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Welcoming Homes: A Diocesan Forum on Affordable Housing

By | Clergy News and Updates, News

May 11, 2019 9am – 3:30pm – Christ Church Bells Corners 3861 Old Richmond Road, Nepean. K2H 5C1
All parishes are welcome to a day of learning, information, sharing and resources.

Morning Workshops A. Opportunities for Affordable Housing in Rural Communities B. Development 101: “Getting Started”

Afternoon Workshops C. No Money and No Land? Ways Your Parish can get Involved D. Creating Innovative Partnerships for Housing

Download poster (prints 2 sides)

Full info and registration link: https://welcominghomes.eventbrite.ca

Bishop John update

By | Clergy News and Updates, News

Dear Friends,

Today, I had a fulsome meeting with a thoracic surgeon and the news looks promising indeed.

In the next few weeks I will undergo two surgeries. The first is a more intrusive biopsy (general anesthetic) of the mass and surrounding lymph nodes. This will confirm what is already expected, which is that the mass is contained in the middle lobe of the right lung. Following this procedure, I will undergo a second surgery to remove the middle lobe of the lung.

The surgeon has informed Catherine and I that, forgoing any unexpected complications, the prognosis is excellent, and I will be able to return to normal living and ministry soon.

Catherine and I cannot find the words to express to you, the clergy and people of our wonderful diocese, our gratitude for upholding us in your prayers, cards sent, as well as emails and texts. Your care and compassion and hopefulness have uplifted us throughout these difficult days.

There will be more to come, but the future, thanks be to God, looks promising indeed.

Yours in the faith of Christ,
†John

Easter advertising campaign

By | Clergy News and Updates, News

Deadline for orders March 15
Once again, the Diocese will arrange and subsidize paid advertisements informing readers of the times and locations of Holy Week services and Easter special events. Ads will be placed in the Ottawa Citizen, community newspapers and any other regional papers requested by parishes choosing to participate in this paid advertising program. These high profile display advertisements will appear in Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday papers in advance of Palm Sunday.

Bishop’s Gala & Silent Auction

By | News

The Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman cordially invites you to attend the 37th Annual Bishop’s Gala Dinner and Silent Auction. The Gala is a fundraising event to support the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund; a fund which enables Bishop Chapman to respond quickly and compassionately to compelling and often unexpected situations locally, nationally, and internationally that are beyond the diocesan budget.

Please join us May 8, 2019, 6:00-10:00pm for an evening of friendship, fellowship, food, and fun. In addition, don’t forget about our silent auction which has something for everyone and gets better every year! (Cash, cheques, and credit cards accepted at the Silent Auction). It truly is a lovely evening in support of an important cause close to all of our hearts.

RSVP by April 12, 2019

INFO ON EVENT AND TICKETS

The Reverend Jeannie appointed half-time Chaplain to Cornerstone

By | Clergy News and Updates, News

The Reverend Jeannie Loughrey has been appointed half-time Chaplain to
Cornerstone / Le Pilier effective March 1, 2019. Jeannie will continue as
the half-time Incumbent of Church of the Good Shepherd Wakefield, including
sponsor responsibilities for their five chapels.

An Interim Priest will be appointed shortly for St. Mary Magdalene Chelsea
for two Sundays per month beginning in March.