Sacrament of the Sick:
Each year our parish offers an Anointing of the Sick Mass during
annual devotions to St Anne in July and around the World Day of Prayer for the
Sicke (February 11th). All parishioners who would like to receive the grace of this
Sacrament are invited to participate. This Sacrament is also offered upon request
at any time for those under going serious medical treatment, preparing for surgery.
Please contact our Pastor or by calling
the parish office at 519 658 4443 to arrange a visit to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick.
Holy Communion to the Homebound:
Ministers of Communion to the Sick
also bring communion to those who are sick or confined at home and at St Luke's
Place each Sunday morning. Homebound Parishioners are also visited upon request
by our Pastor - Please contact Father or
through the parish office at 519 658 4443 to arrange a visit.
St Luke's Place / Nursing Home
Our parish offers pastoral care to the residents of our local
senior's residence - St Luke's Place. In addition to weekly visits by our Ministers of Communion to the Sick on the Lord's Day, a monthly Mass is
celebrated for the residents by our Pastor. Ministers of Care, who are Volunteers from the parish, assist in
getting residents from their rooms to the Chapel at St Luke's for this celebration. Each
December we also host a Christmas Caroling evening for all of the residents and
are blessed with the presence of our Kids Khior for this night. Our high school
youth group—Da Crew—also prepares
Christmas Gift Bags for the residents each year.
Residents at other local Nursing Homes, who are parishioners,
are visited upon request - Please contact our Pastor
or the parish office at 519 658 4443 to arrange a visit.
Our Pastor visits Cambridge
Memorial Hospital each Wednesday. To ensure a visit when hospitalized please make sure
to indicate at registration that you are a Roman Catholic and a member of St Mary Parish.
Communion is brought to the patients at the hospital daily and weekly upon request - contact
the Pastoral Care Office at the Hospital.
Relief: Grief is a painful, confusing and
isolating time; without a doubt, one of life's most difficult experiences. Where
can we turn for answers to our questions? Where can we find support, empathy and
understanding? This small group helps provide answers and remind you that you
are not alone. Contact Parish Office for meeting times.
2: Life change is never easy, but at a later stage of life
itís particularly isolating. Come together with others to realize there is a
"second act" and you are not alone. This divorce and single again
group meets on Thursday evenings - pre registration required.
Masses at St Lukeís Place
An important part of our community is our elderly members who are residents
at St Lukeís Place. Each Sunday communion is distributed to them by lay
Ministers of Communion to the Sick. Once each month the celebration of Mass
takes place in the Chapel of St Lukeís Place at 1:30 p.m. All are
welcome to attend.
Each month the Celebration of Mass takes place at St Lukeís
Place (Seniors Centre). This is a wonderful time of gathering with some of our
elders. We are in need of some volunteers to help bring the seniors from their
rooms to the Chapel at St Lukeís Place. This is a gentle commitment of 2
hours per month (Tuesdays afternoons from 1-3 p.m. - the Celebration of Mass
is at 1:30 p.m.).
If you are able to help with this, you can
email Father Freitas and the
Parish Office Thank you for considering this ministry to our seniors.
September 20, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 20, 2016
January 24, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 20, 2017
Novena and Devotions to St Anne
Anointing of the Sick Mass and Blessing with the Relic of St Anne
July 22 & 23, 2017
Saint Anne is the holy mother of Mary and
grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from
our Blessed Motherís mother! Saint Anneís feast day is on July 26th, so the
St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th. Devotion to St. Anne
began early in the history of the Catholic Church. As she was favoured by God to
become the mother of the holy Virgin Mary, she is often invoked as the Patron of
On the weekend of July 22 & 23, 2017 a
relic of St Anne will be present at all Masses and at the conclusion of each
Mass there will be the individual blessings with the relic for all who seek
such. Special prayers and homily will be offered and the opportunity to place
intentions for a special Novena Mass with Anointing of the Sick on the Feast Day
will also take place on July 22nd during the 5:00pm Mass..
Watch for details