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Lenten Reflection (Week 1): Temptations of Christ
In this first week of Lent, Msgr. Michael Busch of St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton reflects on the temptations of Christ.
Msgr. Busch discusses how those temptations that Christ faced in the desert relate to our lives today...
Ash Wednesday Message from Cardinal Collins
In his Ash Wednesday message, Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, reflects upon the liturgical season of Lent and the use of ashes.
Using Matthew 4:17 as a basis for his reflection, His Eminence challenges Catholics, and all...
A Celebration of Love: Marriage Sunday 2020
Love was in the air at St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Pickering on February 9, as couples celebrating milestone anniversaries were invited to share in a special Mass and celebration with Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
The celebration was...
Welcoming Arms: A Model for Ecumenism
Welcoming Arms is an ecumenical service project that brings together various Christian churches in Aurora, Ont. It serves over 500 individuals through visits to its support programs each month.
Our Lady of Grace Parish in Aurora is one of...
Stewardship Reflection for the Presentation of the Lord
Stewardship is about deep transformation. It is about getting people excited to offer their time, talent and treasure to make parishes — and the archdiocese as a whole — more vibrant.
But sometimes we have problems thinking about stewardship. To...
Models for Today - St. Patrick
In this episode of Models for Today, Fr. Seamus Hogan of St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto talks about the importance and significance of St. Patrick, one of the most beloved and recognizable saints in the Church...
Native People's Mission - Archdiocese of Toronto
In 1972, the Native People's Mission was born as a Chaplaincy when Toronto's bishops identified a growing need for the Church to respond to the increasing number of First Nations people leaving First Nations for urban residences...
Christmas Video Greetings from Cardinal Collins
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, reflects on the joy of Christmas and how we can find hope in the story of the Nativity.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Toronto, we extend best wishes for a blessed Christmas celebration...
Advent Video Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Msgr. Michael Busch, Pastor of St. Jerome's Parish in Brampton, reflects on the virtue of love, as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and draw closer to the celebration of Christmas.
In his message, filmed at St. Jerome...
Advent Video Reflection: Third Sunday of Advent
Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick of the Archdiocese of Toronto reflects on the virtue of Joy, as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.
In his message, filmed in the Northern Region where he ministers, he reflects on the practical experience of...
Advent Video Reflection: Second Sunday of Advent
Bishop Robert Kasun and Adam Pantaleo of the Archdiocese of Toronto reflect on the virtue of Hope, as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent.
In his message, Bishop Kasun reflects on the practical experience of having hope, despite the...
Models for Today: Saint Michael the Archangel
In this pilot episode of Models for Today, Fr. Seamus Hogan of St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto talks about the importance and significance of St. Michael the Archangel, one of three Archangels and patronal saint of the...
United with the Saints - All Saints Day
One of my first memories of going to Catholic liturgy is attending the Vigil for All Saints at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. What stands out so vividly is the procession they made while chanting the...
Thanksgiving: A Call to Stewardship
The following text is taken from Fr. Michael McGourty and his Thanksgiving-themed homily at St. Peter's Parish in Toronto.
Thanksgiving is a North American holiday. If I remember my school lessons correctly, it derives from the experience of...
The Archangels: Messengers of God's Love for All People
On September 29, the Archdiocese of Toronto will celebrate the Solemnity of St. Michael the Archangel, our diocesan Patron Saint. In this post, Fr. Michael McGourty of St. Peter's Parish shares with us his prepared remarks for his...
"Being Called to Serve" – A Missionary's Perspective
The Totus Tuus program in the Archdiocese of Toronto has concluded for another summer, but the memories and experiences are still alive and fresh for many – missionary leaders included.
Each year, 20 young Catholic leaders act as missionaries...
Entering the Digital Era: Video Conferencing
Caring for the gathered and reaching the scattered.
That wasn't just a vision statement for the Archdiocese of Toronto's Family of Faith Campaign, but an actual reality and objective.
Following a nearly month long installation at St...