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DeaconCast #11

August 21, 2011

Understanding the Mass Part 4

This episode features a fun new intro. We also discuss the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist in this fourth installment of the Understanding the Mass Series

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Episode 10

August 21, 2011
August 19, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

“The Theology is Right in the Rite”Baptism Pt. 1

The premise of this series is that one can discern an entire theology from the Sacramental Rites themselves. Moving step-by-step through the rites we will extract our Catholic understanding. Though easily accessible to anyone, this series is produced with the Deacon and those in Diaconal formation in mind. With that in mind, the series will only cover those Sacraments and Rites that the Deacon may confer ...

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August 16, 2011
August 14, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

DeaconCast Episode #9 “Understanding the Mass, Part 3 - The Gospel”

In this 9th episode, we continue our Understanding the Mass series by exploring the Liturgy of the Word. We pick up where we left off in part 2 with the Gospel, homily and the Prayers of the Faithful.

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Prince of Peace

August 5, 2011
Prince of Peace Parish in Kearney NE now has a place to call their own. After 25 years of being in a warehouse and high school gyms, Prince of Peace parish will be dedicated on Friday, Aug 5, 2011. Tonight I was able to spend a few hours there with the priests, religious, the bishop and parish benefactors, as well as three of our seminarians. I have to tell you, this worship space truly gives glory to God and will lift the hearts and minds of the congregation to the realms of Heaven.
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Catholic TV and the New Roman Missal

August 4, 2011
It seems that most everyone is making a goood effort to educate Catholics on the changes to come. Now that we have a completed, printed missal, the efforts are taking on a more fervent and multi-media form of "getting the word out"

Below is a video put out by Catholic TV as an example of what is out there.

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Episode #5 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

July 31, 2011
Having some design and coding issues. Previous posts are all lost. The good news is that there were only four previous posts.

OK, I'll admit it. The readings this week were tough. There was just too much good news to choose from! I preached on the second reading, which is out of the norm for me. If you want to see the text, it can be found here.

I'll also admit that I can't remember the last time I had so much fun writing a homily. Of course, I started it last night when I was functioning...
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Deacon Bill O'Donnell Married for 33 years, father of two, grandfather of five. Ordained to the diaconate in 2001in the Archdiocese of Omaha and I am currently serving the people of God in the Diocese of Grand Island.
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