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Hidden in Plain Sight

January 13th, 2018

Accordion to scientific studies, 90% of people do not realize I replaced the beginning of this sentence with an instrument. Fascinating, don’t you think? Had you noticed, or did you stumble over the ‘accordion’? It is right there, in plain sight.

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Happy New Year

December 31st, 2017

May these few nuggets of wisdom be food for thought at this time of transition into the new year. Be assured of our prayer for you and your loved ones throughout the coming year.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24th, 2017

The closer we are to Christmas, the busier our lives get. Isn’t there something wrong with that picture? Why is it that we are so caught up in frantic activities during these pre-Christmas weeks? Recently I overheard someone say, “Sometimes I think of Christmas only as a holiday. Sometimes I am so caught up in gift buying and giving that I resent the commotion that imposes itself on my schedule.”

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 17th, 2017

Advent is a call to remember those who live on the margins, a call to care for the stranger living in anxiety and despair, to feed those who are hungry. Advent is a call to reach out in compassion, to serve Love in all our actions. Kindness and love are not the responsibility of someone else. As is beautifully depicted by Mary Timko in her blog, loving is up to you and me.

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 10th, 2017

Advent is one of my favourite times of the year. As shadows lengthen and dusk falls earlier every day, I fondly remember dark winter nights in Pennsylvania. I have a variety of fond memories of my time in Reading, PA, my first Advent there being one of them.

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First Sunday of Advent

December 3rd, 2017

In a world that is increasingly suspicious of the stranger or foreigner, I am always moved by the caring parishioners in my parish, who continue to welcome the many people coming to our doors.

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First World Day of the Poor

November 18th, 2017

On November 19th, we celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, established by Pope Francis. The following are a few excerpts from the letter by Pope Francis (from the Vatican, June 13, 2017) entitled ‘Let us love, not with words but with deeds’.

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Home Again….and Again

October 7th, 2017

This summer, 2017, I had occasion to get my first home visit from Korea. It started off…

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Relaxing – Is Such Hard Work

September 3rd, 2017

While sitting with your feet up and sipping coffee, the wisdom in your summer reading can sneak up on you and cause you to think about the experience of living.

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To Whom Does This Belong?

August 16th, 2017

Since we are still fully immersed in the lazy, hazy days of summer, this story has relevance. One day, when I worked in South Africa…

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