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Sudbury Christian Messenger March 2018 Edition

"A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed - without remedy. (2) When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice: when the wicked rule, the people groan."  Proverbs 29: 1& 2

  1. "Cup of Our Life" Faith Sharing  |March |Sudbury
  2. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8  and weekly |Sudbury
  3. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Sudbury – South End
  4. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Sudbury - Central
  5. Crafternoon Fellowship  |March 2 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  6. Silent Vigil for Peace  | March 2 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  7. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Garson
  8. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Lively
  9. Theology Café  |March 2 and Fridays  |Azilda
  10. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |March 2  and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
  11. Silent Lenten Retreat  |March 2, 3, 4  |Sudbury South End
  12. Women of Worth 2018 Conference  |March 3  |Sudbury
  13. Promise Keepers Workshops  |March 3  |North Bay
  14. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |March 3  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  15. Personal Healing  |March 3 and Saturdays  | Minnow Lake
  16. 16th Annual Dinner & Auction for Better Beginnings Better Futures  |March 3  |Sudbury
  17. Sunday Breakfast/Brunch at St. Anne-des-pins |March 4 |Sudbury
  18. Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner  |March 4  |North Bay
  19. Wanup Chapel Service  |March 4  |Wanup
  20. Sunday Night Impact  |March 4 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm Christian Radio
  21. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |March 5 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
  22. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |March 5  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  23. Mid-Week Worship  |March 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  24. Wanup Chapel Bible Study  |March 7 & 21  |Wanup
  25. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |March 7 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  26. ALPHA Opportunity in Sudbury  |March 8 and Thursdays till April  |New Sudbury
  27. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  March 8 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
  28. The Fold Worship Night  |March 8  |Sudbury
  29. Laurentian University Choir Spring Concert  |March 9  |Sudbury
  30. Women’s Connection Craft Nite  |March 16  |Sudbury
  31. 5 week Lenten Mission  |March 3 – March 17  |Sudbury – Gatchell
  32. Watoto Choir  |March 18  |Sudbury
  33. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |March 27  |Sudbury
  34. Good Friday Passover Seder Meal  |March 30  |Sudbury
  35. Christian Legal Fellowship 40th Anniversary Gala  |April 7  |Toronto
  36. Spring Dinner Fundraiser  |April 21  |Sudbury
  37. Save the Date!  Elgin Street Mission Spring Fundraiser  |April 25  |Sudbury
  38. Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury
  39. Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe
  40. National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa
  41. Overflow Conference for Youth  |May 18-20  |southern Ontario
  42. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
  43. Parliament of the World's Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto

Prayer for ON PC Members as they choose a new Leader
Praise for KFM 95.5 Day of Love

Knights Footwear Project
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

Call for Conscience Campaign
Tourloukis loses parental rights case
Update from P.E.A.C.E. – Sudbury representative:  Sex is too Important to God to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture   P.E.A.C.E. Can Help
Indigenous history, culture now mandatory part of Ontario curriculum

Concern re: Summer Job Grants new policy that requires acquiescence with values potentially at odds with faith groups
Pro-life group loses expedited hearing on constitutionality of pro-abortion summer jobs pledge
If Trudeau Went to ___ What Would He Wear?
The sad truth about Chanie Wenjack
Euthanasia and assisted suicide update – limits to hastened death are being pushed wider

Two-time Olympian Miki Ando: ‘I have chosen the baby’s life over skating’
Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.

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
Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
Many abortions go unreported in the province – Letter to the Editor, Tony Sottile
Comment: Religions important to a healthy society
Goshenite launches Seniors magazine in Greater Sudbury
Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project

The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Volunteers Needed re: Income Tax Returns for United Way
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul

Catholic Women’s League – “For God and Canada”
All Nations Church Sunday Worship Service Livestreamed Weekly
Reconciliation According to Christian Theology / THE HONOURABLE PRESTON MANNING
Book Review – Under Siege by Don Hutchinson
Transit Grants available to non-profits through Greater Sudbury/ Les organismes à but non lucratif peuvent demander une subvention pour transport
Playlist of Christian Movies
Transit Grants available from City of Greater Sudbury/ Les organismes à but non lucratif peuvent demander une subvention pour transport

Faith Funnies

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  |March |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 or call 705-522-5245.

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8   and week days |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: 
Thank you and pax vobis.

Father Vincenzo Fiore

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. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Sudbury – South End
Friday, March 2nd at noon – 1:00 pm at St. Ignatius of Loyola Chapel located at the University of Sudbury.
Join in prayer and action for peace and justice for women and children worldwide. All are welcome!

The parking gate will be open from 11 am. FREE PARKING!!!!

Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lounge.

Those who are interested and require additional info can email me @ or call me at 705 673-5661 X 310


  1. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Sudbury – Central

On Friday, March 2 the Salvation Army Community Church will be hosting one of the World Day of Prayer Meetings at 107 Lorne St.

It will be at 1:30p,

Everyone is invited to attend this time of prayer for the people of Suriname.
This year's theme is: All God's Creation is Very Good.

Light refreshments to follow.

Anney Summerfield
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

  1. Crafternoon Fellowship  |March 2 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. World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Sudbury – South End
Once again, several Sudbury churches are joining together to celebrate World Day of Prayer with people from around the globe. This year's service, "All God's Creation is Very Good", is written by the women of Suriname and focuses on stewardship of the environment. Please join us. All are most welcome.
Hosted by St. Mark’s United Church, 45 Walford Road, Sudbury

March 2, 2018.    2:00 pm

Observed on the first Friday in March, World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer.

World Day of Prayer women welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. All God's Creation is Very Good! Program written by the ​World Day of Prayer Committee of Suriname for WDP 2018. Genesis 1:1-31....The focus in 2018 will be the environment.

The day has its origins in the 19th century, when Christian women in North America started to be involved in missions at home and in other parts of the world. Today in Canada, the World Day of Prayer is coordinated by the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada.

Imagine Christians from over 170 countries coming together in spirit, uniting on a common World Day of Prayer for issues affecting women and children.

  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |March 2 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


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  |March 2 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: …

  1.  World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Nickel District

World Day of Prayer (March 2) Nickel District) - Garson, Skead & Falconbridge with Minnow Lake & Coniston

Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Garson

Come join the Anglican, First Baptist, Catholic and United Church People as we pray together with the world that day!

Everyone welcome!  Not a Ladies only event - Gentlemen cordially invited and welcomed!

  1.  World Day of Prayer  |March 2  |Lively
7:00 pm

Trinity United Church, 6thAvenue, Lively

  1. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |March 2 and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
Jason Showell          Email
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. Silent Lenten Retreat  |March 2, 3, 4  |Sudbury South End

Silent Lenten Retreat at Villa Loyola

Theme: The Name of God is Mercy

Where is God in our rather dark and scary world? How should we respond to the fearful and threatening pressures we face? How can religion heal the world, or is
religion the problem? These questions have been in the hearts of many. Many people feel estranged or distant from God, especially when God is so often invoked or portrayed in violent or judgmental ways. When we return to the treasures of our tradition with searching and open hearts, a comforting but challenging picture
emerges. The golden thread uniting both the Old and New Testaments consist of the passages that proclaim mercy as God’s essential nature.

During this retreat we will pray with these passages for enlightenment, hope, and transformation on our spiritual journey.

Dates: From Friday March 2 (7pm) to Sunday March 4 (1pm) 2018

Director: Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J.

Cost: $230.00 live-in/$130.00 commute

Registration: Call 705-522-3502 ext, 0 Monday to Friday or by email at

  1. Women of Worth 2018 Conference  |March 3  |Sudbury
“Arise, Awaken, Activate”

On March 3rd from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Restoration Church will be hosing the Women of Worth Conference at the Steelworkers’ Hall (66 Brady Street, Sudbury).

There is a great lineup of speakers as well as door prizes and a complimentary continental breakfast and light lunch.

Chani Sloss will lead Worship

Speakers are:
Stacey Quinlan, Co-Pastor of Destiny Christian Center
Maj-Britt Myers-Edwards, Co-Pastor of Restoration Ministries
Shelley Belcher, Co-Founder of KFM Radio

The cost is $40 per person. To register call 705-588-7600 ext.1

This information can be found on the KFM website:

2150 Lasalle,
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 2A7

(705) 674-2585
(705) 688-1081

KFM 95.5fm    Sudbury
KFM 103.5fm   North Bay
KFM 102.1fm   Manitoulin Island
KFM 102.5fm   Elliot Lake
KFM  93.9fm   Mattawa
KFM 105.5fm   Timmins

  1. Promise Keepers Workshops  |March 3  |North Bay

During the 13 or so years of our Sudbury Business Men’s Lunch I often referred to the Promise Keepers and how I had hoped to have our lunches strengthen our men locally to be men of integrity at home, work and in the community based on the principles and values of the Promise Keepers. Some of us have been to Promise Keeper events in the past, some of us felt it may have been too far to attend or they did not have the time.

~ Well Promise Keepers is coming to North Bay in March. Please see the attached flyer and contact Don Croteau if you are interested in attending, I have attached his email address to this email.

God Bless

Shawn Day

Great news for men of the north! Promise Keepers is breaking new ground in northern Ontario …and they are coming to North Bay!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (includes soup & sandwich lunch)

Door open @ 8:30 AM for registration

Lakeshore Evangelical Missionary Church
656 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, ON P1A 2G2

Don’t miss this opportunity to join with men from around the north …including North Bay, Callander, Mattawa, Sudbury, Parry Sound, Huntsville, and beyond!

Guest speakers include …
Ian Nairn – Community Relations Manager, Promise Keepers Canada
Norm Bishop – Director of Men’s Ministry for the Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Check out these great workshops being offered …
Each of us longs to truly understand who we are and our place in the world. This workshop helps men to see who they are in Christ and deals with the issues that can crush a man’s identity. Properly grasping your identity in Christ is the basis for living with real confidence and affects all areas of your life.
All of us have plenty of people we call ‘friends.’ Yet most men yearn for something deeper than a relationship consisting of only the usual small talk. This workshop examines practical steps to creating stronger friendships by looking at four levels of relationships between guys and how to move through each level.
We live in a culture obsessed with physical fitness, working out, and eating right. Everyone wishes they were in better shape, but what about our spiritual health? “Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
Too often, we feel the pressure of the rat race and a lack of time for what matters. This workshop is designed to help us find the balance we long for. Together, we will explore biblical principles on understanding time, how we invest it, and practical steps for creating a healthier lifestyle.

To purchase your ticket for only $35.00 (by February 15th) and reserve your spot for this ground-breaking event, please see contact information below. ($45.00 by February 28th, $50.00 at the door)


Contact : Don Croteau
Phone (mobile): 705-688-4811

Only $35
by February 1

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |March 3 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

40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, On. P3C 5K2  Tel. 705-675-8244  Kitchen: 705-675-1581 Email:
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  |March  3 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. 16th Annual Dinner & Auction  |March 3  |Sudbury

Fundraiser for Better Beginnings Better Futures

March 3, 2018

6:00 pm

486 Ester Road, Sudbury, ON      Hellenic Center

Tickets are $100 per person, or $90 before February 1st, 2018

“Glitter, Feathers and Velvet Welcome”

For information, please call Bobbie Noel at 705 671 1941  Ext. 221

  1.  Breakfast/Brunch Sunday  |March 4  |Sudbury

Breakfast/Brunch Sunday: March 4th, from 10am to 1pm

in Ste-Anne-des-Pins parish hall, 14 Beech St. Sudbury. Please use the Beech St. parking lot.  Free parking on weekends.

The menu will consist of eggs, ham, sausages,home-fries, home-baked-beans, pancakes, toasts, fruitcocktail, tea, coffee and juice

$8 per adults, $4 for 1stchild, 12 and under and all others 12 and under of the same family, free.

All welcomed."

  1. 5 Week Lenten Mission  |March 3– March 17  |Sudbury - Gatchell


Our annual Lenten Mission begins on Saturday, February17th, 2018 and will run for five consecutive Saturday mornings. Priests are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

The first talk is presented at 9:00 a.m. by our special guest speaker, Fr.Patrick Okenyi, s.m.a. followed by the Saturday Eucharist with Bishop Marcel Damphousse and/or Fr. Gerald Lejeunesse.

The theme for this Lenten Mission is “Walking in the Light of Christ.” 1 John 5.

You are encouraged to attend this special Lenten mission at Our Lady of Hope Church, 591 Brennan Road, Sudbury.

Please bring your family and friends. We look forward to welcoming you.

  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |March 4   |Wanup

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

March - Church - Feb 4/18 2.30 - social time to follow -

Wednesday - March 7th - Bible Study  noon - lunch served at l. pm  everyone welcome

Wednesday – March 21 - Bible Study noon - lunch serviced at l pm everyone welcome


Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or 

  1. Spaghetti & Meatball & Lasagna Dinner  |March 4  |North Bay
Sunday, March 4, 2018, two sittings – 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm

Pro Cathedral of the Assumption Church Hall, 480 McIntyre St. W.

Adults $12.00 – Children under 10 $5.00.    Take out $8.00 no salad or bun.

For tickets call:  Nancy 705 472 6099, Harley   705 752-4105, Jeannine  705 724-3424, JP Lamarche  705 476-0953

  1. Live Impact  Broadcast Sundays at Restoration Church and on Kfm Christian Radio  |March 4 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.
 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

  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |March 5 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  |March 5 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  |March 7 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. Wanup Chapel Bible Study  |March 7 & 21  |Wanup
Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end) l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side
Wednesday - Feb 7th - Bible Study  noon - lunch served at l. pm  everyone welcome
Wednesday - Feb 21 - Bible Study noon - lunch serviced at l pm everyone welcome
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or 

  1. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |March 7  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. The Fold Worship Night  |March 8  |Sudbury
A night of music, socializing and the treat of a guest speaker, Jose Alejandro Vivar.
The Fold Worship Night
Anyone ages 18-30 are welcome
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All Nations Church
414 St. Raphael St.
  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  March 8 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.  Laurentian University Choir Spring Concert  |March 9  |Sudbury
Event Title:        Mozart Requiem and Carmina Burana
Venue:  St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON
Date and Time:  Friday, March 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm           
Tickets: Admission $20; Students/Seniors $15
Advance tickets available at: YIG-Vrab’s; Jett-Landry Music, and Information available from 705-626-9995 (Robert Hall)
The Laurentian University Choir and the Sudbury Studio Singers will present their spring concert on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. The groups will be singing the Mozart Requiem and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.  These two works have gained a place not only as masterworks in the classical realm but also as icons in the world of popular culture. The music from both of them has been quoted dozens of times in movies, movie trailers, commercials, live TV, and TV series and specials to the extent that audience members will all recognize portions of each.
Soloists joining the choir will include Soprano Natasha Campbell, Mezzo-Soprano Kathleen Promane, Tenor Michael McBride, and Baritone Joshua Hendricksen. Waterloo resident Natasha Campbell previously sang the soprano role in Carmina in Sudbury some years back. Recent performance credits for her include being asked to sing by Malcolm Gladwell for his podcast “The King of Tears” from his Revisionist History series, one of the most popular podcasts on the internet. Both Promane and McBride are well-known to Sudbury audiences and Kathleen will be remembered for her stunning performance as the Witch of Endor at last year’s concert. Baritone Joshua Hendricksen is from Regina and will delight audiences with his engaging and energized singing.
Accompaniment for the works will be provided by Jan Overduin on the pipe organ and duo pianists Charlene Biggs and Nathan Nykor, joined by percussion captained by Jack Broumpton.
Advance tickets are available at YIG-Vrab’s and Jett-Landry Music or from General Admission is $20 and Students and Seniors $15.
For further information contact Robert Hall at 705-626-9995

  1. Women’s Connection Craft Night  |March 16  |Sudbury
LADIES CRAFT NIGHT: On March 16th, Women's Connection will be having Ladies Craft Night in the Connection Centre at 7pm. The "Ladies Night Out" has elements of craft, food, and fellowship. We invite ladies to participate in various activities such as card making, learning how to crochet or knit, or bring your own favourite craft and work along a friend.
Glad Tidings Church            Regent Street           Sudbury

  1.  Watoto Choir  |March 18  |Sudbury
WATOTO CHOIR: Watoto Choir will be coming to Glad Tidings Church March 18th at 6pm

  1. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |March 27  |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, March 27th @ 12p at The Salvation Army (107 Lorne St).

Anney Summerfield
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

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

  1.  Good Friday Passover Seder Meal  |March 30  |Sudbury
Friday, March 30th @ 5:30
Grace Family Church
Grace Hall (Jean Entrance)
425 Burton Ave. Sudbury
Tickets $35.00

Come and experience the origins of our Christian roots!

Worldwide Speaker:   Joe Amaral
                  Christian Research Group

  1. Christian Legal Fellowship 40th Anniversary Gala  |April 7  |Toronto

Saturday, April 7             6:00 pm

  1.  Spring Dinner Fundraiser  |April 21  |Sudbury

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: by April 15th.

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

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

@ Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, Sudbury

  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: – dropdown to Sudbury Host Site.

  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
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?
Save the date, please!
Details will be forthcoming.

  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.  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. )

Prayer & Praise
Praise for KFM 95.5 Day of Love

Thank you, Jesus, for “The K” ……The King …….Christ Jesus The King Christian Radio in mid-northern Ontario.    What a day it was on February 14th to hear the dedications of love.

Prayer for ON PC Members as they choose a new Leader – March 8

May the Lord bring wisdom to those who will vote for this important leader in Ontario.

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


Special Requests

  1.  Knights of Columbus FOOTWEAR PROGRAM  |March, 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

2.  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

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. 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 . 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  You would then receive monthly newsletters.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Marcel Damphousse

  1. Tourloukis loses parental rights case

Editor’s Note:   Please check out the P.E.A.C.E. item below, and our Greater Sudbury contact.

  1. Sex is too Important to God to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture

P.E.A.C.E. Can Help

Sex is too Important to God

to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture

P.E.A.C.E. Can Help

Dear Parents and Church Leaders:

Research is very clear, when children hear a consistent sexual-risk-avoidance (SRA) message from parents, church and school, sexual activity is delayed and the negative consequences of sexual activity (STIs, pregnancy,  emotional and mental health issues, etc) are avoided.

Unfortunately, parents and the church tell us they feel ill-equipped. The result?  Schools are left as the only authoritative source of information, and there is great concern over the messaging. Sex is too important to God to leave it to our public schools and culture to be the only voices our kids hear.

To bring a consistent SRA message to our children,  PEACE  is offering programs that support parents, the church, and even our schools to provide children with a consistent sexual risk avoidance (abstinence) message.  

Below Find Detailed Information About Building Family Connections -
Next Week I will send to you the program outlines for Heritage Keepers - our sex ed curriculum that is being taught in churches, private schools, and in some public schools in the USA.  This program when taught in public schools has been proven to reduce teen sexual activity by 67%.


•           Half of all high school teens engage in sex
•           67% of teen girls who become pregnant end up on government assistance (live in poverty)
•           15 to 24 year olds (only 12.3% of the population in Canada) account for 51% of all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
•           Stats for Christian youth only slightly lower
•           40% of teens say that sex ed classes make them feel pressured to have sex
•           80% of sexually active teens say they wish they had waited
•           94% of teens who regret engaging in sex, wish their parents had talked to them
NOTE:  If 94% of teens surveyed by Barna Group wished their parents had talked with them about sex and relationships,  then we need to help our parents to learn how to do this.

What is Building Family Connections?
BFC is an 8 hour training that helps parents to begin the life-long conversation about Sex and Healthy Relationships with their children & youth. The program equips & empowers parenting adults with medically accurate sexual health information, effective communication skills, and strategies for decision making To help youth grow up …


BFC was developed in the United States by the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, and has been so effective, many state departments of health mandate their social workers take the BFC certification.

BFC Content: 
•           Biblical Vision of Sex
•           Great Parenting Strategies
•           Effective Communication Techniques
•           Decision Making and Your Child
o          Challenges for adolescent
o          Decision making and adolescent brain development
o          Decision making and the STOP tool
•           Adolescent Development; physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual
•           Changes during puberty
•           Teen Pregnancy
o          consequences & strategies to help child avoid teen pregnancy
•           Contraception
•           HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections
•           Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
•           Ways to keep children safe
•           Sexual Risk Avoidance
o          Benefits of Sexual Risk Avoidance
o          Kinds of sex education
Current Certified BFC Instructors


To learn more, or to investigate how to provide this program for parents in your church, please contact Phil Lees,

Next Week I will send to you the program outlines for Heritage Keepers - our sex ed curriculum that is being taught in churches, private schools, and in some public schools in the USA.  This program when taught in public schools has been proven to reduce teen sexual activity by 67%.

Please pray:  The church and parents are awakening to the need, and the demand is
growing.  To meet the need, PEACE will have to grow in the number of certified presenters.

Please share this Information: Contact PEACE and we will provide you with a church info package.  Consider sharing it with your children, youth and senior pastors.  Share it with friends who attend other churches in the community.

Please Consider Supporting Financially: We depend on you. Without your financial support all of this would not be possible.

Please prayerfully consider how you will invest.

In His Service:

Phil Lees,  SRAS (Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist)
Founder, PEACE

PEACE Education Services Board


Paula Purvis
Executive Director
P.E.A.C.E. Ontario Sudbury

  1. Indigenous history, culture now mandatory part of Ontario curriculum

Revisions to courses like Social Studies and History have begun, to be complete by fall 2018

Ontario will incorporate the contributions, histories, culture and perspectives of Indigenous peoples into a revised curriculum for all students in the province, the education minister announced.

"As part of Ontario's response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, our commitment was to bring learning about First Nation, Mé​tis and Inuit people [into] Ontario's education curriculum," said Hunter.

National News

  1. Concern re: Summer Job Grants new policy that requires acquiescence with government values that potentially conflict with faith groups

Canada Summer Jobs Grants Policy Change

The federal government has introduced new requirements for employers applying for the Canada Summer Jobs grant. To be eligible to receive this grant, employers will now be required to attest that both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect certain “values” as determined by the federal government.

Update! The EFC (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) sent a letter Dec. 22, 2017 expressing dismay at how the guidelines violate fundamental Charter of Rights and Freedom guarantees. The letter urges the government “to amend the Canada Summer Jobs application process to allow religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs.” (Read the letter to the Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.)
Specifically, the guidelines mention “individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. 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.”

Thousands of churches and organizations across Canada are religious charities which operate legally under provincial human rights codes. In carrying out their work, they benefit the communities in which they are located and our nation as a whole. Such charities foster vibrant social networks, spark volunteerism, and foster community resiliency, providing a religious rationale for activities like poverty alleviation and caring for those who are vulnerable. Although these positive ends are experienced by many in the community regardless of faith, they are offered out of a religious context, with a religious rationale.

However, this policy change would mean that to be eligible for the grant, organizations will have to attest that their core mandate affirms the government's view on a list of issues, including the government's position on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Organizations unable or unwilling to make this attestation in whole or in part will be deemed ineligible for the grant.

According to the guidelines, religious organizations can apply for the grant. However, if they cannot agree with the government’s position, they will not be eligible.

Further, we are concerned that this requirement could mean that churches or Christian summer camps, for example, will be ineligible to receive the grant if they wish to hire only students that share their religious beliefs.

These changes in eligibility could impact a wide range of Christian ministries, organizations and programs. But even more seriously, we believe it is a violation of the guaranteed freedoms of religion, thought, belief, opinion and association offered by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, especially the provisions under Section 2.

The EFC is consulting with Christian and interfaith partners. We will respond to the government about this policy change, and we are in the process of developing resources to help equip Evangelicals to respond.

We are asking for help in the following three ways:

If your organization usually applies for this grant and will potentially be affected by this change in policy, please contact and let us know. We want to track the impact of this change.

Call or email your Member of Parliament to express your concern, and ask them to seek changes to the policy. Here is a sample letter you can use in .docx format. You may also want to consult the EFC's Dec. 22 letter to government on this issue.
Pray for religious freedom in Canada to be protected and respected, for our affiliates to be able to continue to work for the good of our society without hindrance, and for God to be glorified. or share this information in a two-minute video format by pointing friends to either or else

Editor’s Note:  Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street Sudbury has advised:  “GOVERNMENT GRANT UPDATE: Our initial application for Canada Summer Job Funding was denied. We have re-submitted, as instructed by the Pentecostal Assembles Of Canada (PAOC). We will keep you updated on the status.”

  1. Pro-life group lose expedited hearing on constitutionality of pro-abortion summer jobs pledge
A Federal judge ruled against Toronto Right to Life Association (re the Summer Job Program) saying that “it did not meet the burden of proof required to qualify for an injunction against the rule.”
  1. Canadian senate votes to make national anthem ‘gender neutral’

  1.  If Trudeau Went to ___ What Would He Wear?

Tue, February 27, 2018   |   Author: Peter Vogel   |   Volume 25    Issue 9  

If Trudeau went to Africa, would he put black make-up on his face and wear traditional clothes to “respect their culture”? He would be be called racist if he did. A number of people, celebrities included, have offended others for “cultural appropriation.” They have worn the traditional clothing and accessories of a cultural group of which they are not a part.

Full Details:
  1. The Sad Truth About Chanie Wenjack
By Robert MacBain

“Children in schools across Canada are learning about the Indian residential schools through Secret Path, a 2016 graphic novel written by Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and illustrated by Jeff Lemire. Downie also recorded a music album of the same name and an animated version of the story aired on CBC. Celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden penned a novella on the same subject titled Wenjack. It too is being widely used in Canadian classrooms.

However, most of what is written and shown in these accounts about the tragic death of an Ojibway boy named Chanie Wenjack – an alleged victim of the residential school system whose frozen body was found curled up beside railway tracks in northwestern Ontario on the morning of October 23, 1966 several days after he ran away from a former Indian residential school where he was boarding – is patently untrue.”

  1. Euthanasia and assisted suicide update – limits to hastened death are being pushed wider

“A study is underway to assess whether access to euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada should be expanded in three possible ways:  to mature minors, to those with a psychological illness as the only underlying medical condition, and to those who can no longer consent, but have an advance directive requesting hastened death.”

….”We are deeply concerned about any expansion of the categories of people legally eligible for hastened death.”    Bruce Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

For full details, go to  “Euthanasia and assisted suicide:  Canada limits hastened death to a narrow group, but he limits are being pushed wider”,   (September/October 2017) or, go to

What you can do ………..
Pray for the expert panels
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

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.

  1.  Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.

Citizen Response

  1.  Casino Interfaith Response

Interfaith Statement in Opposition to Kingsway Casino

or copy and paste this URL

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.

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:

  1.  Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:  Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in 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).

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

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

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

  1.  Many abortions go unreported in the province - Letter to the Editor by Tony Sottile

The increase of abortions in Canada is tragic and has reached epidemic proportions.

Although the media gives the impression that most women are pro-abortion, in reality, two of the many anti-abortion organizations in the world are led by women: The Association for Reformed Political Action, headed by Patricia Maloney, and Culture of Life Africa, founded by Obianuju Ekeocha, a Nigerian biomedical scientist. Speaking at the March for Life in Ottawa, Ekeocha said most Africans oppose abortion as morally unacceptable.

Maloney and her association took the Ontario government to court, claiming that abortion information exclusion infringed upon their freedom of expression. After five requests over three months, the government relented and released abortion statistics. The following information will shock you.

During the 2014-15 fiscal year, there were 45,471 abortions in Ontario; 18,491 were performed in hospitals and 27,082 took place in clinics or a doctor’s office. Clinics and doctors, for some reason, do not have to report all the abortions they perform.

In Ontario, the costs to OHIP for the same year was almost $5.7 million. OHIP was created to financially assist people who are sick, not to kill babies.

Why is the information on abortions confidential? Is the government ashamed of the many babies that are slaughtered daily? Is the government embarrassed at the cost of abortions?

At least 15,232 abortions are not reported in Ontario and 30,000 in Quebec, plus many more in B.C. and other provinces, with more than 100,000 abortions not reported in Canada.

In 2015, it is estimated that there were more than 100,000 abortions in Canada, but please note many clinics do not report their data.

A total of 200,000 aborted babies annually in Canada would be a more honest and realistic figure -- that's 200,000 babies not given a chance at life; 200,000 innocent human beings slaughtered in their mother’s womb; 200,000 future citizens.

At Health Sciences North, 10 abortions are performed weekly. That is 520 for the year. Are any abortions performed in doctor’s offices or local clinics in Sudbury? This, we do not know.

Why is the information on abortions confidential? Why are clinics and doctors allowed to be exempt from reporting abortions? Why has Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced a law preventing demonstrating, lobbying or counselling women who seek abortions within 150 metres of abortion clinics and hospitals?

We are living in an atheistic society where God has been removed from the equation. We have lost our way, morally and ethically.

Tony Sottile


  1. Comment: Religions important to a healthy society

MILTON FRIESEN / for Times Colonist

  1. Goshenite launches Seniors magazine in Greater Sudbury

Goshenite magazine  was launched on Dec 11.    You can see it on line if at We will be publishing quarterly. Our next issue will be in March.

Goshenite also launched our Driving Seniors program.

Wishing you a year blessed with the Lord’s mercy.


Nicole Blais, Gosenite

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
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


  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 or call Pamela Teed at 705 566 8101    Ext. 7227

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 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. Volunteers Needed re:  Income Tax Returns for United Way
From: Sarah Dost []
Subject: Income Tax Volunteer Recruitment
As in previous years, we are recruiting for our upcoming Community Volunteer Income Tax Program for the months of March and April, 2018.   We are recruiting volunteers for both our Tax Preparer role and Receptionist role. The deadline to apply is February 2, 2018.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Sarah Dost
Community Initiatives
Initiatives communautaires
United Way Centraide North East Ontario/ Nord-est de l'Ontario
957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201, Sudbury, ON P3C 5S5
Telephone: 705.560.3330 ext. 216 / Fax: 705.560.3337 /
 Together, we are possibility / Ensemble, tellement de possibilités
Charitable Status Number / Numéro d'organisme: 108160037RR0001

  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.  Voters’ Guide from Campaign Life Coalition re: ON PC Leadership Election – March 8, 2018

  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          Listen Live

10:00 a.m. weekly

Also Podcast by noon each Sunday at

  1.  Reconciliation According to Christian Theology / THE HONOURABLE PRESTON MANNING
Lorna Dueck and The Honourable Preston Manning chat about his book "Faith, Leadership and Public Life" as well as what reconciliation looks like according to Christian theology.

The connection between faith, leadership and public life is a complex one, as Preston Manning knows all too well from his years as a scout and trailblazer on Canada's political frontiers. Now, in his new book Faith, Leadership and Public Life: Leadership Lessons from Moses to Jesus, he fearlessly tackles this subject by drawing upon his own years in Canada's Parliament and political arena and upon relevant lessons to be learned from the public lives of the founding giants of Judaism and the Christian faith. He challenges people of faith today to learn from their examples about how to conduct ourselves responsibly at the faith-political interface while bringing what Jesus called "salt and light" to bear on the political issues and structures of our times. If you are a person of faith currently active in politics or leadership, or contemplating involvement in either, this book will help you in meeting those challenges!

  1. Book Review – Under Siege by Don Hutchinson

Under Siege:  Religious Freedom and the Church in Canada by Paul Hutchinson

A history of Canada’s secularization

Cumulative impact of court decisions is examined:
-           State neutrality is not neutral
-           Sacred texts are not hate speech
-           The Church cannot serve both God and government without trouble
Hutchinson advises Canadians how to respond and outlines the proper posture of Christians in the public square

Under Siege is hopeful

Review by Paul Tuns, The Interim, July/August 2017, pg. 11

  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 or by contacting Greater Sudbury Transit at 705-674-4455, ext. 3009.
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 ou communiquer avec le Transit du Grand Sudbury au 705 674-4455, poste 3009.


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

Faith Funnies

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class.
As she ran she prayed, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!'
While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress.
She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again!
As she ran she once again began to pray, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late, But please don't shove me either!'

Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers.
The first boy says, 'My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50.'
The second boy says, 'That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100.'
The third boy says, 'I got you both beat.
My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!'

A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem.
A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a babysitter.'  

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to “Honor thy father and thy mother, she asked.
Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?
Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, “Thou shall not Kill.”

At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings.
Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.
Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, 'Johnny, what is the matter?'
Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side.
I think I'm going to have a wife.'  
Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil.
One said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan stuff?'
The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.'

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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