November 2020

Nov. 22 is Reign of Christ or Christ the King Sunday. The Reign of Christ Sunday is like New Years Eve.  We reminisce about the past year and look forward to the New Year;  beginning with the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a season filled with expectation and preparation and the year ends with the celebration of the Reign of Christ. However, this year as we reminisce on the past year, we missed most of the liturgical celebrations with the closing of St Andrews.  Instead of looking back at a year with fondness, we instead see the doors of St. Andrews...

Today I watched the Remembrance Day Service broadcast from the War Memorial in Ottawa.  I was once again struck by the sacrifice our men and women have given over the years.  It was hard not to get chocked up as the 2020 Silver Cross Mother laid a wreath for all family members who have lost a loved one.  My wife Susan worked at the Vets Hospital in Ottawa and Deer Lodge in Winnipeg and she would tell stories of her patients who suffered much:  both physically and mentally.  Whether it be the Second World War, Korea, Bosnia or Afghanistan.  The casualties of war have had a...

Today I watched the Remembrance Day Service broadcast from the War Memorial in Ottawa.  I was once again struck by the sacrifice our men and women have given over the years.  It was hard not to get chocked up as the 2020 Silver Cross Mother laid a wreath for all family members who have lost a loved one.  My wife Susan worked at the Vets Hospital in Ottawa and Deer Lodge in Winnipeg and she would tell stories of her patients who suffered much:  both physically and mentally.  Whether it be the Second World War, Korea, Bosnia or Afghanistan.  The casualties of war have had a...