Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM & 7:00 PM – St. Patrick’s Church
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4th or as late as March 10th.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned.
Come join us for our Annual St. Patrick’s Social and Parish Appreciation Night on Saturday, March 18, 2017 following the 5:00 p.m. mass. Together we can share some food and sing a few Irish tunes. All are welcome.
Donations in Memory of Loved Ones
Some parishioners/friends choose, from time to time, to have donations in memory of their loved ones made to St. Patrick’s Parish (in lieu of flowers). If you are interested in this option, we can provide envelopes for donations and we will then forward a card acknowledging your kind offering in memory of the deceased to their family. Offerings made will be used to help offset costs associated with one of our many ongoing parish projects. If you require further information on this initiative, please feel free to call the parish office at 754-1195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Monies can be emailed to the parish or sent by cheque. A tax receipt will be forwarded to the donor. Thank you for choosing St. Patrick’s as your charity.
Beginning on Monday, January 9th, 2017, we will celebrate Mass on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings at 9:30 AM at the Parish Meeting Room in the Deanery. The purpose of this is to help reduce heating expenses. In the event that there is a funeral, Mass will be held in the Church. Thank you for understanding.
To avoid confusion to those who attend weekday Mass, we have decided that if the schools are closed we will cancel the 9:30 AM Mass. For the 7:00 PM Mass on Tuesday and Thursday and weekend Masses, the decision concerning Mass will be forwarded to VOCM and VOWR radio stations and our parish answering service/website will be updated.
If you wish to obtain further information concerning our Parish, please consult our weekly bulletin.
Our Annual Parish Trouter’s Special Sweep is underway for another year. Please purchase a ticket at the Parish Office or our Church at a cost of $20.00 each. WE HAVE ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT! Please support this major fundraising event by buying a ticket or help sell a ticket to your friend or family member.