24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SIN & FORGIVENESSBy Maria di Paolo, Pastoral AssociateThis weekends’ readings are about sin and repentance: the community of Israel in exile commits idolatry; St. Paul writes to Timothy about his past life as a persecutor and man of violence; and finally, Jesus

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

WE ARE OUR OWN DEEPEST MYSTERY By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB We are challenged this week by the notion of discipleship. At first glance it appears that discipleship requires us to turn against our family and even ourselves, but such an interpretation is not consistent with Jesus’

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

DINING IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE By Fr. Ken Decker, CSB Today and tomorrow many families will be gathering for the celebration of Labour Day weekend.  Food and drink are always at the centre of these family gatherings.   Try calling the family together without food and

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

AN INVITATION TO ENCOUNTER by Fr. Chris Valka, CSB For the past couple of Sundays, we have been learning about the purpose of things:  prayer, activity and even faith itself.  This week, our attention shifts to the immediate consequences of getting the purpose right. Jesus uses some rather

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

BECOMING GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR GIFTS By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB One of the questions I frequently ask myself is, “I am being a good steward of that which I have been given?”  Lately, this question has also framed many of my discussions with various ministry and

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

BELONGING TO A PARISH RATHER THAN A CHURCH By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB Rabbi Abraham Heschel once said, “Words create worlds”.  Indeed, words matter and they shape how we act and what we believe. Over the past few weeks, I have been handing out a number of business