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Made to Love
When Jesus is asked what the greatest commandment is, he doesn’t hesitate: it is to love. We need to love God and love others. We are made by God, who is love, so we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that we were made for love! Fr. Mark reminds us that love is at the core of our identity and our mission.
The Source of Peace
In a world that is so chaotic, so full of evil and death, Deacon Charles reminds us that true peace can only be found in Jesus Christ.
The Heavenly Feast
One of the most common metaphors for heaven is “the feast”. There are numerous times throughout Scripture when Jesus refers to heaven as a feast, or a banquet, or as him dining with us. In the final homily of our preaching series, “At Your Service”, Fr. Mark reminds us that we are called to invite everyone to this amazing feast!
Serving that Produces Results
When we invest our money in stocks, we expect a return on investment. In the same way, when we go on mission, we expect to see results. Holiness is not just about being self-focused, it is about being focused on others. In this third homily in our preaching series, “At Your Service”, Fr. Ken asks, will you take the next step in holiness?
He’s Not Asking for Much
As we continue our current series called “At Your Service”, Fr. Mark shares an image he saw, the image of Jesus the suffering servant. He is at the door of our hearts asking us to serve. He sets aside his majesty, taking the form of a slave. Could you serve coffee after Mass? Could you play in the choir? Could you give a teaching? These simple tasks are not simple to him, they are very meaningful.
I Believe in the Holy Spirit
At the Night of Worship and Ministry, Sr. Melinda Schenher, SC, Associate Director of Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus, speaks on the theme of “I Believe in the Holy Spirit”.
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