NEWS AND EVENTS

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  FIRST FRIDAYS

Commencing the First Friday of June and every First Friday of the month, we will have Adoration following the 9am Mass, until 12pm.  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.

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!

Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7pm in the church beginning May 25th. 

Feel free to contact the Parish Office or Lisa-Marie directly for any questions and inquiries: lisamarieflynn13@gmail.com

Click here to meet our new Choir director Lisa-Marie.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY IS BACK AT 10:30AM MASS

STARTING MAY 22ND!

All children up to grade 6 are welcome! 

Parents are always welcome to join the children, especially with the younger ones.

We missed you and can't wait to see you again!

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO GIVE TO YOUR PARISH?

 

    If there is one thing we learned in the past two years (besides how to wear a mask without fogging up your glasses 😊), it’s that without volunteers our parish could not have remained opened.   As we now move forward the need is no less..  We are in need of new volunteers to lessen the load on those that have given so much of themselves to make our Church a welcoming home.  In most cases the commitment is for a few hours a month and training is provided where required.  We are looking for more:

 

Ministers of Communion                 Lectors

Altar Servers (adult and children)  Ushers

Collection Counters                         Projectionists                             

 

Do you play a musical instrument or sing?  Why not join our choir!

 

Do you have an interest in social media, gardening, or other talent that can contribute to our parish life?

 

Please contact the parish office 613-829-1760

REMINDER

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD! - SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

 

What is a synod?  It is the official process of the Church of listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit on a particular subject.

 

This synod, initiated by Pope Francis, is intended and designed to allow the Pope and other leaders of the Church to hear from the people of God on what the Holy Spirit is saying to our Church today and how we can become a more synodal, listening Church, one in which we all journey together in the path set out for us by the Holy Spirit.

Click here to view or print off a copy of the questions and information sheet. Copies also available at the Church.

 

Reflect on the questions and let us hear from you in writing (drop off in the basket in the glass house next time you are at Mass, at the parish office or by email). 

 

       We encourage all to participate, as everyone will benefit from the input.  We are asking for your responses in writing at this time, since many are not comfortable to meet at the Church in person to discuss together.   We will take into consideration any feedback from those that may be willing to meet in person in the future.

Click here for short video.

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 Knights of Columbus are once again hosting Divine Mercy Meetings with Deacon Victor.  The online meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm commencing February 16th and running for approximately 20 weeks.  The topic will be "The Imitation of Christ" based on the book by Thomas Kempis.  Join any time! The format for the meeting will include: Readings, Reflections on the readings by Deacon Victor, Intentions and praying of the Chaplet.

All parishioners and friends are welcome to attend via Webex. See the links below.

Hosted by belletruttij@gmail.com

 

https://koc.my.webex.com/koc.my/j.php?MTID=ma8d9595eb606daadf7f5602ba6b4935e

Wednesday, 16 Feb, 2022 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Occurs every Wednesday effective 2022-2-16 until 2022-6-29 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 2631 047 2511

Password: q9KfKWDd8E6 (79535933 from phones and video systems)

 

Join by video system

Dial 26310472511@webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

 

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

 

Access code: 263 104 72511

Church Candles

         

PARISH MEMORIAL MASS

Click here to view video recording of the Annual Parish Memorial Mass held

January 6, 2022.

Welcome message from Father Emeka, click here

 

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