Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 30

Reflection “It is no use saying that we were born two thousand years too late to give room to Christ. Nor will those who live at the end of the world have been born too late. Christ is always with

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September 29

Reflection If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead. Luke 16:31 There is a closed rigidity that lives in its own world. No matter what the

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September 28

Reflection Prior to elections, we hear politicians proclaiming their religious convictions and identifying this country as a Christian nation. Off course we know this isn’t true. The first amendment to the Constitution begins with the words: “Congress shall make no

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September 27

 Reflection For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your friends, what more are you doing than others? Do not even

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Sister Maryann Ricciopo Honored

Sister Mary Anne Ricioppo, C.S.J., a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, for 55 years, died in Transfiguration Convent, Williamsburg, Nov. 11, 2012. Formerly Sister Mary Marcellus, she ministered for47 years in Transfiguration parish as teacher, mentor and

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September 26

 Reflection Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. James 5:1-8 The letter of James is not afraid

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September 25

Reflection Jesus taught an over-riding concern for our neighbor, for his or her welfare   He said we are to care about others as much as we care about ourselves. If we did, the world would work so much better. We would put

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September 24

Reflection  Racism …divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father. Racism …says some human beings are

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September 23

Reflection  “…this …time provides not just an opportunity for individual renewal and reconciliation, but for families, communities and even nations to heal old divisions, seek new understandings, and come together to build a better world for our children and grandchildren…

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September 22

Autumn Equinox Reflection The balance of light and darkness that occurs at the equinox reminds us that we too are creatures of this earth whose life cycles mirror its own. This is the time of harvest, the time to offer

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Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Candle Lighting

Join with Christians around the world in the prayerful ritual of lighting the Advent wreath.


A Child came for all of us and because of that Child
We believe that love is stronger than fear,
Peace more enduring than hate
And that darkness will never extinguish the light
We are people of hope.

(Light the first candle)

Today we light the candle of peace.
Let us pray for the peace of Christ
which is the fullness of blessing for all.
For this peace we dare to hope.

(Second candle is lit)


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