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Breakfast in Port Felix 

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, the Parishioners of St. Joseph's Parish in Port Felix had their annual breakfast of bacon, sausage, bologna, hash browns, scramble eggs, pancakes, toast, Pearl's homemade jams, corn fritters, juice, tea and coffee. People come from far and near to enjoy Sister Alma's delicious corn fritters which she makes from scratch. Everyone leaves with a full belly. 

Joan Tibbo, friend of CND 


A New Book to Read and Ponder 

Alleluia! We have heard the words and lived the Holy Week experience once again. It was a joy to share with the Triduum and Easter Sunday with forty other people at Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga. Father Ronald Rolheiser reflected and celebrated with us. If you wish to share some of our experience you can purchase his latest book which explores the Most Revolutionary Moral Drama in History: Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. 

The central mystery of the Christian faith embodied in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus is a revolutionary “love drama,” according to Ronald Rolheiser, a Catholic priest and one of today’s most influential spiritual writers. He offers profound insights into the meaning of this drama, including how we are meant to respond to it, in his new book The Passion and the Cross.

Joan Lewis, CND 


Update on Congo 

The Congolese priest who launched the website http://www.benilubero.com/ which invited people to sign a petition to the UN about massacres in North Kivu was shot to death on Palm Sunday evening. Information on Father Vincent and his work can be read at the following link: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2016/03/22/priests-murder-in-congo-shows-the-need-for-a-new-concept-of-martyrdom/.

Our resident Jesuit Father Daniel will celebrate a Requiem Mass in honour of his friend, Father Vincent in mid-April. The Passion/Resurrection is a reality everywhere and every day. 

Alana Forrester, associate 


C-BIG PEI

I would like to follow-up what appeared earlier on Basic Income Guarantee with some information about what is happening on PEI. 

This program is a central one taken up by the “Working Group for Livable Income” (WGLI), a coalition of community groups and individuals established 13 years ago, to address the on-going roots of impoverishment of a large number of people on PEI. This means having a long-term goal of eliminating poverty by establishing a system of a guaranteed annual income. C-BIG PEI is working to have the PEI government, in concert with the federal government, establish a model program on PEI with a government insured guarantee that no one’s income (for any reason) will fall below the level necessary to meet their basic needs. This includes having adequate nutritious foods, access to affordable housing, necessary pharmaceuticals, appropriate disability and old age support etc. Hopefully we can keep up to date on this Canada-wide movement and support it in keeping with our commitment to “live in solidarity with the impoverished…” 

Anne T. Gillis, JPIC 


Movie – Miracles from Heaven has been playing in theatres in recent weeks. It is a powerful story of a family struggling through their child’s serious illness and overjoyed with a surprise healing from her sickness following a freak accident at home. The movie is based on a true story of a family in Texas a few years ago; mostly factual, the film takes a few liberties in presenting the story. There are painful moments and joyful times; WHY questions and HOW questions. I especially liked the way we saw the many gestures of kindness and assistance that change people’s lives – the miracles in our every day – and for the humour and the hope so necessary in even the most difficult times.

Eleanor McCloskey, CND 

 

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