Sudbury Christian Messenger May 31 - June 30, 2016 Edition
Tue, May 31 2016 01:24
“If it is important, we will find a solution ….If it is not, we will find an excuse.”
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin
Make God’s will be the focus of your life day by day. If you seek to please Him, you will find yourself satisfied with life. Kay Arthur
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Calvary Baptist Espanola 40thAnniversary |May 31 |Espanola
2. Mass at the Grotto |May 31 |Sudbury
3. Ladies Gently Used Clothing Sale |June 1-2 |Sudbury
4. Thirsty Thursdays: FGB Bible Study |June 2 and Thursdays |Sudbury
5. Silent Vigil for Peace |June 3 and each Friday |Sudbury
6. OnWatch Family Gathering |June 3-4 |Sudbury
7. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale |June 4and every Saturday |Sudbury
8. YARD SALE -FUNDRAISER FOR SENIORS IN 3rd WORLD COUNTY |June 4 |Hanmer
9. Journey Home |June 4 |Sudbury
10. Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study |June 5 and first Sunday of the month |Wanup
11. Creation Ministries International Presentation |June 5 |Greater Sudbury
12. "Impact Live" Radio Program | June 5 and Sundays |Greater Sudbury
13. Adult Children of Alcoholics |June 6 and every Monday |Sudbury
14. Slingshot: An Interactive Church – new location | June 7 and every Tuesday |Sudbury
15. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event |June 8 |Sudbury
16. Pot luck @ the Sudbury Prarthana Samaj ( Hindu Temple) |June 8 |Sudbury
17. Family Movie Night |June 10 |Sudbury
18. Abby Sipora |June 10 |Sudbury
19. Family Movie Event & Fellowship for All |June 10 |Greater Sudbury
20. Fashion, Fun & Cake |June 11 |Sudbury
21. Gather Program |June 12 and monthly dates |Minnow Lake
22. Architecture Award Presentation to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church |June 15 |Sudbury
23. 50+ Seniors’ Expo in Sudbury |June 18 & 19 |Sudbury
24. Raise the Roof Fundraiser |June 25 and 26 |New Sudbury
25. Plunge in the Park – Community Baptismal Event |June 26 |Sudbury
26. Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market | June – October |Sudbury
27. Canada Day Mass at The Grotto |July 1 |Sudbury
28. Glad Tidings' Summer Camps |July 4 - August 19 |Sudbury
29. Save the Date - Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event |September 24 |Sudbury
Praise for ELEVATE
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Prayer of a Child
MP Jason Kenney expresses shock
Greater Sudbury Senior Survey – Please complete ………takes 10 minutes
Post Card Campaign re: Molly Matters Bill coming up in Parliament
Petition re: Global UN Tax
Petition to the United Nations re: Women’s Health
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje |Fall of 2016 |Greater Sudbury
Northern Hope Refugee Sponsorship Opportunity to Help
Pops Kettle Corn Launches Initiative to Support Salvation Army Christmas Kettles
EXCLUSIVE: Toronto school official tells gay activists how they work around parents with traditional beliefs
More Updated News from P.E.A.C.E.
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum
Study: sex-selection abortion practiced by Indo-Canadian women
University censorship: darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs
Conservative Policy Convention shocker: Ambrose, Rempel scuttle policy process
Canada’s Conservatives abandon natural marriage, but adopt party’s ‘strongest pro-life platform’ ever
Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme
Homosexuality and Transgenderism: The Goal is to Redefine Everything
Nathan had watched so much porn, he was almost numb to it. He was 12 years old.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUEST
Local family needs support for double-lung transplant
C-Fam at the United Nations
Better Beginnings/Better Futures Community Dinner
Syrian Refugee Community Store
Health Science North 6th Floor – Request
Mission Needs Donations of Clothing
Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish
Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol
Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies/Equipment
Sudbury Right to Life seeking new Office space
12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
Being pro-life got me booted from my feminist classroom’s discussion group
Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship
Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
Teach English to Syrian Refugee
Volunteer Driver Needed
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members
WORDS OF WISDOM
A Letter from Your heavenly Father
The last nail in the Christian world’s coffin
Local News & Events
- Calvary Baptist Espanola 40th Anniversary |May 31 |Espanola
Calvary Baptist Espanola celebrates 40 years on May 31st.
There will be a BBQ starting at 11AM and a service following the celebration.
- Mass at The Grotto |May 31 |Sudbury
7pm/ 19h Mass: Visitation of Mary /Visitation de Marie
Celebrant: Fr. Ken Gauthier
Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League (St. Andrews)
6:30 pm/18h30 Rosary/Chaplet
- Ladies Gently Used Clothing Sale |June 1-2 |Sudbury
St. Andrew's United Church is holding a used clothing sale from 12PM-6PM on June 1st and 9AM-2PM on June 2nd.
The sale will be held at the church located at 111 Larch St. on the 2nd floor.
Everyone is welcome to shop!
- Thirsty Thursdays: FGB Bible Study |June 2 and Thursdays |Sudbury
Jesus is our Living Water John 7:37
Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, and interactive Bible study
Every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Lexington Inn, 50 Brady St., Sudbury (formerly known as the Howard Johnson)
Faith Family Freedom
Facebook: page www.facebook.com/FGBSudbury where people can get connected and be informed and we also have a FGB group set up where we can all share together and encourage one another.
If anyone has any questions or feedback you can call Linda at the head office at 1-877-296-1715 or you can reach me directly at 705 822-8069 Sincerely Adrian Smith (president of FGB Sudbury )
- Silent Vigil for Peace |June 3 and each Friday |Sudbury
Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace at Memorial Park in Sudbury behind St. Andrews on Fridays.
There is reduced-rate parking for seniors beneath the YMCA building. Sign your parking ticket.
Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.
They “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 email@example.com
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
“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story
- OnWatch Family Gathering |June 3-4 |Sudbury
The OnWatch family of the Sudbury region invites you to come to Sudbury, June 3-4, 2016!
OnWatch is a family of people from every region of Ontario. We are "On"tario "Watch"ing and listening to the Father's Word for this great province within Canada.
The family in the diverse Sudbury region who share this similar passion, have a desire to gather for a family reunion to worship, pray and wait on the Lord. We envision this will be an opportunity for mothers and fathers, sons and daughters and gatekeepers to display our hearts being knit together, honouring one another and hearing from Him.
We've prepared ourselves to welcome and host you from across the province. Known as a central gathering place of Northern Ontario, it is an honour to have you come together as a family to this strategic city!"
Why do we gather together from various regions?
We are keenly aware of the Father's promise to those who come together in worship as a family! Our choosing to gather from different cities and regions for HIS joy has become our joy! When the children gather around our family table for Thanksgiving or Christmas, as parents, our hearts beat with great joy. As a mom or dad, we long for them to be together in spite of their personal perspectives. To watch the family come around the table, renewing their relationships, catching up on each other's "special moments" and growing...releases the Father's blessing - life!
We are taking Zechariah's prophetic admonition to heart. We need to come together to seek the Lord.
Please follow Zechariah's example... invite others to join together by forwarding this invitation to those of the same heart, encouraging them to join us in Sudbury as we seek the Lord.
Instead of a set 'registration fee', we believe each of us should ask the Lord what He would have us give as a seed in preparation for this gathering. There are costs associated with hosting a gathering, however the purpose of our sowing goes far beyond paying bills. As a family we are looking forward to hearing the Father speak and then obeying, even in the area of financial giving. When you know the Lord is releasing you to be at this gathering please click on the "Register Now" button to register.
Please register by sending us the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE NAME PER EMAIL REGISTRATION.
To sow by credit card, please call 519-679-7729.
Hotel & Gathering Address Information:
Recommended Hotel for the OnWatch Family Gathering
The Clarion Hotel shows as a Sudbury address, however it is the closest hotel to
the New Life Christian Centre.
It is approximately a 15 minute drive from the church to the hotel.
117 Elm St.
Sudbury, Ontario P3C 1T3
Restaurant on site
Reserve Now: 1-866-500-4938
Ask for “OnWatch Gathering” block of rooms for special rates
In the midst of being together with one heart, in one place, (Acts 2:1) the oil of the Father's blessing (Psalm 133) will be poured out for the benefit of the entire province! We hope to see you in Sudbury!
OnWatch Family Gathering Site:
New Life Christian Centre
4032 Regional Road 35
Chelmsford, Ontario P0M 1L0
Love & Kingdom Blessings,
Jim & Sue Craig
David & Carol Ann Henley
Phil & Sharon Lichty
OnWatch Facilitating Team:
Ken & Lois Hall, Ottawa
Sam Parker, Sarnia
Michael & Ann Pierce, London
Roger & Bonnie Rutter, Kingston
Copyright © 2016 OnWatch, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 35035
London, On N5W 5Z6
- Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale |June 4 and every Saturday |Sudbury
Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
30 Notre Dame
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Corner of Notre Dame/Ste. Anne’s Road
- YARD SALE -FUNDRAISER FOR SENIORS IN 3rd WORLD COUNTY |June 4 |Hanmer
Time - 9-2
Location - Valley Pentecostal Church Grounds
231 Martha St
We are looking for good gently used items of household goods and tools.No clothing please.
If you wish to donate, please call Marlene at 705-586-6850. All donations gratefully received.
Come with your friends and support the less fortunate seniors!
REMEMBER WHAT ONE PERSON NO LONGER REQUIRES JUST MAY BE YOUR TREASURE!
- Journey Home |June 4 |Sudbury
JOURNEY HOME: Paintings and Stories Honouring & Celebrating the Ordinary in our Daily Lives
A DAY OF REFLECTION with Josephine Williams Murphy
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:30-3:30
945 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
9 a.m. Registration
Bring Your Own Lunch - coffee & tea provided
$25 at the door
Cheque : CNWE Sudbury
Send to Danielle Whissell 2194 Josephine St. Sudbury P3A 2N2
Background: Josephine Murphy presented at a meeting of the Retired Teachers of Ontario and was recommended to a Sudbury prayer group.. CNWE, a national organization, has a mandate to build interfaith and ecumenical relationships which promote spirituality, especially among Christian women. For further information, you may call Marie Bouclin @ (705) 524-5418
- Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study |June 5 and first Sunday of the month |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
On 1st Sunday of the month at 2.30 pm
(continuing from June to December)
Time may change in the summer months
Refreshments served after each service and after Bible Study lunch provided
Further information – contact Mavis White 706-524-5820 or email@example.com
- Creation Ministries International Presentation |June 5 |Greater Sudbury
The presentation is called "It's a great time to be a Christian" and it will start at 7PM at Kipling Baptist Church. At 8:15PM, the most asked questions will be answered, following a brief refreshment break.
- “Impact Live” Radio Program | June 5 and Sundays |Greater Sudbury
Sunday's 7 pm Impact Live Radio program
Presented by The Unchurch firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adult Children of Alcoholics |June 6 and every Monday |Sudbury
All Nations Church, 885 Prete Street, Sudbury
For more information: 705 929 2957
- Slingshot: An Interactive Church |June 7 and Tuesdays |Sudbury
An interactive Church
“Faithfully taking down giants”
You are welcome to a new expression of worshipping Jesus
Tuesday, 7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm
New location …………….All Nations Church Prete Street Location 885 Prete Street Sudbury ON
Open to all teens and adults, men and women
For further information, please contact Pastor Kevin Briscoe 705 561 8989
- Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event |June 8 |Sudbury
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12 noon.
Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street.
Why: Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and professionals to get together once a month.
Once again, our lunch will start at 12:00 noon sharp at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street on Wednesday the 13th. The cost of the lunch is $25 per person but all first timers eat for free, so bring a friend.
12:00- 12:03 - Opening Greeting & Grace
12:03- 12:35 - Eat
12:35- 12:55 - Guest Speaker ~ Bruce Birtwhistle – Manager Landmark Residence
12:55- 1:00 - Shawn Day ~ Closing Remarks & Prayer.
Next Meeting ~ Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and
professionals to get together once a month for a few simple reasons.
1. To provide an opportunity to get to know men of faith from across
our region and business community.
2. To foster an attitude of prayer & support for each other and our
3. To have guest speaker’s help us explore ways of living our faith in
4. To assist with the special needs of individuals and charities from what the Lord
has blessed us with.
5. At the end of the day, we should walk away knowing a few more men of faith,
and learning about creative ways to live our faith in the marketplace.
~ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his
understanding no one can fathom.
~He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
~Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
~but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
Please call Kfm Christian Radio (705) 674-2585 in advance to book your seats. See you there.
- Pot luck @ the Sudbury Prarthana Samaj ( Hindu Temple) |June 8 |Sudbury
Address: 485 McNeill St. Sudbury
Time & Date WEDNESDAY June 8, 2016. @ 6.30 PM
TEMPLE REQUIREMENTS: No meats, chicken, fish or eggs
All kinds of pastas, salads, breads, desserts are welcome!
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US THEN...
Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
- Family Movie Night |June 10 |Sudbury
All Nations Church, 414 St. Raphael St.
Featuring: Monsters Inc.
- Abby Sipora |June 10 |Sudbury
New Life Christian Centre hosts Abby Sipora
Author of: A Daily Dose of Vitamin A
Place: Sudbury Theatre Centre
For more information, please contact: Sue Craig
- Fashion, Fun & Cake |June 11 |Sudbury
Fashion Show – Styles from Fashion Fair in Lively
@ Church of the Epiphany, Larch Street, Downtown Sudbury
For tickets, please call 705 675 2279
- “Gather” Program |June 12 and monthly |Minnow Lake
The Gather Program is offered once monthly on a Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to join us
each month or on any of the dates below.
All meetings are held from 2 – 4 pm at
Holy Redeemer Parish in the chapel
Sunday, June 12
Sunday, September 18
Sunday, October 16
Sunday, November 13
Gather follows the basic outline of Arise – prayer and bible readings, with time for reflection and sharing.
Reflections will focus on our theme of MERCY.
The “Gather” coordinators for Holy Redeemer Parish are: Linda & Omer Dupuis, who can be reached at 525-1163 or by email at email@example.com
- Architecture Award Presentation to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church |June 15 |Sudbury
OPEN INVITATION to a celebration on the occasion of the Ontario Association Architecture (OAA) Award Presentation to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on June 15, 2016:
Recently in the news, Sudbury Star and CBC reported that St. Marys Ukrianian Catholic Church in the heart of downtown Sunday was chosen to receive a rare Ontario Association Architecture (OAA) Landmark Award, and we are inviting the public to join in the celebration of this event! The Ontario Association Architecture (OAA) Landmark Award, will be presented to both St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, and to architect Mr. John Stefura who is also a parishioner of St. Mary’s.
The celebration is free and will be hosted by St.Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. All are warmly welcome to join in this free celebration, and to also to participate in free tours of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Schedule of Events:
Date: June 15, 2016
Tours of St Mary Church: 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Formal presentation of the OAA Landmark Awards: 5:30 pm in the church hall with a celebration and refreshments afterward
Location: 40 Notre Dame Avenue
Poster Details on St Mary’s Page at https://www.facebook.com/stmarysukrainiancatholicchurchsudbury
Poster may also be viewed on St Mary’s website at:http://www.saintmarysudbury.com
Information on the Award on the Sudbury Star article: http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/04/11/sudbury-church-wins-rare-architectural-honour
- 1st Annual “50+Seniors EXPO” |June 18 & 19 |Sudbury
Goshenite Seniors Services is pleased to host Sudbury’s 1st annual “50+ Seniors EXPO" promoting Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Active Living. This community event will be filled with informative and supportive information, interactive displays, innovative products and musical entertainment.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th at the Holiday Inn, Regent Street, Sudbury. We are bringing together a comprehensive collection of resources aimed specifically to boomers, seniors and care givers. You can expect to find a wide range of Exhibitors providing knowledge on healthcare, seniors’ housing, recreation, fitness, travel, finances, and accessibility.
All members of the family are welcome! The beautiful Solarium Room will feature an area to sit and enjoy a beverage.
For further information, please contact Nicole Blais, firstname.lastname@example.org 705 698 5318 www.50PlusSeniors.ca (put into internet browser)
- Raise the Roof Fundraiser |June 25 & 26 |New Sudbury
Annual Holy Redeemer Parish Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Pie Sale/BBQ
All donations welcome as of June 13th All welcome to attend!
- Plunge in the Park – Community Baptismal Event |June 26 |Sudbury
You are invited to participate:
Come celebrate with us
Call All Nations Church 705 673 6110 if you wish to speak with a Pastor about baptism
- Summer, 2016 – Entertainers wanted by The Market | June – October |Sudbury
Plan ahead, Christian musicians!
Entertainers are wanted by The Market.
They are seeking family-friendly entertainers of all types to help liven up its atmosphere for their season
However, it’s too late to apply for this season.
You might want to consider this for your Worship Team next summer.
Outdoor staging, electricity, seating and booth arrangements are available; however, performers must supply and set up specific equipment at their own expense.
Saturdays 8-2:00 pm
- Canada Day Family Celebration |July 1 |Sudbury
Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent Street
Burgers, hot dogs, giveaways, bouncables, face-painting, gym zone, cotton candy, snowcones, popcorn, kids activities
A great view of the City fireworks
- Canada Day Mass at The Grotto |July 1 |Sudbury
Mass: Canada Day/ Journée du Canada
Celebrant: Fr. Gerald Lajeunesse
Sponsored by the Filles d’Isabelle Azilda
- Glad Tidings’ Summer Camps |July 4 – August 19 |Sudbury
Summer Day Camp registrations are now open! Glad Tidings Church will be hosting 6 weeks of camp for kids ages 4-12 years. Registration forms are available online at www.gtsudbury.caor at the main office. Please call for more information.
Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8
Camp runs Monday through Friday from July 4th through July 29th, and August 8th through August 19th.
Week 1: July 4-8
Week 2: July 11-15
Week 3: July 18-22
Week 4: July 25-29
Please note: no Day Camp the week of August 1-5
Week 5: August 8-12
Week 6: August 15-19
Camp Hours: 9am-4pm
Cost: $110/Camper OR Family Rate: $100/Camper for families registering 2 or more children for that week
Early Hour: 8am-9am
Late Hour: 4pm-5pm
Business Administrator and Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor
Glad Tidings Church
1101 Regent St S
Sudbury, ON P3E 5P8
- Save the Date - Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event |September 24 |Sudbury
the Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner, September 24, 2016 at Ste Anne-des-Pins Parish Hall.
To reserve your ticket please call Marguerite at (705) 524-6384.
Praise for ELEVATE
We thank the Holy Spirit for flowing through our Greater Sudbury Churches and bring us together in love and truth to show our community what “love in action” is. On Saturday, May 28th, 10 projects were completed, and then celebrated on Sunday night at CelebrateELEVATE.
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
June 6-July 5, 2016 Praying with faith, hope and love for the Muslim world
For resources, please go to www.Pray30Days.com
Prayer of a Child
Dependency On God
"Bless my mom and dad ... and dear God, take good care of Yourself.
- Shocking to see almost all LPC & NDP MPs vote against Charter-protected conscience rights for medical practitioners:
MP Jason Kenney
- Greater Sudbury Senior Survey – Please complete ………takes 10 minutes
Dear Sudbury Christian Messenger Network
Above pls find a survey that Parkside Older Adults is seeking your assistance with. The data obtained will be used in the strategic plan for the centre and for older adults within the community. Pls feel free to share this survey with others as well as the more information obtained, the better the end result for our community. Note, if you prefer to have the survey in french, this can be arranged by contacting John Richer <John.Richer@greatersudbury.ca>
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with this very important project!
- Post Card Campaign for Molly Matters – Bill C-255 Coming Up in Parliament
Who is Molly?
Justice needed for pre-born victims of crime
Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last month. Police revealed that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. Her murder is a tragedy, but she wasn’t the only one who lost a life. Her pre-born baby girl did too. Yet her daughter is not recognized as a person under Canadian criminal law because she hadn’t yet exited her mother’s womb. And because of that legal deficiency, no murder charge will ever be laid against the person who took her life.
Cassandra KaakeAccording to Dr. Greg Hasen, academic director of obstetrics for the Schulich School of Medicine, Ms. Kaake’s pre-born child was fully developed at 30 weeks gestation. In spite of that, there will be no additional charge of murder should the perpetrators of this heinous crime be found.
Cassandra had already named her pre-born daughter Molly. She is a person; a human with a unique story. But there will never be justice for Molly because she isn’t recognized as a human being according to our criminal law. This needs to change.
How You Can Help:
Show your support for Cassie and Molly's Law
We Need a Law
REQUEST YOUR FREE POSTCARDS NOW!
Just last week, Cassie and Molly's law (Bill C-225) was deemed votable in the House of Commons. This is excellent news and means that all MPs will be debating and voting on Cassie and Molly’s Law in the coming months!
Now it’s your turn to make a difference by ensuring that the MPs know there is support from across Canada for the bill to become law!
In cooperation with the Molly Matters team we have developed a postcard campaign with the goal of reaching as many MPs as possible over the coming months. You can do this on your own, or get together with a bunch of friends or family and have a postcard and pizza party. :)
Here is what we will send you:
• One (or more) pack of 25 postcards
• A list of 25 MPs to whom you will address and send you postcards
• Talking points to help you in writing a message on the reverse side of the postcards
Postage to the House of Commons is free and this method ensures that every MP will receive a stack of postcards on his or her desk. All you need to do is order your postcards and tell all your friends about it!
We have a limited time-frame for this campaign, so place your order now! Please send an email to email@example.com let her know your address and the number of packages you would like to receive!
See below for an example of what you might write:
WeNeedaLAW.ca, PO Box 1377 Stn B , Ottawa, K1P 5R4
- Petition re: Global UN Tax
C-Fam was founded in 1997 in order to monitor and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions.
An essential part of C-Fam’s work is to cover the UN like journalists. Each week we publish the Friday Fax, which is the only weekly source of social conservative news coming out of UN headquarters in New York City. The Friday Fax is an originally researched and reported news article prepared by C-Fam staff members who attend UN meetings and conferences as well as closely reading numerous UN documents.
Thank you once again for standing up against the Global UN Tax and for life.
You may also contact us at:
- Petition the United Nations Re: Women’s Health
U.N. Women is promoting abortion
Women in many parts of the globe need basic necessities, such as food, water, shelter, or employment. Unfortunately "U.N. Women" only seems interested in giving them abortions.
The United Nation's 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is in progress right now, under the slogan "women's empowerment and its link to sustainable development."
Unfortunately, U.N. Women and powerful abortion lobby groups are trying to falsely promote abortion as a means of empowering women.
Sign the petition to send a message to U.N. Women telling them to stop promoting abortion and to focus on what women really want!
I've worked on pro-life issues at the U.N. for several years. According to fellow pro-life advocates there, this is the first time that abortion is being openly defended, without the usual diplomatic euphemisms.
So open, in fact, that the U.N. Population Fund is sharing an event with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, which is accused of harvesting and trafficking aborted baby body parts.
I've listed some of the outrageous statements from various CSW events on our petition page. They will say unbelievable things behind closed doors, when they think only the U.N. elites are listening...
Now is the time to advocate for the REAL needs of REAL women. Write a message to UN Women and send your complaint about their promotion of abortion.
Please send your message today and then post the petition link on Facebook so that others can send messages too, before it's too late.
Let's flood their inboxes with our pro-life voices!
Josh Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team
CitizenGO is a community of active citizens that seeks to defend life, the family and fundamental rights worldwide. To find out more about CitizenGO click here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. This message is addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not wish to receive emails from CitizenGO, click on this link.
To contact CitizenGO, doon't respond to this email, reply at this link: http://www.citizengo.org/en/contact.
- Pilgrimage to Medjugorje |Fall of 2016 |Greater Sudbury
"Is there a pilgrimage in your future?
Some members of St. Alexander's Church, in Chelmsford,are planning a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in the fall of 2016, with Fr. Ken Gauthier, as spiritual advisor. If you are interested, please contact Sue Botts at 705-983-0439 or Deacon Justin at 705-553-0147."
- Northern Hope Refugee Sponsorship Opportunity to Help
Thanks so much for your patience and willingness to help out. I have some info and updates on the sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family for you and it is getting exciting. We are moving ahead with a family and depending on how quickly things happen, we could have a family here in as little as 6 weeks! A form that you can fill out about what areas you are interested in helping and is available through Kim McNabb at the email@example.com address. She is helping to co-ordinate all of the teams for getting ready for the family to arrive and for once they are on the ground. Any questions about roles on the teams could be addressed to her. Some of the teams are done shortly after they arrive and some require longer commitments. If you are interested in financial support I can address those questions.
Thanks again for reaching out to those who need a hand up!
Pastor Josh Sklar firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Pops Kettle Corn Launches Initiative to Support Salvation Army Christmas Kettles
(Sudbury, Ontario – May 25, 2016) – This year The Salvation Army’s Sudbury Christmas Kettle Campaign is getting an early start.
Pop’s Kettle Corn will be launching their product line in cooperation with Canadian Tire’s new LaSalle & Barrydowne store’s Grand Opening.
Pop's Kettle Corn is a kettle corn manufacturer in Thunder Bay. They have established agreements with local Canadian Tire stores where a portion of the sales from this product will be donated to The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign. Participating Canadian Tire Stores also will be contributing a portion of sales to The Salvation Army in areas where there is a local Salvation Army. In areas where Salvation Army is not present, the proceeds will be directed to the Canadian Tire JumpStart Charity. Currently, Pops Kettle Corn is selling this product in a select number of Canadian Tire stores in Northern Ontario.
A portion of the proceeds from every bag sold will be donated to the local Salvation Army in December in conjunction with the 2016 Sudbury Kettle Campaign.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for individuals who are homeless and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
For further information:
Contact: Captain Craig Summerfield
2. EXCLUSIVE: Toronto school official tells gay activists how they work around parents with traditional beliefs
TORONTO, May 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) —
3. P.E.A.C.E. Ontario is Hosting a Community Meeting in Elliot Lake
Venue: The Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre Address: 255 Highway 108, Elliot Lake, On
Date: Saturday June 18, 2016 Time: 1-3pm
Local Contact: Pastor Gordon Norman - 705-461-1539
P.E.A.C.E. Contact: Paula Purvis - 705-690-7729
COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED IS MOST OFTEN TAUGHT IN MAY AND JUNE
P.E.A.C.E. has just completed another success Parent Support Webinar. To watch these informative videos please register at www.peaceontario.com where you will receive the link and the Parent Support Document. There is no charge. We have been hearing disturbing comments by parents of what their little ones are being taught. Parents are appalled! What is important to note is that the children are coming home and telling their parents!
Let's not forget...... P.E.A.C.E., is here to help and support you the parent/guardian and the teachers/schools. Let's work together!
Our children are depending on us! Together, we will make a difference for our children!
For further information please contact,
4. More Updated News from P.E.A.C.E.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the 5th session continues to be cancelled. We will notify you as soon as we have an update for you.
As you know, the New Sex Education Curriculum is being implemented in May and June in the schools. Now would be a great opportunity to start or continue building relationships with your child's/childrens' teachers and/or principles as per the Luke 10 approach!
It is also a great time to log on to the P.E.A.C.E. Website to review the first (four) 4 sessions. The more familiar we are with the process, the more at ease we will be in the implementation of what we are learning from P.E.A.C.E.
I have included Phil's initial email of May 9th.
"PEACE Webinar #5 - ENGAGE THE SCHOOL Part 2
POSTPONED - to be recorded later in the week and the recording will be sent.
I am so sorry, but, as most of you know, I have had a difficult case of bronchitis for 3 months. The last week it has been getting worse, even though I have been following doctors guidelines.
Unfortunately the coughing has been much worse in the evenings, so I am postponing Webinar 5.
I will record it on a morning when I am able and send you the links to the recordings.
Please accept my apologies.
Our children are counting on us!
Together, we will make a difference for our children!
Abundant blessings on you and your families,
- Catholic Resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum
Resources of how the Catholic Church in Ontario is dealing with the Ministry of Education New Curriculum:
www.Institute for Catholic Education.( ICE)
- Study: sex-selection abortion practiced by Indo-Canadian women
Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:29 am | Author: Interim Staff
Two studies in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examined more than six million births from 1990 through 2012 and determined that there are about 4,400 “missing girls” among Canada’s Indian immigrant community.
- See more at: http://www.theinterim.com/issues/abortion/study-sex-selection-abortion-practiced-by-indo-canadian-women/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheInterim+%28The+Interim%29#sthash.V3HRV8CV.dpuf
- University censorship: darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs
Published: Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:58 am | Author: Commentary John Carpay
- See more at: http://www.theinterim.com/issues/society-culture/university-censorship-darkness-extends-beyond-campus-pro-life-clubs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheInterim+%28The+Interim%29#sthash.bo1y8oAq.dpuf
- Conservative Policy Convention shocker: Ambrose, Rempel scuttle policy process
Published: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2:31 pm | Author: Paul Tuns The Interim
The Interim has learned that a last minute intervention by interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose will prevent any debate on the party’s abortion policy at the upcoming convention in Vancouver May 26-28.
- See more at: http://www.theinterim.com/soconvivium/conservative-policy-convention-shocker-ambrose-rempel-scuttle-policy-process-pro-life-tories-to-be-silenced-at-convention/#sthash.eFKzqRVm.dpuf
- Canada’s Conservatives abandon natural marriage, but adopt party’s ‘strongest pro-life platform’ ever
VANCOUVER, May 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) —
- Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme
by Paul McHugh June 10th, 2015
The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.
For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways.
A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person.
Publicity, especially from early examples such as “Christine” Jorgenson, “Jan” Morris, and “Renee” Richards, has promoted the idea that one’s biological sex is a choice, leading to widespread cultural acceptance of the concept. And, that idea, quickly accepted in the 1980s, has since run through the American public like a revelation or “meme” affecting much of our thought about sex.
The champions of this meme, encouraged by their alliance with the broader LGBT movement, claim that whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, is more of a disposition or feeling about yourself than a fact of nature. And, much like any other feeling, it can change at any time, and for all sorts of reasons. Therefore, no one could predict who would swap this fact of their makeup, nor could one justifiably criticize such a decision.
At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970s. Our efforts, though, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of “transgendered” among young and old.
Full Article available at:
- Homosexuality and Transgenderism: The Goal is to Redefine Everything
- Nathan had watched so much porn, he was almost numb to it. He was 12 years old.
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Financial Support Requests
Request for Family Support re: Double Lung Transplant
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As most of you know by now, my son Richard who has Cystic Fibrosis is in need of a Double Lung Transplant. This means he will need to move to Toronto in order to be on the transplant list for new lungs. He was informed that it could take up to a year for the process of the transplant and recovery, therefore he and his family will need to move to Toronto as soon as possible.
To assist with the expenses, a “Go Fund Me” page has been created to support him with living expenses while in Toronto. I am hoping that you can circulate the link to the “Go Fund Me” page to your network of friends, family and colleagues in order that he may receive as much exposure as possible to assist with the fundraising efforts. Please read Richard’s story on the website, here is the link https://www.gofundme.com/richardviau .
Thank you for taking the time to share this with others, it is very much appreciated,
Coordonnatrice des Bénévoles
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Villa St. Gabriel Villa
4690 Municipal Road 15| Chelmsford | ON | P0M 1L0
Tel: 705-590-2580 ext. 3334 | Fax: 705-590-3090 | www.sjsudbury.com
Caring ... beyond the moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence
Request for Donations to C-Fam at the United Nations
UN Member States Meeting on Family Issues
C-Fam leading the effort of pro-family groups
And you can help…right now...
10:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016
I write to you from the chamber of the UN Economic and Social Council. We await the beginning of an historic meeting of UN Member States and non-governmental organizations in support of man-woman marriage and the natural family.
C-Fam is the primary NGO sponsor of this event in support of the UN Group of Friends of the Family, 24 Member States who have banded together to protect and promote the family in UN documents and policy.
As you know from your years of reading and supporting out work, you know the family is under extreme pressure at the UN from those who want to redefine the family and to accept the notion that two of the same sex can create a family and adopt children.
C-Fam, along with like-minded groups and UN Member States, have been very successful in blocking “sexual orientation and gender identity” from becoming a new protected category in international law. But the pressure never stops and today’s historic meeting is to encourage those member states to stand strong in support of the family created and protected by God Himself.
I am proud that C-Fam was asked by a number of Member States to organize this conference that will bring noted speakers from around the world in support of man-woman marriage.
I am proud that C-Fam personnel have been asked to speak to the assembly. I will talk about how sexual revolutionaries from the time of the French Revolution down to the present moment have been set in destroying the family and the faith since both are bulwarks against the chaos that follows from sexual license.
C-Fam has been at this work for almost 20 years. We have often stood alone. It is gratifying to us that so many governments are standing with us today.
What we have accomplished today and down through the years have come about because of support from people like you. You have prayed for us for years and years. You have sustained us in this long fight.
You have also supported us financially. We do not receive support from any government. We do not receive support from big foundations or wealthy donors. We survive and thrive and win with support from people like you.
We are in the fourth week of our Spring Fund Drive and I humbly ask for your support today. It is support from you and others like you that have made an event like today possible.
I ask you to go right now to www.c-fam.org/donate and give as much as you can to sustain our valuable family-saving work at the UN.
I cannot tell you how important your support is. Without, frankly we would close our doors and fast. So, please, go to www.c-fam.org/donate and give as much as you can.
I am writing this as the event begins. By the time it ends this afternoon, my prayer is that we will have received $10,000. Go now, and give as much as you can toward that goal.
1. Daffodil Lodge Request
Due to recent budget cuts, the Daffodil Lodge, a vital part of the Cancer Treatment Centre, has lost the money to purchase coffee, tea, and other coffee accessories.
Let’s show them we care!
We will gladly accept your donation of coffee and/or money for food vouchers to buy coffee accessories – part of the Fishin’ For Food Campaign
PLEASE CALL PASTOR GLENDA MORRISSETTE AT
705 207-0027 WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BRING YOUR COFFEE IN.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
2. Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.
Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.
This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.
For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at email@example.com or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.
3. Syrian Refugee Community Store
A non-monetary community store has been established at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Cedar Street, Sudbury.
The purpose of the store is to allow Syrian newcomer families the dignity of choosing their own clothing and furnishings at no cost.
The store has an immediate need for winter coats for men and boys, there are plenty for the ladies.
If you can assist, please email Gail Grant at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Health Science North 6th Floor Request – Clothing and Toiletries
A friend recently learned that there are people admitted to the 6th Floor at Health Science North for mental health issues who do not have sufficient clothing or shoes or toiletries. If you have any to give away, please bring them to the 6th floor and donate them, as they will be appreciated.
It would be best if items were dropped off to the floor when a reactivation worker is there in order that someone be able to receive them besides nurses who may be too busy.
Items can be dropped off in care of the Reactivation Worker, 6th Floor N., Mon, Wed, Th, Fri between 12 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. or on Tues. between 8 and 4, in order that they don't get turned away.
Park near the Pick Up Zone at the front entrance to Health Science North, leave your flasher lights on, tell the Security person what you are doing, proceed to the 6thFloor.
5. Mission Needs Donations of Clothing
The Elgin Street Mission has put out a request for donations of clothing for its clients.
Drop off your gently worn items to the Mission.
The following items are needed: men’s and women’s Spring and summer coats, socks, pants, PJs and shoes (especially men’s size 10-12)
Crackers and juice are also items the Mission currently needs.
6. Knights of Columbus Seeking New Members
The Knights of Columbus Council #10888 are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining or would like more information please contact Grand Knight, Ron Jodouin.
7. Community Outreach at St. Kevin’s Parish
Help for the Street People
There is a Need for Men's clothing, socks and shoes.
Drop off your donations here at the church
during office hours:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Your donations are to be put on the shelf
at the back door.
8. Bread & Roses Food Bank in Capreol
The Bread & Roses food bank in Capreol thanks everyone who is donating food. We are also very much in need of: Coffee,(both ground and instant but not coffee beans) and tea.
9. Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank in Need of Supplies and Equipment
The Pregnancy Care Centre and Infant Food Bank supports
over 800 families in the Greater Sudbury District and is in
much need of donated infant supplies. If you have gently used
clothing for New Born to Size 4, infant formula, diapers size
5 and 6, Junior Foods and baby wipes, we are in low supply
right now. We will also accept car seats and cribs that have
not expired and any other infant/toddler toys or furniture.
Also, Charitable Donation Receipts will be given for monetary
donations. Donations can be dropped off at the Centre from
Monday to Thursday between 10am -3 pm at 1032 LaSalle
Blvd. ( watch for brick home with Canadian Flag, half
block east of Smith's Market). For further information
please call 705-673-5003 or visit our web site at http://
10. Sudbury Right to Life seeks new Office space
Currently the office equipment, supplies, furniture and files of Sudbury Right to Life are in storage. Sudbury Right to Life is seeking new Office space, that will be affordable and accessible to their members, students, and citizens.
If you know of a spot about 10’ x 10’ that is available in a central part of Sudbury, would you please call Paulette at 705 566 4490
We are trusting God to find this special space!
- 12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
As part of the Spring Sharathon, Kfm Christian Radio asked 12 local members of the Clergy to give the last message of their lives in 15 minutes.
To listen to what they said, go to www.sudburychristian.ca, Final 15 on the right side of the home page, and click.
Many thanks to Dan Thomson of Image Video who vimeoed these messages.
- Being pro-life got me booted from my feminist classroom’s discussion group
Editor's note: The following article is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be published Wednesday.
May 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)
- Facebook Workers Admit Suppressing Conservative News Stories in Favor of Liberal Media
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- Apostle Entertainment
Apostle Entertainment is a full service production company located in Sudbury, servicing Northern Ontario. With a large selection of professional audio visual equipment and effects, we specialize in customization. From small private functions and corporate events to large scale productions and weddings we work closely with our clients to bring visions to life. With several years in the industry, qualified staff and strategic partners work together to provide a one stop shop for all your event needs.
Call us today to inquire of one or more of the following services... Event planning, décor, disk jockey services, photographer, rentals, officiant, installations, and more.
Adrian Smith operations manager (705) 822-8069 or toll free 1 (888) 477-5403 www.ApostleEntertainment.ca
Check out our facebook page for media www.facebook.com/ApostleEntertainment
- Greater Sudbury Contacts Regarding Syrian Refugee Sponsorship
Coordination website: www.greatersudbury.ca/refugees
For those who want to help, but not act as a sponsor themselves, can donate to community groups who are already established. People who would like to partner with a local community group, sponsor a family, or volunteer their time are encouraged to email
- CNIB Volunteer Opportunities
Reception Assistant - Sudbury
Reception Assistants provide community-based support by assisting with reception duties. They welcome and direct people coming into the CNIB office. They answer the phone and redirect calls to the appropriate person.
Sudbury Golf Committee Members
Golf Committee Members contribute to planning and executing the event to raise funds in support of CNIB’s mission.
Become a CNIB Vision Mate!
Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Approved activities include: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting. Vision Mates usually visit a client for one or two hours a week, in the client’s home or other suitable environment, at a mutually convenient time.
Contact Us! North Region Volunteer Services
Online Volunteer Application Form
Rose Jobin-White – Northeast Region
1-888-659-1843, ext. 5418
- Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures
We are in desperate need of volunteers to help organize and facilitate our weekly Community Dinners.
Ideally, teams of 3-5 are needed to cook and serve dinner for 40-60 community members residing in the high-risk neighbourhoods of the Flour Mill and the Donovan.
This entirely volunteer-driven initiative takes place every Saturday at our main site located at 450 Morin Avenue.
For more information on how to help, please contact Kallie at email@example.com or 705-671-1941 ext. 202.
- Teach English to Syrian Refugee Children
One of the local groups sponsoring a Syrian Family to Sudbury is looking for someone to teach English to Syrian children.
If you are interested or require more information, please contact Tony Chezzi at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteer Driver Needed
Société St-Vincent de Paul Society
Conférence St Benedict Labre Conferenc
553 rue Lavoie St.
Sudbury ON P3B 2B4
Volunteer driver needed for cargo van of St-Vincent de Paul
Society in Sudbury, to pick up or deliver furniture to people
in need. You need to have a valid driver`s license and be
available one or two days per week.
If interested call Sr. Marie at 705-470-5008.
5. Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members
Please call Marguerite Groulx to find out all about it: 705 524 6384
About the small room for the Sudbury Right to Life maybe you can add my telephone number or call 705-674-1700 and they can leave a message and I will call them back.
Would you be able to add the Sudbury Christian Newsletter that we are looking for people to volunteer for the Sudbury Right to Life we need more people to join and they can call 705-524-6384.
Can you say that this is a very important to get to know what it is all involved and what it is all about. Our older members are getting older and they need a break so we need new people to motivate everyone. We would like someone to work on the website, treasurer and many more. If you want to join we have a meeting every Tuesday at the end of the month at 1:30 p.m. for more information call the office at 705-674-1700.
6. Sudbury Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers for new project
As folks are doing their winter cleaning our Thrift Store is being blessed with an abundance of donations - so much so that we are struggling to keep up! If you have some time to help us out with sorting and processing of donations, we would love the hear from you.
Please contact Valerie McInall for a volunteer registration form. email@example.com Or stop by our office at 634 Notre Dame and drop it off to Valerie. We will then set a time to meet with you and to discuss the position. In the meantime if you have any specific questions please feel free to give Valerie a call at 705-673-5893.
Our Thrift Store is located at 634 Notre Dame, Sudbury. Hours are 9-5 / Monday to Saturday.
Thanks for everything you do and have a great day!
Sally Anne firstname.lastname@example.org
Words of Wisdom
A LETTER FROM YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER!
The following words come from the heart of God. After all God loves you, and He is the Father you have been looking for all your life. This is His Love Letter to you!
My Dear Child,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Ps 139:1)
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2)
I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3)
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-30)
For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1:27)
In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28)
I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12)
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16)
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26)
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
I knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)
And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6)
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. (John 8:41-44)
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (I John 4:16)
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (I John 3:1)
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (I John 3:7)
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11)
For I am the perfect Father. (Matthew 5:48)
Every good gift you receive comes from my hand. (James 1:17)
For I am your provider and I meet your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33)
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalm 139:17-18)
And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40)
For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5)
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41)
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3)
For if you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
So, Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13)
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)
For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18)
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11)
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. And I will take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4)
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23)
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:26)
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. Jesus died so that
you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5;18-19)
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (I John 4:10)
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32)
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. (I John 2:23)
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. (Romans 8:38-29)
When it's time for you to Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7)
I have always been your Father, and will always be your Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15)
My question is....Will you be my child? (John 1:12-13)
I am waiting for you. (Luke 15:11-32)
With Love, Your Father,
With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
Apostle Paul Ministries, P O Box 55996, Hayward, CA 94545
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
"Your son is here," she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young
uniformed Soldier standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand..
The Soldier wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing
a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Soldier could sit beside the bed. All through
the night the young Soldier sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's
hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested
that the Soldier move away and rest awhile.
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Soldier was oblivious of her
and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter
of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing,
only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Soldier released the now lifeless hand he
had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Soldier interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Soldier replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his
son just wasn't here."
"When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how
much he needed me, I stayed."
"I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey. His son was killed in Iraq today, and
I was sent to inform him. What was this gentleman's name?"
The nurse with tears in her eyes answered,
"Mr. William Grey............."
The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay....
We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.
The last nail in Christian world’s coffin
BY IAN HUNTER
• July 16, 2015
A future historian (on the generous assumption that there are any) might plausibly contend that the first salvo of the “culture wars” was fired in January 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court released its Roe v. Wade abortion decision. He might also conclude that the same Court’s June 2015 decision declaring gay marriage to be a constitutionally protected right represented a final victory.
The war is over; it remains to be seen if Christians will run up the white flag and surrender unconditionally.
Over the last four decades no matter what the issue — abortion, divorce, child-rearing, euthanasia, gay marriage — Christians and cultural conservatives have been on the losing side. This is true in the United States, true in Canada and true throughout what was called the Western world. And on many of these issues, it is Canadian courts that first swung the wrecking ball.
It is time, perhaps, that Catholics recognized that and acted accordingly. Why, for example, at the conclusion of a recent Mass was the congregation directed to rise and sing “O Canada”? My “home and native land” bears almost no resemblance to Canada today. The country of my birth, youth and manhood is unrecognizable. The Dominion of Canada was so called because of the Bible verse: “He shall have dominion from sea to sea.” The Charter of Rights recognizes no such “He.”
The truth is that we no longer live in a democracy. We live in a judicial oligarchy where laws are made by judges attuned not to Christian standards but to the contemporary zeitgeist.
More and more Christians, and not just Catholics, are estranged from what we still foolishly call our “culture.”
Christians must become used to being treated, even by family members, friends and neighbours, as social pariahs, on a level with racists and hate-mongers. Why? Because they continue to affirm what the Church taught for 20 centuries.
Rod Dreher, a perceptive American commentator, wrote recently that Christians should retreat into small, separated communities, hope there to be left alone, and try “to keep the light of faith burning through the surrounding cultural darkness.”
He went on: “We have to accept that we really are living in a culturally post-Christian nation. The fundamental norms Christians have long been able to depend on no longer exist.”
Do you hear this in your parish, from the pulpit or in the congregation? I do not. What I hear from bishops and priests is a kind of complacency and self-satisfaction. The band on the Catholic Titanic is not playing “Nearer My God to Thee” but, rather, “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City.”
Why so many bishops and priests have their heads buried in sand is difficult to say. But Church silence must encourage those who, in such a short time, have demolished what appeared to be an impregnable Christian edifice and are in the process of building a brave new world upon the ruins.
Perhaps you think this is all doom-saying and exaggeration. Well, I call in support U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia, a Catholic, and one of the four dissenting judges on gay marriage. It is customary for dissenting judges to employ mild and circumspect language concerning their brethren’s differing opinion, but not in this case. Scalia’s language was harsh and without precedent.
“A system of government that makes the people subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy,” he wrote. “The five justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the 14th Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003. They have discovered in the 14th Amendment a ‘fundamental right’ overlooked by every person alive at the time of ratification, and almost everyone else in the time since... The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning... to the mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie.”
If I were to hear such blunt honest language from those in positions of Catholic leadership, I might conclude that there is still a will to fight on. Hearing no such thing I conclude that, in the words of the old hymn, “The strife is o’er/ The battle done.”
(Hunter is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Law at Western University in London, Ont.)
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