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March 29, 2019

Often people say that they don't enjoy going to Mass because they don't get much out of it. If we are honest we can all probably admit that there were times when we did not want to be at Mass. To fix the problem of not getting much from Mass people either skip Mass all together or try to make it more entertaining by introducing secular rea...

March 15, 2019

We are getting very close to the start of “Phase 1” of the building project, so I would like to spend a bit of time offering more details about it.  We hope to start on the addition to the parish hall at St. Mary’s Owen Sound as soon as the snow melts.  This means that the final drawing of that phase of our project is completed.  We will h...

January 24, 2019

“Twas the coldest night of the year when the heat went out…” Wow, that sounds like a good start to a Christmas novel, but in reality it is what happened last Saturday night. The house has been a bit cool for about a week, but we blamed it on the poor insulation and just threw an extra blanket on the bed. It all changed when on Saturday nig...

January 11, 2019

Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ is the mission of every Christian.  This mission is not only our responsibility, but also our privilege.  Once we have experienced the love of God though Jesus Christ, we can’t help but share that love with others.  There are many ways of sharing our faith with others, from the way we treat people, to...

December 21, 2018

Christmas is a joyous occasion.  Those of us who are committed to the Christian faith rejoice at the great love given to us in the coming of Jesus Christ.  Those not committed to Jesus Christ still find ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas with many joy filled traditions and family gatherings.  But there are some, who find Christmas very...

December 21, 2018

The season of Advent is divided into two section: first two weeks are all about heaven, the last two weeks are about God coming to earth.  Whenever we read about heaven we see how God is preparing a place for us, how much He desires to give us everything we desire.  God’s love is expressed in the care with which God prepares for us.  As we...

November 23, 2018

There is a rhythm to our lives which is marked by those things that are repeated and those that are new.  Both are important and both have a place in our lives.  Repetition helps us to remain comfortable in being able to anticipate what’s coming next.  The comfort of knowing that the sun comes up each morning, spring follows after winter;...

November 13, 2018

Now that we are well into the month of November, and our beloved snow is back, we are gearing up for a new liturgical year.  As things go, with the new year, we are looking at new offerings.  I hope that you can join us and support us with a number of new gatherings and events starting as soon as at the end of November:

Christmas Movie...

November 2, 2018

November starts with a vision towards Heaven with All Saints and All Souls days, as well as with a tradition of praying for the dead throughout the month of rain and perhaps snow. As we journey through this life and try to live our Christian vocation to be saints there are many pressures and expectations that can be present in our lives....

October 19, 2018

A short update regarding our building project is in order.  After submitting a request to the City for a building permit, we were asked to provide an independent Heritage Study of our existing rectory building along with a few other documents.  We now have these additional studies and documents and will submit them to the City hoping to re...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3