Fear not

In this time of pandemic where Lent has become a daily reality that is a bit heavy, I was very much looking forward to entering into the liturgy of the Easter season. Having said that, given the present context, this liturgical time is imposing itself in a different way than...

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Holy Saturday

Joseph took the body of Jesus, wrapped it in a clean linen sheet, and laid it in his own unused tomb.      A few years ago, I found my life in ruins. I had lost more than I thought I could lose, both professionally and personally. I was cut...

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At the foot of the cross

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect...

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Holy Week and Easter Services

EASTER VIGIL – SATURDAY 11 APRIL / VEILLEE PASCALE – SAMEDI 11 AVRIL 7.30 pm /19:30:  The Easter Vigil / Veillée Pascale – https://zoom.us/j/245734786 Tel : (438) 809 7799 Meeting: 245 734 786 Bulletin: 11 April 7:30 pm The Easter Vigil EASTER DAY – SUNDAY 12 APRIL / PÂQUES – DIMANCHE 12 AVRIL...

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What do you miss the most?

What do you miss the most? In this time of lockdown, being of a certain age, my children have asked, no, demanded that I not go out at all, except to walk the dog. No shopping, no meeting family or friends, no “church”. It came as a surprise to me...

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Tenebrae in 2020

Tenebrae in 2020 The Lord has laid waste without pity All the habitations of Jacob O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant, He has brought low in dishonor The kingdom and its leaders Distinguished civil servants, chairmen of...

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Hope

‘Alas’ (ekhah). This is the Hebrew title for the Book of Lamentations of which we read a portion of chapter one today. In the first chapter Jerusalem/Zion is personified and mourns the loss of all that is familiar and comfortable. The Babylonian empire had destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, taking...

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The Shadow of Your Wings

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgements are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! All people may take refuge in...

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Seeds of hope

A few weeks ago, thick snow still blanketed the forest floor where I and my partner regularly go walking north of Joliette.  A generous sprinkling of pinecone seeds lay on the snow, a promise of spring and of new growth to come.  Curious, I gathered some and planted them in...

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Light in the Darkness

For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. -2 Corinthians 4:6 Whenever I hear Biblical or liturgical language about light shining...

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