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Let’s talk about Mary and the month of May…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May … 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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Let us celebrate the birth of Mary: Let us ask her to pray for us!

Birth of Mary: September 8th Let us proclaim the greatness of our Savior who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that He will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of … Continue reading

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All Glory to God, Who brings Mary to our Heavenly Homeland!

The Feast of the Assumption – August 15 What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.  (CCC 487) The commemoration … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about May & Mary…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May Crowning. If … Continue reading

Christmas Eve: The light of hope burns brighter still…

“You shall go before the Lord to prepare straight paths for Him, giving His people a knowledge of salvation in freedom from their sins.” –Luke 1:76-77 In the Gospel of Christmas Eve morning, we hear the Zechariah prophesying in the … Continue reading

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Behold, a virgin shall conceive & bear a son…

 The Immaculate Conception Then the LORD God said to the serpent:  “Because you have done this, you shall be banned  from all the animals  and from all the wild creatures;  on your belly shall you crawl,  and dirt shall you … Continue reading

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Why Mary?

Mary, Model of Charity Pope Benedict XVI Mary’s greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself. She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1:38, 48). She … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about May & Mary…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May … Continue reading

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3rd Week of Advent: Rejoice!

Brothers and sisters: Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018