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Silence

February 21, 2017

Few movies have made as much of an impression on me as did Martin Scorsese’s film, Silence. Based on the novel by Japanese author, Shūsako Endō, Silence tells the story of two Portuguese priests who travel to Japan as missionaries in 1637, during the time of the Tokugawa shogunate (also called the Edo period). History… Read More ›

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Carla’s Witness – “Thank You for My Cancer Lord!” Throwback Thursday

“Carla’s Witness – Thank You for My Cancer Lord!” from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.  “Carla’s Witness – Thank You for My Cancer Lord!” Carla’s Witness PDF version Carla’s story is an inspiring story of faith. She shares with us the details of the greatest gifts the Lord has ever given her. In her testimony, she… Read More ›

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Well done, good and faithful servant!

On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017, the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Frederick B. Henry as Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary due to health concerns. The Holy Father has named Bishop William Terrence McGrattan, currently Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough,… Read More ›

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A Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Gospel: A Christmas Message from Bishop Frederick Henry

  The Church’s Christmas liturgy presents the birth of Jesus, the Saviour, as the light which pierces and dispels the deepest darkness. Over the centuries “Christmas” has become a comprehensive word. It includes religious traditions which celebrate the mystery of God’s coming to live among human creatures: “Do not be afraid; for see – I… Read More ›

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Saturdays with Mary

This past Sunday marked the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is Advent, a time set aside to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas Day and ends on Christmas Eve. Like Lent, it is a penitential… Read More ›

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Music and the Liturgy

“How I wept when I heard your hymns and canticles, being deeply moved by the sweet singing of your Church.” – St. Augustine, The Confessions I’m a pianist, and from the time I was a young child I’ve been involved in music ministry in one form or another. I sang my first duet with my… Read More ›

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Ordinary Holiness

I’ve always loved the song, Ordinary Holiness.1 Somehow, the words really speak to my heart. The refrain goes like this – maybe you know it … “Ordinary holiness, in the sacred day today. Where we live and love and labor, as we gather here to pray. Humble God of all simplicity, help ev’ry heart prepare…. Read More ›

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Food for the Soul

September is just around the corner, and many of us are busy getting ready for ‘Back to School’ and organizing our schedules for the fall. We’re signing up for fitness classes and trying out for sports teams, joining book clubs, and even booking time off for winter getaways. We all know how important it is… Read More ›

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Great Summer Reads

There is something very appealing – as well as intensely satisfying – about a great summer read. For me, it conjures up images of lazy mornings lounging on the deck, coffee in hand, as the sun pours down and delicately kisses my cheeks. Or late nights sitting up in bed, feverishly turning those last pages… Read More ›

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Mass Series Part 12 “The Concluding Rite” – Fr. Jerome

The name for that which we have all experienced, ‘The Mass’, comes from the Latin word ‘Missa’, meaning; “The Sending!” Having been divinized by God the Father through his Son, and in the Holy Spirit, we are now ready to be sent out into the world in the same way that the Son was originally sent from Heaven… Read More ›