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Word on Fire!

  • Do you want to understand your faith better?
  • Do you want to explore the rich and beautiful history of the Catholic Church?
  • Do you yearn for a closer connection to Jesus through prayer, stewardship and community?

Consider exploring your faith guided by the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries DVD and study series: " //**Catholicism**// , created and narrated by Father Robert Barron. The ten episodes of the video series, filmed in beautiful churches, monasteries, and great cities all over the world. You can borrow the following DVDs from the parish office:
Session #1 Amazed and Afraid - the Revelation of God Become Man
Session #2 Happy are We - the Teachings of Jesus
Session #3 The Ineffable Mystery of God - That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought
Session #4 Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast - Mary, the Mother of God
Session #5 The Indispensable Men - Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure
Session #6 A Body Both Suffering and Glorious - The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
Session #7 Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven - The Mystery of the Church's Sacrament and Worship
Session #8 A Vast Company of Witnesses - The Communion of Saints
Session #9 The Fire of His Love - Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
Session #10 World Without End - The Last Things

Theology of the Body

//Theology of the Body// is a six-part series that delves into the richness of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, presented by Christopher West.
  • An Encounter with Christ the Bridegroom - An introduction and overview of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body
  • Original Man - Who man and woman were created to be in the beginning, as found in the book of Genesis
  • Historical Man - Who we are now after the fall and in the light of the redemption
  • Eschatological Man and Celibacy - What we are destined for in heaven and how it relates to the celibate vocation
  • Marriage and Humanae Vitae - Living the Theology of the Body in the vocation of marriage
  • Questions and Answers - Ways of implementing the Theology of the Body in everyday life

Throughout this series, Christopher continually stresses the beauty and possibility of truly living as we were called to live in the beginning, as persons made in the image and likeness of God.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you a non-Catholic adult who is interested in the Catholic faith? Are you a Catholic adult who has not yet received all three Sacraments of Initiation? Then RCIA is for you! RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a journey of conversion within the living community of faith at St. Theresa’s. Your RCIA journey will culminate in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

RCIA is for

  • adults who have not received the 3 Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion)
  • adults who have been baptized Catholic or in another Christian tradition and have not received Confirmation or First Communion
  • adults who have been baptized Catholic and have made their First Communion but have not been Confirmed

Adults prepare for initiation through a process of prayer, rituals, and reflection on the word of God and teachings of the Church. This program begins each fall and continues to initiation at the Easter Vigil. If you are interested in learning about the Catholic faith contact our Pastor, Father David at stheresa@mts.net to register.

Daily Meditation

The Word Among Us is a Catholic Devotional website that offers daily meditations on the daily Mass readings.

Daily Mass Readings

Whether or not you are able to attend Mass every day, you can read the Daily Mass Readings.

Daily Prayer

Descriptions of prayer are abundant throughout Christian history. "True prayer," wrote St. Augustine, "is nothing but love." Prayer should arise from the heart. "Prayer," said St. John Vianney, "is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.""Everyone of us needs half an hour of prayer each day," remarked St. Francis de Sales, "except when we are busy—then we need an hour." Definitions of prayer are important, but insufficient. There is a huge difference between knowing about prayer and praying. On this issue, the Rule of St. Benedict is clear, "If a man wants to pray, let him go and pray." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has catholic prayers for every occasion.

Daily Rosary

Depending on the day of the week, the rosary is centred around four types of Mysteries: Joyful Mysteries (Monday and Saturday); Glorious Mysteries (Sunday and Wednesday); Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday and Friday); and Luminous Mysteries (Thursday). Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation invites you to join in the daily rosary.

Catholic Podcast

Matthew Leonard offers a monthly podcast called The Art of Catholic. It dives into the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic faith and can take your practice of it to the next level.

Catholic Television

The Catholic Television Network live streams and archives Masses and special events.
The Salt + Light Television Network is an award-winning digital network that offers a variety of programs, event coverage, series, documentaries and other hope-filled content. The network is available at a low monthly cost on various cable and satellite carriers in Canada and throughout the world via online streaming and on-demand videos.

Catholic Radio

The Salt and Light Radio provides a Catholic perspective on world events.

Bible Study

Every Catholic adult is responsible for continuing the formation of his/her faith through practices like studying the Bible. You can do this by joining the Bible Study group at St. Theresa's and by pursuing individual Catholic Bible Study online. Do you become excited and inspired when God through His Word has revealed something to you like a new truth or a deeper understanding? Does this revelation leave you thirsting for more? The St. Theresa's Bible Study group meets once a month, on the 2nd Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The meeting location is the Kasianchuk home (Cheri & Don) at 14 Gusnowsky Road in St. Andrews. If you are looking to enkindle your heart and set it ablaze with love for God come journey with us as we reflect on the Word of God in Scripture. For more information please contact Don Kasianchuk, phone 204-338-1182 or email - cheridon@shaw.ca.

Please contact the parish office if you are interested in participating in or leading a small group in Bible Study. Further resources for studying the Catholic Bible are available at:
Little Rock Scripture Study Series
New Advent Bible
Electronic New Testament Educational Resources
Catholic Biblical Association of Canada


The Catholic Biblical Association of Canada offers pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Journeys of St. Paul in Greece and Turkey, etc. for adult Catholics who want to deepen their experience of the Bible by walking in the footsteps of Jesus, Mary, the Apostles, and St. Paul. Contact Catholic Biblical Canada for further information.

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