No One can take away what the heart once owned


Yesterday we had our final farewell to Jim Cornett. The context of my homily was a quote that I saw in his notes. It was his handwriting and it was ticked behind another sheet of paper in an… Read More

Here’s to “Scoop”


Hans Christian Anderson said, “A human life is a story told by God.” That saying comes to my mind today as my day comes to a close. Today I have helped to make ready to take time to… Read More

What if Christmas Means a Little Bit More?


    Merry Christmas. Merry, Merry Christmas! “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without… Read More

Tibb’s Eve and the Salvation Army Kettle


In Newfoundland today is known as Tibb’s eve. It is a layover of the old Irish Gaelic as best as I can discover.It was an expression meaning a day that would never arrive. Expression’s like "I’ll pay you… Read More

Let me feel the wounds!


Today is the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle. Here is the collect for today. “Almighty and everliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and… Read More

Be like a Willow…Be Frivolous!


"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than… Read More

Paranoid about Santa/Paula makes news in Newfoundland


I was sizing up Santa the other day and I was reminded of the folk song by Arlo Guthrie called "The Pause of Mr. Claus" In it he kind of derides the FBI. The song is from 68-69… Read More

Margaret, The Nativity, and A Christmas Tree


What a weekend. On Friday night we all had opportunity to say thank you to Margaret Clarke who has served St. Mark’s as parish secretary for 15 years. [You can see photos here or see more at http://www.stmarkschurch.net…; Read More

Are You Living the Dark Night of the Soul


Today is the Feast Day of one of the Teachers of The Faith. December 14th each year is is the commemoration of St. John of the Cross. He died on this day 1591. John of the Cross gave… Read More

I Met a Saint Yesterday


It has been way too long since I added to my blog and I apologize for that. Get a coffee, this is a long one! There has been so much fun and excitement at St. Mark’s that it… Read More

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