Notices for Week of 24 January

Notices: 24 January 2021, Proper 3

Dear friends,

This Sunday we will hear the Gospel story where Jesus calls us to repent – to turn from a life consumed with “self,” and to follow him into a life that is about loving relationships with others. To follow Jesus is to be a “fisher of people.”


Father Gerald+

Annual Reports are now due. If you have been giving leadership to one of the various ministries within the parish, please prepare and submit your annual report.

Envelopes for 2021 available on the table to the right of the entrance to the oratory.

The Sacrament of Confirmation classes will begin at the Parish of the Resurrection in South River on January 24 at 11am. To register contact Carole Saunders at (709) 680-0455 or, or Father Gerald at

Annual Snow Blower Fund Raiser: Tickets, $2 each or 3 for $5, available from Lynn Clarke at 683-1270, or The draw will be on January 31.If you would like tickets to sell on behalf of the parish, contact Lynn Clarke or Father Gerald.

Simple Prayer is now available live at 8:30am on Wednesday mornings on our Facebook.

If you are interested in learning more about mindfulness and meditation, join us at the Resurrection on Wednesdays at 11am. Covid Protocols in place. These sessions are now being recorded and, if interested, you can watch and participate from home on our Facebook and Youtube channel.

“Gospel Chat”: Sundays we have in person bible study which is also available on line with Zoom at 9:30am. We will call this 30 minutes together “Gospel Exploration.” We’ll simply read the Gospel for the Sunday, and then take some time to explore what it might mean for us in our lives.You can now join from home using the below Zoom link. If you have any questions, please let me know. All are welcome.Join Zoom Meeting ID: 509 020 9597

Monday Night Christian Eduction will be resuming later in January. We will be using “Question of Life,” to explore what Christian faith is. This will also be available on Zoom.

Receiving at Communion during Covid: If you want to receive Holy Communion, please stand as the sacrament is being distributed.

In person Godly Play has resumed. Masks are required and physical distancing will be practiced.

Addictions Support at the Resurrection (with Covid Protocols in place):

NA Meetings on Tuesday nights in the Emmaus Cafe at 8pm. (Zoom is also available).

AA Meetings on Thursday nights in the Oratory at 8pm.

NAR-ANON meetings, open to family and friends of those living with addictions,  meets in the Emmaus Cafe on Sundays at 7pm.If you or someone you know is interested in any of these support programs, simply come along, or for more info, contact Father Gerald.

Bereavement Support (in person) meets at the Resurrection on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30. To pre-register contact Deacon Gladys Harvey at 683-2266.Register for Sunday Liturgy at

Please financially support your faith community with eTransfer at; or sign up for auto deposit; put your offering in the mail (Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0); or drop it off on Wednesdays from 1-3pm.

Covid Ministry Schedule: (All with Covid Protocols in Place)

Gospel Chat: Sundays at 9:30am.

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 11am.

Children’s Church: Sunday’s at 11am.

Community Lunch: (bringing your own lunch and beverage) Sunday’s at noon.

Nar-Anon: Sundays at 7pm in St.George Room.

Adult Christian Education: Mondays at 7pm.

Bereavement Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm in the Emmaus Cafe.

The Baccalieu Trail Recovery Group (Narcotics Anonymous): Tuesday’s at 8pm.

Simple Morning Prayer: Wednesday’s at 8:30am on Facebook.

Yoga: Wednesday’s at 9am

Alternative Spiritual Community (meditation): Wednesdays at 11am.

Community Lunch: (bringing your own lunch and beverage) Wednesday’s at noon.

Knit Wits: Wednesday’s from 1-3pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursdays at 8pm.

Take Out Breakfast the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am to 11am.

Anyone wanting a home visit, to discuss the life of prayer & spiritual living, or any other pastoral need, please take the initiative and contact Father Gerald.

Deacon Gladys is pastorally responsible for those who are sick and shut in. Please let her know ( 683-2266) if you know of anyone sick or shut in.

Deacon Janet Pardy is pastorally responsible for anyone in the Carbonear Hospital. Please let her know if a parishioner needs a hospital visit (, 786-0931).

With reference to the Coronavirus, and any infectious disease, prevention is the best approach to protection. Individuals are advised to take precautions around general hygiene and public health. Clean, Cover and Contain is the recommended approach.Clean: wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitizer.Cover: use a tissue or arm to cover coughs and sneezes as opposed to the hands which frequently touch other surfaces and people.Contain: individuals with influenza-like symptoms should stay at home to minimize contact with others and to treat the symptoms of the illness.

As a way of inviting deeper listening for the Spirit during the Proclamation of the Word in the liturgy, the readings will now be introduced with “Listen for the Leading of the Spirit,” followed by silence, and then the Scriptural reading. We want to listen to the Word of God not only with our thinking minds, but more importantly, our spiritual hearts. We are listening for where God is leading us as individuals and as a community.

Community Lunch on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s: Because of Covid restrictions, we have not been able to provide community lunches on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s as has been our practice. But we are permitted to have community lunches with participants bringing their own lunch and beverage. With physical distancing, the benefit is that, for those who want, there can be some extended experience of community beyond the liturgy.

Depression is an illness that affects many families and communities. Let us learn more about the pervasiveness of depression, and how to be more supportive.