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Lent: A time to look at your faith response…

Lent is a journey… a journey of faith. Faith requires a response… a response from us; a response to God. Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your … Continue reading

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Heart of Jesus: True Love

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” –Rm 5:5  The Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus….In July.  However, as we approach the over … Continue reading

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Ending Christmas with a Baptism…

The Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 13, 2019 – End of Christmas Season Let us do honor to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to … Continue reading

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Elections: Voting. It makes a difference.

“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Important websites: http://votesmart.org/   Click on the Vote Easy tab in the middle to see where candidates stand in comparison to … Continue reading

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Making Decisions…

Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others. If you are a speaker, speak in words which seem to come … Continue reading

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Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

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Pentecost: The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Click on image for a video meditation. Acts 11 As I (Peter) began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving as a way of life… Give thanks to the Lord!

In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 As we prepare for Thanksgiving Day, let us take a few moments to reflect on what we can & should be … Continue reading

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Birthdays: A time to reflect, a time to be grateful…

Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

The Rosary…Leading us closer to God.

Feast of the Holy Rosary: October 7     The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and in its depth. . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life.” Pope … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018