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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 https://www.smule.com/recording/prayer-the-prayer-the/2401502433_3524790484

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?

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.  

A different lent

Friday, March 27, 2020 Written by

Can loneliness and isolation damage the brain? | Genetic Literacy ...The Lent of 2020 will remain in my memory for a very long time.  It is the Lent in which we as a community of believers “gave up” a lot of things we never even considered giving up.  Things we pretty much took for granted.

Names are important. They carry so much meaning in one word. In my job I often have to recall many different people’s names and I (almost) always get a smile if I remember them right. There is something about being called by your name. A name can be an emboldening experience, a recognition of identity and status - like expressing friendship, solidarity, communion.

The Top Ten Things We Love About Cat

Friday, February 28, 2020 Written by

1: Boundless Enthusiasm -Jim

2: Her creative way of getting out of work (it’s supposed to be her blog week) -David

3: Epic organization skills,

4: Resilient beauty and a Healthy and Grounded Faith -Rosa

5: Seeing how she consistently puts her faith into ACTION. -Marlene

6:Her enthusiasm for making us THE Ultimate Parish. -Andy

7: Organizing the “Live Stations of the Cross” during lent in previous years. - Fr. Deyre

8: I appreciate the tangible sense of solid faith that she     exhibits as a lived expression of who she is. -Lorie

9: Her dedication to the youth program. - Linda

10: Her yearly Epiphany gifts. -David

We are happy to still have you as a member of our Parish!

May you have every blessing as you return to school!

 

I’ve always loved Star Wars. I grew up with it. I watched the movies all the time. I had some of the figurines and a speeder bike that exploded. I regularly checked to see if I had the Force. (I still don’t.) I memorized many of the lines.

Yoda especially said memorable things. “Control, control. You must learn control!” He may look like a muppet, but he’s full of things that sound wise.

Thinking outside the box

Friday, February 14, 2020 Written by

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I grew up on a Saskatchewan farm in the early ‘70’s. As a result, many of the things that we owned had been repaired a time or two over the course of the years. Often, they started out as something else entirely, like using an old ceramic crock as a Christmas Tree stand. Replacing a missing pin on a pulley with a bent nail or wrapping a piece of heavy wire around a joint to keep it tight didn’t seem out of the ordinary to me. It was what you had to do to get the job done, and we improvised with what we had.  

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