Use it or Lose it

Use it or lose it by Michael Pirri Every time I meet with an individual who is interested in volunteering, I start out by getting to know what they like doing in their spare time. What is it that they are passionate about, or that they enjoy

How God Works

How God Works by Lucinda M. Vardey In Matthew’s gospel Jesus explains that the grace of God usually works in paradox. One of these is turning around the emphasis of external desires, positioning, privilege, and being honoured by others. Jesus’ way leads not so much to an

ABSOLUTES

Absolutes by Lisa Fernandes “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” as Benjamin Franklin said, referring humorously to secular absolute truths. In today’s readings, though, we hear about absolute truths according to God. In the first, we hear the absolute that there is one God: “I

Happy Feastday!

Happy Feastday! by John Dalla Costa Life-long Catholics who volunteer for the R.C.I.A. program at St. Basil’s usually feel that they receive so much more than they give. As catechumens and candidates make their journey towards Christ, we who accompany them inevitably see our faith with fresh

Thanksgiving 2017

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FRUIT OF THE VINE

Fruit of the Vine by Michael Pirri In last week’s Gospel reading, we heard the parable of the man with two sons, both of whom get sent out to work in the vineyard. Again, in the first reading and psalm today, we hear about the vineyard.

TESTING MIND AND HEART

TESTING MIND AND HEART by Lucinda M. Vardey The readings for this Sunday turn what our cultures consider normal or usual to the obscure ways of God, always a mystery to our human reasoning. We are told by Isaiah to seek God while God may be

FORGIVENESS

FORGIVENESS by Lisa Fernandes “To err is human, to forgive divine” as Alexander Pope wrote. Today’s readings capture this difficult path we all have to travel. We want to be forgiven our human transgressions, as difficult as it is for us to forgive others. As