Monthly Archives: August 2012

True Sabbath

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As I type this, I’m working my last few hours before I go on vacation.  It’s working out, because of a federal holiday towards the end, that I’m getting almost a week and half off work.  This, I realize, is an extreme luxury.  Most humans aren’t able to take so much time off, much less… Read more »

Noticing God in the Offering

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I hope preachers won’t be discouraged, but of all the homilies I’ve heard, I remember just three sentences. Here’s one of these, from a homily over 50 years ago: Each time you come to the Offertory of the Mass, offer to God one of your successes and one of your failures. Regularly adding those two… Read more »

Hope

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In the July 18th edition of our local newspaper, the Walton Reporter, there is a picture of three children standing on the steps of the Walton Theatre, Mara, ten years old and her two brothers, Meyer and Maddox, ages seven and four respectively. Mara had just heard that the theatre, for financial reasons, was in… Read more »

Stardust

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In May 2012 IVC volunteers from NY, NJ, Syracuse, and Boston, came together for our final retreat in Long Branch New Jersey on the Jersey Shore. The weather cooperated, and we were able to enjoy inside and out. The author of this year’s book, Tomorrow’s Catholic, Michael Morwood was our presenter. Liz McMahon, our regional… Read more »