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

Tag: Fasting

Choose Joy!

“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repent of evil. – Joel 2:12-13… Read More ›

“My Favourite Verse in Holy Scripture” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

5th Sunday of Lent (Jn 12:32) “My Favourite Verse in Holy Scripture”  PDF Version Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018): Jn 12:32  I was once asked what my favourite verse was in all of Holy Scripture. I realized right away that I could not provide an adequate answer until I had… Read More ›

Watch and Pray!

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 Lent, the 40 days that precede Easter, is a time set aside by the Church to help prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.  Through penance,… Read More ›

“Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Ash Wednesday “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down!”  

40 Days for Life

“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right… Read More ›

The Hidden Power of the Will

Usually about this time during Lent, one of my kids comes up to me with a long face and asks if they can change their Lenten resolution. I’ve got to admit, I know exactly how they feel. Fasting and other kinds of sacrifice don’t come easy. We have good intentions but quickly grow tired and… Read More ›

Will You Be Ready When Satan Comes Calling?

(Matthew 4:1-11) Every year around this time, the Church goes on a 40-day spiritual retreat that we call Lent. It’s a time of repentance and penance – a kind of ‘spring cleaning’ – that helps us to prepare for the coming of Easter. During Lent, we devote more time to prayer, penance, sacrifice, and good… Read More ›