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Why a Social Action Committee?

A few thoughts on a legacy which flows from our Centennial Celebration: an established Social Action Committee. Aren’t we already doing a lot to help those in need? A legitimate reflection; immediate needs are met by giving out food, clothing, etc., but has the Good News of Jesus been well served? Charity is the highest…

One Hundred Years and Beyond

It is both and honour and a privilege for me to be able to celebrate with you this great milestone in the history of our parish! And while it is important for us to reflect and give thanks for the one hundred year history that is now behind us, it is also important for us…

Faith, Family, and Prayer

As we journey through this the Year of the Family, we have had various exercises meant to guide us to a greater appreciation for the family. In continuing this exploration of the family, today we will discuss prayer and the family. In the 1940s, Al Scapone developed a slogan for the Roman Catholic Family Rosary…

Q+A: A few years ago, there was talk that Roman Catholics and Orthodox would celebrate Easter on the same day (currently we use different means to calculate Easter), using the Orthodox date. Was a decision ever made?

A. The difference in calculating the date of Easter is due to the use of two different solar calendars; i.e. Julian and Gregorian. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII adopted the Gregorian calendar for all Catholic countries to correct a weakness in the Julian calendar which proved to be 11 minutes too long which over centuries…

Q+A: I think it would be nice if you explained the Sacrament of Holy Orders. How long does it take to become a priest and what are the steps it takes to get there? How long did it take you and how long did you know before you entered the seminary that you wanted to become a priest?

A: The Sacrament of Holy Orders is one of the two Sacraments of Mission within the Church along with Marriage. Both of these Sacraments are for the building up of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Those who receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders are configured to Christ in special and unique ways.…