Going to the Gym: A D&P Update

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Written by

This web-blog was written before Mike got his new job as Development and Peace’s new Animator for Saskatchewan-Keewatin Le Pas! Check out his introductory video here.

I recently signed up for a gym. 

Not being able to gather as a faith community has been extremely challenging and we all yearn for the opportunity to come together to sing, pray and rejoice at Mass. We miss the various Parish gatherings and meetings that allowed us to foster companionship, friendship and servant leadership.

March Winds

Friday, April 23, 2021 Written by

March winds, April showers brings forth….I am sure many of you are familiar with the lyrics, but Mother Nature sometimes has different ideas...

Ode to a trusty companion

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Written by

I’ve been a bit distracted over the past few weeks with the loss of an old friend. It wasn’t a person or even a pet for that matter, but I’d spent as much time in its company as with probably anyone outside of my immediate family – and possibly even more...

Air Brushing Jesus? Really?

Friday, April 9, 2021 Written by

As you can tell by my sarcasm, I am annoyed.  You see, for as long as I can remember I have felt that I just do not measure up to society’s standards of beauty. And, believe it or not, being raised in a culture where the “fixed” pictures of saints were more common than the actual ones made me feel like I didn’t add up to God’s standard of beauty either.

I love hearing about all the different family traditions that surround all the great feast days! This year especially, I feel we need to share the encouragement and witness of joy in our own lives with each other. As we cannot gather in ways that we once did, it is good for the soul to remember we are not celebrating in isolation, but still as one community in the Lord...

 To poorly paraphrase the Dickens line: It’s been the worst of times; it’s been the best of times.

C’mon, (Saint) Patrick!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Written by

I’m (probably) not Irish, but that doesn’t stop many of us from using his feast as an excuse to celebrate a little.

This year I decided to take the plunge and bike to work all winter and I will definitely (or maybe defiantly) be doing it again!  “Why?” might you say. Well, I shall tell you...

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