We come together for Mass on this Canada Day. Yet Canada Day is itself not a religious celebration. Nonetheless, we take advantage of this civic holiday to pray for our country and for those who govern it. We gather as Christian people, as members of the Catholic Church, to place our country into God’s hands so that God may protect it and all who live in it from harm.
We pray for wisdom in those who govern Canada, we pray that our country will be marked by “respect for human life and the dignity of every citizen, so that justice may flourish and all peoples live in unity and peace.” (Opening Collect)
To pray for our country and our world is part of the mission God has given to us, we who are His Church. As disciples of Jesus we understand that through our baptism we have been given a mission to carry out in our world and in our country. We are called to make known the Good News that Jesus proclaimed.
We do this by being witnesses to Christ everywhere we are. We...Read More