Pastor Notes

January 2018

Jan 26

January 28, 2018

Friends, It is late Friday night, January 20th, and I just returned to the rectory from celebrating two 80th birthday parties. What a privilege I had to be invited to both celebrations for parishioners who are pillars of the church and legends in our community. There were even hundreds of well-wishers at both events. The celebration for Dr....
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Jan 19

January 21, 2018

Friends, I am going to be very careful as I write these words but write them I must. If I’m not mistaken, the State of the Union speech should take place this week, although I haven’t heard or seen any sign of it happening. As you may know or conclude from my preaching or priorities, I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016.  I...
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Jan 12

January 14, 2018

Friends, I had the privilege of having supper with one of my favorite families in Dorchester the week after the holidays. During our conversation they told me they had been to Mayor Marty Walsh’s inauguration ceremony and how impressed they were with Vice President Joe Biden. I told them how much I loved the guy and how honored I was to...
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Jan 5

January 7, 2018

Friends, As we get older, I’m convinced age means very little until our health starts to fail and that’s when we begin to honestly face our mortality. As long as we are feeling well we can actually deny that we are aging. Obviously, this is all about physical health. But we are also emotional and spiritual beings. We meet people...
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