Ascension News (February 18, 2022)

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Queen’s College is situated at 210 Prince Philip Drive.  The College “is dedicated to providing the highest quality theological education to men and women of faith” and is not only for those with plans to enter ordained ministry, but also for those who long to enhance their baptismal ministry. 

Next Sunday, February 20, is Queen’s College Sunday. During the 11 a.m. service on that day, Nicole Critch, a theology student from the College will preach.

  • If you would like to donate to the Queen’s College Appeal, you will find a donation envelope in your Chimes, or you can use your own envelope marked with Queen’s College Appeal. (Please make sure you include your name and donation amount.) Thanks in advance for your support.
  • In person worship continues at the Ascension.  Please note again:
    • No pre-registration is necessary.
    • Household ‘bubbles’ may sit together.
    • Mask must be worn at all times.
    • If over the age of 12, you must be fully vaccinated (Vax Pass needed) or have a valid medical exemption.
    • Layer well, as the church will be well ventilated. 
  • However, our online service continues via the Parish Facebook which is also recorded for later viewing.  The service can also be viewed on our YouTube at a more opportune time if you so desire.
  • Last week I mentioned the World Day of Prayer, but in error I was given the wrong date.  The annual service for that Day will be on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. and this year it is hosted by our parish.  The theme is “I Know the Plans I Have for you.”  Members of the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland prepared this service, which will also be live-streamed on our usual platforms.
  • Another hot, free take-out meal will be ready for those in need on Wednesday, February 23, at the entrance to the Church of the Good Shepherd.  You may also pick up one for someone you know who would really appreciate it. Meals will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • I know that most of you are familiar with the Anglican Life that brings news from all three dioceses in NL.  There are ten free issues a year from September to June.  If you would like to join the mailing list or know of someone who would delight in receiving it, please make contact by one of the following means: 
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Phone Rev’d Fred Marshall at (709) 727-4346.
    • Mail your request to Anglican Life, 3 Carpasian Road, St. John’s, NL A1C 3T9.
  • Ash Wednesday is March 2!  There will be a service at 7 p.m. to which all are welcome.
  • Lenten folders are available to be picked up from the back of the church or from the office.
  • The 32nd Session of Synod for the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador will be on February 25 & 26.  There will be an online link as the diocese gather online for Synod. The opening Eucharist will be on Friday, February 25, from our Cathedral at 7 p.m. You can also watch the Synod proceedings live beginning 8:30 p.m. on February 25, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 26. (A copy of Bishop Rose’s letter is in the back of the church.)
  • Connect via the Cathedral Facebook page at or the Diocesan Facebook page at
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day is February 22, a day set aside by Canadians to bring particular attention to the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery in Canada and around the world. Freedom Sunday is a global movement of prayer, worship, and action to address the crime of human trafficking. To learn more about it, you can download liturgical resources at

 That’s it folks for another week! Not much news to report these days due to the continuing pandemic.  Hopefully, more parish social events will be able to take place within the near future.

God Bless you all,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)