Celebrating the Gift of God’s Love

2021 archive of Deacon's Blog

2021 archive of Deacon's Blog


Posted by Richard Moore on 12/29/21

As I start to write this blog looking back at 2021 here at St Pascal’s it is hard to believe another year is disappearing in the rearview mirror. It has been another strange year, one filled with much hope and continued caution.

Things here at St Pascal’s returned to ... Read More »

Darkness into Light

Posted by Richard Moore on 12/22/21

As I start to write this blog, we are at the winter solstice. Our journey into the darkness here in the northern hemisphere has ended and we will be journeying back into more light every day for the next 6 months. For those of us in the northern hemisphere ... Read More »

Deacons and Dalmatics

Posted by Richard Moore on 12/08/21

I thought I would follow up my post from a few weeks ago concerning Deacon and collars to write about the liturgical wear of Deacons, especially Dalmatics. The signs of the office of Deacon are a stole that is worn across the body and a dalmatic. Many of you ... Read More »


Posted by Richard Moore on 11/24/21

As we gather tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving, I just wanted to share a couple of reflections I encountered concerning thanksgiving or gratefulness recently. The first is from the reflection book “Jesus Calling”. As you sit quietly in my presence, let Me fill your heart and mind with thankfulness. This ... Read More »

Selecting a New Auxiliary Bishop

Posted by Richard Moore on 11/17/21

With the recent news of Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens being selected as the Bishop of the Crookston MN Diocese, one would start to wonder about a replacement. So it was with great interest that I read Archbishop Hebda’s article concerning this in the Catholic Spirit:


It was the ... Read More »

Congratulations and Thanks to Fr John

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/21/21

Congratulations to Fr John as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. We are blessed at St Pascal’s that Fr John was open to following the promptings of the Holy Spirit many years ago when he entered the seminary to discern a vocation to the ... Read More »

Deacons and Collars

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/14/21

About 8 years ago, Julie went to visit her mother in Idaho over a long weekend. Shortly after she booked her trip I received an email from the Diaconate office inviting all ordained Deacons to join the formation classes on retreat at the Franciscan Retreat House in Prior Lake. ... Read More »

Embracing Silence

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/07/21

Julie and I love to bicycle and I notice that many people we pass that are walking, running, and bicycling have headphones or earbuds on listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, and even watching videos. The fact that they cannot hear us warning them that we are approaching and passing ... Read More »

Bishop John Spong

Posted by Richard Moore on 9/16/21

I learned about the recent passing of Episcopal Bishop John Spong in a daily reflection by Matthew Fox. Bishop Spong was a progressive person that based his beliefs and passion on very solid scripture exegesis (study) and open thinking. He championed the inclusion of women and LGBTQ people in ... Read More »

Good to be Back and Some Prayer Resources

Posted by Richard Moore on 9/08/21

Last Sunday as we settled into our pew for some prayer before Mass, I was aware of how comfortable I felt and how good it was to be back at St Pascal's. Since the middle of July, I have made three trips out west to visit family, friends, attend ... Read More »


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