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WORSHIP SERVICESAltar

  • SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES
    • When Christmas Hurts: A Service of Hope and Healing – A joint service with St. Margaret’s. All are welcome to this special time of worship that offers comfort, healing, hope, and a sense of abiding faith and the persistent light of Christ in the darkest areas of our lives. Location: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 12603 Ellerslie Road. Date and Time: Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 7 p.m.
    • Christmas Eve Worship: 7 p.m and 11 p.m. (at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church)
    • Christmas Day Worship: 10 a.m. (at St. Patrick’s Anglican Church)
    • Note: There will be one Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. on Dec. 24th. (No 8:30 a.m. service on the 24th.)
  • SUNDAY
    • 8:30 a.m., Sunday - Holy Eucharist* (said)
    • 10:00 a.m., Sunday - Holy Eucharist* (sung)
      Children are welcome at all services. Books and colouring and activity sheets are available at the back of the church.
    • Annointing and prayer for healing is held during the 10:00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of each month.

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL
    • Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.  each Sunday
      Children join adults in church at the exchange of the peace. Children are welcome to begin Sunday School at age 3 1/2 to 4 and continue to grade 6.

  • YOUTH GROUP
    • Youth Group meets during Sunday School time 2-3 Sundays a month. All youth from Grade 7 to 12 are welcome to meet for snacks, discussion and a game. Youth join adults in church at the exchange of the peace.

* Our church maintains a supply of gluten-free wafers for those who cannot eat the regular wafers. Please speak to the rector before service begins.

MINISTRIES

  • ALTAR GUILD:
    The Altar Guild is a group of eight people who take turns keeping the sanctuary clean, setting up for worship and cleaning up after worship. This group enables us all to give praise and glory to God every Sunday. The group meets as necessary

  • FLOWERS:
    Flowers are often placed on the altar in thanksgiving or in memory of friends or relatives. After service these flowers are often taken to the hospital to cheer someone, or given to a house bound parishioner.

  • GARDENERS:
    Parishioners volunteer to cut the grass, shovel snow, and/or to maintain the flower garden.

  • HOUSEKEEPING:
    Four teams of 2 to 4 parishioners clean the church and hall, usually on Saturday. These people are "unsung heroes".

  • MUSIC MINISTRY:
    A team of 5 pianists and a youth and adult choir provide music for our church services and other events.

  • NEWSLETTER:
    From time to time a newsletter is produced

  • SERVERS GUILD:
    Adults and youngsters assist in the Sunday church services. Any parishioner is welcome to this Ministry. Training is provided by the Rector.

  • SOCIAL COMMITTEE:
    Arranges for coffee after 10:00 a.m. church service and other social events.  

 

SACRAMENTS

  • BAPTISM:
    Baptism is the way we become members of the church, the body of Christ. Although many are baptized as infants, baptism is appropriate at any age. Baptism takes place at a main Sunday morning service, with Easter, Pentecost, All Saints, and Baptism of the Lord being especially suitable days. Baptismal candidates make promises to renounce evil and turn to Jesus as Lord. In infant baptism, these promises are made by parents and godparents on behalf of the child. The congregation promises to support the newly baptized in their life of faith. For baptismal preparation, please contact the rector.

  • FIRST COMMUNION:
    In our main Sunday service we celebrate the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion, mass or the Lord’s Supper) We recall that Jesus took bread and wine, blessed them and shared them with his friends, saying “This is my body, this is my blood given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” All baptized Christians, including children, are welcome to share bread and wine at the Lord’s table. Instruction is available for children, teens or adults wishing to receive communion for the first time.

  • CONFIRMATION:
    When young children are baptized, their parents and godparents make promises on their behalf. Sometimes teens or adults wish to affirm their faith for themselves, and then the sacrament of confirmation is appropriate. This involves a period of discussion about some of the basics of Christian faith. Then the bishop will come and in a special service involving the laying on of hands, will confirm the person. Confirmation can be held every year or two and is available for young people from about age 12 as well as adults.

  • WEDDINGS:
    Weddings are joyful occasions in the lives of families, and a church wedding acknowledges that the couple is joined together by the grace of God and that Christian spirituality is part of the marriage. The strength and support of the Christian community, and an active Christian faith, help the couple create a permanent, happy marriage. For more information about weddings at St. Patrick’s, contact the rector

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School aged children (3 1/2 years to Grade 6) meet in the Parish Hall during the 10:00 a.m. church service. They rejoin their parents in church during "the peace".

 

YOUTH GROUPS

THE YOUTH GROUP meets about 3 Sundays per month during the first part of the 10 a.m. service for Bible reading discussion, snacks and games. This group is suitable for those from grade 7 to grade 12.

THE CHOIR, under the direction of Bridget Kinloch, sings usually on the third Sunday of the month. Practices are twice monthly on a Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30. children youth and adults are welcome.

 

Updated December 13, 2017

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