By Deacon Mathew We have been partaking in a journey of repentance, fasting, and reflection over the last several weeks of Lent. This journey will come to an end next Sunday with celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection. The church describes the events leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday as the “Passion of Christ”. … Continue reading Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
By Aleisha Yawney My wakeup call came just after having my 6th child (a beautiful girl named Klara). I chose to have a home birth because I had hoped to avoid hospitals during the pandemic. As a registered nurse, I knew that the hospitals were a difficult place to be - with visiting policies and … Continue reading “I AM”
By Sunita Gomes Chinese New Year officially begins on February 1, 2022, with the Year of the Tiger. At the beginning of each New Year, there is a great sense of joy and hope for what the New Year will bring. A Chinese New Year celebration is never complete without the traditional giving of hóngbāo … Continue reading Christ the Tiger – Happy Chinese New Year!
By Marie Nigro (28-Dec-2021) Ah, the last week of December! Normally a chilly time of year in the snowy city we fondly refer to as home, but this year the capital felt on the balmy side. With that in mind, a good friend and I decided to venture out for a post-holiday, socially-distanced, COVID-compliant get-together … Continue reading “Snowsary” in the Glebe
By Susan Munn What?? 2022 feels like a repeat of 2021. COVID is still with us; it doesn't seem to be going away as quickly as we had hoped and prayed. It is unnerving and is throwing us for a loop. Reminds me of that image of a little "Hamster Gal or Guy" on the … Continue reading Make a meaningful New Year’s Resolution
By Ellen N. This year, Christmas brought a mix of emotions: joy for the good news and gratitude that I could see some of my family, but loss and sadness at all the traditions and people we were missing due to the ongoing pandemic. I know I’m not the only one who feels that this … Continue reading Make a Joyful Noise!
“Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, who was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed to the Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory”. (1 Tomothy 3:16) At the end this season of waiting, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the word-incarnate. God out of His … Continue reading Christmas Insights from Deacon Mathew
By Deacon Mathew In the normal sense, it would be awkward, if somebody greeted us “Happy New Year” today. Nevertheless, we do start a new Christian year this week with the season of Advent. The different seasons remind us of the important aspects of being a Christian, one of which is the conviction that we may always begin … Continue reading Jesus is the Reason for the Season
By Marie Nigro On September 23rd, the Feast of St Padre Pio, a group of friends and I embarked on a spiritual adventure that lasted 33 days: we prepared ourselves for consecration to St. Joseph! Backgrounder: one of my closest friends, who lives in another city, contacted me because she was excited about “the best … Continue reading Consecration to St. Joseph – A 33-Day Adventure!
By Brian Buckley The Circle of Friends was formed in the autumn of 2015 as the Syrian tragedy drew international attention to the plight of refugees in the Middle East and across the globe. A number of people in Holy Rosary Parish and beyond wanted to do something practical to alleviate the suffering. Several possibilities … Continue reading The Circle of Friends