Father Don's thoughts and updates (Mar 31)

Offer of assistance to those unable to get groceries and medication

For those unable to get groceries and medications during this time, please call Francesca at 647-473-5686. She will pick up and drop off at your doorstep. 

Confessions during the pandemic

If you want to receive Confession, please make an appointment with Fr. Don. The Sacrament will have to take place outside at a six-foot distance, but we can make it happen. 

I've posted a video on how to pray the Chaplet of Mercy

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, also called the Divine Mercy Chaplet, is a Christian devotion to the Divine Mercy based on the Christological apparitions of Jesus reported by Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938), known as "the Apostle of Mercy." She was a Polish religious sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000.


I encourage you to pray as individuals or as families. Pray the Rosary or this simple pray using a Rosary. 


Watch ----> this video <---- I recorded and pray along. If you'd like to video yourself praying a decade of this prayer, email it to stjohnerin@hamiltondiocese.com and we'll edit multiple families together and re-post a video on our YouTube channel


Fr. Don asks you to pray for our health care workers and first responders. As well, please keep the Holy Father and our Bishops in your prayers as they try to navigate us through these uncertain times. 

Mass on the website

Mass will continue to be offered on this website for Sundays. For Holy week celebrations, see the notice here.


Other daily masses are offered here.

Confirmation and First Communion

As things return to normal a meeting will be take place to reschedule these sacred events. 

Funerals

In the very unfortunate circumstance that we have to bury someone during this pandemic, please note that only 9 people will be able to attend the funeral and the burial. This is the law in Ontario and will be enforced. Let's hope it doesn't come to this. 

Marriages

If a marriage cannot be rescheduled to after the pandemic, please note that only 4 people will be able to attend the mass; that is the husband, the wife, and two witnesses. This is the law and will be enforced. 

St. Peter's News

St. Peter's doesn't' have a new furnace yet, but it is expected in the near future. Fred and Mike are doing all they can to get the diocese to move forward with this project. 

Our Korean Sisters

One of our sisters has gone back to Korea. Sister Thomas has been joined by a new sister from Korea. We welcome her to Canada and pray they both remain safe during this time. If you recall last summer we had our parish picnic at their beautiful property located between Erin and Oustic. 


This summer we hope to have a Sunday mass celebrated outside followed by a picnic. We're blessed to have these holy ladies in our presence.