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Father’s Reading Corner


Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord

December 21, was the shortest day of the year and the beginning of the winter Solstices. But as well, on the same day we were told that the Christmas Star would appear: the combination of 2 planets lining up... Saturn and Jupiter. This was the first time that this had...

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Homily for Mary, the Holy Mother of God

isolated from the rest of society... viewed as suspicious... practise social distancing... seen as a potential danger... faces covered for protection... Does any of this sound familiar? It should, because this has been the environment for this past year, 2020. All we...

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Christmas Homily

The other night, I was coming across the Harbour Bridge and I noticed on the waterfront, the large Christmas tree made of lights. You cannot miss it... no matter how fast one may be driving! Originally, this tree made of light was put up to help raise funds for the...

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Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

During last springs ‘lock-down,’ when our churches, schools and many businesses were closed, someone sent me a picture of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet walking away from the reader. The caption read, “Home is the only place to be right now, Piglet...” As true as that is...

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Thoughts & Reflections

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Is there more to life than this? Try Alpha!

As we begin a new year, we are breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is over and a vaccine has been invented for the pandemic.  But after we've experienced such a strange and distressing year, maybe you've been thinking thoughts like these: Does my life have a purpose?...

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