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Sudbury Christian Messenger September 2017 Edition

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses,  for you only get to play one round.”

Bookend my life by being in the presence of God at the beginning and end of my day.

WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM, FOR HE WHO COMES TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.  So; HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD YOUR GOD AND YOU WILL BE UPHELD; HAVE FAITH IN HIS PROPHETS AND YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL as well.  Amen.  ( HEBREWS 11:6 )   ( 2 CHRONICLES 20:20 )

 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAYSEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GIVE GLORY TO YOUR  FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN.  ( MATTHEW  5:16 *NKJV )

To see a changed world, cultivate the presence of God.   Psalm 27:14

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
  1. Registration for Nord500North Continues  |September 1 - September 14  |Mid-Northern Ontario
  2. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 2  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  3. “Cup of Our Life” Faith Sharing  |September  |Sudbury
  4. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |September 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 |Sudbury
  5. Wanup Chapel Service  |September 3  and first Sunday of each month throughout the year  |Wanup
  6. Impact  |September 3 and Sundays  |Sudbury & Kfm 95.5
  7. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |September 4 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
  8. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 4 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  9. Nord500North Planning Team for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |Sept.  5 |Sudbury
  10. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  September 7 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
  11. Nord500North Mass Choir Rehearsal  |September 7  |Sudbury
  12. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |September 8  |Copper Cliff
  13. Ladies Retreat @ Camp Norland  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Warren, ON
  14. Silent Vigil for Peace  | September 8 and Fridays|Sudbury
  15. The Kingdom is Family  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Sudbury
  16. Valleyview Community Church Trunk Sale  |September 9  |Blezard Valley
  17. Wanup Expo  |September 9  |Wanup
  18. Adoption Training Program Coming  |September 9-October  |Sudbury
  19. Kick-Off Sunday  |September 10  |Sudbury
  20. Reformation  |September 10  |Sudbury
  21. BBQ, Concert & Butterfly Release – Suicide Prevention Day  |September 10  |Sudbury
  22. Nord500North Dress Rehearsal for Mass Choir  |September 16  |Sudbury
  23. Annual Dinner-Speaker Event for Sudbury Pro-Life/ LE RESPECT POUR LA VIE SUDBURY DÎNER CONFÉRENCIER  |September 16  |Sudbury
  24. Reformation  |September 17  |Sudbury
  25. Symbolon - The Catholic Faith Explained  |September 17  |Sudbury
  26. A Grief and Bereavement Discussion Group  |September 18 & 20  |Sudbury
  27. 500North:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
  28. Historic Interdenominational Commemoration  |September 21  |Sudbury
  29. Bethel Turns 60  |September 23  |Lively
  30. Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  |September 28-30  |Sudbury
  31. Michael W. Smith in Concert  |October 7  |Sudbury
  32. Special Retreat:  "Do whatever she tells you"  |October 13 & 14  |Sudbury
  33. Global Leadership Summit  |October 19 & 20 |Sudbury
  34. Elgin Street Mission Gala  |October 20  |  Sudbury
  35. 2017 National Euthanasia Symposium  |October 28  |Toronto
  36. CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa
  37. Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury

PRAYERS & PRAISE
Call to Prayer – Ears to Hear

CITIZEN RESPONSE
A Farewell to Sudbury – John Marjanac, Serbian Church

PROVINCIAL NEWS

NATIONAL NEWS
Catholic Bishops’ Response to Bill C-16
Letter from Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops President to Foreign Affairs Minister on Canadian Foreign Policy

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project

HELP NEEDED
Calling all Bass and Tenor Singers
Calling for household items

MEDIA MARVELS
1.              New Spiderman movie promotes, normalizes porn
2.              Celebrities Break Silence on Abortions That Marked Their Lives
3.              “Together in Faith” – support for Catholic Education
4.              Sookram Bus Lines Summer Day Tours
5.              Celebrating the Stories of Canada’s Christian Heritage

DAILY CHUCKLE
“Lord, I hate buttermilk”

WORDS OF WISDOM
The “U” in Jesus


  Local  News & Events

1.    Registration for Nord500North Conference to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement  |Sept.1-14  |Mid-Northern Ontario

Good news to share that our registrations for Nord500North are now at 140 and we’re praying for 200!


How did the Church that Jesus established become thirty-three thousand denominations?

How do these divisions wound the Body of Christ?

How can we as disciples of Christ come together to heal these wounds?

"Join Christians from all over mid-northern Ontario in Sudbury on September 21st and 22nd as we seek answers to these questions at Nord500North, a Conference commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement”

Register by Thursday, September 14, 2017

For more details phone 705 674 4834 or like us on Facebook at nord500north


Mending Fences
            Who would have thought! In a world busy tearing itself apart there is a group of people mending fences.
            They are a conglomeration of people from Sudbury and the region: young and old, female and male, clergy and lay people, Catholic, Protestant and First Nations. A common vision draws them together.
            Five hundred years ago the Christian Church was fractured. Martin Luther, a German monk, denounced corruption in the church. He refused to recant and was excommunicated. The Reformation and the Lutheran Church began and eventually many new churches and denominations. To date the Christian Church has 33,000 different churches and denominations.
            Like any family fight bitterness ensued and like many family feuds carried on for generations.
            Rev. Glenda Morrisette of Trinity Lutheran Church and Monsignor Jim Hutton of St Patrick’s Catholic Church were moved to join forces and plan an event to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the 50thanniversary of the Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue. They issued invitations to all other denominations in the area and also First Nations to join them. Nord 500 North was born.
            Last fall I was invited to join the planning team. When I arrived at St. Pat’s, Rev. Glenda and Monsignor Jim were there with one other person. “Maybe this is all that will come,” said  Jim ruefully.
            People continued to drift in. I watched in amazement as more and more people arrived. In the end we had twenty volunteers and the air was electric.
            Over the months this large team has worked together with ‘Holy Manners’. Task after task was picked up and completed with give-and-take and lots of laughter. The vision took shape: to commemorate the Reformation and look to a new and hopeful future.
            The climax of this planning will come early Thursday morning on September 21st.  An Indigenous elder will light the sacred fire to herald the opening of the two day event, ‘Rebel With A Cause’.
            In the corridors of Heaven, they will be shouting ‘Hallelujah’.

Rev. Bea Arnill, United Church of Canada Representative on Nord500North Planning Team,
June, 2017

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 2 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

  1.  “Cup of Our Life” Faith Sharing  |September  |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.
We will father on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening starting in September.
If you are interested please contact her at bchesser@syberbeach.net or call 705-522-5245.
  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | September 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, |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 using the 1962 Roman Missal.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 48 William Avenue in Coniston.

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

Daily Masses:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 A.M.
Confessions, 10:00 A.M.

More information can be viewed at our website:  www.materdeiparish.ca 
Thank you.


Pax Vobis,

Pater Vincenzo Fiore
(Fr. Vince Fiore)
Pastor


Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community
c/o 21 Ste-Anne Road, PO Box 787
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 4S1

Phn: (705) 586-1156
Fax: (705) 586-1328

Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!

  1. Wanup Chapel Service  |September 3   |Wanup

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

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service

Small Bible Study Groups will resume in the Fall.   
                                                             
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 


  1. Impact  |September 3 and Sundays  |Sudbury

Join Restoration Church Ministries Sundays at the Travelodge Sudbury for our Impact Service: Catch the Spirit of Revival with Pastor Jeff Edwards.

Breakthrough – Healing – Power

Can’t make it in person? Join us for worship and be part of our LIVE RADIO AUDIENCE or watch our FACEBOOK LIVE broadcast!

Restoration Church
Phone:
(705) 588-7600
Email:
admin@restorechruch.ca
Website:



  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |September 4 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  |September 4 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. Nord500North Planning Team Meeting for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |Sept.  5 |Sudbury

To:  Greater Sudbury Christian Church Members

From:  Monsignor Jim Hutton, and Dr. Christopher Duncan-Hales, and Lorie Lavallee

Re:  a message to Christian Churches about the 500th commemoration of the Reformation.

The tenth  meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on September 5/17   9:30 a.m.  at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Regent Street in Sudbury.  

We are holding a two-day Conference on Sep 21 & 22 of 2017 with four fantastic speakers. On the Thursday evening there will be a special, historical, exciting interdenominational commemoration service with inspiring music by our Mass Choir.    The Bishop from the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has already agreed to attend, along with two other Bishops.

We are looking for people who would like to help us at this event.  We have small teams organized, and we would be happy to have more involved, so that no one person has a lot to accomplish. 

We are excited about this upcoming event and we hope that many of you will come out to hear our plans, give us your input and help us organize a wonderful event for Northern Ontario.

Peace,
Monsignor Jim Hutton
Dr. Chris Duncanson-Hales
Lorie Lavallee


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
(705) 674-4834


  1. Nord500North Mass Choir Rehearsal  |September 7  |Sudbury
A wonderful first rehearsal was held on June 22nd.            Currently there are sufficient Soprano and Altos.

Needed are 2 more basses and 2 tenors.     Please contact Brenda Cavallin at      stpatricksym@gmail.com

2nd of 3 rehearsals on Thursday September the 7th at 5:30. at St. Patrick's Parish, 39 Walford Rd

Dress rehearsal has been moved to Saturday September 16th at 12:30.

Nord500North is a 2 day Conference in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and hindered our common work and witness. Presenters will be inviting participants to ponder both the blessings and banes of reforming movements past and present.
  At 7:00pm on Thursday September 21st our Christian communities will gather for the Historic Interdenominational Commemoration of our commitment to healing as we look to the future. All of Greater Sudbury not just those participating in the Conference will be invited to this evening.  


Please contact Brenda Cavallin at (705)522-3900 x 211 or stpatricksym@gmail.com

Shalom, Brenda


  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  Sept. 7   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.  Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |September 8  |Copper Cliff
Jason Showell          Email the_purolator_guy@hotmail.com
Pickup hockey
Time 10pm till 11pm
Friday sept 8th
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.   Ladies Retreat @ Camp Norland  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Warren, ON

Theme:  Let the Flame Burn Brighter

Speaker:  Mary-Lue Mahaffey

Arrival:  Friday after 3:00 pm           Supper – 6:00 pm              
Departure:  Sunday after 1:30 pm

Cost:  $50 - $90.00, depending on accommodation selected, if registered before August 18, 2017

Late Fee:  August 18 onward = $15

Send cheque to Angeline Desloges, 2050 Elderwood Drive, Sudbury, ON   P3B 2A6

For further information, phone 705 566 5989 or email Diane Ricketson     jdrick17@gmail.com

Mary-Lue Mahaffey

Mary-Lue Mahaffey is a passionate Bible teacher, small group facilitator and mentor. She loves opening God’s Word in communities and seeing people draw closer to the Lord.

Originally born in the Philippines, Mary-Lue grew up in the GTA and later lived in Sudbury where she attended Laurentian University and served on InterVarsity student leadership.

She has taught overseas in Sweden at a Torchbearer school, and completed her Masters of Theological Studies in Hamilton. She worked for the Alberta government as a youth worker on a Native Reserve in the Rockies and since has been heavily involved in working alongside the Anishinaabe people in Northern Ontario.

One of her greatest desires is to know and love God and see others experience His deep love.

She has spoken at Women’s Retreats, Youth Gatherings and various churches in Ontario and Sweden. Her desire is to see God’s truth and love transform the lives of people God is working in and invites her to be a part of.

In her free time Mary-Lue is often snowboarding, playing basketball and other sports, along with exploring the outdoors and the beauty of God’s creation with friends, 'little sisters’ and family.

Currently Mary-Lue lives in the small town of Thessalon and serves full-time alongside the Anishinaabe people.   Mary-Lue also travels to remote communities only accessible by plane and also along the North Shore.

While satisfying that craving for adventure, and speaking in a variety of forums, Mary-Lue’s desire is to live her life always above reproach, but never above correction before God, herself and others.


  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |September 8 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace in the foyer of St. Andrews Place on Fridays.

4-5 pm

There is reduced-rate parking for seniors beneath the YMCA building.     Sign your parking ticket.

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

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


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

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

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

SILENT VIGIL

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



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


Dave Nicol

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


  1.  The Kingdom Is Family  |September 8, 9 and 10  |Sudbury

Speaker: Dennis Wiedrick

Dates: September 8, 9, 10 - 2017
Location: The Lexington Hotel, Brady Street
Times:  7:00 PM daily
Free will offering each evening



  1.  Valleyview Community Church Trunk Sale  |September 9  |Blezard Valley

Sat 9 AM · Valleyview Community Church · Sudbury, ON


  1.  Wanup Expo  |September 9  |Wanup
Little Wanup Chapel will be the host and site for the Wanup Expo

10-4:00 p m            Saturday, September 9

# 4273 Hwy. 537

Featuring BBQ, local artisans, games for children


  1. Adoption Training Program Coming  |September 9-October  |Sudbury

Pathways to Permanence/Parenting Children who have Experienced Trauma & Loss

9-session program over three weekends in September and October.   Friday evenings from 6-9 pm and Saturdays from 9-4 pm

Free for participants thanks to funding from the Ontario government.   Meals and childcare are also included.

Follow up by forming an ongoing parent support group in Greater Sudbury

Only 15 spaces are available in the Sudbury Pathways group

For more information …….pact@adoptontario.ca          or    1-877-ADOPT20


  1.  Kick-Off Sunday  |September 10  |Sudbury
Glad Tidings Church KICK OFF SUNDAY:

Help us kick off the new school year with our kick off Sunday. September 10

We will be having a pancake breakfast at 9am before the service.

Following the service, we will have our second open house with staff led tours around the building. Hope to see you there! 


  1.  Reformation  |September 10  |Sudbury
Pastor/Rev. Jeremy Mahood will speak about the Reformation in a lead-up to Nord500North Conference that will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, sparked by Martin Luther.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

All Nations Church         St. Raphael Street          Sudbury

All are welcome.


  1. BBQ, Concert & Butterfly Release - World Suicide Prevention Day  |September 10  |Sudbury

W O R L D S U I C I D E P R E V E N T I O N D A Y

Community BBQ, BUTTERFLY RELEASE & CONCERT IN THE PARK


SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

4 : 3 0 PM

E L I ZABETH GAZEBO, BE L L PARK (by the Elizabeth Street parking lot)


The BBQ is free. Butterflies can be purchased for $10 at the event, or in advance at
the Canadian Mental Health Association's Sudbury location, at 100-111 Elm Street.


SUPPORTED BY:
Lasalle Court Mall &
Val Caron locations
FEATURING MUSICIANS FROM: Sudbury Symphony Orchestra &
N'Swakamok Kweok Hand Drummers


  1. Nord500North Dress Rehearsal for Mass Choir  |September 16  |Sudbury

Dress rehearsal has been moved to Saturday September 16th at 12:30.


  1. Annual Dinner-Speaker Event for Sudbury Pro-Life  |September 16  |Sudbury

Annual Dinner Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Ste-Anne-des-Pins Reception Hall   (downtown adjacent to the Church and Rainbow Center)

Tickets are $30./per person.  Everyone Welcome!  See you at the annual dinner:

Speaker will be Bishop Marcel Damphousse

Please invite someone to attend with you who is interested in “life” issues …………we need more people to get involved, especially youth and young adults and Millennials

For tickets, please call the Secretary at Ste-Anne-des-Pins, 14 Beech St, Sudbury, ON P3C 1Z2             Phone: (705) 674-1947
Or call Marguerite at 705-524-6384

LE RESPECT POUR LA VIE SUDBURY


DÎNER CONFÉRENCIER

MONSEIGNEUR MARCEL DAMPHOUSSE

Samedi le 16 sept. 2017 à la salle de
Ste-Anne-des-Pins à 5h30

$30/personne

Billets:  Ste-Anne-des-Pins, (705) 674-1947
Marguerite Groulx:  705-524-6384


  1. Reformation  |September 17  |Sudbury
Pastor/Rev. Jeremy Mahood will speak about the Reformation in a lead-up to Nord500North Conference that will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, sparked by Martin Luther.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

All Nations Church         St. Raphael Street          Sudbury

All are welcome.


  1.  Symbolon - The Catholic Faith Explained  |September 17  |Sudbury
Learn about the Catholic Faith from the Augustine Institute 2016
What: A 10-session “big-picture” explanation of the Catholic faith and the Creed.

Who should attend: those wanting an introduction to the Faith, those
who wish to pique, refresh or deepen their Catholic faith, likely ages 12+
to 99, Catholic or non-Catholic, FREE.

Duration: 30 minutes approx.

Where: St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Hall

Start Time: 11:15 am sharp on the Sundays scheduled, after the 10 am Mass.

No sign up. Free. Attend a couple or all sessions. Each is a stand-alone presentation and does not require the attendance to previous sessions.

Come listen and learn. Share a coffee/tea. Leave immediately afterwards or stay for a brief discussion. Mingle with fellow parishioners.

Parents – Confirmandi candidates will be available in the Upper Hall to watch your children while you attend! Coffee, Tea and Juice available.

Date Episode Topic
Sept. 17th 1 – the Journey of Faith Trinity, Faith and the God Who Is
Love
Oct. 22nd 2 - Divine Revelation God Seeking Us & the Compass for
Our Lives
Nov. 12th 3 – The Bible: God’s Love Letter to Humanity
Dec. 3rd 4 – The Story of Salvation Creation, Fall & Redemption
Jan. ? 5 – Who is Jesus Just a Good Man or Lord of Our
Lives?
Feb. ? 6 – The Paschal Mystery The Mystery of Jesus’s Death &
Ressurection
March. ? 7 – The Holy Spirit and The Life
of Grace
God’s Divine Life Within Us
April. ? 8 – Why do I need the Church? The Mystery of the Catholic Church
May. ? 9 – Mary and The Saints Our Spiritual Mother & the
Communion of Saints
June. ? 10 – The Last Things What Happens After We Die

Preview at www.augustineinstitute.org/formed/symbolon/
*(Months with (?) are dates still to be announced)


  1.  A Grief and Bereavement Discussion Group  |September 18 & 20  |Sudbury

Maison Vale Hospice
invites you to attend: « I’m Not Alone »
a grief and bereavement discussion group:
Monday Sept. 18th
 @ 6pm
Wednesday September 20th
 @ 2pm.
At the Maison McCulloch Hospice. 1028 South Bay Rd. Sudbury.
Please call 705-674-9252 ext. 227 to register or for more information.

  1. Nord500North Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  |September 21 and 22  |Sudbury

September 21 & 22, 2017  in your calendars for the Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

This event will be held in Sudbury at the Holiday Inn

Nord500North is a Conference that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and prevented us from working together.
Presentations by key note speakers, workshops, and discussions will describe where we as followers of Jesus have been, where we are today, and where we are going. There will also be a strand on how we can make right relations with Canada’s Indigenous people as part of ongoing reformation efforts.
We are branches of the same vine. In a world that needs the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our hope and prayer is that this event will inspire participants to be bold, creative, and joyful in our commitment to love each other and serve the world.  


Check out details on our website          www.trinitysudbury.ca             and Facebook        Nord500North


  1.  Historic Interdenominational Commemoration  |September 21  |Sudbury
Who would have thought! In a world busy tearing itself apart there is a group of people mending fences.

Be part of increased co-operation and friendship between Christian communities

All are welcome to this exciting historical commemoration of the Reformation

7:00 – 8:00  pm at St. Patrick’s Church on Walford Road in Sudbury

Followed by a Reception

Freewill Offering will be taken to cover expenses and provide a Scholarship for am Indigenous youth who wishes to pursue post-secondary education


  1.  Bethel Turns 60  |  September 23  |Lively

Please celebrate with us at Lively Kinsmen Hall (15 Kin Drive, Lively) on September 23rd

There will be a time of fellowship at 3:30 PM followed by dinner at 6:00 PM

Tickets are $15 per person or $45 for a family.

Please RSVP by September 15th, by emailing kolaril@rscloud.ca or calling 705-866-6126.


  1. Rob Parker, National House of Prayer Event  | Sept 28-30th |Sudbury
Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa, will be in Sudbury September 28-30

National House of Prayer ……….”informed, focused and sustained prayer for Canada and its leaders”


The National House of Prayer, a former convent, has its own history as a “house of prayer”, and also has 35 beds that are used to host visiting prayer teams and resident interns

The Prayer Room “is in regular use throughout most days”

“The National House of Prayer hosts prayer teams of all ages who represent the Christian church from all parts of Canada.  Prayer Teams come to Ottawa for a week at a time to receive training/teaching and to specifically pray for our Government and our leaders.”

Find out full details at

Rob Parker of the National House of Prayer will be in Sudbury September 28-30, hosted by Sue Craig        suecraig@live.ca            New Life Christian Centre


  1. Michael W. Smith in Concert  |October 7  |Sudbury

Kfm and Glad Tidings Church proudly present a top Christian singer-composer, Michael W.. Smith in Concert

7-10 p.m.

At Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street


To win tickets:   go to Kfm Facebook page and Share in order to be entered into a draw for 2 tickets


  1.  Special Retreat:  “Do whatever she tells you”  |October 13 & 14  |Sudbury

SPECIAL RETREAT: “Do whatever she tells you.”
Bishop Marcel Damphousse and the prayer group “The Little Servants of Christ the King” invite
you to a special retreat that will be held at Holy Redeemer Parish, October 13th and 14th, 2017.

Registration forms can be found at the back of the Church. Please register as soon as possible since seating is
limited. This special retreat will be on Mary, Mother of God.

For additional information, please contact Adele at 705-692-4330 or Marlynn at 705-522-5560

  1. Global Leadership Summit 2017  |October 19 and 20  |Sudbury

According to "Christianity Today" everyone has influence!  Grandparents, volunteers, and leaders in all types and sizes of organizations.

Global Leadership Summit 2017 invites you to join 400,000 people around the world for two days of inspiring leadership training from world-class leaders.

Global Leadership Summit will be held in Sudbury October 19 and 20, 2017 hosted at Glad Tidings Church, located at 1101 Regent Street  Sudbury.  Register early to secure your seat to learn from leaders such as Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook; Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor of Google; Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church and many others.



  1.  Elgin Street Mission Gala  |October 20  |  Sudbury


Save the date: Friday, October 20th at 6:30

There will be a Gala at the Steelworkers Hall.

The tickets are $60.00 per person. Reserve your tickets today at 705-673-2163. Come support the Elgin Street Mission!


  1.  2017 National Euthanasia Symposium  |October 28  |Toronto
Hear excellent speaker

Be with like-minded people

Call now to register ($50.00)         519-439-3348          or    1-877-439-3348

  1. CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa

Take advantage of the early bird special for our national convention in Ottawa this fall.

This is a marvelous opportunity to help set the direction for CHP Canada for the next three years ... at a discounted price.

Your early registration helps us to plan … a win/win situation.

Visit www.chpconvention.caand process your convention registration today. I look forward to meeting you in Ottawa.


Yours in His service

Vicki Gunn,
Executive Director
Christian Heritage Party


  1. Save the Date!   New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28, 2018  |Sudbury

Prayer & Praise

THE CALL TO PRAYER

•  Joy- Pray for the body of Christ in Canada to be filled with the joy of the Lord, regardless of our circumstances. Joy that gives strength, endurance and is such a clear sign of God's life in us. Pray for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or heaviness, that God would turn their mourning into dancing.

•  Upgrade- Seek the Lord for a purer, more powerful and fruitful release of all the gifts and anointings in the Canadian Church. May all the soulish mixture be washed away- all that promotes us rather than Jesus. Contend for new levels of prophecy, teaching, hospitality (and all the gifts) to be used to increase the kingdom of God. 
 
•  Wisdom- May wisdom from above fill the Canadian Church! Cry out for heavenly wisdom to be apprehended for every challenge, or dilemma. One greater than Solomon is in our midst, may Jesus's wisdom guide all our decisions, our timing and our priorities. 
 
•  Discipleship- The Great Commission is that we would go and make disciples everywhere, baptizing them and teaching them to obey Jesus. Intercede for a new grace and priority on authentic discipleship, that no one would be left in an immature state. Pray for a groundswell of hunger to be discipled, humble hearts to learn, as well as excellent discipleship strategies to be activated. 
 
•  Bible- Pray for a deeper love, honour and submission to the Scriptures. Stand in the gap for the Church to be freshly awakened in Bible study, memorization, meditation. Contend for the teaching gift to burst forth with great anointing, and that all preaching would be filled with the revelation of the word of God. Isa 66:2


Stay Connected          
Box 32114, Langley, BC · info@ears2hear.ca     Network of Canadian Prayer Ministries      http://www.ears2hear.ca/

The Ears to Hear site is a tremendous resource for the whole Church of Canada. Access information on significant upcoming events, unite your prayer with thousands of others by using the monthly Call to Prayer, and delve into the prophetic archives to read the tested prophetic words God has given Canada.



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Citizen Response
Subject: A farewell from Sudbury

Dearest brothers and sister in Christ,

after almost 4 years of being a part of the Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Parish in the Donovan, I have been reassigned elsewhere and would like to do two things:
1.         Share a few comments on the spirit of Christian fellowship in Sudbury
2.         Introduce the new priest at SS. P&P

Firstly, I came to Sudbury as a newly ordained priest with a young family. I was brave enough to venture into direct contact with other denominations, which many of my orthodox brothers are usually not too keen to do, and am very glad that I did so. It was very easy to communicate, and grow, with all of you because the fellowship which christian leaders in Sudbury share is built on the right foundation - not statements of faith, personal traditions, ethnic customs... - but on the one thing which keeps us all going: the bountiful mercy and love of Christ. Sure it is easier for me to speak on theology with a Catholic priest (like Fr. Jim Hutton), or eat lunch with a pastor similar in age and family (like pastor Jason Tripp), and those are the people who brought me in, but I have also had great benefit and growth from meeting people like Marie, Jeremy, Todd, Diane, Dave and Erma and others who lead denominations which I have not had much contact with previously.

In a time when Christianity is being threatened in some parts of the world by guns and radicals, and in the West often by ideological shifts to secularism, our first line of support should be our Christian brothers and sisters. We need to pray for each other, and help each other. That is where our strength lies - in asking for God's help and praising Him.

Since I was assigned to be the chancellor of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Canada, I have visited Sudbury less and less. My family has grown, not only biologically, but in a pastoral capacity, and thus my obligations. Fr. Jim asked me on several occasions whether I wanted to remain on the mailing list for Sudbury ministerials and I have always responded affirmatively. I enjoy seeing the progress and camaraderie in Sudbury - as priests, pastors, ministers, elders, we all go through the same issues and challenges.

I would like to introduce you to Fr. Djuradj (a Serbian derivative of George) Kojic. He is also a newly ordained priest,  married with two boys. I hope that you will embrace him as you have embraced me.

Now that my time in Sudbury is officially nearing its end, I thank you all for your honesty, sincerity, love and prayers. Keep up what you are doing, and be brave. Sudbury has something special in these gatherings and pan-christian cooperation. May the Grace of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the unity of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

I humbly ask for your prayers for myself, my wife Mirjana, and daughters Danica and Sofia, as I will remember you all in my prayers as well.

In Christ,

Fr John (Jovan) Marjanac


Provincial News


National News
  1.  Catholic Bishops’ Response to Bill C-16

CCCB Statement On the Passage of Bill C-16 Regarding Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, was recently passed by the Parliament of Canada and received royal assent on 19 June 2017. This Act adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, and also modifies the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate crimes to members of groups distinguished by gender identity or expression.


Canadian Conference
of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)
2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 2J2
Tel: 613-241-9461 #225
Fax: 613-241-8117
www.cccb.ca

  1.  Letter from CCCB President to Foreign Affairs Minister on Canadian Foreign Policy


The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, regarding her 6 June 2017 speech on Canadian foreign policy. In her speech to the House of Commons, the Minister equated women's rights with the right to abortion and "sexual reproductive rights", claiming "[t]hese rights are at the core of Canadian foreign policy." In his letter, Bishop Crosby expresses his profound concern and disagreement, calling the statement "erroneous, confusing, and misguided." He recalls that "many women's issues that actually ought to have been raised as legitimate points of international engagement ... were passed over in silence. They include Canada's economic partnerships with countries in which female infants are murdered for not being male; those in which women earn less than men for the same job or where they do not enjoy the same privileges under the law, including the right to education or protection from rape, physical violence, and other forms of abuse."


Read more
http://www.cccb.ca/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4762:letter-from-cccb-president-to-foreign-affairs-minister-on-canadian-foreign-policy&catid=24:public-statements&Itemid=1659

Canadian Conference
of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)
2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 2J2
Tel: 613-241-9461 #225
Fax: 613-241-8117
www.cccb.ca






International News

Financial Support Requests

  1. Community Emergency Fund

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

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



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

For further information, please contact:

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


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

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

Toll-free:  1 877 439 3348


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HELP NEEDED  

  1. Calling all bass and tenor singers!!!
The following is an invitation I'm asking that you extend to your respective communities. Shalom, Brenda Cavallin

Calling all bass and tenor singers!!!
We are looking for bass and tenor choir members for the Nord500North Conference Common Prayer Celebration on Thursday September 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Nord500North is a 2 day Conference in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Movement. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and hindered our common work and witness. Presenters will be inviting participants to ponder both the blessings and banes of reforming movements past and present.
  At 7:00pm on Thursday September 21st our Christian communities will gather for the Common Prayer celebration of our commitment to healing as we look to the future. All of Greater Sudbury not just those participating in the Conference will be invited to this Common Prayer celebration.
Will you share your voice with the choir being prepared to lead the music at this celebration? A read-through of the music and our 1st practice will be held on Thursday June 22nd at St. Patrick's Parish, 39 Walford Rd. from 5:30-7:00.

Please contact Brenda Cavallin at (705)522-3900 x 211 or stpatricksym@gmail.com by Wednesday June 21st to let her know of your intention to attend as music needs to be prepared ahead of this practice. Two more practices in September will be booked at this June choir practice.

  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.
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Media Marvels

  1.  New Spiderman movie promotes, normalizes porn    


Editor’s Note:   before selecting a film for your family, please check out Plugged In Movie Review site; it really helps make informed choices.

  1.  Celebrities Break Silence on Abortions That Marked Their Lives



  1.  Together in Faith Campaign – support for Catholic Education

For more than 150 years, Ontario’s publicly funded Catholic schools have been a distinctive, highly successful and valued contributor to our public education system. The Together in Faith campaign amplifies that message by promoting our Catholic school students’ achievements in academics, social justice, and Christian service.

Parishioners are invited to join the campaign to strengthen publicly funded Catholic education in Ontario – add your name to the “Together in Faith” community list at www.togetherinfaith.ca. Follow the campaign on Twitter(@Catholicedu) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CatholicEducationInOntaro) and help us share the Good News!

This campaign is sponsored by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association and is supported by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.

  1.  Sookram Bus Lines Summer Day Tours
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•           Manitoulin Island  Day Tour- Dinner incl.- Sept 08-$110

  Please call 705-983-4347 for full details and booking
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David Laari,
Sookram Bus Lines



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  1. CELEBRATING THE STORIES OF CANADA'S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
This Far By Faith - Canada 150 campaign is now in full motion!
New videos are added weekly! Celebrate the stories of Canada's rich Christian heritage that shaped the free and democratic society we have today. Visit www.thisfarbyfaith.ca to hear the inspiring stories of Canadian life changers who have made a global impact. Our weekly Nation Building panel delves into the issues that matter most to Canadians. And in their own voices, Canada's First Peoples share visions of their Creator. Plus download a free mp3 of our theme song! All this and more at www.thisfarbyfaith.ca!
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Daily Chuckle

A  visiting Priest was attending a men’s breakfast in Ohio Farm County. 
He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. 
After all were seated, the older farmer began------     
“Lord, I hate buttermilk.”
     
The Priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going.

Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.”

Now the Priest was overly worried.

However without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, 
“And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.”
     
Just as the Priest was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued,

“But Lord, when you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em up, I do love fresh biscuits. 
So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just 
don’t understand what you are sayin' to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘till 
You are  done mixin’, and probably it will be somethin' even better than biscuits.
       
Amen.”         
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Words of Wisdom

                              
 The U in JesUs

             Before U were thought of or time had begun,
             God even stuck U in the name of His Son.

             And each time U pray, you'll see it's true
             You can't spell out JesUs and not include U.

             You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
             For U, He was born; that's why He came.

             And His great love for U is the reason He died.
             It even takes U to spell crUcified.

             Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand,
             He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?

             The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
             and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.

             When JesUs left earth at His upward ascension,
             He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.

             "Go into the world and tell them it's true,
             That I love them all - Just like I love U."

             So many great people are spelled with a U,
             Don't they have a right to know JesUs too?

             It all depends now on what U will do,
             He'd like them to know, But it all starts with U.

                                              --- Author Unknown

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Together in Christ for a better world, till Jesus comes again    A.C.E.S. Leadership Team
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