NEW SERIES ‘CALLED TO SERVE’ HIGHLIGHTS VOCATION STORIES
In this new series “Called to Serve” we profile various people who God has called to serve the Church in many different ways – Deacons, Priests, Bishops, Religious Sisters and Brothers and Lay Men & Women. In each episode, we highlight the journey of what it’s like to be called by God, and discover the grace God grants to those He calls. In this first episode, we profile Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, and Archbishop-Elect of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. Bishop Damphousse shares when he knew that God was calling him to serve the Church as a priest, the joys and struggles he faced, and what he is looking forward to in his new appointment as Archbishop. This episode is available here: https://youtu.be/WV1z2Mx6icU
LETTER TO CHRIST FAITHFUL– APRIL 27, 2020
Dear Brothers and sisters:
Bishop Damphousse is encouraging priests to go outside the church and into the community with the Blessed Sacrament. There is a two-fold objective: 1) to bring the glorified Jesus to the people to feed their faith and devotion; 2) to fight the coronavirus pandemic and call on Christ’s protection over our lives.
At the conclusion of the live-streaming of the Mass on Sunday, May 3, Fr. Raymond and Deacon Roland will be available to give you a blessing with the Blessed Sacrament from 11:30 am. to 1:00 pm. in the parking lot between the church building and Christ the King Center.
If you wish to receive a blessing, please drive into the parking lot. We ask that you do not get out of your car.
I hope that as many of you as possible will participate in this opportunity to give public witness to our faith during these turbulent times.
Fr. Raymond Akkor
PARISH NEWS – APRIL 2020
1.In Sincere Appreciation – Special thanks are extended to all those who participated in the live streaming of Holy Week Masses / Services. Your positive feedback has been greatly appreciated!
2.Weekday Masses – Effective this Thursday (April16), Christ the King will continue live streaming of all Weekday (Tuesday to Saturday inclusive) Masses. Rosary, Adoration and Benediction will take place at 11:30 am. The celebration of the Eucharist will follow at 12:05 pm. Please note that there is NO Mass on Saturday at 5:00 pm.
3.Sunday Mass – Effective this Sunday (April 19) Mass will be live streamed at 10:15 am.
4. Divine Mercy Sunday – The Second Sunday of Easter is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be live streamed on Sunday April 19 at 3:00 pm.
5.Mass Intentions – Since Mass will continue to be celebrated and live streamed during this period of church closures, individuals are welcome to submit Mass Intentions. Anyone who would like to request a Mass Intention is to contact the Parish Office (705-674-6447) to select an appropriate date. Mass Intentions scheduled for Mondays will be remembered during Fr. Raymond’s private Mass on that day.
6.Parish Financial Support – Thank you to all those who have continued to forward their weekly offerings during the past month. If you wish to continue your weekly support of your parish, there are three options available.
- Mail your donation to the Parish Office (21 Ste-Anne Road, Box 787, Sudbury ON P3E 4S1)
- Hand deliver your donation. Place your envelope in the mail slot in the front door of the Rectory (white porch).
- Telephone the Parish Office (705-674-6447) and make arrangements to participate in the Pre-approved Debit Program (PADP).
Your generosity and your commitment to our parish are greatly appreciated!
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2020
Sunday, April 5, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at 10:15 am.
Monday, April 6, Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8
Thursday, April 9, The Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Holy Thursday at 7:00 pm.
Friday, April 10, The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: Good Friday at 3:00 pm.
Saturday, April 11, The Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Vigil at 7:00 pm.
Sunday, April 12, The Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Sunday at 10:15 am.
COVID-19 crisis: what happens to the Share Lent campaign?
Responding to the COVID-19 situation, Development and Peace has cancelled or deferred all in-person activities for its Share Lent campaign. It is now working on a virtual Share Lent 2020 campaign to create resources for experiencing and expressing Lenten spirituality and solidarity online.
Church closures are diminishing the Lenten parish collections that Development and Peace needs to help millions around the world. Meanwhile, the pandemic is compounding the hardship of vulnerable communities in the Global South. To meet their growing needs, Development and Peace is accepting donations by mail, on the phone and online.
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At the Easter Vigil, March 31, 2019 we welcomed to new members to our faith.
Click here for images from that blessed evening.