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Why do we need Mary?

Why do we need Mary?

Because God chose Mary to become the mother of His son. Just as a chosen person is groomed for an important and worthy task, I believe that our Heavenly Father groomed …

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Getting to know Saint Joseph

Getting to know Saint Joseph

The Blessed Mother was my introduction to Christianity. I always venerated Mother Mary, who guided me to our Saviour amidst the whispers and promptings of the Holy …

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I am BUSY – Are you?

I am BUSY – Are you?

I am busy. It is the most common response I get to the question, “Do you want to join my Catholic Moms Group?” I can’t, I am too busy. “Do you want to help out at school?” …

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LENT: What’s it all about?

LENT: What’s it all about?

As the Lenten season is quickly approaching, I am thinking more and more about how to make this Lent more meaningful and more fruitful. We are so blessed that our faith starts with the anticipation and the wonderous …

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MG Leaders – Don’t Let COVID Break You!

MG Leaders – Don’t Let COVID Break You!

As we enter another COVID school year, we are bracing ourselves for a different vibe on how teaching and learning will be delivered. Some families have opted to home school, some have opted for online, and some have decided …

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5 Ways to Have Fun During the Summer Months

5 Ways to Have Fun During the Summer Months

The air is warm, the sun is blazing, and the kids are home. Summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax, while also reconnecting with family! As moms, it can be hard to juggle work, running a household …

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What Makes a Good Mother Good? — 10 Characteristics

What Makes a Good Mother Good? — 10 Characteristics

It’s Mother’s Day, and I feel called to share with you a reflection I wrote about my mom. I feel called to tell you a little bit about her… Our family immigrated to Canada from Poland when I was just a little over two years old …

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Lent Feels a Little Different This Year

Lent Feels a Little Different This Year

The year 2020 was difficult for everyone, and because of the pandemic, we gave up so much: seeing loved ones and friends, events like weddings and funerals, and even being able to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion. With lockdowns still happening …

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What can we do to keep Advent holy during COVID-19?

What can we do to keep Advent holy during COVID-19?

Mother’s Group leaders take note! Covid19 has changed the parameters of our meetings and celebrating mass, but it has not dampened our spirits. If you haven’t noticed, this year is a bit different than years passed. COVID may have put roadblocks in meeting and gathering …

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Mother’s Group Leaders Called to Lead

Mother’s Group Leaders Called to Lead

Mother’s Group leaders take note! Covid19 has changed the parameters of our meetings and celebrating mass, but it has not dampened our spirits. Many of us may not be hosting face-to-face gatherings. That is understandable as parishes …

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Lessons in Leadership: RiseUP! Mother’s Group Leaders

Lessons in Leadership: RiseUP! Mother’s Group Leaders

Cardinal Thomas Collins said there is no mistaking what the last six months of dealing with COVID-19 has been: a plague on our world. But it’s also been a learning experience for himself, the Catholic Church in Toronto, indeed, for everyone …

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Mama, Don’t Pass the Buck

Mama, Don’t Pass the Buck

At the beginning of the Rite for Baptism the priest or deacon says to the parents: You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring them up to keep Gods …

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Top Ten List for a Happy Marriage

Top Ten List for a Happy Marriage

July 28th is our wedding anniversary. It is such a special day. It holds so much joy and promise and it’s a day that we celebrate to the fullest! Yesterday was July 28th and we celebrated our 19th anniversary by going to a private Mass that was offered for us, then …

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A Powerful Letter to one Mother

A Powerful Letter to one Mother

When I was a young mother, with two children under foot, I had a number of different friendships. Women that I talked to about a whole bunch of things. Some friends were pursuing their careers with a vengeance, travelling internationally, others were immersed …

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10 Tips for Dealing with Your Mother-in-Law

10 Tips for Dealing with Your Mother-in-Law

Recently, in another group, a young wife and mom asked for some advice about dealing with her mother-in-law and the post exploded. I can’t remember exactly how many comments there were, but I am pretty sure it was close to two hundred or so …

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