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Monthly Archive for June, 2012

”Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up.” – Unknown    

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As you look out over a congregation gathered for Sunday worship have you ever asked yourself the question- where have all the people gone? An equally important question for the leadership of these half-empty Christian Churches to ask is- Why have they left? Some time ago I linked to a talk given by Fr. Ron […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. […]

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Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.        

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“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain  

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Don’t miss the boat Don’t forget we’re all in the same boat. Plan ahead—it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Stay fit-when you’re 600 years old someone might ask you to do something really big. Don’t listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done. For safety’s sake travel in pairs. […]

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The St. Patrick’s Friends of Dismas group met last night for our annual evening of thanksgiving. We were joined by TJ and Tyrone who are members of the Dismas Fellowship. They came to thank the parishioners of St. pat’s for thier generosity and kindness. I found the following story on a Kerry Robinson’s  blog Love […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Birth of John the Baptist (Year B)  (Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66, 80) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet […]

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Here is a re-post of one of my favorite’s for Father’s Day! I found this short movie clip called- “An Old Man, son, and a sparrow.” It has English subtitles- take a moment and experience this touching story, and if you still have your Dad think about giving him a hug on this Father’s Day.

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 All of us have moments in out lives,that test our courage…Taking children into a house with white carpets is one of them..  Erma Bombeck

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  An eye witness account from New York City , on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.  A lady approached the young boy and said,’my, but you’re in such deep […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34) Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings   The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet […]

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Jeff Foxworthy is an American comedian and best known for his jokes on how to tell if you are a redneck. He is a good old boy and hangs out with one of my favorite funny guys Larry the Cable Guy. Here is Jeff’s take on how you can tell if you might be a […]

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Sometimes When Parents texting their kids it can “Zing” them:  

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“What makes us cling to life even when it is time to “move on”?  Is it our unfinished business?  Sometimes we cling to life because we have not yet been able to say:  “I forgive you, and I ask for your forgiveness.”  When we have forgiven those who have hurt us and asked forgiveness from […]

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