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

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“The Folly of Ambition & Envy” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ws 2:12, 17-20; Jam 3:16-4:3; Mk 9:30-37) “The Folly of Ambition & Envy”  PDF Version Homily for 25thSunday of OT, Year B (2018): Ws 2:12,17-20; Jam 3:16-4:3; Mk 9:30-37 If someone told you that they were to suffer, die and rise again from the dead, it would be reasonable to… Read More ›

“The Tireless Priest” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was delivered at Holy Spirit Parish, Calgary. 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mk. 6: 30-34) “The Tireless Priest” PDF Version

“The Consequence of and Solution for Sin” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Jn. 13: 1-15) Holy Thursday of the Sacred Paschal Triduum “The Consequence of and Solution for Sin” PDF Version

Saint Marguerite d’Youville of Montreal

Born: October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec Died: December 23, 1771 Beatified: May 3, 1959 – by Pope John XXIII Canonized: December 9, 1990 – by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 16 (Canada) Patronage: widows, difficult marriages, death of young children     In this life, we rarely know the impact we will have… Read More ›

Meeting Christ in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Last week I had to go to Wal-Mart for a few things. It’s my go-to place when I need all those random items that would otherwise have me driving to four different stores – things like light bulbs, hamster food, socks, and popcorn. As I got out of my car and hit the lock button,… Read More ›

“Religion & Science: Which Leads and Which Serves?” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the context of the annual conference of the Religious and Moral Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Based upon the readings assigned for that day in which our Lord declares that He came to serve and not be served, Fr. Cristino examines… Read More ›

“Looking Into the Eyes of the Poor” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

It is rare to find a reasonably sized parish in Canada that does not have an active Society of St. Vincent de Paul operating out of it. This great apostolate which takes St. Vincent de Paul as its patron actually grew up after him but due largely to his inspiring example. This talk was delivered… Read More ›

Pope Francis – Message for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he… Read More ›

The Visitation of Mary – May 31

(Luke 1:39-56) The month of May, in which we honour Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is drawing to a close. It has been a time to renew our devotion to Our Lady, to meditate on her many virtues and graces, and to draw closer to her Immaculate Heart. I was blessed to spend part of this… Read More ›

Selfie or Selfless? Raising the Next Generation

One of the ways that social media has impacted our culture is to place a lot of emphasis on the self. This new term that’s recently come into our lexicon, “selfie,” really says it all. Rather than looking toward others and the vast world in which we live, we’ve turned the camera around, focusing more… Read More ›