Parish Ministries


Catholic Women's League

Women of our parish meet on the second Tuesday of the month, September to June, after 7:00 p.m. Mass in the Parish Hall. They are always looking for fresh ideas and faces!

 

Contact:  Sarita Glipo

Phone:    519-396-5794

Email:  - stanthonycwl@bmts.com

 

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Knights of Columbus

Catholic Men of our parish meet the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 pm. (following the 7 pm. mass) in the Parish Hall.  New members are always welcome.

Email: council7160@bmts.com

 Website:  www.fathermyerscouncil7160.org


St. Vincent de Paul

Our St. Vincent de Paul provides food vouchers and other essential items to those in need in our community.

They meet on the second Wednesday of every month in the Parish Hall.

Phone: 519-386-2485

Web Site: http://www.ssvp.on.ca/

 


Pastoral Care (Shut-ins)

Please contact the parish office to arrange for Communion to the Sick & Shut-Ins and for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Parishioners entering the hospital are asked to notify the parish office in advance if possible.

 


Parish Council

Elections are held every November when four (4) seats are vacant. Each of the ministries/organizations listed in this brochure are represented. If you have a concern contact the office for the personís name or arrange to meet with Father.

 

Parish Council Elections - Information & Nominations


Weed & Feed Ministry

We invite all thumbs, not just the green ones to assist with maintaining the gardens around the Church. Contact the office if you can help, any time of the year. Even if you have assisted in the past, we still need to be informed of your interest and contact information.

Everyone is Welcome!


Prayers & Squares Prayer Quilt Ministry

(Chapter 1069)

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 Ė 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 Godís 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 donít 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 ľ 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: lion27@tnt21.com

 

To assist with sewing, contact:

Agnes White, 519-396-8755            Email: arwhite@bmts.com

 

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

  • Parish Events

 If you have an idea for a ministry or organization not mentioned, please discuss it with Father.


Together we are building true Christian community with and for one another