St Francis of Assisi Parish

Roman Catholic Church - Mississauga Ontario

 

Week 12 – Dec 30, 2012

Week 12 – The Marian Life – A Reflection from Divine Intimacy

“O Mary, I wish to live with you as a child with its mother.”  “Nothing can please Mary more than to see us accomplishing with love her Son’s will…..Since Jesus came to us through Mary, it is wholly appropriate that we should go to Jesus through her.” View Article > Week 12 – The Marian Life

Week 11 – Dec 23, 2012

Week 11 – Homily of Pope Benedict XVI – 4 October 2012

“Here at Loreto [Italy] fifty years ago, Blessed John XXIII issued an invitation to contemplate the mystery, to ‘reflect on that union of heaven and earth, which is the purpose of the Incarnation and Redemption,’ and he went on to affirm that the aim of the Council itself was to spread ever wider the beneficent impact of the Incarnation and Redemption.”  You can click on the link in the document to read the full homily on the Vatican website. View Article > Week 11 – Homily of Pope Benedict XVI – Mass at Our Lady of Loreto Square

Week 10 – Dec 16, 2012

Week 10 – General Audience of Benedict XVI – 16 May 2012

This is the first in a series of General Audiences given by Pope Benedict XVI on prayer as seen in the Letters of Paul.  “One element that the Apostle would have us understand is that prayer should not be seen simply as a good deed done by us to God, our own action. It is, above all, a gift, the fruit of the living presence, the life-giving presence of the Father and of Jesus Christ in us.” View Article > Week 10 – Prayers in Letters of Paul – Benedict XVI

Week 9 – Dec 9, 2012

Week 9 – Discernment by Peter Kreeft

“When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or more different paths opening up before us and we have to choose, does God always will one of those paths for us?  If so, how do we discern it?”  Peter Kreeft provides us with five principles of discernment and takes a practical approach to making the right choice in line with God’s will. View Article > Week 9 – Discernment by Peter Kreeft

Week 8 – Dec 2, 2012

Lumen Gentium – Dogmatic Constitution on the Church

“The term laity is her understood to mean all the faithful….who have been made sharers in their own way in the priestly, prophetic and kingly office of Christ and play their part in carrying out the mission of the whole Christian people in the church and in the world.”  Better understand our role in the Church, for “you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:28)  Scroll down in the article to paragraphs 30 – 38. View Article > Week 8 – Lumen Gentium

Week 7 – Nov 25, 2012

The Council and the Laity: Catholic World Report

“The teaching of the Second Vatican Council concerning the laity was an enormous and lasting achievement.  But there is much work to do.”  This is a good introduction to the Vatican II documents which address the role of the laity in the Church.  It also aligns with Pope Benedict XVI’s Year of Faith – new evangelization and faith formation. View Article > Week 7 – The Council and the Laity: Catholic World Report

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