Announcements

Grass Cutting For St. Mary’s – We are looking for volunteers to cut the grass around the church building, just the upper level. arrangements have been made to have someone do the banks. Please contact Claire Fracker for more information @ 625-7290. Mower and gas are supplied . Thank you.

Office News – Thanks to everyone for your patience while I replaced Katrina over the winter. It was an interesting and informative job. I certainly respect the responsibilities that Katrina holds. Katrina is back to work starting June 1st.

Card Ministry Contact – Claudia Kaiser, 251-3050

Thank You – Many thanks to all who donated Gift Certificates for groceries and for Tim’s. Thanks also to all who came to help do yard cleaning at St. Mary’s last Saturday. Much appreciated.

Police Record Checks – This is a reminder that all parishioners who volunteer in any capacity of the church are required to have a Police Check done. Please contact the Church Office to pick up the forms required to bring to the Police Station. If you have any questions call the Office at 773-7387. Mostly everyone is due to be renewed.

Graduates – It would be appreciated if you could report to the Office the names of all graduates from the Anglican Parish of Chatham for the year 2021.

Summer Student Grant – The Parish has been approved by the Federal Government for one Summer Student Grant. Please contact the Church Office for more information.

Induction of Priests – The Rev. Christopher Tapera will be inducted as priest for St. George’s Church in Baptist on May 2nd at 2:00PM. The Rev. Paul Gwese will be inducted as priest at Christ’s Church in Clifton on May 2nd at 7:00PM. Your prayers for these priests would be appreciated.

Baptism – There will be a child baptism at St. Mary’s on Mother’s Day, May 9th. Baptized will be Mack Stephen Paul Cripps, son of Doni-Lyn and Dawson.

Thanks – Thanks to all for your the kindness, love, and prayers you have shown us during the difficult time in the sudden death of brother Bill. – Deanna and Laurie Baldwin

Layreaders and Readers – Please inform Deacon Ed Quann at 773-9609 if you wish to have your name removed from the “Layreaders and Readers” list.

Food Gift Certificates – We are running low on gift certificates for people who are in need. If interested in helping out we need gift certificates from either Supervalu or Tim Hortons. Ten dollar cards from Supervalu are good and five dollar cards from Tim Hortons would be appreciated. Thank you.

Easter Flowers Memorial List – The St. Paul’s list for “Easter Flowers in memory of ” should have included Ernest/Shirley Trevors and Doris Gauthier.

Thank You – Thanks to all those who volunteered their time in housecleaning the Sanctuary at St. Mary’s. Your help was so appreciated. Blessings.

Stations Of The Cross – St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church – April 2nd . Music at 6:30pm and stations at 7:30pm. There will be a freewill offering.

Easter Flowers – Donations can be given to Gina Quann for St. Mary’s and to Lea Connell for St. Paul’s on or before March 29th.

Pancake Supper – Thank you to all who volunteered of their time, products, and monetary donations, as well as to all who purchased tickets. The supper was a success in collecting $1480.00. Minus expenses of @299.00, leaving an amount of $1181.00 to be divided equally to the Women’s Shelter and the Miramichi Food Bank.

Annual Reports – Annual Reports will be issued on Sunday, March 21st.

BAS Books – There are 2 Books of Alternative Services available to be purchased. They can be purchased for personal use or for dedication. The cost is $20.00. Rev. Cooper will be dedicating books on April 18th.

Names On Sick List – It would be appreciated if there are any updates on the names of the sick who are listed in our bulletin. Please inform the Church Office if someone should be added or removed from the list. Thank you.

Congratulations – Parents Victoria and Jeff Blackwood and grandparents the Rev. Perry Cooper and Kallie are pleased to announce that Edward Terence Matthew Blackwood was born February 12, 2021 at 3:15pm and weighed 7pounds, 8.6 ounces. Mother and baby are doing well.

Communion Procedure – Just a reminder to parishioners that when you receive communion take the bread back to your seat and then lift your mask and place the bread into your mouth. This will help alleviate the spread of germs during these COVID-19 times.

Thank You – The Christmas Hamper distribution was a great success. Thanks to all who contributed in any way. The Parish filled 24 hampers.

Thank You – St. Mary’s ACW want to thank all parishioners who donated monies to St. Mary’s ACW and to the Memory Christmas Tree and for the many donations to the Mitted Tree. The scarves, hats, mittens, and socks went to the hampers.

Thanks – Archdeacon Perry and family wish to thank the members of the Parish for their generous Christmas gifts. We are truly blessed to be a part of this Church Family.

Bishop McAllister Donations – $3446.86 ( Thank you.)

Diocese of Ho Mobile Medical Clinic – $ 636.76 (Thank you)

Parish/Family Profiles – Please update your profile if your information has changed. If new to the parish please fill out a form so you can be put on our parish list. Profile sheets are available at the Church Office.

Congratulations – To Venerable Perry Cooper on his recent installation as Canon of Christ Church Cathedral and Collation as Archdeacon of Chatham.

Prayer Chain – Our new Prayer Chain contact is Donna Blake. If you have prayer requests call her at 627-9654 or email her at donailene@gmail.com.

Office Procedures During The COVID 19 Pandemic –  If you need to drop something off you can do so by placing it in the locked mailbox at the front door.  If you need to pick up something or to drop by the church please call ahead. There is an X on the floor outside the office , so please be respectful and do not enter the office. Respect social distancing.  (Thank you, my family bubble appreciates it! – Katrina)

The Power Point Schedule is mainly reliant on two people.  If this ministry is to continue uninterrupted more volunteers are needed. Training is available. Contact Kallie or the Office for more information.

Lay Pastoral Visitors – Rev. Perry is interested in training interested persons in becoming lay pastoral visitors.  Please speak to Rev. Perry for more information.

E-Offering is a great way to tithe to the church. There are forms at the back of each church for you to enroll and get started. You can choose to give on a weekly or monthly basis. If you would like to know more contact Katrina at the church office.

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Anglican Parish of Chatham
St. Paul's and St. Mary's
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