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Pastor's Pen, 2nd Lenten Sunday

In one sense the transfiguration is easy for us to understand. Jesus Christ is perfectly God and perfectly human – at the transfiguration he reveals both natures, the divine and human, to his disciples and all of us. In another sense it’s less clear but much more personal. Some years ago, while on retreat, I was given the transfiguration to pray.


Pastor's Pen, 1st Lenten Sunday

Due to a very heavy schedule this week, Fr. John was unable to provide us with his weekly note. We offer this wonderful Catechesis from Pope Francis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. -Anna


Pastor's Pen, 8th Regular Sunday

I’ve been thinking these days of faith.  In this week’s Gospel Jesus in fact asks if his followers were “of little faith?”  Throughout the Gospels we hear Jesus speaking of faith as part of one’s miraculous healing, of having enough faith to command a mountain to move


Pastor's Pen, 7th Regular Sunday

In Jamaica there was a man named Junior who lived in our neighbourhood. He had a very loud and distinctive voice. He would also use this voice when he would come to the Rectory asking for money. I may have wanted to avoid Junior on a particular day, but his voice made it impossible. When he would ask for money he usually offered some crazy reason as to why he was in need.


Pastor's Pen, 6th Regular Sunday

First things first, as you know we just finished a wonderful week of activities in celebration of our feast, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We had over 30 come to see the movie, “The Song of Bernadette,” 350 for the fiesta and a packed church for a celebration of the Feast Mass on Tuesday.


Pastor's Pen, for The 5th Sunday

When I first became Pastor of St Anne’s Catholic Church in Jamaica, I think the people took a wait-and-see attitude.  They wondered who’s this priest from Foreign?  After some months, things changed.  In prepar


Pastor's Pen, Presentation of The Lord

When I was still in Jamaica, the Father General of the Jesuits, Fr Nicolas, spoke to us of a problem we have in the Jesuits.  He said we are good at celebrating our successes.  For example, he said when a Jesuit publishes a new book, his Community holds a sort of “victory” pa


Pastor's Pen, for The 3rd Sunday

I’ve given only a few retreats but it is often the case that at the end of a retreat participants set for themselves very lofty expectations.  For example, after a few days of consoling prayer one may think they need to completely reform their Christian life, that is, they need to


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