September 30th has been designated as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a solemn day to remember those affected by the residential school system and to pray for healing and reconciliation for us all. On Sept. 30 our 9:00am Mass will be offered for the intentions of Truth and Reconciliation.
From September 22 to 30 we invite everyone in the parish to pray a Novena to the Martyrs for those hurt by residential schools. Click the button below to access the novena online, or call the parish office if you need a copy printed for you. Thank you for adding your prayers to ours for our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
All are invited to join St. Jerome’s University’s Fall 2021 series of Lectures in Catholic Experience which will take place virtually.
The first lecture will feature Michael E. O’Sullivan, a Professor of History at Marist College. His lecture is entitled, Apocalypse and Salvation: Faith in Catholic Miracles in Twentieth-Century Germany and will take place on Friday September 24th at 7:30 pm. See the LCE website for more information and the link to attend the lecture.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features the stories of athletes who have made a difference in their sport, in their communities and in this nation. As well as the physical museum there is also a Virtual Museum which features many of the exhibits for us to enjoy at home.
One section is dedicated to Indigenous Athletes, and focuses on Tom Cogwagee Longboat of the Onondaga First Nation who was an award winning long-distance runner, and twin sisters Sharon & Shirley Firth from Aklavik, Northwest Territories who won numerous awards for cross-country skiing. We invite you today to visit the Virtual Museum and learn more about these incredible athletes who overcame so many obstacles to become inspirations for all of us Canadians.
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith?
Join Bishop Wayne Lobsinger for “Evenings with His Excellency” on the second Friday of each month, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Canadian Martyrs Church, Hamilton, or watch live online. Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. There is no registration, no fee and no homework. Come ready to learn and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask about our Catholic Faith.
The first Evening with His Excellency is September 10th, tonight!. Click the button below to watch online beginning at 7pm.