Bulletins

August 9, 2020

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15 August 2020
The Solemnity of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Not a Holy Day of Obligation this Year since it falls on Saturday. Then again, Sundays have not been Holy Days of Obligation for most of this year anyway.

Assumption of the Virgin
Francesco Albani (1578-1660)

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July 26, 2020

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17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

A few days ago we welcomed Rev. Ryan Alemão to St. John the Beloved. He has taken up residence with us because this Fall he begins studies towards a Psy.D. at Divine Mercy University. 

Ryan Alemäo

Father was ordained three years ago for the Archdiocese of Toronto along with his younger brother Favin.

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July 19, 2020

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16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Last year at this time we were plunged into tragedy. So many of us remain speechless at the loss of so many parishioners’ favorite person.

Spencer Declan Lunde was born on November 23, 2002. He died on July 23, 2019.

This was Spencer on Easter Sunday 2016.

Spencer Lunde

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July 12, 2020

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15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
6TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

In a world without God, racial hubris and interracial animosity are inevitable. Frequent war is our fallen condition. If the Bible had not identified the origin of Original Sin (Read Genesis 2,15-17;3,1-34) we would have created a mythology to account for it. Humans, made male and female in the image and likeness of God, are creatures capable of tremendous beauty and astounding brutality. Created with a desire for all that is good, true and beautiful, we threaten everything lovely and noble by virtue of our selfishly insisting on having what we want when we want it.

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July 5, 2020

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14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Two flags hang in our church, those of the United States of American and the Holy See. One of them was stolen a few weeks ago. I borrowed an American flag from the school and replaced the missing Star Spangled Banner.

Even though I had and still have doubts about the American Revolution being a just war, I wore the uniform of an Ensign in the United States Navy. Active duty in the Chaplain Corps was my goal through my years in seminary and that request was made every year of my priesthood until the Bishop released me for service to the Holy See Mission to the United Nations. You could say that I have done Temporary Active Duty under both flags that fly near our sanctuary.

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