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Emmanuel? Where are you?!

Already it seems 2013 has a lot to answer for!  Too many health problems, vehicle problems, school problems, work problems these last three weeks.  The long grey work days aren’t helping!  Emmanuel, where did you GO?! While fighting the flu last week I was also trying to prepare for the start of a regional World Religions class.  We wonderfully had LOTS of people coming …but then I learned that all the physical set up was going to fall on me – by my lonesome, flu or no flu.  Nope, I wasn’t thrilled. By chance came …

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A Blessing, A Grace

Grace can sneak up on us sometimes. We are going about our business and may not even realize it until later, but God is touching us. The truth of this has become present to me over the past month or so as I have been contacting people who volunteered as docents at an exhibit called “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.” I had rather anticipated that people who had volunteered seven years ago when the exhibit opened at Xavier University would not necessarily be interested in doing so …

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The Sacramental Touch

A few weekends ago, the parishioners at St. Anthony Church said a fond farewell to Sr. Carol Leveque, who had been pastoral associate for five years. Church was full as the parish gathered for a single Sunday Mass so that as one they could pray with her one last time. It was a joyous celebration and most appropriate for someone who has given her life to ministry. Marking milestones at Eucharist reminds us that Christ gathers us together and sends us forth for all of the important works that we do. It was a joy …

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