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Dear Friends,

Today’s readings celebrate two special women.  In the first reading, the hungry Elijah begs a woman for a cup of water and some bread.  She and her son are starving and have just enough bread for a final meal before they anticipate dying from starvation. 

Dear friends,

In the next few days, the church will celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls....a time to treasure the lives and spirits of those who’ve walked with us in this world.  Some continue to accompany us on this earth, and others linger in our awareness long after their passing from life as we know it here on earth.  Meanwhile, on the Eve of All Saints,

Halloween, many little ones (and some not so little ones) will dress in costume and parade the streets, offering to accept a treat in lieu of a trick.

Dear Friends,

Do you remember Corpus Christi processions many of us experienced in our pre-Vatican 2 childhood? Honoring the Body and Blood of Christ as we walked in procession usually singing?

It is just striking me—do we honor each other as the Body and Blood of Christ with the same reverence?

Dear friends,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, the evangelist Mark discloses a conversation between Jesus and his apostles who are jockeying to ensure a place of ‘greatness’ for themselves.   Jesus responds to this human tendency to satisfy one’s hungry ego with the declaration:  “whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.”    YIKES!   Imagine the internal dialogue within the minds and hearts of

Dear Friends, 

This Sunday, Ron and I will be heading to New Hampshire to attend our granddaughter, Cassandra’s, Confirmation.  Deacons Norma Harrington and Ann Searing will be presiding at a Communion Service in our absence.  Norma and Ann will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday in Morristown, New Jersey.... along with 5 other women (including our ‘own’ Mary Steinmetz) from our region of RCWP!   We are excited beyond words!   

The amazingly beautiful Spring days we’ve enjoyed recently