First, please consider a donation to In Viam Pacis.  We really need some monthly supporters.  So far we have 1 supporter giving $200 per month, 1 supporter giving $100 per month, 1 supporter giving $33 per month, and 1 supporter giving $10 per month.  Monthly operating expenses are $6,000 per month.  Thankfully, we have received some one time donations of varying amounts as well, including a just in time $5,000 gift at the end of February.  So far we are running monthly deficits.  This is in a way, quite normal, just like a new business venture will often run deficits for the first while.  In a business, the entrepreneur takes the risk.  For In Viam Pacis, I am personally taking the risk, and since I truly believe in this project, I am taking full responsibility for it.  We do hope that once the retreat centre is open that much of the operating expenses will be covered through the free-will offerings of retreatants, but in the meantime, we could really use some help.  Operating expenses are the bare minimum, and any donations above that can go to building extra retreat cabins.  Renovations are moving ahead and with the milder weather everything should be ready very soon.   It’s going to really be something “very beautiful for God” and something very positive in these times when, quite frankly, we are witnessing almost everywhere a great decline in Christianity.  Indeed, we are living in times where we are seeing much of the Christian foundations of Western Civilization cracking and deteriorating, if not crumbling, before our eyes.  In Viam Pacis will be a refuge for you and/or others to get a respite from the intense spiritual and moral battles of these modern times.  Just think of all the priests, religious, and laity who will be able to get some much needed rest and restoration here at In Viam Pacis.  Who knows, maybe some persons will receive some inspirations to do some crucial things for the good of all.  Maybe God is speaking to many persons now but the noise and nonsense of our modern world is distracting some from receiving His promptings?  It seems like so many are waiting for some great Saints like of old to appear ‘save the day’ so to speak.  What if getting away for some peace and quiet will help facilitate that?  You can be a part of something simple, yet perhaps very important for our times.  I think In Viam Pacis is part of the answer.  What about you?  For more information, you can visit the “Be A Part of In Viam Pacis” page on this website, or you can ask me, Fr. Anthony Hannon, any question through the “Contact Us” page.  Please help this project get off the ground.  If you are ready to give now, you can donate using the donate button below.  If you prefer to donate through e-transfer or by cheques, send us a message through the “Contact Us” page requesting our email address or mailing address.  Thank you in advance for answering this plea!




 

This week’s Masses:

Sunday March 10th: For the supporters of In Viam Pacis

Monday March 11th: For a special intention, by Nathalie

Tuesday March 12th: For Paul, by his sister Jennifer

Wednesday March 13th: For the soul of my Dad, by Fr. Anthony

Thursday March 14th: For the soul of Gerry, by Rita H.

Friday March 15th: For a special intention, by Nathalie

Saturday March 16th: For the souls of Frank and Sonia, by their daughter Suzanne

 

New Videos have been uploaded on the YouTube channel, which is called “To Prepare His Way.”  Please visit the channel and subscribe for free.  Make sure to turn the notification bell “on” so that you will be sent an email when new videos are uploaded.  If you think someone else will benefit from any of the videos please click the “share” button on the video as well!  Here is the link to the channel:

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Here are the links to 2 new videos:

This first one is a reflection on last Sunday’s Mass Readings:

This second one is “The Gospel in a Nutshell” directed to school children but is really for everyone:

This Week’s Mass Intentions:

Sunday March 3rd was for Fr. Anthony’s Intentions

Monday March 4th was for the benefit of Paul by his sister Jennifer

Tuesday March 5th is for the benefit of Rebecca by her mother Nathalie

Wednesday March 6th, Ash Wednesday, is for Fr. Anthony’s Intentions

Thursday March 7th is for a special intention by Nathalie

Friday March 8th is for the soul of Gabriel Lopez by Suzanne

Saturday March 9th is for the benefit of Paul by his sister Jennifer

Today’s Mass readings are a wake-up and a shake-up!

First Reading: Sirach 5:1-8

Gospel: Mark 9:41-50

I was reading from the New American Bible because I do not have a Canadian Weekday Lectionary.

In the video link below I read through the First Reading.

Here is the Gospel:

Jesus said to his disciples: 41 Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe [in me] to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna,a] into the unquenchable fire. [44 ]b] 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. [46 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, 48 where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’

49 c]“Everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”

The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!

Let us wake up from our complacency with sin.  Let us not be like the unbelievers who do not even acknowledge sin.  It is important.  Let us get ready to meet Jesus face to face.  Let us make use of His beautiful gift of the Sacrament of Confession!  Let us humble ourselves in that Sacrament and then receive His love and mercy, and then let us live the life of grace.  In Viam Pacis!  God bless.

Here’s the latest video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfGxoxULk0k




 

Sunday the 24th: For the Benefactors of In Viam Pacis

Monday the 25th: For the benefit of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Tuesday the 26th: For Fr. Anthony’s Intentions

Wednesday the 27th: For a Special Intention, by Nathalie

Thursday the 28th: For the benefit of Sergio on his birthday, by his sister Lara

Friday the 1st: For the benefit of Paul, by his sister Jennifer

Saturday the 2nd: For Ghislaine and family, by her sister Gabrielle

 

Please check out the latest video:

https://youtu.be/HWs7plLRZDo

 

Below is Part 2 of Confirmation Bias, specifically for Catholics.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “To Prepare His Way” which can be found at this link:

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Don’t forget to turn the notification bell on too!  Subscribing to the channel may help In Viam Pacis in the future, once we can get a minimum of 1,000 subscribers!

We are entering the last week of the month and donations are very much appreciated and needed.  Please help In Viam Pacis get off the ground and make a real difference in the life of the Church!  Thank you!




https://youtu.be/HWs7plLRZDo
https://youtu.be/HWs7plLRZDo

On February 16 and 17 I was called in on the last minute to offer the Masses in Prescott and Cardinal so there was no Mass at In Viam Pacis.  Generally I leave the Sunday intentions free, or for my own intentions, for just such a scenario.

18 February Monday: For the benefit of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Tuesday: For a Special Intention, by Nathalie

Wednesday: For Fr. Anthony’s Intentions

Thursday: For the benefit of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Friday: For the benefit of Lisa, by her sister Suzanne

Saturday: For the benefit of Paul, by his sister Jennifer

From February 10th to 16th:

Sunday: For the benefactors of In Viam Pacis

Monday: For the benefit and intentions of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Tuesday: For a special intention, by Nathalie

Wednesday: For the benefit and intentions of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Thursday: For the benefit and intentions of Paul, by his sister Jennifer

Friday: For the benefit and intentions of Rebecca, by her mother Nathalie

Saturday: For Ben, Lee, and Maria-Rose, by Gisele

 

 

 

In Viam Pacis is a non-profit association that depends on donations.  Many of you are praying for the success of the project, and this is absolutely essential.  Please pray that In Viam Pacis will become something really beautiful for God!  Please pray for wisdom for the directors, as well as for the well being of Fr. Anthony.

 

 

 

During your prayers, could you also consider the possibility of becoming a financial contributor?  We need ongoing support.  It’s just the reality.  Perhaps you could consider a monthly donation of $40 or even $10 or even $1?  Or perhaps you are very blessed and a larger amount is possible?  Please help In Viam Pacis get off the ground!  Please visit the “Be A Part of In Viam Pacis” page on this website to find out how to donate.  Thank you in advance, and thank you to everyone who has already made that commitment!

 

You can also help In Viam Pacis by subscribing to our YouTube channel called “To Prepare His Way” because if enough subscribers are reached then there is a possibility that some ad revenue could be generated from the videos.  We need to reach 1,000 subscribers to be considered for this possibility.  Right now we are at 8.  There is no cost for a subscription.  To subscribe simply go to the “To Prepare His Way” YouTube channel and click on the “subscribe” button.  Provide your email address and then click on the notification bell.  You can also click on the “share” arrow which is found by moving your cursor within any particular video near the top of the video and you will see a curved arrow to click on to send a link of that video to others that you think might be interested in it.  As far as I can tell you can’t subscribe by just watching a video that has been embedded on this website, but you have to go to the YouTube platform.  On any of the videos embedded on this website, simply click the play button and while the video is being played, put your cursor over the video near the bottom of the video and the YouTube logo will appear for you to click on.  You can also go directly to the channel here:

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