World Day of the Poor 2018

November 17/18, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, is the World Day of the Poor. According to the Canadian government, 1,900,000 Canadian families struggle every day to make ends meet. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked to focus this World Day of the Poor on the amazing work that the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul does in Canada, and in our specific communities.

In the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, our tradition is to avoid judging and to serve people with love, respect, justice and joy. In response to Pope Francis’ appeal, we invite you to work with the members of the local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and give a hand, either by participating in our special collection of food supplies on the weekend of Nov. 17/18, by learning more about volunteering. and, of course, financial help is always appreciated as well. You may donate to the St. Francis Conference of the Society, or directly to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, via the official website, at www.ssvp.ca.

Learn more about the society in the video below:

Christmas Bazaar!

Join us on Sat. November 10th for our Annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:30 am – 2pm. Children’s Activities, Baking, Pies Galore, Crafts, Games, Draws, Tea Room, Crepes, even Santa will visit at 10:30am! Donations are gratefully accepted on Fri. Nov. 9 from 9:30am to 9pm. If you would like to volunteer please call the parish office.

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi