Events & Resources
- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bulletin Shorts, free to use
Mass Readings | Listening, Discerning and Watching, Coming, Seeing, Finding. These words ending in -ing (technically “gerunds”) in the first and gospel readings indicate some continuing action. They point out good Christian behaviours as we start this winter time between the seasons of Christmas and Lent. Like Samuel, we want to be always listening for God’s voice, even while needing the help of another for discerning it. Like the Baptist, we want to be watching for Jesus moving among us, looking for his activity in surprising ways in our midst and, perhaps, the surprising people around us.
- How am I coming closer to Jesus day by day, week by week?
- How am I seeing Jesus active in our world?
- How am I finding myself following Jesus without question?
Source: Diocese of Springfield
- FCJ Retreat Centre Online Events
Check out opportunities to join online programs run by the FCJ Centre (retreats, spiritual exercises, daily examen, prayers etc.). Visit their events calendar
- Fr. Casey Cole - Breaking in the Habit
Fr. Casey Cole is a 31-year-old Franciscan Friar in Athens, Georgia, whose ministry is unlike most others in religious life. For the past five years Fr. Casey has been producing Youtube videos where he talks about the beauty of being a Catholic. If you haven't heard of Fr. Casey before, check him out here - and watch his favourite videos in 2020 here
- St. Joseph: A Father Rich in Mercy - a talk by John C. Cavadini
As shared by Fr. Matthew Schneider in his blog, John Cavadini delivers a great talk on the mystery of St. Joseph in the memory of the Church. John is the Director for Institute for Church Life and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Watch here
- Don't be afraid of the dark
Jeff Cavins explains how we can bring light into our lives to combat the darkness of the world. “We look at everything that is going on in the world with the understanding that ultimately, darkness will be defeated here and forevermore by Jesus Christ. We have won, but the battle rages.” Listen to the podcast here
- How to recognize the signs of God in your life
The Imitation of Christ specifies that “there is no creature, however small, however humble, that does not reveal the goodness of God.” Indeed, the signs of this love are everywhere! You just have to know how to recognize them. Read more