February 17, 2020
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Deacon Donald Cox

REVEREND MR. DONALD COX is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Detroit. On June 9, 1979, Deacon Don was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence John Cardinal Dearden, an important American Father of the Second Vatican Council. He is currently assigned to St. Cornelius parish in Dryden, Michigan. Married and the father of three children and grandfather to four children, Deacon Don was born and raised in Detroit, and educated at St. Brigid Elementary School, Mackenzie High School, and Lawrence Technological University. His theological training was taken at Detroit's Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

May Peace Be Yours

Once there were two monks, one old and one young, who were traveling on a pilgrimage. While on their journey, they came to a river. There they saw a beautiful woman who was just standing by the side of the river. She was dressed in a beautiful gown...

May Wisdom Be Ours

Our first reading for this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time says, “God did not make death — He fashioned all things that they might have being.” (Wisdom 1:13-14) Life is a free gift given to us by our Creator God; a gift to be enjoyed...

To Live is To Learn

There are several lessons that can be taken from our readings for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, but the one that stands out in my mind is the one that demonstrates a failure in life that we all experience at times, our failure to accept the...

Listening to That Unseen Voice

My friend has a dog named Diamond. Whenever I talk to my friend on the phone, my friend will frequently put the phone on speaker. When my friend does put the phone on speaker, I like to call the dog’s name and say, “Hi Diamond. Would you like a...

Remain in Me

In the Gospel of John, Jesus said, “Remain in Me, as I remain in you.” (John 15:4) And He also said, “Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit.” (John 15:5) Exactly how are we to remain in Jesus, and how is He to remain in us? If you...

Trusting God

Thomas Coleman Younger, or Cole Younger, was born on January 15, 1844, the seventh child in a family of 14 children. Cole was seventeen years old when the American Civil War started in 1861. In spite of the fact that Cole’s father supported the...

Discerning and Acting Upon God’s Will

I went to a store to purchase a few small items. When I went to check out, the total came to ten-dollars and eighteen-cents. I gave the cashier twenty-one dollars. The cashier took the money, but looking a little confused, started to fumble through...

Have We Given Our Best?

Our Gospel (Mt 3:48) for the Second Sunday of Lent finds Jesus encouraging us: “Be perfect, just as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” He said this after explaining how we are to love our fellow man. Perfectly, just as our Heavenly Father does. If we...