Insights from Fr. Dan: June 12, 2022

Homily from Sunday June 12th 2022: Most Holy Trinity Sunday Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday – The God who is expressed in various ways. This expression, or Doctrine as we call it, puts into words the Christian experience of God as shown by Christ. It is not possible to understand and encompass God – but we can be in awe and worship. God is a community of persons, and since we are made in the image of God community and relationships are the most important things in human life. Community and relationships influence us in every facet of our lives.…

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Holy Rosary turns 75!

Our parish is celebrating its 75th anniversary! You are invited to join us for Mass at 10 a.m. on June 12, followed by a reception. To help with our planning, please RSVP by clicking here.

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Insights from Fr. Dan: June 5, 2022

Homily from Sunday June 05th 2022: Pentecost Sunday We’ve all been taught that it’s dangerous to play with fire. When I was a little boy of 5 or 6 – I had those kitchen matches with the big red tops and you’d run the match over the long strip to get them to burst into flame. It was kind of mesmerizing to me; but when it got to close to my fingers I threw it into my sister’s hair. I probably don’t have to explain too much about what happened to me after that. On Pentecost Sunday, we recall how…

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Insights from Fr. Dan: May 8, 2022

Homily from Sunday May 08th 2022: 4th Sunday of Easter We tend to idealize the role of a shepherd and his sheep. What we seem to overlook is that the flock has to endure winter, disease and wolves. For all that, they need a really good shepherd to care for them so that the sheep stay together. We also tend to idealize the Christian life. In fact we romanticize many things; like T.V. doctors who always seem to make house calls, T.V lawyers who spend their life on a client’s case, and T.V. romances that always works out in the…

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Insights from Fr. Dan: May 1, 2022

Homily from Sunday May 01st 2022: 3rd Sunday of Easter Today the Gospel shows that Jesus asks for, and then eats some baked fish. All this touching, and eating has but one purpose: to remind us, that when Jesus rose from the dead, his new life included the body he had all along. But the scriptures aren’t meant to let us know only about Jesus’ risen body. They’re meant to let us know that this is what our risen bodies will be like, too! Too many people mistakenly believe that when we die, we become like Angels, or when we…

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Insights from Fr. Dan: April 24, 2022

Homily from Sunday April 24th 2022: 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) None of the circumstances outside of that locked room in today’s Gospel reading changed after the apostles received the peace that Jesus offered them. They still had to face the same situation they faced before He entered the locked room. They still had to face the authorities. They still had to risk going out into the streets. They still had to face the crowds who crucified Jesus. The change occurred inside the room and inside them. He gave them a strength and peace which they could not generate…

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Circle of Friends Sugar Bush Visit

By Brian Buckley After a two-year hiatus the Circle of Friends resumed its practice of an annual outing to a sugar bush during maple syrup season. On March 26 approximately 25 friends and associates visited Fortune Farms, a family owned and operated sugar bush just outside Almonte. The owners greeted us with their usual warm hospitality, making everyone feel welcome, sharing sweet samples of their products, and providing us with a site and picnic tables for our outdoor meal – complete with campfire. Fortune Farms is an interesting site. The operators are proud of their work and are always willing…

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Insights from Fr. Dan: Easter 2022

Homily from Sunday April 17th, 2022: Easter Sunday The Resurrection means that the stone that separated the human race from God, the stone that stood like a wall was rolled away and now in Jesus Christ. The way to the Father is once more wide-open. If we devalue the truth of Easter into simply a metaphor or symbol for the annual rebirth of nature, we miss its power; a power so great, that it pulled the disciples from hiding in fear, to be able to go out as missionaries to the world and preach Christ, even at their own peril…

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Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection

By Deacon Mathew We have been partaking in a journey of repentance, fasting, and reflection over the last several weeks of Lent. This journey will come to an end next Sunday with celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection. The church describes the events leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday as the “Passion of Christ”. The fact that we turn to the Passion story three times during Holy Week illustrates the fundamental nature of “Passion” in our faith life. The word “passion” is derived from the Latin word passio, meaning suffering. Thus, the Passion describes the afflictions Christ endured for…

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Insights from Fr. Dan: April 3, 2022

Homily from Sunday April 03rd, 2022: 5th Sunday of Lent What links all the readings today is letting the past be the past and letting the future be the future. People who have suffered greatly have two options: either to wallow in past misery over injustice, or to take up the reins again and begin anew. Prisoners of the past have no future. Sinners who are obsessed with the past will fail to see the new things God is doing. What is jolting about the readings are that God tells the people: Remember not the events of the past –…

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