Notices for Week of February 21

Notices: 21 February 2021, Lent 1
Dear friends,

I pray this e-mail finds you well in your house bubbling during this latest Covid lock down. I also pray that the new strain of Covid spreading in our communities will be curtailed soon and that our level 5 restrictions will be relatively short. It is so important that we abide by the restrictions in order to keep each other safe and to help facilitate a reopening of the communities we live in. Please be mindful of the vulnerable who are living alone. 
Although tiring of Covid, we have the knowledge and tools to better deal with this lock down this time round. 
As Lent begins, Covid has sent us into the desert or wilderness of solitude. We are not alone, Christ, who is our life, is with us. This Sunday we will hear the Gospel story of Jesus entering the solitude of the wilderness to struggle with himself, with that which has the potential to separate us from God. We are invited to follow him on this inner path of self awareness that eventually opens up to new life and God or Love awareness. 

Father Gerald+

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.  

Confirmation classes will be continuing using Zoom. Carole will send the Zoom link out to the candidates. 

Godly Play stories will be made available on line in the near future. 

Monday nights at 7pm we are exploring Christian faith and Questions of Life.  We are currently exploring the question: Christianity:  Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant?  All are welcome, and you can join in on the conversation at any time. Contact Deacon Gladys at  6832266.

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. The following dates reflect the parish that will be Zoom hosting.

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

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

Wednesday meditation is available on Zoom on Wednesdays at 11am. All are welcome to learn and practice meditation. The Zoom link is below.

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 810 0212 7640Password: 004650

NA and AA are available on Zoom on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8pm. The Zoom link is below.

 Join Zoom Meeting ID: 880 1009 7895

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. 

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)