Friday, 27 November 2020
Sunday, November 29th, we begin the season of Advent by celebrating the 1st Sunday of Advent. Advent is our time of preparation and time of waiting for the coming of Jesus. It is a rich and powerful season of the Church year.
We often miss Advent's power because these December weeks are full of secular Christmas parties and preparations for Christmas. Each year, the busyness of this season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that truly prepares us for the celebration of Christmas, with all its meaning.
We must see through the eyes of Faith when we look at our Advent preparations for Christmas rather than the screen of Society. The computer screen, the phone screen, the tv screen or the movie screen.Through eyes of Faith, we see the birth of the Christ-child, Emmanuel, Prince of Peace. We see those in need, the homeless and the hungry. The screens only block our view of the truth and keep us separated from what is real. During this Advent Season make special effort to put down, turn off or close out the screen when you are able and connect with family and the Christ child.
Let us begin with the sign of our faith.
the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
1st Week of Advent, Hope
2nd Week of Advent, Love
3rd Week of Advent, Joy
4th Week of Advent, Peace
Advent Prayer for Families
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Good Shepherd's Confirmation registration is now open. Registrations are being accepted now with the preparation small groups to begin in early 2021. Students and families can find more information at GetConfirmed.ca
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Friday, 30 October 2020
November 1-7, 2020
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
These Covid times have changed so many things for us and we are experiencing things in a different way right now, that's for sure!! One of the things that might be challenged but doesn't have to change is our FAITH!!
Included in this post are the online happenings and the in-person happenings at our local parishes. And man... they have been hard at work putting together so many things for their faith communities.
Take the opportunity to pop in, join, scroll or twitch !!
St. Anne's Parish
On facebook, we livestream Masses, the family rosary, periodic "shows" by our priests etc....)
Good Shepherd Parish
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AV Team – Great opportunities for high school students to volunteer
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Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Pope Francis on the death of George Floyd: We cannot tolerate racism and claim to defend life
Sunday, 31 May 2020
This is not your average youth group event. This one-hour event happens at your home with 15 other teens. You will not want to miss this "Monster Tea Party".
Friday, 22 May 2020
A Year of Prayer
A year ago at the Mass of Chrism, Bishop Fabbro announced that beginning on Pentecost Sunday, 9 June 2019, and lasting until the next Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 2020, we would observe a special Year of Prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our diocese as we seek to be “a mission-oriented Church that forms disciples of Jesus”.
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were all together “in one place”. We cannot be together physically during the pandemic, but we can be united spiritually during these days which are meant to be an intense preparation for the Great Feast of Pentecost.
Bishop Fabbro is asking that we mark these days, which will bring to a conclusion our Year of Prayer, by a novena to the Holy Spirit. The novena will begin on Friday, 22 May, and continue until Saturday, 30 May, the Vigil of Pentecost. His hope is that all the faithful of our diocese, all our parishes and our families will unite in prayer each day of the novena, and that all of us will include in the different prayers we use, a daily recitation of the common prayer for the Year of Prayer (below).
Link to the Bishop's letter
A Letter from Bishop Fabbro