Job, Peter’s Mother in Law and Our Vocation

Mary M. McGlone DP816547 CROP.jpg “Job’s Despair” (1825-26) by William Blake (Metropolitan Museum of Art) This February, we may be feeling bleaker than normal during midwinter. It’s been a year since we saw our first U.S. death from COVID-19. A few weeks later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the pandemic […]

Love and Forgiveness

Dear friends, Tomorrow in the U.S., we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find strength and reassurance in the timeless reminders from Dr. King to undertake the demanding practice of love as a path to healing, justice, and true community. “Love is the most durable power in the world… […]

Liminal Space 2021

So here we are… in between: Covid -19 surge and vaccine; in between, awaiting… awaiting what lies ahead in the new year, … awaiting family visits? awaiting healing? awaiting a stimulus, awaiting employment, awaiting a new political landscape? Awaiting…. a new heaven and a new earth. What is my part, what is our part in […]

Do something… a reflection on the parable of the talents

In Jesus’ parable, the master divided his treasure among three servants. Lest we feel too sorry for the one who received only one share, consider that a talent was a measure of weight denoting about 70 pounds of silver or gold. Given Jesus’ story-telling style, it must have been gold. The poor servant who got […]

Beginning Again

Today is a beautiful Sunday. The sun is shining, and the temperature betrays the November season. Today we also begin to turn the page on the next chapter for our country. Many are full of hope and happiness and others not so much. Let us work together, for we are one. Let begin to live […]

Prayer during this Election Time

Please pray each day from November 1 through November 7 Healer of our every ill, breathe in and among all of us who dwell in this land. Sooth our wounds, Calm our fears. Mend our divisions. Hope of all tomorrows, open our deaf ears and fill us with compassion. Tender our hearts. Inspire creative ideas […]

Lessons from Sunday’s Readings 10/25

Ex. 22:22 You shall not abuse any resident alien, for you were aliens yourselves. (26) If you takes your neighbor’s cloak, you shall restore it before the sun goes down. It may be your neighbor’s only clothing. (27) If your nieghbor cries out to me, I will listen, for I am compassionate. Thess 1: For […]

St. Helena Outreach Ministries

St. Helena Church Outreach Ministries is located on the ground St. Helena Parish campus between the Church and ST. Helena-Incarnation School. The Outreach Ministries serve people in the Olney area of Philadelphia. We have a Food Bank which is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00- 12:30. During that time we also provide information […]

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