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4th Sunday of Easter (Note & Bulletin)

Last year was my first time presiding at Confirmations. Of the different sacraments, Confirmation is the one that seems downplayed, like in a way it is no big deal, like it is some kind of graduation.

Pastor's Pen, 3rd Sunday of Easter

One of the most interesting things about almost all the first resurrection accounts is that the disciples and apostles did not recognize the Risen Lord.  For example, Mary Magdalene thought he was a gardener; St. Peter though he was a man standing on the beach; and today, two disciples though the Risen Lord was simply an intriguing conversationalist.

Pastor's Pen, 2nd Sunday of Easter

We tend to be either optimists or pessimists. For some the glass is always half empty, while for others it is always half full.

Pastor's Pen, Easter Sunday

I was devastated when my father died. I was sixteen years old and my father had been the most important person in my life. We would work together around the house on weekends, we would watch old cowboy or war movies together after our Saturday chores, and for most evenings, we would drive to some small arena for hockey practice or a game.

Palm Sunday

Towards the end of my first year in Jamaica, the late spring of 2010, our neighbourhood was traumatized by incredible violence. The government had first sent in the police and then the army to arrest the major gang leader. Two of us remained at the church so that we could stay with the people.

Pastor's Pen, 5th Lenten Sunday

We're sorry, but Fr Sullivan was unable to provide us with his thoughts for this week. Please see enclosed for the weekly bulletin.

Pastor's Pen, 4th Lenten Sunday

On the last day of school in my first year in Jamaica, I remember an interaction I had with a student. As exams were coming up and religion was not high on their priorities, I lost my temper with this young man who was studying for some other course. I had made judgments about him and so I spoke harshly towards him in front of others. After the fact, I felt bad.

Pastor's Pen, 3rd Lenten Sunday

During this Lent, I’ve been thinking a lot about the expression of the Christian life. We often think of the Christian life in terms of the moral or ethical life. This means that there are good things that Christians should do and bad things that Christians should avoid.

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