From the Desk of the Pastor: March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021
Good morning everyone.
Who would have thought one year ago today that we would still be dealing with the Covid 19 virus and that our lives would revolve around grey, red, orange, yellow and green zones, and masks, sanitizing, isolation and social distancing were to become a normal experience and a regular part of daily life. Our last Mass in the parish was celebrated on this weekend last year for almost three months. We were reminded by Halton Region and the diocese this week that we must continue to be vigilant and parishes who were not registering parishioners for Mass must do so immediately. We have been following this practice since we re-opened in February. This weekend at Mass you will have the opportunity to register for Mass for Palm Sunday and for the liturgies for Holy Week and Easter by filling out a form that the ushers will distribute. You can also call or email the office and Sharon will email one to you. As we have done for almost a year, all liturgies will be available on our website or livestreamed. A card with a schedule and all of the information that you might need will be in the mail later next week.
The One Heart, One Soul Campaign is gathering steam. By now most parishioners have received their packages. As of today, our total raised is $551,875 which is 35.6% of our goal to raise $1,550.000. We are off to a remarkable start and are very appreciative of the supportive comments and serious questions which I and the telephone committee who have called fellow parishioners have received. Attached you will find a copy of a handout that we will distribute at Mass this weekend on the progress of the Campaign to date in the diocese and the parishes that have completed it. Ken Coulter, co-chair of the campaign with Loraine Fedurco, will speak briefly to update everyone at the end of Mass this weekend. The video created by the parish for the campaign can be found here: https://www.oneheartonesoul.ca/standrewoakville