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    • Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand September 15, 2014
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    • Gay Games Symposium July 21, 2014
      I am pleased and honored that the UCC has asked me to moderate a symposium during the games entitled Queer Christians: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    • A Visit to Grand Marais June 23, 2017
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    • Not Our President November 16, 2016
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COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY

Thanks to Contemplative Catholic once again for the reference to another alternative, inclusive Catholic Eucharistic community: Companions on the Journey.

“Companions on the Journey” describes a group of Roman Catholics and persons from other faith traditions who have gathered as an independent non-hierarchical Eucharistic community since May 1997. Each individual’s faith is derived from his/her experiences of God, immanent and transcendent, and is illuminated by the teachings of Christ and the wisdom of other spiritual traditions.

The community sees itself as open, fluid, inclusive, participatory, hospitable and loving. A sense of friendship, shared values and spirituality continues to grow among us. All may volunteer their help according to their individual talents and abilities. Consensus of the community members guides and determines our decisions.

People of all faiths are welcome at the services, including the Eucharist, the community meetings, social events (picnics, potlucks, etc.), charitable activities and frequent lectures. The people of the Companions community, by mutual desire and to the extent possible, share two to three hours each Sunday morning aimed at supporting each person’s spiritual growth and strengthening our community bonds. This time includes a Eucharistic service with a homily, a social time and, occasionally, an educational program or a community meeting. Children’s liturgies are organized throughout the year. The community celebrates one Sunday and two weekday Masses each week. Fr. Sean O’Laoire, Ph.D., Denise Roy, M.Div., and Fr. Paul Roy, Ph.D. are Spiritual Directors for this self-sustaining group of about 300 persons.

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