Advent and Christmas Services 2017

by Edith

                         Parish of North Hastings  Services:  Advent: Sunday December 10th — Combined  Parish Lessons and Carols Service, 11 a.m. at St. John’s, Bancroft  ( No service at Holy Trinity ) Sunday December 17 –  Morning Prayer Services at Holy Trinity, Maynooth ( 9 a.m. ) [...]

Advent and Christmas 2017

by Edith

First Sunday in Advent — December 3, 2017 Reading:  Mark 13:  27 – 37 Reflection:  As we begin a new church year, Jesus reminds us that we are the ones whom God has left in charge;  we are the stewards, and we are told to stay alert, carrying out the tasks entrusted to us.   [...]

The Tragedy in Manchester England

by Judith

Rest eternal grant unto those who have died, may the Spirit of Healing attend those injured in body, mind and spirit and may our leaders throughout the world be strengthened in their various callings to address the challenges of answering these ideologies of hatred. May the peace of Christ attend us all. Yours in the [...]

2017 : ” Light the World ” Challenge from Fr. Jonathon

by Edith

    January 22, 2017   —-   A message from Father Jonathon Kouri: Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light no darkness can extinguish ( The Gospel According to John, Chapter 1 ).  As  followers of Christ, we are called to help shine His light in our lives and in our world.  Let [...]

Archbishop Hiltz answers the Dissenting Bishops

by Judith

Bishops By André Forget on October, 03 2016 Archbishop Fred Hiltz defends the process that brought the same-sex marriage decision to General Synod 2016, in a letter addressed to dissenting bishops. Photo: André Forget In a written response to a statement issued by seven Canadian bishops expressing their dissent from General Synod’s decision to move toward solemnizing same-sex marriages, Archbishop [...]

SOCIAL JUSTICE WITHOUT BORDERS

by Judith

THIS IS A COMMITTEE FORMED TO BRING A SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY TO NORTH HASTINGS. FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS PROJECT WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE REFUGEE FAMILY, AND ALSO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY HERE IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE, CHEQUES CAN BE [...]

Decision on same sex marriage reversed

by Judith

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:10PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 12, 2016 5:49PM EDT TORONTO — Questions about the integrity of the voting process in which Anglicans narrowly rejected a resolution to allow same-sex marriage emerged Tuesday, leading to a stunning reversal of the result that had caused anguish [...]

Regarding the W5 report on Grenville College

by Judith

Dear Friends Many of you will have watched the CTV W5 investigative report regarding allegations of abuse at Grenville Christian College, a former private boarding school near Brockville. The pain of those who spoke out is heartbreaking. The alleged involvement of priests ordained in the Anglican Church makes this even more disturbing. The campus had [...]

SUPPORT GROUP FOR VETERANS

by Judith

New Group – OSISS The Operational Stress Injury Social Support program provides peer and other support to Canadian Forces personnel, Veterans and their families. A new group is starting up in Bancroft and will meet at St John’s. If you know someone who would benefit, please speak to Father Jonathon. For more info visit www.osiss.ca [...]