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November 15, 2019

I have been introducing to all of our parish worshipping communities two prayers that have been presented to the Catholic communities across the world by two very holy Popes. The first comes to us from Pope Pius XI, and it is entitled: “Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” While the second prayer comes from...

November 7, 2019

A wise person once told me not to worry about problems which are beyond my capability to solve.  Suppose you have a job that pays well but that does not offer you much satisfaction.  Instead of worrying about it each day, the question you should ask is: “Can I do something about it? Is there a possibility for me to make a change in order t...

November 7, 2019

The month of November begins with two great feasts: All Saints and All Souls.  These feasts point towards the end of our lives and the promise of life in Heaven.  As we come to the end of the Liturgical Year, the Church invites us to reflect on our own mortality and on the reality of death and that which comes after death. These themes cor...

October 25, 2019

Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Mt 19.14, Lk 18.16)

So often, we adults, in our conversing with each other, can drag each other down with the weight of the world, with the negativity of our words. I can’t take too much of that. I have to walk away. Yes, I know the...

October 20, 2019

This was our routine every night when I was growing up.  Mother would gather the four of us children at my younger brother's bed, where we would kneel before the picture of an angel looking over two children crossing a river on a narrow bridge.  We prayed as a family, reciting prayers that we had committed to memory: Our Father, Hail Mary,...

October 11, 2019

As we journey towards God who is our ultimate goal and a happy end of life, there are many obstacles that lay on the path of perfection. One of the most common obstacles especially for those committed to the life of faith is called DISCOURAGEMENT, a loss of confidence or enthusiasm, maybe even doubt that the path which I have undertaken ca...

October 4, 2019

Last Saturday I was dusting the living room, when, on the table where the orchids stood, I found a card, just sitting there. It said, “Good Morning! This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help, so enjoy your day.”I looked up, I looked around. I don’t know where the card came from or how it got there (...

September 27, 2019

October is upon us, along with the beauty of the season of fall.  In our Catholic tradition the month of October is closely connected to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the devotion of praying the rosary.  I want to thank our local Knights of Columbus for leading the practice of praying the rosary at St. Mary’s Church every night at 6:30pm...

September 20, 2019

It's been a little over 2 months since the construction of our parish hall addition started.  I thought it would be good to give an update on the progress of our project.  The parish hall addition had its foundation walls poured this week past.  The floor of the basement of the addition will be poured this coming week and then the building...

September 13, 2019

Forgiveness is an important aspect of our faith life. Jesus spoke of forgiveness, he forgave people's sins, and he commissioned his followers to forgive. He even said that without forgiveness salvation is not possible: “Forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us”. The work of forgiveness, therefore, must be seen not simply as a...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3