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Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—September 21st, 2017

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Today the Church remembers St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. Matthew started his career as a tax collector, despised by devout Jews because he worked for the Roman government, and, as an unpaid agent of that government, was believed to cheat those who paid their taxes by adding exorbitant fees for his services. Not a popular […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—September 14th, 2017

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“Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “ Matthew 18:21 This is the first part of the gospel for this coming Sunday. Peter […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—September 7th, 2017

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In his letter to the Church in Rome Paul writes these words: “Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—August 31st, 2017

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The news of Hurricane Harvey is plentiful, alarming and sad. For many in New York and New Jersey it brings to mind Superstorm Sandy, with all the pain, fear and devastation of that storm, and the cleanup that is still ongoing in many places. As bad as the memories and this new experience may be, […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—August 17th, 2017

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From the gospel for this coming Sunday The question was posed to Jesus about eating meat that had been sacrificed to idols, and whether that would defile a person. Jesus responded: “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—August 10th, 2017

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Sibling rivalry, intrigue, death threats, bankruptcy, theft, deception, greed, plotting and scheming, nobility and generosity, sacrifice and joy: it could be the latest television lineup of reality shows or television dramas – or it could be scripture. We find all of these things – and more – throughout the books of the Bible and the […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—August 3rd, 2017

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The Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6, is considered a major feast day in the life of the Church, and, when it falls on a Sunday, supersedes the Sunday After Pentecost readings. It is a day for awe and amazement. The first reading tells of Moses encounter with God on the mountaintop, the receiving of […]