There are parishioners who have a very high sensitivity to perfumes and various scents to the point that their breathing is restricted. We respectfully ask that you please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented products as much as possible when coming to church.
The Church Office will be closed from 2 p.m. on
Friday December 21, 2018
to 9 a.m. on January 2, 2019.
In case of emergencies, please call the office
as messages will
be checked daily.
December 24- 5 p.m. Mass- Children’s Pageant
7 p.m. Mass
December 25- 10 a.m. Mass only
December 31- 5 p.m. only
January 1- 10 a.m.
You can now book your photo sitting appointment online by clicking on the big button:
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Knights Helping Knights
Members of the Carleton Place/ Almonte Knights of Columbus got together to help with yard work for a fellow Knight recovering from major surgery. One of the basic principles of the Knights is to work together in unity to help out our neighbours and each other when in need. There were a ton of leaves to rake- but many hands made the work light. Afterwards the crew enjoyed coffee/ sandwiches and chatter in the warmth of their home.
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St. Mary’s parish will be running two bible studies this fall:
- Tuesday 10am – starting Sept 11th – Lecto Divina using FORMED
- Thursday 7:30pm, starting Sept 20th – Little Rock Study of REVELATION
The Thursday night study will be after mass.
The Thursday night study will not start until the 20th, as books have to be ordered from Little Rock in the U.S. and won’t be here until then.
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At Daily mass on Wednesday the 15th of August, 2018 Father Cosmas was joined by his many friends as he celebrated his 20th year as a priest. A special thanks to St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League for putting on a … Continue reading
Thank You Again and Again
My dear friends, in my previous message I had promised you that I would come back to you with the latest on my health situation. So many of you responded to that message that I could not acknowledge your kindness and love individually. Moreover, at the time I was not on Facebook. But Rita, our competent Secretary, copied each and every message of yours and passed them on to me. I sincerely thank you for your kindness. Very briefly this is the latest on the status of my cancer. As you already know, on May 2nd I had the PET Scan which revealed the presence of cancer in the lymph nodes around my lungs and heart. In light of this finding, the Oncologist treating me decided to put me through the very complex test called Bronchoscopy, a very complicated test which could reveal the presence of the cancer in my lungs. I had this test on June 14th. On Friday, June 22nd, the Oncologist told me that there was no cancer in the lymph nodes in my lungs or around my heart. In other words, this meant I was healed of the remaining cancer. Although I know the story may not be complete yet, I feel comfortable in sharing with you the conclusions of experts. This may not be the end of the story, yet I wish to thank God with you for sharing these wonderful blessings with me throughout out the treatment process, which lasted well over a year. Please continue to pray for me. I promise to remember each one of you, especially the little ones, during my daily Mass and Rosary in particular. I will let you know what happens next. Again, I thank each one of you for loving me and caring for me. Together with our Blessed Mother Mary, I pray to God to bless you all.
Companions on the Journey
Dear brothers and sisters, the Eucharist celebrates a wonderful event- the gift which Jesus made of his life on our behalf. In the Eucharist Jesus nourishes us with the bread of life. Having received from Jesus, we are expected to give something in return- not to him but to one another, for it is not meant to be one -way traffic. The Eucharist can never be separated from the washing of feet. Since we are remarkably dependent on one another, we need other people in our lives for support, affirmation, encouragement, and companionship. There is a lot of loneliness in today’s society that is neck-deep in individualism, and it is only through service, communion and companionship that we can conquer. The Eucharist offers us the gifts of service, communion, and companionship in a lonely world. The word ‘companion’ is a lovely word. It comes from two Latin words: ‘cum’ which means with, and ‘panis’ which means bread. So a companion literally means someone with whom I share bread. It is not everyone that you enjoy a meal with. Not everyone that you invite in for a cup of tea. There has to be a bond. And that bond is deepened by the sharing of food and drink.
In Christ Jesus we are bonded, in the Most Holy Eucharist we share the bread of life and drink the cup of salvation as companions on the journey.
Happy feast day
Your brother in Christ,