Follow the Good Shepherd

Today, one of the simplest ways to spread the Good News is through social media. There is an immense amount of spiritually enriching material available on the internet. There is, however, a potentially infinite amount of junk also available on the internet. For those who want to learn more about Christ, His Church, the Bible, saints, etc., there are amazing resources that you can reach in just moments. For example, in Lent I shared “Best Lent Ever” with the parish, and I know that some parishioners subscribed to the program and loved it! It is also easy, of course, to waste time and follow links that are detrimental (spiritually, emotionally, financially, etc.).

The easiest way to stay on track in your use of the internet is to connect yourself to reliable sources of information. Find trustworthy sources and connect to them via social media (Like, Subscribe and Follow). When it comes to learning more about your faith, here are my top 5 recommendations for websites: 1) ascensionpress.com 2) augustineinstitute.org 3) wordonfire.org 4) reallifecatholic.com 5) dynamiccatholic.com

Voici quelques sites français aussi: 1) opusdei.org/fr/ 2) spiritualite2000.com 3) fr.aleteia.org

Most of these websites also have connections to YouTube channels, podcasts, blogs, and more. Check them out, “Like”, “Subscribe”, and share them with friends.


There is, of course, also our own parish website on which I post the weekly bulletin, occasional blogs, homilies, and other information. If you would like to receive the bulletin directly to your email, there are 2 simple ways: 1) text SteAnne to 514-900-0130 - Follow the link and check the box for “Sunday Bulletin”. 2) Go to stannemattawa.com/bulletin and click the “subscribe” button. Or, you can “Follow” the parish on Facebook - Paroisse Ste-Anne Parish to receive the bulletin to your Facebook account. If you want more people to find these resources, then “Like” and “Share” them on Facebook and any other social media platform you use. The currency of social media is “Likes”. It may seem silly to “like” the Sunday bulletin or many other things, but that’s how other people will see the posts. Stay connect with sources that are life-giving and share those sources with others.

Scott Murray