• We are pleased to announce 3 initiatives that we are undertaking to support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30.
First, there are baskets of complementary orange ribbons at the entrances of the Church. We invite you to wear one to help raise awareness of this important day. An explanation of the symbolism is posted on our Facebook page. Secondly, we are raising funds to directly support the beading skills training programme at Anishnabeg Outreach. Our goal is to sponsor 10 indigenous people. Every $150 raised supports one person to learn this important and profitable indigenous skill. Everyone is invited to contribute whatever they can. You can contribute by: Tapping a debit or credit card at the orange sign at the back of the church, placing cash or a cheque in the basket at the back of the church or by going to the parish website and marking your donation “orange ribbon fund”.
Lastly, the Mass intention for this Thursday’s Mass will be that the truth of residential schools be heard and for healing and reconciliation
• Bishop Crosby would like to announce that the official position of the Catholic Church is that all available COVID vaccines are ethical and all Catholics who are able, are encouraged to receive the vaccine. All employees serving in the Diocese of Hamilton are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to submit to a COVID rapid test every Monday and Thursday in order to carry out their responsibilities. Volunteer liturgical ministers are required to be fully vaccinated. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, encourages every member of the Catholic Church within our Diocese of Hamilton to be fully vaccinated.
• There will be a funeral Mass for Fr. Lorford Keasey, C.R. here in our church on Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 am. Some of you will remember Fr. Keasey as a much beloved pastor here many years ago. If you are interested in attending please contact the Henry Walser Funeral home to register.
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