COVID-19 Parish Updates
UPDATES FOR JUNE 7, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP COLLI
HOW TO CELEBRATE THIS SUNDAY IN YOUR OWN HOME (A. to G.):
A. Reflect on the Readings and Mass Prayers of this Sunday by accessing them here:
READINGS and MASS PRAYERS FOR TRINITY SUNDAY: June 7, 2020
B. Read this Sunday’s Online Bulletin:
WEEKLY BULLETIN: June 7, 2020
C. Read this week’s version of, “Pandemic Responses” by clicking here:
“DEALING WITH LOCK DOWN BOREDOM AND RESTLESSNESS”: June 7, 2020
To access articles from previous weeks, click on the “Pandemic Responses” post on the left.
D. Watch a live streamed Mass online or on television (information to access: at bottom of page)
E. Help your children to learn about this Sunday’s Gospel theme by accessing these two children’s pages:
F. Try these: “FUN QUIZZES FOR ADULTS”
G. If you like to pray the Rosary, these are the suggested Mysteries upon which to reflect …
THE HOLY TRINITY AND THE ANALOGY OF THE SHAMROCK
The Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity which we profess in the Creed and which is the foundation of our Faith was taught by our Patron Saint to the Celts of Ireland with the use of a simple shamrock: three equally sized leaves but only one shamrock!
THE CHURCH CELEBRATES TWO GREAT SAINTS THIS WEEK
This week we celebrate two very zealous and successful preachers: St. Barnabas (on June 11) and St. Anthony of Padova (on June 13).
Barnabas lived during the time of the Apostles and, as a companion of St. Paul, preached the Gospel to the Gentiles, converting many to the Church of Christ. He was martyred in 61 A.D.
Anthony of Padova is the popular Franciscan Saint who is invoked by those who have lost or misplaced things. He was a brilliant scholar and a renowned preacher. In 1231, near the end of his life, Anthony was blessed with an apparition of the Christ child, whom he was privileged to hold in his arms.
THE FOUNDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WILL SOON BE BEATIFIED
The Vatican recently announced the formal recognition of a miracle attributed to Father Michael McGivney the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
Father McGivney was born on August 12, 1852 in Waterbury, Connecticut. After studies in Canada and the United States, he was ordained a Diocesan Priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford. Known for his zeal for ministry and his tireless work among his parishioners, Fr. McGivney who was then a newly ordained priest, called together his parishioners to form a mutual aid society, originally meant to help the families of his Parish who were impoverished by the unemployment or the death of a family breadwinner. It was this small group that developed into our modern day Knights of Columbus, which is now the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization. The date for the Beatification ceremony will be announced soon.
OUR 2020 ‘FRIENDS OF THE CATGEDRAL’ MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CONTINUES
Many parishioners have already renewed their ‘Friends’ memberships for 2020. Thanks to those of you who donate to this beautification fund for our church, each year!
JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
During the month of June each year the Church around the world reminds us of God’s love for us and celebrates His mercy and forgiveness. Devotion to the Lord’s Sacred Heart dates back to the 13th century.
REMEMBER TO ACCESS OUR NEW ‘CHILDREN’S CORNER’ PAGE
Simply click on the “Children’s Corner” post to the left and then print the bulletin for the children to colour and to use this Sunday.You will find some newly added “Fun Quizzes for Children” there as well.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The June edition of the League’s monthly Provincial Newsletter is now available. Access it by clicking on the: “C.W.L./K.C/Men’s Group” post on this website.
MASSES AND SERVICES ONLINE and ON TELEVISION
Our Parishioners are encouraged to access Masses and Services online or on television until our Churches re-open. Here are some to choose from:
ONLINE: www.dotb.ca (weekly Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Colli)
www.vaticannews.va www.saltandlighttv.org www.youtube.com www.wordonfire.org www.dailytvmass.com www.catholictv.org www.mass-online.org
ON TELEVISION: VisionTV: Bell Channel 261, Shaw Direct Channel 394,
Tbaytel Channel 675; EWTN : Shaw Channels 292, 559 & 285; Faith TV: Bell Channel 591; Joy-V: Bell Channel 656; YesTV: Bell Channel 651.