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Tag: Christmas

“Building a Home for the Christ Child” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord “Building a Home for the Christ Child”  PDF Version Christmas Homily 2018 A school gymnasium is not the place we would prefer to celebrate Mass for Christmas. We all have fond memories of Christmas Mass taking place in our parish churches, with the Nativity scene beneath the… Read More ›

“In the Footsteps of the Holy Women” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered as part of the annual CWL Advent Retreat in 2017. In the Footsteps of the Holy Women No notes available

“The Tale of Three Nativities” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist “The Tale of Three Nativities”  PDF Version The Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (2018) When we celebrate the feast day of one of the saints, this celebration will take place on the day on which the saint passed away. In Latin,… Read More ›

“Happy Birthday Church!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Pentecost “Happy Birthday Church!”  PDF Version Homily for Pentecost Sunday (2018) If you were to ask someone what are the two most important yearly celebrations for Christians, most would respond Easter and Christmas. Those who provided this answer are 50% correct! Easter is the single most important celebration for Christians. No other event… Read More ›

“The Motherhood of Holy Mary” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16- 21) “The Motherhood of Holy Mary”  PDF Version Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God 2018 (Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21) Many have claimed that Catholic and Orthodox Christians have profaned the salvific Gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging devotion to the Blessed Virgin… Read More ›

“The 8 Days of Christmas” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) “The 8 Days of Christmas”  PDF Version The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas 2017) Whenever my family spent Christmas at home in Millarville, Alberta, we would often spend the days after Christmas at either the local skating rink (despite us being horrible hockey players) or tobogganing… Read More ›

Waiting for the Real (Presents) Presence

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” For many of us, those familiar words conjure up nostalgic memories of Christmases long past: images of blazing fireplaces, the aroma of roasting turkey, joy, laughter, and lots of hot chocolate. But this year our weather has been unseasonably warm, and Jack Frost hasn’t exactly been nipping… Read More ›

” Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

First Sunday of Advent (Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37) “Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” PDF Version  Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B (2017): Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 If you have been to the mall since after Halloween, you will have discovered that Christmas trees,… Read More ›

Candlemas: The Presentation of the Lord

February 2nd falls 40 days after Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is a significant date in the Catholic Church for two reasons. First, it was the day on which the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary took place. Second, it is also the day on which Mary and Joseph brought Jesus… Read More ›

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 ›