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Donations During Lock-Down

The parish is very appreciative of the donations we receive. Right now (due to the ‘stay-at-home’ mandate) it is very difficult for us to deposit cash and cheques. We sincerely request that you consider one of the following electronic options:

  1. E-Transfers from your bank – Set up an e-transfer from your bank’s online banking website, and email us to [email protected]. Please ensure to include your parish ‘Donation Envelope’ number (if you have one) and your full name and mailing address. You will receive a tax receipt from the parish in February the following year. Need some help with setting this up? Call your bank or the parish office for some assistance. It’s quick and easy!
  2. Donations through CanadaHelps.org – Click here: CanadaHelps.org to make your secure donation to St. Philip Parish or St. Clare Mission using your MasterCard or VISA. Donations made through this service are subject to a 4% transaction charge that is withheld by CanadaHelps.org, and the net amount is then remitted to the parish. It is understandable that many prefer not to incur a service charge; but we see it as a necessary ‘insurance’ during these COVID times … it protects our parish’s finances, as well as the health of those who would have to count and deposit money. CanadaHelps.org will issue a tax receipt upon processing the donation.
  3. Please consider donating by ‘Pre-Authorized Payments’ until things return to normal. You can start next month and end any time you want … just give us a month’s notice. Click here for more details and to download the form.

Masses – Online Only

As per the provincial mandate, all Masses can now be viewed online by ‘Live-Stream’ (attend by clicking the ‘Watch Mass’ image above). Due to provincial mandate, it will not be possible to attend in person. ‘Mass Intentions’ will continue as scheduled and will be announced on the live-stream Mass.

Advent Resources for Families – The Great Adventure (Weeks 1-4) and ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

This week we continue our journey towards Christmas. We continue our spiritual preparation for the great feast of the birth of Jesus.

Here is the fourth installment of our activity page for families: The Great Adventure Week 4 Here are our previous activity pages:  The Great Adventure – Week 3, ‘The Great Adventure – Week 2‘ and ‘Advent for Families – Week 1’ Enjoy! Once you’ve checked these out, enjoy this ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

Register for Masses this week: Saturday, December 12, Sunday December 13, Monday December 14 and Tuesday December 15

For the next number of weeks, in order to keep to the limits identified by the province, we are asking parishioners to register for the mass of your choice by clicking the Mass time below. Please feel free to share this information. One registration can be done per family – just indicate the number of seats you will need (include babies and children who will attend with you). We regret that once all the seats are spoken for, we cannot make more seats available. Click on the following links to the Mass of your choice:

4:30 pm Saturday December 12 (St Philips)

9am Sunday December 13 (St Clares) – click this link to see how to register

10:30am Sunday December 13 (St Philips) – IF this is sold out, watch the live-stream from the Hall – reserve your seat with the link just below this one.

Watch 10:30am Mass in St Philips Hall – Watch the Live-stream from the church hall

12:30pm Sunday December 13 (St Philips) – Charismatic Mass with the Lift Jesus Higher Community) – Register at the door – first come, first seated

7pm Monday Dece,ber 14 – Register at the door – first come, first seated

7pm Tuesday December 15 (St Clares) – Register at the door – first come, first seated