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May 26, 2017

The season of Easter ends next Sunday with the Solemnity of Pentecost.  Each year the Church gives us seven weeks after Easter Sunday to ponder the gift of Christ’s Resurrection.  Many of our readings during this sacred time speak of the change in the lives of first disciples of Jesus brought about by the miracle of Jesus rising from the d...

When my sons were in their teens, the protestations began about attending Mass. I explained to them that this was my job, part of the job of raising them – to build a solid foundation of faith. They rolled their eyes and simply chalked it up with all the other restrictions and limitations I placed on their lives. I speak singularly, as if...

May 12, 2017

When I was studying to be a priest I asked a priest what I should do in order to be a good and faithful priest.  His answer was simple and profound.  He said: “The only way is to love Christ.  And you cannot love Christ without loving His Church.  So, love the

Church”.  This advice remains with me, as I continue to strive to...

May 7, 2017

As Christians we are called Easter People. Have you ever thought about our fascination and exceptional focus on the Easter experience? Why aren’t we Christmas people? The focus on Easter is an important one, because it celebrates the manifestation of Jesus as God.  Jesus reveals Himself to us slowly through his incarnation at Christmas, hi...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

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554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3