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Parish Bulletin & Website

Thanks for those of you expressing interest in the online bulletin, I’ll try to answer your questions. As you may be aware, the website crashed (non-fatal, sustaining no losses) on October 25th, 2013.


Pastor's Pen, for The 2nd Sunday

The holiest person I ever met was a Jesuit from the United States named Fr. Joe. Part of our experience as novices was to be visited by an older, wider and holier Jesuit. In one of our classes, Fr. Joe was asked what he was most grateful for.  Fr.


Pastor's Pen, Baptism of The Lord

Once a month I say Mass at the Grace Hospital.  One of the residents is an older man who knows no English.  I have noticed that during the Mass he always has to be holding someone’s hand.  Even after the mass when I visit with him, he again, has to hold


Pastor's Pen, Epiphany of The Lord

When I was in Jamaica there was a woman who lived near the church.  Every time she saw me, she would ask for a bit of money, for help.  Some days, towards the end of the month, when money was low, I have to admit that sometimes I would try and hide from her.  One day as


World Day Of Peace, A Message From His Holiness Francis

The succession of economic crises should lead to a timely rethinking of our models of economic development and to a change in lifestyles.


Congratulations to our Car Raffle Winners!

Our 2013 Car Raffle draw took place at 9:30pm on Tuesday, December 31 in our Parish Halls; together we did a great job, ticket sales raised were $70,000 for the parish.


Pastor's Pen, the 4th Sunday of Advent

In Jamaica, on a few Sundays, the church would be abuzz with chatter.  On occasion one of the gun men from the corner by the church would come to Mass.  I would always make sure I went over to say hello and welcome them, and I was usually surprised that these ‘tough men’ seemed sheepish and almost embarrassed to be in church.  I think they realized two things which caused their u


Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, A Thank-you

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, Our Lady of Lourdes was able to send $20,972.65 towards the relief efforts in the Philippines following Typoon Haiyan.


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