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Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 14:21-27Psalm 145:8-13Revelation 21:1-5John 13:31-35 By God’s goodness and compassion, the doors of His kingdom have been opened to all who have faith, Jew or Gentile. That’s the good news Paul and Barnabas proclaim in today’s...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 12, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Easter Readings:Acts 13:14, 43–52Psalm 100:1–3, 5Revelation 7:9, 14–17John 10:27–30  Israel’s mission—to be God’s instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6)—is fulfilled in the Church. By the “Word of God” that Paul and...

Getting to Know Deacon Chris Yakkel

Getting to Know Deacon Chris Yakkel

Chris Yakkel says that there have been signs throughout his life that the priesthood might be his future. As a young altar server watching the priest during Easter mass, he remembers thinking, “I could do that.” Then when Chris went to World Youth Day in Sydney,...

Getting to Know Deacon Kyle Tennant

Kyle Tennant is a native of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, near Portsmouth, and a member of St. Monica Church in New Boston. “I grew up involved in the church and was an altar boy starting at age 7 or 8. My family would have the local priests over for dinner and I always...

Getting to Know Deacon Brian Beal

Brian Beal grew up in Hermitage, PA and says he has admired priests since childhood. He attended Ohio Dominican, and has undergraduate and master’s degrees in theology. Brian ran two non-profits in Pennsylvania; Pro-life of Mercer County and Missionaries of Purity. “I...

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