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ARCHBISHOP’S REQUEST FOR YOUR INPUT IN PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

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All members of the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of St. John’s are being invited to participate in a survey that will be used in developing a plan for the ongoing provision of ministries, programs and services in the Archdiocese.  Paper copies of the survey are included in your bulletin and are available at the doors of the church. The survey can also be done online by going to the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CNK9KJ

This link will also be posted to the St. Patrick’s Parish Website.  Completed paper copies may be dropped off at the Parish Office or at the registration desk at the front door of our Churches at all weekend Masses.

The Archbishop asks that all completed surveys be submitted prior to June 30, 2021.

Holy Spirit Homily Series

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Over the past three weeks, Father Fleming has given a homily series on the Holy Spirit.

The first installment of the homily series can be viewed by clicking on this link:

https://youtu.be/b76v1EtBMf8?t=1084

The second installment of the homily series can be viewed by clicking on this link:

https://youtu.be/PwaNsqiFIpw?t=1188

The third installment of the homily series can be viewed by clicking on this link:

https://youtu.be/8W688JIhDhg?t=1220

Trouter’s Special update

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The first draw of $1,000.00  will take place on Wednesday, May 26th @ 3:00 PM.  We will continue to draw for $1,000.00 each Wednesday for an additional 8 weeks until the Grand draw on July 28th at 3:00 PM.  The Grand draw will be 5 draws of $1,000.00 and 1 draw of $10,000.00.  Drop by our office to purchase a ticket.  IT MIGHT BE THE LUCKY ONE!!!!!

Updates from Development and Peace

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Development and Peace,  On Saturday, May 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm ET, there will be a National Zoom Webinar to provide you with all the national content for the Regional Assemblies. Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcOqgrzgiGdTspW6Y2-15EKEyrdbtwroe   Simultaneous translation will be provided for the National Webinar and content will be presented in an equitable balance of both official languages. A link to the draft agenda will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you register. This will be a first for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada to proceed in this way, i.e. to be united across the country for a national gathering, and we appreciate your collaboration in making this webinar happen.   A recording will be made available to participants to the Regional Assemblies who were not able to attend the May 15 National Webinar. If you have any technical questions about the National Webinar, please direct them to Luke Stocking, Acting Director of Public Engagement, lstocking@devp.org.

Following the National Webinar, we will hold our Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Assembly on Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm NT virtually via ZOOM.  Please register at zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvf-6oqzIiGtY9FSuM35YF9zJhru2ELmUK

For technical questions regarding the registration information for our Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Assembly, please direct them to Patricia Walsh Warren, Animator for Newfoundland and Labrador,
pwalsh@devp.org. 

St. John’s Diocesan Council Meeting – Thursday, May 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Amongst other topics will be the nomination of delegates for the Regional Assembly.  Please register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuc-mppzMsE9z6MHiHjYyUEjz9WjTSfQ3X

We thank you for your continued support during this transition year and we look forward to providing you with good information and opportunities for good dialogue with our membership during this 2021 Regional Assembly season.

The 2021 Archdiocese of St. John’s Chrism Mass

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The Mass of Chrism is one of the most solemn and important diocesan celebrations of the liturgical year.  The Mass is a celebration of the institution of the ministerial priesthood and is a sign of the unity and communion of the Priests with their Bishop.  The Mass takes its name from the blessing of the Holy Oils used in the sacraments throughout the year, which are then given to the priests to take back to their parishes.

Usually, the Chrism Mass is celebrated near the end of Lent, just before the celebration of the Sacred Triduum, and people from all the parishes of the Archdiocese are invited to attend.  This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chrism Mass was postponed.

In consultation with the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council, the 2021 Chrism Mass is now scheduled to be celebrated at the Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m.

People wishing to attend the celebration are asked to please register by phone at 709-754-2170 or by email at basilica@rcsj.org.  People may also participate virtually and spiritually either via live stream on the Basilica Heritage Foundation website (www.thebasilica.net) or the Basilica Parish website (www.thebasilica.church) or by viewing the celebration when it is posted on the Archdiocese’s website (www.rcsj.org).

Registration for Weekend Masses

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Registration for weekend Masses, Saturday at 4:00 PM, Sunday 10:15 AM and Sunday 7:00 PM will commence on Wednesday, April 7th & Thursday, April 8th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. In an effort to include all parishioners we will continue to take registration weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays until our maximum capacity increases.
The church will continue to be open from 11 am until 1:00 pm daily for private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Tuesday, March 30, the church will open for weekday Mass. No registration will be required for week-day masses, contact tracing and all covid protocols will be in place. Face masks must be worn at all times when in the church building. We can no longer remove them while seated in our pew.

Easter Triduum

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Today, Holy Thursday is the start of the Easter Triduum.

Pre-registration has taken place for our Masses and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. All are filled to capacity with the exception of Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00 this evening and the Stations of the Cross tomorrow at 12:00 noon. If you would like to participate in either of these please call the parish office at 754-1195.

This evening, following Holy Thursday Mass, the church building will be open for private prayer until Midnight.

Tomorrow, Good Friday, the church building will be open for private prayer. The hours of opening will be 8:00 am – 11:45 am. The church will open again at 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm.