Reflection

Reflection

May, the month of Mary: Reflection

May is a month dedicated to our Blessed Mother, Mary. In his encyclical Spe Salvi (on Christian Hope), Pope emeritus Benedict XVI reminds us that Mary is a star of hope for us: (49.) With a hymn composed in the eighth or ninth century, thus for over a thousand years, the Church has greeted Mary, the Mother of God, as “Star of the Sea”: Ave maris stella. Human life is a…

The Joy of Mercy

On this Laetare Sunday, we focus on the JOY that is the hallmark of our healing encounter with the mercy of God. (Excerpted from The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis): I am always struck when I reread the parable of the merciful father; … it always gives me great hope. Think of that younger son who was in the father’s house, who was loved; and yet he wants his…

Your Treasure and Your Heart: a reflection

We KNOW the Lord personally. We GROW deeper in our faith. We GO forth to share the good news. Here is a little something to think about as we strive to be good stewards of all that we have: Your Treasure and Your Heart (excerpt from Fr. Bob Bedard’s We Are Called to be Companions of the Cross, 114) When I eat out, where do I go? Will Bert’s Beanery do, or does it always…

Dear Parish Family: Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring  Everyone has been getting back to normal after the Christmas Season, resuming our ordinary routine of daily life.  For most of us, this is not an easy readjustment.  To boot, (no pun intended!) there is still a lot of winter ahead. The Church, too, transitions now back into what is named ‘Ordinary Time’. We move from white liturgical colours, which make…
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