Thursday, May 9, 2019

March for Life, May 9, 2019

Parts of the March 
with Taize music in the background

Thanks Pat for videotaping the entire March 

Cardinal Collins



Pat also videotaped the Counter Protesters

To listen to Abby Johnson`s awesome speech 
click on the link below on Pat`s blog




The crude anti protesters were there of course with their hateful signs 
It seems to be ok it in our city to hate Christians 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pro Lifer, do not live in fear.

 Mike and I attended the  screening of UNPLANNED last evening at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The movie  is the true story of Abby Johnson  the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who quit her job in October 2009  and  walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life.  This is such an amazing story of hope, conversion and the power of prayer. 

After the film, Abby answered questions with her sharp wit, her candid humour and her endearing personality. One thing she said was that we should not live in fear. The truth is on our side. For more see Pat's bog  here

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Be Christ Bearers for the World

Today Father Rob Arsenault celebrates his 25th Anniversary as a priest.  How blessed are we as a parish to have been able to join in this celebration with the beautiful mass this morning followed by adoration until 4:00PM with Deacon Marc Gauthier

Father Rob and Father John concelebrated mass and Father Rob gave the homily. He spoke of sacrifice: offering up to appease God.. He quoted from Bishop Baron "Catholicism is an inversion. God offers Himself up to appease us.

On the altar we offer the simple elements of bread and wine. We offer this to God who in turn gives us the Body and Blood Soul and Divinity of His Son, Jesus Christ.

When you eat food, your body breaks it down. It becomes you. When we receive Holy Communion worthily we become more like Christ for the benefit of those who were not at mass today.

If the priest is willing to sacrifice himself for us, our role is to sacrifice ourselves for the world: to be evangelizers, to be Christ bearers.

If God can use simple elements like bread and wine He can use you and me.

Be a Christ Bearer and do not be afraid.

Father Rob also asked us to pray for priests