Brother Francis – The Blessings of Confession https://holynamecalgary.ca/wp-content/uploads/Videos/Brother%20Francis%20-%20The%20Blessings%20of%20Confession.mp4 Brother Francis – The Blessings of Confession
September 28, 2020
Father Jim Dieters – A Child’s First Penance https://holynamecalgary.ca/wp-content/uploads/Videos/A%20Child's%20First%20Penance%20-%20Fr.%20Jim%20Deiters.mp4 Father Jim Dieters – A Child’s First Penance
A Child’s First Penance – Fr. Joe Kempf https://holynamecalgary.ca/wp-content/uploads/Videos/Child's%20First%20Penance%20Fr.%20Joe%20Kempf.mp4 A Child’s First Penance – Fr. Joe Kempf
Abundant Life is both Belief and Right Action
Most of us find it easier to talk about doing the right thing than actually to do it, and the readings affirm we are not alone in this tension! Being human makes us dependent on God’s mercy, as we are just as capable of vice as we are of virtue. Right here, in the midst of our humanity, Jesus asks us to be people who live faithfully and who are humble enough to turn around and choose again when we get it wrong. If we want abundant life, it is not a one-time decision and then a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is a lifetime of choosing the good, and choosing again when we fail.
St. Wenceslaus was Duke of Bohemia, who after many trials in governing and evangelizing his people, suffered martyrdom at the hands of his brother in the year 929.