On April 1, 2022, Pope Francis publicly offered an apology to Canadian Indigenous people for the actions of members of the Catholic Church and their role in Canada’s residential schools. The next step in this apology is coming at the end of July, as Pope Francis will be visiting various Indigenous communities in Canada. Please pray in anticipation of the pope’s visit for purposes of reconciliation and healing. For more information about the itinerary, please see the calendar atvaticannews.va.
Edmonton is in full festival mode! Visit ExploreEdmonton.com for a list of the city’s upcoming events, including the StreetPerformers Festival, The Works Art Festival, Africanival and so much more!
Have you heard? For the rest of their season, The Edmonton Elks are offering free tickets to children 12 and under, when an adult ticket is purchased. This is a fun way to make special memories with the children in your life. For more information, please visit goelks.com.
Mental Health Resources: NEW! Each week, we will highlight a few of the many resources available for supporting mental health. One highly accessible resource is 211 Alberta, the province’s dedicated phone line to help you navigate the mental health services they provide. Call 211 or visit the website for more information.
Rev. Myron will be away and will not be available in the office between the dates of July 11 – 25, 2022. The Sunday services of the 17th and the 24th will be services of Morning Prayer, with homilies by Allison Hurlburt and David Heritage, respectively.
Youth and Kids Summer
Now that it is summer, youth and kids programming will be on pause until the fall. As well, Abigail will be taking time off in the summer. If you need to communicate to the youth, please contact the office.
Focus on Missions has put in a lot of work updating their Ministry page on the website with updated information, new stories, and some links to a few of the ministries we are connected with. Please visit their page atwww.stpauls-anglican.ca/ministries/focus-on-missions
Say Yes! To Kids – Say Yes! to Arctic Youth Nation
The Diocese of the Arctic is fundraising to create a Diocesan Youth Coordinator position. This person will reach out to youth across the Arctic to bring them the hope and light of the gospel within their context and culture.
“In…the Inuit homeland…the suicide rate among children and youth was 33 times higher than for the rest of Canada” (Statistics Canada, 2019)
God has already provided an Inuk man, Nick Kigeak, who is completing his training at the Arthur Turner Training School and has felt God’s call to share the gospel. His task will be to help churches across the North to establish places and groups for young people, and especially young men, to gather and hear the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. He’ll be involved in training leaders and mentoring youth.
If you give online beforeJune 30, your gift will be increased with funds from the Anglican Foundation of Canada. Give through Canada Helps at this website:https://www.canadahelps.org/s/nbd4Cxand assign your donations to Nick Kigeak for Youth in the Arctic.