Ministries

 Ministers of Music  

Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Our music ministry is always open to new members for vocals and instrumental.

Come share your gift with your fellow parishioners at either Mass.

We also have a need for singers and instrumentalists to minister at funerals, weddings and other special celebrations.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

RCIA is the process by which adults are brought into the Catholic Church. If you have never been baptized, confirmed or received first Holy Communion, or are a member of another Christian Church, and wish to become a member of the Catholic Church, please contact the office. The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for Adults are normally celebrated at the Easter Vigil.

The program begins in September. Holy Orders Whether you are prayerfully considering the call to priesthood or religious life or are seeking to support those that are considering this call, the Parish Priest and the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Hamilton is committed to fostering and encouraging vocations, and will be happy to assist you and to address any questions that you may have. May the Lord who calls each one of us to holiness and joy help you to know your vocation and to respond with an open and generous heart.

Parish Council

Each of the ministries/organizations listed in this brochure are represented.

Quilt Ministry

Prayers & Squares Prayer.

What is Prayers & Squares?

Prayers and Squares is a multi-denominational outreach ministry that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt.

Our motto is "It's not about the quilt, it's about the prayers.

" What is a prayer quilt? Can you touch a prayer?

Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?

You can if it is part of a prayer quilt.

The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need of prayers. All are invited to offer a prayer and tie a knot.

The quilt is then given to the person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, colour or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one  a tangible reminder of the many said prayers.

These comforters are a symbol of faith and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.

Who can receive a prayer quilt? A prayer quilt may be requested for anyone, living anywhere, you feel may be in need of prayers, i.e. sickness, awaiting surgery, cancer patients, personal crisis, etc.

How do I request a prayer quilt? The person for whom the quilt is being requested must be asked if they are open to receiving the prayers and for what they would like our community to pray, i.e. acceptance of God's will, strength, prayers for their family, healing, a cure, etc. Permission to disclose information should we be asked.

Anonymity is optional. Once the above requirements have been met, contact the member listed at the end of this document and she will take down the information and present it to the group at the next meeting. Is there a price for a prayer quilt? We do not accept any form of payment for a prayer quilt. It is a gift of love and prayer that cannot be bought or sold. There should be no feeling of obligation to Prayers and Squares in any way.

Our prayer quilt ministry works on their own budget. Free will offerings for needed supplies are graciously accepted at any time. We would also welcome donations of fabric, thread and needles.

Members of our Prayers and Squares ministry are pleased to be able to give their time in the making of the quilts in the hope that the recipients will receive comfort both spiritually and physically from the prayers represented by the quilts.

Would you like to learn more about our Ministry? Quilt tops are sewn together in our homes by members of our group and we gather together to sandwich and thread the quilts. We are always looking for people to join our group. You don't have to be a quilter. We need people to put ties through the quilt layers and whip stitch batting pieces together.

We meet the second and last Friday of each month in the parish hall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass We would appreciate the help of anyone who is able to machine sew a  inch seam. We will provide the fabric and even cut the strips for you to sew together. If you hand sew, you could help with our bindings. We hope you will stop by, come to help or just visit us as we work.

For more information or to request a quilt, contact: Louise Lucier, 519-368-5649; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To assist with sewing, contact: Agnes White, 519-396-8755; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers. www.prayerquilt.org

Periodic Ministry

The following are Ministries which do not have a regular schedule, but do require volunteers from time-to-time:

• Funeral Lunches • Scripture Study • Marriage Preparation

Contact: Tel:  519 386 2485 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.