Fr. Todd Bulletin, July 21 2019

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake,

Last week we had Fr. Ernie join us for our annual Mission appeal.  As you all know Fr. Tomy is also a Missionary Priest serving us.  I’m not sure if you all have gotten to know his story so I interviewed him for this bulletin.

Fr. Tomy is the 5th of six children (three boys and three girls). He has four nephews and nine nieces.  Currently he has three grand nephews.  He grew up on a rubber tree farm in the Southern part of India.  There were 200 trees on the farm and growing up he would collect sap from the trees to make rubber every day.

Fr. Tomy likes to play basketball, going for walks, readings, playing cards (Canasta, Euchre, Cribbage), and watching Cricket and Soccer.  He enjoys traveling and visiting places when he has the opportunity.

When he was 19 years old, he went to seminary in India.  At first, he didn’t want to become a priest.  Rather he went to seminary to complete his 11th and 12th grades and then come back home.  God had a different plan.  He also found out that his Mom was praying an extra Rosary for him every day after he joined the seminary.  That was in addition to the Rosary that they would pray every day as a part of their family prayers.  (This is just like Mary going to Jesus as the wedding of Cana on behalf of that young couple who were about to run out of wine).

In his first year of seminary he had a retreat on which the director spoke of the priesthood, one’s duties as a priest, how and why someone is called. That really inspired him.  From that point on he knew that he wanted to be a priest.  It was an additional bonus that he found the seminary studies went more smoothly than back home.

When he joined the seminary, his older brother was already in the seminary.  It was he who brought him to the seminary.  Fr. Tomy told his mom that while both of them were there only one would become a priest.  Since his brother was very holy and prayerful with a great desire to be a priest, he figured that would be his brother.  Again, God had another plan.  After one year his brother went back home and Fr. Tomy continued on.  (His brother is married now and eventually became a school principal).

After seven years of studies he went to Tanzania to complete his seminary studies.  His first year in Africa he spent a time in a parish getting ministry experience and learning the language, Swahili.  (Fr Tomy speaks three languages- Swahili, English, and Malayalam). After a one year of parish experience he finished with four years of Theology.   He was ordained on August 4th 2001 at his home parish in India.  He belongs to the order of the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales.  They are more commonly known as Francesalians.

After ordination he went back to Tanzania to serve.  During his time in Tanzania he had four different assignments (Two years as an associate priest, two years helping in the seminary, and then two different parishes as Pastor.  His first pastorate was to a large Church that included 25 village chapels that he would drive to off road through the bush.  Over the course of three months he could make his way to all 25 of the villages.  At his first parish he had one associate helping him.  He was in this assignment for 5 ½ years.

At his second pastorate to a smaller parish that had 8 village chapel but he was by himself.  Over the course of one month he would make the rounds to the villages.  He was also in this assignment for 5 ½ years.

After twenty years in Africa he came to us where he helps both of our parishes and Hillsdale.  And we are blessed to have him serving with us so far from his own home!

 

God Bless!

 

Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, July 21 2019

Sacred Heart School is accepting resumes for the position of Gym/Tech/Art Teacher for the 2019-2020 School year.  This position will be approximately 16 hours per week.  Applicants should be energetic, dedicated, outstanding, and certified in the State of Michigan.  Applicants must support Catholic Education and carry out the Mission of Sacred Heart School.  Teaching experience in Elementary Education is strongly preferred.  We are looking for an exceptional individual who seeks teaching as a vocation, not just a job.

If you are interested, please contact Anne Atkin at 517-403-2824 or email your resume to aatkin@sacredhearthudson.org.

 

Deacon’s Corner, July 21, 2019

St. Paul tells the Early Christians in the seaport city of Corinth, “No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide you a way out, so that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).”   Since Adam and Eve, we have had trials and challenges in life.  Can’t God, the all-powerful Creator of the Universe, just make them never happen in the first place?  After all, Paul just said He will provide us a way out.

God’s purpose for our daily trials is to help us understand we cannot grow spiritually if we stay within our “safe zone”.  He uses our challenges, misfortunes, struggles, persecutions, and our sufferings to provide conditions that are right for us to grow into spiritual maturity.  Not by hardening our hearts.  But, opening our hearts to God so we learn our desires are only fulfilled when we totally surrender ourselves to Him.  Not finding happiness in a culture of self-satisfaction and lustfor more, but living a virtuous life as a disciple of Jesus.

St Paul provides us with the recipe for living a virtuous life so we can persevere in our trials.  Paul says we are to pursue rightness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness in everything we do.  He tells us to “compete well for the faith” and keep the commandments without stain, criticism, or blame (1 Timothy 6:11-14).  Doing so helps us avoid the trap of letting our trials become our downfall, and allows us to find “a way out” when we lose hope in the situation we are in.  By living a life of virtue and competing well for the faith, our struggles equip us to grow spiritually and become Jesus to others in a world that desperately needs Him.  When we can do that, our trials achieve God’s purposes for our good and the good of His Creation.

May we pray this week to seek the true strength that lies in self-surrendering love to find the way out of our trials. May we become true disciples of Jesus in every trial and a true source of strength to one another.

Deacon John

 

Parish News

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful gifts to the Crosier Missions .  Due to your generosity, we raised $2,466.00 for their Mission.  God Bless you all.

 

 

Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684.

Altar Linen Schedule:  I will be updating the Altar Linen Schedule  in  September 2019. If you would like to volunteer  or be removed from the schedule, please let me know by August 24th.  We do not do the Altar linens just the linens Father uses during the Mass.  Thanks to everyone who volunteers.  You All are Greatly Appreciated . God Bless.  JANICE WILSON – 517-306-0684

We are also still collecting new towel sets (bath towel, hand towel & washcloth) for the Neighbors for Hope Women & Children Shelter in Tecumseh.  Anyone who would like to donate a set, please place in a plastic bag and put in the box in the church hall.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or pledge to DSA.  Now that we have reached our goal, one-half of all additional contributions received will be returned to our local parish for our use. If you have not yet made a pledge, please consider supporting our appeal with a gift that will benefit the work of Christ in our parish and through the wider church.  You may submit your gift online at www.dioceseoflansing.org/dsa or with a DSA pledge envelope to the parish office.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

To the many avid fishermen in the area!  We would appreciate any fish you can donate.  Please bring them to the church during regular office hours Tues-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm or call Nancy Nichols at 517-403-2078 for after hours.  Please have the fish fileted and labeled as to kind and quantity.  We will freeze them so that we have a good amount for the August 30th fish fry. Thank you for helping St. Mary on the Lake.

 

 

Experience Catholic Tradition through the Inspired Word of God.

 How will God speak to you through the Scriptures?

Start your journey through the Bible with the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM)’s new class on Tuesdays 7-9 pm at Holy Family Parish in Adrian, starting Sep 17th.

CBSM brings the Scriptures to life with in-depth study of the entire Bible led by seminary professors, so that our faith as Catholics is vibrant and more deeply rooted in Christ. Through donations, CBSM is accessible to all with 100% of requests for financial aid granted.

Learn more by attending an Information Night at Holy Family Parish (St. Mary Campus, 305 Division St. Adrian, MI 49221) on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm.  For more information contact:  info@cbsmich.org 586-438-3085 or visit www.cbsmich.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER 26-27

Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. Go to Live Free! Unbound Ministry on the web www.livefreeub.net

or search Live Free, Lansing on Eventbrite www.livefreelansing_eventbrite.com

for information, registration and e-announcements.

 

SAVE THE DATE: LIVE FREE! is coming to St. Anthony of Padua in Hillsdale next year: FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020. Details available after Labor Day.

 

 

Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2019.  Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor.  If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director, visit our website for more information  www.heartofchristspiritualdirection.com or contact Jeannette Barbacane jbarbacane@gmail.com or Tesa Fleming tesafleming@gmail.com

 

SAVE THE DATE

**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to CaptainofCaptainsCWC@gmail.com OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.

 

Year of Prayer: Forming Missionary Disciples UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES “…to help us grow as an intentional community…

 

JULY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday EVENINGS 6-9 pm)

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL of MINISTRY SUMMER INTENSIVE

St. Patrick’s, Brighton.  Presenters include Fr. Mathias Thelen (Pastor St. Patrick’s) and Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  The course will provide a survey of the content offered in the Encounter School of Ministry. Topics covered: Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Inner Healing.  For more information or to register go to

encounterministries.us/summer-intensive

 

 

 

“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528 for details.

 

 

MADE FOR MORE

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

7-9:30pm

St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at corproject.com/brighton

 

Catholic Biblical School of Michigan

I want to continue the theme of concrete ways to grow in your faith.  This weekend I want to mention the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan.  This is a four-year study taking you through the whole Bible.

What is the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan ? 

CBSM (Catholic Biblical School of Michigan) is a lay apostolate incorporated as an independent non-profit organization [501 (c) 3 status] listed in the Official Catholic Directory,with a Board of Directors approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit.

CBSM exists to invite Catholics to encounter Jesus in and through the inspired Word of God and grow as missionary disciples, fueled by daily connection to God in His Word.

What’s a lay apostolate?

The Church speaks of the lay apostolate in two ways: one is the apostolate common to all of the baptized laity, “spreading the kingdom of Christ throughout the earth for the glory of God the Father, to enable all men and women to share in His saving redemption” (Pope St. Paul VI, Apostolicam Actuositatem, 1965). We do this seemingly spontaneously, led by the Holy Spirit as individuals to bring the Good News to the world and strengthen the faith of fellow believers. The other form of a lay apostolate is a specific organization of (mostly) laypeople ministering in a specific way in a cooperative relationship with ordained Church leaders. CBSM is exactly this, an organization entrusted with a ministry of teaching and proclaiming the Word of God, so that all of us as baptized believers might be strengthened and become more confident, bold, and loving in spreading the kingdom of God.

CBSM operates with ecclesiastical approval from the Archbishop of Detroit and the Bishops of Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Our Board of Directors includes clergy and lay leaders. Like many lay apostolates, we operate without financial support from Arch/dioceses, giving us a spirituality of seeking to bless the Church through the ministry of teaching, prayer, and proclamation of the Word we offer.

Ask the Lord if this is the way He is calling you to grow, to take the next step.

Scott Wright will be at our Parish on July 13-14 to discuss with you the opportunities of Catholic Biblical School.  Please be sure to stop by and speak with him!  Click on the link below for the CBSM Brochure.

CBSM Brochure2019-2020

Misson Homily, July 14 2019

Crosiers share in the conventual form of religious life, similar to the Dominicans. Living together for God alone, we are vowed men who seek to combine contemplative routines with a shared apostolic life. The Crosier charism centers on our commitment to live and work in community, to celebrate the prayer of the Church (both through Eucharist and the liturgy of the hours), and to serve the people of God in light of the Cross of Christ as a sign of hope and glory.

 

Community

Following the Rule of St. Augustine, our Crosier life is based on community, promoting the common good while respecting each confrere.

Prayer

As Crosiers, we find prayer to be an essential source of our life and ministry.

We gather five times a day to pray as a community, living out our Crosier charism to foster the liturgy of the Church: both Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Service

Our lives are spent in service. We follow Jesus by serving men and women through various ministries, and in our most immediate apostolate—our common life—we are called to assist our confreres in charity and unity, by our prayer and our daily activities. Apostolic service is integral to our Crosier life.

Spirituality of the Cross

An essential element of our charism is expressed in our name, the Order of the Holy Cross. Our spirituality of the cross is rooted in the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus (the Paschal Mystery). We recognize that there is much suffering and pain in the world, but we also believe the resurrection of Jesus guarantees that in our suffering and pain there is hope and healing. Because of this, we emphasize the glorious, or triumphant, cross.

 

To learn more about the Crosier’s please visit www.crosier.org.

 

Fr. Todd Bulletin, July 14 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Family,

It was a blessing to have my brother Fr. Gary last Tuesday for the morning of reflection.  We don’t get to do many events like that together so it was a rare treat for me.  Some people asked if we could have an event like that in the evening so those who work could come- we will take that into consideration for the future.  I would like to say thank you to all who came out and supported the Sacred Heart Golf Outing on Saturday.

On Saturday July 20th we will be hosting a youth game night with our two seminarians.  It will be held in the Sacred Heart Parish Hall from 6-8 pm.  7th graders and up are welcome.  Please bring your favorite game and a snack.

This coming week we will be listening to the first talk from last year’s Made for Happiness Assembly.  The first talk was given by Fr. Mike Schmitz and is on happiness and Christian Joy.  Some highlights from his presentation:

  • Happiness is to find out God’s plans for one’s life and then pursue it.
  • Happiness rooted in virtue will be resilient.
  • Happiness rooted in God’s grace becomes joy.
  • True joy can’t be taken away from you

If you were not able to go to the Assembly last fall, I would encourage you to come either 6pm at Sacred Heart in the Parish hall on Wednesday, July 17th or 10am at St. Mary the Lake on July 18th.  If you did go the Assembly, this can be a good refresher and will lead to good discussion.

Fr. Mike Schmitz has a great podcast on a whole variety of questions and topics.  Each one is about 8-10 minutes and offers good insights.  Here is a link at which you can find more information : https://media.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/frmikepodcast/.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Todd

 

This past Tuesday the Diocese released a statement regarding Fr. William Auth.  I quote part of it here:

“The concerns were regarding the finances and activities of both Reverend Auth and Maya Indian Missions.  Although Reverend Auth has not had an assignment with the diocese for nearly 30 years, from time to time, he has lived within the diocese and has solicited on behalf of Maya Indian Missions within the diocese.

Based on the concerns raised, Bishop Boyea has prohibited Reverend Auth from fundraising within the Diocese on behalf of Maya Indian Missions and has withdrawn Reverend Auth’s faculties to serve as a priest within the diocese. Additionally, the diocese has forwarded the concerns regarding Maya Indian Missions and Reverend Auth to the Michigan Department of Attorney General for further investigation.”

You can see the statement in its entirety on the Diocesan website at this link: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/news/statement-regarding-reverend-william-auth-and-maya-indian-missions.

In years past Fr. Auth has visited both Sacred Heart and St. Mary on the Lake and fundraised for Maya Indian Missions.  He was last at Sacred Heart in 2012 and at St. Mary on the Lake in 2016.

 

Parish News & Events

Please welcome Fr. Ernie Martello from the Crosier Missions . We will be taking up a second collection for their mission.  Envelopes are in the pews.   Please give him a warm Sacred Heart welcome.

 

 

 

Altar Rosary Society – We will be accepting good clean items for our Rummage Sale, which will be held August 1-3.  You can bring your items and place them in the Church basement July 27-July 31.  If you have any questions call Jan Wilson 517-306-0684.

Altar Linen Schedule:  I will be updating the Altar Linen Schedule  in  September 2019. If you would like to volunteer  or be removed from the schedule, please let me know by August 24th.  We do not do the Altar linens just the linens Father uses during the Mass.  Thanks to everyone who volunteers.  You All are Greatly Appreciated . God Bless.  JANICE WILSON – 517-306-0684

We are also still collecting new towel sets (bath towel, hand towel & washcloth) for the Neighbors for Hope Women & Children Shelter in Tecumseh.  Anyone who would like to donate a set, please place in a plastic bag and put in the box in the church hall.

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 13th Annual St. Mary on the Lake Fish Fry

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00-7:00 pm

To the many avid fishermen in the area!  We would appreciate any fish you can donate.  Please bring them to the church during regular office hours Tues-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm or call Nancy Nichols at 517-403-2078 for after hours.  Please have the fish fileted and labeled as to kind and quantity.  We will freeze them so that we have a good amount for the August 30th fish fry. Thank you for helping St. Mary on the Lake.

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 26-27

Live Free! Unbound Ministry

Does your Faith = Freedom? Jesus came to set you free from everything that holds you back from living the life God always intended for you.  Attend the Live Free! Conference on OCTOBER 26/27, 2019 at St. Mary’s in Williamston, MI (near Lansing) and let the Lord speak to your heart about the chains, small or large, that hinder and hurt you. Go to Live Free! Unbound Ministry on the web www.livefreeub.net

or search Live Free, Lansing on Eventbrite www.livefreelansing_eventbrite.com

for information, registration and e-announcements.

 

SAVE THE DATE: LIVE FREE! is coming to St. Anthony of Padua in Hillsdale next year: FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020. Details available after Labor Day.

 

 

Heart of Christ Spiritual Direction Training Program is now accepting applications for a new class beginning in September of 2019.  Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor.  If you are interested in becoming a spiritual director, visit our website for more information  www.heartofchristspiritualdirection.com or contact Jeannette Barbacane jbarbacane@gmail.com or

Tesa Fleming tesafleming@gmail.com

 

SAVE THE DATE

**October 12**

HOPE RESTORES – Catholic Women’s Conference

 Deanna McCrate, Regional Core Captain for the Diocese of Lansing, is in need of someone to serve as Sacred Heart Parish Captain.  It’s a very simple, but very rewarding undertaking. The task simply requires promoting the Catholic women’s conference with in our parish.  You will receive a packet with posters and Parish Captains information to pass along to the ladies of our parish.  She is more than willing to meet with you or speak with you over the phone if you have questions.

The main goal is to make sure every that all women/ or young ladies in our diocese is made aware of the opportunity to attend the catholic women’s conference (CWC).

The CWC invites women throughout Michigan to refuel, reconnect, rejoice and restore their hope in the Lords grace to make them strong firm and steadfast. This year’s conference is called Hope Restores.  Women, especially in this time and age, trying to raise good and holy families need to open their hearts to our healing Lord so that he can Strengthen their reserve to in times of despair in their personal lives and in these sad times within mother church.

If you are interested, you may contact Deanna directly at 810-287-7272 or email to CaptainofCaptainsCWC@gmail.com OR you can call the parish office and we will relay the info to Deanna.

 

Year of Prayer: Forming Missionary Disciples UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES “…to help us grow as an intentional community…

 

JULY 22-25 (Monday-Thursday EVENINGS 6-9 pm)

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL of MINISTRY SUMMER INTENSIVE

St. Patrick’s, Brighton.  Presenters include Fr. Mathias Thelen (Pastor St. Patrick’s) and Dr. Mary Healy (Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  The course will provide a survey of the content offered in the Encounter School of Ministry. Topics covered: Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Inner Healing.  For more information or to register go to

encounterministries.us/summer-intensive

 

 

 

“Help me to deepen my commitment…

SAVE the DATES:  beginning SEPTEMBER 12 through October 17 THURSDAY EVENING (6:30-8:30 pm) Unbound Study Group at St. Anthony’s, Hillsdale.  Learn more about the Unbound Ministry Model. The study will feature real live speakers from Live Free Unbound Ministry (Michigan). Contact Nancy DeBacker at nancy4unbound@gmail.com or 517-262-4528 for details.

 

 

MADE FOR MORE

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

7-9:30pm

St. Patrick’s Brighton

Christopher West (well-known Catholic speaker on Theology of the Body) and Mike Mangione. More information at corproject.com/brighton

 

Deacon’s Corner, July 14 2019

Ever have a day when nothing seems to go right?  It starts out with something small, like maybe forgetting where you put the car keys (don’t ask me how I know that).  Then, the domino effect takes over and circumstances seem so bleak that nothing even remotely positive will come out of the day.  And, the hope of tomorrow becomes the only escape from today’s overwhelmingly difficult situations.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  Why are we so easily defeated?  Maybe it’s not because we are too pessimistic, but rather because we try to be too optimistic.  If you are like me, I can put enormous pressure on myself to handle whatever life throws at me with composure and fortitude, rather than facing the reality that in a fallen world, nothing will ever be perfect.

We can treat our spiritual health the same way.  When we don’t set aside quiet time the morning for prayer, we immediately treat it as if it were a “cheat day” on a diet:  assuming the damage is already done and we’ll just have to get it right tomorrow.  When that happens, I think God looks at us as says “HELLO!  Today is still here!”  After all, He’s given us many examples in the Bible of His power to transform miserable days into joyous ones.  Scripture records Jesus performing dozens of miracles.  Some of the most notable were raising people from the dead, on what had to be their family’s worst day of their life.   John tells us Jesus did many other incredible things as well, too numerous to cover in his Gospel (John 21:25).  So, we can only imagine what He did to make things work out for his followers.   And He will do the same for us.  Every single day, the Holy Spirit will comfort and encourage us to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles we face.  But, only if we believe.

Unlike our human instincts, God doesn’t want us to rush through our bad days.  He wants us to use them as an opportunity to lean on Him, so we can learn that He and He alone is what we need for fulfillment.  Every bad day we have is actually a chance for us to grow more intimate with Him.  And as our trust in God develops, we are then able to help others to find comfort in Him as well.  So, the next time you’re having a bad day, don’t wish it away.  Pause and ask God to for help.  Because, it’s never too late for God to bring goodness out of a situation you are in.

As we go through the week, may we pray to our God of compassion to comfort us, so we can comfort others in trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from Him.

Deacon John

Adapted from a July 7, 2019 Fox News commentary.