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Monthly Archive for June, 2013

At St. Patrick’s this morning our visiting seminarian Massimo gave the reflection on Luke’s gospel. Massimo has been a wonderful gift to the parish and he will be leaving us to return home to Malta at the end of July. Our loss is Malta’s gain to be sure. Enjoy his reflection as he reminds us […]

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“Courage is connected with taking risks.  Jumping the Grand Canyon on a motorbike, coming over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or crossing the ocean in a rowboat are called courageous acts because people risk their lives by doing these things.  But none of these daredevil acts comes from the centre of our being.  They all […]

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Here is a homily from a few weeks ago on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary time. My friend deacon Robert Kinghorn talks passionately about our God of many chances. Deacon Rob told me that he was not particularly inspired by Fr. Robert Barron’s (click here to listen to Fr. Barron’s homily)  take on these readings, […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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As promised to my friends at St. Patrick’s parish in Markham below are the changes in the mass announced by Pope Francis this past week. “The Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was made public on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The decree was promulgated on May 1, 2013, […]

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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. I was sitting with a friend of mine at a Dismas Fellowship dinner a while back and I was watching him try on a new pair of shoes. Bobby (not his real name), is a gentle giant of a man. His feet are size 16 and 4E […]

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The last couple of posts have dealt with defining what a paradox is and how they are used. There is an example of a paradox in the prayer we offer as we prepare for Communion: The priest says: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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Loving your job!

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What makes Jesus cry?

Ever wonder what would make Jesus cry? We know that he wept for Lazarus his close friend that had died. Below is a picture that I think would bring a tear to Christ’s eyes. In this scene, we have a couple who lived together for many years as husband and wife. We can assume that […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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Bestselling Christian author Philip Yancy offers his perspective on God and suffering. An interesting point he makes is that in the Bible God never answers the “WHY” questions. We do not know why bad things happen but through Jesus we do know how God feels about those who are suffering.

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