KAT is away visiting family until October 8th. 

The Parish Photo Directory is ready!  Get yours on Sunday in the hall. Suggested donation  $10.00.  

This Sunday we will have a special unveiling and blessing of the new Memorial Board in the Memorial Garden. 

Pet Memorial Garden Committee: there will be a special information meeting after the service on Sunday to inform you of a crucial new development; meet in Selinde’s office with your coffee. 

Altar Flowers: Remember, you can book your spot on the Flower Calendar to have flowers in the church in memory or in celebration of a loved one or a special occasion.  And if you know a parishioner whose day would be brightened by receiving one of the altar bouquets, please speak to a warden and if there is one available, we will happily give it to you to give to that person. 

Hurricane Dorian:  There is information in the Hall about PWRDF’s coordinated response to the devastation in the Bahamas and how you can donate or go online at www.pwrdf.org.   Attached you will find a letter from Selinde outlining a decision made at the August meeting of Parish Council regarding the bottle drives held 4 times a year at St. Mary’s. 

Next week: Selinde will be in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday September 16th:   4:00 - 6:00pm:  Community Dinner - Early Oktober Fest.  Bring your friends and neighbours.  Can you help out? Please sign up in the hall on Sunday. Thank you!            

Wednesday September 18th: 1:30 – 5pm: Tumaini Crafters in the Hall. Everyone welcome to come and knit, sew, crochet, get inspired and/or help out. 

Looking ahead:           

September 24-27: The Contemplative Society presents 'Holy Wisdom, Mother of God – Exploring the Divine Feminine' with Rev. Matthew Wright at Cowichan Lake Forestry Centre. More information on a poster in the Hall.             

Thursday October 3rd:  5:30 - 7:00pm -  Diarmaid McCulloch at UVic “Christianity Past, Present and Future: The Big Picture.”  More info on poster in Hall.             

Tuesday October 8th: 5:30 – 7:00pm - Diarmaid McCulloch at UVic “Christianity and Islam: Drawing the Right Lessons from History.”  More info on poster in Hall.

Please pray for your parish family. We have quite a few people facing challenges; health and otherwise.