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Fr. Francis Ching Portrait

Ask Fr. Francis: What is the spirit of Fasting?

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On the days of fasting such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, in Canada, Catholics aged 18-59 are bound to fast; those 14 and older to abstinence. My mom is over 60 so she does...

 
Fr. Simon with Holy Spirit chasuble

The Role of the Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit makes all things new, and is ushering in a new Springtime for the Church

 
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The Joy of Stewardship - Prayer, Patience, and Perseverance

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When you are weak, seek God’s unconditional mercy and He will give you strength. And, with hope and joy, persevere in your journey to being the best disciple and steward you...

 
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Let's Look at the Tradition

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Brothers and sisters, Catholics who are expressive in their praise are biblical, tradition, and filled with the Holy Spirit. 

 
Fr. Francis Ching celebrating Mass

Ask Fr. Francis: What's with Novenas?

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Novenas are always nine days, since the word’s very meaning is “nine days”. It originated from Acts 1, as Mary and the 120 disciples waited in the Upper Room in Jerusalem to...

 
St. Maurice Church

Job Opportunity: St. Maurice Parish, Ottawa, ON

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St. Maurice Parish is seeking a part-time coordinator of Parish Ministries.

 
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Finding Meaning In Life

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Prayer and service are keys to finding meaning in life. 

Three points of the Homily:

1. Life is meaningless

How often have we heard people speak like that...

 
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Learn a Skill

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Don't waste time. Have sidelines, things that you love to do, things that you believe the Lord has given to you to cultivate. 

 
Fr. Bryan Sabourin Portrait

Time to be a Prophet!

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"Each one of us has a prophetic role. We all stand in the great line of prophets, thanks to Jesus. Because we have all been commissioned at our baptisms to bring Christ to the...