One Holy Catholic Apostolic


FLC June 28 - July 1st, 2019 is over for another year.
But... NOW is the time to plan for FLC 2020,
as we celebrate 25 Years!!
This will be FIVE fun-filled days of faith and family
that will begin July 1st as we play together and
continue through until Sunday as we pray together.

Join us as we "Fan the Flame"


HAVE A PEEK AT WHAT THIS
ANNUAL FAMILY LIFE CONFERENCE
IS ALL ABOUT

https://youtu.be/O8FcMtno2Z8

Read below for what our speakers had to say at
FLC 2019

Tim Gray PhotoKeynote Speaker: Dr Tim Gray

Religious Spirituality
Renowned Scripture scholar and author, Dr. Tim Gray, provided a fascinating explanation of the importance of the visible Church and the centrality of God on Earth. He offered incredible insights that made clear the role of the Church as an essential part of God's plan for salvation, which were sure to help those who have left her, or who mistakenly claim to be “spiritual, but not religious.”

Can You Trust God?
Since the fall of our first parents, humanity has been tempted to mistrust the love that God the Father has for us. Scripture scholar Dr. Tim Gray lead us in a journey that addressed the pervasive misconceptions that God is quick to anger, that God of the New Testaments are different, and that God doesn't have a merciful heart for us. We saw that we can trust our heavenly Father, who is truly one with his Son.

The Spirituality of Marriage
Dr. Tim Gray presented an honest look at the blessings and struggles of marriage. He connected the Fall to daily marital struggles and explained how, like Adam and Eve, spouses can end up blaming instead of supporting each other. Dr. Gray also explained how words can heal and build up married life. We discovered how to find or renew happiness in our marriages!

Sister Helena Burns picKeynote Speaker:
Sister Helena Burns

Theology of the Body is the Answer
Why is John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" ever more relevant and ever more needed? Not just to answer today's hot-button issues, but to answer the deepest desires and longings of our hearts? We discovered how the gift of TOB is an air-tight, fool-proof "theory of everything" and the closest thing to a panacea God has given us for the 21st century and far beyond. We learned how John Paul II answered not only the Sexual Revolution and the Women's Movement, but also Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, consumerism, Gnosticism, Manichaenism, utilitarianism, communism, atheism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, gender ideology, etc.

The Catholic Church in Crisis: Hope in the Midst of Darkness
August 2018 brought fresh revelations of the extent of various types of clergy sex abuse and other huge, ongoing scandals in the Church. When will it end? Will it end? Catholics who are paying attention can feel a sense of disquietude, uneasiness and demoralization. How could this happen? Why is it continuing to happen? Catholics can feel helpless and hopeless as each new story breaks. We learned what is the good news amidst the bad news and what we, the average layperson, religious, priests can do?

Love Thy Body
Human beings are the freaks of the universe. We unite matter and spirit like no other creature. How do we live this reality with love, creativity, grace and pizzazz? How can we learn to truly love the bodies that we are and read "the language of the body"? How do male bodies image God? How do female bodies image God? (Hint: it's not the same.) The young adults learned how Theology of the Body can help them discern their vocation?

 

Dr. Ryan ToppingKeynote Speaker:
Dr. Ryan Topping
 

“Keeping the Faith in an Age of Unreason”
One out of three young Canadians now claim they have “no religion”. The number one reason why young people say they don’t have faith is because they think science disproves it. In this talk, Dr. Topping showed how believers can unite faith, reason, and Tradition to help advance the New Evangelization.

“Finding a Catholic Home” (Testimony)
Ryan and Anna Topping each grew up as Mennonites, entered the Catholic Church in their 20s while living in Oxford, and together have nine children. In this presentation, the Toppings described their journey into the Church and reflected on some of the successes and challenges they’ve met along the way as parents trying to build a Catholic culture in their own home.

And... what a beautiful family ... truly a witness of the beauty and authenticity of what the 'domestic church' is called to be and as St. John Paul the Great has asked families to become.

Topping Family

 

 Bishop Paul TerrioAB SmithFather Paul MoretDr. Dean Dowle                       


Weekend Mass and Benediction Celebrants

Most Rev. Paul Terrio, B.A., L.Th., Cert.Ed., Ph.L. Bishop of St. Paul
Archbishop Richard W. Smith
Fr. Paul Moret and Fr. Dean Dowle

 

Mike LandryAdult Music in the Shrine
Youth Speaker
Mike Landry

ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, and APOSTOLIC CHURCH
In a study of the faith in young people across North America (National Survey on Youth & Religion), the conclusion was reached that one of the things that ails young people today is that we've embraced a watered down parasite of religion they call "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism". If you were to give this a creed, you would say that those who embrace MTD often believe in these five things:

1. A God exists who created and orders the world and watches over human life on earth.
2. God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to others, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions.
3. The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.
4. God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life except when needed to resolve a problem.
5. Good people go to heaven when they die.

Mike gave a brief introduction to these points and spoke to both apologetics (where this lines up to our faith and where it does not), and also an examination of conscience - how have we embraced this in our own lives and what do we need to do to better adhere to the creed of our One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church?

 Peter Van KampenYouth Speaker
Peter van Kampen

"Jesus Put a Bunch of Teenagers in Charge"
Peter looked at:
How and why Jesus founded the church; what the apostles and early church were like; the scriptural basis for our understanding that the Church is to be One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic"; how the church continues to be that today, and that our response should be obedience and an ascent of faith.