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Contemporary Christian Music

Posted by Richard Moore on 3/26/20

Many times in my homilies and presentations I have mentioned how much I enjoy listening to contemporary Christian music. This love is shared by Julie and we just attended the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2020 three weeks ago in the Target Center with 13000 other fans. We really enjoyed ... Read More »


Posted by Richard Moore on 3/19/20

My apologies for not posting a blog post last week. For Julie and myself last week was a perfect storm of too much happening. We had Julie’s sister and her husband in town to seek a medical diagnosis for a continuing health problem that doctors in their hometown of ... Read More »

Our Father

Posted by Richard Moore on 3/03/20

In today’s reading, Jesus teaches us to pray by praying the Our Father. For us Catholics, this is a very familiar prayer that rolls off our tongue easily. Sometimes it can be very automatic and robot-like. During my prayer and reflection this morning on the daily scriptures, I ran ... Read More »

Spiritual Reading Picks for Lent

Posted by Richard Moore on 2/22/20

I find the dark and cold days of winter to be a good time to catch up on my reading and deepen my faith by reading selected spiritual books. This can be a wonderful way to dive deeper into learning about scripture, Jesus and faith. With Lent starting next ... Read More »

Standing in Line is Rosary Time

Posted by Richard Moore on 2/13/20

As I entered the Oakdale post office this week to pick up our held mail I encountered a much longer line than I expected for a weekday afternoon. With only two clerks working it looked like it would be a while. After my initial frustration, I remembered to continue ... Read More »

Jesus in Blue Jeans

Posted by Richard Moore on 1/22/20

For the last month, I have been working my way through a wonderful reflection book, Jesus in Blue Jeans: A Practical Guide to Everyday Spirituality by Laurie Beth Jones. This book had caught my eye many years ago at a discount bookseller and then spent the next 20 years ... Read More »

Why a Blog?

Posted by Richard Moore on 1/13/20

Why am I writing a blog? The short answer is the Holy Spirit. Of course, many people explain away things with a simple “it was the Holy Spirit that caused me to do that”. So you don’t think this was a case of me waking up one morning and ... Read More »

Christmas, a Free Pass

Posted by Richard Moore on 1/06/20

As I start to write this inaugural Deacon’s Blog post it is the Sunday of Epiphany and I am starting to think about how I will tackle taking down our Christmas decorations. This led me to reflect on how we Christians get a “free pass” to express our faith, ... Read More »


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