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Parish Say Thank You to Zita Finora for Fifty Years of Service as Sacristan

Zita with Bishop Crosby and Father Noon at the 125th Anniversary Dinner

If you have an interest in the history of our church, you'd love talking to Zita Finora.


7th Annual Church Picnic and Family Fun Day


On Sunday September 8th, we celebrated our 7th Annual Church Picnic at St. Ignatius Jesuit Cen- tre. The weather was perfect. Our attendance figures were outstanding...almost 400 attendees! The picnic was very much a multi-generational event and it was nice to see so many young fami- lies and children in attendance.


How to Apply for Christmas Help from The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Do you know of someone living within our parish boundaries who may need some extra help at Christmas?  Our conference offers a food voucher and gift card in lieu of a hamper.  Those wishing help should come to the parish office during office hours and fill in a confidential application to qualify for this assistance.  Applications are now available, and the final day to apply is Friday, December 13.  Applicants will be contacted starting Dec 9 to confirm the application and arrange delivery.


Promote Your Business by Donating to the Parish Picnic


We are having our 7th Annual Parish Picnic, on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Ignatius Jesuit Centre.  We anticipate having approximately 400 parishioners attend the picnic.  The volunteer committee that plans the picnic each year is currently seeking donations that can be used for door and raffle prizes at our event. Donors will be recognized and advertised in our parish bulletin. If you would like to support the picnic in this way, please contact Mark Sammut at 519-836-6214 or the parish office at 519-824-3951. 


Parish Golf Tournament is Fun for All

On June 2nd, Church of Our Lady held its annual parish golf tournament.  The golfing was followed by a dinner.  Thanks to Peggy Moore for these pictures, and to all the member of the organizing committee for their hard work putting this great event together.  It was well attended and a lot of fun.  


Parishioners Thank Fr. Peter and Wish Him Well in His New Parish

After two years as Associate Pastor at Church of Our Lady, Associate Pastor Fr. Peter Golinski is moving to a new role.  On June 23rd, parishioners got together to thank Fr. Peter for his service and to wish him well. Fr. Peter is moving to St. Martin's Parish in Drayton.  In his new role as Pastor, he will also oversee missions at St. Mary Palmerston and St. Thomas Harriston.


Parish Appreciation Night Well Attended

The Church of Our Lady has relied on volunteers since before its founations were laid, and the loving handiwork of the faithful who came before us is evident everywhere you look inside our beautiful church.  On April 23rd, a Parish Appreciation Night was held the church hall to honour the contributions of volunteers and celebrate the history of the church.  Father Jacques Monette S.J, spoke about the key role played by the Jesuits at Church of our Lady over an 80 year period.   The event was very well attended.  


Visit from former Pastor, Fr. Ted Hughes


The 125th Committee was pleased to welcome former pastor, Father Ted Hughes as a guest homilist at our week-end masses on February 16th and 17th. Fr. Hughes now works with inmates in Canada’s prisons, and he spoke during his homily about inmates who find great comfort in attending Mass. He told a story about one inmate for whom Mass was the only time during his week when he felt like a regular person.


Pasta Dinner Held to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

On Sunday, February 12, 2013, two hundred parishioners sat down to a Pasta Dinner catered by Nick Finoro and his family. The menu included pasta, meatballs, sausages, salad, bread, dessert, coffee and tea.  This event was planned in celebration of The Church of Our Lady Immaculate 125th Anniversary celebration.  A wonderful evening of food, fun and friendship was enjoyed by all.  Father Noon began the evening with grace and ended it with a thankyou, inviting the children to take home a centrepiece to give to their mothers for Mother's Day.


Feedback on the Marriage Prep Course

Twice a year, volunteers from Church of Our Lady run a weekend course for engaged couples.  The course includes guest speakers on sexuality and financial planning, a talk from Fr. Noon about marriage and spirituality, and lots of hands-on exercises designed to get couples talking about topics like communication, families or origin, and goal setting.   Here are some comments we received from couples who attended the last session.

It was very useful to talk to your future spouse about things you wouldn’t normally talk about.  The facilitators were very real and down to earth.