October Schedule for Exposition, Confessions and Rosary (For Holy Trinity, Holy Cross and Sacred Heart)
Holy Cross: 7 pm - Exposition/Confession/Rosary
Sacred Heart: 10:30 am - Exposition/Confession, 11am - Rosary
Holy Trinity: 6:00 pm - Exposition/Confession, 6:30pm - Rosary
Holy Trinity: 10:00 am - Exposition/Confession/Rosary
Holy Trinity: 10:00 am - Exposition/Confession/Rosary (October 8th and 22nd)
Holy Cross: 6:00 pm - Exposition/Confession, 6:30pm - Rosary
Information and Registration now available at https://holytrinity.dol.ca/confirmation.php
First Reconciliation and First Communion 2021/2022
Information and Registration now available at https://holytrinity.dol.ca/first-reconciliation-and-communion.php
Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.
Additional details on the retreat and the speakers that will be presenting.
To register online: https://shi.dol.ca/arise-retreat-for-women-registration
Letter from one of our NET Missionaries
Hello fellow parishioners
I hope this note finds you well. I, Victoria Vandermeer, have had many changes take place in the last month. On August 13th I was accepted to NET Ministries. On August 26 I started training, and in a few weeks I will learn where God wants to use me to reach the youth of Canada. As many of you are aware, NET Ministries mission is to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and Embrace the Life of the Church. This is accomplished by showing the youth of Canada that there are young Catholic Canadians who love and embrace Jesus. I would ask that you would pray for me while I am away on this mission. I would also like to ask if you are able to be a sponsor and donate to my mission. You can donate online at https://www.netcanada.ca/support-a-missionary/victoria-vandermeer. Or you can mail in a donation to NET Canada ministries.
As well two other parishioners are doing a second year they are Catherine Henry and Max Longworth. I would ask that you would keep them also in your prayers and if you feel called would support them financially as well.
You will be in my prayers, please keep me in yours
Chalice launches Haiti Disaster Relief Fund
Chalice Canada has launched a disaster relief fund for the communities it serves in southwestern Haiti. Chalice has worked in Haiti since 2000. Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake has caused extensive damage in the communities of Latibolière and Prévilé in the Grand’Anse department, where Chalice supports more than 480 children in their education and nutritional needs 2 through sponsorship. Clinics, rectories, schools, and houses have collapsed. Fearful of aftershocks causing more damage, residents of Jérémie and surrounding villages are sleeping and spending time in open spaces. The time to help Haiti recover is now. Chalice Canada is calling for donations to the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, which will be transferred directly to our partnering organization in Haiti, Missionnaires de l’Annonciation - Semeurs d’Espoir. “Our goal is to help return as much stability as possible to our children and their parents,” says Father Patrick Cosgrove, President at Chalice Canada. Local staff will prioritize urgent needs such as clean drinking water, medical supplies and temporary shelter. Long-time rebuilding efforts will be assessed, and staff will build temporary schools so the schoolyear can begin in September. For more information and to donate: https://www.chalice.ca/disaster-relief-projects/8556-haiti-earthquake-2021
Knights of Columbus
NEW 50/50 - Draw date; Sept. 30th
Get your tickets here : https://ontariokofcraffle.5050central.com/?olc=3515
If you don’t want to purchase on-line with cc &/or you want to pay by cash, contact a Knight & we’ll purchase for you.
Live Streamed Masses
Live streamed masses are currently on a break. More information to follow at a later time.
WEEKEND MASS ONLINE REGISTRATION!
Masses have resumed, effective Friday June 11th.
In respect of our volunteers who wish to attend Mass, please come at least 10 minutes prior to Mass time as the doors will be closed at 5:00 pm, 8:30 am and 12 noon. Thank you.
We have our online registration up and running. There is a separate link for each weekend Mass so please choose which one you will attend and register for that Mass. These links can be used to register for the weekend Masses up until the first weekend in September. HOWEVER, please ONLY register for the Masses you will definitely be attending as there are a limited amount of numbers in our church. There is also a link for Holy Cross and registration for their Masses.
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish - Mass Registration
To register for one of the Holy Trinity Mass times click on the appropriate time below.
Holy Cross Polish Catholic Community - Mass Registration
To register for one of the Holy Cross Mass times please use https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QRFZK2L
PLEASE NOTE even volunteers, ushers, hospitality ministers and Eucharistic ministers MUST register.
As per government guidelines only 25% of our capacity (which is 115 people total) will be allowed for each Mass. Everyone is asked to arrive no later than 10 minutes before Mass.
Please note the requirements for entering the church and participating in any liturgical celebrations:
- Entrance is not permitted to those who have an elevated temperature,(above 37.5 C/ 99.5 F) or are suffering from cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, undue fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aching, runny nose, chills involved shakes and/or loss of taste or smell. Those who feel sick are expected to stay home.
- You MUST take your temperature at home prior to coming to Mass.
- Be sure to follow the guidance of the ushers/ministers of hospitality and sit only in the designated places to ensure physical distancing at all times.
- Avoid touching your face or other persons.
- All persons MUST wear a mask for the duration of Mass.
Please feel free to call the office at 519-539-0876 if you have any issues with the online links.
Thanks for all your understanding during this time!
Truth, Reconciliation and Healing: Speaker Series and Gatherings
From the Springbank Catholic Family of Parishes:
The relationship between the church and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island has been fraught for 500 years but rarely acknowledged or discussed within our communities. With the revelations of countless unmarked graves, the Church and our nation is beginning to wake up. Beginning September 8, we will gather to discuss the legacy, which is ours, while calling us beyond ourselves to part of the process of reconciliation and healing. Each week will cover a different topic and speakers present will come from both Indigenous and settler communities. These gatherings will take place in the Parish Hall at St. George's, beginning at 7:00 pm and concluding by 9:00 pm. Registration will be required, whether you would like to attend these talks in person or virtually. To register, please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org. This series is sponsored by Springbank Catholic Family of Parishes and Northern Bridge Community Partnership (northernbridge.org).
September 8 - Richard Vedan, Professor-Emeritus, University of British Columbia
September 15 - Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK
September 22 - Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK
September 29 - Michelle Zinck, Fond du Lac First Nation, SK
October 6 - Valarie Waboose, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong Territory)
October 13 - Senator Murray Sinclair, (VIDEO) Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission
October 20 - Jesse Thistle, (VIDEO) Author of From the Ashes Department of Humanities, York University
October 27 - Peter Jaffe, Academic Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University
November 3 - Archbishop Murray Chatlain, Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
November 10 - Bishop Jon Hansen, Diocese of McKenzie-Fort Smith
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful in the current pandemic.
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic.
Secure Mail Slot
A new secure mail slot has been provided for those wishing to drop off their donation. It is located at the Staff entrance door beside Fr. Rick's memorial garden. Your envelope will go directly into the building where only staff will have access to it.
Whatever way you wish to donate to us know that all is very much appreciated.