Dec 16

Weekly Updates – December 17, 2017

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A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (December – Charity)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

One Candle is Lit,” a song for Advent and Christmas

Rorate Caeli – Catholic Gregorian Chant Hymns
Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness:
We have sinned, and are as an unclean thing,
and we all do fade as a leaf:
and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away;
thou hast hid thy face from us:
and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

Behold, O Lord, the affliction of thy people
and send forth Him who is to come
send forth the Lamb, the ruler of the earth from Petra of the desert to the mount of the daughter of Sion
that He may take away the yoke of our captivity

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord,
and my servant whom I have chosen;
that ye may know me and believe me:
I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no Savior:
and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people,
my salvation shall not tarry:
why wilt thou waste away in sadness?
why hath sorrow seized thee?
Fear not, for I will save thee:
for I am the Lord thy God,
the Holy One of Israel, thy Redeemer.

Best Video You’ll ever watch –The charity

When Love Was Born by Mark Schultz cover by One Voice Children’s Choir

Mother Teresa Quotes

Wexford Carol by Alison Krauss, Yo Yo Ma, Natalie MacMaster, Shane Shanahan & Cristiana Pato

Bringing Young People to Church
How do we bring young people to our churches and keep them coming? Fr. Rob gives 5 things sports clubs do that we could learn from.

WITNESS – Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ
Academic Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Psychology and President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
Father Zollner is Academic Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Psychology and President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and was appointed Consultor of the Congregation for the Clergy in April 2017 by Pope Francis.
Father Zollner is one of the leading experts on matters of safeguarding of minors and prevention of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

In Christ Alone // Sounds Like Reign
The first song from our NEW “Endless Praise” project. We hope to provide a fresh take on old hymns and contemporary worship songs.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Toronto

 

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Dec 09

Weekly Updates – December 10, 2017

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A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (December – Charity)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

One Candle is Lit,” a song for Advent and Christmas

Best Video You’ll ever watch –The charity

Mother Teresa Quotes

Second Sunday of Advent
In this week’s Encountering the Word video for the Second Sunday of Advent, Jeff Cavins encourages us to prepare for the coming of Christ by remembering our baptism and going to confession.The readings are:
First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14
Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14
Alleluia: Luke 3:4, 6
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

Messiah Comfort Ye My People

Magnificat
Steve Bell

Let It Be Done Unto Me
Danielle Rose

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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Dec 02

Weekly Updates – December 3, 2017

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A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (December – Charity)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

“One Candle is Lit,” a song for Advent and Christmas

Best Video You’ll ever watch -The charity

Mother Teresa Quotes

Charity without Borders: A Dignity Rediscovered
In the Amazon of Brazil, over this “land without men where landless men settled,” we meet a few young girls between 12 and 17 years old in a precarious situation. That is to say, confronted by prostitution but also often victims of alcohol and drugs. Other slightly older girls are with child and in more difficult situations, since most of the time they are rejected by their partners.
With the intention of helping the girls escape their situation, Monsignor Dominique You, Bishop of the Diocese of Conceição do Araguaia, in the state of Para, has launched this project in order to allow these young girls to rediscover their dignity.
The Bernadette Project welcomes these girls facing prostitution and provides them with professional experience in hopes of helping finding them a job. The Sonho de Mâe Project provides comfort and encouragement to these idle young mothers during their pregnancy and after they’ve given birth.
Faced with these experiences and deeply moving accounts, “I discover my own prostitutions,” witnesses Mgr You, who admits with emotion – “They need me as much as I need them.”

WITNESS – Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect, Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Kevin Joseph Farrell, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, when he appointed by Pope John Paul II as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001. In March 2007, Bishop Farrell was appointed Bishop of Dallas, Texas. Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he oversaw the Migration and Refugee Services Department and was very involved with Evangelization, Social Justice, Education and Institutional Development. On August 17, 2016, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Farrell Prefect of the newly established Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 19, 2016 and now works closely with Pope Francis, overseeing the Church’s relations with Laity, Family, Life and Youth. Cardinal Farrell is directly responsible for World Youth Days and is one of the leaders of the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment.” He is the highest ranking American clergyman serving in the Vatican Curia. His older brother, Brian, is also a Bishop, serving in the Vatican Curia as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. This exclusive interview took place during Cardinal Farrell’s visit to Toronto in October 2017.

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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Nov 26

Weekly Updates – November 26, 2017

A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (November – Peace)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Pope Video – Interreligious Dialogue

TEDxRainier – Interfaith Amigos
Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman-now known as the Interfaith Amigos-started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences in the US, Canada, Israel-Palestine and Japan. Their work is dedicated to supporting more effective interfaith dialogue that can bring greater collaboration to the major social and economic issues of our time.
Karen Armstrong calls their “exuberant and courageous” new book, Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith, “an inspiration and example for all of us in these sadly polarized times.” Their first book, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith (2009), brought them international attention with coverage from the New York Times, CBS News, BBC Radio, and various NPR programs.

Lord of Eternity – Fernando Ortega

What A Beautiful Name // Hillsong Worship // New Song Café

Discovery at Magdala

Who We Are
The Madonna House Apostolate is a family of Christian lay men, women, and priests, striving to incarnate the teachings of Jesus Christ by forming a community of love.
We are a “Public Association of the Christian Faithful” within the Roman Catholic Church, under the bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke.
Staff members of Madonna House come from all walks of life, from various countries and cultures, and have a wide variety of personalities and talents. They have in common a desire to serve God in a very humble way of life, as summarized in our Little Mandate. Our spirit is that of a family — modeled on the holy family of Nazareth, which was a community of perfect charity and love.
Our main house, or Training Centre, is located in Combermere, Ontario, Canada. Madonna House also serves many areas throughout the world through our missionary field houses; we serve families through a summer program called Cana Colony, and we serve the general public through our newspaper, our publications, and our volunteer programs.
Founded in 1947 by Catherine Doherty and her husband, Eddie Doherty, today the community has approximately 200 lay men, women, and priests, dedicated to loving and serving Christ through promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience. (And, in addition to our staff priests, there are approximately 100 associate priests, bishops and permanent deacons who strive to live the spirit of Madonna House in their home dioceses or wherever they are serving.) 

The Basilian Fathers Contributions to Canadian Education – Canada 150
For the next several months, we Canadians are celebrating 150 years of Canadian Confederation.
And you can’t talk about the Catholic Church’s contribution to Canada over the past 150 years without looking at some of the major educational contributions given to us, by the Congregation of St. Basil also known as the Basilian Fathers.
Join me as I talk to Basilian Father, Fr. James Carruthers about the
sacrifices in manpower and money, as the Basilan Fathers started and grew mission in Canada, helping to form millions of Canadian students since Canadian Confederation over a 150 years ago.
As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday it’s only right that we take a moment to recognize the sacrifice, the dedication and the perseverance of the Basilian Fathers without whom, Catholic education in Canada wouldn’t be what it is today.

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Toronto

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Nov 18

Weekly Updates – November 19, 2017

A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (November – Peace)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Pope Video – Interreligious Dialogue

Lectio Divina with Cardinal Collins 1102 – Compassion and Humility (Sirach 3:11-31)

Lectio Divina with Cardinal Collins – 1103 – Practical Advice for Daily Life (Sirach 5:1-6:4)

Magdala – A Time to Give Thanks!
This Thanksgiving, we give thanks
For this gift from God, a crossroads of Jewish and Christian history:
Magdala

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Toronto

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Nov 04

Weekly Updates – November 5, 2017

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A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (November – Peace)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Pope Video 11-2017 – To witness to the Gospel in Asia – November 2017
This month, the Pope asks us to pray for Asia — an enormous continent where people of diverse religions coexist, and where Christians are a minority. Let us listen to their testimony and learn from their openness to others.
“The most striking feature of Asia is the variety of its peoples who are heirs to ancient cultures, religions and traditions.
On this continent, where the Church is a minority, the challenges are intense.
We must promote dialogue among religions and cultures.
Dialogue is an essential part of the mission of the Church in Asia.
Let us pray that Christians in Asia may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.”

Make me a Servant (with lyrics… a different song)

Audrey Assad Humble lyrics

Amazing sand art! Peace for kids | Sand Art for Kids

Litany of Humility by Danielle Rose
This beautiful prayer of humility was written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930). Adapted and sung by Danielle Rose on her album I Thirst. The original prayer:
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archdiocese of Toronto

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Oct 28

Weekly Update – October 29, 2017

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October is the Month of the Rosary and this October 17 is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal.

The weekly updates will focus on:

  1. The Rosary and Fatima
  2. A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (October – Gratitude)
  3. The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

International Rosary – Glorious Mysteries
International Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries
International Rosary – Luminous Mysteries
International Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS of FATIMA
Join EWTN as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.

OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
SHRINE OF FATIMA

Father Seraphim from Georgia and his choir chanting the Psalm 53 in Aramaic.during the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia, 30 September 2016

Thank You My Lord
This beautiful song of gratitude and thanksgiving is sung by Beth Nielsen Chapman, written by Hal David.

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Archdiocese of Toronto

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Oct 14

Weekly Updates – October 15, 2017

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October is the Month of the Rosary and this October 17 is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal.

The weekly updates will focus on:

  1. The Rosary and Fatima
  2. A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (October – Gratitude)

International Rosary – Glorious Mysteries
International Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries
International Rosary – Luminous Mysteries
International Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS of FATIMA
Join EWTN as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.

OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
SHRINE OF FATIMA

USCCB / For Your Marriage

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

Give Thanks ( With A Grateful Heart )

♫ My Thankful Song ♫ | Thanksgiving Song for Children

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Toronto

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Oct 07

Weekly Updates – October 8, 2017

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October is the Month of the Rosary and this October 17 is the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal.

The weekly updates will focus on:
The Rosary and Fatima
A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (October – Gratitude)

International Rosary – Glorious Mysteries
International Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries
International Rosary – Luminous Mysteries
International Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS of FATIMA
Join EWTN as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.

OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
SHRINE OF FATIMA

The Pope Video 10-2017 – Rights of workers and the unemployed – October 2017
This month, Pope Francis asks us to pray that the rights of workers and the unemployed will be respected. Work is one of the fundamental human rights. Let us make an effort so that everyone has access to employment in dignified conditions.
“We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated, and help to ensure authentic progress by man and society. Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.”

Food For Thought:
“Joy is one of the best safeguards against temptation. The devil is a carrier of dust and dirt and he uses every opportunity to throw what he has at us. But a joyful heart protects us from this dirt. That is because Jesus is there in our joy. Jesus takes full possession of our soul when we surrender to him joyfully. St. Francis de Sales said, ‘A sad saint is a bad saint’. St. Teresa of Avila worried about her sisters only when she saw them lose their joy. Joy is a source of power for us.”— St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Bishop Barron on “Ingrid Goes West” (Spoilers)
Matt Spicer’s dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West” is a telling and penetrating critique of the iPhone culture that has swallowed up so many young people today, and it artfully explores the shadow side of living in virtual reality.

Blessings – Laura Story (with lyrics)

A Gift To You

THANKFUL- Josh Groban

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Sep 29

Weekly Updates – October 1, 2017

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The Knights of Columbus presents
The Luke E. Hart Series
Basic Elements of the Catholic Faith
FAITH

Sacraments 101: Matrimony (why make it Catholic)
BustedHalo.com’s fantastic introduction to the Sacraments series: Why do we have to have a Catholic wedding? Why does it take so long to get married in the Church? Why does the Church insist we have children?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

Let the Healing begin
Song by Michael John Poirier

Echoing Angels – Give You Peace

BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia by The Monks of Norcia

“When You Believe” cover by One Voice Children’s Choir
One Voice Children’s Choir, under the direction of Masa Fukuda, performs “When You Believe.” Filmed on-location at Omaha Beach and Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. Performed in English, Hebrew and French. This song is dedicated to all the soldiers who fought in World War II, including those who fought at Normandy’s Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beaches in the D-Day Invasion; and to the millions of Jewish victims who lost their lives during the Nazi Holocaust.

Witness – Kevin Tuerff and Maureen Basnicki
Maureen Basnicki
Founder, Canadian National Day of Service Foundation
Twenty-four Canadians were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. There were 19 men and 5 women. The youngest was 30 years old, the oldest 70. Two of them were brother and sister. Two were a newly married couple. Three never got to hold the babies their wives have given birth to since the attacks. Most worked in business or computers. There was also a hockey scout, an electrical engineer, a nurse. In their sparetime they were avid travellers, athletes and volunteers, and had passions for playing bridge, watching Broadway musicals and pulling off practical jokes. Most were in the World Trade Center, and many managed to contact family and friends while trapped inside. Three of them were on the planes that crashed into the towers. Ken Basnicki, was on one of the Canadians who perished in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in Manhattan on September 11. Soon after 9/11, Ken’s wife, Maureen Basnicki, became one of Canada’s most outspoken advocates for victims of terrorist attacks. Maureen, a Catholic, is founding director of the Canadian Coalition Against Terror. Her untiring efforts led the Canadian Government to designate September 11 each year as an official day to remember the victims, not through somber ceremonies, but by performing good deeds. She is also fighting to have legislation introduced that would allow individuals, organizations or states to be sued for funding terrorism.
Kevin Tuerff
Social Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Kevin Tuerff was returning from a Paris vacation with his partner, to their home in Austin, Texas. Their Air France flight was two hours from landing when a plane crashed into the first World Trade Center building. Then 17 minutes later a plane hit the second tower. Another 20 minutes later, all air space was closed. His plane, and 37 other diverted flights, were headed to a small Canadian town in Newfoundland. Nearly 7,000 strangers descended on Gander, nearly doubling its 10,000 population. Kevin fondly and gratefully recalls the locals from Gander cooking tons of food and hundreds of strangers doing random acts of kindness on that day of infamy. Now 16 years after the September 11terrorist tragedy, Kevin has pledged to transform the world around him. Kevin is the inspiration for the character Kevin in the hit musical Come from Away. He wrote about the journey from Gander to the present moment in his personal memoir, Channel of Peace.

10 Beautiful Lines
1). Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout life.
2). Why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on.
3). Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4). All things in life are temporary. If they are going well, enjoy them, they will not last forever. If they are going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
5). Old friends are gold! New friends are diamonds! If you get a diamond, don’t forget the gold! To hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold!
6). Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “relax, sweetheart; it’s just a bend, not the end!”
7). When God solves your problems, you have faith in his abilities; when God doesn’t solve your problems, he has faith in your abilities.
8). A blind person asked God: “can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?”  He replied: “yes, losing your vision!”
9). When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10). Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.

“Same Kind of Different as Me” Coming to Canadian Theatres

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