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What Does Zacchaeus And The Sycamore Tell Us About Ourselves?

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(By Fr. Dexter Brereton) Kevin was a member of the youth group that I remember well. He was a little shorter than six feet. But what stood out about him was the fact that he liked to dress all in ...

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The Tax Collector And The Pharisee – Humility And Pride

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(By Fr. Dexter Breretor) The Tax Collector and the Pharisee in prayer – one in humility and one in pride and arrogance. One of the most talented educators I know is a man with tremendous dedication, attention to detail, high ...

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Are We Willing To Forgive Our Family Members?

Show mercy and forgive family

(Fr. Dexter Brereton) Do we show mercy and forgive family members? As we reach the final stages of this extraordinary Year of Mercy, the Sunday readings present us with these exquisite parables of mercy. First we have the parable of ...

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If You Want To Be My Disciple You Must Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me

Forth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation

Knowing You Jesus  . . . There Is No Greater Thing . . . By Fr. Dexter Brereton If you are looking for an insurance policy against hard times, against grief or even against spells of unhappiness, Christianity, true Christianity, ...

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The Cross: an “access card” or the “outcome” of a faithful life?

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I was telling the congregation at our community in Tacarigua recently, that for generations, the Catholic Church as an institution has provided for many of our young people a ‘pathway to life.’ It is a pathway that begins with their ...

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Which Of Them Would Love Him More?

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(By Fr. Dexter Brereton) Stealing Love On The Side As a boy, my older relatives were quite fond of a popular song called “Stealing love on the side” about the feelings of lovers who literally steal love to which they ...

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The Work Of The Spirit

The Work of the Spirit

(By Fr. Dexter Brereton) One of the peculiar discomforts of leaving home and moving, especially to a large North American city like Toronto is the absolute loss of the sense of direction as familiar landmarks etched in the consciousness are ...

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The Ascension Challenge – Be Patient

The Ascension Of Jesus

(By Fr. Dexter Brerton) Ascension challenges us to stay in the city so that we can be clothed with Power from on High First some ‘background’ to today’s feast.  The term ‘ascension’ refers to Jesus’ being ‘carried up to heaven ...

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My Peace I Give To You – Jesus’ Parting Words

Peace that the world cannot give

(By Fr Dexter Brereton) The peace I give you the world cannot take away . . . The Gospel reading this weekend is taken from John chapter 14 in that section of John’s gospel called the farewell discourse. These words ...

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No One Will Ever Steal Them From Me

(By Fr. Dexter Brereton) “…no one will ever steal them from me. The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone, and no one can steal from the Father.” On this Sunday called traditionally Good Shepherd Sunday the ...

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