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Tag: Nativity

Maranatha, Our Lord Comes!

During Advent, our hearts and minds turn to the celebration of the Birth of our Lord. We reflect on His coming – the moment that Jesus was made incarnate in the womb of His Blessed Mother Mary – and we consider the place He wants to have in each of our lives. Even before Jesus’… Read More ›

“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 ›

“The Shepherds and the Lamb of God” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Lk. 2: 1-16) “The Shepherds and the Lamb of God” PDF Version

“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 ›

Why do countries have different Holy Days of Obligation?

Q. Why do countries have different Holy Days of Obligation? A. Holy Days of Obligation are feast days in the Church’s calendar fixed by a certain date on which Holy Mother Church expects her children to attend the liturgical celebrations of that day. All Catholics are obligated, under pain of the normal conditions of mortal… Read More ›

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY On September 8th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  If we look back in the liturgical calendar, we will see that this date falls exactly nine months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which we observe each December 8th. … Read More ›

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY August 15th marks the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Church teaches that “The Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted… Read More ›