The Power of Memory
The power of memory can be seen in human interactions on many different levels. What we remember colors our daily living and influences our decisions and actions. When I remember that someone has cheated me in the past, it is likely that I will not be able to trust that person in the future. On the other hand, when I remember God's mercy towards me, it is more likely that I will show mercy to someone else: “Her many sins are forgiven because she loved much. But to whom less i
What Do You See?
I was distributing Holy Communion at the Mass last Sunday at Sauble Beach. As people were coming up in line to receive communion, a little girl lined up for a blessing. I would venture a guess that she was about 5 years old. She stopped in front of me, with hands folded together as a sign that she desired to be blessed. I offered her a blessing as I usually do, and then something unexpected happened. This little girl put her arms around my legs and gave me a big hug. Wh
Celebration of Praise
Last year’s Celebration of Praise was hosted by St. Mary’s Church in Owen Sound, and over 300 people came to pray, sing, and share a meal. This event is organized by the Owen Sound Ministerial Association, a group of Christian pastors and leaders who wish to support one another in the mission of making Jesus known and loved. I’m proud to represent our Catholic community as the Vice-President of the Owen Sound Ministerial. We have been working very hard to prepare another C