During the weekend Masses of October 2nd & 3rd, we will be acknowledging National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.This is an opportunity for our community to recognize the harm that residential schools have caused Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who continue to be affected.
We have invited our parishioners David & Julie, who are indigenous to share their culture & bring awareness to our parish community. We are inviting parishioners attending Mass in person or online to wear an orange item of clothing to honour survivors of residential schools, their families, and their communities. You will have an opportunity to speak with David & Julie after every Mass. Donations will be accepted and given to an Indigenous charity.
As a community we are dedicated towards taking the first step towards reconciliation with our indigenous brothers & sisters. We invite you in the meantime to watch a presentation that David & Julie led in June for our community. The aim of the presentation was to help us to increase our understanding and awareness of the cultures of the many Indigenous peoples of our country
Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land
The Catholic Bishops of Canada have recently issued an apology to the indigenous peoples of this land. If you would like to view it click here