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Sudbury Christian Messenger April 2019 Edition


As Christians, we are to live in a fine balance; standing for that which is true while seeking unity amongst ourselves whenever possible,  standing firm in the faith, while showing grace to those who do not,  holding our leaders accountable while praying for their wisdom and well-being.

We are to learn from the words of Ezekiel 22:30,
“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.”    We are to be those who stand in the gap, who lift up our nation with all its favours and faults before the throne of God and pray that He continues to work in our midst.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS – NEW EVENT


    1. Messy Church  |April 3  |New Sudbury
    2. Stations of the Cross  |April 3  |New Sudbury
    3. Theology on Tap  |April 5  |Sudbury – SouthEnd
    4.  Stations of the Cross and Compline (Night Prayer)  |April 5  |Sudbury – Central
    5. Lenten Quiet Day  |April 6  |Sudbury – SouthEnd
    6. Spaghetti Dinner  |April 6  |Sudbury – Minnow Lake
    7. St. Casimir’s Spring Tea  |April 7  |Sudbury – WestEnd
    8. Stations of the Cross  |April 10  |New Sudbury
    9. Mass of Chrism  |April 11  |Sudbury – Downtown
    10. Bridges out of Poverty  |April 12  |Sudbury – Downtown
    11. Vespers (Evening Prayer)  |April 12  |Sudbury - Central
    12. Holy Week Services  |April 14 – 21  |Sudbury – Downtown
    13. Holy Week Services  |April 14 – 21  |New Sudbury
    14.  ood Friday Service  |April 19  |Lively
    15. Way of the Cross:  Share the Journey  |April 19  |Sudbury – Downtown
    16.  Good Friday Service  |April 19  |Sudbury – Central
    17. All Nations Church  |April 21  |  Sudbury – Downtown
    18. Easter Service  |April 21  |Lively
    19. Easter Service  |April 21  |Copper Cliff
    20. Kfm Christian Radio Sharathon  |April 25 |Greater Sudbury & Mid-Northern Ontario
    21. Trevor Dick at All Nations Church  |April 28  |Sudbury – Downtown
    22. Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale Fundraiser  |April 28  |Sudbury – South End
    23. New Evangelization Summit  |May 4  |Greater Sudbury
    24. National March for Life  |May 9  |mid-northern Ontario to Ottawa
    25. "Faith & Politics Tour" with MP Brad Trost  |  May 10, 11  ||Greater Sudbury & Mid-North Ontario
    26. Faith & Politics Tour: MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy  |May 10  |New Sudbury
    27. Faith & Politics Tour:  College & Careers Gathering with MP Brad Trost  |May 10  |Sudbury – South End
    28. Faith & Politics Tour:  MP Brad Trost Meets the Public  |  May 11  |Sudbury - Downtown
    29. Bridges out of Poverty  |May 13  |Sudbury – Downtown
    30. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |  May 15 |Sudbury – Central
    31. Annual Church of Epiphany Rummage Sale  |May 24 and 25  |Sudbury – Downtown
    32.  Solidarity Walk for the Rohingyas  |May 25  |Sudbury – Central
    33. Tending the Flame  |Date to be announced  |  Sudbury – Central
    34. Holy Land Pilgrimage  |October 2-14, 2019

    TABLE OF CONTENTS – RECURRING EVENTS
    1.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  | Saturdays  |Sudbury
    2.  Youth Group for Ages 11-15  |Sundays  |New Sudbury
    3.  Wanup Chapel Service  |First Sunday of the Month |Wanup
    4.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  | Mondays  |New Sudbury
    5.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 3  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
    6.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury –         Donovan
    7.  Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury-West End
    8.  Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford
    9.  Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake
    10.New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury
    11.Gamblers Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |
    12. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ -  Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury - Donovan
    13. Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – Downtown
    14. Communion in the Thorneloe Chapel  |Thursdays |Sudbury-South End
    15. How to become Catholic

    PRAYERS & PRAISE
    Praise for Out of the Cold Dinners from Christ the King Parish
    Prayer for MP Brad Trost’s “Faith & Politics Tour” gatherings in Greater Sudbury
    Call to Prayer by Ears2Hear
      
    SPECIAL REQUESTS
    Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto

    PROVINCIAL NEWS
    Ontario Education Review Announcement – March 15, 2019
    PEACE Response – Phil Lees
    PAFE Response – Tanya Granic Allen

    NATIONAL NEWS
    Transgender teen can proceed with hormone treatment despite father's objections, B.C. court rules

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS
    11 Christians Die Per Day Around the World
    Trump Administration cuts aid to international backdoor funding schemes for abortion
    Former Trans Teens raise awareness of dangers of gender ideology                            
    Poland’s Prime Minister speaks of Christianity and capitalism

    CITIZEN RESPONSE
    What should “identity” mean for a Christian?

    FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
    Social Planning Council of  Sudbury Go Fund Me Fundraiser

    HELP NEEDED
    St. Joseph Health Center

    MEDIA MARVELS
    Understanding God’s Plan for the End of Life – Joni Eareckson Tada
    Movie – Because of Gracia
    “Fatal Flaws” film
    At the parliamentary forum on religious freedom
    Love Unleashes Life:  Abortion & the Art of Communicating Truth

    DAILY CHUCKLE
    Lost Cell Phone Blues- Genevieve and the Wild Sundays [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    WORDS OF WISDOM
    Alex Trebek:  Is he facing Final Jeopardy?   By  Pastor Rob Weatherby
    5 Reasons Christians are Silent While the Innocent Suffer
    Millennials, Evangelism and the importance of defining terms
    “Legal doesn’t mean right” by Andrew Lawton


      NEW Events 

    1.    Messy Church  |April 3  |New Sudbury

    Messy Church - April 3rd -430 pm 

    Church of the Ascension,   Sparks Street,   New Sudbury

    4:30 pm


    2.     Stations of the Cross  |April 3  |New Sudbury

    Church of the Ascension,   Sparks Street,   New Sudbury

    7:30 pm

    Stations of the Cross on Wednesday April 3rd and 10th at 730 pm


    3.     Theology on Tap  |April 5  |Sudbury – SouthEnd

    6-8 pm

    @ Gloria’s Restaurant, corner of Bouchard & Regent St., Sudbury

    Topic:  A driving force in our life:
    “What is Happiness?”

    Theology on Tap Sudbury invites those from 18-30 to a Casual Evening of Discussion & Socializing

    (Appetizers provided)

    Please note:
    We ask that the age range be respected

    With Deacon Bruno Michel & Sr. Bonnie Chesser


    4.     Stations of the Cross and Compline (Night Prayer)  |April 5  |Sudbury – Central

    Stations of the Cross and Compline (Night Prayer) Compline, or Night Prayer, is the church's final prayer of the day. It is a prayer of reflection on the day that has passed, and an entrusting of ourselves to God's care when we are at our most vulnerable. Stations of the Cross and Compline will be prayed on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 pm

    All are welcome!

    St. Patrick’s Parish, Walford Road, Sudbury


    5.    Lenten Quiet Day  |April 6  |Sudbury South End

    The Church of the Epiphany is holding a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday April 6th 9 am - 4 pm at the Villa Loyola. Our speaker is Bishop Philip Poole of Toronto. Registration is $20.00 each, payable on the day.

    To register call the church office at 705-675-2279 or e-mail info@epiphanysudbury.org


    6.     Spaghetti Dinner  |April 6  |Sudbury – Minnow Lake


    Spaghetti Dinner

    When: Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Where: Grace United Church, 1520 Bancroft Dr.   (formerly St. Luke’s United Church)

    Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

    Cost: Adults: $12/ 6-10yrs: $8 / 5yrs and under FREE

    Parking on Barry St.


    7.     St. Casimir’s Polish Church Spring Tea  - Herbatka  |April 7  |Sudbury – WestEnd

    ST. CASIMIR’S POLISH CHURCH Spring Tea – Herbatka

    When: SUNDAY, APRIL 7th, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Where: Polish Combatants Hall, 291 Albinson St.,

    Door prizes, raffle draws, Penny Table, Bake Table Tickets: $5 each (Children 10 & under - $2) & can be purchased at the door, at European Smoke Meat & Deli, or by contacting: Dorota, Event’s Coordinator, 705-919-0014 & leave a message.


    8.     Stations of the Cross  |April 10  |New Sudbury

    Church of the Ascension,   Sparks Street,   New Sudbury

    7:30 pm

    Stations of the Cross on Wednesday 10th at 7:30 pm


    9.    Mass of Chrism 2019  |April 11  |Sudbury - Downtown


    The Chrism Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church, Sudbury,

    Annual Mass of CHRISM
    Once a year, just before Easter, all the priests of the Diocese gather with the Bishop for a special
    Mass at which oils, used in various Sacraments, are blessed: Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens,
    and Oil of Chrism. This year the gathering will be celebrated at our parish of Christ the King, on
    Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. All are invited to join in this special diocesan celebration.

    Everyone is Invited!

    A Reception will follow Mass.

    MASS CANCELLED AT Holy Redeemer Parish on this day.


    10.    Bridges out of Poverty  |April 12  |Sudbury – Downtown


    Bridges out of Poverty – 3 hour session – Friday, April 12th, 9:00-12:00pm, Public Health Sudbury & Districts, 1300 Paris Street, Ramsey Room


    11.  Vespers (Evening Prayer)  |April 12  |Sudbury - Central

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) Vespers, or Evening Prayer, is a contemplative service of scripture, song and silence that provides a shared, verse by verse meditation on select psalms and other texts. It is sung gently and prayerfully using simple chanted melodies. Vespers will be prayed on  Friday April 12th at 7:00 pm
    All are welcome!

    St. Patrick’s Parish,    Walford Rd.,   Sudbury

     Stations of the Cross and Compline (Night Prayer) Compline, or Night Prayer, is the church's final prayer of the day. It is a prayer of reflection on the day that has passed, and an entrusting of ourselves to God's care when we are at our most vulnerable. Stations of the Cross and Compline will be prayed on the following Friday March 22nd & Friday, April 5th at 6:30 pm


    12.Holy Week Observances  |April 14 – April 21   |Sudbury – Downtown

    The Church of the Epiphany invites all to Holy Week

    Holy Week will be observed with special services...

    Blessing & Procession the the Palms - Palm Sunday, April 14@ 10:30 am
    "The Growing Darkness" - Tenebrae - Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm
    Washing of Feet & Stripping of the Church - Maundy Thursday, April 18 @ 7:30 pm
    Solemn Liturgy & Adoration of the Cross - Good Friday, April 19 @ 11 am
    The Great Vigil of Easter - Saturday, April 20 @ 8 pm (Guest Preacher, Pastor Tom Arth)
    Celebration of the Resurrection, Easter Day, Sunday, April 21 @ 8:30 & 10:30 am  Week Observances:


    13.  Holy Week Services  |April 14-21  |New Sudbury

    Holy Week Services at the Church of the Ascension are as follows: 

    April 14th - Palm Sunday - Holy Eucharist 9am and 11am 
    April 17th - Wednesday in Holy Week - Service of Tenebrae 7pm 
    April 18th - Maundy Thursday - Holy Eucharist with foot washing and Stripping of the Altar 7pm 
    April 19th - Good Friday - Stations of the Cross 9am and Celebration of the Passion 10am 
    April 21st - Easter Sunday - Celebration of the Resurrection 9am and 11am 

    All are welcome!



    14.  Good Friday Service  |April 19  |Lively

    Good Friday service – 10 am at Christ Church, 231 Sixth Avenue, Lively.


    15.  Way of the Cross:  Share the Journey  |April 19  |Sudbury - Downtown

    Good Friday
    Way of the Cross: Share the Journey
    A time to pray for those who suffer in our world as we follow Christ to his crucifixion.

    At 10:00 am-12 p.m.

    Starting and ending at  Christ the King and Ste-Anne-des-Pins Parking Lot
    Route 3.5 km through the downtown.

    Sponsored by University St Ignatius Parish Development and Peace group.

    For more information, usiparish@gmail.com or phone  705 673-5661 ext 310

    All are welcome.  


    16.  Good Friday Service  |April 19  |Sudbury – Central

    GOOD FRIDAY: We will be holding a Good Friday service on April 19 at 10am.

    Glad Tidings Church
    1101 Regent St     Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8



    17. Easter Sunday at All Nations Church  |April 21  |Sudbury – Downtown

    All Nations Church will have two Easter Sunday Services

    9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.

    On April 28th, there will be one Sunday Worship Service, only, returning to the regular 10:00 a.m. time.

    For further information, please contact All Nations Church
    705 673 6110


    18.Easter Service  |April 21  |Lively

    Easter Sunday service – 10 am at Christ Church, 231 Sixth Avenue, Lively.


    19. Easter Service  |April 21  |Copper Cliff

    Easter Sunday service - 11 am at St. John’s Church, 34 Godfrey Drive, Copper Cliff.


    20.  Kfm Christian Radio Spring Sharathon  |April 25  |Greater Sudbury & mid-northern Ontario

    KFM Christian Radio is 100% listener supported, and raises funds twice a year.

    April 25 from 6:00am-9:00pm tune in to your local Christian Radio station 95.5 in Sudbury or 
    www.kfmradio.ca to watch online. You will hear local pastors, musicians, and uplifting stories about how Christian radio programs and music have affected peoples’ lives in Greater Sudbury and mid-northern Ontario.

    Drop by the Sudbury station on 2150 Lasalle Blvd. to experience Sharathon first hand, and to make a donation in person, or call the station to phone in your pledge. (705 674 2585).

    KFM   95.5fm  Sudbury  and KFM 103.5fm  North Bay
    Let’s keep Christian radio going and growing!




    21.  Trevor Dick at All Nations Church  |April 28  |Sudbury-Downtown
                                                                                       
    Renowned, passionate Christian violinist, Trevor Dick, returns to All Nations Church

    Sunday, April 28       

    10:00 a.m.

    All are welcome!


    22.  Spaghetti Dinner & Bake Sale Fundraiser  |April 28  |Sudbury-South End

    1960 Paris Street Positive Connections Tenants Group invites you

    When: April 28
    Time:4-6:30
    Where: 1960 Paris building C  lower lever
    There is an elevator
    Who: 1960 Paris Street Positive Connections Tenants Group 
    Reason:To buy a 20 cubic  feet upright freezer.   We are partnered with Food Rescue (www.foodrescue.ca)
    The idea behind Food Rescue is for restaurants and grocery stores to be able to give away of the food that is about to expire instead of disposing . They list it on their website and we, the rescuers go get it.  Currently our permit only lets us do non-perishables rescues. We want to expand to perishables which will include meat, dairy and breads.
    The recipients will be all residents of  1960 Paris. This way with the freezer we coordinate a more effective giveawayfor residents. 
     You can buy a ticket , or donate by etransfer, at 1960parisstreetcommunity@gmail.com as well.
    Thank you!
    Lynn Simard-McMurray
    President

    1960 Paris Street Positive Connections Tenants Group 


    23.     New Evangelization Summit  |May 4, 2019  |Greater Sudbury

     Catching the Flame
    New Evangelization Summit Day, May 4
    8:45 am to 4:45 pm @ St. Benedict Secondary School
    2993 Algonquin Road    

    One Day Only!
    Saturday May 4th, 2019

    New Evangelization Summit
    @St. Benedict School

    8:45 am - 4:45 pm

    Register: on-line at newevangelization.ca

    This year’s conference will include 6 world class speakers live-streamed form Ottawa providing inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how we as Catholics & Christians can effectively evangelize.

     This FREE event includes lunch and light refreshments. For more information, visit: www.newevangelization.ca, email infonesummit@gmail.com or call 705-566-1876

    This day of information and special speakers, for communities across Canada that day, is not just for Catholics. It is NOT a proselytizing event relating to drawing people into the Catholic Church. It is a means to encourage viewers to become aware that the person of Jesus is at the heart of the good news.

     The various presentations during the day invite viewers to reflect on how they can witness to Jesus and share that with others. 

    The organizers invite fellow Christians beyond the Catholic Church to share in this effort.

    Register online at either the website newevangelization.ca or contact infonesummit@gmail.com or call 705-566-1876.


    24.    National March for Life  |May 9  |Greater Sudbury to Ottawa

    Sudbury Right to Life will have buses to take people from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa to participate in the National March for Life

    Leaving Sudbury at 6:00 a.m. and returning at 10:00 pm at night on May 9th

    Cost:  $20.00 per person               Students can be subsidized

    For further information, please contact Therese St. Denis              705 566 0707

    25.    Faith & Politics Tour” with MP Brad Trost  |  May 10, 11 |Greater Sudbury & Mid-North Ontario

    MP Brad Trost will be presenting his non-partisan “Faith & Politics Tour” at various gatherings in Greater Sudbury May 10, 11.

    Over the past 15 years as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa, representing his Saskatoon Electoral District, MP Brad Trost has observed three different ways that Canadians approach politics ………

    1.       Ignore politics
    2.       Use politics for self-interest
    3.       Get involved in politics and use politics to contribute

    A.C.E.S. Leadership Team is excited to host MP Brad Trost, an intelligent, articulate, passionate man of faith,  with a good, non-partisan message we need to hear.

    Further details will be provided in the May Edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger.

    Plan ahead to attend one of the gatherings.    You WILL be blessed.


    Friday, May 10     9-11:00 a.m.     MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy   @ KFM Christian Radio
    Friday, May 10     6:30 – 9:00 p.m.   College & Careers Gathering
    Saturday, May 11     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   M.P. Brad Trost Meets the Public

    Further details will be provided regarding Rsvp in the May Edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger, and online at www.sudburychristian.ca




    26. Faith & Politics Tour:  MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy  |May 10  |New Sudbury


    Friday, May 10     9-11:00 a.m.     MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy   @ KFM Christian Radio

    Sponsored by A.C.E.S. and KFM Christian Radio

    Free Admission/Freewill Donation to A.C.E.S.     



    27. Faith & Politics Tour  |College & Careers Gathering with MP Brad Trost  |May 10  |Sudbury-South End

    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Place:  Canisius Hall, University of Sudbury, Laurentian University
    Free Parking in UofS Parking Lot
    6:30 - BBQ     7:00 - Presentation, followed by Q&A and informal conversation
    Free Admission/Freewill Donation to A.C.E.S.     
    Sponsored by A.C.E.S. (Active Christians Engaging Society) and University of Sudbury Spiritual Services


    28.Faith & Politics Tour:  MP Brad Trost Meets the Public  |May 11  |Sudbury – Downtown

    A.C.E.S. (Active Christians Engaging Society) welcomes all to meet MP Brad Trost and engage with him about his Faith & Politics message.

    1:30 – 2:15 – Presentation by MP Brad Trost

    Followed by Q&A, and general discussion as we socialize

    Free Admission/Freewill Offering to A.C.E.S.


    Rsvp information will be provided in the May Edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger, and online at www.sudburychristian.ca

    Sponsored by A.C.E.S.



    29.    Bridges out of Poverty  |May 13  |Sudbury – Downtown

    Bridges out of Poverty – 6 hour session – Monday, May 13th, 9:00-4:00pm, Public Health Sudbury & Districts, 1300 Paris Street, Ramsey Room



    30.    Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |  May 15 |Sudbury – Central

    Rev. Tom Arth & Monsignor Jim Hutton invite clergy and para-church leaders from the Sudbury Central South End Ministerial   to meet 12 noon to be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 189 Regent St

    Brown Bag Lunch followed by discussion

    Please R.S.V.P. to Tom Arth, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church    pastortom@eastlink.ca


    31.   Annual Church of the Epiphany Rummage Sale  |May 24 and 25  |Sudbury-Downtown

    Church of the Epiphany Annual Rummage Sale

    85 Larch Street

    Friday, May 24    1 – 5 pm

    Saturday, May 25     9 – 3 pm

    Donations accepted commencing Tuesday, May 21 between 9 and 2 pm to the Church, 85 Larch Street

    For further information, contact the Church of Epiphany Office:   705 675 2279


    32.  Solidarity Walk for the Rohingyas  |May 25  |Sudbury – Central

    Development and Peace-Caritas Canada calls us to share the journey with the Rohingyas of Myanmar. Facing persecution and violence, 723,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar since August 2017 and taken refuge across the border in neighbouring Bangladesh. Development and Peace’s long-time partner Caritas Bangladesh is working hard to restore some dignity to these people who simply yearn to live in peace. Thanks to your donations, Caritas Bangladesh has been able to provide temporary shelters, access to clean water, safe latrines and showers for women and girls, and hygiene kits. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of the Rohingya! You can donate online at devp.org/give. A solidarity walk will take place on 25th May, 2019 at 10 am at the Bell Park in Sudbury and you are all invited.



    33.    Tending the Flame  |Date to be Announced  |Sudbury – Central

    Tending the Flame

    Post Evangelization Summit Reflections May, Date, Time and Place TBA

    Questions?



    34.  Holy Land Pilgrimage  |October 2-14  |

    Join us October 2nd to October 14th 2019, on a Pilgrimage to the roots and foundation of the Catholic faith, the Holy Land. We will celebrate our Holy Masses in the most important places related to Jesus' life and ministry. Our spiritual leader will be Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC from the Companions of the Cross.

    For more information contact Stan and Maria at 613-792-4272 or Email to sbielec@sympatico.ca



    RECURRING Events

    1.       Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |Every Saturday  |Sudbury

    Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-noon

    40 Notre Dame

    St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Corner of Notre Dame Ave. & Louis  St. 

    St. Mary’s is very proud to have been awarded the very distinguished and rare, “Ontario Architecture Landmark Award,” in 2016.  Look for the five heavenly overhead domes!


    Church Office 705-675-8244,   Kitchen 705-675-1581

    St. MARY'S UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
    40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, On. P3C 5K2  Tel. 705-675-8244  Kitchen: 705-675-1581
    Pastor: Rev. Fr. Peter Bodnar 
    Divine Liturgy: Saturdays at 4 pm in English; Sundays at 9:00 am in Ukrainian and 10:30 am in English



    2.        Wanup Chapel Service   |First Sunday of the Month   |Wanup

    Come -  Come and see  -God just wants be with you and so do we

    JOIN US AT THE LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL                 Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side
                                                                                                                                       

                                     EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

    Regular Service Information:

    On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

    Refreshments served after each  service


    A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ALL WHO COME AND JOIN US…

    Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 


    4.       Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  | Mondays  |New Sudbury

    Every Monday at the Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, New Sudbury

    7;30-8:30 pm

    For further information, please contact 705 674 6217


    5.       Adult Children of Alcoholics  | Mondays  |Minnow Lake

    Every Monday, at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, in the basement

    7:00 pm

    For further information, please contact 705 929 1627



    6.       Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

    Does someone’s drinking affect you?

    Al-Anon meetings take place every Tuesday

    St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 264 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury – Donovan area

    7:00 pm.


    7.       Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – West End

    Tuesdays, meetings at the rear entrance of the old Pinegate Centre

    6-7 pm

    Phone 705 207-0877 for more information



    8.       Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford

    Every Tuesday

    St. Alexander’s Church, 100 Gaudette Street, Chelmsford

    Minis 6 pm; majors 7:30 pm

    Cash only

      

    9.       Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake

    12-step meeting for people who desire healthy relationships.

    7-8 pm

    Holy Redeemer Parish, 1887 Bancroft Drive   (door on right from the main entrance upstairs)

    Phone 705 562-9801


    10.   New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury

    For divorced, separated, and widowed.

    Offering weekly support during crisis on Wednesdays

    At St. Stephen’s on the Hill, 1248 Lauzon Street   

    6:30-8:30 pm

    Contact 705 919 3131


    11.   Gambling Problem?  |Wednesdays  |

    We can help.

    Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays

    7 pm

    Phone:  705 988 3410


    12.   BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

    Becoming a soldier in Christ

    Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    @ Grace Family Church  

    426 Burton Avenue, Sudbury

    Contact Information:

    Guy Langlois:  705 618 5984

    BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |Sudbury

    All are welcome


    13.   Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – Downtown

    Thursdays, meetings held at All Nations Church, St. Raphael Street

    12-1 pm

    Phone 705 207 0098 for more information


    14.   Communion in the Thorneloe Chapel  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – South End

    While University classes are scheduled, all are welcome to the Anglican Communion

    12-12:30

    Thorneloe Univerrsity Chapel

    15.   How to Become Catholic

     The Journey of Faith begins with your questions What is faith? How does faith grow? What do Catholics believe and why is it different from other traditions? How different is it really? How to Become Catholic If you, or someone you know, is thinking about becoming Catholic (un-baptized or baptized in another denomination), or you are a baptized Catholic who never received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist, we invite you to our Inquiry sessions. These informal sessions are held as a kind of “getting to know you” gathering where your questions and concerns can be answered, and you can decide if you want to continue in the initiation process to become Catholic or complete your initiation. If you would like to join us, or if you have questions, please call the Holy Redeemer parish office at 705-566-8330. Through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, we can continue the works of the Father.


    Prayer & Praise

    Praise for Out of the Cold Dinners from Christ the King Parish

    To the Knights of Columbus Brian McKee Council and the women of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church, a sincere thank you for wrapping up our season of the Out of the Cold Dinners on March 15th with a fantastic meal. Guests were treated to a mixed salad, yummy hamburgers, beans and wieners, homemade perogies with onions and sour cream, and chocolate or white cake. Over 240 people left very happy with a full stomach, and gratitude for the loving hands that prepared the meal. The icing on the cake –a donation to the Out of the Cold Program from the Knights of Columbus.
    Christ the King’s involvement in the Out of the Cold Outreach Program has been deemed a huge success by both those who have enjoyed our meals, and the organizers of this Outreach Program. For the 2018-2019 season, we fed over 200 each time, added new twists to the menus, and got to know and work with our fellow neighbours from other Churches. The donations from both the Men’s Club and the Knights were a bonus not expected, but time and time again, the generosity of our Parishioners has constantly surpassed our expectations, so we should not be surprised. Thank you again and God bless all of you!
    “May the Lord the God of Israel under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.” Ruth 2:12


    Prayer for the Upcoming “Faith & Politics Tour” by MP Brad Trost to Greater Sudbury

    Thank you, Lord God, for your faithful servant, MP Brad Trost, and the message he is passionate to share with us about faith and politics.   May the details of his Tour and time with us in Greater Sudbury be a blessing to all concerned.

    Call to Prayer by Ears2Hear

    Alberta -Pray for Alberta! The Lord is highlighting Alberta and inviting the nation to focus our prayers upon this province. Pray for the Church in Alberta to experience a great move of the Spirit, especially manifesting in prayer and heart-felt drawing near to God.

    Lent - We are in the season of Lent, pray that these 40 days will not be a time of empty religious works, but a powerful time of encountering God! Intercede that the Spirit's call to fasting, prayer and softened hearts will be widely heeded with the Church returning to first love. Rev 2:4, 3:19, 20

    Fields - Pray for the "harvest fields". Contend that the Lord will bring hunger for God, and a deep awareness of need for Him to demographics of our nation that seem most resistant to the gospel. Prophesy to the fields that they would be prepared to receive the gospel. Pray as well for a new wave of Spirit empowered harvesters and intercessors for the harvest! Eze 37:4, Lu 10:2

    Potter's Wheel - Big structural changes are happening within the Church. Pray for those that are "on the potter's wheel", and being impacted by the reshaping. Pray that we embrace God's good and perfect will, rather than resist the changes by clinging to the old. Pray for wisdom for those in leadership, as they discern the shape of the new vessels. Jer 18:1-6

    Let Faith Arise - The Lord is calling the Church to be renewed in faith, especially faith for resurrection life. Stand in the gap for those overwhelmed with disappointment and discouragement, those that have been confused by the enemy's lies, and those who have subtly shifted their hope to human solutions. Cry out for raw, bold, confident faith in the gospel that promises resurrection power to manifest in the Church. Act 4:29,30


                                                      

    Special Requests


    1.       Dedication Stones at The Grotto on Sudbury’s Holy Mountain

    The Friends of the Grotto have completed the installation of Dedication Stones in front of the Stations of the Cross at The Grotto off VanHorne Street.

    Additional Dedication Stones are available for purchase.     They will be installed next Spring, 2019.

    Proceeds from the stones’ sale will be used to continue yearly maintenance of The Grotto.  

    For more information, call Marguerite Groulx at 705-524-6384 or send an email to Groulx_margo@outlook.com

    Editor’s Note:  The Dedicatio Stones can be purchased in your name, or for your family.   

      

    Provincial News

    Ontario Education Review Announcement – March 15, 2019



    P.E.A.C.E. Response to the Ontario Education Announcement – Phil Lees
    Ontario Sex Education Curriculum Announcement; Disappointing, But Not Surprising. 
     On March 15, 2019 the   Minister of Education,Lisa Thompson, announced the changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.  Parents concerned with the 2015 Curriculum, should be concerned with what is being proposed.
    The government has continued to embrace Comprehensive Sex Education as the philosophical foundation and is maintaining all of the content within the 2015 Wynn curriculum.  In an effort to appease concerned families they have moved the offensive gender identity and gender expression, to a later grade. The government claims to be family friendly by offering parents to opt-out of offensive curriculum – but it is unclear if this includes all sexual health curriculum.

    To find out more about the details and implications of the government's choice to maintain all of the content within the 2015 Wynn curriculum and how this should be of concern to Parents, please go to the link below to read the complete article.




    PAFE Response to the Ontario Education Curriculum Announcement – Tanya Granic Allen

    Despite over 35,000 Ontarians signing PAFE’s petition asking Education Minister Lisa Thompson not to force this unscientific theory onto children, and thousands more submitting survey responses to that effect, she is going ahead with it.
    Parents in other provinces are facing similar attacks on their parental rights. 
    A recent article in The Post Millennial exposes that a book about being transgender and what constitutes “transphobia” is now being used in grade 8 Language Arts classrooms in Nova Scotia. This book was produced in 2016 using the support of the Canadian government and the Ontario government.
    Science columnist Dr. Debra Soh is quoted in the article saying, “For parents who may not have been aware of how widely false ideas about gender are being embraced and promoted in Canadian schools, this should serve as a red flag. Many points discussed in the book are scientifically inaccurate; for example, the claim that there are more than two genders, and that there are no differences between women who were born women and transgender women.” 
    Is it any wonder that with this propaganda in the classrooms clinics specializing in treating children with gender dysphoria have seen exponential growth in patients in recent years?  
    A psychiatrist who recently resigned from one of these clinics in the UK has stated that, “I do not believe we understand what is going on in this complex area…”
    This same clinic is now being accused of hiding bad results about its use of experimental puberty blockers on teenagers.
    As one conservative columnist recently wrote, "The Western world is engaged in a massive and almost unregulated experiment on children and young adults..."
    This unscientific theory has no place in Canada’s classrooms. Doug Ford seemed to understand that when he called gender identity theory “liberal ideology” and said he would repeal Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed. Now, his Education Minister has made a mockery of that repeal promise, and has declared Gender Identity Theory will remain in children's classrooms.
    Sincerely,
    Tanya Granic Allen, President
    Parents As First Educators Inc. · Canada 



    National News 

    Transgender teen can proceed with hormone treatment despite father's objections, B.C. court rules

    The judge said he was satisfied A.B. understood the benefits and risks of treatment and that postponing it further could result in A.B. trying to harm himself again



    International News

    11 Christians Killed Every Day in the World


    Trump Administation cuts aid to international backdoor funding schemes for abortion

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-trump-admin-cuts-aid-to-international-backdoor-funding-schemes-for-abortion

    Former Trans Teens raise awareness of dangers of gender ideology

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-trans-teens-raise-awareness-of-dangers-of-gender-ideology


    Poland’s Prime Minister speaks about Christianity and capitalism in Poland’s history

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG7sJSlQK5g&feature=youtu.be&utm_campaign=Huckabee+-+Polls&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70720715&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9MExkMy3Tn_zE650_YVurwThmpmiiGFxb958m-pj-_PkyoTyuse1TJ2COWbkhodj_8Tq_xfM7_fOCIZjVQdEZj6ParQg&_hsmi=70720715



    Citizen Response

    What should “identity” mean for a Christian?


    Financial Support Requests


    The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury) is launching a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Community Emergency Fund.  100% of funds collected go to the individuals and families in crisis!  This fund is a fund of last resort that helps support individuals and families in crisis

    For further information, please contact:

    Social Planning Council of Sudbury
    30 Ste. Anne Road
    Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
    Website:  www.spcsudbury.ca
    Tel. (705) 675-3894


    HELP NEEDED


    St. Joseph’s Health Centre …..Volunteers Needed!
    St. Joseph’s Health Centre invites you to join our Caring and Compassionate Volunteer Community.  We have a variety of Volunteer Services and Programs to suit each volunteer’s unique interest and availability with minimal time commitments yet meaningful life experiences. (A minimum of 1-1.5hr commitment on a routine timeslot that suits your availability per week).   St. Joseph’s Volunteers share the gift of time with our elderly disabled community, providing opportunities to enhance the lives of our residents and patients’ spiritual/religious, intellectual, emotional, cultural, and physical wellness in our Long-Term Care Home, St. Joseph’s Villa and/or Geriatric Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre located on South Bay Road in Sudbury, Ontario.

    If you are interested in Volunteering with St. Joseph’s Health Centre please contact Volunteer Services at: tanneball@sjsudbury.comor by phone at (705) 674-2846, ext. 1330  / www.sjsudbury.com – ‘Opportunities - As a Volunteer ‘ !
      
    Bénévoles recherchés!
    Le Centre de santé de St-Joseph vous invite à vous joindre à notre équipe de bénévoles. Nous avons divers programmes et services de bénévolat où vous pouvez œuvrer. Nos bénévoles contribuent au mieux-être des résidents de notre foyer de soins de longue durée et des patients de notre Centre de soins continus.

    Si nos occasions de bénévolat vous intéressent, communiquez avec les Services de bénévolat :
    Villa St-Joseph / Centre de soins continus St-Joseph – par courriel : tanneball@sjsudbury.com / ou par téléphone : 705 674-2846, poste 1330 / www. sjsudbury.com   - Bénévoles
     Media Marvels
    1.     Understanding God’s Plan for the End of Life – Joni Eareckson Tada

    https://www.google.com/search?q=understanding+god%27s+plan+for+the+end+of+life&oq=understanding+god%27s+plan+for+the+end+of+life&aqs=chrome..69i57.8823j0j7&{google:bookmarkBarPinned}sourceid=chrome&{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:omniboxStartMarginParameter}ie=UTF-8

    2.        Movie – Because of Gracia

    “It’s a must-see film for youth groups, churches and schools, thanks in part to its strong production values, compelling story, and thought-provoking companion study guide,” says Joel Gordon, creative director for the EFC   (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)




    3.        “Fatal Flaws” film

    The “Fatal Flaws” film (55 minutes) educational version is now being distributed. 

    www.epcc.ca           Euthanasia Prevention Coalition



    4.        At the parliamentary forum on religious freedom

    EFC executive vice-president David Gueretzki spoke about religious freedom and state neutrality at the 7th Annual Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom held in October in Ottawa…..Guretzki presented ways religious communities can work together in Canada to protect and further religious freedom……

    The full address is available by text and video at        www.TheEFC.ca/GuretzkiPFRF


    5.       Loves Unleashes Life:  Abortion & the Art of Communicating Truth

    By Stephanie Gray

    Reviewed in Priests for Life Canada        www.priestsforlifecanada.com           2018    Issue 6

    Copies are available from Life Cycle Books at 1-866-880-5860     or    www.lifecyclebooks.com


     Daily Chuckle

     Lost Cell Phone Blues- Genevieve and the Wild Sundays [OFFICIAL VIDEO]  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_BAKjLqENI


    Words of Wisdom

    Alex Trebek:  Is he facing Final Jeopardy?   By Pastor Rob Weatherby
    https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/sudbury-faith-alex-trebek-handles-diagnosis-with-poise-courage 

    Editor’s Note:  This article appeared in The Sudbury Star on March 24, 2019, under the following heading: Sudbury Faith:  Alex Trebek handles diagnosis with poise,  courage


    5 Reasons Christians are Silent While the Innocent Suffer
    By MICHAEL L. BROWN



    Millennials, Evangelism and the importance of defining terms

    https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/millennials-evangelism-and-the-importance-of-defining-terms


    “Legal doesn’t mean right” by Andrew Lawton

    There is a big difference between what is legal and what is right.

    With the legalization of recreational pot in Canada (however mired in bureaucracy and regulation), it’s high time for people to realize that the government is not a moral standard-bearer. Nor should it be……

    Complete article at:  
    http://www.theinterim.com/issues/legal-doesnt-mean-right-2/


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