Lorena Went A Cleaning

Friday, January 25, 2013 Written by

I will proudly state that I have the most fantastic cleaning person in the world. Since hiring Lorena about 5 years ago I have never once worried about the state of cleanliness in the rectory. She is, in one word, amazing. This past week she embarked on one of the most dangerous missions of her life: cleaning the main closets in the living room.

Christmas Traditions

Thursday, December 20, 2012 Written by

This Blog was written by Mike Cey our Parish Pastoral Council Chair

So I am sure we all have time honoured traditions we observe within our circle of family and friends as we approach the most joyous of events in the birth of our Lord! For many of us it is in the gathering of loved ones at certain times and places to share food, drink, laughter and the warm company of one another that makes this season even more special and memorable. 

The Conversion of a Pre-Christmas Grinch

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Written by

I’ve been described by some as a conservative Catholic.  I don’t know if I am or not, but I do have very strong views when it comes to issues like euthanasia and abortion.  I am thoroughly convinced that Jesus is truly, really and substantially present in the Eucharist.  And I’ve been known to be a real stickler regarding the difference between Advent and Christmas.  Now if these points don't define one as being a conservative Catholic, then I don't know what will!

Thank You!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Written by

“What holidays do we have this month Dad?”  My daughter’s question came as she was eating her breakfast bagel, smothered in strawberry cream cheese, at the kitchen island.

“Holidays…” I thought to myself as I was preparing my breakfast, “there are no holidays in November.”

A Way Out

Friday, September 21, 2012 Written by

"Why are you crying Sweetheart?"

"I'm really upset Daddy, So and So didn't invite me to her birthday party!"  Then the floodgates opened as the tears and mournful cries intensified.

This is how Ava greeted me when she got off the bus yesterday.

A Commitment to Peace

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Written by

Monday August 6th, 2013 was the 67th anniversary of the dropping of the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima City, Japan. The bomb killed tens of
thousands of people, some immediately from the blast and subsequent flames, and some over many years through radiation sickness.

The Hill of Flowers

Friday, August 3, 2012 Written by

Cherry blossom trees (or "Sakura" in Japanese) have great meaning and significance to the people of Japan. They are known for their short but brilliant blooming period each Spring and cherry blossom viewing is a popular activity during that season.

There is one place in particular to view cherry blossoms that has special meaning where I am currently living, namely, in the Urakami district of Nagasaki City.

Remember When...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Written by

I recently returned from a gathering at our old family farm. The occasion was the pending auction sale for my brother who had recently sold the land in anticipation of retirement, so my siblings and I had gathered to bid the place one last farewell. 

My New Shower Curtain Does What?

Thursday, July 12, 2012 Written by

My new shower curtain came with an extraordinary promise.  I haven’t given much thought to what a shower curtain can do for me, but now that I think about it, it really does have a practical purpose: it keeps water from splashing outside of our shower. 

I suppose if I were in charge of marketing a shower curtain, I would say something like, “Now you can enjoy a hot shower and a dry floor!”  That would be enough to sell me.  But that’s not what the packaging on my new shower curtain promised.

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