KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS
Council #10236 St. Bernadette's Church, Ajax Ontario Canada

Subtitle

CORPORAL NATHAN CORILLO

KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

"ON OUR SOIL"

Oct. 22, 2014

May he rest in peace

September 2, 2018  /  Gospel – Mark 7: 1 - 23  /  HOMILY OF FR KEITH WALLACE  St Bernadette Ajax                                                                                        
“ And Jesus said - From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile."
Quite a list eh brothers and sisters !   And yet there may be a person who may say:           Well - I may have done this but at least I did not commit unchastity                                           I may have done that but   at least I did not murder                                                                       
 I may have done this is that .. but at least    it was not theft;   at least  it was not greed or arrogance.   
At least   At least     How sad that we often think of say these words ---- At least I am not this; At least I did not do that 
When we SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE PEOPLE  NOT OF   “AT LEAST”   BUT   PEOPLE OF THE   MOST …..   The most grace,  the most prayer,  the most of the Mass, the most care of the poor.                                                                                                                             Yes quite a list …… from the teachings of Jesus.  
As I prayed over this list that Jesus spoke of 2,000 years ago   I could not but think of another great sin ,  a great evil that has surfaced once again … and that is abuse within the church.  
At the back of the church is the Pastoral Letter from our Cardinal to which I have attached this homily.   The Cardinal did not instruct pastors to preach on this but as we see with the Bible readings I am convinced of it.  Yes to the grave list of sins that Jesus speaks of in today’s Gospel -  add what Pope Francis has called -  the sin of abuse, the crime, and - a filth.  Do you think that when Jesus said these words of warning , of sin, of filth 2000 years ago could He have been prophetic in knowing what would happen to His Church ?  
We are sorry. I am sorry.
I am sorry  ~  to all victims of abuse and for all who still suffer because of what Pope Francis has called a crime;   an immoral and evil act,  filth.  I know you. In 30 years of being a parish priest I have met with you - in my office,  on the streets as someone who is homeless, in hospitals, in schools and in my parishes. I am sorry that this happened  to you.  You have told me how this deeply effected and effects you. You did nothing wrong. You are innocent.   We were wrong. I am sorry for what you went through. As I have said to you - I pray that you continue to move from being victim to survivor to thriver.
                               
I am sorry – for all survivors of any kind of abuse by the hands of anyone – anyone at all. For those to whom each of these public revelations is a trigger- you have told me how it can trigger and bring you back to some very painful memories. Keep going onward. Keep healing.  Keep moving towards becoming a thriver.

I am sorry – to all my innocent and faith-filled brother priests. I am sorry that each time in three decades – 30 years -  that we hear of abuse it is like a kick in the stomach. That our people were mistreated. That our calling of priesthood was mistreated.   I am also sorry if any faith-filled priests were maligned in any way, even sometimes by ‘good’ Catholics. I am sorry for that.

I am sorry - to whom the Catholic Faith is so very dear. I am sorry that you and your faith has been bruised.   I am sorry that you and I share in the sadness of the abuse of trust.

And yet again brothers and sisters ~ I am sorry ~ most of all to all victims. I am so sorry. No words can express it enough.  Jesus is angry and sad and motivated.  He told us last weekend – that the Church is His Body.  His Body again,  as on Good Friday has been mistreated and marked and defiled.    Yet  Jesus loves the church.                                                 He tells us in the Bible that the gates of hades will not prevail against it.
….  We see His body upon the cross, in that we see the victims of abuse, victims of this powerful  atleast list  of Jesus’ teachings and all we can do is to call upon His mercy; His healing; His love. To be people of the most –  the most mercy, the most prayer, the most love, the most action.  To prayer and to action for these – victims.
 Cardinal did not instruct pastors to preach on this but as we see with the Bible readings I am convinced of it.  Yes to the grave list of sins that Jesus speaks of in today’s Gospel -  add what Pope Francis has called -  the sin of abuse, the crime, and - a filth.  Do you think that when Jesus said these words of warning , of sin, of filth 2000 years ago could He have been prophetic in knowing what would happen to His Church ?  
We are sorry. I am sorry.

I am sorry  ~  to all victims of abuse and for all who still suffer because of what Pope Francis has called a crime;   an immoral and evil act,  filth.  I know you. In 30 years of being a parish priest I have met with you - in my office,  on the streets as someone who is homeless, in hospitals, in schools and in my parishes. I am sorry that this happened  to you.  You have told me how this deeply effected and effects you. You did nothing wrong. You are innocent.   We were wrong. I am sorry for what you went through. As I have said to you - I pray that you continue to move from being victim to survivor to thriver.  
                             
I am sorry – for all survivors of any kind of abuse by the hands of anyone – anyone at all. For those to whom each of these public revelations is a trigger- you have told me how it can trigger and bring you back to some very painful memories. Keep going onward. Keep healing.  Keep moving towards becoming a thriver.

I am sorry – to all my innocent and faith-filled brother priests. I am sorry that each time in three decades – 30 years -  that we hear of abuse it is like a kick in the stomach. That our people were mistreated. That our calling of priesthood was mistreated.   I am also sorry if any faith-filled priests were maligned in any way, even sometimes by ‘good’ Catholics. I am sorry for that.

I am sorry - to whom the Catholic Faith is so very dear. I am sorry that you and your faith has been bruised.   I am sorry that you and I share in the sadness of the abuse of trust.
And yet again brothers and sisters ~ I am sorry ~ most of all to all victims. I am so sorry. No words can express it enough.  Jesus is angry and sad and motivated.  He told us last weekend – that the Church is His Body.  His Body again,  as on Good Friday has been mistreated and marked and defiled.    Yet  Jesus loves the church.                                                      He tells us in the Bible that the gates of  hades will not prevail against it.
….  We see His body upon the cross, in that we see the victims of abuse, victims of this powerful  atleast list  of Jesus’ teachings and all we can do is to call upon His mercy; His healing; His love. To be people of the most –  the most mercy, the most prayer, the most love, the most action.  To prayer and to action for these – victims.
   Amen.  

 
   
Good of the Order
Prayer Intentions for: 
Refugees especially Women & Children in war torn countries, 

Brothers Sir Malcolm Fernandes (now residing in a retirement home in North Ajax), Paul Tai Young, Sir Alfred Blakeley, Sir Herman Killian, Sir Vince McNally (Cancer), Sir Carlos DaSilva has undergone treatments for Cancer ( in remission), Robert D’Oliveira (in the hospital), Sir Bert Gereau, Rick Rigelhof, John Kelley, Shut-in Brother Knights.

Agnel Soans’ wife, Alexander Harold, Ann Woods, Anna Vanderpluym, Anne Wilkinson, Bernard Blakeley, Betty Bujold, Brandon Jaipaul’s Grand Mother, Bridget Rigelhof, Carole Anderson, Cynthia Smith, Dr Rampersad, Gary Maloney, Gord Nash, Graham Engel, Haily MacDonald, Janet Sterling, Jennifer De Lima, Jesse Benedict, Jim Cushnan, John Phyher, Josh Steinburg, Karl Friedl, Lady Barbara Hagge, Lois Sims, Marc Larock, Marie McCarthy, Marion McPherson & Betty Babych, Mary Halton, Mary Houghton, Mary McGuire, Max Morton, Mrs. Wallace (Fr. Keith’s mother), Noel Rigelhof, Susan Larock, Teresa Harrigan, Theresa Shevlin, Deacon Bill Campbell, Braeden Gallop, Brother David Bicknells’s son,  Brother Carl Van der Veer’s brother-in-law, Brother Johshua Bell’s Aunt, Cynthia.

In Memoriam:
Fr Tom Shymko
Brothers of Our Council -Adelard Boucher, Alfred Robitaille, Alfredo Navarro, Anthony Shovlin, Arthur Tai-Young, Bruno Jakacki, Chrisanto Bergantinos, David Bain, Denis Ardagh, Dermot Laverty, Edward Boothe, Edward Mahoney, Eric Althelmia, Ervin Bujold, George Munhall, Hugh Shevlin, J George Chaput, James Cray, James Kelly, James Mackrell, James O’Brien, John Buttineau, John Hayes, John Vanderpluym, Joseph Anderson, Joseph Bateson, Joseph Hiddink, Marion Rodriguez, Martin Kanters, Pater Azavedo, Patrick McCullough, Peter Kavanagh, Peter Killian, Ram Singh, Robert McGarry, Sylvester Broders, Walter Sikora.

Lady Margaret McNally, Anne Washburn, Betty Phypher, Bridget Lo Presti, Elizabeth Bankoly, Elsie Shymko (Mother-in-law of Brother Jim Psihogois), George Psihogois, Ilona Huddard, Margaret Longsworth, Margaret Munhall, Marie Kelly, Marie Roy, Matthew Moore, Nigel Boos Jr, Victims of Humboldt bus crash, Victims of Toronto van attack, Walter Hausdorf, Willibald Karl Bischof, Susan Williamson, Colleen Schwendinger, Paul Harasti, Gerti DiCastillo, Carolyn Kelley, David Coates.

Added to the list for December Brother John Kelley who is having knee surgery early in January.  David Coates was also added to In Memoriam.
Good of the Order
Prayer Intentions for: 
Refugees especially Women & Children in war torn countries, 

Brothers Sir Malcolm Fernandes (now residing in a retirement home in North Ajax), Paul Tai Young, Sir Alfred Blakeley, Sir Herman Killian, Sir Vince McNally (Cancer), Sir Carlos DaSilva has undergone treatments for Cancer ( in remission), Robert D’Oliveira (in the hospital), Sir Bert Gereau, Rick Rigelhof, John Kelley, Shut-in Brother Knights.

Agnel Soans’ wife, Alexander Harold, Ann Woods, Anna Vanderpluym, Anne Wilkinson, Bernard Blakeley, Betty Bujold, Brandon Jaipaul’s Grand Mother, Bridget Rigelhof, Carole Anderson, Cynthia Smith, Dr Rampersad, Gary Maloney, Gord Nash, Graham Engel, Haily MacDonald, Janet Sterling, Jennifer De Lima, Jesse Benedict, Jim Cushnan, John Phyher, Josh Steinburg, Karl Friedl, Lady Barbara Hagge, Lois Sims, Marc Larock, Marie McCarthy, Marion McPherson & Betty Babych, Mary Halton, Mary Houghton, Mary McGuire, Max Morton, Mrs. Wallace (Fr. Keith’s mother), Noel Rigelhof, Susan Larock, Teresa Harrigan, Theresa Shevlin, Deacon Bill Campbell, Braeden Gallop, Brother David Bicknells’s son,  Brother Carl Van der Veer’s brother-in-law, Brother Johshua Bell’s Aunt, Cynthia.

In Memoriam:
Fr Tom Shymko
Brothers of Our Council -Adelard Boucher, Alfred Robitaille, Alfredo Navarro, Anthony Shovlin, Arthur Tai-Young, Bruno Jakacki, Chrisanto Bergantinos, David Bain, Denis Ardagh, Dermot Laverty, Edward Boothe, Edward Mahoney, Eric Althelmia, Ervin Bujold, George Munhall, Hugh Shevlin, J George Chaput, James Cray, James Kelly, James Mackrell, James O’Brien, John Buttineau, John Hayes, John Vanderpluym, Joseph Anderson, Joseph Bateson, Joseph Hiddink, Marion Rodriguez, Martin Kanters, Pater Azavedo, Patrick McCullough, Peter Kavanagh, Peter Killian, Ram Singh, Robert McGarry, Sylvester Broders, Walter Sikora.

Lady Margaret McNally, Anne Washburn, Betty Phypher, Bridget Lo Presti, Elizabeth Bankoly, Elsie Shymko (Mother-in-law of Brother Jim Psihogois), George Psihogois, Ilona Huddard, Margaret Longsworth, Margaret Munhall, Marie Kelly, Marie Roy, Matthew Moore, Nigel Boos Jr, Victims of Humboldt bus crash, Victims of Toronto van attack, Walter Hausdorf, Willibald Karl Bischof, Susan Williamson, Colleen Schwendinger, Paul Harasti, Gerti DiCastillo, Carolyn Kelley, David Coates.

Added to the list for December Brother John Kelley who is having knee surgery early in January.  David Coates was also added to In Memoriam.