September

September 14, 2018

URGENT CALL FOR CATECHISTS !!! Carla & Jim Fretwell are unable to lead this year’s sacramental prep program due to their daughter Wendy’s critical illness (please keep the family in your prayers). In addition, Stasia Hartley is not available this fall. If you think that you can help, please contact Father Rolf at 250-656-7433. 

PARISH POTLUCK: SUN. SEPT. 16 You are invited to bring your favourite dish to our Parish Potluck Lunch Sun, Sept. 16 after Mass at St. Elizabeth’s. A wonderful way to enjoy great food, take time for a chat with fellow parishioners and  take the opportunity to greet new parish members: ”strangers are only friends we haven’t yet met” 
 

ERITREAN BENEFIT LUNCHEON: SEPT. 23 Be sure to attend the annual bake sale and luncheon to raise funds for our work in Eritrea.   Sun. Sept. 23:11:30 am at St. Elizabeth’s.  It's a great time to socialize with friends over lunch, stock up on delicious baked goods and preserves, and find out more about the work supported by Hanti Sidra One Global Family 

K of C PANCAKE BREAKFAST: SEPT. 30 $6 / person, 12 & under free. Good food & fellowship. Bring your appetite!  
 

August

August 21, 2018

THANK YOU! “The Lally family is very grateful to St. Elizabeth’s for the wonderful tributes and generosity you have displayed! Yes, God is Love and you will always have a special place in our sacramental life! Love and God bless!” - The Lally family. 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY We want to extend a blessing and very special congratulations to Alice and Stann Hall who are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary on August 20th. Due to health challenges they are now unable to attend the 10:30 mass. Happy Anniversary! 

REMINDER: BURSARIES AVAILABLE Several bursaries are available to youth in the Diocese. For information see rcdvictoria.org/bursaries.php. The Parish and the K of C have also bursaries available to those who begin or continue their post-secondary education and who are active in in the parish. Apply by letter to Fr. Rolf at pastor@spparish.com

OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT Gary Koett will be retiring Sept. 30th., 2018. We thank him for nearly 10 years of serving the parish in the office. 

WORD OF CAUTION: FRAUD & MONEY SCAMS The Diocese writes: “Please, act with caution when it comes to responding to requests for money, even when someone claims to represent a charity and even if that person is a fellow parishioner, employee or clergy.” (cf. letter on bulletin board) 

WE TEACH LIFE, SIR”: AUG. 23 On Thurs., Aug. 23, 7- 8:30 pm. "We Teach Life, Sir: Walking with the People of Palestine”, with Sr. Lisa Pires, Christian Peacemaker Team member, presently working in Hebron, West Bank, Occupied Palestine. Sacred Heart, 4040 Nelthorpe 

UPCOMING IN THE DIOCESE Sept. 18 at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Cathedral: Pivotal Players, a DVD series by Bishop Robert Barron explores the lives of 6 extraordinary RC’s: St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis, St. Catherine of Siena, Bl. John Henry Newman, G. K. Chesterton, & Michelangelo. 12 weeks, beginning Tues, Sept. 18. Contact Bernadette O’Connor email: det.oconnor@gmail.com

July

July 13, 2018

PRAYER FOR THE CHRISTIANS OF THE MIDDLE EAST Let us heed Pope Francis’ plea for prayer to be offered for the Christian communities of the Middle East as well as for all  those who continue to be affected by the conflicts in the world.

SAT. JULY 28, 2018 - ORDINATION 

Bishop Gary Gordon invites you to the Ordination to the Order of Deacon of: John Dawson, Dion Pomponio, Michael  Watkins, Philip Yuson on Sat. July 28, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Andrew’s. These men have spent 4½ years in prayerful discernment, study and ministry. We wish them and their families God’s blessings. Reception at St. Patrick’s after. 

REMINDER: BURSARIES AVAILABLE Several bursaries are available to youth in the Diocese.  For information: www.rcdvictoria.org/bursaries.php. The Parish and the K of C have also bursaries available to those who begin or continue their post-secondary education and who are active in some way in the Parish. Apply by letter to the Parish or Pastor; e-mail: pastor@spparish.com  

CANNING JAR RETURNS  To prepare for the jelly making from the rectory grape vines, please return jars from last fall’s sale so that they can be used for this year’s harvest. All proceeds go to sponsor students in Mindanao, Philippines. Thanks to Julie and Larry Kirzinger who devote so much time to harvesting and making the jelly.

DIOCESAN FAMILY CONFERENCE  Families across the diocese will gather together for a fun, faith filled weekend of fellowship, play and prayer time all set against a beautiful West Coast backdrop for the Sixth Annual Diocesan Family Conference. Join us! August 23-26, 2018 at Nanoose Bay Camp. Everyone welcome! For registration go to tinyurl.com/Diocesan-Family-Conference. For info email Reine at: familycamp@rcdvictoria.org or visit www.rcdvictoria.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE SISTERS OF ST. ANN See posting on bulletin board. 
 
BIRTHRIGHT STROLLERTON ON JULY 28 The Lally family is again this year walking in support of Birthright, the Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Service. Sponsor sheets are in the foyer or contact Eslinda 250-656-2694 
 
***PLEASE NOTE*** The Sunday Bulletin will be updated during July as new information becomes available

FUNERAL FOR FATHER JACK SPROULE

Fr. Jack’s funeral mass will be held on Fri. Apr. 8 at St. Elizabeth’s.
Time to be determined.