December 2022 issue

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The Bishop’s Walk of Hope

Josephine Kizza, Director of St. Jude Family Projects, Uganda

Hope For the Future

When Josephine Kizza Aliddeki started an organic farming project in Uganda, she named it St. Jude for the patron saint of hopeless causes. However, since …

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Bishop Samuel Rose’s Christmas Message

Like many, I watched the “historic” commercial space flight by Blue Origin last year with William Shatner—Captain Kirk himself—on board. It made history because Shatner …

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Bishop John Organ’s Christmas Message

I am writing my Christmas Message for Anglican Life on October 13th due to the early deadline for print publication. Here in Corner Brook it …

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Bishop John Watton’s Christmas Message

Many pieces of scripture other than the narrative of Jesus birth speak to me. One of the most powerful scriptures in my heart is from …

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

I have a lot of favourite Christmas specials and movies. There’s the Muppet Family Christmas, A Christmas Story, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales. And …

Lego As An Ecclesiastical Metaphor

If there’s one thing I am known for, among those who have more than a passing knowledge of me, it is that I am a …

Eastern NL AFCF Trustees Hold 400th Meeting

The Anglican Charitable Foundation for Children (ACFC) had its beginning when Bishop Edward Feild responded to a pressing need to look after families who had …

God Guard Thee, Newfoundland

As I started writing this column, people were up in arms about Memorial University’s decision not to include the Ode to Newfoundland as part of …

Reasonable and Probable Grounds to Believe

As a member of the RCMP, I had many opportunities to observe people in the quiet of a courtroom, undertaking an oath—I swear to tell …

The Open Door in Corner Brook

Author Myra Shears

An Act of Kindness

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart Over the …

Celebrating Thanksgiving in The Parish of Bonne Bay North

The Parish of Bonne Bay North celebrated Thanksgiving this year with many thanks. The Rev’d Wilhelmena Green and many of the parishioners from both Rocky …

Behind Every Dark Cloud Is A Silver Lining

Interwoven into our defined English vocabulary are many proverbs or sayings. Most of which I have never taken seriously or with any degree of credence …

Stir Up

One of the traditions which has somewhat gone by the wayside is “Stir Up” Sunday. In The Book of Common Prayer, the collect for the …

The Holiday Season: What’s Your Favourite Part? What Would Jesus’ Be?

Here we are again: the December issue of the paper, working our way through Advent and towards Christmas Day. Every year is so full of …

In The Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona

Quilt Show A quilt show went ahead as planned on September 30th. After the devastation of Fiona, we were not sure what to do, but …

Discipleship and New Ministry

On Wednesday, 26 October, 2022, the Diocese of Western Newfoundland held a clergy gathering for the active clergy in the diocese. The day began with …

Come Home Celebrations at St. Luke’s

The Parish of Port de Grave was a busy place last summer—getting ready for three fundraisers, completing repairs, and painting our lower hall has kept …

Harry Balsom: Lay Leader

The All Saints’ congregation and vestry in Corner Brook, along with their rector the Rev’d Canon Tanya White and Bishop John Organ, were all honoured …

Cathedral Parishioner Among Recent Recipients of the Order of Newfoundland

Those of us who know Carla Furlong will agree that she is a fascinating woman (one definitely deserving of being called a “lady”), with an …

Kathy and Dr. John Sheldon—The Kind of People You Want to Be When You Grow Up

On Sunday October 16th, the Parishes of Gander Bay and Twillingate held a joint service to give thanks for the ministry of Kathy and Dr. …

New Chapter and Bishop’s Council in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador

Author Anglican Life

The Spirit of Christmas

Every year around the end of November, there seems to be something in the air. A feeling comes over most people in December that isn’t …

Let Us Begin Again

I feel like I am in a cycle of new beginnings. With Advent we start a new liturgical year; in September we began a new …

Together To Gather

This Christmas will be different. We’ll congregate once more inside a warm beautiful stone Church and we’ll do all that we haven’t when we were …

124th Anniversary of the ACW, Port aux Basques

On November 1st, the ACW of St. James’ Church in Port aux Basques celebrated their 124th anniversary with 24 ladies in attendance. The morning started …

100th Anniversary of St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Francois

On October 16th, 2022, St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Francois celebrated its 100th anniversary. A supper and dance were held on Saturday night, …

Lavrock Camp and Conference Centre

It is with great sadness and regret that I write this article on behalf of the Board of Management for the Lavrock Camp and Conference …

Quilt Show at the Cathedral in St. John’s

On October 28th and 29th, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s held its 2nd annual quilt show. A committee of parishioners …

Licensed Lay Ministers and Eucharistic Assistants’ Conference

The Diocese of Central Newfoundland held a Licensed Lay Ministers and Eucharistic Assistants Conference, at Lion Max Simms Camp, on the weekend of October 14-16. …

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