When I think about being a Permanent Deacon, a job comes to mind. A Waiter! He is preparing the Lord's Table, working hard to make sure everything is just right. His mission is to take care of the guests by helping them go through the menu and make just the right choices. How can I help you today!!
Yes, this is my First Christmas.....as a Deacon of course. Fr. Andrew reminded me and the entire congregation of that, along with the story ...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Angels, Wings, and the Visitation
This'll be the first time I post from my iPad, so it'll probably be a very short one. The title for the blog today may sound like it's the title from a Dan Brown novel. This weekend we got a visit from Bishop Peter at our formation weekend. So Bishop Peter is the visitation part of this title. He mentioned how deacons are very similar to angels and that the stole is the wings of the angel. He told us how angels are called to proclaim, to direct, and to lead people to God. The wings we're clearly seen when the deacon was walking by each of us, and while walking by the stole moved like flapping wings. The bishop held us captive with his words, it was very silent, each one of us intently listening to him speak. This unforgettable experience was the first time the bishop or any bishop for that matter attended a formation weekend, it was an experience that I believe not of us will ever forget.