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January 10, 2020

Now that the new year is upon us, and our Christmas celebrations are finished, it’s time for an update.  Here are a few things I look forward to at the start of this new year: 

* Our parish hall addition is coming along.  We are now looking at the end of January as the new completion date, though that may still move a bit depending on...

January 3, 2020

What can I wish you in this New Year?  The first Sunday of the New Year is the Solemnity of the Epiphany.  On this feast we commemorate the revelation of Jesus to the entire world through the mysterious visit of the three kings, or wise men.  The Church sees in these mysterious figures from the East a recognition of non-Jewish encounter wi...

January 3, 2020

Christmas season is not only short (if you discount the commercial lead up to it), but it is also filled with stories and traditions we know so well.  There is something comforting, I think, in celebrating that which is old, well known, and so so familiar.  Like slipping into a pair of old comfortable shoes.  In a world that seems to be mo...

December 20, 2019

What should I wish you for Christmas? There are so many needs in the world, in our families, in our own lives.  How can I possibly wish our world, our families, and you my dear friends, everything that you need, everything that we need.  The world needs peace, love, food, safety, security, sustainability, and so much more.  How do I choose...

November 22, 2019

The history of philosophy can be divided into three distinct periods: ancient, medieval, and modern.  Each period has a unique focus.  Ancient philosophy focused on the cosmos as the centre of all inquiry, we call it cosmological approach.  In this cosmological approach people saw beauty and wonder in all that surrounded them, and looked f...

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...

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...

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...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3