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January 11th, 2015 Baptism of the Lord

Reflections  from Fr. Steve

 Trip to the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese this Past Christmas

As we continue this wonderful year of Prayer for Consecrated Life, I feel super blessed to reflect upon my fourth trip to the Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese.  In a very clear way, each trip to the North calls me to reflect and prayerfully thank the missionaries of the past.

Fr. Leonce Duhurtevent o.m.i, Fr. Lamanche o.m.i and Br. LaLiberte o.m.i are just three of the many who have touched  lives and who have touched my life in a very profound way.  I never did meet any of these great men but it is impossible to spend time in Fond – du – Lac or on the Coast line of the Beaufort Sea and not become familiar with these names.  The missionary shoulders of these men, provides a great perch for someone of this era to gaze into the future and dream.  Missionaries from the past, such as these great Oblates, allow me and many others to find an opportunity to bring the Good News to the Poor and Most Abandoned.

Redemptorists are called to serve the poor and most abandoned.  The Redemptorist tradition and the Oblate tradition are very similar; both orders are called to serve.  Both Orders are called to bring the Good News and Jesus` compassion to those that might otherwise not receive it.  Both orders, the C.Ss.R’s and the O.M.I’s are called to bring the good news to places beyond the usual.  That might be the far north.  That might be beyond the Alps or anywhere along the Amelie Coast where the Redemptorists first began.  Jesus came into our midst for the sake of the poor and most abandoned and so I truly relish, as a Redemptorist, the opportunity to bring Jesus into the lives of so many in Northern Canada.

The days from the ending of Advent through the first
moments of Christmas, (December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015) provided me the opportunity to “Be Not Afraid“ and embrace the missionary hope that Christ places before all of us.  Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Church in Fond – du – Lac is a beautiful parish, filled with faith.  The Easter Light and the Christmas Light shine brightly in that church.  The light of faith shines brightly in that Church.  As a Redemptorist I, feel a great blessing to help keep that light burning brightly.

Redemptorists have become known for mission sermons.  One of those Sermons talks about the Crib and the Cross.  The Light of Christ, a gift which Christ offers to us, a gift which clearly is a great illuminating presence upon the Crib and the Cross, keeps us all from living in total darkness and it allows us to know that something is promised for tomorrow.

As a Redemptorist, I feel very honoured to help guide light on the crib in which Christ laid his head and the Cross upon which Christ stretched out His arms for us.

This year dedicated towards praying for the Consecrated Life invites all of us to offer thanks to the many wonderful Religious who call upon the hundreds who fill the Northern Churches to pray and offer thanks.  This year gives us all an opportunity to know that the Holy Spirit is ever alive in our hearts.

Christmas Eve in Paulatuk, New Years Eve in Tuk or both of these great celebrations along with the Easter Triduum and Christmas Celebrations in Fond – du – Lac have given me great cause to rejoice.  Our Baptismal call invites all of us to bring the light of Christ forward and scatter the darkness.  God sends His blessing upon all of us, in return we are invited to bring that blessing to the ends of the world, are you ready to bring forth that blessing?

Bulletin – Jan 11, 2015



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