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  • REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS .

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  • Fund Raising for our Seminarian Chad Franklin: . 

     
     St. Veronica's Church along with the C.W.L. is hosting a homemade lasagna fundraising dinner on Saturday, February 24 in the parish hall at 5:30 P.M..

    Deadline for ticket purchase for the dinner will be Sunday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. Any donation after this time will be considered a gift without receiving a dinner ticket.

    It is a fundraiser for our seminarian Chad Franklin.

    All donations are tax deductible ,minus cost. Any donation of $15 or more will reserve you a seat at this dinner. Numbers are limited. Dinner starts sharply at 5:30 P.M.
    Donating this way you can pick up your ticket the night of the dinner.

    If you are not interested in the dinner and just want to make a donation you can do so as well.

     Donations can be made by following the donate button below and designating on the "Canada Helps" drop-down menu , of which St. Veronica's is a member, that this donation is for our seminarian.

    You may donate to have a seat at the dinner or donate just to support Chad.

    All donations through the Canada Helps website and are automatically sent a income tax receipt for your charitable donation.

    Below is some updated information on how he is doing.








    Hello Everyone,





    For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chad Franklin. I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie at St. Peter's Seminary in London. I would like to give you a brief outline of my years here at St. Peters.

    I have completed two years at the seminary and am currently in the second semester of my third year, taking six classes a week. I have completed my Philosophy Curriculum and am in my second year of Theology.

    My usual daily schedule is as follows. I wake up before the sun to get myself ready for Mass, which includes my morning prayers. After Mass, I have breakfast and head to class. Classes range from two-three hours in length. After class, I  have lunch and then will work independently on reading or writing essays. For every hour of class, I have double that in readings. I also have some evening classes to attend.

    Throughout the week, there are also formation events: director talks, spiritual direction, personal prayer, RCIA, silent retreats, Bishop visits, Holy Hour, and some pastoral ministry outside the seminary. For rest and relaxation I swim, watch a movie, or eat out, when able, with fellow seminarians.  

     During the past two summers, our Bishop Marcel assigned me to live at Holy Redeemer Rectory in Sudbury. Using my expertise as a professional in Internet Technology Systems, I worked at the Chancery Office  as their Information Technology Analyst resolving PC issues and moving their servers to the cloud. I also revamped our diocese website. I spent my off time praying, reading theology books, watching TV and assisting in whatever was needed at the parish. During the weekends, I tried to go to different churches throughout the city to observe how they experienced the Liturgy. I also was able to experience a Latin High Mass – Missa Cantata -  for the first time.

    I have three more years of formation. Next year I will be assigned to live/work in a church somewhere in our diocese for a pastoral year.

    Please keep me in your prayers as I continue on my journey.

    I am blessed that the diocese pays for my schooling and my room and board; but for all other expenses I depend upon the charity of others to help me. This is the reason for the fundraising dinner on February 24th.

    Being unemployed and a full time student my expenses include tuition and books for each semester Approximately $6000 per year. Other expenses are such mundane things as things as toothpaste and shampoo etc.as well as trying to maintain and run an old vehicle with all of its expenses: maintenance, insurance and fuel.This Christmas I had an unexpected car repair of $500.00 I sometimes have difficulty affording just the price of a movie.

    I currently have a student loan that pays for most of these expenses and it will need to be paid back once I am ordained and have a salary.


    I look forward to talking with you at the dinner, and thank you in advance for your assistance and support.

    If anyone wishes to contact me personally please do so by email.

     chad.james.franklin@gmail.com


    God bless,
    Chad Franklin

  •  SACRAMENT REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018

  • Why are you afraid to Evangelize?

  • Evangelization and the Eucharist  by Dr. Scott Hahn

  • ALPHA COURSE

  • How laypeople can make a difference in the mission of the church: by Sherry Waddell

  •  ERASE THE        DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH      FUNDING

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     Help erase the difference between physical and mental health care. For decades, mental health and addictions services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system.

    Anyone who needs help knows the result: it’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks. But Ontario is on the cusp of something big.

    For the first time in a long time, there’s widespread acceptance in communities like ours about the urgent need for quality mental health and addiction services. The federal government is providing an unprecedented amount of money for mental health and addictions services. And with the provincial election coming this spring, Ontario’s three main political parties all believe it’s a key issue. Now is the time for all Ontarians who have been touched by mental health or addictions issues to make their voice heard. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association and let provincial candidates know that it’s time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care.

    Visit   erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition. Then ask three friends to do the same. With your help, we can send a strong message ahead of Ontario's June 7, 2018 election.

  • HOSPITALITY WEEKENDS
        March 17th  and 18th.

  •        WE  ARE AN "AMAZING  PARISH" 

    Our deliberations are completed.

    Our main focus now is: 
    "GROWTH THROUGH HOSPITALITY AND
    EVANGELIZATION".

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    WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO...
     
    It is an exciting time for our parish as we continue to be open to the Holy Spirit as He guides us along this path of renewal and change here at St. Veronica.
     
    We as a parish community need to all be positive representatives of the faith in our homes, our families, and in our community. Being ambassadors of Christ to our loved ones, as well
    as to new people coming through our doors, will result in hearts feeling at home.
     
    Being a welcoming place where everyone loves to come – this is what we are striving for! With the help of the Spirit and all of you, our church can become an amazing parish where everybody feels welcome, cared for and loved as part of a community of believers in Jesus Christ.
     

    First of all, we would like to begin incorporating regular fellowship meals into our parish life. Starting in January we are going to have “hospitality weekends”. There will be soup and bread after the Saturday and Sunday Mass once a month on a designated weekend. Not only is this a great time to share a meal and get to know each other better, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to invite someone to come to church with you and stay for the meal! Suzanne Hyrsky will coordinate Saturdays, and Donna DeMarco will coordinate Sundays. If you would like to help with these meals in any way, please let them know!

    OUR NEXT  HOSPITALITY WEEKEND IS MARCH 17th -18th  .PLEASE ATTEND THE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY MASS AND INVITE A FRIEND NEIGHBOUR OR RELATIVE TO COME WITH YOU.
     
    Another area of opportunity is making better use of our front entrance and vestibule. In order to be more hospitable we are looking at making the front entrance the only entrance into the church. There is a lot of space there we feel we could use more efficiently for hospitality purposes. A special committee will be formed to come up with practical ideas for this space.
     

    Another part of our outreach will be having people witness to their faith during our weekend Masses. Other suggestions include regular prayer ministry, “Gospel Jam” praise & worship nights, and inspirational bulletin content.
     

    Together we can continue to make St. Veronica an Amazing Parish!

     
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  •   Furnace Fundraiser

    CHURCH FURNACE BLUES

    Over the past several years our furnace has been malfunctioning and has stopped working several times. It is over 40 years old and is in need of replacing. Constant repairs have not corrected the problem. The Bishop has approved our fundraising campaign. If you are able to help us reach the goal of $45,473.41 we thank you. Anyone able to donate $300 or more their names will be put on a plaque in the church or it could be dedicated to the memory of a loved one.

         As of FEBRUARY11th, we have                      raised
     
     ...............$31,862.85......................... 

    ...............Thank You!......................