Sermons by Fr. Bryan Sabourin, CC

Do You Have Your Storm Chips?

Here in the maritimes, people go to the grocery stores three days before a storm to get their storm chips. That’s the most important thing. Unlike a storm or hurricane, it’s not really possible to over-prepare for Jesus. There’s actually no bottom to the depths of our relationship with God. And so our preparation during Advent involves us thinking about, praying about,…

Jesus Our Foundation

God doesn’t need us to do great things for Him on our own strength. Instead, He wants us to be totally His, and from that relationship we cannot help but go out and build His Kingdom. Being with the Lord flows into doing the Lord’s will. Sit at His feet, then be His feet. Receive…

God Works Through Us

The Feast of Corpus Christi We don’t put any limits on what God can do in us, or in our parish, because He is here. He comes to dwell on our altar, in our tabernacle, and even in us. And because of that, because He is at work IN us, He can even work THROUGH us. Like Paul with the Corinthian community,…

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

The Feast of Pentecost It’s ok if you are experiencing fear. Major or minor. Whether the kind of paralyzing fear that the disciples were experiencing huddled in a room, or the kind of fear that kind of barely registers, but still keeps us from doing what we know God wants from us. It’s ok to experience fear. To feel fear. It’s part…

Jesus is the Answer

Have you found that Jesus is the answer? Have you made that decision to give God permission in every aspect of your life? I get it. It’s kind of scary. What if God wants something that I don’t think I can give? What if God challenges my thinking? What if God permits me to carry…

The Holy Trinity: Undivided Unity

On the day we celebrate the Holy Trinity, undivided unity, we have very visible reminders, in racism and murder, of how divided we are as a human race. It’s the opposite of Pentecost, where the Church is sent to the whole world to unite it in Christ. And here we are so divided. Unity seems…

“So who’s in your bubble?”

That’s the exciting news these days, that we can have a bubble! The provincial government here has eased some restrictions lately, and one of them allows a household to form a bubble with another household in a mutually exclusive kind of way. This very exciting for us here in Nova Scotia as it lets us…