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Advent: the waiting is over
19th November, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us. For most people it is a flurry of activity to prepare for the Christmas and New Year holidays: a time of decoration, a time of shopping, a time of baking, a time of

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A parable of hope!
19th November, 2019

The weight of a snowflake When you become discouraged by the seeming immensity of the task before us, remember this little fable about a conversation between two birds—a dove and a chickadee. “Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a

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The Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
2nd September, 2019

The Story of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8

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The Assumption of Mary
15th August, 2019

REFLECTION on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary by Diane Bergant CSA In the Western church this feast celebrates the assumption of Mary into heaven; in the East it commemorates her dormition or her falling asleep. The readings invite

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Celebrate Passover
4th April, 2019

In 2019, the first seder falls on Friday, April 19 https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/passover-2019/ Passover 2019 begins at sundown on Friday, April 19, and ends Saturday evening, April 27. The first Passover seder is on the evening of April 19, and the second Passover

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Think fast ! It’s Lent
4th April, 2019

The Mass Explained website has added some fun facts about Lent that I would love to share: 1. Who or what is a Lent? Derived from the word lencten, which is Anglo-Saxon for springtime, Lent is the 40-day season of preparation prior

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In the Service of Peace
27th November, 2018

Peace. These are five letters that some people use as if it were the most normal thing in the world, while others haven’t experienced peace in years. There are many places in the world where peace doesn’t exist: for thousands

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