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November 27, 2016

Recently, I was called upon to look after my precious grandchildren…from Saturday morning, up to and including getting them to school (on time) Monday morning - solo. Yikes! It was not only the children I was caring for, but the two dogs and two cats too. My husband was conveniently and otherwise occupied, and my son and daughter-in-law we...

November 25, 2016

I would not be surprised if you told me that you desire holiness.  After all, those who have had an encounter with the Lord, an experience of conversion, a little glimpse of the sweetness of God and what he offers us, should desire nothing less than holiness which is perfect union with God.  Our desire is important, since without it we wil...

November 21, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy draws to a close, I am struck by what a gift it was to have experienced this period of special reflection on the inexhaustible mercy of God. In calling the Church into this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has shown himself to be greatly attuned to a profound need of the Church an...

November 16, 2016

Poverty of spirit is an interesting concept.  Jesus speaks of it during His sermons on the mount: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God”.  What is this poverty of spirit that is to fill our lives with blessedness?  Have you ever wondered what Jesus really meant when he spoke those words of beatitudes?

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November 4, 2016

During the month of November the Church reminds us of our eternal destiny.  The month of November begins with the celebrations of All Saints and All Souls, uniting us with those in Heaven and those in Purgatory.  By looking at our brothers and sisters who have died we are encouraged to remember them, to pray for them, and to seek their pra...

October 27, 2016

In my file, labelled My Writing, I found a piece with this title – Mercy – Gotten and Given.  I had no recollection of writing the piece, but I looked forward to refreshing my memory of it. Turns out there was not another word written…just the title – a disappointing discovery, but, I took it as a sign that it was time to follow the title...

October 13, 2016

On behalf of His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, please see the attached documents from Development and Peace – Caritas, regarding the major crisis in Haiti in the aftermath of hurricane Matthew.

Given the large scope of the emergency, Development and Peace is mobilizing its staff and network to launch a campaign to assist Haiti. You are encoura...

October 13, 2016

The month of October is upon us, with all the beauty of the changing of seasons.  All this change reminds us of God’s goodness, of His incredible gift of creation that continues to surround us and inspire us.  All we need to do is take the time to notice this beauty, and in it to notice God. During the month of October we are encouraged to...

September 28, 2016

This is Fr. Adrian Lee’s last weekend at St. Mary’s and the Missions Parish, as he gets ready to return to Rome for his final year of studies. We have been blessed by his presence and ministry, so let us continue to pray for him. His thoughtful homilies and his joyful presence will be missed. Once Fr. Lee leaves our parish, Fr. Emmanuel wi...

September 27, 2016

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a program designed to offer those adults interested in the Catholic faith strong formation in three areas: 

1. What we believe - also known as the dogmas of the Church.  Some of the themes that will be explored include: Scripture, Revelation, Trinity, Christology, Ecclesiology, the Saint...

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 St. Mary's and the Missions Parish

tel: 519-376-0778 

554-15th Street East

Owen Sound, Ontario

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