Third Sunday of Easter, April 26 (Year A) Act 2:14, 22b-28; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

The ways of God and the ways of human beings are seldom in harmony.

God's Word on Sunday: Spirit ignites the power of community

By

Second Sunday of Easter, April 19 (Year A) Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

The quality of the communal life of the early Christian communities was a major source of their power and growth. It was certainly not a once-a-week experience, but an experience of sharing their lives.

God's Word on Sunday: A hurting world needs this good news

By

Resurrection of the Lord, April 12 (Year A) Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

When is good news truly good news? When it comes at the right time, giving people hope and comfort.

Mary Marrocco: This is an opportunity to really listen

By

A young woman told me how she almost took her own life at 21. Not because she had no friends or family (she knew she did) but because she felt alone in her pain, isolated in the anguish she had carried so long, and convinced nobody could hear.

God's Word on Sunday: Can we rise to the spiritual challenge?

By

Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 5 (Year A) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Mathew 26:14-27:66

Every age calls forth prophets and teachers to guide and encourage humanity.

Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Facing challenges opens us up to hope

By

As Christians, we have been on our Lenten journey since Ash Wednesday. This year, it is a journey with unique challenges.

God's Word on Sunday: Restoration of life offers us reassurance

By

Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29 (Year A) Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

God is the source of life, but life comes in many forms.

Fr. Yaw Acheampong: Joseph holds special place in Canada

By

Do you know that St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is not only the patron saint of the universal Church but also the principal patron saint of Canada?

God's Word on Sunday: Judgment lies in reading the human heart

By

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22 (Year A) 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7,10-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

Do not judge by outward appearances! We would save ourselves a lot of grief if we would only heed these instructions from God to Samuel. It has been repeated by Jesus in the Gospel of John and many spiritual writers since then.

God's Word on Sunday: God is closest when times are tough

By

Third Sunday of Lent, March 15 (Year A) Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42

Water is an absolute necessity for life. We feel its absence very quickly and soon reach a point where we would do anything to quench our thirst.

God's Word on Sunday: We are challenged to trust in God

By

Second Sunday of Lent, March 8 (Year A) Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9

So much can hang on a simple yes or no response to a calling from God.