St Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church - Mississauga Ontario

Week 24 – Mar 24, 2013

Week 24 – Chrism Mass Homily – Benedict XVI 

Pope Benedict XVI asks “Does our consecration extend to the daily reality of our lives – do we operate as men of God in fellowship with Jesus Christ? I should be asking not what I stand to gain, but what I can give for Him and so for others.”  We are “filled with the joy of faith, the radicalism of obedience, the dynamic of hope and the power of love.” View Article >   Week 24 – Chrism Mass Homily – Benedict XVI

Week 23 – Mar 17, 2013

Week 23 – Eucharistic Adoration and Political Responsibility 

Father J. Augustine Di Noia’s document on Eucharistic Adoration provides a better perspective on our life and love of the Eucharistic Christ – contemplating, adoring, receiving.  “The Eucharistic Christ teaches us that God wants us to be as fully ourselves…. As we can possibly be through the power of grace and the Holy Spirit – because only then can we enter into….. an authentic interpersonal communication with Him and with one another.” View Article >   Week 23 – Eucharistic Adoration and Political Responsibility

Week 22 – Mar 10, 2013

Week 22 – Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis 

One of our greatest mysteries – the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Thomas a Kempis devotes Book Four of his Imitation of Christ to “An Invitation to Holy Communion”.  In this dialogue between us as disciples and Christ, we learn how to prepare for the blessed sacrament and in Chapter 14, we offer up our prayers that we, too, may feel “the greatest devotion and love” for Christ and for the grace for “a fervor of soul according to Your good pleasure.”  Scroll to pages 120 and 121. View Article >   Week 22 – Imitation of Christ – Thomas a Kempis

Week 21 – Mar 3, 2013

Week 21 – The Pope and the Philistines – Catholic World Report 

In 1996, before his papacy, Ratzinger commented on the bureaucratic machinery of the church and called for “an unsparing examination of conscience on this point at all levels of the Church.”  “In recent days one senses that this unsparing examination of conscience might finally have begun.  One also senses that in the papacy of Benedict XVI the Church had one of the greatest theologians occupying the Chair of Peter in centuries, but that for all his high intelligence, he never quite managed to contend with the bureaucratic machinery and it often let him down.” View Article >   Week 21 – The Pope and the Philistines

Week 20 – Feb 24, 2013

Week 20 – Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching 

“Christians through the ages have sought to take the example and words of Jesus to heart and to live them in social settings very different from ancient Palestine. Catholic social teaching is an offspring of this effort.”  How simple to understand when it is summarized in seven principles we can use as our daily compass! View Article >   Week 20 – Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

Week 19 – Feb 17, 2013

Week 19 – God’s Grace – The Skit Guys 

Here’s another youtube video from the Skit Guys!  “In this scene the Skit Guys portray a powerful conversation between Jesus and Peter which shows us the amazing Grace of God.”  The Skit Guys get to the heart of grace – without theological terms and quotes! View Article >   Week 19 – God’s Grace – The Skit Guys

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