Notices for Week of 6 June
Spring Notices: 6 June, Corpus Christi
This Sunday we are celebrating the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. All of us are on a journey, a journey that hopefully includes deepening inner awareness. Just like our bodies need food and nourishment, so does our spirits. As Christians, Christ is the food that we need for our spirits to deepen and grow in Love. We feed on Christ in so many ways, because Christ is in all of our relationships, in all of life. But this Sunday we celebrate Christ in the sacrament of the Holy Communion – our need to be spiritually fed at the altar with the Body of Christ.
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And let us take a moment now, to pause and give voice to our shame and our sorrowfor the 215 children whose graves have been discovered at the Kamloops Residential School.
‘A voice was heard in Ramah,wailing and loud lamentation,Rachel weeping for her children;she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’Let us open our ears to the voice of lamentationin Kamloops,in Kitamaat, Old Crow, Fort McKay,Grassy Narrows, Chisasibi, Eskasoni,in hundreds of communities across this country;the voice of mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers,generation after generation,wailing for their children who were taken from them.
Let us open our ears to the sobs of those children,torn from the comfort and protection of their families,estranged from their culture and their sense of their own identity,left with a pain that they often carried their whole lives.
Let us hold in our hearts those who were abused.And let us remember those who never came home,whose lives were stolen from them by disease and neglect,particularly the 215 children whose graves have now been discovered.
As we have so shamefully failed them in this life,may they find honour and healing as the first in your Kingdom.We pray for our nation,at this reminder of stories still untold,pain still unshared,responsibility still not taken.Teach us the lesson of your cross:that it is only in opening ourselves to the pain of others,in sharing their burdens in love,that we may find healing together.
We conclude with the Collect for the Holy Innocents:
Almighty God, our heavenly Father,whose children suffered at the hands of Herod,receive, we pray, all innocent victimsinto the arms of your mercy.By your great might frustrate all evil designsand establish your reign of justice, love, and peace;through Jesus Christ our Lord,who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Written by Rev. Dr. Paul Jennings
Level 2 Restriction Spring Ministries at the Resurrection:
Sunday Liturgy in person at 11am and on Facebook and Youtube.
Sunday Children’s Church at 11am.
Sunday AA Zoom at 8pm.
Tuesday NA in person at 8pm.
Wednesday Resurrection Yoga at 9am in person and on Zoom.
Wednesday Emmaus Cafe Drop Off from 1-3pm.
Thursday AA at 8pm in person.
Saturday Curb Side Breakfast 3rd Saturday of each month, 8-11am.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the clergy for prayer and support.
Addictions Support at the Resurrection (with Covid Protocols in place):
NA Meetings on Tuesday nights in the Emmaus Cafe at 8pm.
AA Meetings on Thursday nights in the Oratory at 8pm.
AA is available on Zoom on Sunday nights at 8pm. The Zoom link is below. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88010097895Meeting ID: 880 1009 7895
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.
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