HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!
THE PARISH STRATEGIC PLAN, 2015-20120,
After many months of hard work the STRATEGIC PLANNING FUTURES COMMITTEE has delivered The Strategic Plan for Holy Name of Mary Parish, and the Plan has been ratified by Pastoral Council. This Strategic Plan represents a challenge to all members of the Holy Name of Mary Parish community. While the Strategic Plan development was guided by the expressed wishes of the Parish and its Ministry leaders, it is still possible that not all the recommendations and plans for action will be embraced by all members of the Parish. Please read the document and consider your support of this vital way forward.
A GIFT FOR FATHER LINDSAY.
Father Lindsay is leaving Holy Name of Mary Parish on July 31, 2015 to take on a new appointment at St. John the Apostle, Nepean. To thank Father for his service at HNOM we are inviting you to contribute towards a fund for the replacement of his aging car.Gifts (cash or cheque) may be placed in a sealed envelope labeled "Special Gift - Father Lindsay Harrison" and placed in the collection. Cheques should be made payable to "Rev. Lindsay Harrison - In Trust". NOTE: To receive a receipt, please ensure your name is in or on the envelope. These will not be charitable tax receipts.
Please remember to add this event to your calendar:
"Thank You" reception at the Almonte Civitan Hall, July 26, 2015, following one Sunday mass at 10 am.
Archbishop appoints Fr. Benedict Iheagwara as Parochial Administrator at Holy Name of Mary Parish, Almonte.
As noted in this week's Bulletin, parishioners will be warmly welcoming Fr. Benedict to Holy Name of Mary Parish effective August 1, 2015. For his part, Fr. Lindsay will be moving to take on the role of Pastor at St. John The Apostle in Nepean. A Parochial Administrator has essentially the same duties and responsibilities as a Pastor, but is subject to future confirmation as Pastor by the Archbishop. [Reference: The Catholic Education Resource Center]
The current Parish Bulletin is available. Click here to open or download. The Bulletin contains mass times, intentions, special notices and other important parish information.
Call for support of a Community Gardening Project
Imagine the wonder of a collaborative project that helps grow fresh food in community plots and uses the harvest to feed members of the community, families in need or offer contributions to the Food Bank! Almonte congregations like Holy Name of Mary Parish are being asked to indicate their interest in participating. The members of the Almonte Presbyterian Church have generously offered to use the land at the back of their church at 111 Church Street to install garden boxes for vegetables of all sorts. Community members are being invited to participate. Please see the attached letter from Rev. Barry Carr for more details. If interested please contact the parish office so that we can communicate the level of support from our Parish.
Click here for the most recent Operating Results for Holy Name of Mary Parish.
Renew your understanding of the Faith. Our online library of great articles on the Catholic Faith is a click away! Take a moment and read one. They are short and informative. Click here to see the index. Let Fr. Lindsay know what you think of the articles you have read. Click here to comment.
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Pastoral Mission Statement
Aware of our diversity and gifts, we the Eucharistic Family of Holy Name of Mary are determined to create and to celebrate our UNITY. We are called to humbly serve Jesus Christ by ministering to our community with compassion, justice, prayer, healing and forgiveness.
134 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 1029
Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0
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E-mail: Parish Office
Office hours: Mon-Thurs
9:00 am to 3:00 pm