Longing for the Eucharist

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Written by

Like many of you, I have been in quarantine for upwards of about ten weeks. When things started to heat up, we stopped going to Mass the week before everything closed down, in part because we weren’t sure if one of us was sick. Also in part because we felt that we were risking getting ourselves sick, and we had very recently became almost the sole volunteers for Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to vulnerable people with little to no mobility. It seems like it’s been ages upon ages since we have been able to go to Mass and receive the Eucharist.

Doing what needs to be done

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Written by

When I was growing up in the ‘70s, there were still a large number of folks around who had lived through the Second World War, as well as the Great Depression before that. In fact, a number of “my elders” would likely have been younger than I am now. Still as a kid, those experiences seemed like a page from the far-distant past, and whenever the older relatives would start reminiscing about that era, it was hard for modern sensibilities to reconcile the hardship and sacrifices they all faced...

The Feast of the Ascension

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Written by

Today out Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Saint Paul described well what it means to live by and through the power of the ascended Christ: ‘If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.” (Colossians chapter 3, verse1)

I Just Don't Have Enough Time

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Written by

“I just don’t have enough time.”  As a child, time was one thing we seemed to have an abundance of. We waited for Christmas, for birthdays and of course the last day of school to start our summer holidays. Time just seemed to drag on and on....

A little gift from a little fox

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Written by

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

― Robert Frost

The other day I was riding my bike home from work and I saw a fox. That’s right, a fox in the middle of the day, in the middle of the city. Beautiful, graceful, magical! The kind of thing that makes you feel blessed to have been present. Like the Creator looked upon you with singularity for a moment and offered you a gift, a memory, a treasure that you could carry with you forever....

A Song of Faith, Hope, and Love

Friday, May 1, 2020 Written by

This week's blog comes to you in the form of a song. Thank you Fr. Deyre for sharing your beautiful talents with all of us. "COVOD-19 knows no borders, but neither do faith, hope, and love." - Cardinal Tagle

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A new day dawns with song

Friday, April 24, 2020 Written by

As I ponder, brainstorm and attempt to craft the wording of this blog, the light of a new day is chasing away the darkness of night.  A new day is unfolding.  There is such intense beauty and hope within the dawning of a new day. The potential seems limitless.  What will this new day hold and offer?   How will it unfold?   Will it go smoothly?  Will it go as planned?  What surprizes will it hold?  Challenges?  Struggles?  Joys? Sorrows?  Stumbles and cartwheels?

Bishop Mark has invited everyone to pray and fast for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and for all those affected by it on the Fridays of the Easter Season (and perhaps beyond).

My First Easter in Quarantine

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Written by

Well, that was weird.

Easter, the pinnacle of our liturgical year, is usually one of the busiest seasons for me. This year… not so much.

I Am Going To Win

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Written by

Kids. Oh boy. 5 boys, 1 girl, and all isolated in one tiny house. Mix in two adults who both enjoy being in charge when the other is out… and no one is out… we are in... guys, this is crazy. I would love to talk about how the silence is beautiful… but there is no silence in this house. I would love to say that I am getting my spring cleaning done early, but I am very much not doing that. I wish I could say that my kids are doing their school work diligently and going outside regularly to enjoy the last snow of the year (oh please let it be the last snow of the year!). In short, my ego has some ideas of what this should look like, and no one around here seems to be cluing in.