Pastor's Letter

Fr Robert Mitchell, Pastor - St Luke's Catholic Church - Barefoot Bay FLFr Robert transferred to St. Luke as Pastor in July 2015 in succession to the late Fr. Yvon Haché.

Speaks English, French and Spanish and a little Irish (Gaelic)

Love Classical Music, Gardening and Reading.

Favorite Saint: St. Joseph.

 

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

19 Aug

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

On Tuesday, those lucky enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse will see something which has fascinated, not to say terrified, people from the beginning of time........ 

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Two great men - one great message.

05 Aug

Two great men - one great message.

This past week began with the celebration of the feasts of two outstanding men.....

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What is the New Evangelization?

22 Jul

What is the New Evangelization?

The term “The New Evangelization” is thrown around in many Catholics circles today,.......

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Laughter in Church.

15 Jul

Laughter in Church.

Perhaps the nicest compliment I got, and indeed one of the nicest compliments that I’ve ever received, was......

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Keep it Simple S...d

11 Jul

Keep it Simple S...d

That got your attention, I hope!  I’m thinking about the way that we seem to almost instinctively.......

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Happy 241st!

11 Jul

Happy 241st!

Happy 241st! This week we celebrate the birth of our Nation in 1776. Much has happened in the intervening 241 years. I think it’s fair to say that the United States of 2017 bears little resemblance to the United States of 1776. Technologically we are light-years (a concept that our Founding Fathers would probably not have understood!) away . . . More

Beginning a new financial year.

09 Jun

Beginning a new financial year.

The diocesan financial year runs from the 1st of July to.....

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Come Holy Spirit

03 Jun

Come Holy Spirit

“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.  Enkindle in them....

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A gift on Mother’s Day.

13 May

A gift on Mother’s Day.

....isn’t that typical of mothers (and parents in general):  to think more about their children’s.....

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A hundred years of Love

06 May

A hundred years of Love

100 years since our Blessed Mother appeared to three young children

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So what’s next?

29 Apr

So what’s next?

We humans have an insatiable appetite for the new.  It’s one of the first things that advertisers draw our attention to when they want to persuade us to try their product - even if the only thing that is new about it is the shade of pink on the wrapper!

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Beginning our Most Sacred Week.

28 Mar

Beginning our Most Sacred Week.

....... And yet within three days they are screaming for his blood and demanding that he be crucified.............

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Opening our Eyes

18 Mar

Opening our Eyes

.....The second global slavery index released in November of 2014 estimated that almost 36 million people were living as slaves, trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or born into servitude.

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“Blessed are those who follow the law of the Lord”

18 Feb

“Blessed are those who follow the law of  the Lord”

This is the phrase that is on the poster for this year’s Catholic App

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Open to Change

28 Jan

Open to Change

Last Wednesday, (25th) was the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  

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Countdown

17 Dec

Countdown

So here we are at the fourth Sunday of Advent.

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When a Loved One Dies

03 Dec

When a Loved One Dies

I want to take this opportunity to share with you some extracts from a recent Vatican Document on Christian Burial

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One Nation Under God

12 Nov

One Nation Under God

By the time you read this letter we will  (hopefully!) know who is to be...

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Vote or Waste

05 Nov

Vote or Waste

One of the joys of the Spanish language is the way that it is written.  What you see is what you get! 

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Revenge or Reconciliation?

08 Oct

Revenge or Reconciliation?

You may have heard that the people of Colombia in South America recently rejected a peace plan.....

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Finding your Niche

24 Sep

Finding your Niche

It's no secret that I love to sing .....

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Something Beautiful for God

03 Sep

Something Beautiful for God

I think just about everyone on the planet knows .......

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Of the People, By the People, For the People.

23 Aug

Of the People, By the People, For the People.

Of course it is vital that we keep in mind why we’re doing all these things. 

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Off to a great start.

27 Feb

Off to a great start.

Last weekend we once again watched the Bishop appeal for our support and I personally explained.......

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Recognizing the Messiah in our Lives.

02 Jan

Recognizing the Messiah in our Lives.

This weekend’s feast, the Epiphany, marks the traditional end of Christmas.  It used....

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The gift that keeps on giving.

19 Dec

The gift that keeps on giving.

Last week I wrote about the wonderful turnout for the BBB Christmas Parade and here we are.....

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