St Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church - Mississauga Ontario

Week 36 – June 16, 2013

Week 36 – Pope Francis’ General Audience – The Church as Family of God 

“God calls us, urges us to escape from individualism, [from] the tendency to withdraw into ourselves, and calls us – convokes us – to be a part of His family. This convocation has its origin in creation itself. God created us in order that we might live in a relationship of deep friendship with Him, and even when sin had broken this relationship with God, with others and with creation, God did not abandon us.” View Article >   Week 36 – Pope Francis’ General Audience – The Church as Family of God

 

Week 35 – June 9, 2013

Week 35 – Skit Guys – Baggage 

“We’ve all got it and it’s really hard to let it go. In this skit, Tommy and Eddie give us a window into a young man’s life who seems to be dealt one blow after another and becomes weighed down with so much baggage. Can he let go and let God take control?”  This is another very cool video from the Skit Guys! View Article >   Week 35 – Skit Guys – Baggage

 

Week 34 – June 2, 2013

Week 34 – What is Social Justice – Catholic World Report 

“At the heart of social justice, then, is the firm intention of individuals, employers, rulers, and nations to pursue the common good. According to Catholic teaching, it is an intention made manifest in respect for human dignity and human rights, in the paying of a just wage, and in consideration for poorer nations in trade relations. … It is something far richer, at once more demanding and more consoling, than its use in contemporary American political discourse would suggest.” View Article >   Week 34 – What is Social Justice – Catholic World Report

 

Week 33 – May 26, 2013

Week 33 – Pope Francis’ Homily for Confirmandi 

This is a wonderful link for those who have just received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  “Remain steadfast in the journey of faith, with firm hope in the Lord. This is the secret of our journey! He gives us the courage to swim against the tide. Pay attention, my young friends: to go against the current; this is good for the heart, but we need courage to swim against the tide. Jesus gives us this courage!” View Article >   Week 33 – Pope Francis’ Homily for Confirmandi

 

Week 32 – May 19, 2013

Week 32 – Benedict XVI’s Legacy for Faith and Future 

Benedict XVI “has been an indefatigable defender of Tradition and renewal in the light of both the Second Vatican Council and the crisis that has been its aftermath. Perhaps one may call him a transitional pope. However, work that he has done will prove pivotal to future of the Church willed by Christ. Joseph Ratzinger was the guardian of the doctrine of the faith under Blessed John Paul II, and his resignation has given us the extraordinary conclave that elected Pope Francis. But what he did in this transition was to make clear once again to the naysayers that, even in crisis, the Church is the only viable future, just as it was at the beginning when it was small and persecuted.”

View Article >   Week 32 – Benedict XVI’s Legacy for Faith and Future

 

Week 31 – May 12, 2013

Week 31 – Why a Celibate Priesthood 

“The celibacy of the Catholic priesthood is a sign of great contradiction in our time. Our culture stares at it in blank incomprehension, and on that blankness it projects numerous fantasies to try to explain it.” View Article >   Week 31 – Why a Celibate Priesthood

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