CURRENT NEWS

MASSES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Provincial authorities have announced that the” Lock Down” is extended.  The parish will not be holding masses until the end of this lock down time.

A dispensation from mass is still in place if you are unable to attend mass.  If you are unable to receive the Eucharist physically, Pope Francis invites us to make a Spiritual Communion—that is to invite Christ in to our hearts, and ask that Christ come close to us, and that we come close to Christ.  You can join Pope Francis for Spiritual Communion HERE

VATICAN NEWS:  “World Needs Unity, Fraternity, to Overcome Current Crisis  Watch the Interview with Pope FrancisCLICK HERE

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message 2021 “A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace”  VIEW HERE

Watch Laudato Si’  –  Connecting Voices – Action 2021

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ – Care for our Common Home Encyclical

Watch the Installation Celebration of our new bishop, Most Rev. Thomas Dowd LINK

Get to know our new bishop on the latest interview from Called to Serve.  Watch here:  https://youtu.be/ahJrR0A2VDI

 
On October 4, 2020, Pope Francis promulgated a new and powerful encyclical entitled in Italian Fratelli Tutti, which means in English: We are all Brothers and Sisters.  This letter was sent to each one of us and all people of goodwill throughout the world whether they are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or any other faith. In it, the Holy Father reminds us all of the Great Commandment, which is that we are to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Citing the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10, he asks the pithy and challenging question: Who is our neighbour?  Pope Francis wrote this letter to us in the midst of the pandemic. He is aware of how divided we are in our politics. And he is keenly aware of the challenge of living in our modern times when tending to one’s neighbor is often ignored or forgotten. Pope Francis offers us the hope of community and solidary, of coming together as brothers and sisters in one family of God regardless of our own faith tradition.

 

Register now for “Equipped” – Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts and How to Use Them

EDGE Youth Nights Return October 22 – all students in Grade 6, 7, & 8 are welcome!

Find out more about how you can receive a Diploma in Interfaith Dialogue.

“Samaritanus bonus”  Doctrine of the Faith Statement from the Vatican on Euthanasia

Called to Serve – New episode ( https://youtu.be/UyDC3MG21E0 ) profiles Sister Costanza Romano, C.S.J.:  Everyone has a story. In this series “Called to Serve” we profile various people who God has called to serve the Church and highlight their journey of discernment and faith in their lives.  Sr. Costanza shares her own journey of hearing the Lord call her to serve as a Sister, and she explains the promises she made of poverty, chastity and obedience.  She also talks about the beautiful history of the Sisters of St. Joseph who have served the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie since 1936.    Visit:  beapriest.ca  for more stories in this series of Called to Serve

Pro-Cathedral Photo Project – we invite you to share your pictures of the Cathedral, past clergy, weddings, baptisms, inside or outside pictures, etc.  CLICK HERE for more information.  Please be sure to include details on the who/where/why!  Here is the link to submit your photos –  CLICK HERE

Stories of Hope and Faith  –  Be a part of this inspirational Booklet!

Keeping you informed. From the World Medical Journal: The “Normalization” of Euthanasia in Canada: The Cautionary Tale Continues  READ ARTICLE