St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street,
Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario   N3C 2N2
Tel: 519.658.4443 Fax: 519.658.6783
 

LORD'S DAY MASS TIMES

Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:30am
Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult Bulletin.
Children's Ministry: at 9:30 & 11:30a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00-4:30pm



NEIGHBOURHOOD MINISTRY

We are committed to such projects as our Back Pack Appeal, Kindness Counts Toy Drive, Share a Meal, Fall Blanket Brigade and Service Saturday.

Our Next Outreach Events:

Kindness Counts - Toy Drive

December 1-16, 2018

St Mary of the Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children Services to reach over 160 students in Hespeler to ensure they have something "under the tree" at Christmas. 

Generous donation of toys, games, puzzles and children items, in addition to several donations made by several corporate donors  who have given clothing, items for teens, sporting equipment provide an emotionally impacting realization that they are loved and have not been forgotten. 

 

Provide A Meal Program

  Service Saturday

OUR NEXT SERVICE SATURDAY ...

will be
May 2019

Sign up Here to help with Service Saturday.

 

HAITI & WORLD MISSIONS

Care    Share   Dare 

"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters."   Mother Teresa

Galatians 6:2 tells us to “bear one another’s burdens. When Sadness Strikes or a new member arrives- a family is there - and that is the goal of the Neighbourhood Ministry. We seek to be a network of names of parishioners that would be willing to provide a kind card, a warm dish, a helping handy hand, a friendly voice, a compassionate ear to welcome (or comfort) a fellow member of our Family of Faith.  Sign up

Thank you to all who have signed up - a total of 82 people. Our Neighbourhood Ministry has been called into action many times since its founding in the Fall 2011. It has responded  to families who had sudden tragic losses. We have helped a number of seniors who just needed a little time or a ride, and are currently putting together a list of individuals who can lend a hand with a special "clean-up project" in the community. Keep ready - your turn is coming soon!

Care    Share   Dare 

Thank you to so many who have helped!

Our Neighbourhood Ministry sponsors three outreach activities each year :

Kindness Counts - Toy Drive

St Mary of the Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children Services to reach over 160 students in Hespeler to ensure they have something "under the tree" at Christmas. 

Generous donation of toys, games, puzzles and children items, in addition to several donations made by several corporate donors  who have given clothing, items for teens, sporting equipment provide an emotionally impacting realization that they are loved and have not been forgotten. 

READY DAY ONE 

St Mary of the Visitation Parish partners with our parish schools and Family and Children Services to reach over 100 students in Hespeler so they will be Ready Day One. We collect "Back Packs" and fill them with school supplies to ensure a fresh and fair start for all.

 

THE BLANKET BRIGADE

Each October our parish lends a hand by hosting our annual Blanket Brigade where we collected new, or gently used Blankets which are then donated to the Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge which aids the homeless in our area. Since its inception in 2007, we have collected well over 1000 blankets. 

We also partnered with a local distribution company to provide over 11,000 mitts and over 3000 toques to Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton and our own Neighbourhood Ministry use for local families in need.

 

 


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