Your Faith has Saved You

We’ve all witnessed this scene: little children who haven’t seen their grandparents for a while excitedly run and jump in their arms. This joyful encounter is born of their previous experiences of love, care, goodness. The Samaritan leper in today’s Gospel exemplifies the same kind of exuberant response to Jesus. I wonder why the foreigner […]

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Increase Our Faith

The natural attitude of human beings is that we know the answer to all situations, and that answer will advance our desires and intentions. We are impatient and insistent for our answers to be accepted by others and especially by God. We set ourselves up as judge over God. In the Gospel, we are reminded […]

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Who Are the Needy At Our Door?

Every day several calls come into the parish office for food and financial help. Thankfully we have a St Vincent de Paul chapter in our parish who will respond to these calls for food. Sometimes those who come are also in need clothing, help with rent, a place to rest their head or a listening […]

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Who Is First in Your Life?

The issue of financial manipulation at the expense of others is a rampant problem. We read of CEOs embezzling funds, individuals overspending and then declaring bankruptcy, businesses charging high interest rates on credit cards. The kind of manipulative behavior of the dishonest steward in our Gospel this Sunday is not so uncommon. What is perhaps […]

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