Thanksgiving Food Drive
In support of St. Paul's Social Services Food Bank & Fellowship Centre, we invite you to participate in our Family's Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Collection dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 & 8
Please click here to know the "Most needed items" and drop off locations.
Celebrating the Feast of St. Michael
the Archangel - Sept. 23/24
September 29th is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the Archangels. In commemoration, all are invited to join us this weekend, September 23rd and 24th, after each Mass for a social gathering in St. Michael’s Parish Hall.
Mass times at St. Michael’s are: Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 8 am, 10 am, and 12 noon. We thank the Social Committee for organizing this event.
In a special way, we keep in our prayers St. Michael’s Parish of the London North Central Catholic Family of Parishes.
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and
snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
LNCCFP Bible Study:
Oct. 3 to Nov. 28 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
An 8-week Bible Study is being offered Tuesday evenings from October 3rd to November 28th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at St. Michael's Parish Hall. It is also being offered by Zoom Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm starting on October 5th. We will be studying Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance. “Ephesians was one of the most widely circulated of St. Paul's writings because of its powerful, practical instructions for disciples of Christ. The Study examines many important themes that are still relevant in today's Christian culture and society – the nature of marriage, the purpose and role of the Church, the prominence of grace in God's plan, and the reality of spiritual warfare.”
Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance shows us the treasures that await us as adopted sons and daughters in the family of God.” This study includes: reading the Bible, answering workbook questions, discussion with a table group or on-line Zoom group, followed by a 20 to 30 minute video hosted by Biblical scholar Jeff Cavins.
To sign up or if you have questions, please email Gerarda Smith-Hillier at email@example.com. The cost of the workbook is $40.00. If you require support to purchase the workbook please contact Gerarda. We would never want the cost to be a factor in your decision to join us. All are most sincerely welcome !
“Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” -Ephesians 4:29
Year of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood
Beginning this Pentecost Sunday (May 28, 2023) and running until next Pentecost (May 19, 2024), our Diocese will be celebrating a new prayer campaign: A Year of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood. Bishop Fabbro has written a letter to the Faithful that can be found here.
Prayers and more details are available at our diocesan website, www.dol.ca.
Pastoral Letters from the Bishops of Canada on Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
On 8 February 2023, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued four pastoral letters on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Intended as a framework for local engagement with Indigenous Peoples, the letters are the fruit of many months of listening, encounter, and dialogue with them, including through Listening Circles, the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in April 2022, and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Canada in July of the same year.
Click here for the letters.
London Public Square Rosary Rally
Come pray the Rosary with us in honour of our Holy Mother's apparitions and requests at Fatima. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Rally in London.
Venue: Victoria Park Bandshell London
Time: Saturday, October 14 at 11:55 AM
If you have to sit, please bring a chair!
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org care of LNCCFP Legion of Mary.
Diocesan Truth & Reconciliation Fund
On September 23 and 24, the Diocese of London will begin a new special collection for our Truth and Reconciliation Fund. The goal of the campaign is to help our local Indigenous communities heal from the traumas of the past, preserve and promote their culture and build for the future.
If you wish to make a donation now, please go online through the Diocese of London's giving link (https://dol.pllenty.com). Select “Truth and Reconciliation Fund” from the menu options or indicate it in the comment section.
Thank you for your support.
King's Veritas Series for
Faith and Culture
The Veritas Lecture Series engages speakers from a variety of backgrounds to explore the depth of human experience and to articulate the truth – the fullness of humanity – to which we each aspire. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition welcomes and embraces this exploration as a means of participation in the common good that enhances this world we share. This year’s theme will be "Reconciliation: From Head to Heart." All lectures will take place in the Joanne & Peter Kenny Theatre (in the Student Life Centre). Parking and admission free.
Visit www.kings.uwo.ca/veritas for future lectures dates and more information.
40 Days for Life 2023
London Right to Life is inviting parishioners to sign up for an hour or two for the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil that is beginning on September 27. Each hour of prayer is offered for the preborn, their mothers and the most vulnerable, as well as those who perform or support abortions. Each parish is asked to cover two days: St. Peter's Oct. 2nd & 3rd, and St. Michael's Oct. 10th & 11th. You can sign up for a slot at www.40daysforlife.com/en/londonca or by contacting London Right to Life at 519-659-3334 or via email at email@example.com.
Parishioners' Access to FORMED
Parishioners of St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Michael's Parish and St. Josephine Bakhita Community now have full access to the online platform, FORMED, which is filled with over 40,000 Catholic resources for children and adults. This material is free to you!
To get started, follow these simple steps:
Go to www.formed.org
Select 'Sign Up as a Parishioner'
Create a new account > Type in & Select London North Central Catholic… > Enter Your Name & Email Address
Check your inbox for a link from FORMED to gain access. And that’s it, you’re in!
For existing users, simply click Sign In and enter in your email.