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January 26, 2018

One of the most common questions people ask me is: “How can I pray better? How can I hear God and experience God in my prayer?”  The best definition for prayer that I can come up with is this: “prayer is an encounter with God”.  This means that whatever we do in

our prayer life should make us feel like we have had an encounter with God...

January 19, 2018

In order to discover the best way for us to be with one another, we should first notice the unique way in which God chose to be with us. To be with someone in their joy and in their suffering is the greatest

expression of compassion. Through the act of the incarnation God reveals Himself as a compassionate God. This means that God does not...

January 12, 2018

We are back to Ordinary Time…in the Church and in our lives.  Christmas and New Year’s festivities are over, decorations are packed away and those lovely extra days off are but a distant memory.  But doesn’t ordinary mean - the usual…the same old same old? And might one become complacent with the ordinary? Of course, that is not the meanin...

January 5, 2018

A song came to mind recently when my husband and I listened to a news story on the CBC radio program As It Happens. The story concerned a Muslim community in Arkansas that had been vandalized in October of 2016. Several vandals spray painted swastikas and curse words on the exterior of the mosque. ‘Go Home’ was emblazoned on the windows.

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

N4K 1X3