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    Shining a Spotlight on the Ministry with Maturing Adults
    Posted: May-25-2023
    The month of June is dedicated to Adult Faith Formation for the ministries of the Office of Formation for Discipleship. It is also Seniors’ Month in Ontario. This office is committed to help parishes support all adults to grow...
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    靈修片語 -- 耶穌升天節
    Posted: May-18-2023
    今天是耶穌升天節,就是我們慶祝復活的耶穌 回到天父那裡去的節日。全世界的許多地方,都是 在星期四,也就是復活主日後的第四十天慶祝這節日,但在我們這裡為了讓更多的教友能一起來慶祝 這個大節日,教會把這節日改在主日舉行。 耶穌升天節是一個很重要的節慶,原因有三點: 這是耶穌的血肉之軀在世上的結束。耶穌 升天後,祂就不再以肉身顯現給祂的門徒:而要以 一種新的方式與他們同在。復活的耶穌並沒有離開 這世界,祂仍然透過聖神繼續臨在於這世界上。耶穌被釘十字架時,祂的門徒都很傷心;但此 次耶穌升天而離去,卻並未使他們感到悲傷。這一 次他們體驗到很大的喜樂,因為他們知道如今再沒 有什麼能使他們與耶穌分開了。 從耶穌升天節這天,我們開始做九天的祈禱,以迎接聖神降臨節。 這一天是個愉快的日子,因為我們可以期待耶穌的再次來臨,祂會在最後的日子光榮地再次來臨。耶穌升天是一個有力的象徵,表示我們這些忠於基督的人,有一天會進入天國,與天主快樂地生活在一起...
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    Spiritual Corner -- The Feast of Ascension
    Posted: May-18-2023
    Today is the Ascension Day, a feast day on which we celebrate the risen Jesus when He returned to His Father. In many places, the Ascension Day is celebrated on Thursday, that is, the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, but...
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    靈修片語 -- 農夫的哲理
    Posted: May-12-2023
    地球是圓的,整個世界都在繞著圈子,不論你傷害誰,就長遠來看,你都是傷害到你自己,或許你現在並沒有覺知,但它一定會繞回來。所以,如果你佔了別人什麼便宜,先別得意,很快你就會為此付出代價;反過來,若是別人對你做了什麼,你也無需氣憤,不必去報復,任何他們所做的,他們都將自食惡果。 《凡你對別人所做的,就是對自己所做的。》這是值得深思的教誨。不管你對別人做了什麼,那個真正接收的人,並不是別人,而是你自己;同 理,當你給予他人,當你為別人付出,那個真正獲利的也不是別人,而是你自己。 有一個農夫的玉米品種,每年都榮獲最佳產品獎,而他也總是將自己的冠軍種籽,毫不吝嗇地分 贈給其他農友。有人問他為什麼這麼大方,他說:『我對別人好,其實是為自己好。風吹著花粉四處飛散...
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    Spiritual Corner - The Philosophy of A Farmer
    Posted: May-12-2023
    The earth is round, and the whole world is revolving in circles. No matter who you hurt, in the long run, you are hurting yourself. You may not be aware at this point, but it will revolve back. Thus, if...
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    Celebrating Nurses this National Nursing Week
    Posted: May-11-2023
    The National Association of Catholic Nurses-Canada joined its international friends in honouring nurses at Nurses’ Week this year. We resumed in-person celebrations, inviting our members to host get-togethers for nurses in their parishes. This gave nurses...
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    Momentum Catholic Single Mothers
    Posted: May-11-2023
    In 2015, Pope Francis wrote to a single mother, acknowledging the difficulties single mothers face because of the existing stigma against them. “I know it's not easy to be a single mother,” Pope Francis said. “I...
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    靈修片語 -- 認識祢真好(見證篇)
    Posted: May-05-2023
    雅各伯宗徒提醒我們:「祈求時要有信心,決不可 懷疑,因為懷疑的人,就像海裏的波濤,被風吹動,翻 騰不已。這樣的人,不要妄想從主那裏得到什麼。」 (雅1:6-7)我們來看看這位2022年進入國語組慕道班 的一位姊妹,以她與主耶穌相遇的經驗,來見證雅各伯 宗徒的這句教導。 【 起初我是從我先生的口裡得知道耶穌,他把聖經閱讀得很透徹,自從他開始看聖經後,就很少與我發生爭執了。他認為聖經教導我們首先要關愛自己的家人,那時我便意識到這肯定是個很好的信仰。後來我的一位親戚加 入了教會,她告訴我要祈禱,祈求耶穌,求什麼就會得什麼,她所祈求的基本都應驗了。 我接納了她的意見,開始嘗試祈求耶穌。第一次是我大兒子申請加拿大的高中學位。那時我們還在國內,那所高中每年在國內只招收兩位男生,競爭比較激烈,於是我就祈求耶穌,還答應如果我兒子被取錄了,我就會來跟隨祂...
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    Spiritual Corner - It Is Good to Know You (A Witness )
    Posted: May-05-2023
    St. James reminded us: “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, which is moved and carried about by the wind. Therefore let not that man think that...
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    Exploring the ‘Gift of Faith and Mental Health’ this May
    Posted: May-02-2023
    Fr. Stephan Kappler is the President and Chief Psychologist of Southdown Institute. In light of the upcoming day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health across the the archdiocese, he shares with readers some of the strong connections between faith...
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    靈修片語 -- 透過聖經,在天主面前反省、懺悔
    Posted: Apr-28-2023
    經朋友介紹,參加了很特殊的聖經研習,不同於以往聖言「分享」,而是聖言「反省」。經過默想聖經與生活反省,發現聖經處處光照著自己的軟弱及不足。 舉例 1:聖詠集第五十五篇 (54) 第 13 節 「若是我的仇人辱罵我,我還可容忍;若是惱恨我者欺凌我,我尚可退隱;」我的反省是:我其實無法容忍, 更難退隱。總是想與對方講理。我需要嘗試改變與人爭辯的態度。反省完畢。 舉例 2:瑪竇福音第六章 第 24 節「沒有人能事奉兩個主人:他或是要恨這一個而愛那一個,或是依附 這一個而輕忽那一個。你們不能事奉天主而又事奉 錢財。」一位教友的反省是:我必須賺錢養家, 照顧兒女...
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    Spiritual Corner - Through Reflections Upon the Bible and Repentance Before God
    Posted: Apr-28-2023
    A friend has introduced me to a very special Bible Study program. Unlike the past Bible studies that focused on sharing, this one emphasized on reflection. Through meditations on the Bible and reflections upon my life, I have discovered my...
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    靈修片語 - 耶穌真實臨在於聖體聖事中
    Posted: Apr-21-2023
    在最後晚餐中,耶穌建立了聖體聖事。關於聖體聖事,天主教教理說 : 「我們的救主,在祂被出賣的那一夜,在最後晚餐中,建立了祂體血的感恩祭禮(彌撒),使十字架的祭獻得以永留於後世」,就是說耶穌真正地、真實地親臨於聖體聖事中陪伴著我們。 彌撒是真實的耶穌基督的聖死與復活,是真實的耶穌基督在加爾瓦略山所受的苦難。 耶穌在最後晚餐中也親口說 ; 「這是我的身體將為你們而犧牲,這是我的血將為你們而傾流。」 我們知道天主的話是有效力的。 依撒意亞先知書言明 : 從天主口中發出的言語,不能空空地回到天主那裡 ; 反之,它必行天主的旨意,完成天主派遣它的使命。在創世紀中記載:天主說有光,就有了光。天主說地上要有生物就有了生物。 那麼耶穌是誰?耶穌是天主的第二位。 信經中亦清楚指出,祂是出自天主的天主,出自光明的光明,出自真天主的真天主。 耶穌的話也不能空空的返回到耶穌那裡,所以在聖經中我們看到,當耶穌對狂風暴雨講,平息了吧,風就停了。耶穌對瞎眼的人說開了吧...
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    Spiritual Corner - Jesus is Really Present in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
    Posted: Apr-21-2023
    Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. Regarding the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Catholic Catechism states : “Our Savior on the night of His betrayal, at the Last Supper, instituted the thanksgiving sacrament...
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    ‘Love One Another’ this National Family and Life Week
    Posted: Apr-19-2023
    National Family and Life Week is taking place from May 7-14 reflecting on the theme of “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (John 13:34). Below, Michelle Dabrowski...
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    Strengthening the Fabric of our Faith Community
    Posted: Apr-18-2023
    In recognition and appreciation of all volunteers throughout the Archdiocese during National Volunteer Week (April 16-22, 2023) we asked various members of the community about the role of volunteers and how volunteering weaves us together, thereby strengthening the fabric...
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    靈修片語 - 慈悲主日
    Posted: Apr-14-2023
    今 年 4月 16日 是救主慈悲主日。 1931 年,耶穌開始顯現給聖女傅天娜,向她啟示祂的慈悲。耶穌也要求人們信賴祂無限的慈悲, 投奔到祂仁慈的懷抱, 以得到豐富的愛和聖寵。最能體驗到天主慈悲的是修和聖事。 在這一聖事中,我們的任何罪過都可以得到天主無條件的寬赦,而我們唯一要做的,只是謙卑認罪、懺悔己過、信賴祂的仁慈。 耶穌對聖女傅天娜說 :“女兒,當妳去辦告解,來到我這慈悲的泉源時, 從我聖心流出的聖血及聖水, 必會注入妳心靈,使妳的靈魂更崇高尊貴。妳每次去辦告解時,要懷著無限的信賴,把自己完全沉浸在我的慈悲中,好讓我把豐沛的恩寵傾注在妳心靈。要知道,當妳來到告解亭時,是我親自在那裡等候妳。 我只是隱藏在神父之中, 然而是我親自在妳的靈魂內工作。 靈魂的罪過與天主的慈悲, 在這裡相遇。要告訴所有的靈魂,他們只能用信賴的寶瓶...
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    Spiritual Corner - Divine Mercy Sunday
    Posted: Apr-14-2023
    This Sunday (April 16) is Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus started to appear to St. Faustina in 1931, inspired to her His mercy. Jesus also required people to rely on His unlimited mercy, run to His merciful embrace for ample love...
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    靈修片語 - 你是否猶太人的君王?
    Posted: Mar-31-2023
    你說的是。耶穌不單是猶太人的君王,更是普世的君王。祂的王國是真理與生命、是神聖與恩寵、是公義、愛及和平的王國。祂是一位好的、溫良的君王,祂照顧我們靈魂的安好。祂因愛而來到世上,亦因愛而死亡。 耶穌明知等待祂的是出賣、離棄和十字架,而仍然前往耶路撒冷。耶穌騎在驢駒上來到耶路撒冷,為帶出一個和平的象徵及實現匝加利亞之預言(9 : 9)。祂以和順、謙卑之心來到聖城。祂戰勝罪惡,並給祂的子民帶來平安。 耶路撒冷人準備好迎接他們的救世君王。他們有些人把斗篷鋪在路上,其他的人把折下來的樹枝鋪撒在地上。前行後隨的群眾不斷地叫喊說:「賀三納於達味之子!因上主之名而來的,當受讚頌!賀三納於至高之天!」(瑪 21:9)但他們很少人意識到幾天之後,他們會大喊:「釘死他!釘死他!」 耶穌到來帶給我們上主的王國。祂是真正的王...
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    Spiritual Corner - Are You the King of the Jews?
    Posted: Mar-31-2023
    You say so. Jesus is not only the King of the Jews but also the King of the world. His kingdom is a kingdom of truth and life, of holiness and grace, of justice, love and peace. A good king...