Suffering

How often have we had an overwhelming feeling of powerlessness and abandonment, of physical and emotional pain, which has driven us to sincerely cry out to God? Have we con-sidered that this is a genuine act of faith and trust which asks where God is in our suffering and an acknowledgement of God’s desire to…

Vocations in the Diocese

There is a lot of excitement in the diocese right now regarding vocations. There are times when at the Pastoral Center I see a look of content/bewilderment/thanksgiving on the faces of those who have worked so hard to increase vocations within our diocese. After a dry spell of over 5 years, this spring we started…

Camp St. Louis

It’s that time of year again! School is almost out! And just as our children are rejoicing, many parents are scrambling to figure out how to keep their children occupied for the summer and deal with the inevitable “Mom/Dad, I’m bored” litany! In 1988, Father Bissonette founded Camp St. Louis (CSL). His vision for our…

Responding to the Needs of Fort McMurray

In such a short period of time, life changed for the people of Fort McMurray. For the majority of us, we have no idea what they have gone through; to driving through the fire to reach safety, to leave their homes, schools, workplaces and their faith communities. So many have helped them with providing accommodations,…

Trust

With all that is going on in the world today, most recently the wildfire in Fort McMurray that drove 90,000 people from their homes, the earthquakes, the tornadoes, the hurricanes, the suffering of those we love from disease, accidents, from losses, lead us to question our faith and to question why bad things happen to…