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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.
IN PARISHES NOW
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
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
is seeking new Board Members who possess appropriate experience and skills and who are willing to be actively involved in steering this Society to meet the needs of the Kingston community. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Judy Fyfe, Executive Director at 613-546-3333.
The Rite of Election with Catechumens
and The Rite of Calling Baptized Candidates
to Lenten Renewal
Sunday, 22 February 2015 @ 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston
Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with Catechumens from Kingston Archdiocese.
At the same celebration, all baptized Candidates
seeking Full Communion with the Catholic Church
will be called to Lenten Renewal.
All Parishioners are welcome to attend this special event
and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith.
Refreshments will be served afterwards
at St. Mary’s Parish Centre
Young adults from our Archdiocese attending World Youth Day in Poland 2016, are planning an exciting fundraising initiative. They will be compiling a “Cooking with the Saints” recipe book with original and cultural recipes from parishioners in our Archdiocese. If you have a baked good, meal, soup, cultural dish, etc. that you would like to submit to be part of this Archdiocesan cookbook please email recipe to Nadia Gundert at email@example.com or mail to 390 Palace Rd. Kingston, ON K7L 4T3 by February 28. Please ensure that you indicate your name and what nationality the cultural dish is from if applicable. The cookbook will be available for purchase throughout the Archdiocese later this year. Thank you for your support!
on Five Years of Action
Earthquake in Haiti
January 12, 2015
Message from Archbishop O'Brien
13 January 2015
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
As a member of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, I want to encourage parishioners to keep in mind the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will be celebrated January 18-25, 2015.
May we join with people around the world who are praying and reflecting on Christ’s desire that all may be one.
TRINITY WALL STREET 44th INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
“Creating Common Good”
This year’s conference takes on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality.
The speakers and workshops will provide us with hopeful, practical tools we can use to make a positive economic impact.
Friday Jan 30 from 7pm-9pm
Saturday Jan 31 from 9am-4pm.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church
236 Nelson St., Kingston
Saturday includes refreshments & lunch.
Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple. Pre-register at: http://creatingcommongood.brownpapertickets.com.
Contact Mary at 613 386-3931 for additional information or if you do not have internet to register.
Archdiocese of Kingston (RC)
Diocese of Ontario (Anglican)
Justice & Peace Commission