The Papal visit to Canada, what the Pope has referred to as a “pilgrimage of penitence,” begins July 24 and lasts until July 30. Please pray for all efforts towards reconciliation, as well as the peace and safety of all involved. For more information about the visit, as well as links to the itinerary and documentaries about this process, please visitHERE. A documentary about the visit of Indigenous People to the Vatican can be foundHERE.
There are many fun festivals and events to enjoy in Edmonton, but do you have a favorite place for summer treats? There are many locally owned ice cream shops in the city offering a dazzling variety of sweet treats. Try out Made by Marcus in the Brewery District, Yelo’d on Whyte Ave or Kind Ice Cream in Highlands. Interested in other sweets? Try THIS LIST from Explore Edmonton for more options.
Last year, the Terra Centre for Teen Parents relocated their offices to Grovenor. This year, Terra is celebrating their 50th anniversary carnival-style. They have created a fun afternoon with their Community Carnival Block Party, compete with BBQ, fun, games and toe-tapping music. This event is open to everyone, but registration is requested at THIS LINK.
Wellness Together Canada is a website that provides access to mental health and substance use resources, online counselling, mental wellness apps and more. Please visitwww.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA for more information.
UPDATE - Journeying Together
We are having Journeying Together this monthin personfrom 1-4 onFriday, July 22nd. We will be meeting atNancy Whistance-Smith'shome. Anyone who is interested in joining us can contact Nancy W-S for more information (address, etc.) email@example.com.
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.
Last week we received news of Millie Chapman’s passing on July 8th 2022. Millie got connected to St. Paul’s in 1984 and stayed connected for many years following. She had a quick wit and incredible determination and success to live an independent life in spite of her cerebral-palsy. Millie turned 60 on January 27, 2022. There will be a formal celebration of life service but a meal in her honour will be arranged later. If you would like to make a tribute to her life, please donate to theEdmonton Humane Societywhere she got her beloved cat Harold who is now being looked after by Millie’s sister Sheri.
It is with sadness that we have learned of the recent passing of our parishioner Karen Jaresh. She has been quite sick for some time and has not been able to come to services in person since reopening after lockdowns. A few members of our parish held a small and informal reception in her honour of Karen and in support of those who know her and her family.