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Bishop's Appeal 2021

The 2021 Appeal theme, Spirit of Hope – Healing & Reconciliation, invites us to trust that the Holy Spirit is working in us and through us. The goal of this years’ Appeal focuses on the healing work of the Diocese with the Indigenous peoples. Your pledge will also benefit our parish by supporting St. Anne’s First Nations Missions.

Please give prayerful consideration towards our Appeal and know that you are making a significant difference right here at home. 

Parish Goal: $45,000
Actual to Date: $18,825.00
Number of Gifts: 69

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From the Pastor's Desk Nov 20/21 2021

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Solemnity of Christ the King 2021

Better late than never!  The monsoon torrent that wreaked havoc on the province prevented many of the Diocesan Clergy from arriving for the Monday start of the priest’s retreat in Parksville with Bishop Scott McCaig of the Military Ordinariate.  In fact, five of the clergy from South of the Malahat haven’t come at all, but I’m glad Fr. Sean and I persevered in the long delays Tuesday in order to be nurtured in our vocations.  Bishop Scott is both inspired, and inspiring us to renew in the supreme dignity of our priestly calling, without losing sight of the service and humility of the one who has called us!  The 14 priests and one seminarian are grateful to God and feel privileged to participate.

While here I’ve received the news of the death of Frances Joan Dolny, resident of Sooke and longtime member of OLOR.  Her sons Mark and Martin (and I) are so grateful for the ministry of Fr. Sean who anointed her at the bedside and helped prepare her to meet her Lord and friend.  Her funeral is planned for Thursday November 25th at OLOR 1:00 p.m.  All welcome!

We commence the season of Advent next week and devotional booklets will be available to assist your daily prayer this weekend.  It’s a gift but please only one per family.

For those really thinking ahead here’s our Christmas Mass schedule:
OLOR Christmas Eve 5, 7, 9, 11 and Christmas Day 11 a.m.

SRL Christmas Eve 5, and 7 Children’s Mass; Christmas Day 9:00 a.m.

Our Advent Mission for both parishes is in the works and a poster with details should be published with this bulletin.  We’ll need to get some sense of the numbers for the Sunday December 12 5:00 p.m. prepared dinner (with a dessert/salad pot luck).  Please let the office know of your intentions.  This is evening where we’ll hear from Bishop Mark but also be treated to witness some Ahousaht cultural song and dance!

Thanks for collecting for the Pacheedaht elders’ boxes.  We’ll keep you posted on their status.

Blessings to you all as we anticipate one of my favourite liturgies of the year… Jesus is King.  Amen!

Blessings in Him,

 Fr. Dean

MASS TIMES:

(All Masses are back in the church, no registration required)

Tuesday: 9 am 

Wednesday: 9am 

Thursday: 9am 

Saturday: 6pm

Sunday: 8:30am 

Sunday: 11am 

Christmas Mass Schedule:

Dec 24 (Fri): 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, & 11pm

Dec 25 (Sat): 11am

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