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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...

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...

September 5, 2019

Positive attitude is a sign of good spiritual health.  There are so many things surrounding our everyday life, both positive and negative things.  Even within each one of us there is this duality, sometimes we are good and sometimes we are bad.  The key to a life of a Christian is to do what God does, to focus on the good.  Jesus came to b...

August 23, 2019

The tension between our sin and God's love has existed since the fall of our first parents.  It is this tension that continues to confuse and disrupt our relationship with God and with one another.  We do not like to live with tensions, and so we look for paths to overcome them.  One of the ways of overcoming the tension between our sin an...

August 16, 2019

There can be a tension between our spiritual life and our active life.  This is why we are often tempted to choose one over the other.  This choice is visible in many different ways: working overtime at the cost of going to church, become obsessed with health and neglect prayer life, invest in family relationships and assume that God does...

August 9, 2019

The summer is now in full swing, which was most noticeable on my drive to Lion’s Head and Tobermory last weekend.  Our mission churches were full, the roads were busy, and the local restaurants and businesses were working overtime.  It’s nice to see this influx of people to the beautiful area we call home.  Whenever I see visitors come our...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3