27 February 2022 – Newsletter
From the early days of our faith, Christians have observed the remembrance of Christ’s passion and resurrection with great reverence. It became the custom to prepare for that observance by a season of prayer and fasting, and the reconciliation of those who had been separated from the community of faith. By keeping the season of Lent, we take to heart God’s call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and practice in our daily lives the work of reconciliationRead More..
20 February 2022 – Newsletter
The psalm for today is celebrating God’s actions that saved the psalmist from a trying time. It may be that the person experienced illness and or perhaps they were struggling with guilt over their own transgressions as the psalm references. Whatever the struggle was, it is clear that the psalmist is full of gratitude for the ways God has carried them through with love, mercy, healing, forgiveness, and justice.Read More..
30 January 2022 – Newsletter
The second reading for this Sunday is titled The Love Passage since it is most often read at weddings. It makes sense for couples to want this passage read at the occasion of the wedding because it calls us to an ideal of love that we hope is present in our relationships with our life partners. However, when Paul wrote these words, he was not speaking of romantic or marital love. Paul was writing to the Christians in Corinth who were struggling with conflict and division related to a number of issues. Paul was calling the Christians in Corinth to live in a “more excellent way”.Read More..
02 January 2022 – NewsLetter
I am so grateful for you, St. Joseph, and honoured and proud to be with you on this journey. I know you’ll agree that our Christmas services this year were deeply moving and full of wonder and beauty. A big “thank you” to our parishioners and volunteers who made St. Joseph such a special place.Read More..
19 December 2021 – News Letter
It is the Fourth Sunday in Advent. No doubt, most of your Christmas shopping is done. Maybe you even have a good bit of it wrapped and under the tree. Perhaps you are beginning to finally feel the reason for the season. May be your to do list is lightening up a bit.Read More..