God in Our Flesh

In the name of the one, holy and undivided trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.          He was born in a small backward province of a mighty empire, a refugee in his own land.  His family was forced to be on the move because government bureaucrats decreed it.  He came not from wealth and status, […]

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When joy is not what you feel

December 11, 2016 Advent 3 On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, we are called to rejoice. The celebrant’s chasuble has a hint of pink to brighten up the blue of Advent. Rejoice! Yet today’s gospel has a man in jail, John the Baptist, awaiting an unknown future. Not exactly something that would normally lead a […]

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That Irritating John the Baptist

Come, Lord Jesus, come.  In the name of the holy and undivided Trinity, one God now and forever.  Amen. I don’t know about you, but people who are always putting a negative spin on things really get me down.  They are the doomsayers, the party poopers.  They are the ones who will always see the […]

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Faith is a ‘Who’ Word – Say Yes!

When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with them all and prayed. There was much weeping among them all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, grieving especially because of what he had said, that they would not see his face again.(acts 20 : 36 – 37) Now even though I have an inflated ego I do […]

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Do not be weary in doing what is right

November 13, 2016 CCC  Lk 21:5-19; Is. 65:17-25; 2 Thess. 3:6-19 Now, if we heard someone begin speaking with the words, ‘Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…’ you would know that that person was beginning a fairy tale, a folk story. You would also know that it is not meant to […]

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Why Remember?

  REMEMBRANCE DAY—6 November 2016—Why Remember?            In the name of the one, holy and undivided Trinity: Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Amen.            Dans mon bureau à la maison, je garde une photo de ma mère, qui est morte lorsque je n’avais que treize ans.  Cette photo ne remplacera jamais ma mère, mais […]

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