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.

July 31st Updates from your Family of Parishes

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 phone number.

By-law Re: Masks

A reminder: By law, masks are mandatory in all public places. This includes churches; during the entire time you are at Mass with the exception of taking communion. We appreciate everyone’s co-operation.

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/2020/7/Mass%20Intentions%20for%20August%204-7%20ambo%20and%20sacristy.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/

July 24th Updates from your Family of Parishes

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 phone number.

Masks

Just a reminder that Face masks are to be worn to attend church, as it is now a municipal law in our area.

Youth News

-Games Night – every Friday night for ages 13-18 from 7pm-9pm

-Youth Retreat “Caller ID: What’s Your Calling” Will run on Friday, July 24 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday July 25 from 10am to 5pm – FREE registration

All information can be found at  Website:  http://www.dolcampfire.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dolYouthMinistry

and our Instagram is @dol.youth.

News from All Saints Parish

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

https://ec-prod-sites.s3.amazonaws.com/21203/documents/2020/7/Mass%20Intentions%20for%20July%2028-31.pdf

 

-Hymns for the livestream Mass at 10 am at the All Saints Site – please check website they will be posted soon

 

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/

Face Masks

Just a reminder that Face masks are to be worn to attend church, as it is now a municipal law in our area.

Parish Update (July 17)

Father Thom’s email has been hacked again

If you receive a message such as the one below -please delete – NOTE: the only email Fr. Thom has is tblondin@dol.ca – when in doubt of any email from Fr. Thom or anyone else from the Family of Parishes – call the office for clarification
Here is the latest one….

From: Fr. Thom Blondin <churchonline1966@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:08 PM
To:
Subject:
Do you have a moment I have a request I need you to handle discreetly. I am currently busy in a prayer session, no calls so just reply to my email.
Sent from myMail

Volunteers
Volunteers are still needed to help with weekend Masses and a few are helpful for weekday Masses, please contact the office if you are able to help 519-245-0644

Family of Parishes Update
The remaining seven Families of Parishes will be activated on the 1st of September. This means effective September 1st we will be the West Middlesex Catholic Family of Parishes which includes Sacred Heart, Delaware, St. Charles Garnier, Glencoe, Sacred Heart, Parkhill and All Saints Parish, Strathroy

Church Updates:
If you or someone you know would like to receive “Flocknotes” and get the updates/bulletins from your Family of Parishes – please send your email address to Colleen at colleenwiendels@isp.ca and she will add you.

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 phone number.

Youth News
Games Night – every Friday night for ages 13-18 from 7pm-9pm
Teen Bible Study called “Ignite” for ages 13-18 starting Monday July 20 from 2pm-5pm
Youth Retreat “Caller ID: What’s Your Calling” Will run on Friday, July 24 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday July 25 from 10am to 5pm – FREE registration
All information can be found at
Website: http://www.dolcampfire.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dolYouthMinistry
and our Instagram is @dol.youth.

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/2020/7/Mass%20Intentions%20for%20July%2021-24.pdf

Hymns for the livestream Mass at 10 am at the All Saints Site – please click link below
https://ec-prod-sites.s3.amazonaws.com/21203/documents/2020/7/Hymns%20for%20Sunday%20July%2019%202020.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/

“Please be advised that Sacred Heart Mass, celebrated in Mt. Brydges, has yet to confirm a date to resume. We do know however, that there will be no Masses at HCCRC for the months of July or August. Parishioners are invited to register and attend at St. Charles Garnier or All Saints church sites.”

A Note From Your Pastor Regarding The Society of St. Pius X

Questions have been raised by parishioners who wish to attend Mass at a church under the direction of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). Is it legitimate to go to Mass there? May we receive Holy Communion at their Mass? In short, the answer to these two questions is ‘no’.

SSPX is a group which broke away from the Catholic Church in 1988 when Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre illicitly ordained four men as bishops without approval of the Holy Father at the time, St. John Paul II. The schism, essentially doctrinal in nature, was over questions mostly about the legitimacy of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and its directives.  In 2009, Pope Emeritus Benedict stated that the Society has “no canonical status in the Church and its ministers cannot legitimately exercise any ministry.”

While SSPX has much in common with Catholic teaching, SSPX itself is not in communion with the Holy Father or the local Catholic bishops. A conscientious Catholic should not knowingly attend a Mass celebrated by a priest of SSPX since the priest is not in good standing with the Church.  If no other celebrations of the Eucharist are available (including those of the Eastern Catholic Church), Roman Catholics might visit a Mass of the SSPX but not take part in any of the sacraments celebrated there.

Fr. Thom Blondin

July 10th Updates

News from All Saints Parish

 

 

  • Please continue to call the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to register for seats for the upcoming weekend Mass at All Saints Site- as we have been at capacity the last two weekends.  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 phone number.

 

News from St. Charles Garnier and Sacred Heart Parishes

 

  • A reminder to please call the office to register for Sunday 9:00 am Mass at St. Charles Garnier.  Calls will be taken on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only from 9-12 as the parish office remains closed otherwise.  Please do not leave a message.  We are very close to reaching our seating capacity each week, so spots will be reserved for those who call – until capacity is reached.  Walk-ups will be seated if there is space, after all registered attendees are seated each Sunday.”

 

  • “Please be advised that Sacred Heart Mass, celebrated in Mt. Brydges, has yet to confirm a date to resume.   We do know however, that there will be no Masses at HCCRC for the months of July or August.  Parishioners are invited to register and attend at St. Charles Garnier or All Saints church sites.”

 

YOUTH NEWS:

 

Priestly Ordinations – August 15, 2020

In a spirit of joy-filled  thanksgiving, the Diocese of London and St. Peter’s Seminary announce the presbyteral ordination of Rev. Mr. Steven Eckert, Rev. Mr. Phil Guimaraes and Rev. Mr. Robert Renaud. The Sacrament of Order will be celebrated by Bishop Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B. at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 11:00 am. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the ordination, for both clergy and laity, will be invitation only.

Please remember those to be ordained in your prayers.