Cardinal Bo’s Homily for July 26: Parents’ Day

Honor your father and mother” (which is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on the earth.”  Eph : 6:2-3

Today we celebrate the Parents’ day.  The feast of St Anne and Joachim, the parents of our dear mother Mary.  To all the parents listening to us, warm greetings and blessings.  Let long life be your reward.

With a grateful heart, we praise and thank the Lord for the gift of our parents.   We tasted God’s love first time through our parents.   We are inspired by the example of  Jesus our Lord, who even from the Cross took care of his mother Mary and entrusted her care to his favorite disciple.  Jesus showed his love for his mother until the end. This Sunday is a Sunday of gratefulness celebrating the unconditional love of our parents as Jesus did.

Praise the Lord

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Teachers, parents anxious and uncertain about plans to reopen Alberta classrooms

Confusion. Uncertainty. Anxiety.

These are the subjects of weighty discussions among parents and teachers as Alberta gingerly negotiates the resumption of in-person classes this fall, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In less than five weeks, students are expected to be in class after distance learning since the spring.

“The best part is to be able to see our students again and to be able to have some semblance of normalcy, but once you get past that quick reaction, it’s the realization that there’s actually not going to be anything normal about our return,” said Sandra Haltiner, who represents 2,400 teachers as president of the Edmonton Catholic Teachers local of the Alberta Teachers Association.

Praise the Lord

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