Monthly Archives: October 2011

Part 1 Martha’s Prayer Cupboard – Introduction

“Why,” sighed Martha, “is the only story everyone remembers about me is one moment of irritation and a put-down from Someone who – everyone assumes – had no sense of humour. There’s even a concordance – you know, a book … Continue reading

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Homily Notes Posted

My homily notes for October 30th have been posted. Please click the “A Homily Note (or two).”

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Eucharistic Prayer for Reconciliation II – Excerpt

[In today’s Responsorial Psalm we sing or pray, “in you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” Finding that peace usually comes from our being reconciled not only with God, but with people from whom we are estranged.  Here are … Continue reading

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Halloween Humor

Halloween Humor Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? A: Pumpkin Pi. Q: How do you make a witch stew? A: Keep her waiting for hours. Q: How do ghosts begin … Continue reading

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A Prayer by Saint Dimitri of Rostov (1651-1709) 

A Prayer of Invitation to Christ Open, O doors and bolts of my heart, that Christ the King of Glory may enter! Enter, O my Light, and enlighten my darkness; Enter, O my Life, and resurrect my deadness; Enter, O … Continue reading

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Teach Me How To Pray by Virginia (Ginny) Ellis

Please teach me, Lord… I want to know Exactly how to pray. I need some words Which ones are right? Please tell me what to say. I’ve bowed my head I have knelt down, But… should I be upright? I’ve … Continue reading

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The Largest Stones

The teacher placed a large glass jar on the table. Then out of a bag he took ten stones, each the size of an orange, and began placing them, one by one, in the jar. When the jar was filled … Continue reading

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A Tongue-Lashing from the Book of James

How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of … Continue reading

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Mary, Image and Mother of the Church, I

[Most Catholics and many priests are unaware of the existence of the two volume Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary consisting of a sacramentary — a book of antiphons, prayers and the Mass– and a lectionary — the … Continue reading

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Today’s Homily (and joke) Have Been Posted

Please click on the “A Homily (or two)” file above.

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