If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Papal Honours ceremony during which our very own Sandy Milne received the medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, you can watch it here. Congratulations again Sandy, your ministry inspires us to continue to be a Christ-centred faith community seeking to be instruments of God’s peace!
During the month of March, Pope Francis’s prayer intention is for formation in spiritual discernment.
In his video message below, the Holy Father prays that, “every Christian ought to grow in the ability to “read within” his or her life, and to understand where and to what he or she is being called by the Lord, in order to carry on his mission.”
The Easter Triduum, or three days of Easter, is the high point of the Liturgical Year for Catholics. We gather for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and each Mass or Service is filled with symbolism, sacrament and grace. With all the special moments in these liturgies it can be hard to understand what we do and why we do it. Fr. Tim has prepared brochures explaining our worship on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and at the Easter Vigil. Each weekend, beginning March 3/4, these brochures will be inserted in the bulletin, and posted here on our website. Check back each week to learn more and anticipate the coming Easter Triduum!
Understanding Holy Thursday
Understanding Good Friday
Understanding Holy Saturday
As we approach the season of Lent, Pope Francis calls us to be inwardly renewed, and by our own renewal may we bring justice and true peace to the whole world.
Click here to read Pope Francis’ message.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen
~ St. Francis of Assisi