Category Archives: Spirituality

Funeral for Suicide Victim

from the Gospel of St. John “Jesus said to the crowds, ’I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have … Continue reading

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Easter’s “langue des veaux”

I was sitting all by myself at the kitchen table after dinner. I was in third grade. Everyone had eaten and my mother was cleaning up. It was looking right at my mouth. My feet couldn’t touch the floor so … Continue reading

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“Follow the Fellow”

(The Christian seasons of Advent & Easter meets Jesus Christ through the music of Broadway) “On the day I was born, Said my father, said he. I’ve an elegant legacy Waitin’ for ye, ‘Tis rhyme for your lips And a … Continue reading

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Easter, “Amazing”

It began a couple of years ago. I was good at it for a long while, but slowly, I needed assistance. I couldn’t do it alone any longer. You could say that I didn’t trust myself anymore. I, I, I … Continue reading

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Lent’s Garbage Can

“Where Do We Put It?” Its shape is usually circular and placed in a corner of the kitchen. Not seen but available for those tossable tosses. Mine has a foot opener making it easier to dump, but cheaper folks need … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: “Which Side of the Cross?”

We truly are a fickle lot. We wave our palm branches saluting him and then call out loudly next week for the release of not him but “Anthony Quinn, give us Anthony Quinn!” We promise ourselves to never swear again … Continue reading

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From Lent to “Living Color”

Sad to say but our grandmother needed to die first. We liked her a lot but her day arrived. It wasn’t long after that we got a color TV in our family home. A color TV. I thought we’d never … Continue reading

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“Verb!” A Confirmation Sermon

Your mom yells out to you from across the room, “Did you get to Mass today?” You reply, “Ya, Mom, I went to church this morning.” The older woman tells you that she said the rosary. She says it four … Continue reading

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Children’s Sermon during Lent

Mmmmm. I had ice cream topped with ketchup and mustard last night. Boy, was it good. You know it’s wrong, but at the time it sounds good. The Bible calls the “Big Ten” commandments, but I don’t like that word. … Continue reading

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Lent & Anthony Newley

“Just once in a lifetime, There’s one special moment, One wonderful moment, When fate takes your hand, And this is the moment, My once in a lifetime, When I can explore, A new and exciting land, For once in my … Continue reading

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