Pastoral Council Election

Nominations for five members of St Marguerite Bourgeoys Pastoral Council will open next week on Feb. 23rd. This week, please consider whether you, or someone you know, would be open to serving
 the parish in this ministry for a 2 year term, subject to clustering activity.  Pastoral Council, in consultation with our pastor, is concerned with identifying and offering practical recommendations for pastoral matters within our parish.  Criteria for nomination are: confirmed, practising Catholic, love the Church, at least age 21, present and practising in the parish for at least one year.  Nomination details will be announced next week, with elections in March.



Religious Education Updates

Elementary:  February 26 at 6:30 

Junior High:  February 24
Confirmation I: Thinkfast February 22 6:00 PM - 23, 6:00 PM

Diocesan Restructuring Updates and Information
Parish Restructuring Points from
New Parishes: Stronger Together
  • Early in 2019 a Transition Team is to be formed by the present pastor of each existing parish. Members of the Transition Team will be key leaders from each community, selected and chosen for their qualifications and for their understanding and support of the vision of Equip the Saints. The number of members should be no more than 6-8 people in order to be functional.
  • The purpose of the transition team is to lead existing faith communities to the reality of a merged entity becoming one new canonical parish.
Note: Our transition team for Parish 16 met for the first time on Thursday, Feb. 7th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Shad Bay. The team is made up of the priest and 2 lay people for each of the three parishes. Please keep them in your prayers as they work on our behalf.


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ou can receive our expanded version of the bulletin, by e-mail!  This version is ALL of the same information as the paper bulletin, PLUS it inclu
des Archdiocesan and some community notices.  This version will allow the church to save $ on paper and printing, and you will never miss receiving a bulletin again!  As well, you will receive it before the weekend masses.   Simply enter your e-mail address in the space provided on this page.



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Important Dates 
 
February 22-23 Thinkfast  The Confirmation I (Year 8) class will participate.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers.  If you would like to make a donation online, please click here


March 1:  World Day of Prayer 2:00-4:00 PM.  Come - Everything is Ready (Luke 14:15-24) was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Slovenia.  Reception to follow.  All are welcome.

March 2:  Women's Breakfast 8:30-11:30 AM  Please register by February 28 by signing up in the foyer or contacting the parish office.  





March 15:  KOC Scholarship Deadline For graduating students of local high schools.  Applications can be obtained from your school guidance office or the parish office.
  
March 30:  Men's Breakfast Watch for more information