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All Love Bears Fruit

As we carry on with the series Love is our Mission, “All Love Bears Fruit” is the next chapter Fr. will be discussing with us. “Not everyone is called to marriage. But every life is meant to be fertile. Every life has the power and the need to nurture new life–if not through bearing and…

Q+A: Why do we do Confirmation and First Communion the way we do? Can we not have our children receive First Communion and later on receive Confirmation?

A: It has been about ten years since we have celebrated the Confirmation and First Communion of our children together in one celebration along with our bishop here in Cold Lake. Anyone older, like me, would have received First Communion prior to receiving Confirmation. This has caused a lot of confusion because this is not…

Q+A: When we pray the “Our Father” we pray up to – “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”. Where can the rest “for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever Amen. or (now and forever) Amen. be found? What is the history about the last sentence?

A: The form of the Lord’s Prayer, the “Our Father,” that we pray is found in Matthew 6:9-13. The doxology, the words of praise, that are sometimes added to the end of the prayer “for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever” or “for the kingdom, the power, and the…

Q+A: When receiving the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), is it appropriate to return to your pew with the Body of Christ still in your hand?

A: In short, no one should not walk with the Body of Christ in their hands. Some people take one step to the side, stop, and then reverently consume the Eucharist before proceeding onward. This is okay, but one should not casually walk with the Eucharist back to their seat and consume the Eucharist on…