Father Barnabas Away

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“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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Father Barnabas: Jeeves,

I am sorry if you were left with that impression. I would like to discuss this matter with you at your convenience and listen to what you have to say. Perhaps we can come to an understanding.

Warm regards,
Fr. B.
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ILRAN: bonjour Pere.....cant believe what I saw! there is a chat room on at the very bottom for people who want to get together with animals! ofcourse I heard of it but this is a good chance to call the SPCA see what they have to say and not allow it on wireclub. can you look into it?
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ILRAN: bonjour mon ami. spoke to Eyes said youdid reach out. you will be a big comfort to herin the coming weeks. so many decisions as to what route to take. And she is a very strong catholic too so you have that in common. She does seem very depressed thoughwhich is a concrn. Shehas had a very hard life. If you can sconvince her to have at least one vaccine that willcover 80%. maybe shewill liste to you. her surgery might be successfulbut odds are against her if she is in hospital unvaccnated.
okay talktoyou again bye Liane
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Father Barnabas to dashace50: My Dear Friend, Dash:

There are no words to describe the pain in my heart that I feel in losing you to death; yet there are no words to describe the joy in my soul that you are now with our Lord. In you I have had a friend at my side online all through the years. You were my right-hand in the Catholic Theology chatroom. Be now my heavenly intercessor and pray for this sinner, as I remember you in my prayers, dear friend.

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. +

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locksley69: Several weeks ago when Father Barnabas announced Dash's bone cancer, coupled to a prognosis of no more than 2 months, I felt instantly drained of emotion and wondered why God wd take him in what was promising to be a happy retirement.

But that emptiness was soon filled with work. Dash wanted me to help him choose elements of liturgy for his funeral Mass. He definitely wanted the majestic Protestant hymn, "How Great Thou Art," and said, from beyond the grave he'd curse anyone who even hummed that theological mishmash, "On Eagle's Wings"!

Fr Barnabas told me that Dash shd get his pastor and the proper parish committee involved with his funeral Mass. I relayed this to Dash and he snorted a bluntly derisive reply. He paused. then added, "If you ever quote me about this you better say instead, 'They'll just mess it up,' or 'They'll just screw it up.'"

Dash was insistent that the Greek of the Kyrie, and Latin responses of the Ordinary of the Mass be chanted, primarily so his granddaughter, Agnus, wd hear her name in the three-fold invocation to Jesus as the Lamb of God, "Agnus Dei". He thought it important for her to hear the source of her name.

Speaking of names, the first time I called the hospice and introduced myself, Carolyn seemed to know my name, While speaking to Dash, he mentioned that he gave one of his granddaughters, who was present, a copy of the cookbook I wrote. In the background I heard Carolyn say, "Oh! He's that guy." The next time I called, when Carolyn answered I said, "Hi Carolyn. It's that guy." She laughed appreciatively then handed the phone to Dash saying, "It's that guy again.".

Whenever we spoke on the phone time seemed to melt away. One night Carolyn told Dash to get off the line cuz we'd been talking for 3 hours. "It's 10 minutes to midnight and I want some sleep!" Another time Dash called when I was in the middle of ordering a pizza. "Oh good Lord, call me back. You're doing something important right now!"

As sad as we are at his passing, Dash, an inveterate punster, was forever open to wordplay and always enjoyed laughter. Hope I've provided a few chuckles.
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roosen790
roosen790: My condolences. Dash was such a nice and friendly man. Hope he rests in peace and his soul are with our Lord for eternity
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Abbakadabra
Abbakadabra: Dash was a decent man, a devout Catholic, a good husband and father, a loving grandfather, and a dear friend. Miss him. RIP
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cjokay: Father! So glad to see you in the chat room. My heat leapt for joy 🌞 By the time i logged in you left. Reaaaallywishing you well. Catch you on the flip side. God bless you 🙋‍♀️
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angel303ba
angel303ba in reply to RnKris84: Aww great. angel and anna did some reading at mass. We wentbto angel school parish for mass the priest gave us ashes on our forehead s
Not many went to mass it felt great to be able to get ashes
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RnKris84: I felt so good receiving ashes too. I miss mass so much.
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fatamphibian: fr B.. id like to post to the chat this particular utube by a priest.. it's awesome presentation
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ILRAN: it is almost 11 am. there is someone from JWwitnesses in the room soliciting. I have giventhem warning, if it helps
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