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Parish Picnic - Sunday, September 10, 2017

posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:22 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

 

Hope to see you at the

Parish Potluck Picnic

Sunday, September 10th

noon to 5 pm, 

Drummond Park, Fulford Harbour.

 

Various drinks will be provided, including coffee/water, juice and pop. The hope is to have corn-on-the-cob too. Bring your own plates and utensils, including serving utensils. Extras will also be provided, including cups. BYO chairs and/or blankets. We will also have some tables set up and extras chairs. Children's games are being planned. We hope you can be part of this gathering of our parish family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Outreach for Lady Minto ECU & Heritage Place

posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:17 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 12:16 PM ]

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Our Lady of Grace will be hosting the Christian Service at Lady Minto, ECU at 1:30 pm, followed by a Service at Heritage Place, 2:15 pm. Please consider joining us. The Service is mostly the singing of various Christian songs, with a Reading or two from the Sunday Mass of the day.

Your presence is an important way of sharing our Christian joy and faith with those who are unable to get out to their own Christian churches. Your presence helps to bring the love and life of Jesus to others, and to encounter Him in the folk there. 

Consecration of Canada

posted Jun 26, 2017, 10:18 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

The Bishops of Canada have announced that they individually will consecrate Canada to our Lady on July 1st 2017 and that this will also be done collectively during their annual meeting in September.

 Bishop Gary will be at Notre Dame Parish in Port Alberni on this occasion and will consecrate the diocese from that location on July 1st but he has asked all the pastors to also offer the consecratory prayer (adapted) on July 1st as well. 

 At  Our Lady of Grace Parish, this consecration will take place at the 5:00pm Saturday Mass, 8:00am at St. Paul’s and 10:00am at OLG, Sunday Masses.

 

Famine Relief Fund - Development & Peace

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:11 PM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 12:16 PM ]

Please Give Generously before June 30th, 2017!

In the context of this famine relief fundraising, the Canadian government is matching donations made by individuals Canadians (including parishes and schools) to an eligible registered Canadian charity, supporting famine relief efforts

during the period of March 17, 2017 and June 30th, 2017.

Each matched dollar is placed in the Famine Relief Fund.

Please give generously before June 30th, 2017!

Toll Free: 1-888-234-8533

Online: www.devp.org

By mail: 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor Montréal, Québec Canada, H3G 1T7

Operation Baby Bottle

posted May 4, 2017, 11:26 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 10:10 AM ]

 
Mothers Day to Father’s Day
 May 14 - June 18, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Baby Bottle Operation. The campaign has now ended and we were able to raise: $________ for the 

We believe that every baby is a precious gift from God!

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE IN CANADA

posted May 4, 2017, 11:09 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated May 4, 2017, 11:15 AM ]

9:00 am, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
, a Mass for the intention of Palliative Care in Canada and the success of the petition for this care will be held at Our Lady of Grace.
There is a pressing need for all Canadians to have greater accessibility to Palliative Care. It is even more urgent now since euthanasia/assisted suicide is now a legal fact in Canada. It’s up to us to influence the government to provide an alternative to assisted death. Palliative Care allows people who are facing death to receive the love and support that respects their human dignity both physically and spiritually. Nationally the CWL is 90,000 persons strong, and is heard by the government. Their mission now is to continue to approach the government for greater resources for palliative care, so that every person would have the right it. The League invites all people of faith to join together during the National Hospice Palliative Care Week to pray for the success of their mission. We will be joining with Canadians from the Maritimes to British Columbia, all of whom will be praying for the success of the movement to have greater access to the love shown in palliative care in Canada.  

Please join your fellow Canadians and parishioners in this massive effort.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND - THIS IS IMPORTANT.   THANK YOU.

 

Inter Gulf Islands Pilgrimage - May 10, 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 11:35 AM by OurLadyofGrace   [ updated May 4, 2017, 11:58 AM ]

About 9:00 to 10:30am

Meet at Our Lady of Fatima Church, where members of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter gather for their Masses and parish functions. They are mostly former Anglicans who came into the Catholic Church, beginning in 2012; in Victoria, that included three priests and 1 bishop. Prior to the 9:15 Mass, Fr Carl Reid, their parish administrator, will give us an orientation to the Mass. It is of an old, Catholic tradition and has some Anglican elements, according to special provisions made by Pope Benedict XVI.

(If you arrive before 9, you are welcome to be quietly seated in the church and take in the chanting of Matins/morning prayer.)There will be coffee after Mass, and an opportunity for questions and discussion. For more information on the

Victoria Parish of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, and directions to the church (which is across from the Commonwealth Pool)

http://www.blessedjohnhenrynewmanfellowship.ca/

To access a very good Q&A on the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter (Canada and the USA)

https://ordinariate.net/q-a

Approx. 10:40 to 11:45am

Tour of the Presentation of Christ (Ypapanti) Orthodox Church, perhaps with Father Evangelos Aravantinos (but yet to be confirmed), and of their Greek Heritage Museum, time permitting. (Admission is free). Link with more information and directions to the church (which is next to the Commonwealth Pool) 

https://www.victoriahellenicsociety.org/church

In 1054, the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches became two separate churches. Those of the Greek Orthodox faith celebrate the Divine Liturgy/Mass in the Byzantine tradition. 

For some Wikipedia information on the Greek Orthodox Church:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Church

Noon to 1:30pm (or so) 

Lunch at Romeo's, in the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, 777 Royal Oak Drive. See below for map and directions

http://dinehere.ca/victoria/romeos-broadmead

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