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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

I was taking to a friend of mine and he told me about this interesting program hosted by Lorna Dueck called Listen Up. I wandered on over to their website and found a show they had recently aired called Canada’s Prison Plan. Below is one of the  segments that talks about crime and punishment from […]

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From St. Paul some advice in his letter to the Galatians “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” A true story that makes the point that God and insurance companies will not be mocked! This took place in Charlotte, North Carolina .  A lawyer purchased […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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  We gather here this evening at this table to celebrate. One of the things we celebrate is the arrival of a number of new members to our community. The members of the RCIA have been studying, questioning, reflecting and praying together as they consider their call to discipleship. These past 3 days of the […]

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One of the best Catholic websites on the planet has to be the American Catholic and the related sites of American Catholic Radio. It is rich in all sorts of content and presented in a variety of formats. One feature they offer is called- Saint of the Day where in about two minutes they share […]

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The Easter Triduum refers to the three days where we come together as a Christian family to remember the passion of the Lord and celebrate the resurrection on the third day. It is also a time for us Catholics to welcome new members into the community at the Easter Vigil which takes place after sunset […]

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Two recommendations from my last homily in case you want to follow-up: Step 1: Get the book by Jean Vanier- Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John – Click  Here or the picture for more details. Step 2: On Good Friday- Fish & Chips and the movie the Gospel of John- […]

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This is a re-post of a poem that helped me with the death of my mother and brother. It captures for me our belief that death is the start of a new part of our journey and that when we die there will be others, especially Jesus, waiting to greet us. Gone from my sight- […]

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In his book Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John, Vanier gets at the very heart of the this week’s gospel when he points out that Lazarus is loved by Jesus: [John chapter 11] is one of the simplest and most beautiful chapters in the Gospel of John. It reveals how […]

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Death and grief are central themes in this week’s gospel story about the raising of Lazarus. If we have lived to a certain age, and this age differs for all of us, we will have experienced the death of a loved one. In the scene from the Gospel of John movie you can feel the […]

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This Sunday is a regular post that will help readers prepare for the coming Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word. There is a link to the Sunday readings, a connection to Fr. Robert Baron’s weekly podcast sermon and a reflection from Fr. Scott Lewis of the Catholic Register & 90 second soundbite on the readings by Franciscan Fr. Greg Friedman. On occasion we will post reflections from fellow wanders, I meet along the road.

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We prepare this week for the third gospel story this lent from the Gospel of John. For many it is one the greatest of the signs of Jesus in the the New Testament. Reflect on the clip from the movie The Gospel of John– What words or images speak to you?

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In an odd twist of scheduling I am preaching again next weekend which is the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Our gospel story comes to us again from the Gospel according to John and we will experience the story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. Subject to some changes along the way I […]

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You just have to love Matthew’s gospel. One of the reasons is Matthew 5 which a young parishioner from St. Patrick’s took to a new level in this beautiful speech she wrote. Her pen name is “Liagiba”- how cool is that to have a pen name at age 12. Next time this gospel comes up […]

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