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Date Posted: May 7, 2018

Abide in Me: The Church as a School of Divine Union

These past few weeks have challenged me to reflect more deeply.  In my times of silence, I have reflected on our life together as this parish community.  I have thought about our common life here, in this town, this area of the state.  Challenges we face.  Opportunities we are given. ...

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Date Posted: May 7, 2018

A Homily on the Feast of St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Gregory of Nazianzus might not be a household name for you!  You may have never heard of him until this evening, but now you have heard of him, and I hope you will see how his name and life are an example of the importance of knowing the full spectrum...

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Date Posted: April 23, 2018

Paying Attention

Listen to an audio recording of the service for The Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, by clicking the play button (arrow) at the link below. Fr. Stuart’s homily begins at about the 20 minute mark. Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. If...

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Date Posted: April 9, 2018

Held in Common

May our eyes be open to see You– because we are seen by You. May our ears be open to hear You– because we are heard by You. May our hearts be open to know You– because we are known by You. May our hands be open to share You–...

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Date Posted: April 4, 2018

Rumor Has It

“Go, tell his disciples and Peter.” Ordinarily, I don’t put much weight in rumors. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not that righteous. I listen to rumors as much as the next person, but I don’t count on them. I do, however, hold them in my mind with some degree of curiosity,...

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Date Posted: April 4, 2018

A Story Too Good To Belong To Just One Person

“He is not here. Come see the place where he lay. Then, go quickly and tell the good news to the others.” My good friend Leslie told me about sitting by her sister’s bedside in the last days of a long battle with cancer. She said her sister talked about...

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Date Posted: April 4, 2018

Do You Understand What I Have Done?

This time last week I was still pinching myself, having just left a brief tour at my university of a new arrival of cultural artifacts from Iraq and Syria. A generous donor had gifted them to the university, entrusting our linguists to translate and catalogue these few remaining tokens of...

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Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Cross Man: A Palm Sunday Homily

We have a lot of incredible kids here at Grace, and Charlotte Schoening is one of them. She goes by Lottie sometimes, and every time I see her she waves at me and runs over for a quick hug. A couple weeks ago, on Wednesday night at dinner, she came...

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Date Posted: March 26, 2018

For Such A Time As This

“Now my soul is troubled.  And what should I say: ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour.” Two weeks ago, the Youth had a party to celebrate something called “Purim.” Purim refers to ancient dice used in high...

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Date Posted: March 12, 2018

On Belief and Broccoli & Rice Casserole

When Lisa and I got married, one of our weddings gifts was this cookbook from my maternal grandmother, who just turned 80.  Grandy made note of many of my favorite recipes as a child, and she hand-wrote them into a journal, added photos of me from my first birthday party...

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