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

Tag: intercession

“The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Lk 2:22-40) “The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” PDF Version The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (2017) This year, The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of… Read More ›

“Angelic Reapers” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Wis 12,13, 16-19; Rom 8: 26-27; Mt 13:24-43) “Angelic Reapers”  PDF Version  

Memories and Roots: Why Grandparents are so important!

Today is the day we set aside to honour grandparents – to acknowledge the unique roles they play in all our lives. Because of them, our world is a kinder, more patient and loving place. Because of them, we are (literally!) here. But you don’t need to be a biological grandparent to be one in… Read More ›

St. Charbel the Wonderworker

St. Charbel Makhlouf of Bekaa-Kafra, Lebanon – “The Wonderworker” Born: May 8, 1828 Died: December 24, 1898 Beatified: December 6, 1965 by Pope Paul VI Canonized: October 9, 1977 by Pope Paul VI Feast Day: Third Sunday in July Venerated in Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches Just a few months ago, hardly a day… Read More ›

“Cardio Workout – Prayer: Heart of Our Life in Christ” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

Join us for part two of a five-part retreat on the theme, “Fit for the Kingdom.” This time, we go to the “heart of the matter” – our prayer life in Christ. For what oxygen is to the body so prayer is to the soul. “Cardio Workout – Prayer: Heart of Our Life in Christ” PDF… 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 ›

“Enter Gethsemane” – Homily by Fr. Jerome

In Aramaic, ‘Gethsemane’ means “oil press”…. It is a place that is both an experience and a transformation of being. Our innocence was initially lost in a Garden, the Garden of Eden. It is only fitting that our redemption should likewise commence in a Garden: enter now the Garden of Gethsemane. “Enter the Garden – GETHSEMANE”  PDF… Read More ›

Mary, Our Advocate

From the earliest days of the Church, Mary has been known for her great intercessory power. In the 3rd century, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons described her as an “advocate.”1 Why do we need an advocate? Scripture tells us that we are all sinners and, one day, we will be judged for our actions.2 Just as… Read More ›

“…and he slit their throats.” (1 Kings 18:40) – Homily by Fr. Jerome

“How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him!” (1 Kings 18:21) During our stay on Mount Carmel, we seized the opportunity to set things straight right out of the gate! During the celebration of our first Mass, we took  stock… Read More ›

Does Mary Speak My Language?

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th) Chances are, if you don’t speak Spanish or if you’re not of Mexican heritage, you may think that Our Lady of Guadalupe and her corresponding feast day have little to do with you.  But you couldn’t be more wrong.  Mary, in whatever guise she may choose to… Read More ›