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2022 archive of Deacon's Blog

2022 archive of Deacon's Blog

Just Faith

Posted by Richard Moore on 12/29/22

As we see another year coming to a close, it is natural to retrospect back over the year and see where one has gone, done, and experienced. Here at St Pascal's, 2022 was a good year as a parish, with a continued return to more normal worship, ministry, social ... Read More »

Two Resurrections

Posted by Richard Moore on 11/17/22

Every so often I will run across a theological concept that really strikes me as a profound truth that resonates with me. Last Monday’s Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours had a second reading from the treatise of St Fulgentius of Ruspe on the forgiveness of ... Read More »

RCIA 2022-2023

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/20/22

As I mentioned in my homily last weekend, RCIA is starting this week here are St Pascals. It was 28 years ago that I started my way into the Catholic Church through the RCIA process at Transfiguration Church. Thus RCIA has a special place in my heart and was ... Read More »

Eucharistic Ministers

Posted by Richard Moore on 10/12/22

I remember about 3 years after I became a fully initiated Catholic, Julie came home one night and said that she had signed us up to be Eucharistic Ministers. This definitely left me feeling uneasy and fearful of handling the Eucharist in serving the Body and especially the Blood ... Read More »

The Confiteor

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/31/22

Last weekend at Mass, as we do once a month, we used The Confiteor for the Penitential Rite at the beginning of Mass. "I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters…"

It might surprise you to learn that The Confiteor is my favorite form of ... Read More »

Francis In Canada

Posted by Richard Moore on 8/04/22

Last week, it was very emotional to watch the news coverage of Pope Francis, in a wheelchair, going to Canada and acknowledge and apologize for the Church’s wrongful role in the abuse and treatment of Indigenous children sent to Residential Schools across Canada. To hear the history and personal ... Read More »

Inclusive Language, The Magnificat

Posted by Richard Moore on 6/29/22

At the end of May, we celebrated the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary where we read Luke’s account of Mary’s visitation to her cousin Elizabeth to help her at the end of her pregnancy with John the Baptist. As part of that scripture reading, we ... Read More »

Fr. J. Michael Byron

Posted by Richard Moore on 6/02/22

Friday morning May 20 in Lewiston Idaho, I was devastated and deeply saddened when I read an email to the clergy of our archdiocese informing us that Fr. Michael Byron had died early that morning. 

When Fr Mike was assigned to St Pascal's 9 years ago, I reached out ... Read More »

Iftar and Koran

Posted by Richard Moore on 5/18/22

The week after Easter, I was able to attend an Iftar at the Afton Islamic Center. During Ramadan, Twin Cities Islamic communities invite the public to join them for Iftar as a way of educating and allowing people to get an inside view of their community.

Iftar is a ... Read More »


Posted by Richard Moore on 4/28/22

As I write this blog, it is almost two weeks since we started our Triduum celebration with Holy Thursday. For some reason, the celebration of Triduum and Easter Sunday has left me with a wonderful afterglow of being filled by the Holy Spirit. Most likely it can be attributed ... Read More »


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