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August 4, 2020

I had an interesting conversation with one local tradesman about the state of affairs in the world today.  He said to me that even though he is not religious, he is convinced that what people are missing in their lives is religion.  I was intrigued by his assessment of current events, and wanting to know more about his hypothesis I asked a...

August 4, 2020

The life of the Spirit is central for followers of Jesus.  We commonly refer to this as spiritual life, because it indicates that we are open to the Spirit of God dwelling within us, and guiding us towards our call of holiness.  It is recommended that we continue to reflect on our spiritual life in the midst of ever changing circumstances...

August 4, 2020

“The wait is over, the battle won!”  These words of an Easter Hymn have been playing in my head all this week.  Why, you may ask? Well, we (priests) have finally moved into the rental house, and our offices are fully functioning and are now open.  Yes, we are back.  Thank you to everyone who helped us, especially my friend Roger and his so...

June 26, 2020

Safety Measures for Returning to Church:

As of Tuesday, June 16th, we will begin to offer public Masses once again in our churches.  Given the number of restrictions still in place, Bishop Crosby has extended his dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for those who may feel uncomfortable to attend at this point.  Please make...

March 6, 2020

During the holy season of Lent we are invited to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel”.  Here are some practical ways of entering into this season and benefiting from it: 

  1. Stations of the Cross - this is an ancient practice of reflecting on the passion and death of our Lord.  True friendship is proven when we are willi...

March 4, 2020

Lent - a holy season of penance and preparation.  We need balance in our lives, which is why the Holy Church offers us opportunities for rejoicing and penance.  We must be careful that we accept both penance and joy in a balanced way so that our spiritual life may be healthy.  It’s too easy to focus on one or the other.  Some Christians te...

February 21, 2020

As we are nearing ever closer to the construction of the 2nd phase of our building project, namely the new rectory as residence for our priests, it is not a bad time to give an update on the progress of our construction.  The offices are close to being completed.  I’m told by the workers that we are a few weeks away from completion.  The o...

February 7, 2020

While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I had the privilege of spending time with an old friend who is a priest and an exorcist.  You can only imagine how interesting the conversations at dinner table were, as all of us priests were interested in hearing about the ministry of exorcism.  The most interesting thing is the realization that th...

January 31, 2020

My latest brainchild - Teaching Thursdays.  The idea is to offer an opportunity for ongoing Catechesis for the members of our parish.  Thursday is also a special day, because it commemorates the institution of the priesthood, so what better day than Thursday for people to gather with their priests in order to discuss, study, and deepen the...

January 24, 2020

I just came back from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where along with 17 priests from the United States and with Cardinal Raymond Burke from the Vatican, we journeyed to the places where Jesus once lived.  Our journey began in the region of Galilee, where Jesus ministered.  Countless sites are marked by Churches, some dating back to the ea...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3