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All Souls Day

Posted by Brenda Collins

All Souls Day November 2, 2019 Before I was ordained a priest, I served my internship as a deacon at St. Bernard Parish in Madison; Bishop George Wirz was the pastor of the parish at that time.  Every afternoon about 4:00 or so you’d find him in the church, ... Read More »

All Saints Day

Posted by Brenda Collins

All Saints Day November 1, 2019 A few weeks ago, at the Vatican, there was the kickoff of exhibits, conferences, prayer vigils and other celebrations focused on the five new saints that were canonized on October 13 by Pope Francis.  Their names now join with literally over 10,000 other ... Read More »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 27, 2019 There are a lot of things about growing old that I am not looking forward to.  But I am looking forward to the age of the “cute ol’ man”, when you can wear striped pants and a plaid shirt at the ... Read More »

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 20, 2019

“Dear God, if you have any pull with Santa Clause, please make sure he reads my letter this year.”  I remember praying that prayer, or some version of it as a kid, kind of my attempt at covering all my bases, ... Read More »

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

Posted by Brenda Collins

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

Posted by Brenda Collins

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

Posted by Brenda Collins

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 »