Labor for the Food That Endures

January 3rd, 2020 By punkpriest

Labor for the Food that Endures! John 6:27 “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”     This ministry has been an exercise in faith. We have […]

New Beginnings

January 2nd, 2020 By punkpriest

Look With New Perspectives     Yesterday we viewed, the movie Dark Waters, and read Sacrament by Olaf Olasson, dealing with the evil that pervades our large institutions–the Church (all institutional churches) and large industries, in this instance DuPont.      They both are the stories as old as time, of the evil that humans are capable of, […]

Welcoming the Face of God

January 1st, 2020 By punkpriest

Beholding the Face of God Deuteronomy 6:22-26, Luke 2:16-21 Solemity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God     A prayer often said  when a person dies is “Welcome them into the light of your face.” Recently a friend introduced us as his “friend and mentor.”  Our friend summarized our ministry–for in being a friend and mentor […]

Give Thanks to God!

December 30th, 2019 By punkpriest

Thanks Be to God! Luke 2:36-40 English Standard Version (ESV) 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.[a] She did not […]

Our Greatest Gift

December 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

Our Greatest Gift The Feast of the Holy Innocents Herod Kills the Children 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the […]


December 27th, 2019 By punkpriest

FAMILY The Feast of St.John John 20:1-8-ESV 20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus […]

Being a Christian Ain’t for Sissies

December 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Being A Christian Is Not for Sissies! The Feast of St. Stephen Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people. Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and people from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and debated with Stephen, […]

Peniel, January, 2020

December 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

Peniel, “Where Jacob Wrestled With God” Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 Fr. River Sims,sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. 415-305-2124 Deus Meus et Omnia—My God and all things.” ———————————————– Journal of An Alien Street Priest: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his […]

The Memory of God

December 24th, 2019 By punkpriest

  The Memory of God “Arise, Jerusalem, and take your stand on high; look to the east, and you will see your children gathering, rejoicing in the memory of God.” Baruch 5:5 Reading this verse it is impossible not to see the children crossing the deserts, the valley’s, and the wildernesses, of Central and South […]

The Growing Good in the World

December 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

  The Growing Good in the World! “Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz. Ask a sign of the Lord your God. . .”Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Emmanuel”. Isa. 7:10, 14. ESV     This verse is read from […]