Welcome back!

As of Friday, July 16, 2021, the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Government of Ontario permitted Churches to open to capacity, but with necessary distancing to be exercised.  For us, that means upwards of 180 persons, which is 30% of our capacity here at Blessed Sacrament Parish!  

For the remainder of the Summer, and given that a good many people are continuing to stay away or have taken the opportunity to travel, et al, we will only be having 2 Masses for the Sunday Celebrations.  1630hrs on Saturday evenings [The Sunday Vigil Mass] & 0930hrs Sunday Morning.  

For contact-tracing purposes, everyone will be required to either register online or sign-in at the door.  

. . . click here for our Holy Mass Schedule

Assembly of First Nations - WikipediaIN UNION WITH OUR INDIGENOUS BROTHERS AND SISTERSAssembly of First Nations - Wikipedia

In these past weeks, we have all been confronted with the sad reality of our past.  Many of us living today, are poorly informed of what has happened.  The following links are provided so that you may become more aware of our history and of what has transpired as a means of making reparation by those who were directly and indirectly involved with the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ of 2006.  I encourage you to take the time to read this material.  Dialogue can only be fruitful if we are informed of its subject.  If you have other material that you think may be of help in this context, please forward it to the Office.

Thank you and God Bless you!

Fr. Tim

“We must always seek to move from Ignorance to Knowledge,
for it is only with Knowledge that we can exercise Wisdom in our living.”


https://www.cccb.ca/indigenous-peoples/indian-residential-schools-and-trc/ 

https://www.convivium.ca/articles/questions-unasked-about-indigenous-deaths/

https://www.ctvnews.ca/pope-apologizes-for-abuse-at-native-schools-1.393911

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/the-many-canadians-who-thought-residential-schools-were-a-good-idea

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-turning-a-blind-eye-to-pierre-trudeaus-unseemly-indigenous-assimilation-plan

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/settlement-reached-on-residential-school-day-scholars-class-action-lawsuit/ar-AAKSnN7?li=AAggNb9

https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AAA-Hamilton-cemetery-FInal.pdf

https://tkemlups.ca/wp-content/uploads/05-May-31-2021-TteS-MEDIA-RELEASE.pdf

https://www.catholicregister.org/opinion/columnists/item/33225-fr-raymond-de-souza-lets-set-record-straight-on-papal-apologies

 

For safety reasons, RESTROOMS ARE CLOSED IN THE CHURCH.  For emergencies, the HANDICAP WASHROOM will remain open, however, it is the responsibility of the user to clean up after themselves with the cleaning supplies provided. Signs have been posted at the entrances. Thank you for your understanding and support.


A TIME OF PRAYER: 

  • We are pleased to offer parishioners the opportunity to sit with Our Lord in the Church proper during office hours, Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  If you desire to spend time in front of the Tabernacle, please enter through the Parish Office door, located off of 4th Avenue.  A disinfecting station and sign-in sheet will be provided. 
  • Please take into consideration that if our custodian is working in the Church, he will need to continue.  Thank you for your understanding.

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