From April 5, 2014 to December 31, 2016 there will be 1001 days of prayer, outreach and fellowship celebrating our parish’s 150th anniversary. To mark this special occasion there will be 101 special things for parishioners and friends to participate in.

101 Things in 1001 Days

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101. Closing Mass of the 150th Anniversary Year

On this the last day of 2016 we bring to a close our 150th Anniversary year of celebrations. We have celebrated throughout the year with many activities, both social and liturgical. We can rightly be proud of our parish and our community: we have honoured those who built this parish in the 19th Century and…

100. Christmas 2016

Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas? Are chestnuts roasting on an open fire at your home? Are your halls decked with boughs of holly? Are bells jingling all the way for you? These are just some of the images that are associated with Christmas but that have nothing to do with the birth…

99. Advent Year A

The liturgical calendar, like all calendars, has a beginning and an end. The last Sunday of the liturgical year is always the Solemnity of Christ, Universal King. The beginning of each liturgical year is always the First Sunday in Advent. Each liturgical year focuses on one of the three similar (or synoptic) gospels of Matthew,…

98. K of C Turkey Dinner

As our 150th Anniversary year draws to a close, we have the opportunity to come together for a meal and fellowship amidst the busyness of Christmas preparations, visits to friends and family, and the many activities that mark this “most wonderful time of the year.” The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Turkey Dinner that…

97. Close of the Jubilee of Mercy (November 19 & 20)

Throughout the past year we have been reminded by the Holy Father that our calling as Catholics and as members of society is that we should be “merciful like the Father.” In this phrase we recall the mercy of God in sending his Son to be our Saviour and Redeemer. We recall the father of…

96. All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days

November has long been known as the month to remember the faithful departed. We begin the month with All Saints Day when we honour the men and women and children of every generation who have lived saintly lives but have no feast day of their own in the liturgical calendar. On November 1st we honour…

95. Launch of Christmas Campaign – Sharing with others

Jesus in Matthew’s gospel says to his disciples “whatever you do to the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you do to me” (Matt. 25:40). Throughout the year we are asked to give financially and materially to support the poor in our community and around the world. The number of requests we receive…

94. Sunday Masses and Open House

An anniversary so great as the 150th cannot be celebrated in one day. This Sunday we are continuing the celebrations that began with Saturday Mass at 5:00 pm. The Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist are just as joyful and focused on the 150th Anniversary. The celebration of Mass draws us to the heart of who…

93. Mass with Archbishop Prendergast and Dinner – Dance

Central to the faith of every Catholic person is the Eucharist. It is the sacrament in which Jesus is truly present and is received as the pledge of our sharing in the divine life of God. It is the mystery of our salvation and the ultimate sign of God’s love for us. It is only…

92. 150th Anniversary Day

The small wooden chapel built in 1833 and, uninspiringly, called the Mission of Nepean, having fallen into ruins and disuse, was at the urging of Bishop Guigues, replaced by a simple stone building that on October 21, 1866 was dedicated and blessed as St. Patrick Church. With only 140 families, many of whom wondered if…