Ep 13: Priest Funerals

We are all going to die. Only three people, that I know of, have escaped this world without it: Enoch, Elijah and Mary. Not even Jesus.

There are many rites and rituals that accompany the family of one who has passed, but those rites take on a little different twist when a priest dies.

The video mentioned at the start can be found here.

Sight versus Blindness – Sunday Homily

In our first reading, we have the election of David as King of Israel by Samuel, the Judge and Prophet. He did not look like a king, however. After all, he was out in the field with the sheep. But God sees what is in the heart. His predecessor, on the other hand, he looked the part of the king: tall, robust voice, nice beard, described as a man’s man, etc. etc. But King Saul was an awful king, he consulted with soothsayers, he embroiled the kingdom with foreign gods, got them into false wars, etc.

David, on the other hand, is almost described as that cute kid, when described as ‘ruddy,’ he was a red-head, ‘handsome’ in almost a feminine sense; and young, barely a teenager; (more…)

Water, Light and Life; Bulletin Column

As you have noticed, during the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent, we have a series of long readings from St. John’s account of the Holy Gospel, as we accompany the Elect and Candidates for Full Communion on their journey towards Baptism and Reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil. The readings have central themes of Water, Light, and Life, respectively, each week.

These are powerful readings and each line contained in the reading could be the source of a long reflection and prayer; because they are a result of John the Apostle spending many years reflecting and praying over (more…)