News & Views (Page 26)

Family Night

Our last family night brought some beautiful things to our community: we saw the young and old coming together. I had the pleasure of witnessing several building of new relationships and collaborations; people who have been in the parish for a long time are getting to know each other more. And all of this done as we prayed and enjoyed delicious cuisines from different countries. The night ended with a wonderful time of adoration. My hope is for continual growth…

Pope’s Message for World Day of the Sick

February 11 The theme for this year is: Come to me all who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28 We have printed out some copies for you. You can pick them up in the foyer or at the back of the Church. To commemorate this day, we will be having a Mass & Annointing of the Sick in St. John Vianney Church at 10:30am. Everyone is invited, especially the sick, the shut-ins and the…

Gratitude: Re – Family Night

Thanks to Fatima, to the different countries who prepared the food and for all who came. ~ Fr. Obi I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those in attendance of our last Family Night. A special thanks goes to those representatives & cooks from Italy, Portugal, Nigeria, Philippines & Korea; and for the CWL for up keeping Canada while everyone was out of the country! ~ Fatima

K of C Corner: Global Wheelchair Mission

In an effort to change the lives of people with disabilities worldwide & in Partnership with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, the Knights have been working hard to raise funds to support this noble cause. To date, 50 wheelchairs have been purchased through local donations. We thank you for your donation. Presently, the focus of our parish and diocese is on the Pilgrimage of Faith Appeal which help in many ministries in our diocese/parish. So, we will be revisiting the Global…

Pilgrimage of Faith Campaign

Our Pilgrimage of Faith Appeal is now underway in our parish – We are grateful to all those who have donated. Each and every gift is important. Someone once said, ‘when I write a cheque, I’m writing it to Jesus and I know the purpose for which I donate will be fulfilled.’ Like the Magi, your donation is your gold to Jesus Thank you! Diocesan Goal Parish Goal Total St. Ann $36,150 $25,000 $61,150 St. John Vianney $14,400 $30,000 $44,400…

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Also designated as World Day for Consecrated Life February 2nd is a special day. It is the 40th Day after Christmas. On this day, Jesus is presented in the Temple, and the Church also celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. Traditionally, we have the blessing of candles and procession to mark this day. So, come with your candle for blessing! In St. John Vianney, blessing of candles will be in the hall. In St. Ann, blessing of candles will be…

Family Nights 2020

Our Family Nights which is held every 3rd Sunday of the month will be alternated each month between St. Ann and St. John Vianney. Events begin at 4:30pm. Supper at 5:15pm and Mass at 6pm. Some months we may begin at 4pm. Watch the bulletin for details each month. Mass: 6pm Mass is usually at St. Ann. But this year, it will alternate between both parishes. Whenever Family Night is at St. John Vianney, 6pm Mass will be celebrated there,…

Upcoming Liturgical Workshop

My dear friends, the Eucharistic Celebration has been described by Vatican II as the Source and Summit of everything we do as the family of God – the Church. The Holy Mass and other liturgical celebrations have the power to change lives and draw us nearer to Jesus. The beauty of Holy Mass draws our hearts in, captures us and sends us on a mission. To explore more into the beauty and riches of the ministries we do at Holy…

Thank You from St. Vincent de Paul

The members of St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to again express our gratitude to all the parishioners and Parish Organizations of St. Ann’s and St. John Vianney who have supported the work of the Society so faithfully in 2019. We have been able to continue to operate our Food Bank, to provide occasional help for rent/utility payments, medical/work travel, dental help, apartment set up, replacement of kitchen equipment and a medical procedure for a child. Without your generous support,…