Recent Events Photos
Beginning with the most recent events…
Catholic Men’s Luncheon
Romano Taddeo was the guest speaker at this Catholic Men’s Luncheon. He spoke about the Diocesan “Least Known Ministry”: The Diocesan Office Of Refugee Settlement (D.O.O.R.S.).
Mass of the RCIA Rite of Election
Catechumens and Candidates from the Cathedral and from St. Theresa Parish in Kakabeka Falls took part in this annual Diocesan celebration of Faith journeys
February 24 (for 10 weeks)
Divine Mercy Lenten Retreat begins
An enthusiastic group of 34 people representing 10 parishes began our Lenten Retreat last Monday in Our Lady’s Chapel. The evening included an inspiring video presentation, followed by lively small group discussions and the singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
There is still time and space to join us. Contact: Doug McClure: 807-708-4143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 23 and Ongoing
First Communion Classes for the Children
We thank Pam, Joleene, Theresa and Mara for volunteering to teach the children of our Parish for these two special events in their Faith lives.
Classes will continue during the 10:30 am Sunday Masses as follows:
March 1, 8, 22, 29; April 5, 19.
No Classes: March 15th & April 12th.
First Confession Day: April 25th: 3 pm
First Holy Communion Day: April 26th: 10:30 am
Pancake Sunday Breakfast for ‘Mardi Gras’
Thanks to all for supporting the well attended Pancake Breakfast last Sunday. Special thanks to the members of the Parish Council, the Knights of Columbus Council 1447, Cheryl Bickford for the great decorations and the Parish volunteers for all their help.
Joan Joubert, Parish Council Chair
Cards and Visit for Sister Dolores in North Bay
A few weeks ago, Deacon Derek and Linda West visited Sister Dolores Turgeon, csj who recently moved to St. Joseph’s Mother house in North Bay. During the visit they presented Sister with the many cards and good wishes of her fellow St. Pat’s Parishioners. She was very moved when she saw the big box of cards for her and was overjoyed to read all the notes and kind remarks from her well wishers.
She sends her many thanks to the many who included their names and good wishes on the cards and she wants to let everyone know. “that she is thinking of them and sends hugs to all!”
We also re-iterate our best wishes to Sister and we thank Linda and Derek for visiting her and for delivering our greetings to her.
‘Mercy and Works’ Final Session Commitments
The Works of Mercy Retreat concluded last Monday with the selection of these 4 projects to be implemented by the participants and their groups of volunteers, (group leaders, included):
1. Sponsor a special Monthly Mass for the deceased – Deacon Derek West;
2. Visit prisoners including worship, testimony and Marian Consecration- Jillian and Craig Town;
3. Support the Food Drives for the Hungry – Reino Pitkanen, and;
4. Promote Right to Life/Rachel’s Vineyard – Jocelyn Matson
Others will be invited to join in.
Monthly Catholic Men’s Luncheon
Over 42 men from a number of different Parishes participated in this month’s luncheon/conference at the Da Vinci Centre. Our March meeting will feature Romano Taddeo, who will speak on the Diocesan Office of Refugee Resettlement (D.O.O.R.S.).
February 1 & 2
The Presentation of the Lord / Blessing of Candles at All Masses
The traditional blessing of candles took place at all weekend Masses to commemorate the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas Day). At the 12:10 pm Anointing of the Sick Mass on February 1st, blessed candles were distributed to all who were present.
January 25 & 26
Annual C.W.L. Membership Weekend Masses
and Blessing of the Statue of St. Anne on January 26 at 10:30 am
The Statue of St. Anne, which was donated by the Catholic Women’s League of our Parish was blessed during the 10:30 am Mass by Father Stilla. The children in attendance also assisted with the blessing.
January 19: 3:00 pm
Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service
The parishioners and clergy of our four neighbourhood churches joined together last Sunday at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in a chorus of prayer and song for harmony and Christian unity. The Theme which was ‘Christian Hospitality’ centered around the voyage of St. Paul to Malta.
January 13 (ongoing to May)
‘Wisdom and Works’ Parish Retreat
January 8: Noon – 1:30 pm
Catholic Men’s Luncheon
More than 45 took part in the Catholic Men’s Luncheon at the Da Vinci that featured Dr. Jack Haggarty as the keynote speaker. Many thanks to Don Blaquiere and Doug McClure for taking these photos.