The calendar marks last Wednesday as the first day of summer. With the rise in temperature and the witnessing of flowers and trees bursting into bloom, we also have that summer feeling.
We will be celebrating Canada Day this coming weekend. Do you feel blessed to be living in Canada, especially when you think about the freedoms in this country, the opportunities, the beautiful landscape, the diverse cultures, etc? According to the Human Development Index, some countries provide a better quality of life than others, and as of a 2021, Canada was third on the list!! May God continue to ‘keep our land glorious and free!’
Let me draw your attention to a few notices:
- Many of our parishioners have their loved ones’ remains at one of the Cemeteries which means the services are very important to them. Please note that the Kenmount Road Cemetery service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12 at 7, and the Forest Road Cemetery Service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at 7. All details regarding possible cancellations are in previous Chimes and on the Parish’s website.
- The free community supper take-out meal is available this evening (June 28) from 5 to 6 at the entrance of the Church of the Good Shepherd. If you, or someone you know, could use a hot meal, please come by at that time. Enjoy!
- There will be many relying on the food banks during the summer months. When possible, let’s help the needy in that respect by picking up a few extra groceries on our next trip for groceries and dropping them at the food bank box at church. Thanks for your continual generosity.
This will be my last enews until September. The summer Chimes will be available this coming Sunday and it will give you information you will need for the summer months. I hope you will have a safe and happy summer. May God be with you wherever you may go to enjoy the holiday. God doesn’t take vacations, so He will be there for you wherever you are.
God Bless you all,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)