40 Days for Life 2020

Help save lives by praying for an end to abortion from

40 Days for Life will be holding a Campaign of prayer, fasting and witness from September 23 to November 5.
Daily hours are from 7 am until 7 pm. The location is as in previous years across from Freeport Hospital. We are asking that you prayerfully consider signing up for one hour per week or as you are able at www.40daysforlife.com/kitchener or call Patrick or Rita at 519-748-5548 for more information. Thank you for your support of the unborn.

The campaign began in 1998 in Bryan/College Station, Texas where the first Planned Parenthood abortion clinic opened. From there this pro-life movement has spread to “hundreds of cities in dozens of countries” and continues to save lives and change the hearts of those it reaches. You can learn more about the background and mission of 40 Days for Life on their website: www.40daysforlife.com.

Thank you for supporting life!

Season of Creation with Pope Francis

During this Season of Creation (September 1 to October 4) Pope Francis is emphasizing that “all forms of life are interconnected” and “our health depends on that of the ecosystems that God created and entrusted to us to care for.”

The Pope calls us to contemplation of our common home as the best way to combat its misuse. “A distorted interpretation of biblical texts on creation has contributed to this misinterpretation, which leads to the exploitation of the earth to the point of suffocating it.” “We believe that we are at the centre, claiming to occupy God’s place; and so we ruin the harmony of His design. We become predators, forgetting our vocation as custodians of life.”

These quotes are all taken from an article called Pope Francis: Become guardians of life and earth with contemplation and care by Vatican News that you can access here.

Vatican News has several other articles on the Season of Creation and Pope Francis which you can browse through here.  As St. Francis of Assisi Parish let us read, contemplate, pray and take action to care for our common home.

1st Communion & Confirmation Registration

If your child is in Grade 2 this year and they would like to receive the Sacrament of 1st Communion, or if they are in Grade 7 and wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, rest assured we are making plans to offer these Sacraments in 2021.

Because of COVID-19 the preparation program will look different and rely more heavily on the excellent education programs offered in our Catholic schools, or through the Correspondence program offered by Hamilton Diocese.  There will still be some virtual parent meetings and homework for the candidates, but all that will start in the new year.

For now, please register for the sacraments so we know how many candidates to expect and we can plan our programs accordingly.  Registration forms are below and if you need a printed copy please email rfisher@hamiltondiocese.com or call the parish office at 519-745-7301 and we would be happy to print you a copy to pick up.

 

 

 

Tour de France: Evangelization on Two Wheels

Word on Fire Archives - Word on FireManny Marquez is a writer for the Word on Fire blog.

In his blog yesterday he wrote that while watching the Tour de France broadcast he was moved to tears when an announcer referenced the Lady of Salette sanctuary along the race route.  Find out what moved Mr. Marquez in this way and learn about the connection between the discipline of sport and living a life of faith by reading the whole blog:
Tour de France: Evangelization on Two Wheels.