September is here! Some of us are back to school, some back to work after the Labour Day weekend. The St. James’ Music Academy will return Mon. Sept. 11, and it is 106 days until Christmas! But before I run away with an early rendition of jingle bells, let me share with you some of […]

What a gift it is to have a long weekend and an extra day to spend with our families and friends this coming Monday. With such fast paced lives, with technology and production ever more becoming the focus in our work, stat holidays like Labour Day become quite sacred. If something is sacred it is […]

“In our liturgical kalendar tomorrow, 28 August, we shall commemorate St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, who died in 430AD, and had today not been Sunday we should be remembering St Monica, his mother, who died in 387AD. St Augustine, not to be confused with the later saint of the same name who […]

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5.16-18 NRSV At the beginning of August I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a Monday to Friday on retreat on the Sunshine Coast. It was in a beautiful […]

The week before last, after a long search for a suitable craftsperson, a significant piece of work on the outside of the St. James’ building came to fruition: a sign-writer painted the name of the church above the main doors, and the designation of the memorial garden on the south wall below the Lady Chapel […]