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

Sudbury Christian Messenger November 2017 Edition

God does not transform abilities.  He transforms hearts to use abilities.

If you don’t know what the truth looks like, you won’t recognize a lie when you see it.

Power of Love vs Love of Power


  1. “Cup of Our Life” Faith Sharing  |November |Sudbury

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

  1. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |November 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and weekly |Sudbury
  2. CHP National Convention  |November 1-4  |Ottawa
  3. Hope in the City Awareness Luncheon  |November 2  |Sudbury
  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  November 2 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

  1. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |November 3 and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  | November 3 and Fridays  |Sudbury

  2. Momentum Jr. High Convention  |November 3-4  |Sudbury

  1. Trinity United Church Closing Yard Sale  |November 4  |Garson
  2. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |November 4 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
  1. Gideon Fall Banquet  |November 4  |Sudbury

  2. Gideons Ontario Evangelism Conference  |November 4  |Oshawa

  1. Tea  |November 5  |Azilda
  2. Christmas Tea and Bazaar  |November 5  |Capreol
  3. CWL Fall Tea and Bazaar  |November 5  |Minnow Lake
  1. Wanup Chapel Service  |November 5  and first Sunday of each month throughout the year  |Wanup

  2. Evensong at Church of the Epiphany  |November 5  |Sudbury

  3. Pasta Supper  |November 5  |Sudbury

  4. Impact  |November 5 and Sundays  |Sudbury & Kfm 95.5

  5. Ascent  |November 5  |Sudbury

  1. "Building the Buzz"  |November 6  | Sudbury
  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |November 6 and Mondays  |New Sudbury

  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |November 6 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
  2. "TRULY AND HUMBLY" Documentary Film Launch  |November 7  |Sudbury
  1. Bridges out of Poverty Workshops  |Nov. 7 – Dec. 8  |Sudbury, Espanola, Little Current

  1. St. Alban’s Christmas Tea/Bazaar  |November 11  |Capreol
  2. 4th Annual Banquet for Rwanda | November 11 |Sudbury
  3. Christmas Tea  |November 12  |Hanmer
  4. Fall Dinner  |November 12  |Minnow Lake
  1. Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign – Kfm Radio  |November 13  |New Sudbury

  1. Orientation for Kettle Drive – Salvation Army  |November 16  |Sudbury
  2. St. Luke’s Christmas Luncheon  |November 18  |Minnow Lake
  3. The Sound of Worship  |November 18 & 19  |Hanmer
  4. Installation of “Honorary Assistant”  |November 19  |Sudbury
  5. Restorative Justice Week  |November 19-26  |Greater Sudbury
  6. 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Silent Auction  |November 24th  |Sudbury
  7. Women’s Day  |November 25  |Val Caron
  8. Sunday Morning Musical Meditation  |November 25  |Lively
  9. Annual Christmas Tea and Sale – Salvation Army  |November 25  |Sudbury
  10. Pastor John Sheperd Speaking  |November 26  |Val Caron
  11. Heavenly Ham Dinner  |November 26  |Sudbury
  12. An East Coast Family Christmas With The Ennis Sisters  |November 29  |Sudbury
  13. Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola – Leo’s Nard  - Fragrances, hues and textures from Leonard’s Garden  |Dec. 1, 2, 3  |South End Sudbury
  14. Wanup Chapel Christmas Service with Potluck Dinner  |December 3   |Wanup
  15. Christmas Dinner  |December 3  |New Sudbury
  16. Heart and Soul Christmas Concert  |December 3  |Sudbury
  17. Joey Niceforo Seasonal Concert  |December 7  |Sudbury
  18. Sudbury Singers Christmas Concert – When a Child is Born  |December 10  |Sudbury
  19. Christmas Gala  |December 17  |Sudbury
  20. The Living Nativity  |December 20-24  |Sudbury
  21. Christmas Eve Service – Salvation Army  |December 24  |Sudbury
  22. Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury

Fervent Prayer Request for two defining moments in Supreme Court of Canada
Praise for Community Church of the Way
Thanks and Praise for Nord500North
Thanks and Praise for Knights of Columbus Council 1387
Call to Prayer – Ears to Hear – Networking Canada’s Prayer Ministries

Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto
Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments
Sudbury Police looking for spiritual leaders

Alberta gov’t: ‘Unacceptable’ for Catholic schools to uphold Biblical sexuality

Update on Federal Government of Canada Bill C-51 – a threat to religious liberty for clergy in Canada
Catholic Bishops’ Response to Bill C-16
Letter from CCCB President to Foreign Affairs Minister on Canadian Foreign Policy
Update from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

U.S. Christians and their ‘dogma’ are under siege. Here’s what they can do about it

Community Emergency Fund
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project
C-Fam requests financial support & prayer regarding upcoming resolution at the United Nations

Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul
Children/Youth Hats & Mitts – Sudbury Downtown Churches Association
Big Brothers/Big Sisters – shoe boxes for local children/youth

“Light Unshackled” – 4 part series on the Protestant Reformation
Together in Faith Campaign – support for Catholic Education
Celebrating the Stories of Canada’s Christian Heritage
The Stranger
Announcing the winners of The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing!


My Dear Child
500 Years Ago – Monsignor Jim Hutton, Sudbury

  Local  News & Events

  1. “Cup of Our Life” Faith Sharing  |November |Sudbury
SISTER BONNIE CHESSER will be hosting an evening once a month for single women who would like to share their faith. We will use the book “Cup of Our Life” by Sister Joyce Rupp as a basis of prayer and reflection.
We will gather on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening starting in September.
If you are interested please contact her at or call 705-522-5245.

  1.  BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |November 1 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. The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community | November 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and weekly |Sudbury

The Mater Dei Traditional Latin Mass Community offers the Catholic faithful the option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite using the 1962 Roman Missal.  All Masses are offered at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 48 William Avenue in Coniston.

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

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

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

Pax Vobis,

Pater Vincenzo Fiore
(Fr. Vince Fiore)

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

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

Mater Dei, ora pro nobis!

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

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

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

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

Visit and process your convention registration today. I look forward to meeting you in Ottawa.

Yours in His service

Vicki Gunn,
Executive Director
Christian Heritage Party

  1.  Hope in the City Awareness Luncheon  |November 2  |Sudbury

Hosted by the Salvation Army

Guest speaker:  Jay Barnard, AKA Chef Recovery

Cost:  $30.00 or $240 for a table of 8

Place:  United Steelworkers Hall, 66 Brady Street

12-1:30 pm

For tickets please phone   705 673 5893

  1. Christ the King Prayer Group  |  November 2   and Thursdays  | Sudbury

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

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

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

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

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile

  1. Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |November 3 and Fridays  |Copper Cliff
Jason Showell          Email
Pickup hockey
Time 10pm till 11pm
Location with PCODE to show on Google Maps Copper cliff
Pickup up hockey looking for players that runs from September 8th till the end of march. For more information text or call 705 507 2173.
For more Information Contact: telephone, email, website, Facebook 705 507 2173

  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |November 3 and each Friday  |Sudbury

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

4-5 pm

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

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

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

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

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

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


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.  Momentum Jr. High Convention  |November 3-4  |Sudbury

MOMENTUM JR HIGH CONVENTION: This is a high energy conference designed for junior highs on November 3-4!

With a focus on leading students into a deeper relationship with Christ through worship and biblical teaching, your teenager won't want to miss out.

Email Pastor Derek at Glad Tidings Church for more information.     

Derek Osborne
Student Ministries & Life Groups Pastor
Glad Tidings Church - Sudbury, ON

  1. Trinity United Church Closing Yard Sale  |November 4  |Garson

174 Church St., Garson
Is holding a church closing yard sale

Fri. Oct.28 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 28 9:00-3:00
Sat. Nov.4 9:00-3:00

Church items as well as household items available

  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |November 4 and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

40 Notre Dame

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

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

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

  1.  Gideon Fall Banquet  |November 4  |Sudbury

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Sudbury Gideons Fall Banquet.

Join us to hear how you can share the gospel with people all over the world who are looking for hope.

Tickets are $20 each

To get yours, or for more information, contact:

John O’Brien    705-566-8026               Pierre Dupuis    705-670-9600               Charles Tyers    705-566-7293

  1.  Gideons Ontario Evangelism Conference  |November 4  |Oshawa

 The Oshawa, Ontario Evangelism Conference? We'd love to see you there!

This conference will encourage you to take the fear out of evangelism and sharing your faith by looking at relationships around you. Come and discover ways you can reach out, share Jesus, and participate in evangelism while engaging in a time of fellowship. This Fall, Canada will know that there is a God who loves them.

Workshops include:
•           Understanding the Canadian Landscape
•           The GRID Model
•           Sharing My Faith Story
•           Developing Spiritual Conversations

Please note this conference is open to the public, so if you have friends or family who you believe would enjoy this event, please feel free to forward this invitation on to them.

Oshawa, Ontario - November 4, 2017
Special Guest Speaker: Peter Marshall

Location: Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church
200 King Ave. East Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H5

Registration Opens: 8am
Session 1 Begins: 9am
Banquet Dinner: 6pm

Cost: $49/person register your spouse + $15

For more information:
or contact John Nathan -

The Gideons International In Canada, 501 Imperial Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 Canada

  1.  TEA  |November 5  |Azilda

FFCF Azilda
November 5, 11 am to 3 pm
Eglise St-Agnès Church, Azilda
Penny sale, crafts, pasties

  1.  Christmas Tea and Bazaar  |November 5  |Capreol
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12 – 3:30pm
SUMMARY       Christmas Tea and Bazaar
November 5, 12 to 3:30 pm
Our Lady of Peace Site
Penny, crafts, baking, and more

  1.  CWL Fall Tea and Bazaar Fundraiser  |November 5  |Minnow Lake
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:15 – 3pm
SUMMARY       CWL Fall Tea and Bazaar Fundraiser
Sunday, November 5, 12:15 pm to 3 pm
At Holy Redeemer, 1887 Bancroft Dr.
Tea, raffles, baking, penny, craft and treasure tables

  1. Wanup Chapel Service  |November 5   |Wanup

Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

Regular Service Information:

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

Refreshments served after each  service

Small Bible Study Groups Schedule:

Bible Study                               Wednesday, November 8/17 – 12 noon lunch served l pm
Bible Study                                Wednesday, November 22/17 – 12 noon lunch served l pm

CHURCH – Sunday, December 3rd/17 – Christmas Service with   Potluck dinner
Bible Study resuming in January 2018.


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

  1.  Evensong at Church of the Epiphany  |November 5  |Sudbury

Join us on Sunday, November 5th at 4:30 for a SERVICE OF EVENSONG.  The Choir will sing a traditional Book of Common Prayer service of Evening Prayer at 4:30 pm.

The Rev. Aidan Armstrong, new Pastor at the Church of the Ascension is preacher. Presiding will be Bishop Tom Corston, Interim Pastor at the Church of the Epiphany.

 Following the service everyone is encouraged to come out to our fundraising Pasta Supper in Phoenix Hall at 6 pm. The meal will include pasta, Caesar salad, and garlic bread with dessert, coffee, tea and juice for $10 (adult & teen) and $5. (children 3-12 years).

Evensong is, as the name implies, a service of music and prayer usually with a short sermon/homily.

The music will be led by the Deanery Choir which includes members of local Anglican parishes.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the church office at 705-675-2279 x2

  1.  Pasta Supper  |November 5  |Sudbury

PASTA SUPPER....Church of the Epiphany, Sunday November 5th at 6 pm.

The meal will include pasta, Caesar salad, and garlic bread with dessert, coffee, tea and juice

Everyone welcome...Adults $10.00, Children $5.00.

  1. Impact  |November 5 and Sundays  |Sudbury

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

Breakthrough – Healing – Power

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

Restoration Church
(705) 588-7600

  1.  Ascent  |November 5  |Sudbury
Sunday, November 5, 6:30PM.

We’re linking the entire north together in live prayer meeting


All Nations Church hosts an evening of prayer, anointing and worship with internet participants across mid-Northern Ontario via Kfm Christian Radio

Sunday, November 5

On site venue @All Nations Church       St. Raphael Street   (off Vanhorne/off Howey Drive)

Pray for Ascent our evening of prayer and praise. Pray the God would be present in a powerful way as we pray for the sick and unite the entire north through radio in prayer 

All are welcome to be present or to participate through Christian radio    Kfm

  1. “Building the Buzz”  |November 6  | Sudbury

The Social Planning Council and NOAH Community Hub invites anyone interested in building community to come to "Building the Buzz" Monday November 6th 2017 1960 Paris Street Building  C.

6:00 p.m.

Let’s talk about how we can work together and support each other.

Following the discussion, the Social Planning Council will hold its Annual General Meeting.

You are welcome to the discussion and the meeting, or whichever one you prefer.

RSVP by November 2nd

By contacting Giulia Carpenter
(705)675-3894 extension 200

  1. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |November 6 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  |November 6 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.  “TRULY AND HUMBLY” Documentary Film Launch  |November 7  |Sudbury

 Tues. Nov 7th @ 7pm

at St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street.

In 1986, over 500 delegates and 2,000 guests gathered on the Laurentian campus as Huntington Universityhosted the 31st General Council of the United Church of Canada. The meeting concluded with the first apology to Indigenous people in Canada by any institution and the building of a memorial cairn at Laurentian. “Truly and Humbly” traces people’s memories of this historical event. The film orchestrates a meditation upon the meaning of apology and the call for action thereafter. It treats the history as a prelude to Canada’s journey towards reconciliation. 

  1.  Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops  |Nov. 7-Dec. 8  |Sudbury, Espanola, Little Current, Noelville

Please see below for a list of our upcoming Bridges out of Poverty workshops:
November 7th:   3-hour workshop – Sudbury – Sudbury & District Health Unit - 9:00am
November 15th: 6-hour workshop – Little Current  - Noojmowin-teg Health Centre - 9:00am
November 21st: 6-hour workshop – Noëlville - Noëlville Arena - 9:00am
November 30th: 6-hour workshop – Sudbury - St. Albert’s Learning Centre - 9:00am
December 6th: 3-hour workshop – Sudbury - TBD – 9:00am
December 8th: 6-hour workshop – Espanola - Pinewood Inn– 9:00am

All dates and registration can be found on EventBrite. Registration is required for attendance.

About Bridges out of Poverty®
Bridges out of Poverty® is a training initiative with the broad goal of increasing awareness about poverty and inspiring compassion and a commitment to poverty reduction. Bridges out of Poverty® is built on the idea that everyone in a community has a role to play in poverty reduction. Participants are invited to look at poverty differently through these interactive workshops. Workshops are available to anyone interested in learning more about the social and economic impacts that poverty has on individuals in our community.
Bridges out of Poverty® workshops will help participants understand:
•         the causes and impacts of poverty on families
•         the hidden rules of economic groups
•         the importance of building relationships
Workshops are currently being offered by trained facilitators from the Sudbury & District Health Unit, Our Children, Our Future, and Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury.
Workshops are offered in 3-hour introductory and 6-hour in-depth sessions.

Dana Wilson, BES, MA, PhD
Manager, Health Equity
Resources, Research, Evaluation and Development Division
Sudbury & District Health Unit l 1300 Paris Street l Sudbury, Ontario l P3E 3A3
T: 705.522.9200 ext. 498 l F: 705.677.9200

You Can Create Change! Watch our latest video: YouTube
No one should be at risk of poor health because of their social and economic situations.

  1.  St. Alban’s Christmas Tea/Bazaar  |November 11  |Capreol
34 Dennie Street, Capreol

1-3:00 pm on Saturday, November 11

Tea Table/Bake Table/Touch ‘n’ Take Table/Jewellery

Admission Cost:   $5.00

“Your company is our pleasure”

  1.  4th Annual Banquet for Rwanda | November 11 |Sudbury

Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Ecole Secondaire Macdonald-Cartier, Lasalle Blvd.

All profits will go to Inzira y’Urumuri/Le chemin de Lumiere

This banquet will help fund the construction of a 1st Grade class for a school in Rwanda. Three kindergtarten classes  have been completed!

Tickets: $35 for adults, $20 for students; $15 for children

To get tickets contact: Noreen Barbe : 705-694-5335,; or Marie Ntaganda at 705-923-0807,

  1.  Christmas Tea  |November 12  |Hanmer

The CWL of St. Kevin’s Parish invites you to a Christmas tea that will be held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

November 12, 2017

at the Centennial Arena in Hanmer.

 Admission is free

  1. Holy Redeemer Fall Dinner  |November 12  |Minnow Lake

H.R. Fall Dinner Sunday Nov. 12th

Join us for a “Fall Dinner” as we continue into our PHASE ll Raise the Roof — Building Fund Campaign!

Menu: Roast Pork; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Mix Vegetables; Salad; Apple Sauce; Pie & Ice Cream; Tea/Coffee

Cost: Adults $16 - Child $8 - Tickets Now on Sale!

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer’s K of C and the PPC

  1.  Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign – Kfm Christian Radio  |November 13  |New Sudbury

Shoe boxes and instructions for what to put in them can be picked up at Kfm Christian Radio Station on Lasalle Blvd.

Please return the filled shoe boxes to the K Radio Station by November 13th

  1.  Orientation for Kettle Volunteers – Salvation Army  |November 16  |Sudbury

Thursday, November 16 @ 10am -- Orientation for Kettle Volunteers at 634 Notre Dame
If you're interested in volunteering at the Kettles this Christmas give our office a call at 705-673-5893.

Anney Summerfield
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. St. Luke's Christmas luncheon  |November 18  |Minnow Lake
(1520 Bancroft Dr.,parking on Barry St.).

Sat. Nov. 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults,$5 for children,under 3 free.

 Lunch includes homemade soup ,sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea

Features:   Bake table, bazaar table, silent auction. Raffle for gift baskets

 with proceeds going to the United Church's mission and service fund.

  1.  The Sound of Worship  |November 18 & 19  |  Val Caron

Saturday, November 18, The Sound of Worship with Minister Ruth Dante and Pastor Anthony Aigle

at 6:30 pm and again Sunday November 19
th at 10:30 am at Restoration Church.

For further information     

1621 Valleyview Road, Val Caron

Come and be blessed!

  1.  Installation of “Honorary Assistant”  |November 19  |Sudbury
Sunday, November 19th at 10:30 am, Installation of the Rev. Rhonda Hirst, Chaplain at Health Sciences North, as "Honorary Assistant" of the Church of the Epiphany.

85 Larch Street

Everyone welcome
+Tom Corston

  1.  Restorative Justice Week  |November 19-26  |Greater Sudbury
Greetings All!
For the first time in the history of Greater Sudbury, November 19-26, 2017, has been declared as Restorative Justice Week by the Mayor's Office.
This is a chance to start a conversation about Restorative Justice not only in the Corrections Sector but in many areas.
I look forward to meeting you at one of the gatherings.

Sunday, Nov. 19 (10am) – Restorative Justice Worship Service
Valleyview Community Church, 2891 Martin Rd. Blezard Valley

Sunday, Nov. 19 (12:15pm) – Luncheon/Information Session ($2)
Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch St. Sudbury

Thursday, Nov. 23 (7pm) – Restorative Justice Information Night
St. Kevin’s Church, 4610 St. Thérèse St. Val Thérèse

Saturday, Nov. 25 (8:30am) – Men’s Breakfast & story from parolee
Restoration Church, 1621 Valleyview Rd. Val Caron

Sunday, Nov 26 (10am) – Restorative Justice Worship Service
All People’s United Church, 400 Antwerp Ave. Sudbury

At each Church service, there will be a Speaker to inform us about Restorative Justice, and how faith in Jesus has transformed lives.

For more information call Donna Scott at 705-470-5860

Rev. Donna Scott,   FCRP  Co-ordinator/Team Leader
Bridges of Canada
Corporate Office
440 York St.
Fredericton N.B.
E3B 3P7

  1.  100th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Silent Auction  |November 24th  |Sudbury

The Church of Christ the King is celebrating their Centennial Jubilee with the 100th Anniversary Gala

at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig Street,in the upper hall.

Make plans to join us.

Tickets for the event are $50.00 each and are available at the parish office or by calling 705-674-6447.

Tickets can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. Seating will be assigned.
Make arrangements to attend the dinner with family and friends to reserve your seating together.

  1. New Life Christian Center Women’s Day  |November 25  |Chelmsford

New Life Christian Center Women’s Day

Featuring: Aimee Chada “SheSpeaks Canada”

SheSpeaks is a women's event that emphasizes the necessity of building a culture of connection.

Saturday November 25th, 2017

4032 Regional Road 35, Chelmsford

9 am- 9pm

He is the Potter, We are the clay
Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand”.

About Speaker- Aimee Chada:
I'm a voice calling Christian women to arise & shine in their God-given identity & purpose, so that they live each day fully alive, revealing the heart of God to the world around them.

Worship, Teaching, Sharing, Creating, Coffee, Treats, Prayer
Pottery, Books, Meals provided

No Charge; Women will be encouraged to seed into this growing ministry

To Register please contact -
Brenda Boudreau 705-866-0397
Joanne Fecteau 705-855-3695

  1. Sunday Morning Musical Meditation  |November 25  |Lively

Waters Mennonite Church has a special guest that will be visiting later this month and we would like to invite the wider community to a special Sunday service: Sunday Morning Musical Meditation with Bryan Moyer-Suderman on November 25, 10:45am @ Waters Mennonite Church in Lively. Here are all the details:

Event Title: Sunday Morning Musical Meditation with Bryan Moyer-Suderman
Time: 10:45am
Date: Sunday November 25
Location: Waters Mennonite Church, Lively

Event Description:
We are excited to have Bryan Moyer-Suderman of Small Tall Ministries at Waters Mennonite Church in Lively on Sunday November 25, 10:45am. Bryan is an itinerant singer/songwriter and Bible teacher who has spent the past 25 years finding creative ways to engage all ages in the scriptural drama of God’s love for the world. Known for his engaging and interactive style of speaking, teaching, and song-leading, he has been described as an Anabaptist Pete Seeger, with a gift for writing songs that are deeply scriptural, musically memorable, and readily singable! Anyone and everyone is welcome! And if you have time, stay for the potluck lunch too!


Amber Baechler

  1.  Annual Christmas Tea and Sale  |November 25  |Sudbury

Saturday, November 25 @ 11a-2p -- Annual Christmas Tea and Sale at Salvation Army   107 Lorne St

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

Ticket includes sandwiches, dessert, tea/coffee, as well as bake table, white elephant table, door prizes, and silent auction.

For more information or for advance tickets call 705-673-5893

  1.  Pastor John Shepard Speaking  |November 26  |Val Caron

Sunday November 26 at 10:30 am Pastor John Shepard speaking at Restoration Church

For further information

1621 Valleyview Road, Val Caron

  1.  Heavenly Ham Dinner  |November 26  |Sudbury

 @ 5pm: (Ecumenical Evening Prayer)
 6Pm: Dinner

This annual fundraising event is in support of All Saints Anglican Church in Coniston. In a spirit of Christian Fellowship they use our facility.

Cost: $15.00 for Adults; Children under 8yrs $5.00.

For Tickets and information: 705-693-4425 or 705-698-9200

  1.  An East Coast Family Christmas With the Ennis Sisters  |November 29  |Sudbury

7:00 pm

Cost - $25.00

Doors open at 6:15pm, Concert starts at 7:00pm

All Nations Church, 414 St. Raphael St.

Tickets $25 Cash sales only.

Available at All Nations Church, Long and McQuade, 255 King Street, and Dynamic Insurance, 1769 Regent St.

Location:  All Nations church, 414 St. Raphael Street,  P3B 1M4         705 673 6110   

  1.  Advent Retreat at Villa Loyola – Leo’s Nard  - Fragrances, hues and textures from Leonard’s Garden  |Dec. 1, 2, 3  |South End Sudbury

4951 Long Lake Road, Sudbury ON P3G 1K9
705-522-3502 Fax : 705-522-7872

Theme: Leo’s Nard: Fragrances, hues and textures from Leonard’s Garden

Leonard Cohen, the iconic Canadian singer and poet, died on Monday November 7th, 2016. He left behind a life-line! His life-line is made of poetry, quotes, music
and doodles! In this retreat we will avail of Cohen’s poetry and music, hoping that his words and sounds will wake us up, snapping us out of our idleness and unconsciousness, into a possible new way forward.

Dates: From Friday December 1 (7pm) to
Sunday December 3 (1pm) 2017

Director: Fr. Philip Chircop, S.J.

Cost: $230.00 live-in/$130.00 commute

Registration: Call 705-522-3502 ext, 0 Monday to Friday or by email at

  1. Wanup Chapel Christmas Service with Potluck Dinner  |December 3   |Wanup

Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side

                                 EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

CHURCH – Sunday, December 3rd/17 – Christmas Service with   Potluck dinner
Bible Study resuming in January 2018.


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

  1.  Christmas Dinner  |December 3  |New Sudbury

Sponsored by The K of C of St-Dominique
Time: 4 :30 to 6 p.m.

all our welcome at the church hall—1241, Diane St.

Menu : turkey, meat pies, oven rice, vegetables, mash potatoes, dessert, ta, coffee & juice

Cost : 15 $ for adults/ 5 $ for children 12 and under

There are only 210 tickets available ! Buy yours now to not be disappointed! For advance tickets, call Gilles or Eva at 705-693-5947

  1.  Heart and Soul Christmas Concert  |December 3  |Sudbury

7:30 pm

Cost:  $18

Location:  All Nations church, 414 St. Raphael Street,  P3B 1M4         705 673 6110   

  1.  Joey Niceforo Seasonal Concert  |December 7  |Sudbury

7:30 p.m.

Cost:  $40

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:30pm

General Admission Tickets Dibrina Box Office, Sudbury Theatre Centre             705-674-8381  |

Location of Concert:    All Nations church, 414 St. Raphael Street,  P3B 1M4         705 673 6110   

  1.  Sudbury Singers Christmas Concert – When A Child is Born  |December 10  |Sudbury


Sunday December 10, 2017
@ 2 pm

Church of Christ the King

General Admission: Cash   donation
Partial funds to support the Maison McCulloch Hospice

  1.  Christmas Gala  |December 17  |Sudbury

All Nations Church Annual Christmas Gala will be held on December 17th

Details to follow

  1.  The Living Nativity  |December 20-24  |Sudbury

All Nations Church gifts The Living Nativity to residents annually

7:30 – 8:00 pm          each night         December 20-24th          outside Science North

All are welcome!        Dress warmly!

  1.  Christmas Eve Service – Salvation Army  |December 24  |Sudbury

Sunday, December 24 @ 11a -- Christmas Eve Service at 107 Lorne St
Join us for a special Christmas worship service!

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

Prayer & Praise

  1.  Fervent Prayer Request re: two defining moments in Supreme Court of Canada

There will be two defining moments in November.   Both could profoundly re-shape religious freedom in Canada.

On November 2, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case to determine whether Canadian courts have jurisdiction in the internal decisions of churches.

Then, beginning November 30, the Supreme  Court will hear two cases involving the refusal of the law societies in B.C. and Ontario to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school because of TWU’s Community Covenant which requires students to refrain from sexual intimacy outside of a heterosexual marriage.

Within the same month, the freedom of all Canadians to express, exercise and associate on the basis of their faith will be challenged twice.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada covets our prayer support as well as our much needed financial support for these upcoming cases.    The outcome of these cases will ultimately have an impact on the ability of religious organizations, including evangelical ones, to preserve their unique religious character without outside interference or fear of reprisals.

For further information,

  1.  Praise and Prayer for Community Church of the Way

Sudbury Community Church + Church of the Way have combined to form Community Church of the Way

1325 Bellevue Avenue, Minnow Lake, Greater Sudbury

Pastors are:

Cliff Hodgson        Mobile:  705 562 3698     Home:  705 897 3698
Jack Dominique    Email:        Mobile:  705 665 3481
Gerry Morin          Email:      Home:  705 524 3579

Service time is10:30 a.m. and Prayer at  6:30 p.m.
Bible study Wednesdays commences September 6

Communion Service + Fellowship Lunch is held on the first Sunday of every month

  1.  Praise for Nord500North

Praise the Lord for the leaders and Christians who came together in Greater Sudbury to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and to consider how we can mend denominational fences and move forward, together, to be ambassadors for Jesus and do His work in our churches and communities.

We thank God, also, for the 200 who attended the 2-day Conference and historic joint common prayer service that was held on Sept. 21st.

History was made as a result of the decision to work together as fellow believers, and the participation of Indigenous Christians.

May these experiences be used by God to break down barriers among Christians, work with Indigenous people for reconciliation, and show the world the love of Jesus, through our love for each other.

Editor’s Note:  If you want to learn more about the Protestant Reformation, Pastor Jeremy Mahood has a 5 part series that he presented in September at All Nations Church.   It is available to watch online at

  1.  Thanks and Praise for Knights of Columbus Council 1387

Knights of Columbus Council 1387 supports more than 20 charities in the Sudbury Area with the assistance of Bingo One and other council fundraising events.
We are proud to support, annually, Elgin Street Mission with a donation of five hundred dollars.
Elgin Street Mission is open seven days a week to assist the poor and unfortunate in our community.

  1.  THE CALL TO PRAYER – Ears to Hear – Networking Canada’s Prayer Ministries

500 Years— Nov 1st is the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, where the Church was restored to the gospel, to the scriptures, to being justified by faith alone. There is much prophetic discernment that a new reformation, a new restoration is coming where the gospel will again be revealed in purity and power. Let’s cry out for this!
Unity— 500 years ago, the Church began to split. Pray now for all the powerful interdenominational initiatives leading the Church towards unity to thrive. Contend that we will be one, without compromising essential truths. Pray that this spirit of unity flows into the daily life of the Canadian Church. May families, congregations, regions, all see an increase of unity. 
Come Holy Spirit— This is also a time to cry out, as the disciples did in the upper room, for the Holy Spirit to come in a fresh way, in a greater measure.
Universities— Pray for Canada’s universities, that God’s truth will become more and more prevalent on campuses. Pray for effective apologetics, for Christian professors, and for softened hearts to receive truth. Continue to pray for Youth Alpha.
Discipleship— Intercede for all who have come to faith but have not yet truly become disciples of Jesus. Pray for a great awakening of a passion to be disciples.

Stay Connected          
Box 32114, Langley, BC ·     Network of Canadian Prayer Ministries

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


Special Requests

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

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

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

  1.  Sudbury Police looking for spiritual leaders
The Greater Sudbury Police Service invites community members and organizations interested in participating on the Greater Sudbury Police Service Spiritual Team to submit an application.

"Through the input received from a recent internal diversity census, the Greater Sudbury Police Service is looking to create a spiritual team to provide support to our members, as well as participate in community events as an extension of the service," the service states in a release.

"We are seeking to create a multi-dimensional, volunteer spiritual team that will be comprised of a group of religious, pastoral and spiritual leaders."

The spiritual team will be available to:

- Provide spiritual care.

- Support members and their families.

- Deliver inspirational messages to the service.

n- Assist with critical incident stress debriefing.

- Conduct invocations at service functions as requested.

- Organize and conduct events designed to enhance morale and well-being of service members and their families.

- Counsel members in response to stress or family crisis.

- Accompany a police officer to assist with notification of sudden death by suicide, natural causes or serious injury of members if requested.

- Visit with sick or injured members at their house or in the hospital.

- Participate in ceremonial events.

- Offer gratitude at special occasions.

- Act as a liaison with local ministerial associations and on matters pertaining to the moral, spiritual, or religious beliefs.

- Perform weddings, baptisms, funerals and other important events.

- Be available to participate in ride-along programs to better understand the needs of the community and members of the police service.

The spiritual team will maintain strict confidentiality in their affiliation with members unless required by law to report a concern for the safety of the member or safety of others.

The police service says it is seeking individuals who embody values of respect, inclusivity, courage, and honesty to serve in this capacity.

"We look forward to having leaders of diverse faiths and backgrounds become a part of our spiritual team."

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter summarizing their interest in being involved and resume, as well as a completed Spiritual Team Application Form, no later than Nov. 14 to:

Greater Sudbury Police Service

Attention: Carrie-Lynn Hotson

Manager of Human Resources and Professional Development

190 Brady St.

Sudbury, Ont.

P3E 1C7

The Greater Sudbury Police Service thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered will be contacted.

Provincial News

Alberta gov’t: ‘Unacceptable’ for Catholic schools to uphold Biblical sexuality

EDMONTON, Alberta, October 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) –

National News

  1. Update on Federal Government of Canada Bill C-51 – a threat to religious liberty for clergy in Canada
  1.  October 31, 2017       EFC Leaders at Justice Committee Meeting on Bill C-51
The EFC continues to call on the federal government to maintain legal protections for worship services and clergy in the Criminal Code. Bill C-51 would remove these specific religious protections leaving only general ones. Read the EFC’s oral comments or written brief to the Justice Committee, delivered yesterday by EFC President Bruce Clemenger and Public Policy Director Julia Beazley. Your call or email to your MP to ask for Bill C-51 to keep protection for religious gatherings can make a difference. See the EFC’s sample letter on Bill C-51.

For further information:  Evangelical Fellowship of Canada website

  1.  CCCB  Intervention of Bill C-51
CCCB – Ottawa)... The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) intervened on 30 October 2017 before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights concerning clause 14 of Bill C-51, "An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Another Act". Under clause 14, the Bill proposes the removal of Section 176 (1, 2, 3) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which currently makes it an indictable offence to obstruct or cause violence to an officiating clergyman or minister as well as to disturb religious worship or gatherings. The oral interventions were brought forward by the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the CCCB and His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. The two Bishops were accompanied by Mr Bruce F. Simpson, a partner with Barnes Sammon LLP specialized in criminal law.

Further to a written Brief which the CCCB had earlier submitted to the Standing Committee, Bishop Gendron and Cardinal Collins in their oral presentations raised a number of concerns regarding the protection of religious freedom in Canada in connection with the proposal to remove section 176 of the Criminal Code. The Bishops urged that Bill C-51 be amended in order to retain section 176 for the following reasons:

For full details, please go to:

  1.  From REAL Women of Canada
Proposed Omnibus Bill C-51 removes a section in the Criminal Code that has protected a clergyman or minister from assault or harassment in connection with the performance of his duties. Christian worship services are open to the public.  If people are disruptive or disrespectful, the clergy should have the legal right to demand that they leave the premises. This right will be removed under Bill C-51.  This bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Details of our petition can be found on our website HERE.


Pauline Guzik
National President

Editor’s Note:  Pauline Guzik is a resident of North Bay

REAL Women of Canada is a voice for women and men who uphold the traditional values of womanhood, marriage, family, parenting and the value and dignity of human life.  For the past 34 years we have worked tirelessly to defend and promote pro-family views in the courts, government and media

  1.  Catholic Bishops’ Response to Bill C-16

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

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

Read more

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

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

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

Read more

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

  1.  Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Update
Please access the latest news and newsletter at             for excellent information:

  • Canadian Mental health Association Opposes Euthanasia for Psychiatric Reasons
  • American College of Physicians Opposes Assisted Suicide
  • YouTube video – interview with Candice Lewis (25), whose doctors pressured her to die by euthanasia
  • Entangled 1 – abuse experienced by a woman with dementia
  • Entangled 2 – why opposition to euthanasia
  • USB Flash drive available – research and information
  • “Fatal Flaw” video in production – financial support requested to complete it

International News

U.S. Christians and their ‘dogma’ are under siege. Here’s what they can do about it

….. Two women. Two different stories. Read collectively, they tell Americans all they need to know about the dark path this nation is walking down when it comes to religion and politics: Those whose religious beliefs advance the politically correct cause of the day (often championed by liberalism) are welcomed as prophets while those whose religious beliefs advance the Kingdom of God are deemed outcasts….

Full article at:

Financial Support Requests

  1. Community Emergency Fund

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

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

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

For further information, please contact:

Annette J. Reszczynski  H.B.A. M.A.
Senior Social Planner
Social Planning Council of Sudbury
30 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, ON. P3C 5E1
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.  C-Fam Requests Financial & Prayer Support Re: Upcoming Resolution at the United Nations

UN Committee About to Exclude Unborn Children From Human Rights Protections

                                                                                2 a.m. October 30, 2017

Dear Friend of the Friday Fax,

I am hopping mad. UN radicals are on the verge of explicitly excluding the unborn child from the “right to life” clause of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

This treaty is perhaps the most important human rights treaty in history. The treaty actually says all human beings have the right to life. And now, the committee that oversees this treaty is about to say this applies to everyone EXCEPT THE UNBORN CHILD!

The Committee will also say that women have a right to abortion that cannot be changed!

Dear friend, this is the most massive attack on the unborn child in the history of the United Nations.

C-Fam and other pro-life groups have submitted more than 100 statements against this abomination. Many delegations to the UN have spoken in opposition. Sadly some key delegations have been silent.

Even so, we can still win this. We can still turn this around.

C-Fam will be submitting a petition with more than 80,000 signatures in opposition to this wicked, indeed evil plan.


Amassed against us are all the powers of the earth; powerful members states of the UN, multi-billion-dollar foundations, the European Union, wealthy and bloodthirsty groups like International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Center for Reproductive Rights and so many more.

But we can win this. We cannot do it, though, without your fervent prayers right now. And we cannot carry on this fight without your sacrificial gift and we need it right now.

Our coffers are bare. Please go to and give the most you have ever given to us. Do it now. And send this to your pro-life friends.

The times are desperate. You are needed right now. Pray right now.

Yours sincerely,

Austin Ruse
Publisher/Friday Fax

PS We will report to you the moment we know what this committee does.



  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.

  1.  Hats & Mitts for Children & Youth being collected

Sudbury Downtown Churches Association

  1.  g Brothers/Big Sisters

Shoe Box Campaign for Local Children & Youth

Media Marvels

  1. Together in Faith Campaign – support for Catholic Education

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

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

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

  1.  The Stranger

  A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our
small town.  From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting
newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family.  The stranger was
quickly accepted and was around from then on.  As I grew up, I never
questioned his place in my family.  In my young mind, he had a special niche.
My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and
Dad taught me to obey.  But the stranger...  was our storyteller.   He would
keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always
knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able
to predict the future!   He took my family to the first major league ball
game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped
talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind. Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly
while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say,
and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever
prayed for the stranger to leave.) Dad ruled our household with certain moral
convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.
Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home – not from us, our friends
or any visitors.    Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter
words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad
didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try
it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes
distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments
were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing..  I
now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly
by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he
was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.   More than fifty years have
passed since the  stranger moved in with our family.  He has blended right in
and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk
into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his
corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his
pictures. His name?.... We just call him 'TV.
 He has a wife now....we call her 'Computer.' 
Their first child is "Cell Phone". Second child "I Pod " And JUST BORN A FEW
YEARS AGO WAS a Grandchild: IPAD

  1.  Announcing the winners of The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing!
The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing was designed to help give voice to individuals and communities of faith while re-awakening Canadians to the powerful truth, goodness, and beauty that belief brings into our shared lives.

Today we are honoured to present the winners for each category!
WINNER: "Saint 148" by Brandon Trotter
RUNNER UP: "Easter Water" by Susan Fish

WINNER: "Please Find Yourself a Space" by Rowda Mohamud
RUNNER UP: "Loss Sonnets" by Shane Neilson

Read more about this inaugural event as covered by CBC Books and Convivium!

We would like to take this moment to thank each and every person who took the time to join us at our evening reception at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Special thanks to keynote speakers, Canada's 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and St. Michael's College Principal Randy Boyagoda!

Have you had an opportunity to read all of the shortlisted entries? Click here to read the impressive sweep of this year's shortlist.

The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing is a bi-annual literary prize. We look forward to sharing details about the next prize soon.

Learn more about The Ross & Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing Reception by checking out some of our media coverage on CBC, Convivium, and the Globe and Mail.

  1.  “Light Unshackled” – 4 part series on the Protestant Reformation

October 31, 2017 is the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Take in the history of this event with the 4 part series called "Light Unshackled".

We travel to 11 countries and uncover the stories of courageous men and women who changed the World forever. But the reason for the Reformation has been almost forgotten. You will see how the story of the Reformation impacts YOU today.

In the series, we explore:

Why was the Reformation Needed?
What motivated the Reformers to stand against the powers of their day?
What were the life goals of Martin Luther and William Tyndale?
How does the Reformation continue today?

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

Words of Wisdom

  1.  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,
      Almighty God

  1.  500 Years Ago – Monsignor Jim Hutton, Sudbury

OCT. 31, 1517 – OCT. 31, 2017

500 years of DIVISION when Martin Luther called for a reform of the Catholic Church. It took 450 years for the Catholic Church to start breaking down the
walls and barriers that emerged in the 16th century.

The event that started a dialogue with Christian communities that emerged from 1517 is THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL 1963-1965.
Since then, the Catholic Church has promoted and been involved in many DIALOGUES with other separated Christians. Many good results and
attitudes have emerged.

We have not yet arrived at the unity we know Jesus wants but we are certainly on the way!

On Tues. Oct. 31st we recalled the start of the 1517 Protestant Reformation. For the last 50 years many divided Christian communities are
working and praying together for the healing of our divisions and incomplete communion in the Lord.


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