St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day Celebration

Our parish will have a celebration in commemoration of St. Teresa of Avila on Sunday, October 20th. I would like to invite you to our Parish Feast celebrations along with your children on Sunday, October 20th at 10 a.m. for Solemn Mass and Potluck brunch. Following the Mass we will have a group picture with our entire parish community and St. Teresa School. It would be so wonderful if we could celebrate all together our faith and Jesus’s gift of LOVE – Holy Eucharist every Sunday at our church.

Extraordinary Missionary Month-October 2019

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, that the Church celebrate an Extraordinary Missionary Month in October 2019. This is to prepare the Church for the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Maximum Illud, which called for a renewal of missionary zeal and activity. Pope Francis asks us to renew the joy of missions and reminds us of the Council’s teaching in Ad Gentes, which made clear that this missionary activity was the responsibility of all the baptized. The theme of this month is, therefore, Baptized and Sent. The intention is to once again call the people of God to a greater awareness for our shared mission in bringing the Gospel to a needy world.

The following link is an 8 minute video from the Vatican describing the aims and purposes of the month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=474&v=cdK8vEsNi9I

Prayer for Extraordinary Mission Month

Heavenly Father,
Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ
commissioned his followers to
“go and make disciples of all nations.”
You remind us that through our Baptism
we are made sharers in this mission of the Church.
Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit
to be courageous in bearing witness to the Gospel
so that our witness may bring life and light to the world.
We ask this is the name of Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
one God, forever and ever. 
Amen

St. Teresa Catholic Women’s League 60th Anniversary

St. Teresa Catholic Women’s League is celebrating 60 years of service to God and to Canada on Saturday, June 8th. We will have Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a Vincenzo’s catered lunch in the Parish Centre. Tickets for the lunch will be sold after both Masses for the next three Sundays. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. We hope you will help to make this a great celebration. Because this is a catered, event tickets will be sold no later than June 2nd. Please join us! For more information please call Pat Crawford at 519-885-9593. All member and former members are invited to attend.

Church Grounds Cleaning

Join us this Saturday, May 25th at 9:30. Clean up of Church Grounds and Gardens. All ages are invited to come even if just for a couple of hours. (Young children must be supervised). Bring rakes, shovels, brooms and gardening tools. Light lunch will be provided. We need your help!! Let’s start to make our lawns and gardens beautiful!

2018 BBQ ONLY 2 DAYS TO GO!

Join us Saturday evening following the 5:00 Mass for burgers, Pillers Sausages, cake, ice cream… Art Thomas will be entertaining us throughout the evening and there are plenty of children’s activities planned, 50/50 Draw, raffles and silent auction.

Our Raffle and Silent Auction items include:

  • A CCM bike valued at $450
  • Dinner by Father
  • Rhubarb Pies
  • Pecan Pies
  • An Evening of Babysitting
  • Donations gifts and gift certifiates from:
    • Pollock and Williams Pharmacy
    • Johnny Fresco
    • Kypreos
    • Sugar Sugar
    • Veslo’s Restaurant
    • Lucy’s Barber Shop
    • Looks Hair Salon
    • Swine and Vine
    • Net Flash Internet
    • City Cafe Bakery
    • Creative Sisters
    • Tim Hortons

Join us for fun and fellowship as we celebrate the beginning of Summer! This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Advent and Christmas Events

Rorate Mass

Saturday December 9th 6:30am – 9:30am

Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent according to the Roman Missal of 1962. Join us for this beautiful sunrise Mass with potluck breakfast to follow.

Starling: A Parish Retreat

Saturday December 16th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Isn’t each one of us traveling through the vicissitudes of life, making our way towards God’s eternal throne, where we hope to be welcomed once and for all into the everlasting and totally fulfilling life of heaven, of perfect and uninterrupted communion with God? This is what the Bible means when it refers to Christians as “aliens and sojourners” in this world (1 Peter 2:11). This is what Christian spirituality throughout the ages means when it calls Christians “pilgrims” and our time on earth a “pilgrimage of faith… toward eternal happiness” (cf. Lumen Gentium 21 & 58). This Retreat on the Three Wise Men, will dig into this living parable, seeking wisdom to help us along our own Christian journey.

Lunch will be provided. Free will offerings gratefully accepted. Please contact the parish office to confirm your attendance.

Christmas Pageant

Following Saturday Evening Mass

Reception to follow in the hall

Evenings at the Parish

Wednesday December 20th 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us for our next Evening at the Parish where our topic will be Indulgences. Learn more about this precious gift offered by the Church for both the living and the dead.

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 2017

Join us this November 25 and 26 after both Masses for our annual Craft and Bake!!

We will be collecting crafts, penny table prizes, used articles in excellent condition and silent auction items. Drop off items in downstairs meeting room from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on November 23rd.

Helpers are welcome. Set up will be on Friday morning, November 24th at 9:00 and again on Friday evening from 7:00 – 8:00. Donations may be dropped off at those times. Helpers are welcome.