No Public celebration of Sunday Masses at this time. "But even in most trying times and times of uncertainties, the Church is here for you."
State of Emergency - Stay-at-Home Order- Premier Doug Ford has declared a second provincial emergency and has also issued a Stay-at-Home Order which goes into effect on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The State of Provincial Emergency and the Stay-at-Home Order will remain in effect until February 10, 2021. During this period of the pandemic, the Diocese and many churches continue to offer live stream and taped Masses and other creative outreach ministries and programs. Let us keep one another in prayer during these days of the pandemic trusting in the abiding presence of our God who is with us at every moment of life.
New Heating System in Port Severn Church - Finally this project is completed with total donations of $7,725. Thank you to all donors who helped procure a new heating system for Port Severn Church. Special mention to Wally Berko and Mark Vanlanghove who patiently and carefully tried to find right company and right equipment needed, and also for spending lots of time under cold weather assisting the company guys during the installations.
January 3 Collections - Furnace Donation: $1,000/ Regular Sunday Offering: $550/ New Year Offering: $35
Donation Tax Receipt 2020 - To some who receive their Donation Receipt attached to their Email - If you find difficulty viewing or printing it, please don't hesitate to call my attention. FR M.
Lockdown- Community Mass celebrations are again suspended until further notice. However, during this time of lockdown, I’ll continue saying weekday & weekend Masses in private. If you have special intention to be included in the Mass, just indicate to whom, what kind of intention, preferred date, and send it to me in email and it will be looked after. Send your email address, your message, your requests, your concerns to: email@example.com, and our parish website is https://www.ladyofmercyhoneyharbour.ca. Kindly forward this to other parishioners you know so that they too can get in touch with us. Keep safe and be healthy always. Fr. M.
Baptism of the Lord- "Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In today's Gospel we hear John the Baptist contrast his baptism of repentance with the baptism that Jesus will inaugurate. John the Baptist says that he has baptized with water, but that the one who is to come will baptize with the Holy Spirit. John's baptism was not yet a Christian baptism; it was a preparation for the Christian Baptism we celebrate today, and through which sins are forgiven and the gift of the Holy Spirit is received. In accepting John's baptism, Jesus, though sinless, united himself with all sinners. Jesus' baptism inaugurates his mission. The end of the ministry of John the Baptist is the beginning of Jesus' ministry. In an analogous way, our Baptism inaugurates our mission as Christians." Sunday Connection
CLICK - https://youtu.be/wza-ZA5DlkM +Most Reverend Bishop Miehm celebrates the Mass for the Baptism of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains. (January 10, 2021.)
Our Lady of Mercy Parish-Honey Harbour, Ontario
Pope Francis-Bishop Daniel Miehm-Fr. Martin Dalida