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'The Lord will come like a thief in the night.' Sunday Reflections, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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  Year A   All Quiet on the Western Front  (1930), ending For you yourselves are fully aware that  the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night (1Thess 5:2).   [Second Reading] Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21  [Omit]  ( English Standard Version Anglicised) Jesus told his disciples this parable: “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.   To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.   [ He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.   So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.   But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ]   Now

'In other words I loved and I followed Christ.' Sunday Reflections, 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A

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The Good Shepherd Early Italian Christian Sculptor [ Web Gallery of Art ] This Sunday is often called 'Good Shepherd Sunday' and is also World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)             Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   John 10:1-10  ( New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada) Jesus said: ‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from hi

Columban Fr Thomas J. Vaughan RIP

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Fr Thomas J. Vaughan 20 February 1928 - 13 September 2018 Fr Thomas J. Vaughan died peacefully on 13 September  2018 at St. Elizabeth Manor, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. Cathedral of St Paul, Saint Paul, MN  [ Wikipedia ] Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) Vaughan. He is survived his sister Loretta Gallagher as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and brother priests. He was also the brother of the late Patrick Vaughan, Muriel Vaughan, Donna Marie Smith, Richard Vaughan, Jerome Vaughan, Mary Alice Vaughan,and Delores Gibbons. Cretin-Derham High School, Saint Paul   [ Wikipedia ] [Cretin High School and Derham Hall  amalgamated in 1987 ] Fr Vaughan was a graduate of Cretin High School, Saint Paul, and then  served in the US Army. He went on to graduate from the  College of St Thomas before joining the Society of Saint  Columban and was ordained in 1956. He served mainly in the Philippines but also in

Columban Fr Roderick Long RIP

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Fr John Roderick Long (13 November 1934 - 14 September 2018) Fr John Roderick ('Derrick') Long was born in Dublin on 13 November 1934. He was educated at the Convent of Mercy, Loughrea, County Galway, St Brendan’s National School, Loughrea, and St Joseph’s College, Garbally Park, Ballinasloe. He entered St Columban's College, Dalgan Park, Navan, County Meath, in September 1953 and was ordained priest on 21 December 1959. St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea  [ Wikipedia ] Father Derrick’s first appointment was to Burma (now Myanmar), but while he awaited a visa he served as temporary dean at the Templeogue house of studies in Dublin. When his visa came through, he left for Burma in October 1962. There he worked with Fr Jim Fisher as the latter ran a procure in Rangoon (now Yangon) for various Catholic groups working in Burma. However, Father Derrick was expelled from there in 1966 when the military government put further restrictions on missionar

Columban Fr Francis J. Keaney RIP

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Fr FRANCIS J. KEANEY 4 November 1934 – 13 May  2018 Fr Frank Keaney was one of six children born to John Keaney and Nora Theresa Curristan Keaney. They lived in Immaculate Conception Parish, Winchester, MA, within the Archdiocese of Boston, USA.  (The parish  was suppressed  in 2004).   Winchester Town Hall  [ Wikipedia ] The young Frank attended Noonan Public School, and later studied at Winchester Junior High School, Winchester High School, and Bentley College, Boston.  As an adult, he worked in the accounting department of Revere Sugar Company, later renamed Domino Sugar. When Frank decided that he wanted to become a priest he studied   at the School of St Philip Neri for delayed vocations in order to  familiarize himself with Latin. He then entered the Columban  seminary in Milton, MA in 1957. Health issues centering on his thyroid gland resulted in the postponement of his ordination to the priesthood by six months. He   was ordained in June 1