Homilies tagged with ‘community’

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A Community with a Plurality of Beliefs


‘I found within my narrative interviews with parishioners that there is such a vast plurality of beliefs within the community that the uniting factor is practice (what you do is more important than what you believe)’  Jessica Garrahy  



  “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, […]

Meeting the Spiritual Needs of People

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Bob Aldred tells his life experience and how how we can meet the spiritual needs of each other. Not everything is as we assume, or as we perceive it. As a young Minister in my first church, one elderly lady parishioner was going on holidays, and as is expected of Ministers, she put it on […]

What’s in a Name?

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“Wot’s in a name she says And then she sighs And clasps her little hands A rose, she says, by any other name Would smell the same Wot’s in a name she says??”From The Sentimental Bloke by C.J. Dennis Is it time for us at “St Mary’s in Exile” to change our name to something […]

The Oneness Of All

  One of the things I love about our St Mary’s liturgy is how the theme of “oneness of all” flows through the prayers and songs.  I find the words of the songs echo through my mind and spirit throughout the week. A few weeks ago, I had an experienced that clarified for me the […]