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Ice Bucket Challenge!

August 22, 2014

Have you heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? It’s gone viral on the Internet this summer. Once you’ve been nominated, you have a choice. You can douse yourself with a bucket of ice-cold water within 24 hours, film it and pass the challenge on to others via Facebook or other social media – or you… Read More ›

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The Francis Effect

March 13, 2013 was a big day for the Catholic Church. I – along with millions of viewers across the world – was glued to my television. We were all anxiously waiting to hear who had been chosen to replace Pope Benedict XVI as the next leader of the Catholic Church. But when the announcement… Read More ›

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Going the Distance

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7 I was reading an article in the Running Room Magazine the other day. Now I’m not much of a runner, but I’ve really been enjoying getting outside in the mornings during these beautiful summer days…. Read More ›

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What’s Growing in Your Garden?

As I was weeding the garden this morning, I found myself mulling over one of the great mysteries of my childhood. Why do we pull up beautiful plants just because they are ‘weeds’? Aren’t bunches of dandelions – a child’s delight – a loving gift that is treasured by Moms throughout the world? So why… Read More ›

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Keeping Christ in Summer

Welcome back summer! It is not hard to understand why this is a favoured time of year for so many. With school out, holidaying, time at the lake, BBQs, family and friends, summer naturally provides us with time and – usually – gorgeous weather for doing the things that we all love. Being that there… Read More ›

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Change Ahead!

Summer’s here, but don’t leave your faith behind when you head out on vacation! To help you make the most of these slower, lazy days, we will be changing up some of our content as we prepare for a whole new look in the fall. Stay tuned for some suggestions from Fr. Cristino on how… Read More ›

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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

(John 6:51-59) This weekend marks the 750th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, it is the day we set aside to commemorate the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper. To mark the occasion,… Read More ›

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Mysteries of the Trinity

(John 3:16-18) Have you ever wondered what God is like? Scripture tells us that we’ve all been created in God’s image and likeness (Gen 1:26), but have you ever wondered exactly what that means? What does that tell us about ourselves – and more importantly, what does that tell us about God? The Church’s teaching… Read More ›

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Spirit of Love – Pentecost Sunday

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” – Acts 1:8 (John 20:19-23) Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be in the Upper Room… Read More ›

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The Ascension of the Lord

(Matthew 28:16-20) Partings are always tough, especially when you have to say goodbye to someone you love and care for. No matter how much we may tell ourselves that it’s for the best, the departure of someone who has been close to us – who has played a big part in our lives – leaves… Read More ›

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