"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Confirmation

“Psalm 23: A Celebration of the Christian Life” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ps 23, Mk 6:30-34) “Psalm 23: A Celebration of the Christian Life”  PDF Version Homily for 16thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): (Ps 23; Mk 6:30-34) Of the 150 compositions that make up the Book of Psalms, ranging from canticles of praise, to hymns sung during pilgrimages to Jerusalem, to… Read More ›

“Smelling, Tasting & Touching God” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached at St. Albert the Great Parish, Calgary, on the occasion of the First Holy Communion of my goddaughter.  Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Dt. 4: 32-34, 39-40; Rom. 8: 14-17; Mt. 28: 16-20) “Smelling, Tasting & Touching God” PDF Version

“Veiled in Glory” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

Vigil of the Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, The Paschal Triduum “Veiled in Glory”  PDF Version

“Four Lessons From Bishop Henry” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40) “Four Lessons From Bishop Henry” PDF Version Homily for the 30th Sunday of OT, Year A: 2017 (Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40) Last weekend, during the baptism of a 3 day old baby boy, the great grandfather of this new Child… Read More ›

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

Bound to Mary, Bound for Heaven: The Joy of Total Consecration

The first time I heard about someone consecrating themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary was well over 10 years ago. I was in a book club with a group of Catholic moms, and we had just finished reading a book on Mary. I don’t remember the title, but after our discussion that day the leader… Read More ›

An open letter to those who have left the Catholic Church…

I read on Facebook recently that a friend of a friend had left the Catholic Church. Now, I don’t even really know the guy, so I can’t say I understand his situation, but it made me sad that anyone – especially a young person – would have come to such a decision. I realize that… Read More ›

The Easter Vigil for Beginners

The first Easter Vigil I ever attended was in 1986 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, Texas. That year, a dozen or so men and women entered into full communion with the Church, and thanks be to God, I was one of them. Though I’d spent nearly a year in RCIA1 – in… Read More ›

St. Philomena – August 11

Born: early centuries of the Church Died: around the age of 13, sometime during the fourth century Patronage: children, youth, babies, infants, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins   What’s in a Name? When one of our daughters was confirmed a couple of years ago, my husband and I encouraged her – as we had our… Read More ›

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 ›