Manifestations of the divine

As I am retiring, after 34 years of ministry, I was 32 years old when I began, it struck me how one continues to learn so much as a minister. This week for example I learned that the three wise men were the first and last men invited to a baby shower. Why, you might […]

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A holy anger!

December 16 2018               Luke 3:7-18 You brood of vipers! We cannot get around it, John the Baptist did not mince his words! He was angry. Before we look at why, first I would like us to look at how we respond to anger. How do you react to anger? I know in my family […]

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What must I do to inherit eternal life?

CCC            October 14 2018                 Mark 10:17-31 I was thinking about musicals this week that had songs about money. I thought of Money Makes The World Go Round” from “Cabaret”, “Money, Money, Money” from “Mamma Mia”. I was sure there were others so, like all good researchers, I checked the internet. Of course, there […]

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Facing racism and prejudices head on!

CCC                      September 9, 2018                                 Mark 7: 24-37   Well today is the kick-off of a new school year, and despite the church’s liturgical calendar that puts the beginning of the church year with the first Sunday of Advent, and our calendars, that put the beginning on January 1st, the first Sunday after Labour […]

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July 22 2018 CCC John 6: 1-21 I love a good story. There was a time where people told more stories, around the campfire, the hearth, around the table. Maybe you remember, earlier times, an uncle, an aunt, who could spin a good story. My dad could, but that part of him only came out […]

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A friend to follow.

CCC            May 6 2018                          John 15 :9-17 I have a confession. I am not that much of enthusiast of the Gospel of John. There I have said it, my colleagues here know it but I am coming right out and saying it from the pulpit. Of course, all scriptures are there for our edification, […]

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What will be your cross?

CCC February 25, 2018   Mark 8:31-38 Have you ever been in a situation where you are listening to someone and just wished they would say what they thought, instead of dancing around it? You just want to holler ‘Just say it!’ In French we say, ‘Arrête de tourner autour du pot’, in other words ‘Get […]

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What’s your call?

January 21, 2018 Mk 1:14-20; Jonah 3:1-5,10 Last week, I was talking to a parishioner who said that when I preach I am really a teacher. As I thought about it, I realized there was some truth to what he said. That being the case, today’s sermon will really be the teacher in me coming […]

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