family member passes from this life, they usually leave us with something to carry on or to holdContinue reading “Deacon Steven Johnson’s Reflection 1-27-22”