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Shared Ministry – June 2017

June 1, 2017
The book “Praying Our Goodbyes” was given to me by one of the nuns I served with at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA where I did my chaplaincy. It had to do with the final farewell, death, and how...

Shared Ministry – May 2017

May 1, 2017
My ministry with you is coming to a close at the end of June. It has been a rich and full 17 years. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your lives. Rob and I will...

Shared Ministry – April 2017

April 1, 2017
Quotes from COA youth’s answer to: “How would you describe your experience with Coming of Age Program?” Here is how they answered. “Coming of Age was a learning experience. Community is an amazing thing! It helped me figure out what...

Shared Ministry – March 2017

March 1, 2017
One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?” “No”, answered Buddha. “Then are you a healer?” “No”, Buddha replied. “Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted. “No, I am not a teacher.” “Then what are you?” asked...

Shared Ministry – February 2017

February 1, 2017
Desire is the perfect theme for February and Valentine’s Day. Desire in romance novels get people into all kinds of trouble but there is a desire that brings us into closer relationship with God or the holy. Father James Martin...

Shared Ministry – January 2017

January 1, 2017
Have you been theologically curious? The Five Questions class offers us a series of questions that we have been pondered since the development of the prefrontal cortex. What does it mean to be human? (Ontology) How do I know what...

Shared Ministry – December 2016

December 1, 2016
It works to have Tradition follow Ancestry in our Covenant Group themes for the months of November and December because it is our ancestors who have passed down to us our traditions.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and...

Shared Ministry – November 2016

November 1, 2016
I just returned from the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) annual Fall Conference, this year in San Diego, CA. Besides being in a lovely setting, we had some rich conversations. Our theme was Money, Death, Race and Sex: Bringing the...
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