Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
This past week there has been a great deal of activity here at our parish! New windows in the vestry and the Divinity Room have been installed, with the door by the kitchen coming soon. The first of our new wood stands for our statues has been delivered as is now in place in the lower entrance for our Blessed Mother. I thank Peter Michaud from our parish for taking on this project. His workmanship is beautiful and I am most grateful that he accepted this request after I saw some of his other work. An interesting note, the wood for this stand is from an old pew in our church. Beautiful workwoman and workmanship continues as our pews continue to be re-stained. I thank Francis Akpotu and Susan Coyne from our parish for taking on this true labour of love. The Catholic Book of Worship in our pews is getting some repair work, and I thank two ladies by the name of Belinda and Margaret, new to our community, for the giving of their time. And after four years here at St. Julia, we did a major cleanout of the lower storage room, filling a mini bin. I thank Rebecca Alfieri, Chris Buckley, Cheryl Wood, Francis Akpotu, and Jim Salmon for assisting with this undertaking. So very nice to see all of this work taking place - cleaning, preserving, restoring, and beautifying, to care for this church entrusted to us.
God continues to provide for our community. Your generosity, week in and week out, allows us to take on these window and other substantial projects. Many volunteers give of their time and talents to care for their spiritual home. For this I am most grateful.
This weekend we will hear in our Gospel the story of the Canaanite woman. She put her faith in the Lord, and without fear, asked for help and was heard in her distress. May we too continue to put our faith in the Lord, as we bring all of our prayers and petitions to mass this weekend.
I pray that you are able to enjoy these last weeks of August, and may God bless each of you and those that you love.
From Our Pastor