‘Ice and Snow, Bless the Lord’
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11 am – 2 pm
Tickets: $8 per person
Tourtiere or Vegetarian Lasagna or Children’s Lunch.
Please consider donating new items for the event, as well as, baked goods for the dessert table!
(Sign-up sheets will be at the back of the Church)
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Tickets MUST be purchased in advance .
Tickets will be sold after all Masses
on Nov. 30/Dec. 1 & Dec 6/7.
This event always sells out quickly!
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered after the 6:30 p.m. Mass on Thursday, November 21 for anyone who has a serious medical affliction (on prescription drugs). The session will include instruction on fruitful reception of healing ministry. Prayer teams will be available afterwards for personal healing prayer or prayer for other situations and persons. People have reported some wonderful experiences, remission of cancers, and other healings. Please do inform us of such blessings for the praise of Jesus and our increase of faith.
Next weekend November 9 & 10th at all Masses we will read out the names of deceased veterans. You are invited to write a name on the sheets located in the front entrance of the church We will only be reading the names from these sheets.
a Planned Giving information session on Sunday November 24th between the morning Masses. We will have expert presentations from the Archdiocese that will help explain the many ways in which it makes both financial and tax sense to consider supporting your church. To ensure we have sufficient handouts for the session, please use the signup sheets at the back of the church. If you are unable to attend but would like more information on our Planned Giving program, send an email to the parish office and we will get in touch with you.
100 years ago this week, Blessed Sacrament parish celebrated its first Mass on site, in the chapel that Father O’Gorman built while the parish saved up for the permanent building that we know today.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, came to celebrate Mass with us on Sunday at 11 AM. After Mass, we got this picture of Father Galen and Archbishop Prendergast!
For those who have been away from the parish, be advised that Sunday morning Mass times have changed. There are now two morning Masses: one at 9 AM, and one 11 AM. Saturday Masses are still at 4:30 PM, and Sunday evening Masses are still at 8 PM.
With love and affection, our congregation looked on as our Administrator became our Pastor. Father Geoff Kerslake read the proclamation of appointment, Father Galen took his oath, and they visited all the stations of ministry – a happy occasion!
The pictures below come courtesy of Gord Johnson.
Our amazing Administator, Fr. Galen Bank, will be installed as our Parish Priest this Sunday at the 8pm mass. A light reception will follow in the Church Hall. Hope to see you there!
On Sunday (our parish feast day, the feast of Corpus Christi), our Parish rang in our 100th anniversary festivities. We thought this might be a good time for some nostalgia!
This image is from the first Mass in the current building, about two years after the cornerstone was laid, in 1932. You will be able to note some differences just at a glance – the lights are mounted and not suspended, and the crucifix above the tabernacle is the one that currently resides by the pulpit. Also, there’s no door to the rectory, which would not be built until the 1960s.
This is the tabernacle as it originally appeared. Note that the wall behind it is brick work, not plaster, and that there is an alcove above it.
This is the tabernacle as it appeared in 1962, shortly after the installation of Gerald Trottier’s crucifix (a Canadian masterpiece, that the National Art Gallery has a replica of.) The candlesticks you see were especially commissioned to accompany the crucifix, as they matched its stark gothic character…. have you seen them anywhere?