Notices for Week of February 7

Notices: 7 February 2021, Proper 5
Dear friends,

This Sunday we will hear the Gospel story of Jesus casting out demons and evil spirits. The evil spirits that can possess us are not entities from outside of ourselves. The evil spirits that can possess us are from within ourselves. The enemy to life is within. That is to say, YOU are the enemy. The less full of “self” we are, the more room there is for us to be filled or possessed by God’s Spirit of Love. To follow Jesus is to learn to die to self and to open up to the larger life of Love.

Father Gerald+

Register for in person Sunday Liturgy at

You can watch and participate in our Sunday liturgy and Wednesday Meditation on our YouTube channel on our web page And also on our Facebook page.  

On Monday night , February 15th, at 7pm we will begin a practical introduction to the Christian faith called Questions of Life. This will be live at the Resurrection and live on Zoom.  We will begin with Christianity:  Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant?  Looking at questions such as…Where did I come from?  Where am I heading?  Who am I? What is is life about?  Etc.  All are welcome. Please contact Deacon Gladys at  6832266. Or The Zoom link is
Meeting ID: 862 8543 0090Passcode: 410743

The Parishes of Bay Roberts/Coley’s Point, Shearstown, Port de Grave and the Resurrection will be sharing mid week Lenten services beginning on February 24 at 7pm.

February 24, St.Matthew’s Bay Roberts

March 3, Resurrection, South River

March 10, St.Lukes, Port de Grave

March 17, St.Mark’s, Shearstown

March 24, St.John the Evangelist, Coley’s Point

Take Out Breakfast on Saturday, February 20. 

We have a new microphone (a second one) to compliment our new audio visual equipment. At around $1200, it is expensive. We have a donation to cover half the cost. If you could make a donation to help cover the rest of the cost, it would be greatly appreciated. In your donation note, write “new microphone.” The quality of the recording of the liturgy is important, especially for those listening from home. 

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 have begun. Let us keep our young candidates, their families and Carole in our prayer as they open up to the life and love of God’s Holy Spirit. 

In person Godly Play is available on Sundays. Masks are required and physical distancing will be practiced. 

Simple Prayer is 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

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)

Bible Study: 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.

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

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.

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).