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In the Community

Pause for Reflection

The story is told about the minister who asked a member of his flock why he had not been to church for the past six weeks.

Passing on the light

Consciously or otherwise, we train our children to be citizens of the coming decades. If we have a particular goal in mind, however, then that training becomes a conscious and vital part of our personal living and of our parental emphasis.

Passing on the light

Consciously or otherwise, we train our children to be citizens of the coming decades. If we have a particular goal in mind, however, then that training becomes a conscious and vital part of our personal living and of our parental emphasis.

Pause for Reflection

In a homily on forgiveness Father Brendan McGuire cites an example from the Rwanda genocide, where hundreds of thousands of people were slaughtered by tribesmen of their own nation.

He knows my name

While conducting an interview this week, I met some lovely people - and some very interesting characters. Jacqueline and Mark, the people, recently moved to our part of the world.

Pause for Reflection: Perfect the cup as planned but don't be in a rush Lord

For the majority of us the most horrible fear is the fear of speaking in front of the public, and the second most frightening fear is the fear of death.

I miss you Mom

Every holiday has its particular vocabulary, every special event its significant greeting. For example: December 31st of any year ushers in the bells and whistles that accompany shouts of "Happy New Year".

Pause for Reflection

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy takes out his phone and calls the emergency services.

Pause for Reflection: When smiles leave and songs are silenced, hope begins

A 103 year old was asked if heplanned to be around for his 104th. "I certainly do," he replied. "Statistics show that very few people die between the ages of 103 and 104." Asked how he was feeling, he replied, "Wellit's like this.

Down the Emmaus road

Last week I had the joy of spending time with long-time and brand-new friends in Saskatchewan.