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Being Present (June 27, 2016)

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Many years back, I had the good fortune to spend a year at the Institute for Spirituality and Worship in Berkeley CA. The plan was to come back to Fatima Retreat House to engage in the ministry of giving retreats and all that goes with that. Three-quarters of the way through the year, the...

God Help Us All (June 26, 2016)

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Two of Sunday's Mass readings are very timely in the aftermath of the Orlando murders and the ugly political season which has 5 more months to go. God help us all. In the Second Reading, St. Paul is writing to the Galatian community. This community of new converts from paganism is struggling...

Who is Jesus for You? (June 19, 2016)

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In the Gospel, Jesus asks the disciples: "Who do the crowds say that I am?" It's a question that is also asked of us.who is Jesus for us? But this is also a very pertinent personal question: "Who do the crowds say that I am?" Y'see, we have crowds within our heads and all around us. People at...

What is Found in You? (June 12, 2016)

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The Missalette we use at St. Paul's has a brief introduction to each weekend's readings. That introduction is followed by a question for reflection, and I thought this weekend's was pretty good: "A humble, contrite heart, or a proud, hardened one: Which can be found in you?" Personally I try to...

Accepting Grace (Jun. 5, 2016)

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Sunday's First Reading and Gospel have a common detail: a widow has lost her only son. This was doubly tragic: not only was there deep grief over the loss of a child, but without a male relative to protect her interests, both widows were destined to live out their days in destitution, without...

His Delight Day by Day (May 16, 2016)

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Remaining the same for me year after year has been trying to come up with an original reflection/homily for Trinity Sunday. But suddenly (thank you Holy Spirit) I resonated to the words at the end of the First Reading: "I was His delight day by day, playing before Him all the while, playing on...

Good and Thanks (Apr. 24, 2016)

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With all that's going on in our world, one of the most significant prayers at Mass for me is found in that little prayer after the Our Father. "Deliver us, O Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day." I always pause after those words, and I can sense how quickly the folks at Mass...

Living Worthily (Apr. 17, 2016)

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One of the folks at St. Paul's brought me a copy of the parish bulletin from the church one of his children attends. Usually on the front cover of a parish bulletin there is some kind of mission statement, and so it was with this parish. But it was the most unusual and funny statement I've ever...