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New Ticket Sweep

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We are commencing a new ticket sweep at St. Patrick’s Parish.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  Great prices

1st Prize – 2,500.00 cash

2nd prize – 1,500.00 in gift cards and certificates,

3rd prize – a print by Heather Maloney, “Days Gone by”.  Valued at $500.00

Tickets are available at our Church and Parish Office.  Please consider taking some home and selling to neighbors, family and friends.  Thank you for continuing to support our fundraising efforts.

Cemetery – Southlands

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“Gate of Heaven Cemetery” – Southlands

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Archbishop Currie solemnly blessed, named and officially opened “Gate of Heaven Cemetery” in Southlands.  Archbishop Currie would like to thank everyone who sent suggestions for naming the cemetery. Directions for Gate of Heaven Cemetery … assuming you are driving west on Ruth Avenue, pass through both round-abouts in Galway, continue going past the Memorial Cemetery, until you come upon the Galway Water Tower on the left … directly across the road on the right is Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Southlands.  Over time, Gate of Heaven Cemetery will gradually blossem into the manicured grounds like all our existing cemeteries.

 

Garden Party – July 29, 2018

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GARDEN PARTY DONATIONS

Our Garden Party for this year will take place on

July 29th , 2018. To help offset costs, parishioners are

asked to consider donating new merchandise to

support our ticket spins. We need merchandise at a

value of $15.00 or $20.00 for our wheels. Please

consider donating now so that we can have plenty of

prizes for our Garden Party. You may drop your

donations off to the Parish Office at your

convenience. Thank-you!

Legion of Mary

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LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary is a spiritual association whose mission is prayer and active service for God.  This service includes visiting hospitals, senior citizens homes, funeral homes and other venues as requested.  These visits may include praying the Rosary and/or simply offering comfort to those in need.  The Legion of Mary offers prayers for those in our Parish Community as well as for all who ask for prayers.  They also distribute rosaries, medals, prayer cards and other devotional material.   They meet on Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Parish Room of St. Patrick’s Parish.  New members are always welcome.  For more information call 754-1195.

St. Patrick’s Mercy Home

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There will be a Surf or Turf Dinner and Show in support of the residents of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home.  Join us with your family, visitors and friends on Thursday, June 28th  at the Columbus Hall, 49 St. Claire Ave. Tickets  $50 (tax-in).  Call 752-8745  for tickets or information.

 

Centre for Life Walk for life

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CENTRE FOR LIFE WALK FOR LIFE

The Centre for life walk for life and family fun day will take place on Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 AM to 2:00. Walk around Mundy Pond and come back to the parish hall for fun and food. It is a great family event for all ages. Walkers can enter their names at the registration desk for a draw of gift cards valued at 100.00. The winner’s name will be drawn on July 27th Lace up your sneakers and come join a morning of music, face painting, barbecue, games and  prizes for the children.  You can have your caricature drawn by Julie! Sponsor sheets are available at the parish office, or you can call 579-1500.

This year we are adding an evening concert on June 23rd   at St. Teresa’s Hall Celebrate Family and Love.  Doors will open at 6 pm.

 

Final Draw Trouter’s Special

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St. Patrick’s Parish Trouter’s Special

Final Draw – May 16, 2018

 

1st Place                    $10,000.00              Winning #  01766

Winner:  Paul  & Darlene       Sold by Joan Curtis

2nd Prize                    $1,000.00                Winning #  00850

Winner:  George Campbell

3rd Prize                     $1,000.00                Winning #01248

Winner:  Ed Cook & Betty Noftle

4th Prize                     $1,000.00                Winning #01284

Winner:  John & Mike Hayward

5th Prize                     $1,000.00                Winning # 01985

Winner: Pat McCormick

6th Prize                     $1,000.00                Winning # 00421

Winner:  Mary Kelly

 

 

Grand in your Hand winners….

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Winner for the Month of October is Christine Tobin

Winner for the Month of November is Susan Thistle

Winner for the Month of December is Madonna MacDonald

Winner for the Month of January is Jason Tibbo

Winner for the Month of February is Ed Hunt

Winner for Month of March is John Boone

Winner for the Month of April was Anne Marie Finn

Winner for the Month of May was Harold  Doyle

Winner for the final Month of June was Judy Handrigan

Congratulations!!!!!

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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Congratulations to the following children who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Carter Edison, Alexa St. John, Rebecca Bishop, Lily Brocklehurst, Drew Williams, Aidan Cochrane-Legge, Emma Coffin & Cassandra Dirchfield

Golden Jubilee of ordination to the Priesthood

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GOLDEN JUBILEE OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

The Archdiocese of St. John’s invite you to come and celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on the special occasion of Archbishop Currie’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist at 4:00 PM. Reception to follow at The Gathering Place.  All are welcome!

Judgement finds Archdiocese not Liable

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JUDGMENT FINDS ARCHDIOCESE NOT LIABLE IN MOUNT CASHEL LAWSUIT

In a judgement released March 16, 2018, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador determined that the Archdiocese of St. John’s was not liable for abuse committed at the Mount Cashel Orphanage by certain members of the Christian Brothers religious order.

In a 174-page comprehensive ruling issued by Mr. Justice Alphonsus E. Faour, the Court carefully analysed each and every potential ground concerning liability before concluding that the evidence disclosed that the Orphanage had been operated exclusively by the Christian Brothers, and that no evidence existed that the Archdiocese had either knowledge of any widespread abuse or that it had any direct control over the Orphanage.

The Archbishop of St. John’s, Martin Currie, made the following statement:

“While the Archdiocese of St. John’s was never responsible for the operations of the orphanage or the school at Mount Cashel, we have immense sympathy for those who suffered in the past and continue to suffer, as a result of abuse.  We ask for prayers for all those involved in this sad matter.

There is no winner in this type of court case. All the Plaintiffs in this case were deeply wounded by their experience and to that extent my heart is heavy for their pain and suffering.  However, the law found the Archdiocese was neither vicariously liable nor negligent for the operation of Mount Cashel and the actions of the Christian Brothers.

This judgement has profound significance for all the parties involved.  We hope this is the end of the court process.”

Archbishop Currie says the Church has been and will continue to be there for the victims of abuse of any kind.

“We continue to move forward, focused on our daily work of building God’s kingdom through service, word and worship.”

 

Trouter’s Special Draws

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Our first draw for Trouter’s Special Draw Sweep took place today, March 14.  The winner was Paul Abbott # 01278.  Drawn by Fr. Pat Power and witnessed by Mary Skinner.  Congratulations Paul!  Still lots of chances to win.  Drop by our office and pick up a ticket.

Our second draw took place on March 21st.  The winner was Victoria, Elizabeth, Joan & Leslie Howard.  Ticket #@ 01916   Drawn by Fr. Pat Power and witnessed by Maureen O’Brien.  Congratulations!!!!!

Our third draw took place on March 28th.  The winner was Mike Lush.  Ticket # 01607.  Drawn by Fr. Pat Power and witnessed by Kelly Skinner.

Our forth draw took place on April 4th.  The winner was Stephen Coombs.  Ticket # 00336.  Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed by Regina Slaney.

Our fifth draw took place on April 11th.  The winner was Lorraine Murphy.  Ticket # 01385.  Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed by Kelly Skinner.

Our sixth draw took place on April 18th.  The winner was Bernadette & John Fifield.  Ticket # 01512.  Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed by Ronnie Doyle

Our Seventh draw took place on April 25th.  The winner was Eleanor Fitzpatrick.  Ticket # 01635.  Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed by Elizabeth Nelson.

Our Eighth draw took place on May 2nd.  The winner was Alice Brocklehurst.  Ticket # 02223. Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed   by Alex Hoskins

Our Ninth draw took place on May 9th.  The winner was Patsy Leonard.  Ticket # 00931. Drawn by Fr. Pat and witnessed by Ronald Doyle.

TROUTER’S SPECIAL SWEEP

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St. Patrick’s Parish Trouter’s Special Ticket Sweep
We are currently in the process of selling tickets for our Annual Fundraiser – Trouter’s Special. This is a major fundraiser for our Parish and covers the many expenses we have. Great prizes – 9 weekly draws of $1,000.00 commencing March 14 with the grand drawing on May 16th of 5 prizes of $1,000.00 and one draw of $10,000.00. Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at our Church and Parish Office. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket you may call 754-1195 or email home@stpatrickschurch.ca.