January 26 – 27, 2019
World Youth Day is an event that takes place every 2 – 3 years in a different country and brings together mainly Catholic young adults from all over the world for 1 – 2 weeks of faith-formation events and cultural experiences. A group from our parish had the blessing of taking part in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. The next World Youth Day is taking place in Panama in late January 2019. Our parish is not sending a group this time, but is starting to think about plans to attend the following World Youth Day (the date and location of which will be announced at the conclusion of the events in Panama on Sunday, January 27).
Do you think you might be interested in attending World Youth Day in the future, or experiencing a little bit of the events in Panama? We will be having a retreat at the parish from the afternoon of Saturday, January 26 to the afternoon of Sunday, January 27. The retreat will include the opportunity to discover what it’s like to participate in World Youth Day, watch coverage of the closing events in Panama, and explore this World Youth Day’s theme: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
The retreat will be geared to ages 16 and up. Teens, young adults, and adults are all invited to attend.
You can download the registration form below, which includes much more info! The registration deadline is Monday, January 14.
A beautiful telling of the story of Jesus’ birth according to the Gospels is presented by students in Grades 3 –7 each year at the start of the 5:00pm Christmas Eve Mass! Students are invited to sign up as actors (no lines to memorize), singers, or readers. This is a wonderful way for our young people to share their gifts and talents with the parish community. Download a sign-up form below! The forms include rehearsal information, and must be returned to the parish office by Friday, December 7th.
Many parishes in the Hamilton Diocese are subscribed to the exciting new online platform, FORMED.org. This “Catholic version of Netflix” can be streamed to your TV or mobile device and contains some of the best Catholic content there is – video series, movies, books and study programs – all to help you grow in your faith, find deeper peace with God, and share what you believe with others.
The Church Library located in the Narthex of our church for your use! Take a look! There are many books that will help inspire you in your faith and help you to learn more. Take a few minutes after Mass to check it out!
Give the gift of everlasting love…
Purchase a brick paver with the name of your loved one who has passed away, honour your parents on their special birthday or anniversary with a stone that lasts forever. Or keep your own family name alive in a garden that will be seen for years to come.