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Do we believe that Christ is King?

Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 25th Grace and peace to you from Him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven spirits in His presence before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful … 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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The purpose of angels & archangels…

Click on image for a video meditation. Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (…) Michael was the leader of the army of God during the uprising of Lucifer. He is known as the Defender. Raphael travelled with Tobit and protected him. … 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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Does Jesus only call those with the right credentials?

Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him.  He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to … Continue reading

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Heart of Jesus, burning with love for me, inflame my heart!

“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…. Why?  Because the Church continually mirrors in … Continue reading

The Feast of Corpus Christi: Celebrating Jesus’ Great Gift…

The Feast of corpus Christi Click on image for Children’s Catechesis on the Eucharist               From the catechism & the Bible Instituting the Eucharist (1337) At the Last Supper, knowing that his hour had … Continue reading

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Judging, Loving, Living

  We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the love of Christ with them.   Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly and proudly … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 8 (Friday)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter) Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray! The Gift of Wisdom Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other … Continue reading

Moms…

Mothers are special people, with a special vocation in life.  They form, develop, care,and nourish their children.  A mother’s influence carries on far longer than she can imagine.  Her need for good role models and intercessors is not only important, … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018