We, the community
of God's People
in the Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Kingston,
united by the Holy Spirit
with lives rooted in the Gospel,
proclaim with joy
the resurrection of Christ
as followers of
the Risen Lord,
under the patronage of
the Mother of God,
dedicate our lives
in Christian service
especially those in most need.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL (C-356)
The Executive of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has alerted the Canadian bishops to a debate and vote in Parliament concerning a national strategy to combat dementia in Canada.
The Private Member’s Bill (C-356), The National Strategy for Dementia Act, was introduced by Claude Gravelle, the Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, and calls on the Government of Canada to increase funding for research; to promote earlier diagnosis and intervention; to strengthen the integration of primary, home, and community care; to enhance the skills and training of the dementia workforce, and to improve support for caregivers.
I ask you to publicize this initiative in your parish bulletins, encouraging your parishioners to contact their local Member of Parliament if they support Bill C-356.
HOTEL DIEU HOSPITAL
The Hotel Dieu Hospital Spiritual and Religious Care Department is looking for donations of synthetic yarn. Our crafters continue to make prayer shawls and afghans, which are always very well received by those to whom they are given. Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Spiritual and Religious Care office (room 391 on Sydenham 3) Mondays –Thursdays from 8:30 -12:30. Contact number 613-544-3400 ext. 2231.The Hotel Dieu Hospital Spiritual and Religious Care Department is looking for donations of synthetic yarn. Our crafters continue to make prayer shawls and afghans, which are always very well received by those to whom they are given. Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Spiritual and Religious Care office (room 391 on Sydenham 3) Mondays –Thursdays from 8:30 -12:30. Contact number 613-544-3400 ext. 2231.
Providence Manor needs volunteers from parishes in the Archdiocese of Kingston to assist Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs in the following ways:
- A male volunteer to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home.
- Assist residents going to and from Mass at the Manor on Tuesday – Friday (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon), which includes pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside residents who require assistance/supervision.
- Help coordinate with one of Providence Manor’s residents a Rosary Group that meets daily at 4:00 p.m. to say the Rosary together.
- Be part of the team that serves the 107 Roman Catholic Residents as an Extraordinary Minister for the Distribution of Holy Communion, especially to Residents who are unable to attend Mass.
Please contact Danielle Gowdy, Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services at Providence Manor at 613-548-7222, ext. 3141
IN PARISHES NOW
TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Ordained to the
SATURDAY, 18 APRIL 2015 @10:30 a.m.
St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston
Deacon Quirk is a former Anglican priest who was received into the Catholic Church in 2009. He has been preparing for ordination as a Catholic priest since 2011, completing his studies through St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate on December 6, 2014, and, with the permission of the Holy See, he is now to be ordained to the ministerial priesthood.
Since December, he has been providing diaconal ministry in the parishes of Holy Family and St. John the Apostle in Kingston He and his wife, Marnie, and their five children live in Kingston, where Deacon Quirk is a doctoral candidate in history at Queen’s University.
The CCCB has notified us that Salt+Light Television will be providing live coverage of the funeral of His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, which is being held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. The CCCB website (www.cccb.ca) will carry the live feed from Salt+Light.
Message from Archbishop O’Brien
I would like to thank all those who participated in the online survey in preparation for the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the contemporary world. Seventy-six responses were received from individuals and a few groups. The results have been sent to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and will be incorporated into the response of the CCCB to the Synod Secretariat.
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE THIRTIETH WORLD YOUTH DAY
Liturgical Guitarist Workshop
Saturday, 30 May 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Providence Spirituality Centre
(1200 Princess Street)
Are you currently involved in music ministry as a guitarist?
Perhaps you are sitting in a pew, but wishing to become involved as a guitarist at your parish?
This workshop is directed at you!
This “hands-on” workshop
will focus on the unique challenges
of guitarists in music ministry.
ALL SKILL LEVELS welcome!
Bring your guitar, your CBW III, and your enthusiasm!
Your $30 Registration fee
includes lunch and two nutrition breaks.
Limited space, so be sure to register early.
Hosted by the Archdiocese of Kingston Liturgy Office.
Facilitated by Greg De Souza and Michael Gauthier from the Summer School for Liturgical Musicians.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
OVERVIEW OF THE DAY
More information: Sharon
On Monday, 23 February 2015
Ministry of Education released its revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum.
Cardinal Collins, as the President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, issued the following statement along with an information piece entitled: "Frequently Asked Questions."
Statement from Cardinal Collins
Frequently Asked Questions
on Five Years of Action
Earthquake in Haiti
January 12, 2015