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390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON, phone 613.548.4461, fax 613.548.4744

Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:08 AM

 

 



 

REST IN PEACE

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Fr. Lloyd Cummings
1 February 1929 - 26 July 2016

The details regarding the Visitation, Mass of Christian Burial,
and Interment are as follows:

VISITATION   
St. Edward Roman Catholic Church
11 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
(613) 273-2806
Friday,  29 July 2016  
    Visitation 2:00 - 4:00 AND 7:00 - 9:00
Vigil Service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday,  30 July 2016
    Visitation   9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
      
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
   St. Edward Roman Catholic Church
11 Concession Street, Westport, Ontario
(613) 273-2806
    Saturday,  30 July 2016 @11:00 a.m.

INTERMENT
St. Edward Cemetery
Westport, Ontario

Let us remember Fr. Cummings and his family
at Mass and in our prayers.


APPOINTMENT
COORDINATOR OF THE OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mary-Jo Mackinnon-Simms
6 September 2016


WORLD YOUTH DAY
CANADIAN NATIONAL GATHERING
JULY 26

Information from Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CCCB National Coordinator for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. The gathering brought together over 3500 young Canadians from every province in the country. The celebration was presided by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada. The Canadian Ambassador to Poland and the Consul General were also present and addressed the youth during the celebration.
VIDEO LINK

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photo by Mike Gundert

OUR WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS

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photo: Sharon Buffett
photo slide-show

World Youth Day takes place in Krakow, Poland from July 25-31.
There are 31 pilgrims attending with the Archdiocesan Youth Office, as well as youth from our archdiocese that are attending individually or with other pilgrim groups. We will certainly be holding the Archdiocese of Kingston in our prayers and would ask that you pray for us as well!
You can watch the highlights of what is taking place in Poland during WYD on Salt & Light TV and EWTN (cable and online streaming). You can also follow the Archdiocesan group’s pilgrimage on Twitter at @archkingstonwyd or on Facebook @archdioceseofkingstonyouthoffice

WYD 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 PRAYER
God, merciful Father, in your Son,
Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit,
the Comforter,
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world
and of every man and woman”.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation:
guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths
of the world today and give them the grace
to reap abundant fruits from their
experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
Heavenly Father,
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who feel indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
Allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.   Amen.

ETWN link to WORLD YOUTH DAY

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS
effective 11 August 2016:

Rev. Stanley Alanen
is retiring as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Amherstview,
and the mission of St. Linus, Bath.

Rev. Timothy Shea
is appointed Pastor of the parish of Blessed Sacrament, Amherstview,
and the mission of St. Linus, Bath.

Rev. Robert Chisholm
is appointed Pastor of the parish of St. Gregory the Great, Picton,
and the  mission of St. Frances of Rome, Wellington.

Rev. Charles McDermott
is appointed Pastor of the parish of St. Joseph, Belleville.

Rev. Stéphane Pouliot
is appointed Administrator of the parishes of St. Anthony of Padua, Centreville,
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Enterprise,
and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Erinsville,
and will provide part-time pastoral ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Rev. Thomas Thazhappally, OSH,
is appointed Administrator of the parish of St. Mary, Morrisburg,
and the mission of St. Cecilia, Iroquois.

Rev. Donald Oberwarth
will provide part-time pastoral ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral
in addition to his current responsibilities as
Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bedford,
and the mission of St. James Major, Sharbot Lake.

 


RETIREMENT GATHERING FOR

Margie Ann McKinnon
28 June 2016

MARGIE ANN
photo by Sharon Buffett
PHOTO GALLERY

MARGIE ANN'S RETIREMENT PRESENTATION


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photo: Sharon Buffett
LEGION OF MARY PROCESSION THROUGH THE HOLY DOORS
AT ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL
SLIDE-SHOW


KOFC - MAY 2016
Photo by Fred Happy
Slide Show


Support for Fort McMurray

The community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been devastated in the past week by wildfires that have destroyed over 2,000 buildings, severely compromised its infrastructure, and forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people.  The victims of this disaster are in need of financial support to rebuild their homes and their lives. The Red Cross is collecting donations for the victims, and each donation is being matched by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta.  Financial contributions can be made online at donate@redcross.ca; or by telephone at 1-800-418-1111.  Tax receipts are issued as soon as a donation is made.  Please give generously and keep the people of Fort McMurray in your prayers. 


Brief from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-14


MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP O'BRIEN

In relation to Bill C-14, the federal legislation concerning physician-assisted suicide, I want to draw your attention to an important initiative of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada to promote end-of-life care that is truly compassionate. 

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the CWL encourages you to participate in 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care.  A promotional poster is included with this transmission.

Information and resources for the 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care, including prayers and reflections, can be found on the CWL website at www.cwl.ca.

EVERY LIFE MATTERS

The issues of suffering and of preparing for death touch every one of us. How do we respond as followers of Jesus Christ? In the Archdiocese of Edmonton we are undertaking a special initiative to help one another explore deeply our Catholic stance against assisted suicide and euthanasia. In this video, Archbishop Richard Smith extends a personal invitation to people of the Archdiocese to attend a series of conversations on this important subject.

Sun. Apr. 3 @  4:30 pm - 'What's it all about?'
Tues. Apr. 5  @   9:00 pm -  'What's wrong with assisted suicide & euthanasia?'
Sun. Apr. 10  @ 4:30 pm -  'It's my body, my choice.'
Tues. Apr. 12 @  9:00 pm -  'I don't want to suffer.'
Wed. Apr. 13 @  9:00 pm - 'What must we do?'

DECLARATION ON EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE

This past October, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.  At the time of its release, the Declaration had been signed by 56 faith leaders across Canada.  These signatories, including the CCCB, are now making a concerted effort to obtain signatures from a wide spectrum of Canadians who agree with the principles outlined in the Declaration.  You are invited to show your support for this initiative.  The Declaration and signatory option can be accessed at the following link:www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca

Assisted suicide – protect the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

By June 2016, the Government of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide.  The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience is making an urgent appeal for your help.  This group of like-minded partners, which includes 5,000 doctors across Canada, is committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities.  You are invited to visit the Coalition’s website, for more information and to show your support.  Through the website, you can write directly to your Member of Parliament to express your concerns.  Since there is a tight timeline for the development of this legislation, you are asked to take action no later than April 1, 2016.

91 DAYS OF HOPE