Father Fleming will be delivering a 5-week Homily Series on the Eucharist. The readings are all from John 6, which is known as the Bread of Life discourse. Part 2 of the Homily Series can be viewed below.
Father Fleming will be delivering a 5-week Homily Series on the Eucharist. The readings are all from John 6, which is known as the Bread of Life discourse. Part 1 of the Homily Series can be viewed below.
Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s:
Further to my previous messages, I wish to provide you with an update with respect to how the Archdiocese is actively working to address the claims of abuse at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, for which the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has held us vicariously liable.
First I wish to thank the over 1900 people of the Archdiocese who responded to the survey that was sent out in June. I am pleased that so many of you took the time to provide input on what is a very challenging process for us all. We are currently reviewing your responses and will do everything we can to include your feedback into our planning.
One point that was clear from an early review of the survey results is the desire of parishioners to continue to receive communications and information from the Archdiocese regarding the work being done to address the settlement claims. This update and those issued previously are attempts to provide that information as it becomes available. The evaluation of both the amounts owing to the claimants and the value of our Archdiocesan assets are detailed processes which are still ongoing and being handled carefully and with due diligence.
As part of our communication and planning processes, we have been seeking input from many committees as well as from our Archdiocesan Finance and Presbyteral Councils. In addition, I have personally been meeting with parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and I have been visiting parishes to preside and preach at the weekend Masses. The information and input that I am receiving from these meetings and visits has been valuable and is greatly appreciated.
We are now beginning a major appraisal process to determine the sale value of all the significant real estate properties and buildings of the Archdiocese. While the real estate assessment stage is still ongoing, we can report that certain properties will be placed on the market for sale. Currently the Archdiocese has two parcels of vacant land for sale and in the coming weeks, the Archbishop’s residence in Outer Cove and the Mount St. Francis property on Merrymeeting Road will be advertised for sale. These properties are the first of many that will be listed for sale in the upcoming weeks and months. As much as is possible, we will try to keep you informed about this property appraisal and sale process.
As we have indicated, the Archdiocese will be undergoing a major restructuring that will result in significant changes. There will be impacts to our buildings, our services and our staff. As we go through this restructuring, it is important that we never forget that as a Catholic community, we are called to provide an environment of compassion to victims who have experienced abuse and to do all we can to bring healing to the victims, their loved ones and the entire community of faith. We must continue to work together to build a just and loving faith community, trusting that Jesus Christ will be with us to guide us in the challenges that we face.
Again, I ask that you please join with me in praying for God’s guidance, healing for the victims, and understanding, compassion and patience for us all.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Archbishop of St. John’s
ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. JOHN’S
NOTICE TO FAMILIES
Re: 2021 Annual Cemetery Liturgy Services
Due to the public health restrictions in place to control the spread of the Covid 19 Virus,
families are advised that the annual liturgy services in all Roman Catholic cemeteries in the Archdiocese of St. John’s will not be held this year.
As individual cemetery services cannot take place this summer,The Sunday Mass televised on NTV
10:30 a.m. Sunday July 18, 2021will be offered for the intentions of all the deceased
of the Archdiocese
A special live-streamed Mass at the Basilica
7:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 20, 2021
will be celebrated in memory of all the deceased
The winner of today’s Trouter’s Special Draw of $1,000.00 was Patricia Drover. Winning ticket # 0817. Drawn by Father Fleming and witnessed by Allison Myler. Congratulations!!!!
Winner of today’s Trouter’s Special Draw of $1,000.00 was Danielle Peddigrew. Winning ticket # 1056. Drawn by Regina Slaney and witnessed by Fr. Fleming. Congratulations!!!!
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:
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.
Winner of today’s draw of $1,000.00 – Trouter’s Special was Susan Parsons. Lucky # 1219. Drawn by Mike Kavanagh and witnessed by Allision Myler. Congratulations!!!!
Our first draw of $1,000.00 took place today, May 26th. The winner is John Blackwood. Ticket # 1643. Drawn by Fr. James Fleming and witnessed by Brenda Sheir Congratulations John!!!!!! We still have 170 tickets available. Call our Parish Office at 754-1195.
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!!!!!