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united in worship

And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of faith in our dioceses, with citizens hungry for mature and adult faith…(Read More)

forty days of growth

It’s Ash Wednesday and today’s reflection takes the form of a five minute podcast. You might listen sitting at home with your morning coffee, or perhaps on the drive to work…(Read More)

Ash Wednesday

Whatever season of the year you are living in today, and whatever season of life’s journey, today we enter together a spring-time of growth for relationship with God. Take two minutes to watch this video clip and find out why I’m thinking of spring on Ash Wednesday when it is Autumn for…(Read More)

unto dust…

The encouragement that usually accompanies the imposition of Ash Wednesday ashes is “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” But when I was a child the exhortation was a bit more sombre: “Remember man that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” For some reason it is this latter mantra…(Read More)

Ash Wednesday

Lent only makes sense for those who know that they are sinners. Other good people might engage in Lenten disciplines of fasting and penance, but these practices will only bear fruit for the one who humbly acknowledges their personal sinfulness and sincerely seeks the mercy of God. This might be why for many Catholics the…(Read More)

Ash Wednesday

Lent only makes sense for sinners. Other good people might engage in Lenten disciplines of fasting and penance, but these practices will only bear fruit for the one who knows their personal sinfulness and sincerely seeks the mercy of God. This is probably why for many Catholics the season of Lent is no different from…(Read More)

pancake feasting

Happy Mardi Gras! No, I’m not encouraging you to dress in pink (or less) and parade in public. Mardi Gras has a more original significance, literally “Fat Tuesday” better known as “Pancake Tuesday” or “Shrove Tuesday.” This day has important roots in our Catholic calendar (as for many other Christians) since it is the…(Read More)

lenten realignment

This week with Ash Wednesday we begin the Season of Lent. In these forty days we allow ourselves to become aware of our deepest desire, that is, our attraction to Christ and the life Christ enables in us. The method is not a rigorous discipline marked by gloomy-faced penances. The readings of the Ash…(Read More)