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!


Pentecost Sunday, Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

May 26, 2020

Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter and the story of Pentecost is clearly recorded in Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles.  The Jewish festival of Pentecost is the harvest on the fiftieth day after the second day of Passover (see Leviticus 23:15-16); later in Judaism Pentecost was “the anniversary of giving the Law on [Mount] Sinai” (The Concise Oxford Dictionary).

The Ascension of the Lord - Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

May 19, 2020

I have always been fascinated by the line in the First Reading (Acts 1:11) when the angels says to the disciples “Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky?”  It is a time to act, not to gaze into the sky, to where Jesus has ascended.  We have a mission, that Jesus has given us in His parting words.  And He has given us the Holy Spirit to strengthen us to complete that mission.  He has not left us alone or abandoned.  He assures us that “I am with you always”.  What more do we need?  Let us be about the work of the Lord, and give Him

6th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Father Jim Donohue

May 12, 2020

             The words of Jesus that he will give the disciples “another Paraclete,” suggests that Jesus has already acted in this capacity, and now as he prepares for his departure, he is sending another paraclete to be with the disciples until the end of time.

5th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 10, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

May 8, 2020

The Pandemic of the COVID-19 continues to stay with us and it is really changing our lives now.  The transformations are almost unbelievable and surrealistic.  In the face of such a reality, we as believers continue to sing a new song to the Lord! Today’s Entrance Antiphon from Psalm 97 beautifully declares: “O sing a new song to the Lord, for the Lord has worked wonders in the sight of the nations the Lord has shown the Lord’s deliverance.”

4th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

April 27, 2020

Jesus tells us that His sheep “know his voice”, whereas they “do not recognize the voice of strangers”.  That is the key to being one of the fold of Jesus Christ.  We know his voice!  This means fine-tuning our ears to His voice – in prayer, in the Scriptures, and in the teachings of the Church.  This awareness sends us running in the opposite direction from those voices which call us away from gospel-values, away from the kingdom of God, and away from God’s love and truth as revealed in the Good Shepherd.  However, as faithful sheep, we are also called to ‘shepherd

3rd Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 26, 2020

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April 22, 2020

The Third Sunday of Easter uses Luke 24:13-35, the Road to Emmaus, as its Gospel reading.  As you may know the Bishops of Ontario also use this passage as the basis for their Pastoral Letter on Education: Renewing the Promise.  Just like the two disciples on the Road we too are undoubtedly feeling, lost, fear, discouragement, and despair.  However, that was no obstacle for the Risen Lord to come into their midst and to set their hearts ablaze.

2nd Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

April 15, 2020


April 19, 2020

(Also Divine Mercy Sunday)

 Our present world is battered and badly bruised as it fights the enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is desperately in need of prayers and the theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity (Love).  Today we focus on Hope as God’s gift to us for difficult times.  And in the second part of this reflection we consider how to make it real for our African brothers and sisters.

Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

April 6, 2020

Such must have been the reaction to the first disciples who went to the tomb of the crucified Jesus – the presence of the soldiers sent to guard it, talking about how to move back the stone.  Much to their surprise they found the stone already moved aside, and a heavenly messenger who proclaimed that the Jesus, whom they sought, had risen.  They had not understood the words of Jesus in which he talked about “rising from the dead”.  Now this piece of the puzzle helped them to put the whole picture together of his life, suffering, death and resurrection.  God had done the

Passion Sunday - Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Father Jim Donohue

March 31, 2020

The pandemic that we are experiencing has changed our lives and changed our world. Countless people around the world and in our own communities are suffering either from the corona virus itself, or from the consequences of the virus. These consequences give rise to much suffering as people grieve the loss of loved ones, and isolation from supports that we take for granted, such as friends and family, work and recreation, and liturgy and parish functions. Usual routines have been put on hold, anxiety is on the rise, and people fear the face of illness and death as never before.


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