St Mary Star of the Sea

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Week 38 - September 20 2020
The Everlasting G.K. Chesterton – Convivium Website

“Reading him or writing about him is like being a tourist where you go about the world and discover there’s a Chestertonian aspect of wonder to everything you look at.” Retiring this summer after 46 years as editor of the Chesterton Review, Father Ian Boyd tells Peter Stockland why the great Christian journalist has such enduring appeal and importance.

Week 37 - September 13 2020
St Gregory Shows us that Even Saints Can Make Mistakes – Aleteia Website

“Often we think that saints were perfect human beings, but in reality, saints were men and women who simply relied on God for everything. Everyone is called to become a saint and our own mistakes don’t prevent us from answering this universal call to holiness.”

Week 36 - September 6 2020
Catholic at Home – Good Catholic Digital Series

Another great series from GoodCatholic.com. “When someone walks into your house, do they immediately know that you’re Catholic? Can they tell from the items in your home and from the way you speak and behave that Christ is at the center of your life? Too often we turn off our faith when we exit church on Sunday. And yet, it’s those other six days of the week that really challenge us to grow in faith.” It’s a 21-day series – about 20 minutes per day.

Week 35 - August 30 2020
How to Start Reading the Bible – LifeTeen.com website

“I meet tens of thousands of people a year at different events. Most of them are Catholic Christians who want to start reading the Bible but don’t know where to start. So if you’ve ever wanted to go deeper into God’s Word but haven’t known how to approach it, allow me to suggest a few tips (so you can learn from my mistakes).”

Week 34 - August 23 2020
Intentional Discipleship – Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron speaks about Sherry Weddell’s five thresholds of conversion: Trust, Curiosity, Openness, Seeking and Intentional Discipleship. We are all disciples!

Week 33 - August 16 2020
The Assumption of Mary in History – by Tim Staples

“The doctrine of the Assumption of Mary began with a historical event to which Scripture alludes and that been believed in the Church for 2,000 years. It was passed down in the oral tradition of the Church and developed over the centuries, but it was always believed by the Catholic faithful.”

Week 32 - August 9 2020
The Assumption of Mary – by Edward Sri

“First, in discussing the assumption, the Catechism affirms that Mary did not suffer from original sin but was conceived full of grace. According to this doctrine, known as the Immaculate Conception, God’s supernatural life dwelt in Mary from the very beginning of her existence.”

Week 31 - August 2 2020
Unleash the Gospel Magazine

“God is calling us, each one of us, to embrace a new identity, to become a band of joyful missionary disciples and witness to the power of the Gospel. Why? Because Jesus Christ is the desire of the nations, and his Gospel is the answer to the deepest desires of the human heart.” Unleash the Gospel is a wonderful evangelical letter written by Archbishop Vigneron and is the foundational document for the magazine, podcast and articles on this website.

Week 39 - September 27 2020
FORMED – Digital Content for Parishes

“FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.” Visit our website and find out how to log in by navigating to SMSS DIGITAL  FORMED

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St Matthew and the Angel by Caravaggio

Each week, we take a spiritual journey reflecting on Pope Benedict XVI's desire for continued formation.  A new link to Vatican documents, Catholic news articles, youtube videos and Catholic writings from on-line magazines and journals will be published below.  It is our hope that you will find the articles and documents relevant - both in timing of our liturgical year and in the current events of the secular world in which we live.