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Message from the Rector

The Weekend of April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021


Dear Easter People,

Our Easter Season continues! The joy of the Easter Season speaks of life so abundant we call it eternal – Resurrection! Everything around us also speaks of life – trees budding, flowers blooming and the Cubs and White Sox still in the pennant chase! However, so much of life deals with attitude. Am I patient, stubborn, controlling, joy-filled? Do I see the glass half-empty or half-full? Do I tend to blame others too easily before looking into my own heart?  As I grow older, is life making me bitter or better?

Life is difficult and each day we choose how we will respond to this gift called life. Our Easter Season speaks of new live, hope, beginnings and second chances. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus offers us life so abundant we call it eternal – forever with God.

Spring has sprung and all around us speaks of life and growth. Our Easter Season provides a lens to “see” life with hope and joy. What is my attitude? May our attitude always reflect a joy rooted in Our Lord Jesus Christ who promises us His peace, mercy and forgiveness.

We all need a good laugh. I share the following from about one year ago and back by popular demand……….


Excerpts from a Dog’s Diary

8:00 a.m. – Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 a.m. – A car ride!  My favorite thing!

9:40 a.m. – A walk in the park!  My favorite thing!

10:30 a.m. – Got rubbed and petted!  My favorite thing!

12:00 p.m. – Lunch!  My favorite thing!

1:00 p.m. – Played in the yard!  My favorite thing!

3:00 p.m. – Wagged my tail!  My favorite thing!

5:00 pm. — Milk bones! My favorite thing!

6:00 p.m. – Oooh, Bath. Bummer!

7:00 p.m. – Got to play ball!  My favorite thing!

8:00 p.m. – Wow!  Watched TV with the people!  My favorite thing!

11:00 p.m. – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary

 Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.  In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today, I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.  I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of.  However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. Jerks!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Day 984 of my captivity

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.  I must try this again tomorrow – but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously crazy.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe… FOR NOW!!!

Keep smiling and live the faith,

                                                                                                                                                                               Fr. Greg


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