(May 31, 2024)

Even though we have had some very low temperatures recently, springtime brings with it many joys.  Take a walk in your neighbourhood or a leisurely drive through the city, and you will see many spring flowers blooming beautifully.  The saying goes that ‘where flowers bloom, so does hope’ – a reassuring thought these days in the midst of illnesses, the ongoing of criminal acts, the disregard for the wellbeing of others, etc.

We give thanks to God for all blessings, and pray that hope will abound throughout our city, and throughout our world.

  • There is a free community take-out supper this evening, May 29, at the entrance to the Church of the Good Shepherd.  If you and/or someone you know could use a hot meal, then they will be ready between 5 and 6 p.m.
  • The dates and times of the Cemetery Services have been posted.  On that note also, our parish needs one more representative to sit on the Cemetery Committee, as well as volunteers to collect the offering at the gates.  If you are able to help in either of these ways, or if you need further information,  please contact Archdeacon Nancy or Randy Spurrell.
    • Kenmount Road – Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. (Our parish is leading the service.)
    • Forest Road: Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m.
  • Another card party has been planned for Monday, June 3. The cost is $6 – same place, same time.  Come and enjoy the fellowship these get-togethers offer.
  • How would you like to be a summer reader for a 11 a.m. service?  If you are interested, please sign the sheet at the entrance to the church or call the church office. 
  • Applications are available at the church office for a co-ed summer camp at Lion’s Max Simms Memorial Campsite from July 29 – August 2 (sponsored by the Diocese of Central Newfoundland.)
  • Special thanks to those who came out to help with cleaning the church grounds on Monday evening.  Fine job indeed!  
  • A blessing of Mount Pearl High School Graduates of 2024 will take place on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of Families Roman Catholic Church on Ashford Drive.  All are invited to attend.  There will be a short worship service followed by refreshments.

That’s it, folks!

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