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Conversations for Our Times

Zoom series sponsored by St. Basil’s Parish This month’s special guest is Dr. Rosella Kinoshameg who will speak about being both Indigenous and Christian in an age of reconciliation. Sunday, November 5, 20232:00 p.m. EST Rosella is a deeply respected Odawa/Ojibway Elder from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 55 years; they have 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She has been a nurse, teacher and administrator in the…

Renewed in Liturgy 2023

4th Renewed in Liturgy Teaching Series Come rediscover the meaning, history, beauty, and power of the Mass through our teaching series. November 10 Scripture and Eucharistic Celebration Presented by His Excellency Yvan Mathieu, S.M., Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa-Cornwall Archdiocese November 17 Symbolism in the Eucharistic Celebration, followed by Teaching Mass Presented by Rev Fr. Rob Arsenault, CC November 24 Healing Power of the Eucharist Presented by Rev Fr. Pierre Champoux Location: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 20 Grant…

Lessons and Carols Advent Concert 2023

Christmas is Coming!!! Blessed Sacrament Parish Invites all Singers and Musicians To participate in our very first Advent Concert! To be held: December 2nd from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – and – December 3rd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Sign up to receive music, rehearsal schedule, and further details. Please email prior to November 6, 2023. forgraceproductions@gmail.com
Oil painting of a dying man being anointed with oil in accordance with the rites of the early Catholic church.

Samaritanus Bonus

Letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Euthanasia and Pastoral Care (The following are adapted excerpts from the linked PDF.) The need for medical care is born of the vulnerability of the human condition in its finitude and limitations. Despite our best efforts, it is difficult to recognize the profound value of human life when we see it in its weakness and fragility. Care for life is the first responsibility that guides the physician in the…