Sunday Reflections

To help reflect on the Sunday mass, we are posting these reflections for all to read. May they be a source of insight, faith, and inspiration to you and help enrich your spiritual journey with us!

 

Ascension of the Lord - Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Father Jim Donohue

May 13, 2021

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says to Romeo, as they separate until the next day: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow….” Clearly, it is a sorrowful moment for anyone in love to be separated from the beloved for even a short time. The parting is sorrowful because there is something in the relationship that has come to an end.




6th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Father Paul Voisin

May 6, 2021

The first article of the Resurrectionist Constitutions proclaim the unconditional love of God.  This truth is shared so beautifully in our readings this weekend.  Jesus speaks so eloquently, as God-made-man, about the love of the Father, and His love for us.  He fulfils His words that there is “no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”.  So great was His love for us, that He was willing to surrender His life on the cross.  This supreme act of love is the source of our joy.  This was the love that Peter proclaims in the First Reading, remind




5th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Father Toby Collins

April 30, 2021

It seems that in our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles Paul can't win.  He tries to join the apostles but they won't let him.  Then the hellenists try and kill him after hearing him speak. Rejected and persecuted, Paul goes on to become one of the greatest writers and supporters of Christ's mission the Church has ever known.  Paul's journey reminds us that Christ can speak to whomever he wants and equip them in whatever way he sees fit to accomplish his mission in a collaborative way.




4th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Father Fred Scinto

April 23, 2021

At this point in the new year 2021, we are moving quickly into this new year.  What I am noticing is that, among many things, there are anti-Asian feelings of expression developing that are pure racism. In Ontario recently over 500 crimes have recently been committed! These Asian Canadian crimes are on the rise.  Non-Asians are spitting on Asian Canadians.  There is a strong showing of this in Ontario and this is really surprising.

At the present time, Asian Canadians live in fear.  This may be a stereotype but it is very real.  And hurtful!




2nd Sunday of Easter - Sunday of Divine Mercy - Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Father Jim Donohue

April 6, 2021

Resurrectionists are called to build, and to teach others to build, a Christian community “in which all can experience the hope, joy, and peace of Christ’s Resurrection” (Charism Statement of the Congregation of the Resurrection).  Our gospel today focuses on the peace that the Risen Lord longs to bestow upon the early disciples and upon us today.  Like the early disciples, we can find ourselves anxious and disturbed, not only by the trials and tribulations of our daily lives, but also by the troubling events of our world.  In the midst of these disconcertin




Passion Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Father Paul Voisin

March 26, 2021

I always think of this as ‘fickle’ Sunday.  It is the only Sunday in which we hear two Gospels – the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the Passion.  In the first the people shout, “Hosanna”, “Blessed is he”.  They welcome Him, and put down their cloaks and palm branches to form a carpet for the King of Israel.  Yet, a few days later, the same crowd (with the influence of the Pharisees) are shouting, “Crucify him!”  With which crowd do we want to associate?




5th Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 21, 2021

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Father Paul Voisin

March 21, 2021

Everyone likes good news, and we consider the Word of God to be Good News.  For instance, Jeremiah gives good news to the chosen people about the love of God, expressed in the covenant.  In the gospel Jesus gives bad news to the disciples – He speaks about his death.  That was not what they wanted to hear.  Jesus speaks to them about “the seed” that must die, as He must die.  Only then can the “rich harvest” come to mankind, through his suffering and death, crowned in glory by his resurrection and ascension.  If we truly want to “see Jesus” we must be prepared




4th Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Father Jim Donohue

March 14, 2021

St. Paul reminds us of the generous and gracious nature of God’s love for us. Jesus, in John’s Gospel, clearly states the great love that God has for us when he says, “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish 




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