St Mary Star of the Sea

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Week 12 - March 24 2019
40 Ideas for 40 Days – Loyola Press

“The activities are grounded in the symbols, Scripture readings, devotions, and traditions of the Lenten season. Check this calendar each day to find another Lenten activity that you can adapt for your own setting.” Great family activities!

Week 11 - March 17 2019
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2019

“May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion.”

Week 13 - March 31 2019
Forty Days – Scott Hahn

“The season of Lent comes every year and it’s always an adventure for Catholics. But of course the roots go back deep into Sacred Scripture. I think it is helpful for us to begin our Lenten journey reflecting upon all these biblical precendents.”

To view this youtube video of Scott Hahn, click on Week 13 - Forty Days – Scott Hahn

St Matthew and the Angel by Caravaggio

In his Apostolic letter Porte Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI exerted that we as Catholics should make conscious efforts to understand our faith more deeply.  "Knowledge of faith opens a door into the fullness of the saving mystery revealed by God."

Each week, we continue our spiritual journey and 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.

May you grow in holiness through a deepened knowledge, wisdom and understanding of our faith.  It is our hope that the Holy Spirit works in your hearts and fills you with the desire to explore many more treasures that are opened from these links.