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

Sudbury Christian Messenger May Edition 2019

  1.  Elgin Street Mission Spring Fundraiser  |May 1  |Sudbury - Central
  2. The British Invasion  |May 2 & 3 |Sudbury – Downtown
  3. Night of Worship, Praise & Testimony  |May 2  |Espanola
  4. New Evangelization Summit  |May 4  |Greater Sudbury
  5. Indoor Yard Sale  |May 4  |  Sudbury – Central
  6. Labyrinth Walk for Peace  |May 4  |}Sudbury – Downtown
  7. Spring Tea  |May 5  |Chelmsford
  8. LOGOS HOPE Vision Team  |May 5  |Sudbury – Central
  9. Focus on Mental Health  |May 5  |Sudbury - Central
  10. Messy Church  |May 7  |Copper Cliff
  11. National March for Life  |May 9  |mid-northern Ontario to Ottawa
  12. "Faith & Politics Tour" with MP Brad Trost  |  May 10, 11  ||Greater Sudbury & Mid-North Ontario
  13. Faith & Politics Tour: MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy  |May 10  |New Sudbury
  14. Faith & Politics Tour:  College & Careers Gathering with MP Brad Trost  |May 10  |Sudbury – South End
  15. Faith & Politics Tour:  MP Brad Trost Meets the Public  |May 11  |Sudbury - Downtown
  16. Mother’s Day Tea  |May 11  |Sudbury - Donovan
  17. Faith & Politics Tour:  MP Brad Trost Meets the Public  |  May 11  |Sudbury - Downtown
  18. Bridges out of Poverty  |May 13  |Sudbury – Downtown
  19. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |  May 15 |Sudbury – Central
  20. Annual Church of Epiphany Rummage Sale  |May 24 and 25  |Sudbury – Downtown
  21. Yard Sale  |May 25  |Sudbury – Downtown
  22.  Solidarity Walk for the Rohingyas  |May 25  |Sudbury – Central
  23. Junk in the Trunk  |June 1  |New Sudbury
  24. Faith and Imagination in Prayer  |June 1  |New Sudbury
  25. Bridges out of Poverty  |June 6  |Sudbury - Downtown
  26. Tending the Flame  |Date to be announced  |  Sudbury – Central
  27. Holy Land Pilgrimage  |October 2-14, 2019

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

Prayer for MP Brad Trost’s “Faith & Politics Tour” gatherings in Greater Sudbury 

Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto


Euthanasia Update – A Dire Warning From Canada

Concerned mom exposes gay, transgender tyranny at 13-year-old daughter’s school


Social Planning Council of Sudbury Go Fund Me Fundraiser

St. Joseph Health Center

“Gone Too Soon” by Pastor Rob Weatherby
Video Shows a Pro-Life Elder being pushed to the ground and injured
“It hit me all at once:  The Personal Tragedy That Led Prolific Abortionist to Become a Pro-life Campaigner”



  NEW Events

    1.  Elgin Street Mission Spring Fundraiser  |May 1  |Sudbury - Central

SPRING FUNDRAISER: Elgin Street Mission is having their Spring Fundraiser on Wednesday in the Glad Tidings Church gymnasium. There will be a special guest speaker, live music, and door prizes. Doors open at 5:30pm, and dinner (catered by Helvi's) will be served at 6pm. Tickets ($40) are available by calling the Elgin St. Mission at 705-673-2163. Thanks for your support!

    1.  The British Invasion  |May 2 & 3  |Sudbury – Downtown 

Event Title: British Invasion
Description: Bel Canto Chorus Concert
Venue: St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON
Date and Time: Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Tickets: Admission $20
Advance tickets available at: Jett Landry Music and Grove’s Your Independent Grocer
 Bel Canto Chorus will present their spring concert, British Invasion!, on Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street. The chorus is celebrating music from across the pond, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Beatles, conducted by Pamela Teed and accompanied by Suzanne Roy-Wilson.  A particular inspiration and delight is Queens’ “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Sacred music includes Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing," John Rutter's ""Wings of the Morning" and "I Believe in Springtime," and Andrew Lloyd  Webber's "Pie Jesu."
Special guests are the Young Sudbury Singers, who will add some joyful innocence to a medley of the musical Oliver, “Circle of Life” from the Lion King, and John Rutter’s “I Believe in Springtime,” as well as singing some of their own repertoire.
Advance tickets are available at Jett Landry Music and Grove’s Your Independent Grocer, or call 705-561-8413.  For more information check out our website at

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

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

One Day Only!
Saturday May 4th, 2019

New Evangelization Summit
@St. Benedict School

8:45 am - 4:45 pm

Register: on-line at

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

 This FREE event includes lunch and light refreshments. For more information, visit:, email or call 705-566-1876

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

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

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

Register online at either the website or contact or call 705-566-1876.

    1.  Night of Worship, Praise & Testimony  |May 2  |Espanola

The ONE80 Worship Band from Heritage College and Seminary’s music department will be at Calvary

Baptist Church at 599 Barber street In Espanola on May 2 at 7pm. Dr David Barker will be lifting us with a

message from God’s word also. We invite you to come for a night of worship, praise and testimony.

    1.  Indoor Yard Sale  |May 4  |  Sudbury – Central

Come find a treasure at an indoor yard sale sponsored by the Catholic Women's League of St. Patrick's Church, 39 Walford Road, Sudbury, P3E 2H2

on Saturday, May 4, from 8:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Something for everyone. 

    1.  Labyrinth Walk for Peace  |May 4  |Sudbury – Downtown

Labyrinth Walk for Peace, Sudbury part of the 11th Annual World Labyrinth Day, will be held at
the Lourdes Grotto, 271 VanHorne Street   (walk from parking lot following signs)

Time:  12:45 pm – gather for instructions and a word on peace
               1:00 pm – the walk begins

Refreshments will be provided afterwards

This event is presented by St. Peter’s United Church and the Manitou Intentional Learning Community

“WLD is an opportunity to ‘Walk as One at 1’ ….in solidarity with others around the world to promote peace.

If it rains, the event will be held at St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street; enter from rear parking lot entrance

    1.  Spring Tea  |May 5  |Chelmsford

Spring Tea @ St. Alexanders, Gaudette Street, Chelmsford

11:30 – 2 p.m.

Free Admission & Beverages

$2.00 for a sandwich, veggies, and dessert plate

    1.  LOGOS HOPE Vision Team  |May 5  |Sudbury - Central

LOGOS HOPE VISION TEAM: Marco & Stephanie Wiebe are putting a Vision Team together to visit OM’s ship Logos Hope in the Caribbean next winter.

A Vision Team is a group of people who want to experience meaningful and challenging cross-cultural ministry on board Logos Hope. Vision Teams will have the opportunity to participate in ministry through specific work and training sessions, as well as interaction with the international Logos Hope community.

Find out more about this opportunity by attending the information session May 5, following the morning service at Glad Tidings Church, Regent Street, Sudbury.

    1.  Focus on Mental Health  |May 5  |Sudbury – Central

GUEST SPEAKER: Mental health has become an increasingly popular subject in the last few years; and for good reason as the number of young people suffering is increasing at an alarming rate. On Sunday, May 5, Glad Tidings Church will be hosting Brett Ullman, a renowned author in North America, to share some important ideas with regards to youth, parenting and navigating mental health. In the evening of the same day, youth workers and parents are invited to attend an interactive session. You can contact Pastor Derek at Glad Tidings Church for more information.

    1.  Messy Church  |May 7  |Copper Cliff

A Messy Church event will be held Tuesday, May 7

At St. Jon’s Church   (the church in the park) in Copper Cliff

4:45-7:00 pm

The event is for all ages.    Children must bring an adult.    There will be fun, a story, activities and a free meal.

For more information, cvall Linda at 705 522 1639

    1.  Dan Bremnes “Wherever I Go” Tour  |May 8  |New Sudbury

Northern Ontario are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?! Join Juno Award-winner Dan Bremnes as he takes you around the world and back again on the Wherever I Go Tour with special guests The Color. Get your tickets to Dan Bremnes’ Wherever I Go Tour this May 8th at New Sudbury Pentecostal Church. Tickets from 15 dollars via Visit the website for VIP, Family and Group rate

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

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

March for Life Thursday, May 9, 2019 Bus leaving St. Anne des Pins church, Beech St. Sudbury at 6 AM, Returning same evening around 9:30 PM Cost is $20-25/seat - cheque made payable to: Sudbury Right to Life; Memo: Bus to Ottawa P.O. Box 985 Sudbury, ON P3E 4S4 To Reserve call Theresa St. Denis at 705-566-0707

            Students can be subsidized

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 10     9-10:30  a.m.     MP Brad Trost Meets the Clergy/Para-Church/Church Leaders   @ KFM Christian Radio

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

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

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

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

    1.  Mother’s Day Tea  |May 11  |Sudbury - Donovan
May 11,  2019   Saturday 1-3 p.m.

All Peoples United Church
400 Antwerp st

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by A.C.E.S.


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

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

Monday, May the 13th – 6 hour Bridges out of Poverty Workshop – at Public Health Sudbury & Districts in the Ramsey Room

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

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

Brown Bag Lunch followed by discussion

Please R.S.V.P. to Tom Arth, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

Church of the Epiphany Annual Rummage Sale

85 Larch Street

Friday, May 24    1 – 5 pm

Saturday, May 25     9 – 3 pm

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

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

    1.  Yard Sale  |May 25  |Sudbury – Downtown

Knox Presbyterian Church invites you to their Yard Sale

73 Larch Street, Sudbury

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All welcome

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

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

    1.   Junk in the Trunk  |June 1  |New Sudbury

Event Name Junk in the Trunk

Event Sponsor Calvin Presbyterian Sudbury

Time : 10 till 4

Date June 1st, 2019

Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps 1114 Auger Street P3A 4B2

Description of Event This is what they call in Britain a boot sale. Essentially it’s a giant yard sale in which you as the vendor rent a space in our parking lot and sell your goods from the trunk of your car. It’s perfect for after spring cleaning or fundraising! There are also be refreshments available for purchase. You can book a spot or you can just come and enjoy the day. We certainly hope to see you there!

For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, FacebookHeather Kirkness 705-562-3130
    1.  Faith and Imagination in Prayer  |June 1  |New Sudbury
HOLY REDEEMER Presents Faith and Imagination in Prayer (a one day retreat) See, Feel, and Experience God’s Presence and Healing Touch Sharing aspects of their faith will be: Father Peter Moher Sister Jean Mongeau Patricia Green (Sister Jean’s sister) Where: Holy Redeemer Church When: June 1st: 2019 Time: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Cost: $15:00 * We encourage receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the retreat. To Register Contact: Sister Jean Mongeau at 705-522 -9423 or Email: ¨ Please bring a bag lunch ¨ Light refreshments will be available

    1.   BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY WORKSHOP  |June 6  |Sudbury - Downtown

Bridges out of Poverty is considered a starting point toward a shared community-wide perspective about defining and working towards ending poverty. The workshops are designed to educate community members from middle and upper socio-economic groups on the societal factors that influence and sustain poverty and the experiences of living in poverty and barriers low-income individuals face to moving out of poverty.

This workshop will:
ü Identify systemic issues that contribute to local poverty
ü Form skill sets for management to help guide employees
ü Upgrade training for front-line staff
ü Inspire community-level compassion and a commitment to poverty
ü Help build sustainable communities

Thursday, June the 6th, - 3 hour Bridges out of Poverty Workshop – at Public Health Sudbury & Districts in the Ramsey Room

We recommend these workshops for:
ü  Managers or team leaders who train or advise staff or volunteers about theory and evidence-informed processes.
ü  Municipal, Social, Health and Legal services professional.
ü  Front line staff
ü  Students, emerging professionals
ü  Community leaders

Please feel free to call us at 705-522-9200 ext 771 or send us an email at: with any questions.


Shelley Lalonde
Project Officer, Health Equity
Knowledge and Strategic Services
Public Health Sudbury & Districts
Santé publique Sudbury et districts
705.522.9200, ext./poste 284
Fax: 705.677.9602
Twitter and Facebook—@PublicHealthSD
Healthier communities for all / Des communautés plus saines pour tous
* We have new contact information / Nous avons des nouvelles coordonnées

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

Tending the Flame

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


    1.  Holy Land Pilgrimage  |October 2-14  |

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

For more information contact Stan and Maria at 613-792-4272 or Email to


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

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

40 Notre Dame

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

Refreshments served after each  service


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

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

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

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217

5.       Adult Children of Alcoholics  | Mondays  |Minnow Lake

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

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627

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

Does someone’s drinking affect you?

Al-Anon meetings take place every Tuesday

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

7:00 pm.

7.       Overeaters Anonymous  |Tuesdays  |Sudbury – West End

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

6-7 pm

Phone 705 207-0877 for more information

8.       Bingo  |Tuesdays  |Chelmsford

Every Tuesday

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

Minis 6 pm; majors 7:30 pm

Cash only


9.       Co-Dependents Anonymous  |Wednesdays  |Minnow Lake

12-step meeting for people who desire healthy relationships.

7-8 pm

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

Phone 705 562-9801

10.   New Beginnings Support Group  |Wednesdays  |New Sudbury

For divorced, separated, and widowed.

Offering weekly support during crisis on Wednesdays

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

6:30-8:30 pm

Contact 705 919 3131

11.   Gambling Problem?  |Wednesdays  |

We can help.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays

7 pm

Phone:  705 988 3410

12.   BASIC Recovery Group  |Wednesdays  |Sudbury – Donovan

Becoming a soldier in Christ

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Grace Family Church  

426 Burton Avenue, Sudbury

Contact Information:

Guy Langlois:  705 618 5984

BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |Sudbury

All are welcome

13.   Overeaters Anonymous  |Thursdays  |Sudbury – Downtown

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

12-1 pm

Phone 705 207 0098 for more information

15.   How to Become Catholic

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

Prayer & Praise

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

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

 Praise Report

Praise God, all the staff, volunteers, and donors who came together to raise $135 000 for KFM Christian Radio in our eleven mid-northern Ontario stations


Special Requests

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

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

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

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

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

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


Provincial News

National News 

Euthanasia Update - A dire warning from Canada

The Canadian Catholic Nurses joined the National Association of Catholic Nurse in opposing the ANA’s draft position and gave a chilling look at what may be our future if legalized assisted suicide is not stopped:
“Our association formed in 2018 primarily in response to Canadian nurses’ moral distress regarding the nation-wide legalization of medically induced death. Professional associations and licensing bodies across Canada endorsed the legal changes, requiring conscientious objectors to participate in “Medical Assistance in Dying” by “effective referral” to facilitate access at the patient’s request. Faith-based health care facilities are pressured to participate. Nurse practitioners are trained and qualified to prescribe and administer lethal doses of medication to patients that they or others deem eligible for euthanasia.”
Social justice demands that nurses advocate for the protection of life until natural death, not for increased access to induced death. The Canadian experience with assisted suicide and euthanasia provides evidence for your continued resistance to the practice.

Unlike Oregon, Canada has not experienced a growth in palliative care along with the rapid expansion of induced death. Instead, we experience ongoing demands for access to lethal injections for new categories of patients, including “mature minors;” those who write advanced directives; and those whose mental illness is the sole condition underlying their request. We urge the ANA to maintain its courageous opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia.” (All emphasis added)”

Legalized assisted suicide is more than a legal, medical or nursing problem. It is a corrupting influence on our society that will destroy the essential protections of truly ethical healthcare for us all.

Update on the Summer Jobs Attestation

…”Every minute spent praying and preparing is critical…Please pray for religious freedom in Canada to be protected and respected….”
Bruce Clemenger, President, EFC

International News

By Jonathon van Maren

Citizen Response

Financial Support Requests

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

For further information, please contact:

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


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

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

Si nos occasions de bénévolat vous intéressent, communiquez avec les Services de bénévolat :
Villa St-Joseph / Centre de soins continus St-Joseph – par courriel : / ou par téléphone : 705 674-2846, poste 1330 / www.   - Bénévoles
 Media Marvels
“Gone Too Soon”

By Pastor Rob Weatherby

 Video shows a pro-life elder being pushed to the ground and injured

 “It hit me all at once:  The Personal Tragedy That Led Prolific Abortionist to Become a Pro-life Campaigner

 Daily Chuckle

Words of Wisdom

The next edition of the Sudbury Christian Messenger will be June, 2019.    To submit your Christian event details go to:      

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