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Twenty Second Sunday In Ordinary Time, Sept. 1, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 30 August 2013 12:37

I have just returned from a 17 day journey, ten daysat sea on Oceiania's ship: Regatta

.On this particular cruise, there was open seating which reminds me of today's Gospel. It also reminnds me of a must visit  site in San Francisco. We made two visits  to The Buena Vista Bar the "shrine" where Irish Coffee originated. When we went in the morning we were to fly out, the bar was jamed, filled with the jabbering of countless different languages. My cousin Rosemary and I were both on canes. As we worked our way through the crowd, two Twenty Something men observed us and hopped off the bar stool and offered us their seats. Chivilry and kindness is not dead. Two strangers helping out two other strangers, a simple act, but memorable--as was the Irish Coffee. Today's Gospel is all about taking seats at the Buena Vistas of Jesus times. [NOTE:A Labor Day Reflection follows this Homily.]

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Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time....August 25, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:12

One of the speakers on our ship Regatta was a Physics Prof who gave a lecture on puzzles and paradoxes. He went on to say that in his college classes, every night he went home wondering and with all kinds of questions, and yet each day his classmates had all the answers, and so he considered himself rather inferior in intelligence. And yet when the final exams came, he got better grades then those who seemed to have all the answers each day. A paradox!

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Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, August 4, 2013 PLUS Aug. 11,18

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:33

Reflections for: Aug. 4, 11, 18,

"The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page." St. Augustine

On August 7, I turn 81, and I am grateful that I am still turning. On August 8 I leave for Seattle, then to Vancouver to sail on the Oceania Regatta on an Alaskan cruise with Rosemary, my  Godson George and his wife, Dennis and ....Marthaler.

Returning Aug. 24, 2013

I will be putting in short reflections for Aug. 11, 18, and 25, and you can can find them in THIS Aug. 4 space as you scroll down.

Today: Have you noticed in every town you go through the number of storage facilities? When I was growing up they did not exixt because  no  one had any estra stuff to store!

Jesus talkes about the whole "storage scene" in today's Gospel.

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28, 2013

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Written by Fr. Fitz Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:35

Today's Readings:

in those days The Lord said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave that I must go down....Gen.18:20

So WHAT WAS THEIR SIN?

Google this question and you will get diverse answers.

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FOOD STAMPS REFLECTION For 16th Week, Ord. Time

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 19 July 2013 11:58

"Let me bring you a little food' that you may refresh yourselves...Gen. Ch. 18

from First Reading, Sunday, July 21

Feeding the hungry is a constant theme in the Scriptures. It is a basic mark of civilization in every age.

Recently David Brooks, national writer said he intended to do an exposé on misuse of FOOD STAMPS.

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