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Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spirit when they prepare for Confirmation. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes find it hard to ...read more
On Saturday, May 26, close to six hundred young people 12-17 years old spent a full day at Bishop MacDonell Catholic High School for the third annual Youth Rally. The theme for this year’s rally was “BE”, inspired by the story of the Annunciation: “Do not be afraid… you have found favour with God” (Luke 1:30). ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For June 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for: That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths. ...read more
As we celebrate the feast day of St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, Deacon Pedro reflects his life, and an important letter which he wrote. ...read more
Read Part 4 of Deacon Pedro's catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation, in which he lays out for us what actually happens during the Sacrament. ...read more
In the Universal Church today, we celebrate the feast of St. Justin the Martyr – one of the first Christian apologists and martyr for our faith. But who was St. Justin the Martyr? Read a brief summary on his life, how he became a saint and his realization of faith. ...read more
Deacon Pedro continues his exploration of the sacrament of Confirmation by looking at its connection with Baptism. ...read more
Last week we saw that Confirmation is not just about being mature enough to know that we want to be Catholic, and we reviewed the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but we didn’t really explain what Confirmation is really about. Perhaps now is the time to speak about Pentecost. You can’t talk about confirmation without ...read more
As we approach the end of the Easter Season, we begin to prepare for the next celebration; Pentecost. But no one ever acknowledges Mary's role in Pentecost which may have been the most important of them all. ...read more
Next week is the Feast of Pentecost and we enter the season of Confirmations. Most of us are confirmed, but if you are at all like me, you probably have no real understanding of the meaning of the Sacrament. You think that it has to do something with being of age and “confirming” that you ...read more