The Deacon Diaries
As many people will be aware, under normal circumstances, I will try and give a couple of short reflections a week at the weekday Masses, often a reflection at our school Mass and when it’s my go, preach at Sunday Masses.
As I, like so many others, can’t physically get to the church, I have been asked to continue to share these reflections, here on the parish website, where they will be published twice a week.
Deacon Ian Black
Prayer. It amused me to see a report on the television last week, that much to the annoyance of many secularists in the media, one of the most asked questions ...Read More
Identity. Over the past few weeks we have been taking part, with a number of other friends, in an informal weekly quiz night. All run of course virtually, in the ...Read More
Angry! Even with the lockdown, there still seems to be a need for meetings. The various chaplaincy roles that I have are no exception, but know like so many others ...Read More
Plans. Last week I heard a radio presenter jokingly asking if he could get a refund on his 2020 calendar, because he hadn’t been able to use it? We have ...Read More
Criticism. Shortly before everything came to a halt, I was in our secondary school, St Simon Stock, for one of my usual chaplaincy sessions that I have each week when ...Read More
Shared Journey. It might be fair to use the expression, “I don’t get out much!” at the moment, and that would be reasonable to say under the present circumstances, except ...Read More
Parish Community. I have noticed that one of the results of everything that is happening at the moment is how the media latch onto certain words and phrases. Big for ...Read More
Seeing what’s around me. One of the consequences of the current lockdown and other measures associated with the pandemic has been that many things have slowed down. Whilst many things ...Read More
Faith and fun. “Faith isn’t a joking matter!” I can remember being told by a rather stern faced old gentleman, when I once threw a funny line into one of ...Read More
Inspiration! We can not help but have noticed the numerous stories of inspiration that are currently filling the TV screens, radio reports, newspapers and social media. From the millions of ...Read More