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Palm Sunday

Posted by Brenda Collins

PALM SUNDAY 

April 14, 2019

Homily given by Deacon Steve  Letourneaux

 

What happened? 20 minutes ago hundreds, perhaps more, many more, were praising and wildly blessing this king, Jesus, who came in the name of the Lord. And now many of these same hundreds stood by, silent, while Jesus ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 7, 2019 I have no idea where my mind was (or wasn’t) that morning some years ago.  Mass began and I processed down the aisle as usual, finished the Gathering Song with the congregation and began:  “May almighty God bless you, the Father, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 31, 2019

The parable of the Prodigal Son is Jesus at his story-telling best.  No matter how many times we’ve heard it, it still nibbles away at our consciousness in reflection of our own greed and self-righteousness and sinfulness.  Doesn’t it?  But I think ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

Third Sunday of Lent

March 24, 2019

Have you ever been in a crowd and saw someone you knew, yelled out their name or tapped them on the shoulder only to realize it wasn’t them?  An embarrassing moment of mistaken identity. But sometimes mistaken identity has more serious consequences, ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent

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Second Sunday of Lent

March 17, 2019

What if God had said to Abram, “Listen, I’ll have my attorney contact you and draw up a contract with the normal stipulations, exceptions and provisions.  Then, have your people take a look at it and get back to me and if ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Brenda Collins

First Sunday of Lent

March 10, 2019

There are few among us that have not been to the desert at some time in our lives; if we live long enough we’ll get there, for sure.  I’m not talking about some vast expanse of sand and sage brush.   I’m talking ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday

Posted by Brenda Collins

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

In a few moments you will all receive ashes on your forehead and hear those familiar words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”  Do you remember your response to that? (Most people would say, “Amen” but that’s not right.) Actually, ... Read More »

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

March 3, 2019

You’ve heard, I’m sure, this not-so-sage advice: “If you have to talk in front of a crowd and you are nervous, just picture everyone in the crowd naked.”  Personally I find that a bit distracting, but I guess we all have ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 24, 2019

Last (Friday) night ABC aired an episode of “20/20” that told the story of a night of madness that came upon the community of Kalamazoo, Michigan three years ago.  A man, Jason Dalton, an Uber driver, brought terror to the city ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 10, 2019

I am on a mission.  It’s a personal thing, I suppose, and an uphill battle, but I’m not giving up.  I’m on a mission to rid the world of shame. Shame is that painful feeling that strikes the core of who ... Read More »