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Bishop Gregory's Covid-19 update June 30, 2020


Bishop Gregory's Letter May 29, 2020

Guidelines for Mass and Prayer

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Sunday Mass Live Stream

Holy Child Parish is offering Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM.

Use this link to join in the parish Mass from your home.

You may also receive Holy Communion after Sunday Mass between 11:00 AM and 12 Noon in the parking lot in front of Father Ben's garage. Stay in your car and Father will come to you with Communion.

Diocesan Live Stream is here too: 

Diocese of Nelson live streaming

The Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops has joined with members of the medical community to write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the topic of research for a COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine goal is applauded but the means may be morally tainted if the research involves the harvesting of human tissue from aborted fetuses.  The one-page letter with signatories:

Update Covid-19 May 15th from Bishop Gregory - limited reopening coming soon.

Holy Child Parish is currently open for daily and Sunday Mass but as a cautionary procedure by Bishop Gregory Bittman wishes parishioners not to come to the Church otherwise due to the Covid 19 virus.


You can also use the SAG form to make monthly donations or make E-Transfer (chick to view). Thank You.

Here's some items from Father Ben:


Wednesday Devotional: 

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Wed devotion)

Here are some inspiring songs!


Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano




20 Ways to Promote Vocations in your Parish or School


  1. Have public recitation of the diocesan vocation prayer at masses on Sunday and the daily masses.

  2. Provide Eucharistic adoration on certain days, asking for prayers for vocations.

  3. Send greeting cards to each of the seminarians of your diocese at the beginning of a new semester, holidays, exam times, birthdays, ordinations, etc.

  4. Sponsor poster/coloring/essay contests with vocation related themes and exhibit the results.

  5. Encourage interviews of pastors, priests, sisters, brothers and deacons for the school newspaper or parish bulletin, especially on how they discerned their call.

  6. Create a page on your parish/school website with vocation information.

  7. Host an Altar Server Appreciation Night and ask one of the priests to speak to the servers.

  8. Before a regular meeting, have your ministry or group get together a little earlier to say a decade of the rosary together for a specific priest or seminarian.

  9. Create a collage of photos of priests, brothers, and sisters who have been part of your community.

  10. Include Vocations Awareness lesson plans and programs at each grade level of religious education. Each grade can do a special project and the reports can be combined into a resource booklet.

  11. Have the vocation prayer printed on refrigerator magnets and distribute.

  12. Find out the Ordination date of your parish priests and celebrate within the parish and school.

  13. Promote the lives of saints in various ways, e.g. in the bulletin, on the bulletin board, on posters, in a bibliography, etc.

  14. Take a group from your parish or school to attend the ordination of a diocesan priest or deacon. Check out the vocations calendar for dates of upcoming ordinations.

  15. Invite a priest, sister or deacon to supper to discuss vocations around the family dinner table.

  16. Sponsor a Communion Breakfast with a vocation speaker.

  17. Invite the Director of Vocations to the parish for a weekend, for masses and meals with parish families.

  18. Ask 31 parishioners to volunteer to pray the rosary or attend mass on one of the 31 days of the month for vocations on behalf of your parish and committee.

  19. Celebrate feasts of the saints, such as attending Mass on the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of missionaries and patroness of many vocations.

  20. Provide intercessory prayers for vocations for Prayer of the Faithful at Mass



Loving and merciful God,

You gave us life and you called us by name.

In the Sacrament of Baptism, you gave us a share in the mission of Jesus Christ;


Bless and strengthen all men and women,

All the lay faithful and those in the ordained ministry - 

Our deacons, priests, and bishops.

Send forth your Spirit to young men and women

who are discerning their vocation in life.

Grant courage those who hear your call

especially to the priesthood and religious life.

Strengthen with your grace the seminarians,

so that they may generously give of themselves

to the demands of priestly formation.

Enrich our community with many lay missionaries,

married and single people living the universal call to holiness.

Give your people shepherds after your heart,

ministers who radiate joy in their service

because they follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd,

now and forever. AMEN.

We invite you to come to our warm and welcoming parish.
Meet with us. Rejoice with us. Pray with us.
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