Letter to Justin Trudeau on the Expansion of MAiD

Letter to PM Justin Trudeau on expansion of MAiD – 31 Jan 2020 – EN

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Fr. Cosmas will be away on vacation visiting his family in Nigeria from the 30th of Dec, 2019 to the 31st of January 2020.  During this time, Fr. Joseph Jacob will be in the parish providing pastoral ministry. If you have any pastoral needs, please contact Rita Swanson at the parish office 257-1284 or call Fr. Joseph at the Rectory 257-1630.

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Christmas and New Year’s Mass Schedule

Advent Reconciliations- Sunday December 15, 2019  at 7 pm. in the church


Tuesday December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve

5 p.m. Mass with Children’s Pageant

7 p.m. Mass

Midnight Mass

Wednesday December 25, 2019, Christmas

10 a.m. Mass only


Saturday December 28, 2019

5 p.m. Mass

Sunday December 29, 2019

9 a.m. Mass

11 a.m. Mass


Tuesday December 31, 2019

5 p.m. Mass only

Wednesday January 1, 2020

10 a.m. Mass only

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Mass Times

Please note that the Mass times on these pages are the typical Mass times in our parish. For more specific information please refer to the bulletin section above.

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Raffle Winners at the November 9, 2019 Bazaar

Congratulations to Ryder Isaacs who won the Fisher Price Nativity Set and

to Kathleen Fernandes who guessed the correct number of candies in the dish.

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Parishioner needs help

One of our parishioners, Mandy Mulvihill, a 37-year-old mom of 5, has in recent months been diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This disease causes severe pain, poor muscle contractions and spasms in her toes, foot, and calf, resulting in her toes curling under her foot (dystonia) and muscle atrophy from not using her leg properly. Due to the lack of CRPS expertise in Ottawa, she has been referred to a CRPS specialist in Vaughan, Ontario to undergo treatment every ten weeks. Much of the treatment which seems to help and bring relief is not covered by their private insurance and is therefore causing financial hardship on the family and they are not able to afford some of the therapies such as physiotherapy and aqua-therapy.

Ongoing Expenses:

Transit to Vaughan, ON (every 10 weeks): $242.10

Botox(every 10 weeks): $275

Lidocaine(every 10 weeks): $60

Lodging in Vaughan, ON (every 10 weeks): $230 per night average, plus meals 

Physiotherapy: $200 per session (2-3 times per week), approx. $20,000 per year

Acqua-therapy: $350 per week, approx: $17,500 total

They have set up a Go Fund Me account with a goal of $50,000. To date, they have received $784.33.

Any help you are able to offer is greatly appreciated. The link to the Go Fund Me Account is gf.me/u/wifszy


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St. Mary’s Bazaar-November 9,2019

A very successful day! Thank you to all who worked at, donated to or attended our Annual Christmas Bazaar. You all helped to contribute to its success.

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Thank You!

Here is a picture of Nathan Wattie holding the card he received in the mail this week from our parish.  He was beyond excited to get mail.

The family and Nathan want to thank everyone for their prayers and for their generous donations that were collected  to help with expenses during Nathan’s treatment.

Donations collected after masses: $3045.00

E-transfers sent to the family directly: $550.00

Facebook fundraiser created during our 2 week collection: $410.95

Total amount raised and given to the family: $4005.95

Here is an update  received from his mother Lyn last evening:

Nathan went in for bloodwork today. The BMT Dr. just called. Good news this time, there are no B cells evident in his blood at all – the car-t is working!! Nathan’s cancer is in his B cells so no B cells means no cancer!! He still needs to go in regularly for bloodwork and checkups until he goes for more thorough testing in 2 weeks. If all continues to go well we can come home!

 This is amazing news!! We are so happy for Nathan and his family!

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Raffle Item at St. Mary’s Bazaar November 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

The Raffle item is for the Little People Nativity Set. The Raffle starts this weekend before and after each of the Masses in the hallway outside of church, and will continue until the end of the Bazaar on Sat, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.  in the Children’s Shoppe.  The winning ticket will be drawn at 2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 9.  Winner does not need to be present to win.  Cost: $1 per ticket.

FYI – we will also have 50/50 draws for various other items done every hour on the hour at the Bazaar, but winners must be present to win those items.

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Silent Auction Item 2 at St. Mary’s Bazaar November 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A beautiful limited edition print of Donald Zolan’s “Spring Innocence.”  The 18 x 24 print includes original frame and is signed by the artist. Starting Bid: $150.

The Silent Auction bid sheets will be on a table near the baptismal font (rock) in the hallway outside of church before and after each of the Masses this weekend, Nov. 2 – 3, until the end of the Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.   The highest bidders for each of the items will then be contacted.

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