Ministry of the Sick and Homebound
The purpose of this ministry is to reach out to parishioners who are unable to attend regular liturgy. Lay Pastoral volunteers visit homebound parishioners and residents of long-term care facilities to bring Holy Communion. This ministry brings a sense of community and belonging to parishioners who would have been otherwise excluded from being part of our parish.
Members of this committee meet on an ad hoc basis in response to requests for assistance from the Archdiocese. They are asked to help refugee families fleeing from their country to relocate in Canada. Members’ time and talents are needed to raise funds, to find living accommodations, and to ensure that “our new families” have access to the necessities of life.
A ShareLife committee is a volunteer group of parishioners and clergy that work on behalf of the parish to assist the Pastor in delivering a positive and effective ShareLife campaign. Reporting to the Pastor, they meet 3 to 4 times during each year to ensure the campaign materials are ordered and used effectively. They arrange for guest speakers from various agencies to speak about the good work and many charities supported by ShareLife.
The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians we see Christ in anyone who suffers, come together as a family, have a personal contact with the poor and are prepared to help in many ways.
Interfaith Luncheon Progamme
The mission of this ministry is to help those in need and to give them a sense of dignity and confidence. To ensure that the programme is successful, our volunteers rely on food donations and financial contributions from our parishioners. Our Interfaith Luncheon programme begins in October on the Monday after Thanksgiving and ends on Friday before the Victoria Day weekend.