St Mary Star of the Sea

Roman Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Week 13 - March 29 2020
Coronavirus: Be Not Afraid – Fr Jonathan Meyer

This is a powerful homily by Fr Jonathan Meyer from the 2nd Sunday of Lent. He quotes from one of my favourite go-to books: Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. Give yourself some time after you have heard the homily to sit in silence and reflect on what you have just heard.

Week 12 - March 22 2020
Lectio Divina - Carmelites

“The practice of Lectio Divina as a way of praying the Scriptures has been a fruitful source of growing in relationship with Christ for many centuries and in our own day is being rediscovered by many individuals and groups. The Word of God is alive and active and will transform each of us if we open ourselves to receive what God wants to give us.” You can download daily Lectio Divina readings and reflections from this link.

Week 11 - March 15 2020
Ingruentium Malorum (Reciting the Rosary) – Pope Pius XII

“And truly, from the frequent meditation on the Mysteries, the soul little by little and imperceptibly draws and absorbs the virtues they contain, and is wondrously enkindled with a longing for things immortal, and becomes strongly and easily impelled to follow the path which Christ Himself and His Mother have followed.”

Week 14 - April 5 2020
The Eucharist – Sophia Sketchpad

This week, Father Michael posted this youtube video for the Confirmation class. I loved it! It was a great refresher about the theology behind one of our seven sacraments. “This video focuses on the Eucharist, explaining the connection between Original Sin, Christ’s death and Resurrection, and the Holy Mass.” Hope you enjoy it too!

To watch this Sophia Press youtube video on The Eucharist, click on Week 14 – The Eucharist – Sophia Sketchpad

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.