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We Are Called to Be Confident in Difficult Days
Fr. Michael McGourty is pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Toronto.
At the Bathurst Street entrance to St. Peter’s Parish, there are two very meaningful plaques on the church’s wall. These plaques are similar...
Praying for Our Shepherds Amidst COVID-19
Craig Fernandes, a former seminarian at St. Augustine’s Seminary, is now an engineering Master’s student at the University of Toronto.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in...
Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Vocations - May 1
Since 2016, the First Friday in the month of May has been designated by Cardinal Collins as our Archdiocesan Day of Prayer for Vocations.
As such, we invite all of our parishes and individuals throughout the Archdiocese of...
Stewardship Reflection: An Inner Easter Joy
Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen! On this glorious Easter morning – the Sunday of Sundays, the Solemnity of Solemnities – we are filled with the joy of the resurrection.
However, how do we celebrate while foregoing liturgical...
Holy Thursday Reflection: A Personal Encounter
On this Holy Thursday, Msgr. Michael Busch of St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton reflects on Jesus and the Last Supper.
Msgr. Busch helps us to understand the powerful significance of this night and how Jesus came to institute both...
Stewardship Reflection: Evangelizing in a Hidden Way
The donkey on which Jesus rode into Jerusalem could’ve seen all the palms and praises being sung around him and been tempted to believe that he was the one being celebrated. However, we, as onlookers, can clearly see...
Lenten Reflection (Week 3): Woman at the Well
In this third week of Lent, Fr. Joshua Roldan of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish in Bradford reflects on the story of the woman at the well.
Fr. Roldan discusses how there is a greater message behind...
Lenten Reflection (Week 2): Transfiguration of Christ
In this second week of Lent, Bishop Robert Kasun of the Central Region reflects on the transfiguration of Christ.
Bishop Kasun discusses how each of us can achieve the glory of the new and resurrected life.
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Lenten Reflection (Week 1): Temptations of Christ
In this first week of Lent, Msgr. Michael Busch of St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton reflects on the temptations of Christ.
Msgr. Busch discusses how those temptations that Christ faced in the desert relate to our lives today...
Ash Wednesday Message from Cardinal Collins
In his Ash Wednesday message, Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, reflects upon the liturgical season of Lent and the use of ashes.
Using Matthew 4:17 as a basis for his reflection, His Eminence challenges Catholics, and all...
A Celebration of Love: Marriage Sunday 2020
Love was in the air at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Pickering on February 9, as couples celebrating milestone anniversaries were invited to share in a special Mass and celebration with Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
The celebration was...
Welcoming Arms: A Model for Ecumenism
Welcoming Arms is an ecumenical service project that brings together various Christian churches in Aurora, Ont. It serves over 500 individuals through visits to its support programs each month.
Our Lady of Grace Parish in Aurora is one of...
Stewardship Reflection for the Presentation of the Lord
Stewardship is about deep transformation. It is about getting people excited to offer their time, talent and treasure to make parishes — and the archdiocese as a whole — more vibrant.
But sometimes we have problems thinking about stewardship. To...
Models for Today - St. Patrick
In this episode of Models for Today, Fr. Seamus Hogan of St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto talks about the importance and significance of St. Patrick, one of the most beloved and recognizable saints in the Church...
Native People's Mission - Archdiocese of Toronto
In 1972, the Native People's Mission was born as a Chaplaincy when Toronto's bishops identified a growing need for the Church to respond to the increasing number of First Nations people leaving First Nations for urban residences...
Christmas Video Greetings from Cardinal Collins
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, reflects on the joy of Christmas and how we can find hope in the story of the Nativity.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Toronto, we extend best wishes for a blessed Christmas celebration...
Advent Video Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Msgr. Michael Busch, Pastor of St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton, reflects on the virtue of love, as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and draw closer to the celebration of Christmas.
In his message, filmed at St. Jerome...
Advent Video Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent
Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick of the Archdiocese of Toronto reflects on the virtue of Joy, as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.
In his message, filmed in the Northern Region where he ministers, he reflects on the practical experience of...