Entries by Jeffrey Gache

To Save a Life

Over the years, the topic of abortion has continued to be a topic of extreme dissension and controversy in an increasingly secular world. Nowadays, a stigma has grown around people who proclaim themselves as either “pro-life” or “pro-choice”. Members of both parties are often subject to judgemental questions about their opinions and beliefs; not simply […]

Homebound

This year’s Regional Youth Conference will be my 6th one and my heart can barely contain its excitement! The theme, Journey, immediately brought me into a state of reflection where the Lord revealed to me three things:   In our personal journeys, Jesus meets us where we are at and calls us to something greater. […]

Vision for the Mission

In grade 8, I attended a youth camp called Camp Glorify because my friends were joining CFC-Youth. The idea of gaining a relationship with Jesus was a bonus.  In grade 9, I returned after being away from the community for about a year. Some of my other friends were joining CFC-Youth and they wanted to […]

Lent In Review

What is Lent? Lent is the period of time between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday, where one is expected to pray, fast, and give alms. In Greek, Lent is known as “tessarakosté”, meaning fortieth. This term was first used in 325 AD, in the Council of Nicea. However, scholars debate whether the use of that […]

On Keeping Your Heart

What if I walked up to you right now and told you to guard your heart? Would you stare at me blankly? Would you laugh? Would you brush it off nervously? Change the subject? Ask what I know about you? Roll your eyes? Respond with conviction? Would you even understand what I mean? To “guard […]

God’s First Gift to Me

Have you ever wanted a different family? I did. To be exact it was in 2012. It was in the summer of grade nine when coming home meant coming home to a brother that would always argue and annoy me, and to parents that would not stop fighting. My family had many things to endure, […]

I Am Home

“So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.’” – Luke 15:20 As you may already know, this year Pope Francis declared it to be the Extraordinary Jubilee Year […]

In the School of Mercy

The beginning of our new liturgical year marks the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by the Holy Father last December. Pope Francis believed the world to be in urgent need of the message of mercy, especially “at a moment full of great hopes and signs of contradiction”. Why have we as a […]