Monday, July 2, 2018

Amen I Believe

Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Ottawa, Ontario has always been blessed with wonderful priests.

Last week we bid farewell to Father Yves Marchildon C.C. and Father Dennis Hayes C.C.

This past weekend we welcomed our two new priests Father Rob Arsenault C.C. and Father John Likozar C.C. and I know in my soul they will be awesome too. First impressions and all that.

 Below, Father Rob Arsenault with Pat Maloney

 Father Arsenault says the Amen sometimes when he mentions an Article of our Catholic Faith . I like that. And he invites the congregation to do so too. I REALLY like that. Amen says "so be it" and Creed means "I believe" right?
 Whoever says "I believe" says "I pledge myself to what we believe." taken from the Vatican website at this link on the THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

I know Catholics who actually voted for Justin Trudeau who as we all know is the most pro abortion Prime Minister in Canadian History. How can this be then? How can someone say they believe in the teachings of the Church and promote the killing of innocent children at the same time. And why would you say Amen to something that you don't believe in? I cannot comprehend this.

Anyways I'm thinking and hoping that maybe eventually in our parish the Amen will take hold: that is "we will pledge ourselves to what we believe"


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.

"The Apostles' Creed is so called because it is rightly considered to be a faithful summary of the apostles' faith. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church of Rome. Its great authority arises from this fact: it is 'the Creed of the Roman Church, the See of Peter, the first of the apostles, to which he brought the common faith."

- from the Catechism of the Catholic Church; 194.

"This Creed is the spiritual seal, our heart's meditation and an ever-present guardian; it is, unquestionably, the treasure of our soul."

- Saint Ambrose.


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