NEWS AND EVENTS

WELCOME BACK DINNER!!

The Knights of Columbus will host a Dinner on

Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm.

Eat-in and take-out options are available.

 

You will have your choice of:  beef, chicken, goat, or vegetarian.

Each meal comes with your choice of side:  fries, plantains, or jollof rice.  Please indicate your meal preference when purchasing your tickets.

 

The cost of the dinner is $20 per plate.  Tickets go on sale at all masses on the weekends of Oct. 1st/2nd and Oct. 8th/9th. 

We look forward to serving you at this welcome back dinner!

 

40 Days for Life Campaign Sept. 27th to Nov. 6th

40 Days for Life Campaign Opening Rally: To kick off the Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign, a specific period of time to focus attention on prayer and fasting to end abortion in Canada. Prayer vigil site, southwest corner of Queen and Bank Streets, Tues., Sept. 27, 7:00 pm.  Campaign runs until Nov. 6.

Info: 613-299-2515.

 

Save the date – St. John the Apostle 40 days for Life Vigil – our parish’s day is Thursday, October 6th!

 

Sign up sheet in the Glass house.

Calling all children and families!!!

 

We are organizing a

Children’s Choir and

Christmas Pageant (Gospel reenactment)

For the Christmas Eve 5pm Family Mass

 

We welcome all children Grades 1 to 12!

Please join us for an Info session: Next Sunday, October 2nd, after the 10:30am Mass for everyone interested in more information: rehearsal times, parent volunteer involvement, and more!

 

If you would like to be included or have any other questions, please contact Lisa-Marie Flynn at lisamarieflynn13@gmail.com

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Annual call for Volunteers!!

 

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.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY IS BACK! 

AT 10:30AM SUNDAY MASS

     Kindergarten aged children through grade 6 are welcome to join us for a child friendly liturgy.  Parents are welcome to accompany their children and are encouraged to do so for the younger children, who may not be able to focus or stay downstairs for the whole time.

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: lisamarieflynn13@gmail.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.

Papal Visit to Canada

Archbishop's letter to all parishioners, click here

How to Support the Papal Visit,  click here

Canada’s Catholic Bishops Welcome Pope Francis’ Apology to Indigenous Peoples

click here to read press release

Archdiocese project to support indigenous people as we work together towards healing and reconciliation.

click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

  1. electronically or  Interac to: wgee.anewday@gmail.com

  2. using their donation form at:
    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/a-new-day-youth-adult-services/?mprompt=1

  3. by cheque to: A New Day at: 2055 Meadowbrook Road, Gloucester, Ontario (K1B 4W7)

Would you reference it  CWL-SJtA.

Warmest thanks!

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

..PRO-LIFE NEWS..PRO-LIFE NEWS..PRO-LIFE NEWS..PRO-LIFE NEWS..

 

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).

Patient with Healthcare Nurse

No one should be forced to participate in ending a patient's life.

 

  Hospice forced to close. 

Click here to read article