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Sudbury Christian Messenger December 2018 Edition

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
                                              Galatians 6:9 New International Version (NIV)


“When freedom of conscience, liberty of thought and right of speech prevail, development and growth are inevitable.”    Abdul’l Baha


    1. Santa Ron  |November 1 – December 24th  |Greater Sudbury
    2. Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  |November 30 – December 2  |Sudbury – South End
    3. Fundraiser Bake and Craft Sale  |December 1  |Sudbury – South End
    4. Journey to Bethlehem  |December 1  |Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island
    5. Market  |December 2  |Sudbury – Downtown
    6. “The Gift is Waiting” Christmas Series  |December 2, 9, 16, 23  |Sudbury - Downtown
    7. St. Dominque's Knights of Columbus Christmas Dinner  |December 2  |New Sudbury
    8. “Heart and Soul Singers” A Midwinter Noel Christmas Concert  |December 2  |Sudbury- Downtown
    9. “Messy Church”  |December 4  |Copper Cliff
    10. Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola  | Dec. 5, 12 & 19  |Sudbury – South End
    11. A Christmas with the Ennis Sisters  |December 5  |Sudbury - Downtown
    12. Bel Canto Chorus “Sing Christmas”  December 6 & 7  |Sudbury – Downtown
    13. Knight of Columbus Christmas Dinner  |December 8  |Sudbury – Downtown
    14. “A Joyful Christmas” Concert  |December 9  |Sudbury – Downtown
    15. The Gift of Love  |December 14  |Sudbury - Downtown
    16. Christmas Galas  |December 15 and 16  |Sudbury - Downtown
    17. Advent Taizé Prayer Service  |December 18  |Sudbury – Minnow Lake
    18. The Living Nativity  |December 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  |Sudbury – SouthEnd
    19. Advent into Christmas Concert  |December 21  |Sudbury - Central
    20. Christmas Eve Service  |December 24  |Sudbury – Downtown
    21. Christmas Day Service  |December 25  |Sudbury – Downtown
    22. Festival of Lessons and Carols  |December 30  |Sudbury – Downtown
    23. ALPHA COURSE coming to the area!  |January 10  |Chelmsford
    24. "If You Feed Them They Will Come"   |January 23  |Sudbury - Central
    25. Date Night Comedy Tour for Couples  |February 16  |Sudbury – Downtown
    26. Save the Dates:   April 12, 13, 14, 2019  |"Faith & Politics Tour" with MP Brad Trost  |Greater Sudbury & Mid-North Ontario
    27. Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |May 4  |Greater Sudbury

1.       Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  | Saturdays  |Sudbury
2.       Youth Group for Ages 11-15  |Sundays  |New Sudbury
3.       Wanup Chapel Service  |First Sunday of the Month |Wanup
4.       Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  | Mondays  |New Sudbury
5.       Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 3  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
6.       Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury –         Donovan
7.       Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury-West End
8.       Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford
9.       Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake
10.   New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury
11.   Gamblers Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |
12.   BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury - Donovan
13.   Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury - Downtown


Prayer for more involvement from Greater Sudbury Christians in the pro-life movement
Prayer that Ontario residents will participate in the ON Government consultation on education, including Sex Ed & Parental Rights
The Call to Prayer for Canada

Conscience Rights for Ontario Doctors – Appeal Letter from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Santa for Free …………..there’s a catch!

PAFE  (Parents As First Educators) Requests ON Residents to Participate in Education Review
“Unfit to Print”

Bill C-75:  Some proposed changes devalue human life and dignity, care for the vulnerable, and freedom of religion
Canadian Man, Claiming to be ‘Female’, Sues 16 Women for Refusing to Wax his Genitals

Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops Investigates “Development and Peace” Over Partnerships
New book challenges transgender ideology      When Harry Became Sally      Published: Friday, November 23, 2018,

An Open Letter to Doug Ford – by Tony Sottile
Ontario Citizens are Urged to Consult about Sex Education Curriculum
Request for Petitions re: Religious Freedom to be sent to MPs
Ontario Government invites parents to provide input on ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Toronto Right to Life Association Fundraising for Court litigation re: Summer Jobs Grant Attestation

Volunteers Needed at Elgin Street Mission Clothing Room
Pregnancy Care Center Seeking Two Volunteers
Yarn donations needed
Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteer for PAFE   (Parents as First Educators)

Christian tv show at
Focus on the Family resources for families to deal with our culture
Brand new episodes of Defending Life and The Catholic View for Women are now airing on EWTN with new airing times!

Recall Notice

When the Books of the New Testament were written

  NEW Events
  1.  Santa Ron  |November 1 – December 24th  |Greater Sudbury
Santa Ron   (aka Ron Tait)  has 20 + years’ experience being a very special Santa for Charities, home & business celebrations, such as the Christmas train, the Blue Door Kitchen, and 1960 Paris Street.   Santa Ron has a Real beard, and charges No fees, but accepts donations, and those help to cover Santa Ron’s expenses.
Santa Ron has  (The Greater Sudbury Police Service) Police Vulnerable Sector Check
A facebook page is being set up which has photos & videos in Christmas setups c/w children
705-692-1775.  References available
God Bless
Ron a.k.a. Santa Ron

  1. Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola  |November 30 – December 2  |Sudbury – South End

Theme: Preparing for the Lord within Ourselves

This Advent retreat at Villa Loyola will be a time to prayerfully reflect on this peaceful season of our liturgical calendar, and to ponder questions like:
¨ If we believe we are made in the image of God
what difference does this make in our attitudes
and lives?
¨ Can we allow ourselves to be more fully immersed
in the true spirit of this Advent Season?
¨ If we believe we share Jesus’ Good News by
using the gifts that God gave us, what are the
practical implications of this belief?
¨ How do the Advent and Christmas seasons help
us appreciate God’s desire that we share his
love with others?

Dates: From Friday November 30 (7pm) to
Sunday December 2 (1pm) 2018

Director: Fr. Trevor Scott, S.J.

Cost: $220.00 live-in/$130.00 commute
Registration: Call 705-522-3502 ext, 0 Monday to
Friday or by email at

  1.  Fundraiser Bake and Craft Sale  |December 1  |Sudbury – South End

Siion Church, 1843 Paris Street invites all to attend

10 – 2:00 pm

  1. Journey to Bethlehem  |December 1  |Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island

WHEN  Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6 – 8:30pm
Journey to Bethlehem
An outdoor presentation of the Christmas Story
November 30 and December 1, 6-8:30 pm
Downtown Mindemoya Manitoulin Island
Dress warmly – freewill offering – Refreshments after the walk

  1.  Market  |December 2  |Sudbury – Downtown


85 LARCH DOWNTOWN SUDBURY        Church of the Epiphany


  1.  St. Dominque’s Knights of Columbus Christmas Dinner  |December 2  |New Sudbury

When: Sunday December 2nd from 4:30 till 6 p.m.
Cost: 15 $/adults; 5 $/kids 10 and under
Menu: turkey, meat pies, vegetables, oven rice, mash
potatoes, homemade desserts, tea, coffee and juice.

Limited tickets. Please call 705-693-5947 to get yours.

  1. “The Gift is Waiting”  Christmas Series  |December 2, 9, 16, 23  |Sudbury – Downtown

If you are seeking a Church home, you are invited to All Nations Church

“The Gift is Waiting” series begins December 2 and continues throughout December on Sundays

10:00 a.m.

All are welcome                Programs are in place for babies, toddlers, and youth

  1.  “Heart and Soul Singers” A Midwinter Noel Christmas Concert  |December 2  |Sudbury – Downtown

Heart and Soul Singers: Sunday, Dec. 2nd
The artists who will perform with them this year is the Sudbury Guitar Trio.
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: All Nations church
Cost: tickets are $15. They will be sold at Home Hardware on Bouchard St., and at all Nations, as well as through choir members.
Admission also available at the door.

  1.  “Messy Church  |December 4  |Copper Cliff

December 4 – Messy Church

St John's Church, 34 Godfrey Dr Copper Cliff (across from Bryston's) will be hosting a free event for all ages titled Messy Church on Tuesday, December 4 beginning at 4:45 PM.

There will be fellowship, story, meal and activities.

 Messy Church is sponsored by the churches of Copper Cliff.

 For more info call Linda 705...

  1.  Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola  |Dec. 5, 12 & 19  |Sudbury – South End

Advent Evenings at Villa Loyola
Lectio divina sharing

Can we become as humble as the shepherds so that God’s Light illuminates our heart and our world as we hear the angels sing: “Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace to all people of good will.”?

John the Baptist can guide us to the words of Jesus: “The time is fulfilled, the Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the Good News!”

Theme : God, what must we do?
Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Dates : Nov. 28, Dec. 5,12& 19, 2018

Director : Fr. Wim Dombret, SJ

Registration : call Manon at
705-522-3502 ext 0

Cost : FREE ADMISSION a tax receipt
provided for donations of $20 or more.

Nov. 28: Stand up and raise your head.
Dec. 5: Prepare the way of the Lord.
Dec. 12: Teacher, what should we do?
Dec. 19: My soul magnifies the Lord.

Fr. Wim Dombret is a Jesuit from Belgium, Flanders. In 2003 he came to Québec City to complete his formation in spiritual direction where he then assisted, for 10 years, in the formation of others. In the summer of 2018, he joined the team at Villa Loyola of Sudbury.

  1.   A Christmas with the Ennis Sisters  |December 5  |Sudbury – Downtown

Place:   All Nations Church, St. Raphael Street

7:00 pm

Tickets $30.00 each

Tickets available at All Nations Church         705 673 6110

Admission also at the door

  1.  Bel Canto Chorus “Sing Christmas”  December 6 & 7  |Sudbury – Downtown

The Bel Canto Chorus will present Sing Christmas on Thursday and Friday, December 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street.

The 70-voice choir will perform a variety of Christmas and seasonal repertoire, directed by Pamela Teed and accompanied by Suzanne Roy-Wilson.

Special guests, The Sudbury Guitar Trio, will perform some beautiful pieces as well as accompany the choir for three pieces, including an arrangement of Bach’s Ave Maria.

Particularly exciting is a new arrangement of the Magnificat by Mark Hayes.

As well as singing some traditional pieces such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Huron Carol, and a medley of French carols, there are classical pieces, funny pieces, and exquisite pieces you may never have before heard.

Tickets for the concerts are available at Jett Landry Music and Grove’s YIG as well as at the door.  For more information go to or call 705-561-8413.

Event Title:         Sing Christmas
Description:        Bel Canto Chorus Concert
Venue:                 St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON
Date and Time: Thursday and Friday, December 6th and 7th – 7:30 pm

Tickets: Admission $20
Advance tickets available at Jett Landry Music and Grove’s YIG

  1. Knight of Columbus Christmas Dinner  |December 8  |Sudbury – Downtown

Tickets are out for our Christmas Dinner on Saturday Dec. 8, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church. An elaborate meal consisting of Roast Beef, Chicken, Cabbage Rolls, Perogyies, potatoes, salad and dessert with entertainment including the Ukrainian Dancers and Stewart Doran and Door Prizes at$15.00 ea. for members and wives and $25.00 for friends. Contact Tony Sottile for tickets                   

  1.  “A Joyful Christmas” Concert  |December 9  |Sudbury – Downtown

SUDBURY SINGERS directed by Melody Henry
invite you to “A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS”
Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm
at Christ The King Church.

 Admission: Cash Donation
 Partial Proceeds: Maison Vale Hospice

 Refreshments to follow.

  1.  The Gift of Love  |December 14  |Sudbury - Downtown

Sudbury Studio Singers Concert

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

Date and Time:         Friday December 14, 2018 – 8 pm          

Tickets:           Admission $20; Students/Seniors $15
Advance tickets available at: Grove’s-YIG, Jett Landry Music, and at the door. Information available from 705-626-9995 (Robert Hall)

The Sudbury Studio Singers will present “The Gift of Love” on Friday, December 14 at 8 pm at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. The 20-voice chamber choir was formed last year and has performed in a variety of settings including a recent performance of Haydn’s The Seasons with the Laurentian University Choir. This concert will feature the highly regarded Brahms Liebeslieder (Love-Song) Waltzes.

Joining the choir to accompany the Brahms will be Duo Turgeon, one of Canada’s finest piano duo teams. The Turgeons have earned an enviable international reputation, having won international competitions in both the USA and the Czech Republic. As well as accompanying the Liebesliederwalzer, they will also perform Brahms’ famous Variations on a Theme by Haydn for two pianos. Rounding out the program, and adding a Christmas flavour, will be a newly arranged choral version of Brahms’ Holy Cradle Song, with piano duet accompaniment.

Advance tickets are available at Grove’s-YIG, and Jett Landry Music. General Admission is $20 and Students and Seniors $15.

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

  1.  Christmas Gala  |December 15 and 16  |Sudbury – Downtown

All Nations Church invites you to the annual Christmas Gala

Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Admission is free, but tickets are needed to ensure seating for all.
To get tickets, please call 705 673 6110   or go to

You must have a printed or digital ticket to attend this event, to ensure adequate seating.

Free programming for children under 12 is available by booking tickets with our office.

Book your tickets now for SATURDAY, 7PM, DEC.15 or SUNDAY, 10AM, DEC.16

  1.  Advent Taizé Prayer Service  |December 18  |Sudbury – Minnow Lake

Join us for an Advent Taizé Prayer Service
As we prepare ourselves for the birth of our saviour,
join us for an evening or prayer, song & reflection
at Holy Redeemer Church         Bancroft Drive near Second Avenue
Tuesday, December 18th at 7 PM

What can I give Him?
hosted by H.R. Liturgy Committee

Coffee and refreshments to follow

  1.  The Living Nativity  |December 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  |Sudbury – SouthEnd

A gift to the community from All Nations Church

All are welcome to celebrate the birth of Jesus through the 31st Annual Living Nativity

Hosted by All Nations Church on the five nights before Christmas

Outside at Science North

7:30- 8:00 pm

Dramatic presentation through Christmas Carols of the birth of Jesus

Live animals             Period costumes

Admission is free                    Hot Chocolate is provided

Please dress warmly

*Editor’s Note:    The Festival of Lights, a separate event, has a silver collection upon exiting the Science North grounds

  1.  Advent into Christmas Concert  |December 21  |Sudbury – Central

St. Patrick’s Church on Walford Road

7:00 pm

For tickets please call the Parish Office

  1.  Christmas Eve Service  |December 24  |Sudbury - Downtown

Church of the Epiphany

Time : Doors Open | Start | Finish 8:00 pm

December 24th, 2018

Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps 85 Larch Street, Sudbury, P3E 1B8

You are invited to celebrate Christmas at the Church of the Epiphany!

Join us on December 24th for our Christmas Eve service of Holy Eucharist. Carols will be led by the Epiphany choir. All are welcome!

For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705-675-2279,,

  1.  Christmas Day Service  |December 25  |Sudbury - Downtown

Church of the Epiphany

Time : Doors Open | Start | Finish 11:00 am

Date December 25, 2018

Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps 85 Larch Street, Sudbury, P3E 1B8

You are invited to celebrate Christmas at the Church of the Epiphany!

Join us for a Christmas Day service of Holy Eucharist on December 25th at 11:00 am. All are welcome.

For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705-675-2279,,

  1.  Festival of Lessons and Carols  |December 30  |Sudbury - Downtown

    Church of the Epiphany

    Time : Doors Open | Start | Finish 10:30 am

    Date Sunday, December 30th, 2018

    Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps 85 Larch Street, Sudbury, P3E 1B8

    All are welcome to celebrate Christmas at the Church of the Epiphany!

    Join us on Sunday, December 30th to sing traditional Christmas carols lead by the choir and to share the Christmas story at the Festival of Lessons and Carols service.

    For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705-675-2279,,

  1.  ALPHA COURSE coming to the area!  |January 10  |Chelmsford

Starting Thursday January 10, 2019 St. Alexander’s Parish in Chelmsford (100 Gaudette Street) will be offering Alpha, a ten week course open to everyone
interested in exploring the meaning of life and discovering the relevance of the Christian faith.

Each session starts with a full meal, followed by a video talk, leading to small group discussions.

All FREE of charge. ALL WELCOME!

To register call the parish office at 705-855-2525.

  1.  “If You Feed Them They Will Come”   |January 23  |Sudbury – Central

Monsignor Jim Hutton invites clergy and para-church leaders from the Sudbury Central SouthEnd Ministerial   to meet for a “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” event

12 noon to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Regent St


Notices will be sent out.               More details will follow in the January Edition

  1.  Date Night Comedy Tour for Couples  |February 16  |Sudbury – Downtown

Sat. Feb 16, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

15.00 CAD $ - 50.00 CAD $

All Ages
THE DATE NIGHT TOUR, Clean Comedy For Couples!

Come prepared to laugh as comedian Joey I.L.O. creates a night you won't soon forget.  Plus enjoy live music and a live game show as 5 women and 5 men battle on Date Night Feud.

Ticket Pricing: $15 General Admission $25 Gold Circle and $20 General Admission @ the door.

Special Notices:

This event did sell out last year so get your tickets early.

Tickets are non-refundable, consider event insurance at checkout to protect your purchase.

Tickets available online at:

  1.  Save the Dates:   April 12, 13, 14, 2019  |”Faith & Politics Tour” with MP Brad Trost  |Greater Sudbury & Mid-North Ontario

Details to follow in 2019

  1.  Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |May 4, 2019  |Greater Sudbury

Save the Date!

One Day Only!
Saturday May 4th, 2019

New Evangelization Summit
@St. Benedict School

8:45 am - 4:45 pm


  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 1 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. Youth Group Ages 11-15  |November 4 and every Sunday till mid-December  |New Sudbury

Youth group - The Church of the Ascension, 1476 Spark Street, Sudbury

Youth ages 11-15 are invited to a youth group on Sunday night from 7 -8pm.

It will run every Sunday night until mid- December then pick up again in the New Year!

Come for games, snacks and Christian fellowship!

If you have any questions please speak with Fr. Aidan 705 -566-2790 or Jesse Clapperton.

  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |First Sunday of the Month   |Wanup
Come -  Come and see  -God just wants be with you and so do we

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

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

Refreshments served after each  service


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

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

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

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  | Mondays  |Minnow Lake

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

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627

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

Does someone’s drinking affect you?

Al-Anon meetings take place every Tuesday

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

7:00 pm.

  1. Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – West End

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

6-7 pm

Phone 705 207-0877 for more information

  1. Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford

Every Tuesday

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

Minis 6 pm; majors 7:30 pm

Cash only

  1. Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake

12-step meeting for people who desire healthy relationships.

7-8 pm

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

Phone 705 562-9801

  1. New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury

For divorced, separated, and widowed.

Offering weekly support during crisis on Wednesdays

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

6:30-8:30 pm

Contact 705 919 3131

  1. Gambling Problem?  |Wednesdays  |

We can help.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays

7 pm

Phone:  705 988 3410

  1. BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

Becoming a soldier in Christ

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

426 Burton Avenue, Sudbury

Contact Information:

Guy Langlois:  705 618 5984

  1. Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – Downtown

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

12-1 pm

Phone 705 207 0098 for more information

Prayer & Praise
Prayer for Ontario residents to participate in the ON Government consultation on education, including sex ed and parental rights

Dear Heavenly Father,   thank you that the Ontario Government has responded to the request from parents to review the ON sex ed curriculum.    The resulting review is far-reaching, including review of opinions on math, science, internet, trades, careers, parental rights.         May your Holy Spirit inspire ON residents respond via survey, email or telephone town halls, to give their opinions.

Praise & Prayer for more involvement in the Greater Sudbury pro-life movement

Praise and thanks, Lord Jesus, for the 60+ people who witnessed respect for life at the Annual LifeChain,  September 30th, on Paris Street, across from Health Science North, where abortions are done each week.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the faithful who are active in Greater Sudbury’s pro-life movement.     They are mainly from the Roman Catholic Church.     By your Holy Spirit, may people from other Denominations, faith groups, and those with pro-life worldview come forward to be involved.
…”I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest .”   John 4:35


Humility - Pray for the Canadian Church to go much deeper in genuine humility. Humility that's not for show, but is authentic and so honouring of God. Intercede for the culture of confessing our sins one to another to be restored to the Church. Pray that we would shift from following the world's ways of ego-driven success to the kingdom way of making Jesus famous, even if we are not seen.

Restoration - Cry out for the restoration of the power and the presence of God that we have known in past seasons of revival. Intercede for the restoration of faith for those who have lost hope that God will move. It's a "do it again" season!
One Thing - Pray for IHOP's New Year's gathering that is cutting a new path with a call to simplicity of devotion to Christ. Pray that this "reset", or as we have been hearing in Canada, "recalibrate" will become a global movement of the Church returning to a singular focus on Jesus.

Church Plants - With the hundreds of new church plants that have been launched in Canada, much prayer is needed to undergird them. Contend for these new missionary churches which are seeking to get established in areas of our nation where there is a desperate need for God.


The scriptures reveal God's amazing vision of His Church.
Each month we will focus on a different aspect of the Church, as revealed in scripture, and pray that that aspect would be revived.
This month we focus on:

The Church is a Holy Priesthood
1 Peter 2: 5
Let's pray that:
 we live more intentionally in communion with God
we see our lives as wholly dedicated to serve Him
we become men and women of intercession and worship
we carry His word in our hearts and speak it without mixture 

Special Requests

  1. Conscience Rights for Ontario Doctors – Appeal Letter from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Conscience Rights
Dear Friend, In Canada, doctors who also profess to be followers of Jesus could one day become a thing of the past.   An Ontario court recently made a ruling that would deter anyone who upholds the sanctity of human life from practicing medicine in that province.   The court had decided that Ontario doctors can not refuse to participate in procedures like abortion or euthanasia on religious or moral grounds. If patients ask a doctor to kill an unbo...
  1. Dedication Stones at The Grotto on Sudbury’s Holy Mountain

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

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

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

For more information, call Marguerite Groulx at 705-524-6384 or send an email to

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

  1. Santa for Free ……………there’s a catch

Ron Tait, who is Santa for Hire, wants to bless the Pregnancy Care Center this Christmas season .

If you are not an existing client of Ron’s, and have an event scheduled where you want to have Santa visit, please call Ron, and he’ll donate his fee to the Pregnancy Care Center

Cal Ron at              705 692 1775        

Provincial News

PAFE  (Parents As First Educators) Requests ON Residents to Participate in Education Review

Tanya Granic Allen urges ON residents to participate in the government's sex-ed consultations by the December 15th deadline.

ACTION ITEM 1: Distribute Flyers

PAFE has printed 20,000 flyers about the sex-ed consultations, and we need your help to distribute them at your school, place of worship, and/or community groups

If you live outside of the GTA, but can distribute at least 500 flyers, email us at or leave a message at 416-763-7233, and we will tell you how to proceed.

ACTION ITEM 2: Email Your Entire Contact List

Go to and follow the directions. We have designed special materials which explain how you can effectively participate in the sex-ed consultations using all 3 methods.

Please act now! Forward to your entire contact list - students, parents, grandparents ... EVERYONE - and let us know how many flyers you can distribute this weekend!

For the family,

Tanya Granic Allen, President
Parents As First Educators Inc. · Canada

Unfit to Print    (a story about “fake news” and its consequences …..important to know!)

National News 
Canadian Man, Claiming to be Female, Sues 16 Women for Refusing to Wax his Genitals
International News       
Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops Investigate “Development and Peace” Over Partnerships

New book challenges transgender ideology     When Harry Became Sally                 Published: Friday, November 23, 2018

Citizen Response

    1.  An open letter to Premier Doug Ford.

Premier Ford, three months ago you won a majority mandate, after more then 15 years of Liberal rule in Ontario, decimating both the liberal party and the New Democrat party. The people of Ontario supported you mainly because of your stance against abortion and euthanasia.
Premier Ford, you have stated emphatically in an interview that you are pro -life and believe in the sanctity of life.

You also stressed that you would table legislation that would permit doctors who object to abortion and euthanasia on religious and moral grounds to refuse to refer patients to another doctor willing to perform the medical procedure.

In Ontario there are approximately 60,000 abortions performed annually-the exact numbers we will never know as abortion clinics do not have to release their figures. In Sudbury, at Health Science North, ten abortions are performed weekly. This results in 520 babies, annually, not given a chance at life. Not given a chance to become citizens of our community.

In Canada, we have no abortion laws, as an aftermath, Canada is the only country on Earth that has no abortion law to protect the innocent unborn child. Currently, in Canada, abortion is legal up to and until delivery (9months) unlike other advanced countries where the fetus in the womb is granted some limits of protection.
In our hospitals, in Ontario, the cry from our medical profession is “The white heads, we must eliminate them they are using up our beds and are too costly to care for.” In other words, euthanasia is rampant in Ontario hospitals and becoming an epidemic. Euthanasia is in full force at our hospitals. At the moment there is no conscience clause protecting Doctors from opting out-they are forced to make referrals. Ontario doctors who have a moral or religious objection to treatments such as assisted dying, contraception or abortions must refer patients to another doctor who can provide the service.

A remarkable drama occurred at the World Medical Association in Reykjavik, recently, when representatives from the Canadian Medical Association attempted to change the WMA’S decision against assisted suicide and euthanasia. The World Medical Association stated the following:
“Physician-assisted suicide, like euthanasia, is unethical and must be condemned by the medical profession. Where the assistance of the physician is intentionally and deliberately directed at enabling an individual to end his or her own life, the physician acts unethically.”

There was overwhelming opposition to the Canadian delegation. Not a single country supported Canada, Of course this was not reported in the Canadian media. Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium are the only countries in the world that support euthanasia. After the CMA’S arrogant behaviour in Reykjavik, I will never feel safe in our local hospital again, in fact I will never feel safe in any hospital in Canada, in the future.

In recent days, the latest report from Sick Kids Hospital Toronto, an announcement that they will euthanize children with or without parental consent.
I urge you, Premier Ford, to follow the lead of the World Medical Association. Do not Hesitate. The longer you procrastinate, more babies will continue to be aborted and Doctors will continue to force patients to become euthanized victims.

Tony Sottile

    1.  REMINDER ALERT - Parental Consultations on Ontario Sex Education Curriculum

Ottawa, Ontario                                                             November 28, 2018

REMINDER: ALERT from REAL Women of Canada

Parental Consultations on Ontario Sex Education Curriculum
Closing Date: December 15, 2018

REMINDER: The deadline for parent consultations is December 15, 2018. You do not have to be a parent to participate.

It is important that the Minister of Education hear from concerned parents.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced a parental consultation process to establish a revised sex education curriculum for the province by launching the Ontario Consultation website.

There is also an online survey which covers 7 different topics; #6 is Sex Ed and #7 is Parental Rights.
Please submit your views as soon as possible on the sex education curriculum via an online submission form or by email.

To assist you in the consultation, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) has released talking points on the consultations which are as follows:

Lessons to be Deleted or Changed from Kathleen Wynne's Controversial Sex Ed Curriculum:
Gender Identity Theory
Anal Sex
Sexual Pleasure
Make a Personal Plan about your Sexual Activity
Keep a Condom with you
Downplaying the Seriousness of HIV Infection
Romantic Dating
Genitalia & Sexual Consent.

Lessons that are Lacking in the Wynne Curriculum that Should be Addressed by Premier Ford's Upcoming New Sex Ed:

Love and Marriage
How to be a Good Parent After Marriage
Condemn Pornography Unequivocally
Condemn Sexting Unequivocally
Medical Risks of Anal Sex
Give Students More Honest, Science-Based Presentation of HIV/AIDS

For additional talking points, you can watch the video by Dr. Miriam Grossman, a professional child psychologist who dissected the Liberal sex curriculum in 2015. She provides devastating insights on the harm Wynne's curriculum can cause.

It should be noted that the current sex education curriculum (developed between 1998 and 2014 and implemented in September 2018) still mentions gender identity. This subject MUST BE TOTALLY DELETED from the curriculum. Also, the Wynne version of the sex education curriculum is still currently being implemented in Ontario high schools. This is completely unacceptable. It must be replaced by a totally new curriculum for high schools.

Please choose the lessons that you believe should be addressed and then, very importantly, submit, in your own words, or copy and paste the CLC content onto the online form (or email).

Critical Participation by Ontario Social Conservatives

Please start now with the online submission form and/or the email option. The pro-parental rights side of this battle must flood the consultation mechanisms.

The online submission form has a word limit, so if you have not given all the feedback you want to give, use the submission form a second or third time if necessary.

This consultation process will close December 15, 2018.

We must not lose the opportunity to have our voice heard on this critical issue. The lives of our children and grandchildren are at stake in the development of a revised sex education curriculum.

For the Family,
REAL Women of Canada

REAL Women of Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational organization, incorporated in 1983.  We do not receive any  government funding, nor are we funded by any other organization.  We rely solely on the generosity of our grassroot supporters. We are deeply appreciative of your patronage.

    1.  Bill C-75:  some of the proposed changes devalue human life and dignity, care for the vulnerable, and freedom of religion

Please read about Bill C-75 and its potential problems.     Then, contact your MP to express concerns.

If you are able to support the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada with your prayers and finances, please do.

  1.  Request for Petitions re: Religious Freedom to be sent to Greater Sudbury MPs

REAL Women of Canada’s most recent newsletter features a Petition re: Religious Freedom..

It was started in the Fall of 2016.

In its updated 2018 form, petitions are being collected and sent as a package to individual MPs, with signatures from the riding of the MPs.    A minimum of 25 signatures is required.

Once an MP receives the Petitions, it takes about 2 months for the Petitions to be certified by the Petitions Clerk.    After this the MP can announce the Petition in the House of Commons with a short comment of support.     This becomes an official record in Hansard.

Would you please read the Petition and see if you think you could undertake this?     You could do it as an individual through your networks, or, you could ask your Church leader about doing it at Church.

In conclusion, we would need a total of 25 signatures to send in a Petition.

Please advise if you wish to undertake this, and I will send all our Greater Sudbury Petitions into REAL Women of Canada.

Regards,   God bless                   Diane Ikonen

Financial Support Requests
Toronto Right to Life Launches Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund
Toronto Right to Life is launching a Pro-Life Legal Defence Fund to defend the rights of pro-life Canadians to continue be a voice for the voiceless in society. With a generous offer from a donor to match up to $50,000, we have an opportunity to raise $100k by Canada Day to protect our rights to continue our life-saving work. This funding will help us to fight back against unconstitutional government discrimination, like our litigation against the Canada Summer Jobs abortion attestation, and push back against campus censorship of the pro-life message.

For full details:

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

For further information, please contact:

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

  1.  Elgin Street Mission Needs
Elgin Street Mission – Volunteers needed
  1. We are looking for volunteers to help with the clothing room starting in October for Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
If you are able to please email
Thank you!
Elgin Street Mission – Food Needs
If you’d like to make a donation, these are the items that we’re in need of.
White Sugar
Parboiled Rice
Foil Wrap
Saran Wrap
Perishable Food*
*(Let us know ahead)
Canned Ravioli / Spaghetti
Canned or Frozen Vegetables
Canned Tuna & Salmon
Cooking Onions
Ground Beef
Chicken & Turkey
Roast Beef & Pork
Cheese Whiz
Plastic Utensils
Cases of Water
Non-Perishable foods
Styrofoam Plates
Small Bowls for Dessert

  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. Donations of Yarn Requested + Knitters/Crocheters
Northern Cancer Foundation provides each cancer patient undergoing treatment a warm knitted or crocheted afghan. They could use donations of yarn and people willing to knit or crochet 8 inch squares or afghans. Please consider donating yarn. Thank you for helping us support these organizations.        Drop off your yarn donations to Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, and call if you wish to knit or crochet to make the squares that will be put together.
  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.
Contact …. Josée Belanger …

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.

6.    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.

  1. Volunteer for PAFE   (Parents as First Educators)

Contact Tanya Granic Allen            or     416 763 7233

Talk to 5 family and friends and encourage them to subscribe to PAFE’s emails, in order to stay informed about parental rights and family issues.

Media Marvels

Christian TV Show

*Editor’s Note:  Faytene (Kryskow) Grassechini has spoken in North Bay and Greater Sudbury on a few occasions.    Her tv show is about topics that are of great interest, and presented with a Christian-worldview

Daily Chuckle

        Recall Notice                                                                                                                               

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self-control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.
WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention!


P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'! 

Words of Wisdom

When were the books of the New Testament Written?

     Most people naturally assume that the Books of the New Testament
 were written in the order that they appear in the Bible.  Now you may
 be surprised to learn that many of the Letters of the Apostle Paul were
 actually written before the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
 For those Gospels were some of the last books to be written, even
 though they appear as the first four Books of The New Testament.

     This is because, it is believed, the Apostles of Jesus Christ were
 so convinced that He would return during their lifetime, that they
 didn't feel the need to write them.  It wasn't until they became much
 older that they realized that His return would probably not occur until
 after their deaths.  It was then that they wrote them for the generations
 of the future.

Take a look at the actual year that each Book of the New Testament was written!

    Book:                       Written By:                      Approximate Date:

GALATIANS             [ Apostle Paul ]                            49 A.D.
JAMES           [ James half-brother of Jesus' ]              49 A.D.                                                         
1 & 2
THESSALONIANS    [ Apostle Paul ]                           51/52 A.D.
1 & 2
CORINTHIANS         [ Apostle Paul ]                              55 A.D.
ROMANS                 [ Apostle Paul ]                              57 A.D.
MARK                       [ John Mark ]                            58/60 A.D.
EPHESIANS            [ Apostle Paul ]                              60 A.D.
COLOSSIANS          [ Apostle Pau l]                              60 A.D.
PHILEMON              [ Apostle Paul ]                               60 A.D.
PHILIPPIANS           [ Apostle Paul ]                              61 A.D.
MATTHEW            [ Apostle Matthew* ]                        61/64 A.D.
LUKE                      [ Apostle Luke* ]                           61/64 A.D.
JUDE            [ Jude half-brother of Jesus' ]                    65 A.D.
1 TIMOTHY              [ Apostle Paul ]                               64 A.D.
1 PETER                [ Apostle Peter* ]                            64/65 A.D.
TITUS                      [ Apostle Paul ]                                64 A.D.
ACTS                     [ Apostle Luke* ]                             66/68 A.D.
2 PETER                [ Apostle Peter* ]                             66/68 A.D.
2 TIMOTHY              [ Apostle Paul ]                              66/67 A.D.
HEBREWS              [ Apostle Paul ]                              68/70 A.D.
JOHN                     [ Apostle John* ]                               85 A.D.
1, 2, 3 JOHN           [ Apostle John* ]                             85/90 A.D.
REVELATION          [ Apostle John* ]                               95 A.D.
                    ( *Original Disciples of Christ )

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