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Sudbury Christian Messenger May 2018 Edition

Give Satan an inch, and he’ll be a ruler

God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.

Having truth decay?  Brush up on your Bible

“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.”  Psalms 72:8

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |May |Sudbury
  2. Mid-Week Worship  |May 2 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  3. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |May 2 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury
  4. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  May 3 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
  5. Crafternoon Fellowship  |May 4 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  6. Silent Vigil for Peace  | May 4 and Fridays  |Sudbury
  7. Suomi Conference 2018  |May 4, 5 & 6  |Sudbury
  8. Theology Café  |May 4 and Fridays  |Azilda
  9. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |May 5  and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  10. Personal Healing  |May 5 and Saturdays  | Minnow Lake
  11. Sunday Night Impact  |May 6 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm Christian Radio
  12. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |May 7 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
  13. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |May 7  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  14.  “Achieving Your Dreams and Goals in Life”  |May 3  |Valley – Val Caron
  15. St. Paul the Apostle Church’s 75th Famous Rummage Sale  |May 4, 5 & 6  |Coniston
  16. Theology on Tap  |May 4  |Sudbury - Downtown
  17. The Kingdom Is A Family – The Sequel  |May 4 & 5  |Chelmsford
  18. Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions  |May 5  |Sudbury – Central
  19. Spring Tea  |May 5  |Coniston
  20. Wanup Chapel Service  |May 6  |Wanup
  21. Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe
  22. National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa
  23. Artists to Create Original Art Works  |May 11  |New Sudbury
  24. Church of the Ascension Dinner and Dance Fundraiser  | May 11  |New Sudbury
  25.  Auction of Original Art Works  |May 12  |  New Sudbury
  26. Overflow Conference for Youth  |May 18-20  |southern Ontario
  27. Rummage Sale  |May 26  |Sudbury - Downtown
  28. REAL Women of Canada Annual Meeting  |May 26  |Toronto
  29. Holy Redeemer Parish Annual Yard Sale  |June 2 & 3  |Minnow Lake
  30. St. Patricks Church Annual Yard Sale  |June 9  |Sudbury – Central
  31. Healing Hearts in a Broken World  |June 22, 23 , 24  |  Minnow Lake
  33. World Meeting of  Families  |August 23 - 28  |Ireland
  34. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
  35. Parliament of the World's Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto

Praise Report for Kfm Christian Radio Sharathon – Thursday, April 26
Prayer for Ontario’s pre-election June 7 Campaign
Prayer Request – re: limits being pushed wider for euthanasia and assisted suicide
Pray for Canada – EarstoHear

‘Chemo Cap Ladies” seeking accessories
Knights Footwear Project
Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

Update from P.E.A.C.E. –Durham Churches Rally Around Sexual Integrity
Call for Conscience Campaign

PM Trudeau defends summer jobs grant to anti-pipeline activists on free speech grounds/
Eleventh Canadian bishop pulls Development and Peace funding over pro-abortion partnerships


Pro-Life Movement to Rally on Parliament Hill May 10
Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:  Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices

Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project

Pregnancy Care Center Seeking Two Volunteers
The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Inner City Home Needs Volunteers
Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul

“Fatal Flaws:  Legalizing Assisted Death
Focus on the Family now Broadcast on TV
Educator’s book helps parents counter Ontario sex-ed
Playlist of Christian Movies

Sunday Funnies

The World is Mine
“Trudeau and Henry VIII:  the eerie similarity by John Carpay

  Local  News & Events

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | May  |Sudbury
The Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community offers the Catholic faithful the option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 48 William Avenue, Coniston.

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

Other pertinent information including the Daily Mass schedule, contact and directions, may be viewed at our website: 
Thank you and pax vobis.

Father Vincenzo Fiore

Mater Dei Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Mass Community
c/o 21 Ste-Anne Road, P.O. Box 787
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
P3E 4S1

Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!
  1. Mid-Week Worship  |May 2 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Wednesdays at 11:00a-12:00p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Mid-Week Worship, we host a weekly time of refreshing and fellowship.
We meet together informally to share in God's word and worship through prayer and music.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church

  1. BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |May 2  and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

This group uses the Life Recovery Bible and Workbook to transform their lives using the 12 Step Program and Scripture from The Bible

7:00 – 9:00 pm

@ Grace Family Church on Burton Avenue in the Donovan, Sudbury

Led by Guy Langlois

All are welcome      

  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  May 3 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

If you feel down in your faith or in a depression or if you are suffering the winter blues come out Thursday nights at Our Lady of Hope Church and join the Christ the King Prayer Group. You will be uplifted and inspired during this holy and religious evening and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

We started to attend a few months ago and by the end of the evening felt spiritually renewed.

Rosary and hymns between 7pm and 8pm. Mass starts at 8pm with as many as 3 Priests on the altar.

This group was started by Terry Shannon 25 years ago and still attracts a large following.

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile
  1. Crafternoon Fellowship  |May 4 and Fridays  |Sudbury

Ongoing: Fridays at 1:30-2:30p at the boardroom of 634 Notre Dame

Crafternoon Fellowship, we host an open time of casual crafting, conversation, and coffee.
Bring an unfinished project, learn a new skill, or meet a new friend.

For more information call Valerie at: 705-673-5893, the Salvation Army Sudbury Community Church

  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |May 4 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace in the Sudbury Public Library, Mackenzie Street,  on Fridays.

3:30 – 4:30 pm

There is free parking

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

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

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

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

For further information, please contact John Rutherford   705 522 8584  (home)/705 9190759 (mobile)   or Dave Nicol


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

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

Dave Nicol

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

  1. Suomi Conference 2018  |May 4, 5 & 6  |Sudbury
May 4 – May 6
May 4 at 5 PM to May 6 at 2 PM
Clarion Hotel Sudbury
117 Elm Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3C 1T3

Suomi Conference 2018 is almost here! This year we will gather in beautiful Sudbury, Ontario for a weekend of worship, music, fellowship and workshops with the theme May His Force Be With You! - Change, Hope, Eternal Life. The Conference just wouldn't be the same without you, so be sure to register (you can find the registration form at and join us! See you in Sudbury!
Vuoden 2018 Suomi Konferenssi on pian täällä! Tänä vuonna juhlimme kaunissa Sudburyssa, jossa saamme yhdessä nauttia Jumalan läsnäolosta, musiikista, hyvästä seurasta ja saada uutta ajateltavaa teemalla "Hänen voimansa olkoon kanssanne! - Muutos / Toivo / Iankaikkinen elämä". Juhla ei ole sama ilman Sinua, joten klikkaa osoitteeseen, täytä rekisteröintilomake ja tule mukaan! Nähdään Sudburyssa!

  1.  St. Paul the Apostle Church’s 75th Famous Rummage Sale  |May 4, 5 & 6  |Coniston

Will be happening: Friday May 4th from 6-9pm, Saturday May 5th from 9am – 3:30pm,
and Sunday May 6th from 9am-1pm.

Try our Restaurant! Delicious Meals: Sandwiches,hot dogs, scones Muffins and beverages!

Raffles to be held as well!                Hope to see you there!

  1.  Theology on Tap  |May 4  |Sudbury – Downtown
7-9 pm               for those aged 18-30
The Laughing Buddha         Elgin Street
"Theology on Tap" are gatherings where people from all walks of life get together for a bit of food for thought over some theology on tap. Ages 18-30
This week Deacon Bruno Michel will be present.  This sessions topic is: OH GOD WHERE ARE YOU!
Free appetizers for those who gather

  1. Theology Café  |May 4 and Fridays  |Azilda

Monthly theology study group the "Theology Café"

at Azilda Baptist Chapel!        Reformed Baptist congregation in Azilda, Ontario. All are welcome to join us for worship, fellowship, and the teaching of God's Word. 294 Notre Dame East, Azilda, Ontario.

Dr. R.C. Sproul's series "The Holiness of God."

All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Trembling Before the Holiness of God
R.C. Sproul explains how every human being that is exposed to the holiness of God trembles before His presence. Transcript: …

  1. The Kingdom Is A Family – The Sequel  |May 4 & 5  |Chelmsford
The Kingdom
Is A Family
The Sequel
with Dennis Wiedrick

Dates: Friday May 4th & Saturday 5th, 2018
Location: New Life Christian Centre
Times:  7pm each evening + special session 11am on Saturday
Cost: free will offerings each evening

In September 2017, Dennis spoke about the history of ministry with the Sudbury family. He shared the details of how his history in the region impacted himself, his family and the local church. Good fruit came during that time, for him and for us.
The ‘kingdom is a family’ and God wants us to be relational, functioning together and honoring one another. Dennis opened a window for the local church that allowed us to see more clearly God’s purpose for our city and area. It was a time of renewing our hopes for the family and the community. Those who participated went away energized by the recounting of all God has done and, with the help of Holy Spirit, a commitment to continue the work of reaching our local and regional family.
Dennis promised to return soon to help advance that kingdom family plan. God loves family and unity, as we pursue His desire for fullness of relationship with one another and those in our network. God wants us to celebrate and experience His desire ‘that we may be one with Christ’ and in that place to bring others into relationship with Him. As a kingdom family we are looking forward to a deeper encounter with Holy Spirit and a greater experience of God’s love.
Please join the family as we gather to celebrate together.

Patricia on behalf of - Sue & Jim, Phil & Sharon, Carol Ann & Dave

  1. Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions  |May 5  |Sudbury - Central
Saturday, May 5
Yard Sale and Bake Sale for Missions
At The Salvation Army Sudbury - 107 Lorne St
Rain or Shine (tables will be inside)
100% of proceeds go to the work of The Salvation Army overseas
Anney Summerfield    Captain              Corps Officer             Ontario Great Lakes Division
The Salvation Army  Sudbury Community Church
107 Lorne St (Corps) -- 634 Notre Dame (Family Services),  
Sudbury ON
Phone:   705-673-5893                Cell:      705-698-2900

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |May 5 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

40 Notre Dame

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

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

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

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

  1. Personal Healing  |May 5 and Saturdays  |Minnow Lake

Personal Healing – Saturdays

If you have experienced past hurts or suffer from physical, emotional, or spiritual wounds from issues such as divorce, separation, abortion, the death of a loved one, or any kind of abuse, these Saturday mornings sessions could be of help to you. This is a safe place to share and be prayed with individually as you journey to wholeness.

When: Saturdays between 10 AM & 2 PM

For an appointment please contact: Sr. Jean Mongeau at 705-522-9423.

  1.  Spring Tea  |May 5  |Coniston

May 5 – Spring Tea

All Saints Anglican Church (Pine Street, Coniston) will be holding a Spring Tea from 12 noon to 2 PM. On the menu is, soup, sandwiches and dessert with hot tea, coffee or cold beverage. There will also be a bake table, silent auction, toonie & craft table, and a door prize!

The cost is: Adults $6          Children 8 and under $3.

  1. Wanup Chapel Service   |May 6   |Wanup
Come -  Come and see  -God just wants be with you and so do we

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

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm

Refreshments served after each  service


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

  1. Live Impact  Broadcast Sundays at Restoration Church and on Kfm Christian Radio  |May 6 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm

Join Restoration Church Ministries Sundays for our Sunday Night Impact Live on KFM at Restoration Church in Val Caron .1621 Valleyview Road.
 Catch the Spirit of Revival with Pastor Jeff Edwards.
 6:30 pm
 Breakthrough – Healing – Power
 Can’t make it in person? Join us for worship and be part of our LIVE RADIO AUDIENCE or watch our FACEBOOK LIVE broadcast!
 Restoration Church
(705) 588-7600                         Website:      

  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |May 7  and Mondays  |New Sudbury

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

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |May 7 and Mondays  |Minnow Lake

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

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627

  1. Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe
Two Catholic priests with ties to Northern Ontario are leading a spring pilgrimage with stops in five European countries.
Rev. Anthony Man-Son-Hing, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima and Paroisse Ste. Marie in Elliot Lake, and Rev. Trevor Scarfone, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus parish in North Bay, lead the 16-day tour that runs May 9-24.
Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy are explored during the trip prepared by QS Travel and Tours.   Stops include Fatima, Lourdes, Rome, Assisi and Nice.
Cost, including taxes and gratuities, is $4290.   Travel to and from Toronto is not included.
Scarfone is a Sault native.  Man-Son-Hing is a former resident.   Both attended St. Mary’s College.     The pair teamed up for a Holy Land pilgrimage in 2016 and led a tour of England and Ireland in 2014.

  1. National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa
Will this be the year that you take a bus from Sudbury to Ottawa for the day to stand on Parliament Hill and march around Ottawa downtown to show your support for pro-life policies?
Bus will leave St. Anne des Pins Parking Lot around 6 AM & Return around 9:30 pm same night.
Cost: $20 for bus seat - make cheque payable to Sudbury Right to Life - memo: Bus to Ottawa
Must bring lunch for both meals.
Val Caron, Sudbury, Sturgeon Falls will have buses attending.    
Students are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
To book your seat, please call Terese St. Denis   705 566 0707
Join Bishop Marcel and support life on Parliament Hill May 10th

  1.  Artists to Create Original Art Works  |May 11  |New Sudbury
Attention all Artists and Art Patrons!
On Friday May 11th, from 10 am to 1:30pm, some Art Students from Barrydowne College, an alternative school with the Rainbow District School Board, will be creating original works of art at St. Andrew the Apostle Church’s Hall. The ministers, priests and lay representatives of the Northeast Ministerial Association will also be creating original works of art alongside them. We invite you, as well, to join us in using your artistic talents to create a work of art that can be auctioned off thefollowing day, May 12th at 3 PM, with the proceeds benefitting the art programme at BarrydowneCollege
Gerry Lougheed Jr. has generously volunteered to be the auctioneer. The students will be able to keep half of the proceeds from their sold artwork as a way to encourage their artistic talents.
Questions? Call St. Andrew the Apostle at 705-566-1876.
Sponsored by the Northeast Ministerial Association

  1.  Church of the Ascension Dinner and Dance Fundraiser  | May 11  |New Sudbury
1476 Sparks St.(behind the Tim Hortons on Lasalle)
Meal at 5:30, Dance from 7-10, Snacks at 8:30
Put your dancing shoes on and get ready for a toe tapping good time. Join us for a dinner and dance fundraiser with music provided by DJ Ralph.  There will be 100 tickets sold so don’t miss out and get yours today!
For tickets call the Church of the Ascension at (705)566-2790 or Jennifer Ames at (705)618-2319.

  1.  Auction of Original Art Works  |May 12  |  New Sudbury
Attention all Artists and Art Patrons!
On Friday May 11th, from 10 am to 1:30pm, some Art Students from Barrydowne College, an alternative school with the Rainbow District School Board, will be creating original works of art at St. Andrew the Apostle Church’s Hall. The ministers, priests and lay representatives of the Northeast Ministerial Association will also be creating original works of art alongside them. We invite you, as well, to join us in using your artistic talents to create a work of art that can be auctioned off the following day, May 12th at 3 PM, with the proceeds benefitting the art programme at Barrydowne
College. Gerry Lougheed Jr. has generously volunteered to be the auctioneer. The students will be able to keep half of the proceeds from their sold artwork as a way to encourage their artistic talents
. Questions? Call St. Andrew the Apostle at 705-566-1876.
Sponsored by the Northeast Ministerial Association

  1. Overflow Conference for Youth  |May 18-20  |Waterloo
May 18-20, 2018
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex              101 Father David Bauer Drive                    Waterloo, ON
Overflow is a large Christian event for students from across denominations. The event exists to impact this generation with the powerful message of Jesus Christ through creative worship and the Word. Our recommended age range for the event is 12-24, however the general sessions are mainly geared towards high school aged students.
Theme: Brought to Light
ROMANS 8.19:
For the creation waits in eager expectation
for the children of God
to be revealed.
Overflow Youth Conference is an event sponsored by the Western Ontario District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

  1.  Rummage Sale  |May 26  |Sudbury - Downtown

  1. REAL Women of Canada Annual Meeting  |May 26  |Toronto
Our guest speaker at our 2018 Annual General Meeting, May 26, in Toronto, is MP Brad Trost. We are honoured that Brad has accepted the invitation. 
We are also very thankful to the Canada Christian College for providing the venue for this year's meeting.

“2018 is a milestone year for REAL Women of Canada.  We are celebrating 35 years of federal incorporation.  This is truly amazing for a women's organization that began as an idea when its founding members were sitting around a kitchen table. Also truly amazing is that we do not receive government funding, are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, are independent of any other organization, rely solely on the generosity of our grassroots supporters, and lastly, are often at odds with "conventional wisdom".  Remember that "conventional wisdom" has often been wrong.  People once believed that the Earth was flat.  We may or may not see the day when REAL Women of Canada will be remembered for staying the course, and standing up for truth, authentic femininity and the traditional family.  Regardless, there will be a spot in history that will show organizations like REAL Women opposed much of society's postmodernism.  We believe that there is indeed an objective truth, a reality. No small coincidence that our flagship publication is called "REALity".  Supporters, give yourselves a pat on the back because we could not have weathered the storm for 35 years without your help, financial, prayerful and moral. We are so very grateful to you. We have published a new pamphlet, "35 years and Still Going Strong", which is on our website and available from our Ottawa National office.  It is a "brag sheet" of many of our accomplishments over the years.”

  1.   Holy Redeemer Parish Annual Yard Sale  |June 2 & 3  |Minnow Lake

  1.  St. Patricks Church Annual Yard Sale  |June 9  |Sudbury – Central

The CWL will be having a YARD SALE in the church hall on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Donations can be dropped off in the church breezeway Tuesday to Friday of that week between 9am-12 & 1-4pm. No clothing please.
”Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call”

  1.  Healing Hearts in a Broken World  |June 22, 23 , 24  |  Minnow Lake

Healing the addicted mind and heart

@Holy Redeemer Parish

Cost:  $70

For further information, see Holy Redeemer Parish Bulletin   (access via Google)

            DATE:                          June 23, 2018
            TIME:                            1:00 p.m. – Shot Gun Tee Off
            WHERE:                       Pine Grove Golf Course, Hwy. 69 South
            COST:                          $75.00 for 18 holes, includes a steak dinner
            DINNER ONLY: Cost is $20.00
50/50 DRAW
Please come out with your friends to support the work of the Home for
those in crisis and enjoy a FUN DAY!!  Hope to see you there!!

  1.  World Meeting of  Families  |August 23 – 28  |Ireland
For details, please go to Holy Redeemer Parish Bulletin; it can be found via Google

  1. Save the Date:  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraiser  |October 26  |Sudbury
@ Steelworkers Hall
  1. Parliament of the World’s Religions  |November 1-7  |Toronto
The Parliament of World Religions meets irregularly this year in Toronto... sponsored by the Global Interfaith Movement
( Early Registration is $350 US. )

Prayer & Praise

Praise Report for KFM Christian Radio Spring Sharathon – April 26

Lord, we thank you for the 12 Christian radio stations that have spread across mid-northern Ontario, all started by your vision and our prayers, inspired leadership and listener-donations.      $157 616 was raised to keep Christian radio waves going to our communities.

Prayer for Ontario

I had the opportunity to go listen to Rob Parker and Michael Pierce last evening at the New Life Christian Centre. They were encouraging Christians to pray and be sure to vote for our next Provincial election.

There is a 40 day prayer web site starting this Sun. Strategic ways to pray for the upcoming election.

Our political leaders face difficult choices and challenges every day. The Bible encourages us to pray for our leaders and those in authority, so that we all may live in peace. We believe by following God's mandate we will bless not only our leaders but all of us who call Ontario home.

On June 7th Ontario voters will elect those who will govern for the next 5 years.

Starting Sunday, April 29, a 40 Day Prayer Campaign will launch.

To be involved in PrayOntario, please go to     to sign up.

“God give us men and women through whom You can work to accomplish Your plans and purposes for our Province”.

Sudburian reports on this prayer gathering:  Rob Parker from the National House of Prayer, attended a gathering of around 40 people held at the New Life Christian Centre  Church in Chelmsford on Fri. Evening April 27th..
He emphasized the importance of every Christian getting out to vote in the upcoming Provincial Election On June 7th.
Get to know what your candidate believes in and make an effort to support him or her by volunteering in some way.
Starting on Sunday, April 29, there is a 40 day prayer site with strategic prayers to pray for our province’s up-coming election
Just praying 2 mins. a day that a righteous leader would be elected.

There was also a gentleman from a group called "Christ For Your City" along with Rob Parker.  He was selling a small book on ways to Prayer Walk around your neighbourhood.   His name is Michael Pierce.  

Prayer Request – re: limits being pushed wider for euthanasia and assisted suicide

Pray for the expert panels at the Council of Canadian Academies reviewing the expansion of access to euthanasia and assisted suicide
Pray for the judges hearing the legal challenges and for those making arguments in favour of the sanctity of life and protection of the vulnerable

Pray for Canada – EarstoHear


  • Awakening - The recent tragedy in Humboldt has moved the nation to sorrow and created space for spiritual conversations. Pray that the Father will use this and other events as catalysts for a national spiritual awakening. May prayer for true, holy, revival also be awakened as harvest is birthed in the prayer closet.
  • Unity -While our nation is becoming more divided and polarized, Jesus is calling us to contend for unprecedented unity in the Church!  Pray for all unity to be Christ-centred so it will be healthy and enduring. May we walk in humility and grace for one another's differences.
  • Word of God - Contend for a new love of the scriptures to rise up in the Church. Intercede for the Holy Spirit to open the Word to the Church and reveal Jesus, the life and truth that sets us free. Intercede for the Church to happily submit to the truth of scripture. Also pray for a new level of prophetic gifting that is pure, powerful and brings clarity to the Body of Christ.


This month we are going to focus on the petition from the Lord's Prayer of: 

Forgive Us Our Sins
  • Shine your light into our hearts, show us if there be any wicked way in us. (Ps 139:24)
  • We repent for wherever we have fallen short of the first commandment to love You, and the second command to love our neighbour as ourselves. (Mt 22:36-40)
  • Restore the fear of the Lord, which is to hate evil- to the Canadian Church. (Prov 8:13)

Special Requests

  1.  Chemo Cap Ladies” seeking accessories

THE 'CHEMO CAP LADIES' are a group of volunteers who gather once a week to sew caps/turbans/kerchiefs/toques for patients who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.
The caps are given to individuals undergoing these treatments free of charge, along with a note of encouragement. The group is currently searching for scarves, pins or broaches to adorn the headwear.
If you have any of these items to donate please contact Annette Waram at 705-522-1286, Lorrie Gates at
705-522-5654     Loretta DiGioseffo at 705-522-2733.
  1.  Knights of Columbus FOOTWEAR PROGRAM  |April, May  |Greater Sudbury
Knights of Columbus Council 3909 have embarked on a “Footwear Program” for the less fortunate in the Greater City of Sudbury. If you wish to participate in this extremely needy program, please see guideline below:
Purchase a pair of footwear:
Gender does not matter as both require footwear
Size does not matter as all sizes are needed
Cost, what you wish to spend
Once you have made your purchase:
Pass the product over to a Knight, who will bring your purchase to the next schedule Knights of
Columbus Meeting
Month of May, 2018, this footwear will be donated to an organization who distributes clothing and footwear to less fortunate in our vast community.
If you need additional information to complete your purchase, please do not hesitate but approach a Knight and he will be glad to provide you with that information you need.
Mel S. Chomiak
Grand Knight 3909

For further information, contact St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Walford Road, Sudbury

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

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

Additional Dedication Stones are available for purchase.     They will be installed next Spring, 2018.

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

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

Editor’s Note:  The Dedication Stones can be purchased in your name, or for your family.   
  1.  Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments

Pastor Bob Deppisch, in his service to youth at the Cecil Facer Youth Center (of the Ministry of Youth and Children), would like to develop a ‘youth musical group’. 

Bob Deppisch, pastor of Grace Family Church, is now the fill time Chaplain at Cecil Facer.

If you have musical instruments that are in very good condition, that you are willing to donate, please advise Bob.

He needs microphones, cords, two acoustic electrics, two electrics, two electric bases, drum set and cymbals, congas, a few good amps, one electronic key board.

Please contact Pastor Bob at 705 522 1250    Ext. 227

The drop-off point would be at 426 Burton Avenue, home of Grace Family Church.

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Provincial News


    CONFERENCE REPORT Stand Firm Love True - Love, Sex and Integrity Conference was a blessing to all in attendance. The event was, by all expectations, a huge success. We are so thankful for all of the positive feedback.

    From the opening minutes when a show of hands indicated people in attendance were form churches around the Region, to the concluding remarks from attending pastors - God was honored, attendees were blessed, and it was clear that the event exceeded all expectations.

    Comments from attendees included:

    "The Heritage Keeper program taught me how to say no and successfully stand my ground."

    "The Heritage Keeper program taught me what it means to be a real man."

    “Every young couple needs to take Building Family Connections before they have their first child.”

    “I truly enjoyed every minute. I would like to volunteer my time to help in any way I can. The conference was very informative
    and eye opening.”

This event featured 2 programs Building Family Connections for parenting adults, and Heritage Keepers for youth ages 11 to 17.

We started the BFC course with a module on the Biblical Foundations for Love, Sex & Healthy Relationships. In this session, Pastor Dave Willweber (Hawaii), outlined the “Characteristics of the Culture of Heaven” and the positive impact of embracing these characteristics when raising your children and the effect on family, generations and even nations.  He then looked at the effect of "the fall" on society and the characteristics of the fall
(self centeredness, pride, etc) that negatively affect families, our heritage, generations and even nations.  (Note white-board chart in pictures) This was the first time the Biblical Foundations was part of the program and it was interesting how all other information presented kept referring back to this comparison chart.  Even when people asked questions, they would often refer to the chart in the original module.

Next Steps – 
Immediately after the conference we had pastors from 6 churches in Durham indicate they want to duplicate the event in their communities in the fall. One church, Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church, has already book their Stand Firm, Love True event for October 19/20.

Churches choosing to duplicate the event will establish a community team to create an event that will reach out to, and include, churches in their community and host a Stand Firm, Love True community event.  We are so excited. This is sounding like "ONE CHURCH" working in harmony!  I believe the Lord is celebrating with us.

In addition to duplicating the event to reach more people in Durham, there will be seminars that build on the teaching of the conference. In addition we are creating a long-term development plan for maximum sustainability in the Durham Region.

PEACE has been getting many inquiries, "Will PEACE be able to assist communities outside of Durham?"

The response, "Absolutely!"  The task we were assigned by Pastor Doug Schneider and the staff of the Embassy Church was to develop a "template" that could be used in any community. The template is being assembled and tested. The goal is to secure the resources to help any community, anywhere in Canada or the United States - maybe even beyond - to positively engage their community on the issue of sexual integrity.

Phil Lees, SRAS
Founder, PEACE Education
Ph: 905 869 6334

Greater Sudbury Representative for information:

Parents, Caregivers and  Clergy, we can do this..........for our children!!!
The ground work is being worked out for all communities......that includes us!!!

Please connect with me:
Paula Purvis
Executive Director
PEACE Ontario/Sudbury

  1.  Call for Conscience Campaign – Bishop Marcel Damphousse
February 4, 2018
To all parishioners of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
Re: Call for conscience campaign
Dear friends,
In 2017, many Churches across the province were involved in the “Call for Conscience” campaign to advocate for the protection of conscience rights of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are asked to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia. Despite more than 30,000 letters sent to Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s), this campaign did not achieve its desired goal:  legislation that would protect health care workers from being forced to participate in causing the death of their patients. Health care workers in Ontario are being forced to choose between their careers and their conscience.
Ontario remains one of the few jurisdictions in the world without adequate protection for conscientious objectors.  As a provincial election will be held this June, we need your help to highlight this issue for MPP’s and those seeking office.  The 2018 Call for Conscience campaign pursues the following goals:

1)         To renew the call to protect the right of health care professionals to abstain from any involvement in causing the death of their patients.
2)         To provide protection for faith-based facilities that do not wish to participate in assisted suicide/euthanasia.
3)         To ask elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s) and those seeking office to increase access and funding for palliative care in Ontario.

I encourage you to participate in this campaign by contacting MPP’s and candidates in your riding, as well as leaders of the Parties, to express your concern.  You will find helpful information and documents, as well as sample letters at . Your Pastor will also make available to you copies of the sample letter that you may use. Another way of supporting the campaign would be to sign up on the Coalition for Health Care and Conscience website at  You would then receive monthly newsletters.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Marcel Damphousse

National News
  1.  PM Trudeau defends summer jobs grant to anti-pipeline activists on free speech grounds
  1.  Eleventh Canadian bishop pulls Development and Peace funding over pro-abortion partnerships

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, April 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews)    by Lianne Lawrence

  1. Pro-lifers will only end abortion if they understand what they’re really fighting against

International News

Citizen Response
  1. Pro-Lifers will Rally on Parliament Hill May 10, 2018

Citizens for life from all over Ontario will gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 10, 2018 to support the unborn child in the womb.      Pro-life MPs will be there to speak, along with other groups.         A band will play.         It will be an exciting gathering.

The 2018 theme logo encourages everyone to commit themselves to the pro-life movement by going ALL IN. ALL IN to defend human life at all its stages, ALL IN to speak the truth in the face of adversity, ALL IN without exceptions, without excuses, without compromises.

The logo depicts a smiling unborn child in a heart shaped womb, cradled by our loving hands. At that state of their life, there is only love. The hands symbolize the pro-life movement whose goal is to keep that child safe and surrounded by love from the time of conception until natural death.

Greater Sudburians, those who live in Sturgeon Falls and North Bay and Mattawa, can be bused there for $20.00 …….leaving at about 6:00 a.m. on May 10th and returning at 10 p.m. that night.

For full details,   see the announcement in Local Events above, at           and at

Your help is needed! 

  1. Canadian MP Launches Petition Asking Government to Stop Discriminating Against Pro-Lifers

OTTAWA, February 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Members of Parliament (MP) are ramping up opposition to the Liberals’ controversial pro-abortion summer job grant attestation requirement, with one MP sponsoring a petition against it, and leader Andrew Scheer vowing his party “will fight the Liberal values test every step of the way.”

Open for signatures till June 6th, 2018

  1. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition:  Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices


The recent edict by Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia (BC) ordering (non-religious) healthcare facilities, including hospices, to participate in euthanasia (MAiD – so-called “medical assistance in dying”) is an infringement on the conscience rights of medical staff. We believe that institutional conscience rights for healthcare workers includes their right not to participate in acts they consider wrong.

The order by Fraser Health directly affects institutions such as the Delta Hospice that is opposed to participating in euthanasia. Janice Strukoff, an administrative leader for the Delta Hospice Society stated, “Hospice palliative care is not about hastening death and we object to the bullying currently taking place in B.C.”

Nancy Macey, the founder and executive director of the Delta Hospice stated, “MAiD can be a traumatizing experience for staff, patients, and volunteers, and all groups might not want to stay or work there if the principals of palliative care are compromised. Hospices are already grappling with a shortage of health professionals so compelling the society to provide MAiD could exacerbate the problem.”

In response to the command by the Health Authority, Dr. Neil Hilliard, the medical director of Fraser Health Palliative Care resigned. Dr. Hilliard stated in his resignation letter, “Providing euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is not in accordance with palliative care (which) 'affirms life and regards dying as a normal process…'”

BC MLA Mary Polak supported the Delta Hospice by stating, “To say that you are going to place medical assistance in dying—or let’s call it what it is, killing people. Sorry, but that is what it is—(and decide that) you’re going to put that into a hospice palliative circumstance, is to completely contradict what palliative care is to begin with.”

The attack on healthcare workers’ conscience rights has become a national issue in Canada. Recently, an Ontario Court decided that doctors who oppose euthanasia must participate by doing an “effective referral” for euthanasia.

Join us in signing a petition to Michael Marchbank, President of Fraser Health Authority.

Sign the Petition: Killing conscience rights in BC hospitals and hospices (Link).

British Columbia Health Authority Orders Hospice to do Euthanasia (Link).
Sign the Petition Supporting Ontario Doctors: Medical ethics in Ontario receives a lethal injection. (Link).
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Box 25033  London ON N6C 6A8
1-877-439-3348 or 519-439-3348

Financial Support Requests
  1. Community Emergency Fund

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

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

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

For further information, please contact:

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

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

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

Toll-free:  1 877 439 3348

  1.  Pregnancy Care Centre Seeking 2 Volunteers
PREGNANCY CARE CENTRE: We are looking for two volunteers that can help two days a week as floaters. The volunteers help sort the donations that come in, manage the Infant Food Bank, and gather supplies for the clients that come in. The centre is open from 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Anyone wanting more information can call 705-673-5003! 

  1. The Bel Canto Chorus is seeking male singers
Experience the joy that comes from singing in choir.   Call soon to start practicing for the spring concert – Songs from Stage and Screen.
Learn more at or call Pamela Teed at 705 566 8101    Ext. 7227

  1. Volunteers Needed at Health Sciences North
Volunteer Services is looking to recruit mature, dedicated and enthusiastic  volunteers who would like to give some of their time to volunteers in different areas at Health Sciences North.
 The following are volunteer positions that we are currently looking to fill, I’ve also attached the task description of each positions to give you an idea of what these positions consists of:
1.       Greeter/Information Desk
a.       Monday, Tuesday or Friday 9:30am-12:30pm
2.       Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
a.       Tuesday or Thursday 7:30am-9:30am
b.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
3.       Hydrotherapy Pool Children Treatment Centre
a.       Thursdays 9am-11am or 12:45pm-2:45pm
b.      Tuesdays 12:45pm-2:15pm
c.       Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
4.       Emergency Department
a.       Wednesdays 11am-3:30pm or 7-10pm
5.       Northeast Cancer Centre
a.       Clinics: Fridays 8:30am-3:30pm
b.      Daffodil Lodge: Tuesdays 8:30am-3:30pm
6.       Boutique
a.       Mondays 3:30-7pm
b.      Saturdays 9:45am-2pm (1 shift per month)
c.       Sundays 10am-4pm (1 shift per month)
d.      Police Information Check is required
7.       HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program)
a.       Wednesday 9am-12pm
b.      Friday 9:30am-12pm or 3-6pm / 4-7pm
c.       Sundays anytime between 10am-6pm.
d.      Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is required
If any of the positions listed are of interest to you, please confirm and I can arrange for your to meet with a Volunteer Advisor and have you scheduled accordingly.
Contact …. Josée Belanger …

These volunteer positions would entail approx. 3 hrs each/week to assist with the various services of the Home such as:
- assisting in the Food Bank area packing food orders to be given out, etc.;
- to act as hostess / host to greet our guests offering refreshments, snacks in the morning – 10:00 12:00 noon, one morning a week.
- To be trained to assess client needs with regards to food assistance requests.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about Inner City Home and our Services please call Mary at 705-675-7550.

  1. Household Items Needed

Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul : In 2016, the SaintBenedict Labre Conference in Sudbury has helped 154 homes by giving them furniture, beds (mattresses) and various household articles. It is therefore in dire need of similar articles, in good condition, to continue helping the needy. The Conference also accepts, for the conservation of the environment, used electronic equipment, such as television sets, computers, printers, telephones,… Please contact René at 705-524-7417.

Media Marvels
  1.  Focus on the Family Broadcast on TV!

  1.  “Fatal Flaws:  Legalizing Assisted Death

Premiere Screening & Round-Table Discussion is happening May 8, 2018 in Ottawa

Over the past two years, filmmaker Kevin Dunn has traveled throughout Europe and America asking some of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time.

The film features powerful testimonies from patients, doctors, lawmakers and advocates from both sides of the debate.

Organize a screening in our community!                 1 877 439 3348

  1.  Educator’s book helps parents counter Ontario sex-ed

My Child, My Chance:  Guarding and Guiding Your Child’s Identity in the Chaos of Culture and Sex Education

By Susan Zuidema       (242 pages, $18.87)

This book “seeks to help parents understand the various ideologies being taught in the 2015 sex curriculum which undermine biblical beliefs about human sexuality.  Zuidema exposes how some of the lessons actually increase health risks for students by providing flawed or incomplete information.”  Review by Jack Fonseca

For further information, see The Interim, March 2018   page 7

  1.  Playlist of Christian Movies

Daily Chuckle

Sunday School Humor

Six-year old Angie and her four-year old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."

"Why? Who's going to stop me?"  Joel asked.

Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door?

They're hushers."

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, 5, Ryan, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. "If Jesus were sitting here, He would say 'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'

Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, "Okay Ryan, you be Jesus!"

A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.

"He died and went to Heaven," the dad replied.

The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?"

After the church service a little boy told the pastor, "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money."
"Well, thank you," the pastor replied, "But why?"
"Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest preachers we've ever had."

A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"

A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor's wife."

A little boy was attending his first wedding.
After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?"
"Sixteen," the boy responded.
His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly.  "How do you know that?"
"Easy," the little boy said.  "All you have to do is add it up, like the Bishop said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."

Words of Wisdom
The World is Mine

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, G-d, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, G-d, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street, I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said, "Why don't you join them, Dear?"
He looked ahead without a word. I forgot, he couldn't hear.
Oh, G-d, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears; the world is mine.

                   With feet to take me where I'd go.  With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I would know.
Oh, G-d, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

Trudeau and Henry VIII:  the eerie similarity by John Carpay

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