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Preparing for the Sacraments
Adult Faith Enrichment

Welcome to St. Joseph's and Immaculate Conception parishes in Stratford, Ontario

 

News, upcoming events, and dates to note:

 

New to the parish? Our parish registration form may be found here.

 

 

Full list of updates from the Family of Parishes Transition Committee

We now have a page listing all updates from the Transition Committee. Please consult it here for the latest updates on the transition.

 

First Communion 2020

Preparations are under way for this year's First Communion celebrations. Parent/guardian information meetings are as follows:
Wednesday, January 29th @ 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, OR

Thursday, January 30th @ 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church hall. Meetings are identical, and parents are required to attend only one, according to your schedule. Children making their First Communion are not required to come to this meeting. A letter with more information can be found here; the First Communion registration form is here

 

World Day of the Sick

The 27th World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 11th. This document offers a reflection by Dr. Moira McQueen, Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and member of the CCCB Palliative Care Working Group. 

 

A Lenten Day of Prayer

On Saturday, February 29th, St. Joseph’s, Immaculate Conception and Holy Names Parishes will host a Lenten Day of Prayer at St. Joseph’s Church and Parish hall. Claire Bondy, the Family and Youth Ministry Specialist for the Diocese of London, will be the facilitator. The Day of Prayer will begin with Mass at 9:00 am, followed by a day of talks and discussion, reflection and prayer. Our focus with be on the Year of Prayer themes of evangelization, liturgy, charity and justice.
We will break around noon for a warm lunch of soups & sandwiches and end the day at 3:00 pm.

 

This is a wonderful way to enter into the Lenten season; to offer your day to grow in prayer and holiness and to support one another in our faith journeys. No great distances to travel and no weather worries! Cost is only $10 which includes materials and lunch.
 

In order to help us plan we are taking registration in the following ways:
• Drop into the parish office Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm (closed over lunch)
• Email Mary Chisholm at mchisholm@dol.ca to reserve a spot. She will arrange for payment ahead of time, as there will be no payment taken at the door. Please include your phone number on your email message.
Registrations will be taken during the weekend of January 25/26 after all Masses at all 3 churches.

 

We are expecting promotional material to arrive soon, and will make it available to you as soon as possible.