Happy December to all! Here is the December 4, 2022 Bulletin.
Here is the November 27, 2022 Bulletin.
‘Light the Advent candle one, Now our Waiting has begun…We have started on our way, time to think of Christmas Day’
This week is the last weekend of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Here is the November 20, 2022 Bulletin.
Unfortunately this Saturday’s Country Dance has had to be cancelled due to illness in the band. Please watch for a new date in the Spring.
The St. Philip Ladies Auxiliary will once again be putting on a delicious home-cooked Harvest Dinner. Turkey with all the fixings – potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and dessert – will be available Saturday, November 19. Cost is $20 per meal. Payment may be made by e-transfer to [email protected]. Orders must be placed by November 16. For more information please contact Mary at 613-838-2292.
Here is the November 13, 2022 Bulletin.
A Response to War
Save us from weak resignation to violence
Teach us that restraint is the highest expression of power
That thoughtfulness and tenderness are marks of the strong.
Help us to love our enemies
Not by countenancing their sins,
But by remembering our own
And may we never for a moment forget
That they are fed by the same food,
Hurt by the same weapons,
Have children for whom they have the same high hopes as we do.
Grant us the ability
To find joy and strength not in the strident call to arms
To grasp our fellow creatures
In the striving for justice and truth.
~ prepared by a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim (August, 1990). From A Collection of Prayers for Peace, posted on the World Council of Churches website.
Here is the November 6, 2022 Bulletin.
Here is the October 30, 2022 Bulletin.
There is a lot going on this week! Blessings for a safe and fun Halloween to all our families.
Tuesday is ‘All Saints Day’ – This day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints’ Day observances tend to focus on known saints –that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. All Saints’ Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls’ Day, which follows All Saints. (Catholic.org)
Wednesday is ‘All Souls Day’ (The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed) – All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go. Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter into heaven. There is scriptural basis for this belief. The primary reference is in 2 Maccabees, 12:26 and 12:32. “Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out… Thus made atonement for the dead that they might be free from sin.” Consistent with these teachings and traditions, Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.… Read more...