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We are the Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of London and our Bishop is Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B. We are also a parish church for a diverse and vibrant community.
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Monday is Remembrance Day. In communities throughout Canada, people set this day aside to come together, filled not only with memories of war, but also with a profound hope for peace. We express gratitude for the selfless dedication of all who served, or who serve currently, in the Armed Forces of Canada. We pray that they be shielded from danger, and kept strong and steadfast. We pause as well in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the service of our nation. Those of us who live in freedom will always be in debt to those who helped preserve it. May they never be forgotten to us, and may their example continue to inspire us all to lead lives of faithful service. As we call to mind those who have gone before us, we renew our commitment to a genuine search for true peace that will extinguish all arguments, for charity, which will overcome hatred, and for pardon and reconciliation, which will disarm revenge.
Thank you to the members of the Catholic Women’s League and supporting volunteers for their efforts in putting on last week’s bazaar. Thank you, as well, to those who attended. The funds raised will support many projects both inside and outside the parish.
Something to think about: “Prayer is not informing God of our needs or asking God to change ‘his’ mind. We are not setting up our will in opposition to God’s will or telling God what he should be doing. Such egocentric prayer fosters many forms of neurotic religious behavior, such as praying for victory over others or the fulfilling of our fantasies or egotistical desires. Absurdity of this kind begins by creating a God in our own ego image. It may then continue in the obsessive maintenance of a fantasy relationship with the false god of our making. Such a god can develop enough autonomous psychic life to close us to true divinity when it actually approaches. This can be just as dangerous spiritually as the way the demon of the ego weaves the illusion that we inhabit a personal reality separate and independent from God.” (Fr. Lawrence Freeman).
Jesus reminds us in today’s Gospel …"Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.” We believe life is present for us on the other side of death. However, there is also new life here right now as we go through the other deaths, more than one or two, we experience in this life. How has death already affected our life? Who and what have sustained us during the times we have experienced death? What does “moving through death and resurrection mean for us at the end of our life on earth and during the days we are living now?