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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

12 JULY 2020 About 25 years ago I paid my summer visit to my parents in Hatley.  My friend Mike came along. I believe there are two things which mark a Polish household: 1.  There is always more food set out for guests than could possibly be eaten. 2.  And you don’t leave the table until you’ve eaten it all. On this trip to Hatley I decided that I could politely refuse the food my mother would push. After all these years, I should know better. When mom came around, for the fourth time with the last of the new potatoes just dug from their garden for us, I said: “I’ve really had...

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July 9, 2020 Parish Update

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

This (Tuesday) morning on the walk the mayor talked about his upcoming road trip at the end of the week.  There will have to be a few mornings I walk alone.  We have talked in the past how it helps to have a “walking mate.”  On those cold mornings in January when you’d rather stay in bed you get up because someone is waiting to walk with you.  On those warm muggy mornings in July when you’d rather stay in the air conditioning, you get yourself up and out of bed because someone is waiting to walk with you.  A walking mate strengthens your resolve and helps you become...

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July 4, 2020 Mass

Posted on Jul 5, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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July 2, 2020 Parish Update

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

This (Tuesday) morning on the walk the air was thick.  The mayor spent a great deal of time swatting away bugs.  For some reason he draws a lot more than I ever do.  Am not sure why.  We talked about the flooding yesterday.  A woman the mayor works with had her home flooded.  She called the mayor at work for help.  He managed to round up a couple of trailers and places to park them so she could empty out her house.  I’m always amazed at how the people of Prescott can manage to bring out the best in each other.  It really is a good thing, a...

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

5 July 2020 Ephesus is one of the best preserved of the classical Roman cities and was perhaps one of the highlights of my trip to Greece and Turkey. It grew to be the second largest city in the Roman Empire and had the second largest hospital in the then known world. The most amazing thing about that hospital though, is that in its known history, no one ever died there. The physicians had a 100% cure rate. How did they do it? Was this miraculous? Did they have cures known to them that we with all of our scientific knowledge don’t have? Did they have access to ancient herbal medicines that...

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First Communion Mass

Posted on Jun 28, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

June 27, 2020

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June 25, 2020 Parish Update

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

I’ve been walking most mornings with mayor for about six years.  The mayor as most of you know is something of a talker.  I can go quite a while without saying anything.  You’d think after all this time and all the talking the mayor has done over the years that he would not say anything that would surprise me.  He did this morning.  As we were passing a house on the morning walk route I pointed out a mailbox that had clematis flowing over its top.  The mayor said, “I really like it when mailboxes are covered in flowers.”  Who would have guessed the mayor...

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Church News, Homilies

28 JUNE 2020 At Newman our preparation program for First Eucharist included “The Gold Book.” It was a recognition that while some preparation was done in class more of it was done in the home. Each year I would read over the gold books which our children completed with their mothers and fathers. The gold books have places for the children to draw pictures of what they see when someone is baptized. Often there were squalling babies held up by their heels over a font and a bald man pouring water over their heads. There was a place for the children to draw what they see in church on Sunday....

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