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Did He leave them all alone?

By Father Woods The experience of being alone can be one of the most frightening of all human experiences. Everyone needs time to be by themselves. The ability to be alone with oneself is a gift and asset. Being alone ...

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Graduation from the Faith?

By Father Woods This is the season for graduations. Every segment of education, from Kindergarten to post-graduate university programs, has some sort of matriculation ceremony. Diplomas certify the proficiency of each graduate and the completion of a particular course of ...

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Living Easter

By Father Woods As we make our way through the Easter Season, we might ask ourselves how we can really live the new life Jesus invites us into through His Resurrection.  The Easter mystery should light a fire under us ...

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The Month of the Blessed Mother

By Father Woods The Month of the Blessed Mother For Catholics the month of May belongs to our Blessed Mother. The beautiful stories from the Gospels, the hymns and prayers, and expressions in art all bring out the many dimensions ...

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On the Necessity of Baptism

By Father Woods Easter is the Perfect Season for a reflection on Baptism. In a society where more and more people sub    scribe to the theory that “all religions are basically the same” there can be some distortion of the ...

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A Sunday With Many Names

By Father Woods The Sunday after Easter, that concludes the Octave (eight days) of Easter, has many names in addition to its current liturgical designation as the Second Sunday of Easter. Here are this day’s other names and the history ...

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We wish each of you a blessed and happy Easter.

We wish each of you a blessed and happy Easter. May the Lord’s Resurrection fill you with joy on this Easter Day and throughout the fifty days of the Easter Season.   Many thanks – Saint Peter’s Parish offers its ...

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The Sacred Triduum

The three sacred days (“Triduum”) commemorate in a vivid way the events of the Lord Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. Through ancient rites the Church gives expression to our belief in salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice. These are days of intense ...

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Veiling Statues and Passiontide

By Father Woods The Fifth Week of Lent marks a turning point in this holy season. The first four weeks have focused on personal conversion through the disciplines of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. As the Preface of the Mass reminds ...

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LENT Is MEANINGLESS WITHOUT Holy WEEK

By Father Woods The season of Lent is moving by very quickly. On Thursday it will be a month since Ash Wednesday. This Sunday is known as Laetare Sunday – the first words of the Entrance Antiphon of the Mass ...

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