Dear Friends in Christ:
Attached is a letter we received from
Bishop Gary Gordon this morning. (18 March 2019)
Sadly, Bishop Gary has made the very difficult decision
that effective immediately and until further notice,
This instruction applies throughout the Diocese of Victoria.
I strongly encourage you to follow Daily and Sunday Mass on TV or on your phone, or on your computer.
On TV, try:
Salt and Light Channel
On the internet try:
If the time is not convenient, try recording it and participating when you are able.
Sincerely Yours in Christ
Fr. Jozef Kobos, SDS
A COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE DIOCESE
As we continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 in Canada, we must be diligent in our efforts to lessen the potential spread of the virus. We know that the well-being of your loved ones are the most important concern for you during this time. We want to let you know that we are monitoring the situation closely, and we believe that the risk of COVID-19 adversely affecting our parishes remains low. However, some of the things that we can do to anticipate and minimize the possible spread of the virus are:
1. Remain vigilant about hand hygiene, and avoid unnecessary contact (hand shaking, hugging etc.)
2. Out of consideration for the well-being of others in the community, the elderly, anyone with an underlying health condition, and those who feel even remotely unwell are excused from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass.
4. In order to reduce social isolation, I encourage everyone to find ways to mobilize people to make phone calls to those who must remain at home, and to provide services such as delivering food and necessary items. Being in regular contact with other parishioners will alleviate loneliness for the homebound.
5. Social gatherings such as pancake breakfasts, pot lucks, buffets, etcetera, that are not essential to the congregation should be suspended until COVID-19 passes.
6. Practice social distancing (2 metres apart) as much as possible.
The situation is fluid and subject to rapid change. We will continue to stay informed, and will share relevant information with you as it is released to us. We continue to pray for one another, those who are sick, and for our whole society that we may live in charity, be free of anxiety, that our gracious God will bring a swift end to COVID-19, and grant us strength in these challenging times.
Parishioners who wish, may make a donation towards Easter flowers for the church altar at Easter. Please place your donation, along with the “Easter Memorial Intention” form, in a separate envelope andthen into the collection basket.
To receive a tax receipt please mark “Easter Flower Donation” together with your name, Sunday envelop number, and donation amount on the outside
of the envelope. We will include thenames of your loved ones with the Prayers of the Faithful. Forms can be found in the Lobby.
2019 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
Trinity Catholic Income Tax receipts that were not picked up were mailed Thursday 27 February.
Income Tax receipts for the Bishops Appeal are mailed by the Diocese,
and for The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul are mailed by the Society.
Thank you all for your generous contributions this past year.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Metanoia is a video series beautifully filmed on location in the Holy Land.
Father Dave Pivonka from Steubenville University takes us on a ten episode journey that he describes as the most important journey of our lives, a journey of grace, hope, repentance and transformation.
It is a wonderful presentation of our Catholic faith.
You are invited to join us and bring a friend either
Wednesdays at 7pm in the Lounge,
Thursdays at 9:45 am in room 213.
February 5 & 6 to April 8 & 9.
For more information contact Alan Cavin or Huguette Fox
through the office at 250 390-2612 or or email@example.com
TRINITY CATHOLIC’S CWL
The Trinity CWL, after a very successful membership drive last weekend, would like to acknowledge a big thank you to all the parish ladies who either signed their new membership form or visited our table showing interest and are seriously considering joining our CWL.
We also want to thank Grand Knight, Gary Shepp and the many Knights from 9990 for their support, help and generosity in allowing us to set up our information booth during their Pancake Breakfast. We particularly want to thank Mike Finch and his crew, Doug Fox and Jim Loftus for their assistance with our set up.
Another big thank you goes out to all those dedicated CWL sisters who so ably represented our League and were able to attract many Trinity Catholic ladies to our CWL. We look forward to these new members bringing their many talents and interests to our council.
We expect a very exciting 2020 with many good works
on behalf or our dear Lord.
Our Lady of Good Council pray for us.
RETROSPACTIVE LENTEN FILM SERIES
Here at the Ecumenical Centre.
A 6-week Retrospective
series—featuring our “greatesthits”!,
continues this Tuesday. Once again led
Phyllis Thompson and Rev. Foster, it will continue
until April 7, with films screening at 1:00pm - 4pm
followed by refreshments and conversation.
March 17th Joyeux Noël
March 24th: Paper Clips
March 31st: Of Gods and Men
April 7th: Babette’s Feast.
No charge; refreshment and discussion follow each movie.
FOUNDATIONS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH
The 2020 Sessions are available for registration. This is a FREE opportunity open for people who wish to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith. Sessions include the following topics: Person of the Catechist, Living your Vocation, Scripture, Sacraments, Christian Morality , Prayer, the Creed and more. Sessions are adapted to meet the needs of the group. These sessions are interactive, informative and reflective. Sign up on Eventbrite or email Gwen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.479.1331.
June 29th & 30th 8:30-4:30 Holy Cross, Victoria
July 2nd & 3rd 8:30-4:30 Holy Cross, Victoria
Come listen to inspiring spiritual talks given by
Fr. Julian Studden, March 30, 31 and April 1 at 6:30pm.
Bring along your family and friends. Everyone is invited to nourish their relationship with Jesus during Lent.
Fr. Julian asks for prayers for the success of the Parish Lenten Mission:
‘Lord Jesus may the Lenten Mission be a precious opportunity for us to be transformed and to experience your love. Above all we ask for your Divine Grace of repentance and forgiveness. We pray that our parish families and every person in our parish be inspired to fully participate in this Mission and experience the renewal of faith in you. We pray particularly for those of us who are suffering, facing adversity and experiencing doubts. Lord Jesus we ask you to forgive our failings and shortcomings. Grant us the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the courage to live as your true disciples.
Mary our Mother and all the Angles and Saints pray for us.
DIOCESAN PASTORAL CARE TRAINING
When we visit the lonely, sick, injured, elderly, and dying, in their homes, or hospitals, retirement centres, and long-term care facilities, we are living out our baptismal identity.
Lay pastoral care visitors can assist their pastors by helping to share Christ’s healing love and compassion with those in need
by offering friendship, encouragement, the ministry of presence, and,
when requested, prayer, and Holy Communion.
Sessions are being held at Ascension Parish in Parksville
on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm and are free.
Please bring a bag lunch to each session. Coffee and Tea will be provided.
A Certificate of Completion is provided to those who attend all 4 sessions. Contact the parish office to register: (250) 248-3747 or email@example.com
February 1st Session 1: The Healing Ministry of Christ ,
March 7 Session 2: Listening & Communication and Mental Health,
April 25 Session 3: The Grieving Process & Ministering to Families,
May 9 Session 4: Who am I as a Pastoral Care Visitor?
SEP 09 - JUN 30:
Mon 9 am - 12:45 pm
Tue-Fri 9 am - 1:45 pm
July 01 - Sep 06
Wed - Fri: 8 am - 12:45pm
Mon-Tue: phones & emails will be monitored remotely
+ All statutory holidays
Trinity Catholic Church
6234 Spartan Rd
Namaimo, V9T 2N9
250 390-2612 250 390-2612
Saturday 6 pm
Sunday 8 am
Monday 6 pm
Tue - Fri 9 am
Saturday 6pm Sunday 9 am
1/2 hr before
Mon - Sat
1/2 hr before
Mon - Fri Masses
Thursday 1 - 3 pm
Friday 9:30 - 10:30 am
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