October 22, 2017                 CCC                      Matthew 22: 15-22 Have you ever felt that you have fallen into a trap? Today’s gospel passage is about people setting a trap for Jesus. His opponents have joined forces. The Herodians, who are the collaborators with the occupying Roman forces, the people with money and influence, and the […]

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How to get along!

1 octobre 2017           CCC            Philippians : 2 :1-13 I love the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church in Philippi, probably because it is the most relational. It is really a letter from a pastor to a congregation he is very close to. Having pastored now for over 30 years, I can identify with him. It was […]

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Game of Thrones

CCC           September 10 2017                  Matthew 18:15-20 and Roman 13:8 – 14 How many of you have watched Game of thrones and I am not referring to what has been happening in Washington recently? For those of you who have not, here is a bit of a run-down of this 7 season long HBO […]

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Proud and loved!

August 13 août 2017                     PRIDE MASS Cathédrale Christ Church Cathedral Aren’t these banners beautiful? Does it not feel good to come into a Church and see some a blatant affirmation of acceptance of who we are as members of the LGBTQ community?! I have to confess such a powerful statement of Rainbow banners […]

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July 13, 2017    Matthew 13 : 1-8, 18-23 Have you ever wondered why something didn’t work out for you? It was good thing you were wanting to do, it should have worked. Well that is what today’s gospel passage is talking about. Why don’t things always work out for us?! Before I go any further, it […]

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Report card results!

Luke 1 :57-80         St Jean-Baptiste Sunday        June 25, 2017 Well it is the end of a school year for thousands of students across the country. They have all received their report cards, or something akin to what I had as a kid. It is also the day we are celebrating the feast day of […]

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Matthew 28:16-20       June 11, 2017 I received this flyer in the mail last week. IMPORTANT MESSAGE, QUÉBEC, YOU ARE WARNED, and on the back page SAVE YOUR SOUL! In between, there was a lot of warnings of God’s judgement. If you take Papineau, going south but don’t take the fork to the South shore, you […]

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April 23, 2017                                 John 20:19-31 I was 19 years old, that would be 45 years ago, about this time of year, and I was travelling in India. Maybe I should go back a step or two. I was in a period of deep reflection, searching for myself, trying to make sense of life, trying […]

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Palm Sunday      April 9, 2017               Mt 21 :1-11 Ride on King Jesus! Palm Sunday is a time to welcome Jesus as our King. Although, we are celebrating, we all know that it precedes a week that will eventually lead to the Cross. Even today, we will end our service with the Passion story. We […]

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday,  2017 march 1           Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Today begins our season of Lent. A time to prepare ourselves for our Easter celebration. But before we get to Easter, like Jesus in the wilderness who was tempted for 40 days, we too are called to face our demons, to face our dark side, the […]

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When were you transfigured?

February 26 2017 CCC TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY  Mt 17 :1-9 Have you ever had a mountain top experience that really changed you? Or maybe have you ever gone through a challenging period, a hard time, that changed you dramatically? Today, that is what we are looking at, Transfiguration Sunday. We are going to look at Jesus’ transfiguration […]

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Pass on what you have learned!

January 15 2017          John 1 :29-42 Can you remember people in your life who had a major impact on you? People who taught you, maybe even shaped you? If so, I think it might help you understand today’s gospel. In today’s gospel reading, we hear about John the Baptist and I see in him a powerful […]

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