The perfect gift: A homily for Gaudete Sunday…

What is the perfect gift? We tend to answer this question more in terms of what we want, but today’s Gospel teaches us that the perfect gift is what God is offering. One of the goals of the spiritual journey is to come to value, more than our latest desire, more than our perceived need—more than all else—what God offers. In reviewing today’s Gospel…

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Pope’s Sunday Angelus: “Advent, a time of grace, tells us it’s necessary to purify our faith every day”…

As Pope Francis blessed children’s nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of conversion to make space in one’s heart for Christ to come and fill it with joy. “Advent, a time of grace, tells us that it is not enough to believe in God: it is necessary to purify our faith every day…

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Created For Joy

Homily Here are three tips on how to experience joy.

Believe that you were created for joy. 

Know the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is dependent on circumstances. Joy is anchored and deeper. It is a disposition and a choice. I can still experience deep sense of joy despite difficulties.

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Welcome Home Ryan

The LatinAmerican Mission Program (LAMP) welcomes Ryan MacRae back to PEI and to the Diocese after a19-month challenging mission to the Dominican Republic (DR). His first challenge in early 2018 was learning Spanish. His co-workers in the DR talk about the speed with which he became proficient. Ryan proved to be resilient as well in his capacity to capture some of the essence of Dominican culture. He formed friendships with groups which are dedicated to community engagement in issues of social justice which affect the majority of the population in that country.          

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