World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, we Pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Click the button below for Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Are you called to the priesthood or religious life? Check out the Congregation of the Resurrection Vocation Culture website by clicking below.

Music Ministers Lenten Retreat

For those who were unable to join in the Diocese’ Music Minister’s Retreat this past Lent, you may enjoy watching the video below. There is a lot of preparation and prayer involved in Music Ministry, and those who are not in the choir or musicians who play at the church may find it interesting to learn what all goes on behind the scenes. Bishop Wayne Lobsinger spoke very eloquently and passionately about the important of music in liturgy, and the importance of prayerful preparation for leading that music. Enjoy!

COVID Reflection #3 – Fr. Paul

Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, our former pastor and now Superior General of the Congregation of the Resurrection, living and working in Rome, has been participating in a COVID reflection group online. Fr. Paul is now sharing four reflections that he wrote for this group, each based on a quote from Pope Francis. Every Thursday on our parish website, from April 8 – 29, we will feature one of these reflections. We hope they may help all of us who find the pandemic increasingly challenging to see how these times of darkness can lead to conversion and light.

Today’s reflection is based on the following quote:

There is a need for a new Copernican revolution that puts the economy at the service of men and women…

Pope Francis

Chrism Mass highlights

Many of us travel each year to Hamilton to the Cathedral of Christ the King to participate in the Diocese Chrism Mass, where priests renew their vows and the sacred oils for the entire diocese are blessed and consecrated. As with last year only some priests were able to attend this year, due to COVID. The diocese has made available some highlights of the Mass which you can see by clicking the picture below.

COVID Reflection #2 – Fr. Paul

Fr. Paul Voisin, CR, our former pastor and now Superior General of the Congregation of the Resurrection, living and working in Rome, has been participating in a COVID reflection group online. Fr. Paul is now sharing four reflections that he wrote for this group, each based on a quote from Pope Francis. Every Thursday on our parish website, from April 8 – 29, we will feature one of these reflections. We hope they may help all of us who find the pandemic increasingly challenging to see how these times of darkness can lead to conversion and light.

Today’s reflection is based on the following concept from Pope Francis:

COVID as a Lenten experience of conversion

Pope Francis