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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount continues today. He begins by clarifying that he has not come to abolish the ancient Law of Moses, but to bring it to fulfillment. In the service of this, he wants to have his followers reflect on the connection that cannot be severed or forgotten, between our external actions and […]

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Our gospel reading today is from that part of Matthew’s gospel that we know as the “Sermon on the Mount.” In the three chapters the sermon takes up, Jesus lays out his vision for the Church, a blueprint for his disciples to follow, the ideal toward which he invites us. He says, “You are the […]

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The Presentation of the Lord

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The usual cycle of Sunday’s is interrupted this week with our celebration of the Presentation of the Lord—also sometimes referred to as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both titles have to do with Jewish worship in the time of Jesus, showing us the attachment of Jesus and his family to the religious traditions […]

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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We begin our journey with Jesus in Matthew’s gospel today with the story of Jesus calling the first disciples. We enter the story with the realization that Jesus continues to call disciples in our own day, and we are among them. That invitation is issued first at our baptism and we are reminded of it […]

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Though for the most part he disappears from the story soon after it begins, John the Baptist holds a place of prominence in all the gospel accounts. Today gives us a good indication why. John teaches us an essential attribute of discipleship when he says, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me […]

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Baptism of the Lord

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Today’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord brings the Christmas season to a close. Matthew’s account of this event in the life of Jesus recounts John the Baptist’s objection, indicating his awareness that Jesus is superior to him. But Jesus insists that he will enter into human life in its fullness, holding no ace […]

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide We have reached a crossroad: let us choose life!

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  Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide We have reached a crossroad: let us choose life! Two recent Canadian court decisions have confirmed the inherent dignity of human life and the necessity to continue defending it until its natural end. The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) rejoices with all people and groups who have at […]

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Catechism News

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Thank you to the many wonderful disciples from the parish who are serving as catechists, teacher`s aides and monitors for the parish catechism program. 24 classes for Grades 2-8 have now begun. 344 young parishioners in Grades 1-9 are participating in the catechetics program this year. Parents are asked to contact Jerry at the Parish […]

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Food Insecurity

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Food Insecurity: This week at the Charlottetown Area Christian Council meeting, Dr. Jennifer Taylor from UPEI spoke to us about food insecurity. The term is not in relation to the safety of the food we eat, but its availability to Islanders—many of them the working poor—whose income is such that they are unable to provide […]

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Catechism Registration

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Catechism registration for 2013-14 can be completed online. Go to the Ministries tab on the Home page, click on Catechetics tab from the drop down menu and then select the appropriate Grade level to complete registration for next year. Submitting the info will e-mail the form to the Catechetics co-ordinator. The catechism fee can be […]

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