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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 13, 2019

Sometimes a quick email or a text message will suffice, but when it comes to expressing gratitude, nothing compares with a hand-written, put-a-stamp-on-it, thank you note.  It kind of puts some skin in the game.  I think it’s because true gratitude ... Read More »

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6, 2019 Travelling in Europe gave ample opportunities for my claustrophobia to come out.  I am convinced that Europe was created for really small people.  It has the tiniest and slowest elevators known to mankind; hotel bathrooms are clearly created for bodies of ... Read More »

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sept. 29, 2019

Homily by Deacon Steve Letourneaux

When I was a youngster, sometime in the 50’s, I asked my Dad for an allowance. After all,I had my assigned chores and I thought I deserved some “compensation” for my efforts, no doubt extraordinarily ... Read More »

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2019

Is your head spinning a bit right now?  Did I hear that right? “And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently.”  “Make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal ... Read More »

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2019

My first and only attempt at refinishing a piece of furniture was a rocking chair. I have neither the patience nor the skill to do what so many others do so with such craft.  They are like artists, aren’t they!?  They ... Read More »

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 8, 2019 We’ve all had those “moments” - when we’ve been so sure about something, so confident that we are right but we find out we don’t have a clue.  An unpredictable event, a crisis, a blessing, when we come to the ... Read More »

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  - September 1, 2019 When was the last time you stood naked in front of a full-length mirror and said, “Oh my, you are made in the image and likeness of God?”  ‘been a while?  Our not-so-perfect physical nature might make that hard to believe, ... Read More »

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 25, 2019 The followers of Jesus were a curious lot; at least they asked a lot of questions.  But Jesus has a way of not giving straight answers to those kinds of questions; this time was no exception.  For one thing, Jesus knew ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18, 2019

Maybe it’s an attempt to counter the constant barrage of bad news, the violence and destruction and division and hatred in the world.  But it seems like every major network has a story to offer at the end of the newscast ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019

One of my go-to songs in the past couple of years is a song called “The Day I Died,” recorded by a group called Five for Fighting.  Its lyrics narrate, first-person, the experience of someone on the day they died.  It ... Read More »