What pulls you out of yourself?

“God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.” (I John 4:6b) In this article from the Guardian, John Rusberger, an editor who is an irregular church goer, tells Mark Vernon how he regularly plays the piano. This leads Vernon to ponder music...

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More love, not less.

On June 10th the Quebec parliament passed bill 64 putting in place the Quebec long-gun registry.  How on earth the Federal government got rid of the federal registry in 2012 is beyond my comprehension.   I would of course go much further: I can see no reason at all why any...

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Will there be refreshments?

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you,” writes Anne Lamott.  Here are some opportunities beyond the parish, but nearby, to unplug and/or refocus.   April 16 (Saturday) 9am to 4pm Workshop: Moving from discernment to decisions Exploring issues and tools connected with...

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Hosanna! Entering Into Holy Week…

All around the world, Christians commemorate Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday with pageantry.  In England’s Salisbury Cathedral, a child dressed as Jesus rides a real donkey. At Notre Dame de la Défense in Montreal’s Little Italy, olive branches are held up and blessed. Eastern European churches bless pussy willows. At Christ...

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Holy Week Services

Some services are simple with just a handful of people, some are much larger with many people in the congregation. The biggest services for each day, where there will be the largest congregation and full music are underlined. You are welcome to attend any of the services at the Cathedral....

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Temptations Great and Small

Last Sunday’s sermon on Luke’s gospel by Donald Boisvert reviewed Jesus’ temptation in the desert. The scripture is worth reading and re-reading (en français ici). A contemporary author describes another dimension of temptation… that of the trivial: “There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends...

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It is Lent

It is Lent. We prepare for Christ’s death and resurrection by turning to God in fasting, in prayer, and in acts of generosity. Let us set aside things that distract us from what is good and holy in God’s sight. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Let us...

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