Pastor Notes

June 2016

Jun 24

June 25-26, 2016

Friends,  Even though it was Father's Day last weekend, I decided to preach about the massacre that took place in the LGBT club, “Pulse,” in Orlando, Florida. It truly is a tragedy for those families, the LGBT community, our country and the world. There is plenty of blame to go around: religious fanaticism, ISIS, hatred and...
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Jun 17

June 18-19, 2016

Friends, The Blue Hills Collaborative staff wishes all of our parishioners, neighbors and friends a Happy Father's Day. I often wonder what I would have been like as a father (or grandfather).  There are many aspects of being a parent that I envy and others that overwhelm me just thinking about them. I truly believe that if a child knows...
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Jun 10

June 11-12, 2016

Friends,  Last week I read about 2 drownings of young men (17 and 22 years old), both accidental, one young man was actually a lifeguard. There was a news story this morning (6/2/16) about the number of teenage fatalities that occur in automobile accidents from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. The numbers rise dramatically during the...
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Jun 3

June 4-5, 2016

Friends,  Fr. Charles and I are in the Blue Hills Collaborative 2 years as of June 3rd. Praise the Lord! We never met before we interviewed each other a couple of months before our arrival. The way the system works is that pastors are given a list of prospective parochial vicars (assistants) who are being transferred, and the priests being...
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