NEWS AND EVENTS
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LASAGNA DINNER!
The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Lasagna Dinner on:
Saturday January 28th.
Cocktails at 6:00 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale at all weekend masses Jan. 21st/22nd.
For more info contact: Jamie Burnett at 613-224-8081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 5-12 years of age.
For parishioners preferring to dine at home, we are offering a take-out option as well.
Annual Parish Memorial Mass
Thursday, February 16th 7:00pm
The Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s League are organizing the Annual Parish Memorial Mass for Thursday, February 16th, at 7:00 pm. This Mass is dedicated to all the deceased members from our parish who passed away in 2022, as well as parishioner family members who died during this past year.
If you lost a family member in 2022 and would like them remembered at this special Mass, please contact the parish office, 613-829-1760, with the name of the deceased and the representative who will attend the Memorial Mass on their behalf.
NEW ENVELOPE BOXES FOR 2023: are ready for pick up in the Glass house. Every year, we have to reallocate numbers to take into account people who have left the parish or switched to PAD. These numbers get reassigned to new parishioners. Please do not assume that last year’s number is still assigned to you and do not use envelopes issued to you in previous years. This could mean someone else will be getting credit for your donation. Please help us by filling in your name and address on your envelopes for the first few weeks of 2023.
First Communion and Confirmation Registration
To all parents and guardians of children/youth eligible for sacraments this spring,
First Communion/First Reconciliation, for children in Grade 2 or above, and
Confirmation, for children in Grade 6 or above.
Please complete the appropriate registration form below and forward it to the Parish office.
First Communion Registration Form, click here
Confirmation Registration Form, click here
For more information contact the parish office 613-829-1760, or
Dioceses across Canada, in their continuing journey of seeking reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, have committed to contributing $30 million over five years in new funding to facilitate further reconciliation efforts. The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has pledged to raise $1.2 million. The name of our campaign is “A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing.”
Please read Archbishop Marcel’s Pastoral Letter (click here
NEW! Video Message from Archbishop Marcel "A Christ Centered Journey Towards Healing" click here
NEW! Fr. Daryold Winkler's Video Message click here
INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION FUND
PASTORAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP MARCEL
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.
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).