Although the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, we are asking people to bring their own lunch (and beverage if you need something special). There will be some soft-drinks available and tea. Also, if possible, please bring a chair or enjoy the lawn!! If you need a drive, please call Minerva 902 566 3791 and she will arrange for you to be picked up. Should you need directions or get lost, please call Joan and she will get you back on track. She can be reached at 902 394 0189. So, please join us for a time of prayer, relaxation, fun and always a time of great joy!! IN CASE OF RAIN: we will cancel by sending all members an e-mail by 11AM or earlier that morning.
Pope Francis has completed his historic and unprecedented pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to the Indigenous peoples for the suffering they endured as a result of their time in residential schools. Asking for pardon, he says, is a first step towards healing. Former Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine, himself a survivor, echoed these thoughts when he said that forgiveness is necessary for healing but some have not been able to take that first step as yet. As the Canadian Bishops have pointed out, reconciliation is a journey that involves all of us. Let us recommit ourselves to the journey of truth and reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
(Submitted by Marion Clorey)
St Francis of Assisi Fraternity