News & Views (Page 28)

Celebrating Children

To the parents of our young children, may we suggest… Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. Quietly explain the parts of the Mass and the importance of reverence and respect. Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you. If you need to leave Mass with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. Remember that the way we welcome…

Changes to Pilgrimage of Faith Appeal

To: The Faithful of the Nelson Diocese For a number of years, the Pilgrimage of Faith Appeal has been running from October 1 to September 30th. The timing of the appeal has led to numerous challenges on many levels, especially when it comes to adhering to Revenue Canada guidelines and expectations. A review of the timing of donations to the appeal show that the majority of donations are received during October to December. We believe that this has more to…

Statement on the Legalization of Marijuana in Canada Catholic Bishops of British Columbia and Yukon

With recreational use of cannabis now legal in Canada, Catholics are understandably asking themselves some questions: Is the use of cannabis now morally permissible? How should I respond to the availability of legal marijuana? To begin, it’s important to recall that Catholics look to the teachings of Jesus, Sacred Scripture and the Church for guidance on moral matters. The mere fact that an activity is made legal by the government does not automatically mean that it is morally acceptable. It…

Statement on the Legalization of Cannabis/Marijuana for Recreational Use

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) expresses its disappointment at the passage of Bill C-45, which legalizes cannabis/marijuana for recreational use. Given the numerous known risks cannabis use poses to human society and human health (physical, mental and emotional), it is lamentable that the federal government has decided to facilitate the provision and use of an addictive substance that will have disastrous effects for so many people. The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and the Canadian Paediatric…

Do You Struggle to Hear the Mass? St. Ann’s now has a Hearing Loop!

A Hearing Loop has been installed in St. Ann’s and is ready for parishioners with hearing aids to tune in using your own hearing aid when the Tele-Coil or “T-Coil” function is switched on. The loop system facilitates better hearing by delivering the audio signal directly to the recipient eliminating background noise, echo/reverb or being at a less than ideal distance from the sound source. Most hearing aids already have ‘T-Coils’ and it may be as simple as having your…