Deacon Michael

June 8, 2019

For Pentecost: Living our Baptism (in Lumen Gentium)

Some solid and challenging reflection on living our sacramental initiation into the Church in Baptism & Confirmation, all from Lumen Gentium (“Light of the Nations”), the […]
March 10, 2019

Reflection: March 2019

Originally written for and delivered as a reflection at Holy Hour at our March 2019 diaconate formation weekend – March 8, 2019: A reading from the […]
January 1, 2019

2018 After-Action Review

Happy new year! It’s time to kick off 2019 with an after-action review of 2018 and setting up some public accountability for my 2019 goals.  I’m […]
October 18, 2018

A dream, a perspective

I had a wonderful, vivid dream last night. I was in the middle of the most beautiful, never-ending liturgy, with people of every race and time […]
August 18, 2018

Christ’s Body: Change From the Outside

I woke this morning to the sounds of the crickets finishing their evening chorus to the rising sun, and I laid in bed for a few […]
August 10, 2018

The Homeless Man & The Body of Christ

The other morning, I took our dog on our usual walk down the street and around the park. While in the park, we came across an […]
March 2, 2018

We do not pray in vain

I found great beauty and comfort in this quote this morning: “Take note of this, for it is a certain truth: we do not pray in […]
December 15, 2017

Personal Reflection on Chapter 1 of ‘Ministries: A Relational Approach’

I found Edward Hahnenberg’s analysis of the contrast and balance between clergy and laity in Chapter 1 of his Ministries: A Relational Approach to be fascinating […]
December 15, 2017

Getting the Rite Right: The Intent and Results of the Vatican II Liturgical Reforms

Of the four Constitutions resulting from the Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, was the first discussed and approved, and it […]