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The Parish Community of St. Kevin

Served by the Holy Cross Fathers

303 Niagara Street
Welland, Ontario  L3C 1K5
905-735-5885

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September 27, 2021

Office Hours - Septemer 13, 2021

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Updated: July 17, 2021

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Mass Intentions

Mass intenions for the week may be found at the above link.

Beginning Friday, June 11th, our weekday Masses will return to one Mass per day. Our plan going forward, until you hear otherwise, is to have morning Mass on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9am, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am. We know we've had several different schedules over the past year so it might take a bit of getting used to again. Pre-registration is no longer required for weekday Masses. We won't be sending out any links on Thursday. Morning Mass usually does not exceed 40 people, so we should be well within capacity restrictions.

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 16/17, 2021

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 9/10, 2021

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 2/3 2021

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Posted: October 16, 2021
 

Two important updates as part of this quasi-bulletin.

1. "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission."

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has convoked a synod entitled, "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission," which will begin this Sunday, October 17th in each diocese across the entire Church. This synod calls for a deep reflection on our evangelization and how we can become more mission-oriented in our modern world. Bishop Bergie has explained how we might begin to approach this here in the Diocese of St. Catharines. To read Bishop Bergie's full letter, please click on the following link:

Pastoral Letter - Synod 2021

 

The prayer for the synod is as follows, and we encourage you to pray this over the course of the next year.

Adsumus Sancte Spiritus
 
We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever. Amen.

2. A Message from Notre Dame College School Regarding the 46th Annual Pilgrimage:

Sunday, October 31st would have been the traditional date of Notre Dame’s 46th Annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World. Due to continued Covid restrictions for group gatherings, this year's Pilgrimage journey will look very different from the past.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in their grade cohorts on either Tuesday, October 26th (Grades 10 and 12) or Wednesday, October 27th (Grades 9 and 11).  Each cohort will take turns gathering in Dillon Hall, then heading out for a short walk along the canal before returning to Dillon Hall for a prayer service with Fr. Jim Mulligan CSC.  Although shorter than the usual experience, this change allows the entire school community to participate.
 
This year's theme is "No More Turning Away".  Students are being reminded about the meaning of pilgrimage and how we live in solidarity with those suffering in other parts of the world.  When we are aware of the needs of others, our faith reminds us that we cannot turn away from it.  We must take action to respond in some way.  Our pilgrimage is one specific way we can do that. 

Notre Dame students are collecting funds for 3 partner organizations: the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, Yancana Huasy in Lima Peru, and the Dominican Canadian Community Development Group. These organizations are in need of our support more than ever as a result of the global pandemic. 

For the first time ever, our Pilgrimage will be paperless with registration, donations and the issuing of tax receipts all being done through an online platform. Each year many parishioners generously sponsor students. If you would still like to sponsor a specific student in the parish, or the Pilgrimage in general, please go to the Notre Dame website www.notredamecollege.ca and scroll to the Pilgrimage banner where it says ‘Donate’. This will take you directly to the Pilgrimage page on Canada Helps. It is possible to search for a registered student to directly support OR to offer a general donation to the event. Tax receipts will be issued immediately via email. Thanks so much for your support!

- The Parish Team