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TROUTER’S SPECIAL

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FUNDRAISING: Our fundraising ability has been seriously diminished over the past number of months due to Covid 19 restrictions. We have had to put the Trouter’s Special ON HOLD for now. There are still over 300 tickets left to sell to meet our goal from last years draw. I realize that many of you have already purchased and sold tickets. However, if you are able to take another ticket or more tickets to sell, please call Regina at the parish office or email at home@stpatrickschurch.ca Arrangements will be made to collect the monies either by dropping it in the mailbox or by returning stubs and money once the restrictions have been lifted. We will notify everyone once the draws are permitted to proceed.

Where is God in the Middle of this Pandemic?

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WHERE IS GOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC?

 

If you have been asking questions about how to make meaning in these uncharted waters that we are in, you are not alone. If you’ve asked where God is, or how you might hear God’s voice, others are asking the same questions.

If you would like to take part in an online discussion about your own experiences and how it all relates to God and faith, the Redemptorist Adult Faith Formation Team (Fr. Tony Bidgood, CSsR, Fr. David Louch, CSsR and Anne Walsh) would like invite you to a virtual Zoom gathering of people who want to share their thoughts, questions and faith.

 

Simply email us at the following address:

 

rafftcssr@gmail.com

 

and the Redemptorist Adult Faith Formation Team will contact you about how to connect to the virtual discussion.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Peace!

 

Message from the Archbishop

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Message from the Archbishop

May 7, 2020

RE: Precautions during the time of Alert Level 4

 Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s:

At the April 30th Newfoundland Covid-19 briefing it was tentatively announced that the province will move to Alert Level 4 on Monday May 11th.

 

At Alert Level 4, it will still be everyone’s responsibility to follow the Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels and to stay home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.  However, gatherings at funerals, burials, and weddings will be expanded to 10 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained.  Visitations and wakes will remain prohibited.

 

In consultation with the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and ensuring that we adhere to the Special Measures Orders of the Department of Public Health, the following decisions regarding pastoral ministry and public worship have been made for the time period that this province is at Alert Level 4:

  1. All people of the Archdiocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
  2. All churches are to remain closed to the public.
  3. Access to diocesan and parish administrative buildings will be limited to staff and those individuals conducting essential repairs (social distancing protocols to be followed in their dealings with staff).
  4. Diocesan and parish meetings involving non-staff members are to be hosted virtually or postponed.
  5. “Private” celebrations of funerals, weddings and baptisms may take place in the church within the context of a Liturgy of the Word service (i.e. no Mass) provided that:
  6. No more than 10 people are present including the celebrant.
  7. Safe distancing protocols are adhered to.
  8. Before the celebration begins, a list of the names of those present is obtained (in case needed for contact tracing).
  9. In the case of a baptism, the celebrant wears a facemask for those parts of the celebration where physical distancing cannot be maintained and wears a glove when performing the anointings.

At the May 5th meeting of the Presbyteral Council a subcommittee was formed to review all the Alert Levels and to prepare recommendations regarding pastoral ministry and public worship at each level.

We are being told that it may still be a long while until this pandemic is behind us and things are back to “normal”.  In the mean time, I ask that you please join with me in praying for serenity in dealing with our present situation, for courage in facing the challenges that confront us, for charity in reaching out to those in need and for steadfast faith in God’s goodness and love.

Sincerely yours in the Risen Lord,

+Peter Hundt

Archbishop of St. John’s, NL

Thank you from Father Ray

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To all family, friends and parishioners, I extend heartfelt gratitude for your many well wishes and prayerful support as I celebrated 34 years of Priesthood yesterday. I was overwhelmed by your many expressions of love and encouragement. I would like to thank you each individually but there are just too many of you!!!!! I will remember you in my prayers. Thanks again! Fr. Ray

Emmaus House Foodbank

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Did you know that St. Patrick’s Parish is part of a cooperative of 5 city parishes that operate Emmaus House Foodbank?
Every Thursday these volunteers from our parish work diligently to stock the shelves with your donations and then distribute them to those in our community we serve to support.
If you would like to support our parish ministry programs during COVID 19 you can mail your monetary donations to: St. Patrick’s Parish, 6 Patrick Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 2S7

NOTICE OF TENDER

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“The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s is inviting all interested parties to bid on the tender for: ‘Burial Plot Opening/Closing and Ground Maintenance in Cemeteries’. All interest parties can obtain copies of the tender documents by sending an Email to ‘cemetery@rcsj,org’ or by contacting the cemetery operations office at 730 8752 or 691 6620. Tenders close on Friday May 29, 2020. All details and requirements for bidding are contained with the tender documents. “

 

Archbishop’s Message for National Volunteer Week 2020

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Archbishop’s Message for National Volunteer Week 2020

Dear Volunteers of the Archdiocese of St. John’s and its Parishes,

As we celebrate Volunteer Week, I am pleased to have this opportunity to offer my sincere gratitude and thanks to all of you.  Your kindness and generosity of spirit are a wonderful blessing to Archdiocese, its parishes and the innumerable people who benefit from your enthusiastic and self-sacrificing volunteer service.

Today, I offered the live streamed Mass that I celebrated at the Basilica in gratitude for your ministry, praying for God’s blessings upon you and all your loved ones, especially during these challenging and uncertain times.

With gratitude and best wishes for God’s blessings upon you always, I remain,

Yours in the Risen Lord,

 

+Peter Hundt

Archbishop of St. John’s, NL

NTV – Mass

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Join us on Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. as Father Wayne Dohey celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Parish in Mount Pearl.  At a time when we are not able to physically come together to partake in the Eucharist, we have the good fortune of being able to celebrate the Mass through our local television station, NTV.  We welcome and invite everyone to join with us as we virtually journey together to encounter Christ, the Risen Lord, this holy Easter season.

 

How Can I Donate?

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We have received many calls asking, “How can we get our offertory collection to the Parish each
week”?

To date we have three ways that you can donate:
1. You can drop your collection in the drop box of the parish office
2. You can register for direct debit by completing this attached form (Click Here) and returning it by email or by
dropping it in our drop box at the parish office. If you have any questions on this option, please
call the parish office at 754-1195.
3. You can mail your donation to: St. Patrick’s Parish, 6 Patrick Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 2S7

New Daily Mass Link!

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We have moved the link for daily Mass for you. At the top of the webpage, we have provided a ink that says “Watch Daily Mass.”  Click on that link and you will see the daily Mass page!  We hope this makes access to daily Mass easier for everyone.

Please feel free to share our Parish link with others, as well as the daily Mass link.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words of appreciation and support as we continue to provide daily Mass online.

God Bless!

Donating and Supporting our Parish during COVID-19

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To keep our parishioners and community safe we have not gathered in our church building since March 15. The expenses of our parish have continued, while the passing of our collection plate has not.

We so very much appreciate and depend upon the generosity and support of our parishioners and those who pray with us. In order for us to continue the work of our parish, our ministries to the community, and support of Emmaus House Food Bank we are asking for those who can to send in their envelopes or donations through the mail to our parish office please.

Our mailing address is:
St. Patrick’s Parish
6 Patrick Street
St. John’s, NL
A1E 2S7

Thank you to those who have delivered or mailed donations to the Parish office.

For information on regular automatic donation programs please call our office at 754-1195.

Please subscribe to our parish email list to receive notifications of upcoming virtual masses and celebrations at www.email.stpatrickschurch.ca

Father Patrick Power R.I.P.

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Thursday April 9, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Our Pastor, Father Patrick Power entered his eternal rest last evening. Father Pat was a faithful priest who gave his life unselfishly in service of God’s people in the Archdiocese of St. John’s. His dedicated service and priestly ministry will be a treasured memory in the hearts of the parishioners of St. Patrick’s and St. John Bosco Parishes and indeed to parishioners in the many parishes where Father Pat ministered. Heartfelt condolences are extended to Father Power’s family, to His Grace Archbishop Peter Hundt, the priests of the Archdiocese, friends, and all parishioners of the Archdiocese. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Details regarding Father Power’s Funeral Arrangements will be provided when they become available.

God bless you all and thank you for your love, support and prayers during Father Power’s illness. As he always said to me, “tell the people thanks for their prayers.”

In Christ the crucified and risen Lord, whose victory we celebrate this Holy Week, may Father Pat Power receive “the crown of Righteousness reserved for him.”

(2 Timothy 4:8) Amen. Well done good and faithful servant!

Father Ray Earle

Administrator