We are hoping to provide a Children’s Liturgy Program again this year at St. Agatha Church. We are looking for parents and volunteers to help out during the 9:00am mass. No experience is necessary. Please call or email Janet 519-656-9106 email@example.com for more information.
Catechetical Program Child Registration: Registration for this program is now open. The catechetical program is looking for volunteer teachers for the 2017-2018 year. If you have one hour between mass on Sunday (10:00-11:00am) we would love to have you join our teaching team. The program runs from Mid-Sept to the end of April. We do not meet on holiday weekends. We will take mature high school students who have the ability to teach younger children. We are in need of at least 4 teachers. For more information please contact Bonnie at 519-725-3899.
What are Mass Intentions? From the very beginning, the Church has honoured the memory of the dead and offered prayers for them, above all, the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, purified, they may have the beatific vision of God. Indeed, St. Ambrose (d.397) preached: “We have loved them during life; let us not abandon them in death, until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord”
It remains the custom of Catholics, on the occasion of death, to request that a Mass be offered for the deceased. Although there is no cost for such a request, the usual offering made to the parish in Hamilton Diocese is $10. The presentation of a Mass card to the bereaved is one of the most beautiful expressions of sympathy we can offer to those who mourn. It is also a powerful expression of our faith in the Lord’s promise of eternal life and a loving gift to the faithful departed. A Mass for the deceased may be requested at any time and is a fitting way to remember our brothers and sisters who have gone before us on the anniversary of their death and on other special occasions.
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Rev. Toby Collins met Pope Francis on Saturday, June 24, 2017!
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