This coming Sunday is PENTECOST! If you feel moved by the Spirit to wear RED, please do!

Our beloved Kay Whitefield died on Sunday June 2nd  and her service will be on Friday June 21st at 1:30pm, Reception to follow. 

Robert Mercer, a former St. Mary’s parishioner has died Wednesday June 5. Robert, with his wife Penny, moved away to be closer to family two years ago. Their daughter Caroline emailed to give us the news. There is a copy of the full email, with Penny’s contact info, posted in the Hall by Selinde’s office. Please keep Robert’s family in your prayers. The service will be held in Elmira, Ontario.  

When making a donation to the church for a specific purpose, it would greatly help the Counters if you would use your envelope and write on the front to which fund you would like the money to go.Thank you!! 

The Roster Board outside Selinde’s office needs some attention!  Please fill out whenever you can.  Many thanks.

Our Parish Directory is being updated this summer. If you are new to the Parish and would like your picture and contact information to be in the directory here are the options. Onnig Cavoukian is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) in his home between now and June 30. Please contact him directly for an appointment. Phyllis Thompson is willing to take photos (at no cost to you) after church services on either June 23 or June 30. Please contact her directly to book either day. If you wish to include your contact information with your picture or update existing contact information please email this to Deana Thomson . 

Important update on the Memorial Garden: The old Memorial Board has been taken down and will be replaced in the next month.Fred Henton is creating a new memorial board on which the plaques will be replaced in alphabetical order with spaces for family members who have prepaid plots for future use. Anyone wishing to pre-pay for a plot, which would then give them a space in the alphabetical order on the memorial board, should contact KAT in the office.  After this initial placement of plaques and spaces, plaques for future interments will be placed on the board in chronological order rather than with family members. 

Legacy of Love – a practical way of helping your loved ones prepare your memorial service. After recently helping several families prepare the service for the deceased, it has become clear to Selinde that with a little work filling out the Legacy of Love, you contribute to helping your loved ones know they are creating a service that reflects and honours your wishes and values. So please consider taking a package home with you this Sunday, filling it out, and returning it to the office where we will keep it until such time as it will be needed. Thank you!!  

NO MORE CHOIR PRACTICE until fall on HUB Wednesdays in June or over the summer, but everyone is invited to join us at 9:30 each Sunday.   

A thank you to all of us from Tumaini;Dear Parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, Thank you so much for the generous donation to Tumaini Fund Canada from your Birthday Box. This is enough money to support 5 children for one year. Blessings to you all,Tumaini Fund Canada 


Saturday June 8th  12:30 – 4:00 pm Regional Gathering here at St. Mary’s!    Learn about Transforming Futures: the plan to fuel the Diocesan Vision into the years to come.   Selinde would like to encourage everyone in the parish to attend so that we are all on the same page as we move forward in this ambitious and hopeful undertaking.  

Sunday June 9th 1:30 – Russ Bartrim Celebration of Life – Reception follows. Thank you for the 4 people who have offered to help! 


NO CARE TEAM Meeting on Monday.  

Wednesday  June 12
12:30pm               Wardens’ Meeting
5:00-7:00pm         Parish Social at Mary Holte’s house Please let KAT know by June 10 so we can prepare accordingly. Everyone in the parish is welcome! 

Thursday June 13, 6:30  First in the FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES here at St. Mary’s  - June 13 - July 11 (5 Thursday evenings).  St. Mary’s is providing a light supper at 6pm.  It’s all free but you need to pre-register – info on poster in Hall.


SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER; July 31st.   Ticket sales are brisk!  Tickets that include the bus option are limited and selling fast!!  Buy yours in the Hall this Sunday. 

Introduction to Compassionate Communication. Tuesday, August 6th, from 1:00 – 5:00pm.  A number of people have indicated that they would like to learn the basics of Compassionate Communication, which Selinde has been teaching through her business “Authentic Communication” to hundreds of people since 2001.  Come and experience the power of communicating with a new awareness! Mark your calendar. More information to follow, closer to the date. 

The We Together conference will be held at St Paul’s in Nanaimo this year.  They are looking for people to extend hospitality on Friday Sept 27th, 2019. Please read your NOTICES or see Selinde for more info.