Mid Week Updates

Thank you from Father Robert:

Dear parishioners of All Saints, Sacred Heart Delaware, and St. Charles Garnier:
I would like to thank you for all your prayers, well-wishes and generous gifts as I leave these parish communities. It has been a real grace and blessing to serve as a priest here and I take with me many joyous memories. May the Risen Lord Jesus bless all of you!
In Christ,
Fr. Robert Weaver

Refugee family

Dear All,
Thank you so much for taking the time to sign the virtual card and showing acts of kindness.
Christian and family have received and read the cards: this is Christian’s verbatim response:

Thanks, I saw all the cards that were sent…I really appreciate it. It really strengthens me knowing that many people are waiting for me there…I can’t wait to come!!!”

Even small acts of consideration and kindness mean a great deal to people in their situation.
Knowing that there is a light at the end of the blackness is wonderful, but even more, knowing that you are going to people who care and will look out for you means so much more.

Faith Sharing Bereavement group

August 30 Parish Updates

Please click the link below to read many important updates from your Middlesex Catholic Family of Parishes.  (All Saints, Strathroy, St. Charles Garnier, Glencoe, Sacred Heart Delaware and Sacred Heart Parkhill)

https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21203/documents/2020/8/WMCFOP%20August%2030%20update.pdf

Letter to Parents of Confirmation Candidates

Dear Parents and Candidate for Confirmation,

I pray that all is well with you and that you are in good health and spirits!

After the long delay due to the Covid 19 Virus we are finally making preparations to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for all our Candidates.

As Pastor I have the responsibility to make sure that the Candidates are properly prepared and disposed to receive this Sacrament, therefore, I have scheduled a Catechetical/Retreat Day for the Candidates on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00am – 7:00pm. I have  booked the Portuguese-Canadian Club for this preparation day. Of course, all Protocols will be followed and the status of this day depends on the status of the Covid 19 Virus at the time – things could change!  Please remain updated by visiting our website(s) on a regular basis.

I intend to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at several masses during the weekend of October 3/4, 2020. Please read the following carefully…

-For those Candidates who are from St. Charles Garnier Parish, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday October 4th at 3:30 pm at our church site in Glencoe.

-For those Candidates who are from Sacred Heart Parish, Delaware/Mount Brydges, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, October 3rd at the 5:00pm Mass at the All Saints Church site in Strathroy.

-For those Candidates who are from All Saints Parish, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, October 4th at 12:30pm, 3:00pm or 5:30 pm at the All Saints Church site in Strathroy.

In keeping with the Covid 19 Virus protocols, we are allowed a maximum of 13 Candidates per Mass at the All Saints Church site – so each Candidate is allowed 10 guests in total, which includes themselves and  their sponsor.

Also, there is a limit of 9 guests in total, including themselves and their Sponsor, at St. Charles Church, Glencoe.

My friends, I am doing my best to accommodate everyone during these difficult times. If, for any reason a Candidate cannot attend the September 26th Preparation date, or the weekend of October 3 and 4, I will gladly accommodate them in the spring of 2021. Please call me personally if you are in this situation. You MUST CONTACT THE OFFICE and reserve a space for one of the above dates and times along with the list of names.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Thom

Updates from your West Middlesex Catholic Family of Parishes August 21, 2020

Special Collections: 

-Peter’s Seminary collection will take place next weekend, August 30th. Thank you for your generosity in the past.  Please consider making a donation this year by using your own envelope and placing it in the collection basket, labelled as St. Peter’s Seminary.

-Also, we will be taking a collection for Emergency Relief for Lebanon. You can place cash or cheque in the collection basket over the next two weeks, to help this worthy cause.  Remember to label it accordingly.

Registering for Weekend Masses

For all parishes – Please continue to call the office on Tuesday to Thursday mornings to register for the upcoming weekend Mass.  If you must leave a message (messages will be accepted until Thursday at noon), please ensure you leave the names of all attending from your household, and a contact phone number.                         Do not forget to bring & wear your mask 😊

Sunday will be the last day to sign Father Roberts’s virtual card. If you hadn’t had a chance, click on the following link https://www.groupgreeting.com/sign/39df8aef0689c4a

 

News from All Saints Parish

Mass intentions for this week at All Saints site, please click the link below

https://www.allsaints.dol.ca/weekly-mass-intentions

 

 

News from St. Charles Garnier and Sacred Heart Parishes

For Mass intentions for this week at St. Charles Garnier site, please click here https://stcharlessacredheart.ca/intentions/

Cemetery Sunday for North American Martyrs Cemetery, coming up on Sunday, September 13 at 1:30 pm.

Pastoral Appointments Announcement

Bishop Fabbro announces the following pastoral appointments which will be effective on September 1, 2020.

Read More →

“Social Distance” Farewell & Thank you for Fr. Robert Weaver

In Keeping with the Protocols and procedures of Covid 19, plans are underway to give everyone the opportunity to wish Fr. Robert well in his next appointment as Parochial Vicar of Norfolk Catholic Family of Parishes. We invite all parishioners of Sacred Heart Delaware, St. Charles Garnier Glencoe, and All Saints Parish Strathroy to attend any of the following.

Sunday, August 23,
@ All Saints Church Site Memorial Garden.
from 2 to 3:30pm
Brief Presentation from All Saints Parish at the 10:00am Mass

Saturday, August 29th,
@ All Saints Church Site Memorial Garden
after the 5:00pm Mass
Brief Presentation from Sacred Heart Parish at the 5:00pm Mass

Sunday, August 30th,
@ St. Charles Garnier Glencoe Church Site
after the 9:00am Mass
Brief Presentation from St. Charles Garnier Glencoe

Parish Updates (Aug 14)

Ordinations:

Please keep in your prayers the seminarians that will be ordained tomorrow:
Steven Eckert, Phil Guimaraes Mr. Robert Renaud

Registering for Weekend Masses

For all parishes – Please continue to call the office on Tuesday to Thursday mornings to register for the upcoming weekend Mass. If you must leave a message (messages will be accepted until Thursday at noon), please ensure you leave the names of all attending from your household, and a contact phone number. Do not forget to bring & wear your mask 😊.

News from All Saints Parish

Mass intentions for this week at All Saints site, please click the link below
https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21203/documents/2020/8/Mass%20Intentions%20for%20August%2018-21.pdf

News from St. Charles Garnier and Sacred Heart Parishes

For Mass intentions for this week at St. Charles Garnier site, please click here https://stcharlessacredheart.ca/intentions/

Parish Update (August 7)

Registering for Weekend Masses

For all parishes – Please continue to call the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to register for the upcoming weekend Mass. If you have to leave a message (messages will be accepted until Thursday at noon), please ensure you leave the names of all attending from your household, and a contact phone number. Do not forget to bring your mask 😊

Volunteers
If up are able to help with volunteering for the various weekend Masses – ushering, greeting, and cleaning – you help would be appreciated. Please contact the office at 519-245-0644 on what days and Mass times you can help with

Live streaming Mass

We are continuing to live stream Mass from the All Saints site every Sunday at 10:00 am https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintschurchStrathroy/

News from All Saints Parish

Mass intentions for this week at All Saints site, please click the link below
https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21203/documents/2020/8/Mass%20Intentions%20for%20August%2011-14.pdf

News from St. Charles Garnier and Sacred Heart Parishes

For Mass intentions for this week at St. Charles Garnier site, please click here https://stcharlessacredheart.ca/intentions/

Parish Family Update Regarding Mass Times

As you are aware as of earlier this year, it was announced that Fr. Thom Blondin will become Pastor of the West Middlesex Catholic Family of Parishes beginning September 1st. This Family of Parishes include; St. Charles Garnier, Glencoe, Sacred Heart Delaware, Sacred Heart, Parkhill and All Saints, Strathroy.

In preparation for this new Family of Parishes starting September 1st, a number of decisions had to be made, with the help of the transition team, in order for Fr. Thom and our two associate priests to attend to the pastoral needs and number of weekend Masses of the four parishes, including 8 nursing homes, two hospitals (Strathroy & Newbury) and 7 schools.

In regard to Sacred Heart Parkhill, beginning this September the main office for our Family of Parishes will be located in Strathroy and the Office at Parkhill location will be closed. As well, Parkhill will no longer have a resident Priest as all the Priests will be living in community in Strathroy. The Sunday Mass time will not change, however, the Saturday evening Mass will not return in October as has been the custom in previous years.

St. Charles Garnier, Glencoe is already down to one Mass and no resident priest and no office.

Sacred Heart, Delaware has lost its church building, its resident priest and offices and has one Mass on Sundays celebrated at 11:30 am at Hope Community Christian Reformed Church, Mount Brydges.

As for All Saints Church, the 12noon Mass is being cancelled.

All these changes are being made to make the Family of Parishes manageable for all three priests.

These decisions did not come easily to Fr. Thom. Although Fr. Thom had the help of the Transition Team, of which I am a member, he was the one who ultimately had to make these decisions and he realizes there may be some parishioners from our Family of Parishes that will have great difficulty accepting these changes. 

After saying this to all of you, Fr. Thom wants you to know that you are in his prayers and asks for your prayers. Times of transition can be difficult at the best of times, however, working together as Christian brothers and sisters will help us to grow together and form relationships. It is in relying on the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be assured that the future will be full of hope, light and joy.

Fr. Thom looks forward to our new journey together in which we continue to work towards a greater understanding of our call to Discipleship and being a Mission Oriented church.