The Sudbury
Christian Messenger
An Email Digest of Christian News, Events and Miracles throughout the City of Greater Sudbury

Sudbury Christian Messenger April 2018 Edition


“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”           Nelson Mandela

If you don’t know what the truth looks like, you won’t recognize a lie when you see it.

LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN!   ( MATTHEW 5:16 )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
  1. "Cup of Our Life" Faith Sharing  |April & May |Sudbury
  2. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |April |Sudbury
  3. Crafternoon Fellowship  |April 13 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  4. Silent Vigil for Peace  | April 13 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  5. Theology Café  |April 13 and Fridays  |Azilda
  6. Ain’a That Good News!  |April 13  |Sudbury
  7. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |April 13  and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
  8. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |April 14  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  9. Personal Healing  |April 14 and Saturdays  | Minnow Lake
  10. Fearless Faith Conference  |April 14  |New Sudbury
  11. Widening our Welcome:  Race and Racism in our Congregations and Communities  |April 14  |Sudbury
  12. Trevor Dick Presentation  |April 15  |Lively
  13. Evensong and Supper  |April 15  |Sudbury – Downtown
  14. A Night of Worship with “Krystall” and Trevor Dick  |April 15  |Sudbury - Downtown
  15. Sunday Night Impact  |April 15 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm Christian Radio
  16. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |April 16 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
  17. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |April 16  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  18. Mid-Week Worship  |April 18 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  19. Wanup Chapel Bible Study  |April 18  |Wanup
  20. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |April 18 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  21. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  April 19 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
  22. Fashion, Fun and Cake  |April 21  |Sudbury
  23. Spring Dinner Fundraiser  |April 21  |Sudbury
  24. Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for Sea Cadets  |April 22  |New Sudbury
  25. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |April 24  |Sudbury
  26. Elgin Street Mission Spring Fundraiser  |April 25  |Sudbury
  27. KFM Christian Radio Spring Sharathon  |April 26  |Greater Sudbury
  28. New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury
  29. Sudbury Christian Academy’s 8th Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction  |April 28  |Sudbury – Central
  30. 65th Anniversary of  All Nations Church  |April 29  |Sudbury – Downtown
  31. “Achieving Your Dreams and Goals in Life”  |May 3  |Valley – Val Caron
  32. Theology on Tap  |May 4  |Sudbury - Downtown
  33. The Kingdom Is A Family – The Sequel  |May 4 & 5  |Chelmsford
  34.  Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions  |May 5  |Sudbury - Central
  35. Wanup Chapel Service  |May 6  |Wanup
  36. Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe
  37. National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa
  38. Overflow Conference for Youth  |May 18-20  |southern Ontario
  39. REAL Women of Canada Annual Meeting  |May 26  |Toronto
  40. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
  41. Parliament of the World's Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto

PRAYERS & PRAISE
Praise Report re: Request for Tea Cups
Praise Report re: World Day of Prayer in Greater Sudbury
Pray for Kfm Christian Radio Sharathon – Thursday, April 26
Prayer for Ontario’s pre-election June 7 Campaign

SPECIAL REQUESTS
GOMAD Mission to DR has requests
Knights Footwear Project
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

PROVINCIAL NEWS
Update from P.E.A.C.E. – Sudbury representative:  Sex is too Important to God to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture   We can bring help to Greater Sudbury    P.E.A.C.E. Can Help
Requirement to tell foster kids Easter Bunny is real violated couple’s charter rights: court
Call for Conscience Campaign

NATIONAL NEWS
Summer Jobs Depend on Agreeing with State Religion by John Carpay   Law Matters
Faith-based students should never be denied a summer job

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

CITIZEN RESPONSE
Pro-Life Movement to Rally on Parliament Hill May 10
Letter to the Editor of the Sudbury Star re: Liberal Government Summer Job Grants Attestation
Casino Interfaith Response
Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:  Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices
Trudeau’s War on Free Thinking
Religion’s Important to a Healthy Society
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project

HELP NEEDED
The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul

MEDIA MARVELS
Playlist of Christian Movies


DAILY CHUCKLE

WORDS OF WISDOM
Be quick to listen and be slow to speak – Bob Walsh – The Sudbury Star    February 10, 2018


  Local  News & Events

  1. “Cup of Our Life” Faith Sharing  |April & May |Sudbury
Sister Bonnie Chesser will be hosting an evening once a month for single women who would like to share their faith. We will use the book “Cup of Our Life” by Sister Joyce Rupp as a basis of prayer and reflection.   ".  Sister Joyce Rupp  has a reflection on some point in our growth, then a scripture passage, then some journal questions, followed by sharing time.
We will gather on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening
If you are interested please contact Sister Bonnie at bchesser@cyberbeach.net or call 705-522-5245.

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | April  |Sudbury
The Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community offers the Catholic faithful the option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 48 William Avenue, Coniston.

Sunday Mass
11:00 A.M.
Confessions, 10:00 A.M.

Other pertinent information including the Daily Mass schedule, contact and directions, may be viewed at our website:  www.materdeiparish.ca 
Thank you and pax vobis.

Father Vincenzo Fiore
Pastor

Mater Dei Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Mass Community
c/o 21 Ste-Anne Road, P.O. Box 787
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 4S1


Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!


  1. Crafternoon Fellowship  |April 13 and Fridays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Fridays at 1:30-2:30p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Crafternoon Fellowship, we host an open time of casual crafting, conversation, and coffee.
Bring an unfinished project, learn a new skill, or meet a new friend.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church


  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |April 13 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace in the Sudbury Public Library, Mackenzie Street,  on Fridays.

3:30 – 4:30 pm

There is free parking

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

“call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe.”


This non-sectarian group of concerned citizens includes people of diverse faiths and backgrounds,  from Waters Mennonite Church, Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue, the Muslim community, and Quaker Witness.      The Peace Vigil is modelled after what was done in Greater Sudbury in response to the Vale strikes and Vietnam War protests.

There will be opportunities for networking/socializing before and after the Silent Vigil for Peace.

For further information, please contact John Rutherford   705 522 8584  (home)/705 9190759 (mobile)   or Dave Nicol   denicol.1@gmail.com

SILENT VIGIL

We stand in peaceful protest of the spreading violence throughout the world, and call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe
We are drawn from diverse faiths & backgrounds, religious and secular, to actively oppose all that leads to violence among people and nations and the bankruptcy of the human spirit it represents.
We stand in silent vigil united in resolve and purpose, to struggle against the use of violence as a means to settle disagreement and disputes at all levels. To do so we need to start with our own hearts and minds, joining with all persons clear in thought and mind and faith, inviting them to find common ground.
Please join with us as we stand here now and in coming weeks for one hour at the end of our working week, Fridays, 4 to 5 pm.



Waters Mennonite Church
Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
Islamic Association of Sudbury
Quaker Witness


Dave Nicol

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
                                                                    ― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story


  1. Theology Café  |April 13 and Fridays  |Azilda

Monthly theology study group the "Theology Café"

at Azilda Baptist Chapel!        Reformed Baptist congregation in Azilda, Ontario. All are welcome to join us for worship, fellowship, and the teaching of God's Word. 294 Notre Dame East, Azilda, Ontario.

Dr. R.C. Sproul's series "The Holiness of God."

All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Trembling Before the Holiness of God
R.C. Sproul explains how every human being that is exposed to the holiness of God trembles before His presence. Transcript: …
YOUTUBE.COM


  1.   Ain’a That Good News!  |April 13  |Sudbury

Description:  Sudbury Studio Singers Concert

Venue: St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON

Date and Time: Friday, April 13, 2018 – 8 pm


Tickets: Admission $15; Students/Seniors $10
Advance tickets available at: YIG-Vrab’s; Jett-Landry Music, and sudburystudiosingers@gmail.com. Information available from 705-626-9995 (Robert Hall)


Sudbury Studio Singers will present their spring concert on Friday, April 13 at 8 pm at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. The ensemble will present some of the gems of the chamber choir repertoire, including folk songs and African-American spirituals. Also featured will be a new American work by composer Jake Runestad that addresses the issue of mental health in a direct but lyrical way.
The special guest artist for the concert will be Guelph violist Henry Janzen, who has made previous performances in Sudbury on at least five occasions. As well as playing a solo work, Janzen will accompany the choir in  Five Hebrew Songs by Eric Whitaker.
The twenty voices of Sudbury Studio Singers, under the direction of Robert Hall, are completing their first season, which has included several small recording projects, and included a March concert in which they performed the role of Coro Piccolo in Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Advance tickets are available at YIG-Vrab’s and Jett-Landry Music or from sudburystudiosingers@gmail.com. General Admission is $15 and Students and Seniors $10.

For further information contact Robert Hall at 705-626-9995


  1. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |April 13 and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
Jason Showell          Email the_purolator_guy@hotmail.com
Pickup hockey
Time 10pm till 11pm
Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps Copper cliff
Pickup up hockey looking for players that runs from September 8th till the end of march. For more information text or call 705 507 2173.
For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705 507 2173

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |April 14 and 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
http://saintmarysudbury.com/ Email: stmaryssudbury@yahoo.ca
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



  1. Personal Healing  |April 14 and Saturdays  |Minnow Lake

Personal Healing – Saturdays

If you have experienced past hurts or suffer from physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds from issues such as divorce, separation, abortion, the death of a loved one, or any kind of abuse, these Saturday mornings sessions could be of help to you. This is a safe place to share and be prayed with individually as you journey to wholeness.

When: Saturdays between 10 AM & 2 PM

For an appointment please contact: Sr. Jean Mongeau at 705-522-9423.


  1. Fearless Faith Conference  |April 14  |New Sudbury

APRIL 14     @    Lansing Avenue Baptist Chapel                1192 Lansing Ave, Sudbury, ON P3A 4C3
        New Sudbury    (across from Food Basics)

9:30 AM

Welcome
9:35 AM           
Dr. Michael Thiessen – Arguments for the Existence of God

10:45 AM          Break
11:00 AM         
Wesley Huff – Can We Trust the Bible?

12:00 PM          Break
1:00 PM           
Michael Hiscock – Can a Dead Man Rise?

2:00 PM            Break
2:15 PM           
Wesley Huff – How to Talk about God Without Looking Like an Idiot!

3:15 PM            Conclusion

  1. Widening our Welcome:  Race and Racism in our Congregations and Communities  |April 14  |Sudbury


The Manitou Intentional Learning Community is offering this event because of our concern to make both our churches and our community welcoming and inclusive places which seek justice and are active in combatting racism. The following is a detailed description of the event. I do hope that some members of your congregation will be able to join us.

Widening our Welcome: Race and Racism in our Congregations and Communities, Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. St Peter’s United Church, Sudbury.

Guest speakers/facilitators: Adele Halliday, Team Leader for Discipleship and Witness, United Church of Canada and Beth Baskin, Program Coordinator, Social Analysis and Congregational Engagement, United Church of Canada.

Do you have questions about race and racism? Would you like to explore those questions in a safe community?

Many congregations think they are welcoming to all people. But the experience of some minority groups is not one of welcome; it is one of exclusion. How do we widen out welcome for people of all racial identities? How might people become allies with members of minority groups? And how might we try to make our congregations, communities and society more racially just and equitable places?

In addition to being people in the church, we are also people in society. How do we begin to live out racial justice in our communities? How do we hold difficult conversations within our congregations, workplaces, and friendship groups? How do we respond to racist comments?

Come and explore some of these challenging questions about racial justice; reflect on power and privilege, and gather some practical trips and tools. This will be an interactive and engaging workshop with practical conversations.

Registration $20 for individuals, $50 for groups of three includes refreshments and a light lunch. Please contact Gillian Schell at gillian.schell@sympatico.ca for more information or to register. Please see the attached flyer and post and distribute widely.

If you wish to learn more about the Manitou Intentional Learning Community, please go to our website http://www.manitoulearningcommunity.com/

I am attaching a poster about the event and hope that you will circulate it widely.

Regards

Gillian Schell, Team Leader, Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC).


  1.  Trevor Dick Presentation  |April 15  |Lively

Trevor Dick Presentation

Sponsored by  Gideons International in Canada

10am

Date April15th, 2018

Cornertstone Community Church, 226 6th Avenue, Lively

Trevor Dick serves our Lord with his violins and has cd’s available. Come hear and see what our Lord does through him.

For more Information Contact: ouellen@me.com               Leonard Ouellette


  1.  Evensong and Supper  |April 15  |Sudbury – Downtown

Church of the Epiphany            85  Larch Street

Join us for Evensong at 4:30 which will be followed by a Roast Beef dinner at 6:00.

Tickets are available by calling the church office at 705-675-2279 ext. 2


  1. Live Impact  Broadcast Sundays at Restoration Church and on Kfm Christian Radio  |April 15 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm

Join Restoration Church Ministries Sundays for our Sunday Night Impact Live on KFM at Restoration Church in Val Caron .1621 Valleyview Road.
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 Catch the Spirit of Revival with Pastor Jeff Edwards.
 6:30 pm
 Breakthrough – Healing – Power
 Can’t make it in person? Join us for worship and be part of our LIVE RADIO AUDIENCE or watch our FACEBOOK LIVE broadcast!
 Restoration Church
Phone:
(705) 588-7600                    Email:admin@restorechruch.ca               Website:                www.restorechurch.ca

  1.  A Night of Worship with “KRYSTALL” and Trevor Dick  |April 15  |Sudbury – Downtown

KRYSTAAL with special guest Trevor Dick                 “Healing and Hope Tour”

7:00 pm

Free Concert – invite a friend!

All Nations Church          414 St. Raphael Street                 (off Howey or Vanhorne-Lourdes)               705 673 6110         allnationschurch.ca

Or, listen live-streamed through                       kfmradio.ca            or www.allnationschurch.ca

  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |April 16 and 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

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |April 16 and 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


  1. Mid-Week Worship  |April 18 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Wednesdays at 11:00a-12:00p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Mid-Week Worship, we host a weekly time of refreshing and fellowship.
We meet together informally to share in God's word and worship through prayer and music.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church


  1. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |April 18  and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

This group uses the Life Recovery Bible and Workbook to transform their lives using the 12 Step Program and Scripture from The Bible

7:00 – 9:00 pm

@ Grace Family Church on Burton Avenue in the Donovan, Sudbury

Led by Guy Langlois

All are welcome


  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  April 19 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

If you feel down in your faith or in a depression or if you are suffering the winter blues come out Thursday nights at Our Lady of Hope Church and join the Christ the King Prayer Group. You will be uplifted and inspired during this holy and religious evening and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

We started to attend a few months ago and by the end of the evening felt spiritually renewed.

Rosary and hymns between 7pm and 8pm. Mass starts at 8pm with as many as 3 Priests on the altar.

This group was started by Terry Shannon 25 years ago and still attracts a large following.

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile
  1. Fashion, Fun and Cake  |April 21  |Sudbury

Church of the Epiphany           85  Larch Street              Sudbury

1-3:00 pm

Featuring the beautiful styles from Fashion Fair in Lively    

Call 705 675 2279    Ext. 2     for tickets  


  1. Spring Dinner Fundraiser  |April 21  |Sudbury

NEW COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
They are raising funds for their needs. Spring Dinner Fundraiser April 21st, 2018 from 6-8pm @ Serbian Orthodox Church

Tickets: $40/Adults $20/for Youth 7-12 Children under 6 are free. Door prize to be won!

RSVP: stmarystmark@gmail.com by April 15th.

They have purchased the former St. Matthew Catholic Church Building in McFarlane Lake!


  1.  Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for Sea Cadets  |April 22  |New Sudbury

CHICKEN DINNER: Sunday April 22
Paroisse St-Dominique, 1241, rue Diane, Sudbury
Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Menu : chicken, mash potatoes, gravy, oven rice, desserts
Cost : 15$ /person, 5$ /children 12 and under
Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus # 9619
Proceeds to go to the Sea Cadets of Sudbury
For information & tickets, call Gilles or Eva 705-691-2991

  1. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |April 24  |Sudbury
Clergy and Para-Clergy from the Sudbury central and south end areas are invited to the Ministerial, to be hosted by the Salvation Army Church.

The location is 107 Lorne St (across from Chris’ Independent).

We will be meeting downstairs, so everyone is invited to use the doors on the parking lot side (with the staircase).

It will be at noon and we can provide tea and coffee, lunch will be brown bag bring your own.

We can all share about how we are observing Holy Week.

The meeting will be:
Tuesday, April 24 @ 12p at The Salvation Army (107 Lorne St).


Anney Summerfield
Captain
Corps Officer
Ontario Great Lakes Division
                                                       
The Salvation Army
Sudbury Community Church
107 Lorne St (Corps) -- 634 Notre Dame (Family Services),  
Sudbury ON
Phone:   705-673-5893
Cell:      705-698-2900
E-mail:  Marianneke_Summerfield@can.salvationarmy.org
www.SalvationArmy.ca
https://www.facebook.com/TSASudbury/

If anyone has questions they can email us or call 705-673-5893.


  1. Wanup Chapel Bible Study  |April  25|Wanup
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         
Wednesday - - April 25  Bible Study  noon - lunch served at l. pm  everyone welcome
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ALL WHO COME AND JOIN US…
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 



  1. Save the Date!  Elgin Street Mission Spring Fundraiser  |April 25  |Sudbury - Central

@ Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, Sudbury

ELGIN STREET MISSION SPRING FUNDRAISER: On Wednesday, April 25th at Glad Tidings Church the Elgin Street Mission will be holding a fundraiser. Tickets are $30 each. Dinner is catered by Helvi's. Special guest speaker, live music, and door prizes. 


  1.  Kfm Christian Radio Spring Sharathon  |April 26  |Sudbury
Fans of Christian radio ………….it’s Spring Sharathon time …………when listeners get to show support for the Word of God and great Christian music that we can hear on radio and internet 24/7

Tune in to KFM 95.5fm from 6 in the morning till 9 at night on Thursday, April 26

And, drop in to KFM station at 2150 Lasalle Blvd in the KFM mall …………..have a bite to eat, make a donation, listen to Christian music and messages, fellowship with others

If we don’t support it, we will lose it

Let’s join together to praise God and thank each other for 12 Christian radio stations in mid-northern Ontario

This information can be found on the KFM website:


http://www.kfmradio.ca/2017/12/30/11544/


2150 Lasalle,
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 2A7

Phone: 
(705) 674-2585
Fax:   
(705) 688-1081
Website:  
kfmradio.ca

KFM 95.5fm    Sudbury
KFM 103.5fm   North Bay
KFM 102.5fm   Elliot Lake
KFM  93.9fm   Mattawa
KFM 105.5fm   Timmins
KFM 106.5fm  Sault Ste. Marie
KFM 100.9fm  New Liskeard
KFM  105.7fm  Englehart
KFM  105.9fm  Iroquois Falls
KFM  102.1fm  Little Current
KFM  104.9fm  Spring Bay
KFM  98.3fm    Sundridge


  1. Save the Date!   New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28, 2018  |Sudbury
The 4th annual New Evangelization Summit is Back Again!
On Friday, April 27th from 7:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and    Saturday, April 28th   -8:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m
the New Evangelization Summit will be live-streamed from Ottawa to Sudbury at St. Benedict C.S.S.
The move from St. Charles College (last year) will allow for more comfortable seating for participants.
This year’s conference will include 6 world class Catholic speakers Sr. Ann Shields, Curtis Martin,
Michael Dopp, George Wiegel, Patrick Madrid,  Christy Dupuis equipping us with the tools for
evangelization and Catholicism in our world today.
The cost for the Summit is $40 and includes lunch and light refreshments. Anyone wishing to attend is
asked to register at a parish office or use the online form: www.newevangelization.ca – dropdown to Sudbury Host Site.

  1.  Sudbury Christian Academy’s 8th Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction  |April 28  |Sudbury - Central

SUDBURY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FUNDRAISING GALA: Sudbury Christian Academy is holding its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction on April 28th at 6:00pm at the Science North Cavern. Tickets are $80/adult and $30/child and can be purchased from Sudbury Christian Academy by calling 705-522-1649!

Your Name Sudbury Christian Academy

Your Email reception@scacademy.ca

Event Name Sudbury Christian Academy's 8th Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction

Event Sponsor Sudbury Christian Academy

Time :  6-9pm

Date 6pm on Saturday, 28 April 2018

Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps P3E 5S9

Description of Event Tickets just $80/adult, $30/child

Hosted in the Science North Cavern
Catered by Bryston's on the Park
Live music, photo booth, SCA highlight video reel

All proceeds go to support Christian education in Sudbury


For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook Contact (705) 522-1649

  1.  65th Anniversary of  All Nations Church  |April 29  |Sudbury – Downtown
10:00 a.m.
414 St. Raphael Street, Sudbury, P3B 1M4
Guest Speaker:  Gerry Lougheed Jr.

  1. Achieving Your Dreams and Goals in Life  |May 3  |Valley
Achieving your Dreams and Goals in life with
Terri Savelle        Foy  International Author and Teacher
Recapture and Realize your Purpose in Life.             “If you can dream it, God can do it”              www.terri.com
7pm
Thursday May 3, 2018
Restoration Church              1621 Valleyview Road                   Val Caron

  1.  Theology on Tap  |May 4  |Sudbury – Downtown
7-9 pm               for those aged 18-30
The Laughing Buddha         Elgin Street
"Theology on Tap" are gatherings where people from all walks of life get together for a bit of food for thought over some theology on tap. Ages 18-30

  1.  The Kingdom Is A Family – The Sequel  |May 4 & 5  |Chelmsford
The Kingdom
Is A Family
The Sequel
with Dennis Wiedrick

Dates: Friday May 4th & Saturday 5th, 2018
Location: New Life Christian Centre
Times:  7pm each evening + special session 11am on Saturday
Cost: free will offerings each evening

In September 2017, Dennis spoke about the history of ministry with the Sudbury family. He shared the details of how his history in the region impacted himself, his family and the local church. Good fruit came during that time, for him and for us.
The ‘kingdom is a family’ and God wants us to be relational, functioning together and honoring one another. Dennis opened a window for the local church that allowed us to see more clearly God’s purpose for our city and area. It was a time of renewing our hopes for the family and the community. Those who participated went away energized by the recounting of all God has done and, with the help of Holy Spirit, a commitment to continue the work of reaching our local and regional family.
Dennis promised to return soon to help advance that kingdom family plan. God loves family and unity, as we pursue His desire for fullness of relationship with one another and those in our network. God wants us to celebrate and experience His desire ‘that we may be one with Christ’ and in that place to bring others into relationship with Him. As a kingdom family we are looking forward to a deeper encounter with Holy Spirit and a greater experience of God’s love.
Please join the family as we gather to celebrate together.

Patricia on behalf of - Sue & Jim, Phil & Sharon, Carol Ann & Dave

  1.  Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions  |May 5  |Sudbury - Central
Saturday, May 5
8:30a-12:30p
Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions
At The Salvation Army Sudbury - 107 Lorne St
Rain or Shine (tables will be inside)
100% of proceeds go to the work of The Salvation Army overseas

Anney Summerfield    Captain              Corps Officer             Ontario Great Lakes Division
                                                      
The Salvation Army  Sudbury Community Church
107 Lorne St (Corps) -- 634 Notre Dame (Family Services),  
Sudbury ON
Phone:   705-673-5893                Cell:      705-698-2900
E-mail:  Marianneke_Summerfield@can.salvationarmy.org                www.SalvationArmy.ca

  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |May 6   |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 


  1. Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe
Two Catholic priests with ties to Northern Ontario are leading a spring pilgrimage with stops in five European countries.
Rev. Anthony Man-Son-Hing, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima and Paroisse Ste. Marie in Elliot Lake, and Rev. Trevor Scarfone, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus parish in North Bay, lead the 16-day tour that runs May 9-24.
Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy are explored during the trip prepared by QS Travel and Tours.   Stops include Fatima, Lourdes, Rome, Assisi and Nice.
Cost, including taxes and gratuities, is $4290.   Travel to and from Toronto is not included.
Scarfone is a Sault native.  Man-Son-Hing is a former resident.   Both attended St. Mary’s College.     The pair teamed up for a Holy Land pilgrimage in 2016 and led a tour of England and Ireland in 2014.

  1. National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa
PRO-LIFE     ALL-IN/ PRO-VIE   J’EMBARQUE
Will this be the year that you take a bus from Sudbury to Ottawa for the day to stand on Parliament Hill and march around Ottawa downtown to show your support for pro-life policies?
Val Caron, Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls will have buses attending.     Leave at 6 in the morning, and return at 10 in the evening.     Cost:  $20
Students are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
To book your seat, please call Terese St. Denis   705 566 0707

  1. Overflow Conference for Youth  |May 18-20  |Waterloo
May 18-20, 2018
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex              101 Father David Bauer Drive                    Waterloo, ON
Overflow is a large Christian event for students from across denominations. The event exists to impact this generation with the powerful message of Jesus Christ through creative worship and the Word. Our recommended age range for the event is 12-24, however the general sessions are mainly geared towards high school aged students.
Theme: Brought to Light
ROMANS 8.19:
For the creation waits in eager expectation
for the children of God
to be revealed.
Overflow Youth Conference is an event sponsored by the Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

  1. REAL Women of Canada Annual Meeting  |May 26  |Toronto
Our guest speaker at our 2018 Annual General Meeting, May 26, in Toronto, is MP Brad Trost. We are honoured that Brad has accepted the invitation. 
We are also very thankful to the Canada Christian College for providing the venue for this year's meeting.

“2018 is a milestone year for REAL Women of Canada.  We are celebrating 35 years of federal incorporation.  This is truly amazing for a women's organization that began as an idea when its founding members were sitting around a kitchen table. Also truly amazing is that we do not receive government funding, are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, are independent of any other organization, rely solely on the generosity of our grassroots supporters, and lastly, are often at odds with "conventional wisdom".  Remember that "conventional wisdom" has often been wrong.  People once believed that the Earth was flat.  We may or may not see the day when REAL Women of Canada will be remembered for staying the course, and standing up for truth, authentic femininity and the traditional family.  Regardless, there will be a spot in history that will show organizations like REAL Women opposed much of society's postmodernism.  We believe that there is indeed an objective truth, a reality. No small coincidence that our flagship publication is called "REALity".  Supporters, give yourselves a pat on the back because we could not have weathered the storm for 35 years without your help, financial, prayerful and moral. We are so very grateful to you. We have published a new pamphlet, "35 years and Still Going Strong", which is on our website and available from our Ottawa National office.  It is a "brag sheet" of many of our accomplishments over the years.”

  1. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
@ Steelworkers Hall
  1. Parliament of the World’s Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto
The Parliament of World Religions meets irregularly this year in Toronto... sponsored by the Global Interfaith Movement
( Early Registration is $350 US. )
cid:part3.71418D0C.3D075004@gmail.com

Prayer & Praise

Praise Report for Request

Thank You, Thank You to everyone who donated tea cups and saucers to Knox Presbyterian Church Women’s Association!  The response has been overwhelming!

May God bless you all.

Karen Luczak President, Knox W.A."


Praise Report for World Day of Prayer

Praise God for all the events that Greater Sudbury churches worked together to hold, and for all that we learned about Suriname.


Prayer for KFM Christian Radio Spring Sharathon – April 26

Lord, we thank you for the 12 Christian radio stations that have spread across mid-northern Ontario, all started by your vision and our prayers and listener-donations.    May Christian radio’s Spring Sharathon at which most of the budget is raised for the next 6 months be a total blessing to all concerned ………..those who donate to show their support for Christian radio ……..those who pray, vision, act to make Christian radio a reality in mid-northern Ontario ………..and all those who listen.



Prayer for Ontario

Our political leaders face difficult choices and challenges every day. The Bible encourages us to pray for our leaders and those in authority, so that we all may live in peace. We believe by following God's mandate we will bless not only our leaders but all of us who call Ontario home.

On June 7th Ontario voters will elect those who will govern for the next 5 years.

Starting Sunday, April 29, a 40 Day Prayer Campaign will launch.

To be involved in PrayOntario, please go to         www.prayon.ca             “God give us men and women through whom You can work to accomplish Your plans and purposes for our Province”.


Prayer Request – re: limits being pushed wider for euthanasia and assisted suicide

Pray for the expert panels at the Council of Canadian Academies reviewing the expansion of access to euthanasia and assisted suicide
Pray for the judges hearing the legal challenges and for those making arguments in favour of the sanctity of life and protection of the vulnerable


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Special Requests

  1.  GOMAD Mission to Dominican Republic Has Requests
Pastor Luc Boileau of All Nations Church is leading a mission team to Dominican republic this year to help build a community centre in a poor area of the country, which will also be a medical clinic, school, and who knows what the community will expand to.

Your prayers would be greatly appreciated, and if you wish to help financially, please contact Pastor Luc.

Thanks in advance for all your help and prayers,

Rev. Luc Boileau | Specialty pastor and Church Planting Co-ordinator

lboileau@allnationschurch.ca

414 St Raphael St. 
Sudbury, ON  P3B 1M4        
705-673-6110 ext 217              allnationschurch.ca


  1.  Knights of Columbus FOOTWEAR PROGRAM  |April, May  |Greater Sudbury
Knights of Columbus Council 3909 have embarked on a “Footwear Program” for the less fortunate in the Greater City of Sudbury. If you wish to participate in this extremely needy program, please see guideline below:
Purchase a pair of footwear:
Gender does not matter as both require footwear
Size does not matter as all sizes are needed
Cost, what you wish to spend
Once you have made your purchase:
Pass the product over to a Knight, who will bring your purchase to the next schedule Knights of
Columbus Meeting
Month of May, 2018, this footwear will be donated to an organization who distributes clothing and footwear to less fortunate in our vast community.
If you need additional information to complete your purchase, please do not hesitate but approach a Knight and he will be glad to provide you with that information you need.
Mel S. Chomiak
Grand Knight 3909

For further information, contact St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Walford Road, Sudbury


3.  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, 2018.

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 Dedication Stones can be purchased in your name, or for your family.   

  1.  Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

Pastor Bob Deppisch, in his service to youth at the Cecil Facer Youth Center (of the Ministry of Youth and Children), would like to develop a ‘youth musical group’. 

Bob Deppisch, pastor of Grace Family Church, is now the fill time Chaplain at Cecil Facer.

If you have musical instruments that are in very good condition, that you are willing to donate, please advise Bob.

He needs microphones, cords, two acoustic electrics, two electrics, two electric bases, drum set and cymbals, congas, a few good amps, one electronic key board.

Please contact Pastor Bob at 705 522 1250    Ext. 227

The drop-off point would be at 426 Burton Avenue, home of Grace Family Church.

Thank you so much for your generosity.



Provincial News

  1. Requirement to tell foster kids Easter Bunny is real violated couple’s charter rights: court
A decision says Frances and Derek Baars’ charter rights were violated when the girls — aged three and five — were taken away and their foster home was closed.


  1. Call for Conscience Campaign – Bishop Marcel Damphousse
February 4, 2018
To all parishioners of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
Re: Call for conscience campaign
Dear friends,
In 2017, many Churches across the province were involved in the “Call for Conscience” campaign to advocate for the protection of conscience rights of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are asked to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia. Despite more than 30,000 letters sent to Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s), this campaign did not achieve its desired goal:  legislation that would protect health care workers from being forced to participate in causing the death of their patients. Health care workers in Ontario are being forced to choose between their careers and their conscience.
Ontario remains one of the few jurisdictions in the world without adequate protection for conscientious objectors.  As a provincial election will be held this June, we need your help to highlight this issue for MPP’s and those seeking office.  The 2018 Call for Conscience campaign pursues the following goals:

1)         To renew the call to protect the right of health care professionals to abstain from any involvement in causing the death of their patients.
2)         To provide protection for faith-based facilities that do not wish to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia.
3)         To ask elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s) and those seeking office to increase access and funding for palliative care in Ontario.

I encourage you to participate in this campaign by contacting MPP’s and candidates in your riding, as well as leaders of the Parties, to express your concern.  You will find helpful information and documents, as well as sample letters at  bit.ly/ONCFC2018 . Your Pastor will also make available to you copies of the sample letter that you may use. Another way of supporting the campaign would be to sign up on the Coalition for Health Care and Conscience website at www.canadiansforconscience.ca.  You would then receive monthly newsletters.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Marcel Damphousse

  1. Sex is too Important to God to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture – we can bring help to Greater Sudbury             P.E.A.C.E. Can Help

Parents, Caregivers and  Clergy, we can bring this information to Greater Sudbury!!

Please connect with me:
Paula Purvis
Executive Director
PEACE Ontario/Sudbury
705-690-7729
peaceontariosudbury@gmail.com
www.peaceontario.com


For Immediate Release:

Durham Sexual Integrity Campaign
“Sex is too important to God to …Leave to Culture and Schools”

Durham, Ontario, March 6, 2018
Churches in Durham Ontario are stepping up and taking action on sexual integrity.  Phase One of the sexual integrity initiative focuses on equipping parents and church to empower youth to make healthy, medically accurate, biblically aligned choices; allowing them to achieve their destiny. Culminating in a conference “Stand Firm, Love True”, April 20/21 at the Embassy church in Oshawa.

Many are concerned about the sex ed curriculum in schools and the sexual pressures being placed on our children and youth.  More than 60% of high school students are sexually active before graduation.  Although 15 – 24 year olds represent only 12.3% of the Canadian population, this age group accounts for 51% of all sexually transmitted infection diagnosis.  Studies indicate there is little difference between sexual behaviour of Christian youth and of non-Christian youth.

Research indicates that the most effective agents of influence on the child’s sexual decisions are parents, church and school.  Unfortunately, parents and the church feel ill-equipped, do not provide guidance  on this important issue, so all authority goes to the school.  In 2015 Barna Research Group surveyed sexually active teens about the role sex ed classes played in their decisions to be sexually active.  Forty percent of sexually active teens reported that reported sex ed classes made them feel pressured to have sex. (1) Barna Group (2015) Teens Speak Out survey, Ventura (Author)

“Sex is too important to God to leave to culture and schools. This is why the churches in Durham are partnering together with PEACE,” says Pastor Doug Schneider, senior pastor, Embassy Church, Oshawa,

PEACE Education Services is a ministry that has been supporting families on this difficult issue for more than 20 years. To help parents, the church (and eventually schools) to provide children with a consistent, medically accurate, and biblically aligned sexual risk avoidance (abstinence) message PEACE has researched and become certified in two internationally acclaimed programs – Building Family Connections and Heritage Keepers.

The Stand Firm, Love True – Love, Honour and Sexual Integrity Conference targets youth (Grades 6 to 12) and parenting adults (parents, grandparents, church leaders, anyone who has input into the life of a child).  Youth will be led by young-adult mentors, through a fun, innovative, evidence based, biblically aligned program that has been independently proven to delay teen sexual activity by 67%. Parenting adults will be trained in Building Family Connections, a program designed to begin the life long discussion with your child(ren) on sex and healthy relations.

Contact
Phil Lees, SRAS
Founder, PEACE Education
Ph: 905 869 6334
Email: phillees777@gmail.com




National News

  1. Summer Jobs Depend on Agreeing with State Religion by John Carpay – Law Matters



  1.  Faith-based students should never be denied a summer job
LORNA DUECK
SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED MARCH 21, 2018
UPDATED MARCH 21, 2018
Lorna Dueck is host of Context TV.

Smart, ambitious, innovative …. and religious young Canadians just got kicked to the curb by the Liberal government. Faith-based youth have had their prospects for summer jobs dimmed and their convictions marginalized as all but one Liberal member of Parliament voted Monday night to limit access for summer job grants to those who believe in a pro-choice ethic.

Something simple and open such as the funding for summer jobs has become a public relations nightmare for a government that champions inclusion and diversity.

Best I can tell, this began with a behind-the-scenes lobbying battle from pro-choice groups who, according to iPolitics, had gathered data showing that $3.5-million of federal funding had gone to pro-life charities since 2011. Pro-choice activists then went to the source, asking the government to shut down funding to students that look for summer jobs to educate other young people about life in the womb. Students who were getting government grant monies for summer work at two or three vocal charities such as Campaign Life and Bio-Ethical Reform (a.k.a. as EndtheKilling.ca) were seen as a threat to reproductive choice.

The controversy could have been easily screened and flagged for individual evaluation at Canada Summer Jobs, but was instead handled with a sledgehammer called an attestation. It meant all applicants wanting summer grant funds were required to sign and affirm the Liberal position on reproductive rights. It sent the Canadian charity world reeling. These are the charities which employ thousands in summer activities such as outdoor camping, online training, community play, life skills and other non-political, non activist social care. A court challenge is already in play, and vigorous fundraising is underway to find other ways for charities to keep up their summer student hiring.

The Liberals responded to the objections by advising charities to just hold their nose and check off the attestation box, arguing that the process was not about beliefs and values but about screening out core mandates and activities that may be discriminatory to the Charter Rights of Canadians. Still, there have been thousands of complaints from charities and their supporters; beliefs inform core mandate and affect actions in public and private.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently modelled high religious respect with his Indian tour wardrobe, is now facing a fierce image issue regarding religious respect at home. “The state of religious freedom in Canada now is alarmingly restricted, more so in than at any time in the nation’s history” Christian Elia of the Catholic Civil Rights League told The National Post. Well aware that religious voters are a swing constituency on hot-button issues, Conservatives crafted a motion to “support access to Canada Summer Jobs funding regardless of their private convictions and regardless of whether or not they choose to sign the application attestation.” On Monday night, the House of Commons defeated the motion, 207 to 93.

It would be a mistake to think this is about money; this is a debacle about participation. Christian charities should never shrink away from tasks of love and care for people because of government funds – that’s profoundly unbiblical. Our convictions are not tied to government funds; our act of protest is to design budgets that grow the number of students we hire.

For all its progression on diversity, the Liberals missed out on the reality that students are an energizing lifeblood to both charity work and religious convictions. Students challenge the old guard about how they are positioning beliefs and actions. Yes, a few students stuff mailboxes with flyers of fetuses (the example Liberals give as requiring the CSJ attestation), but they do so with a deep sense that human rights are applicable to the unborn. Other students act upon a respect for human rights by bringing value, hope and love to every Canadian, regardless of any belief-based differences. We need more of that participation in charity life, not less. The political battle on this has been lost, and the government is free to do what governments do: run the shop according to their values, which are secular. Religious people must now do the same, run their shop according to their values.


  1. Pro-lifers will only end abortion if they understand what they’re really fighting against

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-lifers-will-only-end-abortion-if-they-understand-whos-their-real-enemy?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=4c2fb45a95-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520Canada&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-4c2fb45a95-401468461




International News
  1. Two-time Olympian Miki Ando: ‘I have chosen the baby’s life over skating’

  1. Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
Exceedingly rich, white men (and women) who invest in biomedical companies are funding myriad transgender organizations whose agenda will make them gobs of money.
Jennifer Bilek By Jennifer Bilek            FEBRUARY 20, 2018
As an environmental activist who was deplatformed from a speaking venue by transactivists, in 2013 I developed curiosity about the power of this group to force this development. A year later, when Time magazine announced a transgender tipping point on its cover, I had already begun to examine the money behind the transgender project.


Citizen Response
  1.  Pro-Lifers will Rally on Parliament Hill May 10, 2018

Citizens for life from all over Ontario will gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 10, 2018 to support the unborn child in the womb.      Pro-life MPs will be there to speak, along with other groups.         A band will play.         It will be an exciting gathering.

The 2018 theme logo encourages everyone to commit themselves to the pro-life movement by going ALL IN. ALL IN to defend human life at all its stages, ALL IN to speak the truth in the face of adversity, ALL IN without exceptions, without excuses, without compromises.

The logo depicts a smiling unborn child in a heart shaped womb, cradled by our loving hands. At that state of their life, there is only love. The hands symbolize the pro-life movement whose goal is to keep that child safe and surrounded by love from the time of conception until natural death.

Greater Sudburians, those who live in Sturgeon Falls and North Bay and Mattawa, can be bused there for $20.00 …….leaving at about 6:00 a.m. on May 10th and returning at 10 p.m. that night.

For full details,   see the announcement in Local Events above, at www.sudburychristian.ca           and at         https://marchforlife.ca/

Your help is needed! 


  1.  “Degrees of Genocide?    Letter to the Editor of the Sudbury Star

What’s all the fuss about the Liberal’s Summer Job Grants Attestation?

 As the Liberals have proffered to groups who couldn’t or wouldn’t comply with the Attestation ….just sign it, send a letter explaining your group’s disagreement, and get your Summer Jobs Grant.    Simple, eh!

This, however, has flown in the face of Canadian groups whose beliefs and principles will not, in conscience, permit them to just check off the Attestation box.
According to an article reprinted in The Sudbury Star (Toronto Sun. April 2, 2018),  “Statistics compiled by Postmedia suggest 1,400 organizations did not receive funding due to the attestation. This has upset many people, including pro-choice people who believe in freedom of thought.”

Interestingly, Liberal Bob Rae in his “final report today on the troubles engulfing Myanmar and Bangladesh”, described what he has seen there as “genocide”, and he states “…genocide is not an event like a bolt of lightning.   It is a process, one that starts with hate speech and the politics of exclusion, then moves to legal discrimination, then the policies of removal and then finally to a sustained drive to physical extermination.”  (The Star, April 4, 2018  p. 4)

There’s no way that Canadian groups are going to face the final two steps of the genocide process, but the first three steps describe what has happened due to the Summer Job Grants Attestation hoop.

Wikipedia includes this definition …”By ‘genocide’ we mean the destruction of an ethnic group…. a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups …”

That’s why all the fuss about the Liberal Summer Job Grants Attestation requirement.   This is not how Canadians expect to be treated.      This is not Myanmar. 

Diane Ikonen, Canadian Citizen,  Resident of Sudbury

  1.  Casino Interfaith Response

Interfaith Statement in Opposition to Kingsway Casino

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvFoda6tVnQZ0obGONSYuRd5fdvXigAOcnV5oePmGmvwd2ZQ/viewform?entry.2107048209&entry.1130639092

or copy and paste this URL

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To add your name to the statement. We have a real chance to stop this casino. Please circulate this link to your networks and faith leadership so the interfaith community of Sudbury can make their voice heard.

Thanks,
Chris Duncanson-Hales

  1. Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers

OTTAWA, February 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Members of Parliament (MP) are ramping up opposition to the Liberals’ controversial pro-abortion summer job grant attestation requirement, with one MP sponsoring a petition against it, and leader Andrew Scheer vowing his party “will fight the Liberal values test every step of the way.”

Sign the petition here:  https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1484


  1. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:  Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices

(Link). http://www.citizengo.org/en-ca/lf/157144-killing-conscience-rights-bc-hospitals-and-hospices

The recent edict by Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia (BC) ordering (non-religious) healthcare facilities, including hospices, to participate in euthanasia (MAiD – so-called “medical assistance in dying”) is an infringement on the conscience rights of medical staff. We believe that institutional conscience rights for healthcare workers includes their right not to participate in acts they consider wrong.

The order by Fraser Health directly affects institutions such as the Delta Hospice that is opposed to participating in euthanasia. Janice Strukoff, an administrative leader for the Delta Hospice Society stated, “Hospice palliative care is not about hastening death and we object to the bullying currently taking place in B.C.”

Nancy Macey, the founder and executive director of the Delta Hospice stated, “MAiD can be a traumatizing experience for staff, patients, and volunteers, and all groups might not want to stay or work there if the principals of palliative care are compromised. Hospices are already grappling with a shortage of health professionals so compelling the society to provide MAiD could exacerbate the problem.”

In response to the command by the Health Authority, Dr. Neil Hilliard, the medical director of Fraser Health Palliative Care resigned. Dr. Hilliard stated in his resignation letter, “Providing euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is not in accordance with palliative care (which) 'affirms life and regards dying as a normal process…'”

BC MLA Mary Polak supported the Delta Hospice by stating, “To say that you are going to place medical assistance in dying—or let’s call it what it is, killing people. Sorry, but that is what it is—(and decide that) you’re going to put that into a hospice palliative circumstance, is to completely contradict what palliative care is to begin with.”

The attack on healthcare workers’ conscience rights has become a national issue in Canada. Recently, an Ontario Court decided that doctors who oppose euthanasia must participate by doing an “effective referral” for euthanasia.

Join us in signing a petition to Michael Marchbank, President of Fraser Health Authority.

Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices (Link). http://www.citizengo.org/en-ca/lf/157144-killing-conscience-rights-bc-hospitals-and-hospices

FOR FURTHER READING…
British Columbia Health Authority Orders Hospice to do Euthanasia (Link).
Sign the Petition Supporting Ontario Doctors: Medical ethics in Ontario receives a lethal injection. (Link).
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Box 25033  London ON N6C 6A8
1-877-439-3348 or 519-439-3348


  1. Big Brother Trudeau’s war on free thinking

Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack
March 1, 2018

Scratch a progressive and you’ll find a totalitarian. The mask always drops.
Within the progressive psyche runs a strong streak of intolerance. They are utterly convinced
that they know best, and if the rest of us remain obdurate they think we should be forced into
conformity.

In Canada, under the leadership of the progressive poster boy Justin Trudeau, we find the
emergence of typical progressive aberrant behaviour patterns. The latest authoritarian edict to
emerge from Prime Minister Trudeau’s post-modern compassion is a ploy forcing charities into
public compliance with progressive ideology.

The federal government-funded Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) programme makes it financially
attractive for non-profits and small businesses (50 or fewer employees) to hire full-time students
between 15-30 years of age during the long vacation. Many churches, charities and Christian
organisations have participated in this mutually beneficial programme.

A normal person would think that agreeing or disagreeing with abortion, or with a man’s ‘right’ to
self-identify as a woman, or any other progressive shibboleth, has little or nothing to do with the
purpose of CSJ, or with helping the destitute.

This year, however, for a charity to receive funding through the CSJ programme, it must attest
its agreement with Canada’s new state religion of progressivism, including support for full-term
abortion, transgenderism, the redefinition of marriage and LGBTQ ideology.

According to the CSJ Applicant Guide, to be eligible the organisation must respect individual
human rights in Canada. ‘These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from
discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or
physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, including the values
underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights.’

Since 1982 the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been part of the Canadian
Constitution. It was intended to protect the citizen from the power of the state, not to enforce
compliance by citizens or private institutions with the moral judgments of the state. The
attestation changes the Charter from a protective shield to a tool of coercion.

The Trudeau government appears to have a particular animus against pro-life groups.
Previously, it was up to individual MPs to assess and approve CSJ funding applications from
groups in their districts. But Trudeau Liberals have already decreed that no Liberal MP may
approve CSJ funding for pro-life groups.

Employment Minister Patty Hajdu said last year that she would change the programme to make
sure no pro-life group would be approved in the future. True to her word, beginning this year, to
access government funds through the CSJ programme charities must indicate that they support
abortion as the equivalent of a Canadian Charter right.

According to the Morgentaler decision of the Canadian Supreme Court in 1982, the Court, whilst
approving abortion at all stages of pregnancy, did not include the right to abortion as one of the
Charter rights. But, such is its determination to force progressivism on to the Canadian people,
the Trudeau government treats abortion as just such a right and demands compliance with its
views.

Many churches and other religious groups have said the government is forcing them to choose
between their spiritual values and funding that helps run summer camps and other activities that
have nothing to do with abortion.

As a consequence of the diktat The Mustard Seed, a Christian humanitarian charity which helps
rough sleepers, the poor, homeless and addicted inner-city people in Alberta, regardless of their
faith, creed or colour, will hire fewer students. Its CEO Stephen Wile said: ‘The Mustard Seed
doesn’t take a position on abortion, but with the government making this a requirement for
funding, it’s trying to force us from a neutral position to an affirmative position on abortion, and
we’re not prepared to do that . . . We’re not willing to support the government’s position in order
to get the funds; it’s just not worth it for us.’

He added: ‘It seems as if the government is saying, “The issue of where you stand on abortion
is more important than the work you do and the people you serve”, and that’s really sad.’
The government claims its demand refers to an organisation’s activities and job description, not
to its beliefs or values. However, since the deadline for applying for Canada Summer Jobs
funding passed last month, numerous charities have been told, in writing, that they will not
receive funding unless they tick the ‘I attest’ box on their application, confirming their support for
legal abortion as a Charter right.

A salient difference between living in a free society and under a repressive regime is the right to
remain silent. Unfortunately to be silent on the question of abortion, and other progressive
sacred cows, is not enough for Trudeau. He requires that Canadians say clearly that they agree
with him.

All citizens must abide by the law, whether or not you agree with the law. But for a government
to require expressing approval for these laws is totalitarian. In a free country, nobody should
have to declare agreement with particular beliefs or values to benefit from a government
programme.

http://anglicanmainstream.org/big-brother-trudeaus-war-on-free-thinking/


  1. Comment: Religions important to a healthy society

MILTON FRIESEN / for Times Colonist




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Financial Support Requests
  1. Community Emergency Fund

The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPC Sudbury) has launched 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 over 20 years in urgent need with food, heat, hydro, rent, prescriptions, transportation, assistance with moving, dental work, storage fees and special request. When individuals in the community have nowhere else to turn, The Community Emergency Fund is there to help.  For example, the Community Emergency Fund is utilized in situations where the hydro is going to be turned off, a family with young children has exhausted their food bank allotment, or an eviction notice has been given.  In the past 10 years the Community Emergency Fund has disbursed over $100,000.00 to vulnerable individuals and families in crisis.

The fund is administered in kind through the SPCS and is funded through community donations.  



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:

Annette J. Reszczynski  H.B.A. M.A.
Senior Social Planner
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
Website:  www.spcsudbury.ca
Tel. (705) 675-3894


  1. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project
$25 000 is needed in donations towards the documentary film project   “Death Wish” that focuses on the “completed life” debate in the Netherlands.

Donations can be made to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   Box 25033            London, Ontario

Toll-free:  1 877 439 3348


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HELP NEEDED  
  1.  Pregnancy Care Centre Seeking 2 Volunteers
PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE: We are looking for two volunteers that can help two days a week as floaters. The volunteers help sort the donations that come in, manage the Infant Food Bank, and gather supplies for the clients that come in. The centre is open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Anyone wanting more information can call 705-673-5003! 

  1.  The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Experience the joy that comes from singing in choir.   Call soon to start practicing for the spring concert – Songs from Stage and Screen.
Learn more at www.belcantochorus.ca or call Pamela Teed at 705 566 8101    Ext. 7227

  1. Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Volunteer Services is looking to recruit mature, dedicated and enthusiastic  volunteers who would like to give some of their time to volunteers in different areas at Health Sciences North.
 The following are volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill, I’ve also attached the task description of each positions to give you an idea of what these positions consists of:
1.       Greeter/Information Desk
a.       Monday, Tuesday or Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
2.       Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
a.       Tuesday or Thursday 7:30am-9:30am
b.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
3.       Hydrotherapy Pool Children Treatment Centre
a.       Thursdays 9am-11am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
b.      Tuesdays 12:45pm-2:15pm
c.       Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
4.       Emergency Department
a.       Wednesdays 11am-3:30pm or 7-10pm
5.       Northeast Cancer Centre
a.       Clinics: Fridays 8:30am-3:30pm
b.      Daffodil Lodge: Tuesdays 8:30am-3:30pm
6.       Boutique
a.       Mondays 3:30-7pm
b.      Saturdays 9:45am-2pm (1 shift per month)
c.       Sundays 10am-4pm (1 shift per month)
d.      Police Information Check is required
7.       HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program)
a.       Wednesday 9am-12pm
b.      Friday 9:30am-12pm or 3-6pm / 4-7pm
c.       Sundays anytime between 10am-6pm.
d.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
If any of the positions listed are of interest to you, please confirm and I can arrange for your to meet with a Volunteer Advisor and have you scheduled accordingly.
josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca
Contact …. Josée Belanger ….josbelanger@hsnsudbury.ca

  1. INNER CITY HOME NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
These volunteer positions would entail approx. 3 hrs each/week to assist with the various services of the Home such as:
- assisting in the Food Bank area packing food orders to be given out, etc.;
- to act as hostess / host to greet our guests offering refreshments, snacks in the morning – 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 noon, one morning a week.
- To be trained to assess client needs with regards to food assistance requests.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about Inner City Home and our Services please call Mary at 705-675-7550.

  1. Household Items Needed

Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul : In 2016, the SaintBenedict Labre Conference in Sudbury has helped 154 homes by giving them furniture, beds (mattresses) and various household articles. It is therefore in dire need of similar articles, in good condition, to continue helping the needy. The Conference also accepts, for the conservation of the environment, used electronic equipment, such as television sets, computers, printers, telephones,… Please contact René at 705-524-7417.



Media Marvels

  1. Hate Religion/Love Jesus

Video by Jefferson Bethke


  1.  Catholic Women’s League – “For God and Canada”

Catholic Women’s League – “For God and Canada” * Below is a link to an interview with Deacon Andrew Bennett shown in both video and written format that offers solid information for use to bring to our MPs on the issues of Religious Freedom, Canada Summer Jobs Program and Trinity Western University Law School in Langley, BC.



  1. All Nations Church Sunday Worship Service Livestreamed Weekly

kfmradio.ca          Listen Live

10:00 a.m. weekly

Also Podcast by noon each Sunday at www.allnationschurch.ca


  1. Playlist of Christian Movies



  1. Transit Grants available to non-profits through Greater Sudbury/ Les organismes à but non lucratif peuvent demander une subvention pour transport

Non-Profit Groups Eligible to Apply for Greater Sudbury Transit Grant
Greater Sudbury Transit offers financial support to eligible not-for-profit, charitable and community groups in need of transportation to a single local event or program.
The Greater Sudbury Transit Fare and Transportation Grant provides a one-time grant of up to $500 in adult fares or charter services to transport participants to eligible community events or programs.
Groups may apply online or on paper. Grants are awarded to eligible applicants, first-come, first-served, until the $30,000 program fund is depleted.
Greater Sudbury Transit Fare and Transportation Grant funding is provided through Provincial Gas Tax and is an approved program of Greater Sudbury Council.
More information is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/transit or by contacting Greater Sudbury Transit at 705-674-4455, ext. 3009.
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Media Contact:
Kelli Sheppard, Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455, ext. 4618


Les organismes à but non lucratif peuvent demander une subvention pour transport
Le Transit du Grand Sudbury offre de l’aide financière aux organismes à but non lucratif, aux organismes de bienfaisance et aux groupes communautaires admissibles qui ont besoin d’aide à assurer le transport à une activité ou à un programme local.
La Subvention du Transit du Grand Sudbury pour tarifs et transport procure une subvention unique pour le transport jusqu’à 500 $ de tarifs pour adultes ou service d’affrètement pour transporter les participants à une activité ou à un programme communautaire admissible.
Les groupes peuvent présenter une demande de subvention en ligne ou sur papier. Les subventions sont distribuées aux demandeurs admissibles selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi, jusqu’à épuisement des fonds réservés à cet effet (à savoir 30 000 $).
Les fonds de la Subvention du Transit du Grand Sudbury pour tarifs et transport proviennent des fonds annuels émanant de la taxe provinciale sur l’essence. Il s’agit d’un programme approuvé par le Conseil municipal du Grand Sudbury.
Pour obtenir des renseignements additionnels, veuillez consulter le www.grandsudbury.ca/transit ou communiquer avec le Transit du Grand Sudbury au 705 674-4455, poste 3009.

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Renseignements :
Kelli Sheppard, Communications corporatives
Ville du Grand Sudbury, 705 674-4455, poste 4618
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Daily Chuckle

Sunday School Humor


A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek.  She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
 "Yes, sweetheart, "he answered, "God made me a long time ago."
 "Oh," she paused, "grandpa, did God make me too?"
 "Yes, indeed, honey "he said, "God made you just a little while ago."
 Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, "God's getting better at it, isn't he?"


One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am."

A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel microphone, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"

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Words of Wisdom

Be quick to listen and be slow to speak – Bob Walsh – The Sudbury Star    February 10, 2018

The world would be a strange place if we all agreed with each other.

If we did; all of us would be rejoicing that Donald Trump was president of the United States; Kim Jung Un would lead us all in a great chorus singing his praises for the way he is developing North Korea into an atomic superpower; we would all bow to the radical environmental fringe and immediately stop using any fossil fuels to run our electricity, transport ourselves and our goods, and heat our houses

But, we don't always agree do we?

There's an old Jewish adage that says, "With five rabbis you get seven opinions." (You don't have to be Jewish for that to be true).

The proof in the pudding is in the divergent schools of thought in every subject under the sun, or political opinions, armchair arguments about how last week's Super Bowl should have been played, different religions and the sub-sects or denominations that flow from them ...

We have these variant ideas because we are human - imperfect and idea-exploring humans.

It does more than keep life interesting. It also shows our immaturity when we find it difficult to let someone else voice different opinions than we have. This is likely why some guy tried to convince everyone to never discuss religion or politics - but we obviously don't agree with that guy because someone always seems to bring them up. It's not that we shouldn't discuss them, it's that we shouldn't start throwing things at each other when we do. Chill.

Why is it what we have such a hard time listening to an opposing view? Is it the delusion that only I know the truth? Does it come from some sort of inferiority that I've developed and 'I have to have the truth' whether it is the truth or not? Why is it so hard to listen to each other?

There are books out there and seminars on YouTube galore, for sure. They say:

"¢ You don't need to take a disagreement as a personal attack on you.

"¢ If you are thinking about what you want to say while they are still talking, you are not listening. If you aren't listening to them - do you think they are listening to you?

"¢ Listen to what they are saying and how they are saying it.

"¢ Then think about how you want to respond.

The Bible said this same kind of thing nearly 2,000 years ago. "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ..."(James1:19). Three thousand years ago, Solomon wrote, "He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding." (Proverbs 17:27)

The sages of past ages are all trying to pass wisdom on to us. Be quick to listen (you have two ears) - be slow to speak (you have one mouth). This might be easy to understand, but trying to understand how not to get angry when we are so used to getting angry - well, that is gonna take some work. Anger is like a fever -- it tells us something is wrong.

Remember, just because I can put down my thoughts in a tweet that has the possibility to be read around the world, doesn't mean I am part of some advanced race. It just means I can either show my wisdom or my foolishness on a larger scale. It just means that I can feed divisiveness ad infinitum.

Listen closely to the words of the sages. We don't really need to agree on everything.


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