Catholic Missionary Children Oratory -For Children 7-12 year old.
Saturdays 10:15AM at St. John the Baptist. Starting October 2, 2021

Sunday September 26, 2021
Message From our Pastor and News

Dear Friends,
This weekend (September 26th) we honor Saint Jean de Brébeuf (1583-1649), one of eight Jesuit Missionaries who missioned in the new world. Saint Jean missioned mainly among the Huron tribes. He first arrived in Quebec the Summer of 1625 along with Fathers Charles Lalemant and Énemond Massé. A missionary among the Hurons for over 20 years.
Saint Jean knew if he were to win over the hearts of the Huron to Christ, he must assume their way of life (similar to the purpose of Christ’s Incarnation among us in order to win us over back to the love of God the Father). He would often join them on their travels, usually carrying the heavier load – earning him both the esteem of the people and the nickname “great oak”. Saint Jean also dedicated himself tirelessly to learn the Huron language; translating much of the Catechism, many prayers, and biblical passages from French into Huron, also arranging for them the first print in their language.
Saint Jean was later captured by the Iroquois and tortured to martyrdom. Among one of the tortures – in mockery of Baptism – they boiled pots of water and poured them over his head three times (for the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit). And after seeing him withstand so many terrible tortures and remaining firm in his faith, they finally ripped out and ate his heart wishing in some way to have some of his courage.
Despite it being a Sunday, in a special way we honor Saint Jean de Brébeuf for the seed of faith he has left us, the seed of faith he has planted in this country for us.
Together in Prayer

Catechism Classes
The Catechism program will start this week. For more information about Baptism, First Communion and Confirmations please contact Sr. Inmaculada

Voces Verbi
Young adult group on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the Month. From 6-8PM at Sacred Heart Church.
Starts with half an hour of Adoration, followed by dinner, talk and recreation. Our first meeting will be Friday October 8th.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day
Federal Statutory Holiday, September 30th, Parish offices across the Diocese will be closed on September 30th. Holy Mass and Adoration at Sacred Heart as usual.

Catholic Missionary Children Oratory
For Children 7-12 year old.
We want to love Jesus and help others to love Jesus. We will do this first with our prayer and participating in mission activities. Saturdays 10:15AM at St. John the Baptist. Starting October 2, 2021. For info or to register contact Sr. Inmaculada

Scripture and the Mass
A class that will go through the Parts of the Holy Mass, how to participate better in the Mass and on understanding the Mass with Sacred Scripture.
Classes every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the Month. First Class September 29th from 4:15 – 5:15 PM at Sacred Heart Church.

Communion to Homebound
If you know someone who at this moment is not able to come to Holy Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion please contact Sr. Krolowa at 705 745 7631 or email the office.

New Adoration Times at Sacred Heart (a test)
We have started the fall schedule for Holy Adoration: Monday – Thursday 3 – 4 PM

Life Chain
Sunday, October 3 (next weekend) from 2 to 3 PM.
Location: on Lansdowne Street between George and Park Streets. Park at Sacred Heart Church and walk to Lansdowne or be shuttled. Signs provided. The blessing of the ProLife Monument and prayer service will follow at Sacred Heart church from 3 to 4 PM.

Our Lady of Lujan

Our Lady of Luján is the patroness of our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word and her image accompanies us in all our foreign missions. Every year our Religious Family honours Our Lady of Luján on May 8, her feast day, with Novenas, Solemn Masses and the Marian Consecration of our new Novices. Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina.

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