June 25: Commissioned to Tell Your Story

As we now settle into the summer months, the Wednesday Night Gatherings have come to a temporary end.  They will resume in the Fall in some capacity, though we are not quite sure how yet.  However, the work continues as each of us where commissioned

June 17: The Jesus Stories

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? This Christological question was at the heart of our discussion this week as we contemplated and shared our favourite stories of Jesus.  The stories are below, and you are encouraged to read and re-discover your own favourite story of

June 11: Marriage and Family Life

In anticipation of the upcoming Synod on Family Life (to be held in Rome in October), our Wednesday Night discussion focused on case studies (all hypothetical, but could be real) concerning family and marriage issues that are presented in the parish.  While not all of

June 4: Catholic Vocabulary

Below are some of the words we discussed this past Wednesday evening: Amen:  A Hebrew word meaning truly; it is so; let it be done, signifying agreement with what has been said. The prayers of the New Testament and of the Church's liturgy, and the Creeds,

May 28: The Laity (Part Two)

Questions for Reflection: The Primary mission of the laity is to help others encounter the risen Christ.  To help others because disciples; to help transform the structures of the world so that they support and foster all that is truly human and reflect God’s loving purposes. How

May 21: The Laity (Part One)

What the Canons Say about the Obligations and Rights of All the Christian Faithful  CAN. 208 From their rebirth in Christ, there exists among all the Christian faithful a true equality regarding dignity and action by which they all cooperate in the building up of the Body

May 14: The Sacramental Life

Definitions of “Sacrament” “Anything that represents a hidden reality that is sacred or mysterious” “What makes the invisible visible” “Outward signs of an inward grace” “Doors to the sacred – invitations to a religious experience” The sacraments, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, are efficacious signs of grace

May 7: Prayer

"Prayer is the raising of one's heart and mind to God. . ." (CCCC 534) "Prayer can truly change your life. For it turns your attention away from yourself and directs your mind and your heart toward the Lord. If we look only at ourselves, with