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Weekly Roundup
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How Mary’s Magnificat Can Change Your Life (with Sonja Corbitt)
(50 minutes)

 

 

 

What’s a Sign from God (and What Isn’t)
(8 minutes)

 

Can I Attend a Same-Sex Wedding?
(9 minutes)

 

 

God’s Mercy and Suicide
(14 minutes)

 

Is This the End of the World? Maybe.
(9 minutes)

 

 

 

Forgiving from the Heart
(24 minutes)

 

Asking a Father for the
Hand of His Daughter

(30 minutes)

 

 

A Word to the Weary Evangelist
(20 minutes)

 

End of Times Prophecies, Apostolic Succession, and Praying Novenas
(34 minutes)

 

 

 

Mother of Sorrows, Mother of Mercy
(6 minutes)

 

Why We Exalt the Cross
(5 minutes)

 


Ascension's 3 Most Summer Popular Podcast Episodes by Downloads

 

1) Special Episode: Reconciling the Body of Christ (with Fr. Josh Johnson)

227,955 downloads

 

Father Josh and Father Mike


 

 

2) Family: Your Shortcut to Holiness

74,104 downloads

 

Father Mike Schmitz

 

 

3) How to Practice the Presence of God

70,815 downloads

 

Father Mike Schmitz

 


 

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50 Days of Easter Activities
Dear Parishioners, 

Here is a resource full of fun ideas and links for the 50 Days of Easter.  I hope you have fun exploring it and are able to share a few with your families.

Click on the link below to access the PDF and then click on the activity of your interest to access it:

50 ways for 50 days


Holy Week Masses with Bishop Barron

Click on the link below to access online Masses for Holy Week with Bishop Barron.

https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/  


Live Streaming of Daily Mass and Diocesan Mission by Bishop Gary Gordon

March 30, 2020

As we continue to journey together during these challenging times, all are invited to join Bishop Gary Gordon as he celebrates Mass and leads us in a Lenten Diocesan Mission, through our live stream from St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Victoria. Times are listed below.

Click this link to access our live stream directly. You may also view Mass times and access the live stream link on our website: https://www.rcdvictoria.org/diocese-of-victoria-live-stream. Please share this email with family, friends, and neighbours, so all have an opportunity to share in our Lenten and Easter Masses.

We are grateful for the opportunity to gather through technology, and thankful for all those who stay home to protect the wellbeing of our frontline workers. May God bless you as you continue to journey through Lent, arriving joyously at Easter morning, when we find the stone rolled away and are greeted by the resurrected Lord.

In Communion,

Most Reverend Gary Gordon

Bishop of Victoria


DAILY MASS

  • Monday to Friday 7:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK MISSION

People of God : A Covenant People

  • Monday, April 6 – Chosen: for Freedom                      7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 7 – Participation: for New Life 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8 – Mission: for Mercy            7:00 p.m.

HOLY WEEK

  • Passion Sunday, April 5 10:00 a.m.
  • Holy Thursday, April 9 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 10            3:00 p.m.
  • Easter Vigil, April 11            7:30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday, April 12 11:00 a.m.


FORMED Catholic Resources
This is a comprehensive resource of all things Catholic.  There are numerous movies, reflections, Bible studies, documentaries . . ..  Right now they are offering 40 days FREE to everyone. They even have Brother Francis videos, which are really appealing to children, including to God's children of older years.

This is a difficult and unprecedented time for all of us.

 

As Catholics, we are suddenly faced with our parish doors being locked and limited access to the sacraments. This can be very disheartening. Now more than ever, we must hold fast to the great virtue of Hope.

 

In the words of Pope St. John Paul II “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ.” We must open the doors of our hearts to Christ and trust in the Lord who will give us everything we need.

 

In an effort to assist Catholics everywhere, we are opening our doors to make the FORMED platform free to everyone for the next 40 days. Sign up today and get immediate access to the best Catholic movies, faith formation videos, audio talks, and great children’s videos.


If you are a parent with children home from school, make sure to utilize 

our faith formation curriculum. If you are already a FORMED subscriber, 

please consider sharing this opportunity with your friends and loved ones.

 

Click here to access FORMED and connect with your faith via iOS, 

Android, desktop, connected TV (TVOS and ROKU) or XBOX. 


As we are gathered together in our homes, this can be a tremendous 

opportunity to watch something as a family that will inspire hope and 

remind us all that the Lord will provide for us even through these 

difficult times.


Pray for us. We are praying for you.

— The FORMED Team



The Quarantined Catholic Hub

What to Do if You Can't Go to Mass


What can we do if we’re unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist? Remember,
Jesus is still present in His Church—in tabernacles, with His priests, and in a very real
and powerful way, in Scripture.

This is an opportunity for great spiritual growth. And the St. Paul Center
has created something entirely original for this moment—
the Quarantined Catholic Hub.

On the Quarantined Catholic Hub, you’ll find all the resources you need to continue 
growing with the Lord no matter where you are.

Take advantage of this time to increase your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament,
explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen your understanding of the faith.

Explore all the great content on the Hub today!





Online Daily Mass

Friends,

In recent weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on countries around the world—and, increasingly, here in the United States.

In light of measures being taken to contain the outbreak and avoid further illness, many of us may be hesitant to leave our homes. In many areas, Mass and other church services may not be available.


It is at this exact moment that our faith is most needed.

In an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, I would like to invite you to join us online for daily Mass.

Beginning today, Tuesday, March 17, Word on Fire will be offering daily Mass for the foreseeable future.

Join me, or Word on Fire CEO Fr. Steve Grunow, right herehttps://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass.

If you cannot attend Mass or join us online, I encourage you to read the Gospels, pray with your families, and join yourself to the Eucharist—the source and summit of our Catholic faith—by making an act of spiritual communion like the one recommended by Archbishop Gomez: "I wish, my Lord, to receive you with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your most holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints."

And please continue 

to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus.

Peace,


+ Bishop Robert Barron



EWTN Daily Mass and Readings

Can’t make it to Holy Mass? EWTN offers the daily readings to enable viewers to accompany the Mass of the day as it is televised. They are also the perfect way to find time in your day for spiritual reflection. Listen, watch, or read from the comfort of your home. Our Catholic Daily Reading includes the readings of the day, along with online videos, and is a resource for all who desire to live a life of faith that is pleasing to our Lord. Click on the link below: 

https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2020-03-24utm_source=housefile&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailymass&utm_content=32420&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_4a3oafwRtV0TDdXYx1704oxPtCxjbJnI9riPnxBaETNojnoB6Ic78JVOVN5xlXtFCW8cnWToYRThonHOmHiMTFvC_20qbElnh92Q09igmUSO7bR0&_hsmi=85175668  


        Salt & Light Televised Masses 

Online Resources

 “Televised Mass:

Salt + Light TV has made arrangements with cable companies across Canada (Rogers, Bell, Telus, Shaw Direct, Videotron) to make Salt + Light TV available free of charge to all subscribers until May 1, 2020.

Anyone who subscribes to Cable TV will be able to access Salt + Light TV, and therefore to tune in for the Daily TV Mass, and Sunday TV Mass, produced by the National Catholic Broadcasting Council.
 

Salt + Light TV is also televising the daily Mass celebrated by Pope Francis from Casa Santa Marta. This airs every day at 9:00 am and will be televised in both English and French.


“La Messe du jour” produced and televised by Salt + Light TV from the crypt at Saint Joseph Oratory in Montreal will now be televised on Sundays through arrangements with the Archdiocese of Montreal, enabling everyone access to the televised Mass in both French and English seven days a week.
 

The channel number for each cable company that carries Salt + Light TV can be found at https://saltandlighttv.org/subscribe 

Please note that the Daily TV Mass is also available on other faith-based television networks besides Salt + Light TV.  The various networks and Mass times can be found at https://dailytvmass.com/about/broadcast-schedule/ 


Resources for Mass – PDF:
During this time, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has given permission to Novalis to post PDF copies of the pages from Living with Christ and Prions en Église for each upcoming Sunday Mass, and for Daily Mass on their website.  You may download the pages for free until March 29. Thereafter, availability of the pages will then be re-assessed, based on the situation at that time.

Please click on the following links for the English and French PDF versions of the Sunday Mass Readings and prayers from Novalis: 

Living with Christ, English Canadian edition: https://www.livingwithchrist.ca/index.php/intentions?_ga=2.50103011.496730847.1584390822-169904871.1417450886 

Prions en Église, French Canadian edition: http://www.prionseneglise.ca/

The approved version for Canada of the Scriptural texts for Mass are likewise readily available on the website for the Association épiscopale liturgique pour les pays francophones (AELF) at https://www.aelf.org/calendrier/romain/2020/03






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