St Mary Star of the Sea

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Week 32 - August 11 2019
Week 32 – Dad’s Make All The Difference: Keeping Kids Catholic – by Tara KE Brelinsky

"A 1994 survey in Switzerland found that the religious practice of the father decides the future attendance habits (or absence) of the children. According to the survey findings, if both parents regularly attend religious services then 33% of their children will be regular churchgoers for life, 41% will attend irregularly and 25% will stop practicing their faith."

Week 31 - August 4 2019
How to Easily Read the Whole Bible in 2019 – by Brandon Vogt

“Follow a carefully designed reading plan that will serve you the right parts of Scripture, at the right pace, and at the right time. Some of these plans alternate between Old and New Testament readings, while some also intersperse the Psalms throughout the year to add variation.” I’ve downloaded Read the Bible and the Catechism in One Year – and love it!

Week 33 - August 18 2019
Week 32 – Through the Year of Faith with the Catechism of the Catholic Church – by E.L. Core

“As a help to the reader, the Catechism itself provides a very brief overview of its contents and organization in Sections IV and V (## 11-22) of the Prologue. You can read the work at your own pace and according to your own inclinations. But there are several reading plans that spread the reading out over the course of a year.” I really like the language in the Catechism and love how it moves me towards prayer. I find it points to a wonderful spirituality sometimes lost in Catholic formation.

To read this great article from the Catholic Lane website on how to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days, click on Week 33 – Through the Year of Faith with the Catechism of the Catholic Church – by E.L. Core

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.