Pastor Notes

August 2016

Aug 26

August 27-28, 2016

Friends,  I am so glad that I enjoy preaching. As a priest I would hope that is a given, but I am sure there are those in ministry that dread getting their thoughts together and preparing for the weekend homily/sermon. Some priests subscribe to homily hints which can give them ideas about various approaches to the Scripture readings. I...
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Aug 19

August 20-21, 2016

Friends,  I wonder how many of us believe that the choice of Pope is made by the Holy Spirit and that the Cardinals are mere puppets in the process. Or do we believe the process of selecting a new Pope is a very human choice determined more by theology (understanding of God), ecclesiology (understanding of Church) and political...
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Aug 12

August 13-14, 2016

Friends,  I am going on vacation for two weeks and will leave you in the capable hands of Fr. Charles, who just returned from a visit to his home and family in the Congo.  Since we sold my parents' home (October 2014) I've had to spend more time planning my time off. I used to just hang around our West Roxbury home (take care of the...
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Aug 5

August 6-7, 2016

Friends,  I believe we have a wonderful spirit within our Blue Hills Collaborative, as we attempt to build on the history of our 3 parishes. We are conscious of each parish's unique identity and we are trying to bring our parishioners to an understanding that as proud as we are of our individual accomplishments, as this point in time we...
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