Recent Events Photos
Beginning with the most recent event….
January 12 & 13, 2019 (all Masses)
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD & THE BAPTISM VOWS RENEWAL WEEKEND
The names of all who were baptized this past year in the Cathedral were read aloud. We prayed for them and their parents and godparents and all renewed their Baptismal Vows together.
January 5 & 6, 2019
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD WEEKEND
Like the wisemen of old, our parishioners came to worship the Lord, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords during our weekend Masses.
January 5, 2019
MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP GATHERING
The participants in this most recent gathering of our monthly Men’s Breakfast Group were honoured with the presence of Kathy Terljhan, Minister of Service and Executive Director of the ‘Dew Drop Inn’, who spike to the men about the goals of the charitable organization. This Group gathers each month on the First Saturday at 8:30 am in the Cathedral Auditorium. Call Doug McClure for more information (708-4143).
Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm Mass
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Almost 1, 000 filled the Cathedral for this year’s annual Children’s Pageant Mass. These are just a few of the many pictures that were taken of the event by our parishioner, George Romick.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL
We thank the many children, their parents and especially the Children’s Liturgy Teaching Team for volunteering to prepare for another successful Children’s Pageant for Christmas Eve. Many thanks as well to George Romick for capturing everything on camera for us.
Christmas Preparations 2018
CATHEDRAL DECORATIONS & NATIVITY SCENE
We thank all the volunteers who beautifully decorated our Cathedral for Christmas, especially, Cheryl DeLorenzi, David Ronchi and Arlysse Otway. Special thanks, also, to our parishioners, Vijo Chittilappilly and Juliano Brusadin for capturing the Christmas spirit in these photographs.
Christmas Giving 2018
OPERATION SHOEBOX SUCCESS!
Thanks to all who made this year’s Program a great
success once again.
We collected 82 gifts in all for those in need!
MEN’S BI-MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY GATHERING
Nine men gathered for the gathering this Saturday, 5 from the Cathedral and 4 from Corpus Christi Parish. Our next gathering will take place at Corpus Christi Church on Saturday, January 12, 2019. All men are encouraged to take part.
December 9: 10:30 am Mass
R.C.I.A. RITE OF ACCEPTANCE 2018
Three officially began their Faith journeys last Sunday during the R.C.I.A. Rite of Acceptance during the 10:30 am Mass: Stephanie, Samantha and Tinhg. Our Parish prays for them as they discern their calling to join the Catholic Church. Our special thanks to their sponsors and to the members of our R.C.I.A. Formation Team: Judy Stankus, Janice Harasyn and Pauline Krupa.
’33 Days of Morning Glory Retreat’ MARIAN CONSECRATION CELEBRATION
The prayerful and joyful celebration of Marian Consecration which marked the successful conclusion of the ’33 Days of Morning Glory Retreat’, included the blessing and distribution of Miraculous medals and Certificates of completion. Many thanks to Lesley and Doug McClure for initiating, organizing and animating this retreat, with a special thanks to Lesley for sharing her musical talents with us and raising our hearts and minds to the Lord in songs that she composed for the occasion. (photos by Juliano Brusadin and Vijo Chittilappilly)
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
At this year’s festive luncheon our Catholic Women’s League Parish Council honoured two of its active members with the prestigious Maple Leaf Service Pin: Joanne Floen and Lisa Posmituk.
Years of Service Pins were also awarded to:
75 Year Pin – Patricia Hupka
65 Year Pin – Veronica Josefchak
60 Year Pin – Beth McMahon
50 Year Pin – Agnes Meader and Amelia Meady-Mutz
40 Year Pin – June Legros
25 Year Pin – Patti Cameron, Zita Skunta and Shirley Smykalski
10 Year Pin – Katherine Arnone, Ruth Hernandez, Noella Hrabok, Mary Sikela, Sophie Potapinski and Melanie Vrablik.
(photos by Gaetan Joubert).
MONTHLY MEN’S BREAKFAST GATHERING
23 participated in our second Men’s Breakfast gathering, held in the Cathedral Auditorium. Doug McClure hosted the event, Deacon Dennis McDermott supplied the music and our Guest speaker was Deacon Armand Danis and Vijo Chittilappilly took the photos. The group meets every First Saturday of each month at 8:30 am.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY ADVENT WREATH MAKING 2018
The children enjoyed making their own wreaths and then sharing in the blessing ceremony by sprinkling their own wreath with blessed water. Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped and to Leanne Joseph and Juliano Brusadin for these memorable photos.
BLESSING THE WREATHS AFTER HOLY COMMUNION
2018 PARISH BAZAAR
‘Stuffed Animals’ Prize winner, Berna Meyer, will donate them to the Children’s Special Olympics
Lottery Draw 1st Prize winner: Brian Pelizzari
CATHEDRAL REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND MASSES
On this 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, our Cathedral remembered the Service men and women who gave their lives in armed conflict. At sundown our steeple tolling bell was rung 100 times to commemorate the occasion.
November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3
“33 DAYS TO GLORY” SMALL GROUP MARIAN RETREAT
Many participants took part in the first session of this small group retreat. Many thanks to Lesley and Doug McClure for initiating this project and for animating all the sessions in the Cathedral’s Our Lady’s Chapel.
November 3/4 Weekend
ANNUAL PARISH MEMORIAL MASSES
At all our weekend Masses we remembered and prayed for our 49 parishioners who died this past year.