Readings for week 3: Sunday, June 23 to Saturday, June 29, 2024

Testing our patience: what would God do?

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Readings for week 2: Sunday, June 16 to Saturday, June 22, 2024

Let us launch our Biblical journey

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Readings for week 1: Sunday, June 9 to Saturday, June 15, 2024

Which of us is greatest?

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As with the disciples who walked the earth with Jesus, belonging to Him means belonging to each other — and this raises unavoidable questions, from who gets to be in charge, to what to do when somebody starts stealing. Even with Christ at the centre, it’s not easy to be a community.  

Faith in action: hospital ministry

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How would you feel if you found yourself admitted to a hospital and the hospital priest-chaplain came to visit? 

We’re all worthy guests at the Father’s table

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At a Project Rachel retreat, one participant approached a facilitator toward the end of the weekend. “Why?” she asked, incredulous. “Why would someone who’s never had an abortion want to spend their time helping us who have?”

Reflections from ‘Nun arrested at Toronto bank protest’

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I was said nun who was among those arrested at a “pray in” at a downtown Toronto bank.

God's Word on Sunday: Our righteousness, salvation is in God’s hands

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Third Sunday of Easter (Year B) April 14 (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48)

Peter had jarring news for those gathered around him. In their view, Jesus was a renegade and had died a disgraceful death. The whole matter should have ended there, but God had other plans. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — the God of all Israel — had raised Jesus up and glorified Him.

God's Word on Sunday: God has given us a haunting challenge

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Second Sunday of Easter (Year B) , April 7 (Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31)

“There was not a needy person among them” — this was the source of their unity and their strength. They were of one heart and soul.

Good Samaritans make every moment matter

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On one cold evening, I made my usual visit to the hospital chapel to reflect on the day’s events in my ministry. It was a challenging day full of visits with questions about faith, life, and death. I was called to support a couple of bereaved families.

God's Word on Sunday: My God and your God, my Father and your Father

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Resurrection of the Lord (Year B) March 31 (Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18)

The early followers of Jesus burned with the desire to communicate what they had seen, heard and experienced. If they were from the second or third generations of believers, they were able to rely on the testimony of those who had gone before them.