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No More Volunteers

It’s time for the church to stop relying on volunteers. That sounds like a harsh thing to say. More than ever before, the work of …

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How Youth Are Changing The Face of The Cathedral in St. John’s

For years, programs like Canada summer jobs or provincial grants have enabled employers to easily get in touch with youth for seasonal positions in different …

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My Father’s Legacy

My father, Ronald Clarke, entered into his eternal rest on January 1, 2022. After Thanksgiving, dad’s health took a turn and he didn’t leave the …

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Bequests Out of The Blue

Many parishes have no idea who has a bequest in their will for the church. In my experience, this is indeed the case and we …

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Faith and Hope in the Midst of a Pandemic

It seems today, many of the thoughts that we have been able to push back in our minds have become the loudest voices in the …

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Potential For Meaningful Digital Interaction

The other day I was enjoying some time playing video games with my children. We were using a virtual reality device: a mask with an …

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“It’s Not The Same!”

As I write, we have returned to a season of enhanced precautions and online worship. To say that we’re starting to get tired of the …

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A Legacy of Bishop Feild

What a story and what a legacy! I have just completed Bishop Geoff Peddle’s book, “The Church of England Orphanage in Newfoundland: 1855-1969.” The well …

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Struggling For The Connection

Well, the end of 2021 took an unexpected turn for all of us, didn’t it? Nearly locked down right before Christmas, back to online learning …

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It’s Getting Brighter

I am certain that many of you maybe familiar with this saying: If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight.  If …

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