NEWS AND EVENTS
This Annual Christmas program has evolved over the years, but the goal has always been the same, to assist those in our community who are in need during the Christmas season.
We will be soliciting donations through our Sharing our Christmas envelopes. The envelopes will be available in the pews and at both entrances until December 3rd. Donations can also be made by etransfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Canada Helps. Please indicate the donation is for Sharing our Christmas.
We, at St. John the Apostle, have a history of giving generously at Christmas time. The needs are ongoing; so should be our concern and love for our neighbours.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support of this program.
Calling all Families, Children, Youth!!
Be a part of our Christmas Eve
Family 5:00pm Mass
Do you read?
Do you sing?
Do you want to Altar Serve or Usher?
We need you to make this a true Family Mass!!!
When: 5:30-6:45pm Wednesdays
Starting: November 29th (4 rehearsals in total)
Where: in the Church through the side door
Who: families, youth, children (Gr 2+)
Contact Lisa-Marie Flynn to sign up by November 28th and be involved! email@example.com
Students, this counts for volunteer hours too!
FAMILY WREATH DECORATING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th
11:30AM (after 10:30am Mass
Crafts, music, snacks and more!
Join us as well for the Family wreath decorating event. Sign up for the wreath decorating at the Church.
All children and young families welcome!
FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION
A meeting for parents of all children eligible for First Communion or Confirmation in this school year will be held on Thursday, November 30th in the Church.
For First Communion at 7:00pm
For Confirmation at 8:00pm
Only parents need attend. Please complete and bring with you the appropriate registration form below. Please also bring a copy of the child's baptismal certificate.
For further information contact the Parish office at 613-829-1760.
First Communion Registration Form, click here
Confirmation Registration Form, click here
We’re teaming up with Purdys Chocolatier this Christmas season to fundraise $750 for LOCAL Charities.
Stock up on your favourite Purdys treats (did someone say Hedgehogs?) AND support a great cause at the same time—it’s the best of both worlds. All fundraising profit raised will directly support the SJA Catholic Woman’s League's local charity initiatives, so every order makes a great difference to us.
From now until NOVEMBER 26TH, you can order Purdys treats from our fundraiser by joining our campaign and browsing the tastiest selection of chocolates online. Shop for gifts for family, friends, neighbours AND yourself in one convenient place. After all orders are submitted, we’ll sort, distribute, and let you know when you can collect your goodies.
Pickup will be at the church on DECEMBER 13TH.
What you’ll need to order:
1. Our campaign number: 65848
2. Go to our fundraising website: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1638574-111108
3. Click “Join Campaign”
and click on DASHBOARD,
then Shop ONLINE,
and then MARKETPLACE.
Shop, shop, shop away!
Thank you EVERYONE for your support. Even if you can’t buy chocolates from us, it would mean the world if you could share this fundraiser link to everyone you know!
If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Wojcik (613) 203-1344.
Happy Chocolating! God Bless,
The Knights of Columbus are pleased to host the Parish Christmas Turkey Dinner fundraiser event on
Saturday, November 25th, from 6:00pm– 8:30 pm
Supper includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, dinner roll, gravy, and homemade cupcakes for dessert. Coffee and tea and a cash bar (wine and beer) will be available to those who dine-in. This is a dine-in event; however, we are pleased to offer a take-out option as well. Tickets are limited.
Tickets are $25 per adult, $15 for children 5 to 12 years of age, or $65 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children), and will be on sale until Monday, November 20th. They are available for purchase in-person at the Parish Office, during regular office hours, and at the church doors after weekend Masses, or they can be ordered online and paid for via e-transfer.
If you wish to pay by e-transfer, click on the following link to order your tickets online: https://forms.gle/7BKRzygrGqjEDKw97 If you experience any issues completing the online form, please contact Jack Belletrutti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special note from the Grand Knight: Many of our longtime supporters will notice that we have increased ticket prices for the first time in over 15 years. While we respect the need to keep the event as affordable as possible, we need to balance the increased cost of supplies and the desire to provide as much revenue to the parish as possible. I thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support – Jamie.
STUDENT'S POTLUCK DINNER
THANK YOU TO ALL!!
Our dinner for out of town students last week was a great success! Many thanks to all those who worked hard to make the evening so special, especially the Parish Council, the volunteers and all parishioners who contributed with food and/or hosting. The students enjoyed themselves, made new connections, and were very grateful of our hospitality. A lovely evening was had by all. We could not have done it without a great collaborative effort.
For those who asked for Ian's chocolate cake recipe, click here for a copy, or pick up a copy in the glass house.
Click on the links below for descriptions of various ministries in our church, or pick up at copy at the church. Without them our church could not function. All these ministries are served by volunteers. Please consider bringing your gifts, talents and presence to St. John the Apostle in an effort to build-up our parish together, after a very challenging few years. The time commitment for many ministries is minimal, but invaluable to our parish life. If you want more information, please contact the parish office, 613-829-1760.
Click here for descriptions of various ministries.
Click here for volunteer sign up sheet.
Your talent is God’s Gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift to God.
COME SING AT OUR 10:30am MASS CHOIR!!
WE WANT YOU!!
Come sing, come lift your voice, come “make a joyful noise unto the Lord”!
High school students: get your volunteer hours singing with us!
We welcome all who are interested…Grade 9 to age 89 and beyond!
Feel free to contact the Parish Office or Lisa-Marie directly for any questions and inquiries: email@example.com
Click here to meet our Choir director Lisa-Marie.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FIRST FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the month, we will have Adoration following the 9am Mass, until 10:30am. This will replace the Adoration previously at 8am on First Saturdays. Moving Adoration to this time will allow more of us to come and spend time with our Lord.
BEWARE OF NEW EMAIL SCAM!!
Email scams are on the rise again. If you receive an email from the Pastor or any Priest asking for a favour or to run an errand, do not reply to it. Scammers are getting very sophisticated. Always check the email address of the sender, if it's not one you recognize don't reply to it, replying to their email may compromise your computer. If you are uncertain please call the Parish Office.
Catholic Women's League Initiative
Human Trafficking, is the luring of innocent men, women, boys, and girls away from their lives by sweet promises and then imprisoning them in brothels or slavery from which there is no escape and breaks parents’ hearts. It has reared its ugly head again, even in the Ottawa area but A New Day is fighting the scourge and the Catholic Womens’ League of St. John the Apostle is supporting their cause. If you can, please send a donation by:
electronically or Interac to: firstname.lastname@example.org
using their donation form at:
by cheque to: A New Day at: 2055 Meadowbrook Road, Gloucester, Ontario (K1B 4W7)
Would you reference it CWL-SJtA.
CWL Charity Fundraiser with Fundscrip
Our parish CWL has joined with Fundscrip to raise funds for our community. All funds raised will be shared with our church, local schools, food banks and others in need. There are over 250 retailers participating in this program (incl. Walmart, Loblaws, Food Basics, Metro, etc.). All you have to do is purchase gift cards for your everyday groceries, gas, or entertainment such as books! For more information go to: https://group.fundscrip.com/en/TZKQQB/charity-fundraiser
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Campaign for Conscience Rights Legislation in Ontario
Archbishop Damphousse encourages all the faithful to engage in a new communications campaign launched by the Bishops of Ontario in support of establishing conscience rights legislation to protect physicians, nurses and other health care workers in Ontario. Here is a link for sending automated letters to your local MPPs: http://www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ontario/
(Note: to access the automated letter, scroll down the page on that site where you will find the letter info boxes just below the Youtube information message video for Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience).