St Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church - Mississauga Ontario

 

Week 42 – Sept 1, 2013

Week 42 – The Spirit of the Pope’s Return from Rio

“In the struggle between illusion and reality, illusion (even delusion) often gains the upper hand. Though none of the editorials or news columns actually said that the Church had changed its teaching on homosexuality, the unavoidable impression from the headlines and the articles was that finally the stubborn old Church was on its way to doing so.”

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Week 41 – August 11, 2013

Week 41 – Go, Do Not be Afraid, Serve – Pope Francis’ Homily at WYD

““Follow these three words: Go, do not be afraid, and serve. If you follow these three ideas, you will experience that the one who evangelizes is evangelized, the one who transmits the joy of faith receives joy. Dear young friends, as you return to your homes, do not be afraid to be generous with Christ, to bear witness to his Gospel.” View Article >   Week 41 – Go, Do Not be Afraid, Serve – Pope Francis’ Homily at WYD

 

Week 40 – July 28, 2013

Week 40 – Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy

“Are devotion to the Sacred Heart and devotion to Divine Mercy in competition? Has Divine Mercy replaced the Sacred Heart? No!  Jesus has only one heart!  The difference is on emphasis.”  This article helps understand the two in relation to each other – and in line with our Catholic teachings. View Article >   Week 40 – Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy

 

Week 39 – July 7, 2013

Week 39 – Ten Tips for Better Confession by Fr Richstatter

“The word reconciliation is rich in meaning. It suggests the gift of God’s forgiveness and the removal of the barriers we place between ourselves, our community and our God. Reconciliation means the rebridging of the gap between God and us and between ourselves and others. It also suggests the deep peace that comes from being brought back into harmony with God, with sisters and brothers and with the whole of creation.” View Article >   Week 39 – Ten Tips for Better Confession by Fr Richstatter

 

Week 38 – June 30, 2013

Week 38 – How Do We Know it’s the True Church

The Protestants believe their authority lies in Scripture, tradition and reason.  But that relies on individual interpretation.  Fr Longenecker provides identifies twelve traits of the Catholic church that help us “to understand how comprehensive and complete the Catholic claims of authority are.” View Article >   Week 38 – How Do We Know it’s the True Church

 

Week 37 – June 23, 2013

Week 37 – Perseverance and Confidence – Meditation from Divine Intimacy

“But to have courage to persevere in the struggle, especially when we fall repeatedly — either as a result of our imperfection and frailty, or because God permits it in order to humble us more — we must join to humility an immense confidence in the divine help. Having experienced our own misery we know that we cannot rise relying on our own strength, but there still remains to us a much more powerful resource: trust in the help of God.” View Article >   Week 37 – Perseverance and Confidence – Meditation from Divine Intimacy

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