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The Branch - August 26, 2018

Posted by Jason Buckley on 8/26/18

Which Way?

Many of us can remember a time when Waze, Siri, or Google were not around to give us directions. Now, we hear phrases like “Turn here”, “Your destination is ahead on the left”, or “Recalculating route” just about any time we get in the car.

Today’s readings ... Read More »

The Branch - August 19, 2018

Posted by Jason Buckley on 8/19/18

Let Us Learn from St. Paul 

Last week, during the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in a letter from Saint Paul to the Ephesians, we heard: 

“All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice.  And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has ... Read More »

The Branch - July 22, 2018

Posted by Jason Buckley on 8/15/18

Hello! I have not had the opportunity to write in The Branch in several weeks; I was told by some faith family members here at the parish that my voice was missed and that I need to write something for this edition of the bulletin. I am both humbled ... Read More »

The Branch - August 5, 2018

Posted by Jason Buckley on 8/15/18

As we enter into an election cycle (the Michigan primary election takes place on August 7 and the general election takes place on November 6), I find myself being bombarded with ad after ad after ad and chuckling when I am watching a show, such as the local news ... Read More »

The Branch - July 29, 2018

Posted by Jason Buckley on 8/15/18

Occasionally, I find myself on autopilot for responses or songs during Mass. The words come out of my mouth by rote. I, and anyone around me, can catch when this happens because I fall back into pre-2010 responses. When I reflect on the words, I find a line from Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows pop into my head: ... Read More »