Browsing the 2014 archive of Deacon Frank's Blog

The Gift

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 12/24/14

Many people look forward to Christmas as a day when family and friends gather to share meals, spend time together and exchange gifts with one another as a sign of their love and affection.  The origins of Christmastime gift giving are most often attributed to the magi who traveled ... Read More »

In Thanksgiving . . .

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 11/26/14

 This week we celebrate Thanksgiving.  As Christians, this holiday provides us with a special time to give thanks for all God’s blessings.  The word “thanksgiving” actually means “the act of giving thanks” - a grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God.  I hope and pray you will ... Read More »

One Way to Evangelize – With an Abundance of God’s Love . . .

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 11/13/14

Mother Teresa once said that she evangelized by her “works of love”.  This was the specific way in which God called her to evangelize.  She went on to say that each disciple of Jesus needs to respond to how God is calling them to evangelize.  She recognized that each ... Read More »