May 2-8, 2022 is Mental Health Week with the Canadian Mental Health Association. This year, their focus is on the characteristic of Empathy. Empathy is the ability to see the world through another person’s eyes, to express understanding for how they feel. It doesn't have to mean agreement, but it does mean listening well. We have lived through some deeply polarizing times, and developing empathy can restore some of the middle ground we have lost. To learn more about the week, and to participate in their material, please visit HERE.
Next Sunday on May 8, we celebrate Mother's Day, a day to recognize mothers as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the importance of mothers in society. Our connections to mothers and motherhood are varied, complex and personal. We invite you to recognize any women in your life who have helped you on your journey.
Care & Concern Team at St Paul’s – Periodically, we have requests from people in need for things such as help with groceries, meals or gas. In addition, several families in the parish are presently or imminently hosting Ukrainian Refugees. If you are able to help in some way, whether through contributing a few frozen meals or a grocery gift card, please talk with or email Michelle Schurek firstname.lastname@example.org. As we move into the summer season and many people are away for vacation, please consider how you can support others facing challenging times.