July 31st Notices

August Long Weekend
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, August 1st. Only one Mass will be celebrated on at 9:00am on August 1st, after which the church will close. Regularly scheduled confessions are also cancelled.
Loose Handrails at East Entrance

The University of St. Michael’s College has arranged for a contractor to repair the loose handrails at the east church entrance, beginning soon. The East Entrance will be closed first, and repairs will be made to the stones/sealing as well as the railing. Once completed and reopened, the West Entrance will then be closed and stones will be repaired.  As always, the parish office entrance will be open during all Mass times.

We thank you for your patience as you navigate the stairway closures.

If you’re Happy and You Know It — A Gratitude Retreat
August 5-7
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre
Niagara Falls, ON

True happiness is an internal job. It’s a conscious choice to focus on the positive and free ourselves from negative thinking. Follow your heart to a weekend at Mount Carmel and take yourself on a life journey to nourish, embrace and celebrate all that you are. Learn how to strengthen your foundation of happiness, and how it can help to build a lifetime of laughter and joy. When we search for the path to happiness we find that gratitude and happiness are closely linked. Discover how the simple practice of gratitude allows us to reclaim our inner happiness so we can be our best self. “Be grateful for the big things, the little things, and everything in between, and happiness will follow.”

Presenter Bio available at www.annaracine.org

 

Upcoming 2nd Collection: Canadian Missions
There will be a second collection for Canadian Missions on August 13-14. Catholic Missions in Canada and the selected dioceses in Northern Canada will benefit from your generosity to sustain and extend the Catholic faith to isolated, poor and hard-to reach mission areas in our country.

Thank you for your support of this important work!

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Are you, or someone you know, interested in joining the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or R.C.I.A., is the process by which:

  • a person who is not a baptized Christian can become Roman Catholic;
  • a person who is baptized in another Christian denomination can be received into the Roman Catholic Church; or
  • a person who was baptized in the Roman Catholic church can complete their initiation through the sacrament of Confirmation.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact [email protected].