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Letter from Fr. Keith (July 31)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, “The Dog Days of Summer,” my dear grand aunt, Mame, used to call them! Hot, sticky, the threat of rain, but little to show for it. She had lots of Irish wit, and kept us well entertained. Besides that, she was a keen … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (July 24)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, I indicated last week’s would be my final letter for now. I afterwards heard that some who have not yet made the decision to return to Mass would like me to continue as a way to keep them in touch with the parish. … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (July 17)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, Almost every day this week saw me inspecting the tiny plot of ground that is my garden. I dug up a little more soil over the past while, and planted some perennials I’d received from a number of people. They won’t show much … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (July 7)

Dear Parishioners of St. Dunstan’s, I want to begin this week by thanking the group of parishioners who worked so hard preparing to welcome our brothers and sisters, attending last week’s four Masses. Because of their commitment and efforts, things went along smoothly, in spite of the various adaptations needed … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (July 1)

Dear Parishioners of St. Dunstan’s, This weekend, we will joyfully welcome each other back to the celebration of the Eucharist after being away from Sunday Mass for nearly four months, I, for one, when we left that Sunday evening, March 15, thought we’d likely be back in a few weeks—quite … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (June 26)

Dear St. Dunstan’s Parishioners, Today, we enter Stage IV of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Beginning this Monday, June 29, Masses will be celebrated for a maximum of 50 people, with weekend Masses beginning next weekend, July 4 and 5. Registration will continue to be necessary. This requirement from Public … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (June 19)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, Last week, we talked about the Old-Testament-Elijah. We recalled his prophetic mission in the land of Israel some eight centuries before the time of Jesus. We further remembered his later prominence among the Jewish people, who came to identify him as the one … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (June 12)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, During the Masses this week, our first reading—with the exception of Thursday’s memorial of St. Barnabas—has been taken from the Old Testament “First Book of Kings.” From First Kings, we have been hearing about Elijah. Elijah lived some 800 years before the time … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (June 5)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, In the history of our cathedral parish, this week stands in stellar significance. After almost 11 weeks, we returned to the public celebration of the Eucharist. Granted, gatherings capped at 15, but gathered nonetheless! We reminded ourselves of the Lord’s promise, Where two … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (May 29)

May 29, 2020 Dear Parishioners of St. Dunstan’s, This Sunday, the Easter season comes to a close as we celebrate Pentecost. The most familiar image most of us have of this feast is described for us in the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Wind filling the house … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (May 22)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, Today, we begin Phase II of progressing out of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. The Diocese is in on-going discussion with the provincial Public Health Office in relation to the re-opening of our churches. Indications at this time, from places further along in … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (May 15)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, While we celebrate the Easter season, the setting for this Sunday’s Gospel is the Upper Room on the night before Jesus died. After washing the feet of his disciples, as a foreshadowing of the supreme act of service on the following day’s Calvary, … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (May 8)

May 8, 2020 Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, We are about to enter our third month of responding to COVID-19. This week, we have heard that all 27 cases of the illness in our province are considered to have recovered. We’ve also been advised that some restrictions are … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (May 1)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, Today, as I write this, is Day 1 of Phase 1 in the process of easing COVID-19 restrictions in our province. There is cause for rejoicing, though we continue to be cautioned that the virus has not yet been defeated. It remains essential … Continue reading

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Letter from Fr. Keith (April 24)

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Dunstan’s, Since last Sunday, we have all shared in the horror and grief of our neighbours and friends in Nova Scotia, as we collectively reel in the wake of the mass killing in Colchester County. As details slowly emerge, sadness, fear, bewilderment, anger are … Continue reading

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