Posts by James Shaw

Posts by James Shaw

World Youth Day Pilgrimage Prayer

As World Youth Day concludes this Sunday, we join in this Pilgrim Prayer, and ask God’s blessing on all participants as they go forth to share the joy of the Gospel. PILGRIM PRAYER Official Prayer for WYD Panamá 2019 Merciful Father, You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation. Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage and to…

Dear Parish Family: Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring  Everyone has been getting back to normal after the Christmas Season, resuming our ordinary routine of daily life.  For most of us, this is not an easy readjustment.  To boot, (no pun intended!) there is still a lot of winter ahead. The Church, too, transitions now back into what is named ‘Ordinary Time’. We move from white liturgical colours, which make…

Chalice Christmas Tree Program

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Chalice Christmas tree program.  The parishioners and friends of the Parish raised $957.00. The funds have been sent to Chalice Canada.  To see how Chalice is making a difference in the lives of impoverished communities, visit the Chalice website at: www.chalice.ca  

Dear Parish Family: Chocolate Milk Anyone?

On this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we can take time to think of our own Baptism, and how it affects our life. One example that is commonly used is that of chocolate milk.  Our gift of life is like milk in a glass. When we are baptized, it is as though a squirt of chocolate syrup is added to the milk.  If nothing more is done, the syrup settles at the bottom of the…