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

Tag: Prayer

“Cheering For Liverpool” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Num 11:25-29; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48) “Cheering For Liverpool”  PDF Version Homily for 26th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): Num 11:25-29; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 When I was 12 or 13 years old, I decided that the soccer team I would cheer for in the English Premier League was Manchester… Read More ›

I Believe; Help My Unbelief

“Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone.”1 – Sophie Scholl One of the toughest things we are called to do in life is to stand up for what we believe. In the wake of the recent scandals that have rocked the Church, it can take courage to even admit… Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat – Day 6: Prophecy & ‘The Spring’” – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

#ChurchToo

The past couple of months have been tough for Catholics. Scandal has always existed within the Church, but recent allegations about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report (recounting the abuse of more than 1000 victims by more than 300 priests) have unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of dismay, confusion,… 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 ›

“Forming Spiritual Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Following upon the previous talk, building upon the foundation of authentic moral leadership, we turn our attention at the same Compass Lethbridge Young Adults retreat to the topic of spiritual leadership. Striving to master human virtue in daily living, we can then grow in the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Forming Spiritual Leaders… 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 ›

“Storing Up Treasure In Heaven” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30) “Storing Up Treasure in Heaven”  PDF Version Homily for the 33rd Sunday in OT, Year A (2017): 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 The 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time is unofficial known among some priests and seminarians as “The End of the World Sunday.” The reason being… Read More ›

In Search of the Holy Spirit

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to heaven.” – St. Ephrem the Syrian, Doctor of the Church (306-373) Although the chocolate is long gone and the decorations have been packed away, it… Read More ›