Browsing the 2015 archive of Deacon Frank's Blog

Pope Francis' Examination of Conscience Helps

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 3/03/15

Please copy this address into your browser and enjoy a good article with several examination of conscience points from Pope Francis.


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3 Minutes: Penance and Reconciliation

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 3/03/15

I thought I would share this video on the Sacrament of Penance. 

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May you know God's healing love, now and always.

Deacon Frank


"Undoing" the Knots

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 2/27/15

We had our first afternoon of our Lenten Retreat last Sunday, February 22, 2015.  Many of the people who attended mentioned that it was a beautiful and prayerful time.   At our weekend masses, we also distributed pamphlets explaining the devotion, along with an associated prayer.  You will find more ... Read More »

Ashes, Snow and the Cross

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 2/21/15

February 18, 2015, we began the season of Lent by being signed with ashes after hearing Matthew's Gospel with Jesus' instruction on how to pray, fast and give alms.  Our Gospel reading for the next day on Thursday after Ash Wednesday is taken from Luke's Gospel, in which we ... Read More »

An opportunity to save lives . . .

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 1/07/15

January 22, 2015 is the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” in the United States.”  On this day, we each are called to “prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and penance for violations to the dignity of ... Read More »

A Faded Picture . . .

Posted by Deacon Frank Pettrone on 1/02/15

We recently hung a faded picture on a dining room wall in our home.  After working at Kodak for years, and being a critical evaluator of image quality, I had to chuckle when I so readily wanted to display this particular faded picture in our home.  It has a ... Read More »