NEWS AND EVENTS
DRINKS AND THE DIVINE PRESENTATION
The Knights invite YOU to participate in these virtual evenings.
FAITH GROWS IN THE DARK NIGHT
(of a COVID-TIME)
PRESENTER: Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ, from The Upper Room Home of Prayer, Ottawa.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Heb 11:1
1. Monday, January 31: Contemplation and Dark Night of the Soul (excerpts from my mini book)
2. Tuesday, March 15: Understanding Stages of Faith (based on James Fowler & St. John of the Cross)
This book can be purchased from Sister Rosemary for $4.00 each if we place a bulk order.
There will be a ‘screen share’ presentation of PDF slides along with prayer, reflection, teaching, Q and A.
TIME: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - See links below for January 31st meeting.
Monday, 31 Jan, 2022 7:30 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2634 280 9198
Password: aFiDjGcr774 (23435427 from phones and video systems)
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You can also dial 188.8.131.52 and enter the meeting number.
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Access code: 263 428 09198
FAITH is a commitment of all that is mysterious and ineffable in myself to what is mysterious and ineffable in God. This commitment shapes my identity, involves my whole person, and my life becomes intimately bound up with God's life in this faith relationship.
PARISH MEMORIAL MASS
Click here to view video recording of the Annual Parish Memorial Mass held
January 6, 2022.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ONLINE ROSARY
Prayer is a foundational part of our faith. We invite you to come out to pray our Parish Living Rosaries. Everyone is always invited to join us in praying with and for our SJA Parish Community, families, parishioners and Pastor.
Come online every Sunday at 3:00pm through Zoom or watch us on Facebook Live. Stay for some virtual fellowship afterwards. All are always welcome!
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This devotion will be shown LIVE on our SJA Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/sja.parish.79.
Contact Divina Hogan at SJALitCom@yahoo.ca for more details.
REVISED GOVERNMENT SAFETY GUIDELINES AS OF January 5, 2022
The provincial government issued new capacity limits for religious services commencing Jan. 5th. The attendance at all religious services will be limited to a capacity of 50%. This will not affect the current limit we at St. John the Apostle have been allowing, since it is not possible for the Church to meet a 50% capacity and maintain safe social distancing. Our limit is substantially lower than 50%.
As well, the directive from the Diocese is that starting immediately, for the safety of all, NO congregational singing will be permitted.
In compliance with guidelines the Parish Office is
closed to visitors.
We are happy to continue to serve you by telephone and email.
Curbside appointments can be arranged by telephoning
the office at 613-829-1760.
ENVELOPE BOXES FOR 2022 - READY FOR PICKUP!
Envelope boxes for 2022 are ready for pick up in the Glass house, after any Mass. Please remember to maintain social distancing. Boxes can also be picked up at the Parish Office, Monday to Thursday, 9:00am-3:30pm.
If you don't already have a box and would like one, please contact the parish office at 613-829-1760 or email your name, address and telephone number to email@example.com. We would be happy to prepare one for you.
Registration for the Sacraments of
First Reconciliation/First Communion and Confirmation
To parents of all children eligible for First Communion and Confirmation in Spring 2022, please complete the appropriate form below and forward to the Parish Office, along with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.
Dates for the Sacraments have not been finalized. Once these dates are finalized, registered children will be notified. Preparation for the Sacraments for children attending public schools will be provided by the Church. More details will follow.
Please forward completed forms to the Parish by:
1. Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Drop off at the Parish Office, Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 3:30pm.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 613-829-1760.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released an official letter of apology to the Indigenous Peoples for the role of the Church in the Indian Residential Schools. Click here to read the letter of apology and view more related news from the Archdiocese.
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).