February 2021 Issue

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In Memoriam: Canon Judy Dodman 1938-2020

All Parishes Moved to Lockdown as COVD-19 Cases Surge

Shortly before Christmas, Bishop Susan Bell suspended all permissions previously granted for parishes to re-open for in-person worship in accordance …

A Season of Gratitude

“Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hopeAnd singing carols of forgiveness …

The Lenten Disciplines of an Easter Disciple

I had decided to give up my favorite chocolate biscotti during Lent. The server in my favorite coffee shop was …

Generosity Gives Hope During the Holidays!

Hundreds of Hamilton families and seniors will have a brighter holiday season this year thanks to the generosity of people …

The Prophetess

“Anna, a prophetess… of a great age,…departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and …

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Anti-Racism Awareness in our Diocesan and Church Cultures

As someone who was not born in this land, I am humbled to walk with those who have been in …

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Acting a Fool

A very serious decision was called for … and quickly. I was hurtling down a steep well-polished bannister, side-saddle, over …

The Bishop’s Lenten Books

This year, Bishop Susan Bell has chosen to recommend two books for Lent: Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly …

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Loving Mother Earth

Climate Justice Niagara Chair The evening is dark and the weather outside is not inviting. Gone are those long, sunny …

Remembering Walter: friend and story keeper

My dear friend Walter died in the second week of Advent. Kind, humble, clever Walter Hooper had entered a nursing …

WOW Grant Recipient WOWed!

Submitted by the Parish Christ Church, Wainfleet received a WOW grant two years ago to welcome community youth to a …

Niagara School for Missional Leadership Pilots Courses

After months of discernment, planning, and hard work, the Niagara School for Missional Leadership is taking shape, and the first …

Vestry Meetings To Be Held Virtually in 2021

With the pandemic persisting and restrictions on in-person public gatherings continuing for the foreseeable future, all vestry meetings will be …

Nurturing Opportunities for Children & Youth

Sparking Children’s Faith Since January, the diocese has been offering weekly online “Sunday” School programming for children in grades 1 …

Anglican Foundation Releases New Book on Generosity Tailored for Children and Youth

“Nurturing generous-hearted living may be one of the greatest things we can do for young people,” says Judy Rois, Executive …

St. Mark’s, Orangeville organized a Christmas Day drive/walk-through lunch for pick-up by community members in need of a Christmas meal. Photo: Archdeacon Peter Scott

Being the Face of Christ

As the pandemic persists, parishes continue to creatively adapt to respond to human need with loving service. The diocesan Pandemic …

Deacon Diane delivers quilts to the crew of the Blacky.

Hindsight is 2020, Foresight is 2021

Just where is God out there ahead of us in all of this? For seafarers who traveled through the Port …

Celebrity Break-Ups & The Body of Christ

My daughter and I had been watching the Instagram feed of one celebrity couple over the holidays, hoping for an …

The Pandemic Church

We’ll never forget this pandemic year, The virus brought with it isolation and fear. We all washed our hands fifty …