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PASTOR’S DESK – 27th Sundays in Ordinary Time, October 2

God has given us the Holy Spirit as a gift of love. By remaining open to the Spirit, we grow in faith, deepen our love and become stronger in our ability to give witness to Christ. All are Called The idea that a very small amount of faith would make tremendous things possible might seem […]

PARISH RE-OPENING SUN. OCT. 2

With your help, we will be able to celebrate Sunday Mass at St. Joseph High School beginning Sun. Oct. 2. At first, there will be one Mass, at 11:00am, with set-up beginning at 9:30am. As the community becomes more able to gather in larger numbers, we can consider adding a second Mass. A significant number […]

WE ARE NOW SET UP FOR ONLINE DONATIONS!

Click on the home box (the above picture of St. Andrew with the words “Parish Donations”) above for information on how to donate. The parish still has expenses and counts on your support.

“OUR” PARISH MASS WEBCAST

The live webcast of Sunday Mass will be broadcast to YouTube starting around 10:55 am until approximately 12:15 pm. Please subscribe to the St. Monica Parish channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/StMonicaChurch

Prayer for Our Church

Lord God, as a sign of your steadfast love,  in a world hardened  by sin, grant us land where we may build a visible sign of your presence in our community. Drawn together in Christ by the Spirit, bless our efforts as we seek to raise up a place worthy of your Holy Presence where our growing Catholic family may joyfully celebrate. Send forth Your Spirit of unity and generosity  that the task of building upon this land will draw us together in praise of your name.

Empower us to be a community of love even as we wait in confidence, growing in your likeness by the grace of your Son,  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

Events

Youth Group

September 2, 2022 – June 30, 2023

We wish to start up our parish Youth Group in person again this fall, most likely using the   bi-weekly Friday evening format using St. Monica Parish Hall. We need adult organizers as well as youth. If you are interested in helping to make this happen, call or e-mail the office. Older youth / young adults […]

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

September 20, 2022 – April 8, 2023
7:00 PM

Looking to become Catholic? Looking to know more about Christ and the Church? If any of these questions are on your mind, the RCIA program is for you. RCIA is geared to preparing adults to enter the Church and be fully initiated in the sacraments. It is also a great outlet for adults who come […]

40 DAYS FOR LIFE – Sept. 28 – Nov. 6

September 28, 2022 – November 6, 2022

The outdoor prayer vigil at the southwest corner of Queen, just off Bank Street, will take place  daily, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  To participate from home, register a time slot on the on-line prayer calendar OR pause and pray daily, at noon in unison with the many others who are praying during the […]

LIFE CHAIN – SUN. OCT. 2, 2-3pm

October 2, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

There will be an hour of silent prayer and witness for the  respect for life on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the corner of Merivale Rd. and Meadowlands Dr.  You are welcome to park nearby at St. Maurice Church.

School Age Sacramental Preparation – First Communion & Confirmation

October 4, 2022 – October 29, 2022

First Communion 2022 For ALL (both Catholic school and public school) baptized Catholic children.  The parish registration for reception of the  Sacrament of FIRST COMMUNION (Grade 2, 3 & 4) Meetings (parents only) in the Parish Hall at:  St. Monica Parish, 2080 Merivale Rd Choose ONE of these meetings to attend: Tues. Oct. 4, 2022 at […]

UPDATE: FIRST COMMUNION

October 4, 2022 – October 29, 2022

Children in Grade Two, Three or Four seeking First Communion in 2023 must be registered for our preparation program by Oct. 29 at a one-hour parent-only meeting in the parish hall. Because of the numbers expected, please reply soon and let us know which meeting you will attend and you will be sent advanced information: [email protected]

Click on the title for the meeting dates and times.

WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP

October 11, 2022 – June 27, 2023

This group for women will provide a safe space for discussion and healing with a biblical perspective.  This year we will be endeavouring to read/listen to “The Bible in a Year” with Fr. Michael Schmitz.  The weekly meetings and this program will be helpful for the group to dig deeper into the Bible teachings and […]

ALTERNATE HALLOW’EEN

October 28, 2022 – October 31, 2022

If there is interest in organizing this, we can     resume our parish “All Saints’ Family Celebration” at St. Monica Parish Hall (on either Oct. 28 or 31). If you want to be involved, contact the parish office.