Posts by deaconmike

“Unleashed” By: Rev. Harry Nigh

Posted by on May 8, 2012

We gathered on a coffee house patio next to the soaring, abstract sculpture of a wind-filled sail beside Hamilton’s harbour. The sculpture is called “Unleashed”. It was here next to this sculpture that we scattered Charlie Taylor’s ashes on the waters of Hamilton Bay after his death 3 years ago. On this day we gathered to mark the 15th anniversary of Charlie’s release from prison and to reflect on the all that has happened in its aftermath.  In June, 1994, Charlie had just finished his seven-year sentence for sexual crimes against children. It was his fourth adult sentence for...

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Remembering Chris-By: Eusebia da Silva

Posted by on May 8, 2012

May 8th 8:36am: Well, I’m sitting in the train station waiting for the ride to Brampton that leaves at 9:15am from here in Kitchener. Thank-you God.   (I feel lighter). Well it’s 9:27am and I’m on the Via Rail, on my way to Brampton. I’ve always loved the sound of a train in the distance. You know, the whistle. It’s really cool to hear the whistle on the train I’m on. Present, no longer off in the distance.  I used to wonder where the train was going. Now, I’m on the train that is whistling, no longer in the distance, and I know where I am going. This prose poem was...

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The Ministry of Works

Posted by on May 8, 2012

The Ministry of Works

The Ministry of Works engages volunteers in activities that provide the ex-prisoner, their family and others touched by crime with practical reintegration support.

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The Ministry of Prayer

Posted by on May 7, 2012

The Ministry of Prayer

The Ministry of Prayer provides members of the community with meaningful, low risk level of association that serves as a direct spiritual support to individuals and is a parish building block to growing the impact of Friends of Dismas.  

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Weavings: Our Newsletter

Posted by on May 6, 2012

Weavings: Our Newsletter

In Weavings, our email newsletter,we tell our stories and reflect on our community ministry with men and women coming home from prison and others touched by crime. Click here for more information about Weavings and we invite you to join our mailing list by signing up below: Join Our Mailing List Email:...

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