Reflections from Father Jerry

   "I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never be thirsty."  John 6:35.       We're all hungry, never satisfied. We need bread, we need friends, we need meaning - and all the bread, friends and meaning  we enjoy whets our appetite for more life. We hunger to understand ourselves and others; we know the hunger of loneliness, and times of emptiness. And Jesus came, saw our hunger, and wanted to feed us food that would truly …

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Reflections by Father Ed

Reflections Kenny Rogers, in his song the Gambler, sings “ You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away, know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table, There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.” Wise words for a poker player and wise words for life. The main theme of the song is discernment. Having said all this, I have decided to fold’em, as the song says, to discontinue being the third Sunday p…

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Reflection for Advent

A Christmas Story: Jesus in the shopping mall   This is an article published in The Charlotte Observer on December 10, 2006. It was originally published on Dec. 21, 1997. Ed Williams is the author. Twenty years later it still expresses the true meaning of Christmas for me, and I hope for you.  I want to tell you a story of the Christmas season, but it needs a preface. So first, a few words about religion and me.  I don’t see angels in the clouds or hear God speaking in the ocean’s roar or th…

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Tim and Claire Corbett

Tim and Claire Corbett can't remember the date that they first started attending Holy Cross, but do remember that we were still worshiping at Myrtle Grove Middle School.  They had heard about Holy Cross through word of mouth.  One of the reasons they kept coming back to Holy Cross was that our worship seemed to be the right compromise of traditional and contemporary styles.  Tim and Claire have full time careers and are parents to a five and two year old, Anna and Nathan. Because they are a very…

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Reflections from Father Ed Dunlap

The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is the start. The history of thanksgiving celebrations is at best controversial- who had the first one in the United States? Did the Pilgrims celebrate it first or did the colonists in Virginia?  Each claims the first Thanksgiving. A little known fact is that George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving in 1789 for all the blessings our young nation had experienced. The Episcopal Church established that the first Thursday of November would be its…

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