Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lasting Image: A Book And A Note

DSC_4220 (2)By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

Better late than never. That’s what they say.

Yesterday, March 30, marked two years to the day that Peter Kormos died.

I won’t say anything in writing. So much good stuff has already been written. Let it lie there.

But I will share this photo of a book and a short note, both from Peter.

The book: On Bullshit. He told me about having read it. Then this copy came in the mail as a gift.

The note, in fountain pen of course: Dear Joe, I enjoyed this essay.Thought you might too. Peter.

I thanked him profusely for his thoughtfulness .

Now, prized pieces of my at-home archive of keepsakes and mementoes from over the years. And that’s no bullshit.

Just wanted to refer to it as a way of remembrance.

Better late than never. That’s what they say.

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City.)

Holy Week Church Services

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

Window, St. Mary Church, Welland, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, by artist Guido Nincheri in 1933. Photo by Fr. Raymond Fenech Gonzi, Photo shop / editing Walter Gambin.

Window, St. Mary Church, Welland, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, by artist Guido Nincheri in 1933. Photo by Fr. Raymond Fenech Gonzi, Photo shop / editing Walter Gambin.

Churches in Welland still have opportunity to list Holy Week services on this blog.

A listing of Holy Week services, commencing with those of Holy Thursday, April 2, will appear on the blog Wednesday, April 1.

If your church or parish did not respond previously, pastors, pastoral assistants and church secretaries may send in their list of services to this address for inclusion in the updated calendar: joe0606barko@gmail.com

All submissions must include date, time and location of the service. Please provide the full address of your church with your submission. Please designate: Holy Week Services in the subject line of your email.

The listings as they appear on the blog will be as faithful as possible to the text submitted for publication.

Here is the deadline: Submissions must be sent by 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in order to be included.

The listings are provided free of charge.

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City.)