Liturgies at St. Thomas More
Saturday for Sunday:
Holy Hour of Reparation:
Monday - June 21
Monday - Friday:
Benediction: July 1
First Saturday of Month:
Reconciliation: July 3
9:00 & 11:00 am, 5:00 pm
after 9:00 am Mass
9:45 - 11:15 am
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY:
Holy Hour of Reparation - Monday June 21
Parishioners are invited to come together in an act of reparation for the atrocities committed due to the residential schools policy in this country, particularly the shame brought on by the discovery in Kamloops, B.C. We must all work to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership -- especially in light of recent happenings.
As the summer solstice takes place the day before, at 11:30 p.m. or so, perhaps we can have this Holy Hour beginning at 8:00 a.m. on June 21 and finishing just before the usual 9:00 celebration of Eucharist.
As the Church in Canada and elsewhere in the Americas keeps December 12 as a National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples, so we will call upon Our Lady of Guadalupe's special mediation for the healing of our land while we participate in the secular observance of June 21.
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