On the night of September 15, 2021, Deacon Larry Worthen delivered a talk about four bills that were introduced this year in Ottawa as well as something that has appeared in a party platform which threatens to remove charitable status from pro-life organizations. This presentation which was seen live by 100 people in person and on Zoom is in three parts and can be found here. If you are like us you are concerned that religious freedoms in Canada seem to be under attack. You may also find two handouts that were provided about the topic below.
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7 Scripture Passages on the Christian Family
This week, Deacon Larry’s homily asks you to read the Bible considering the following:
⚫ Take five minutes each day for one week to contemplate the reading for that day. Read it and pray the following prayer.
“Dear Lord Jesus, speak to my heart through this reading. What do you want me to know about the family relationships in my life?”
⚫ Spend the rest of the time listening to what the Lord may be saying to you.
⚫ Write down notes for each day to see if there is a common theme. If nothing comes to your heart or mind, say a prayer of thanksgiving that all is well in your family relationships.
|1 Sun||31 Jan||John 13:34||I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.|
|2 Mon||1 Feb||Mt. 6:15||but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.|
|3 Tues||2 Feb||Eph. 4:2-3||With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.|
|4 Wed||3 Feb||Eph. 5:25||For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.|
|5 Thu||4 Feb||Mark 10:9||Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.|
|6 Fri||5 Feb||Eph. 4:2||Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.|
|7 Sat||6 Feb||1 Peter 4:8||Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.|