News & Notes – April 19, 2024

News & Notes – April 19, 2024

PARISH NEWS


This coming Sunday is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations! Have you or someone you know ever thought about being a priest? Connect with Fr. Alex Caulatti, CC, to learn more about the Companions of the Cross at companionscross.org


Come encounter Jesus in the Eucharist

Join us April 24 at 7:30pm for a night of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with Praise & Worship. The evening begins with Adoration, with a talk midway through. The sacrament of confession will be available beginning at 8:30pm.

Our April speaker is parishioner and CCO missionary Joseph Murphy.


THANK YOU – PARISH BREAKFAST

Thank you to all who made our Parish Breakfast such a great success! Breakfast was served to 300 total after the 9AM and 11AM Masses on April 7th. We give special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for shopping, cooking, and for doing the major cleanup, and to the Catholic Women’s League for organizing the venue, the service, and the baking with assistance from others in the parish. What a wonderful way to celebrate our parish Feast Day!


CWL SPECIAL MASS

If you are interested in attending, please email Connie at conduff@sympatico.ca


Registration is nearly full! Our Scuba Summer Camp will run from July 22-26, 2024. Each day, kids will dive deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God through skits, science experiments, bible adventures, games and snacks, and more!

If you have grandkids, this is a great way to help them learn about God in a fun and interactive environment.

July 22 – 26 from 9am – 12pm

Ages 4 – 10 | $45 per child

Youth going into grades 6+ can join our SCUBA team as volunteers! Register using the link above.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES


theCode Book and Bake Sale

theCode Book and Bake Sale at OneWay Ministries from May 9th to 11th is a great opportunity to stock up on faith literature (fiction and non-fiction) while connecting with other brothers and sisters in Christ. There are special hours for specific groups (Moms, youth, etc), so check out the schedule to learn more.



ROAD TO PENTECOST

Join the Servants of the Cross as we prepare for the feast of Pentecost with a virtual Pentecost Novena and a book reading of the inspiring book: The Cross and the Switchblade. The Cross and the Switchblade is the story of a country preacher who, step by step, answered a call to do greater things than Jesus did. If you have a hard time “crossing that chicken line” and believing his call on your life, join us for this transformational weekend.

FUN FACT: Did you know that this book was read during that infamous retreat weekend in Duquesne University, that the experience propelled renewal in the Catholic Church back in 1967? Come Holy Spirit!

Let’s meet over a weekend and read this amazing book together! We don’t need to be chickens anymore; let’s share the Gospel with all those we meet.

Saturday, May 11th – 10:00am -3:45pm (Lunch included)
Sunday May 12th – 12:00pm – 4:45pm

Venue: St. Augustine’s Parish
Cost: Free

Register on our website: https://servantsofthecross.ca/empower/road-to-pentecost/


PENTECOST RETREAT

Let’s come together for the birthday of our Church – Pentecost! Archbishop Marcel Damphousse will celebrate the Servants of the Cross Vigil Mass. Among the many speakers, Bishop Yvan Matthieu will bless us with a talk on the scriptural basis for evangelization. Filled afresh with the Spirit, we will go out on mission from the retreat.

Friday, May 17th (6:30 – 9:00pm)

Saturday, May 18th, (9:45am – 9:30pm)

Meals: Lunch and Supper are provided.

Venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish
Cost: $35 dollars per person OR $60 per couple
Registration: https://servantsofthecross.regfox.com/pentecost-retre