Calendar

Most recent events related to our parish.

Add Event Cancel
Thanks for your event submission. It will be reviewed soon.
Event Description
Category
Church
Start Date
End Date
Start Time
End Time
Hide Time
Set if the event is all day.
Frequency
Upload an Image (optional)
Select a color
Location (optional)
Color Code
Current Date
Special
List View
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • First Friday
7
8
  • Mother Mary’s Birthday
    Saint Mary with parents
  • The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9
10
11
12
13
14
  • Exaltation of the Holy Cross
15
16
Current Date
17
18
19
20
  • St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues and Companions
21
  • St. Matthew
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
  • Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
30
1
2
3
4
5

 

September 20, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/st-john-de-brebeuf-st-isaac-jogues-and-companions/

This day honours the eight martyrs of North America – six Jesuit priests and two lay assistants – who died between 1642 and 1649. All came from Europe in response to a call for “missionaries to the Indians”, and all showed great courage. The first group, who died in the United States, included Isaac Jogues and the laymen Rene Goupil and Jean de la Lande. The second group, who died in Canada, included Jean de Brebeuf, Antoine Daniel, GabrielLalement, Charles Garnier, and Noel Chabanel.

These men were aware of the dangers involved and of the fate of captives. Some of them were captured and escaped, but returned, persisting in their efforts to preach the Gospel to the Indigenous peoples.

Accounts of the martyrdom of Brebeuf and Lalemant survive today in the Jesuit Relations. At Auriesville, NY, and at Midland, ON, the shrines erected to the memory of the martyrs attract ...

More
This day honours the eight martyrs of North America – six Jesuit priests and two lay assistants – who died between 1642 and 1649. All came from Europe in response to a call for “missionaries to the Indians”, and all showed great courage. The first group, who died in the United States, included Isaac Jogues and the laymen Rene Goupil and Jean de la Lande. The second group, who died in Canada, included Jean de Brebeuf, Antoine Daniel, GabrielLalement, Charles Garnier, and Noel Chabanel.

These men were aware of the dangers involved and of the fate of captives. Some of them were captured and escaped, but returned, persisting in their efforts to preach the Gospel to the Indigenous peoples.

Accounts of the martyrdom of Brebeuf and Lalemant survive today in the Jesuit Relations. At Auriesville, NY, and at Midland, ON, the shrines erected to the memory of the martyrs attract thousands of pilgrims annually.
September 21, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/st-matthew/

The apostle Matthew has two names in the Gospels: Matthew and Levi. Since only the name Matthew is entered in any scriptural mention of the 12 apostles, it is commonly held that his name was Levi until Jesus called him to be a disciple, then he was called Matthew which means ‘gift of God’ in Aramaic.

Mark and Luke record that Levi, the son of Alphaeus, was sitting in the tax office when the Lord called him. A Jewish tax collector for the Romans, Matthew would have been considered impure and socially unacceptable by the Jewish community.

After Pentecost, Matthew worked in a church made up mostly of Jews who believed that Jesus was the Saviour. The Gospel bearing his name was composed around AD 85 and was written for Jewish-Christians. In it, Jesus is shown as the fulfillment of God’s Old Testament promises of a Messiah. Notice ...

More
September 29, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/saints-michael-gabriel-and-raphael/

Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are three of the seven archangels who stand before God and are venerated in both Jewish and Christian traditions. While once dedicated solely to Michael (Michaelmas), this date now commemorates all three.

Michael (‘Who is like the Lord?’), considered the special protector of Israel (Dan12.1) and of the Curch, is known as the ‘captain of the heavenly host’ (Rev 12.7-9).

Gabriel (‘God is mighty’) foretold the coming of the Messiah to the prophet Daniel (Dan 9). Luke records the appearances of this ‘angel of the Lord’ to Zechariah and to Mary of Nazareth (Luke 1).

Raphael (‘God heals’) identifies himself as one of the angels who bring prayers before God (Tobit12). He is associated with the healing pool in Jerusalem (John 5).

More
Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are three of the seven archangels who stand before God and are venerated in both Jewish and Christian traditions. While once dedicated solely to Michael (Michaelmas), this date now commemorates all three.

Michael (‘Who is like the Lord?’), considered the special protector of Israel (Dan12.1) and of the Curch, is known as the ‘captain of the heavenly host’ (Rev 12.7-9).

Gabriel (‘God is mighty’) foretold the coming of the Messiah to the prophet Daniel (Dan 9). Luke records the appearances of this ‘angel of the Lord’ to Zechariah and to Mary of Nazareth (Luke 1).

Raphael (‘God heals’) identifies himself as one of the angels who bring prayers before God (Tobit12). He is associated with the healing pool in Jerusalem (John 5).
October 4, 2019All Day
Church

 

First Friday at St. Francis de Sales Parish

On the First Friday of every month we begin our Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m.  Our hour includes the sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy, quiet time for prayer and reflection and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and concludes with Benediction.  Mass is then celebrated at 7 p.m.                         




 

First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


 

Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions, Jesus ...

More
October 18, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/st-luke/

Historical sources are unanimous in stating that the author of the third gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles is a physician named Luke. He was undoubtedly a Gentile (that is, non-Jewish) Christian and wrote for other Gentiles who did not have a background of the Old Testament in which to root their faith. His writings show him to be an educated man with considerable literary skill. He is a patron of the medical profession.

More
Historical sources are unanimous in stating that the author of the third gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles is a physician named Luke. He was undoubtedly a Gentile (that is, non-Jewish) Christian and wrote for other Gentiles who did not have a background of the Old Testament in which to root their faith. His writings show him to be an educated man with considerable literary skill. He is a patron of the medical profession.
October 28, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/st-simon-and-st-jude/

The names of Simon and Jude appear in New Testament lists of the apostles but little else is known about either. Since there are two apostles named Simon and two named Judas (Luke 6.14-16 and Acts 1.13), these are distinguished as Simon the Zealot and Judas the son (or the brother) of James, the others being Simon Peter and Judas Iscariot.

Simon is surnamed the Cananaean or the Zealot, names which refer to his zeal for the Law. Jude (Judas) is also called Thaddeus (Matthew 10.4 and Mark 3.18); the one mentioned of him outside of the lists is in John (14.22-23) where he is referred to as “Judas (not Iscariot)”.

Traditionally, both these apostles suffered martyrdoms. In a later tradition, Jude became a patron saint of so-called hopeless causes.

More
The names of Simon and Jude appear in New Testament lists of the apostles but little else is known about either. Since there are two apostles named Simon and two named Judas (Luke 6.14-16 and Acts 1.13), these are distinguished as Simon the Zealot and Judas the son (or the brother) of James, the others being Simon Peter and Judas Iscariot.

Simon is surnamed the Cananaean or the Zealot, names which refer to his zeal for the Law. Jude (Judas) is also called Thaddeus (Matthew 10.4 and Mark 3.18); the one mentioned of him outside of the lists is in John (14.22-23) where he is referred to as “Judas (not Iscariot)”.

Traditionally, both these apostles suffered martyrdoms. In a later tradition, Jude became a patron saint of so-called hopeless causes.
November 1, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/all-souls-day/

Since the early Church, Christians have prayed for the dead. By the 7th century, some monastic foundations reserved this day to pray for deceased members and benefactors. In 988, Odilo abbot of the great monastery of Cluny in France, established the tradition of keeping, “with joyous affection, the memory of all the faithful departed who have lived from the beginning of the world until the end”. By the 14th century, the commemoration had spread through Europe and was universally accepted in the Latin Church.

Happy are those

Who have died

In the Lord.

Let them rest

From their labours

For their good deeds

Go with them.

Revelation 14.13

More
Since the early Church, Christians have prayed for the dead. By the 7th century, some monastic foundations reserved this day to pray for deceased members and benefactors. In 988, Odilo abbot of the great monastery of Cluny in France, established the tradition of keeping, “with joyous affection, the memory of all the faithful departed who have lived from the beginning of the world until the end”. By the 14th century, the commemoration had spread through Europe and was universally accepted in the Latin Church.

Happy are those

Who have died

In the Lord.

Let them rest

From their labours

For their good deeds

Go with them.

Revelation 14.13
November 1, 2019All Day
Church https://www.stfrancisdesales.ca/news/all-saints-day/

This feast honours all the saints of the Church, known and unknown. The occasion provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of sainthood and to celebrate the exemplary faithfulness of holy men and women of every place and time whose lives and deeds continue to inspire us.

Originally a feast in the Eastern Church for all martyrs, it was extended to the whole Roman Church in the 9th century as a feast including non-martyrs. It was given this date, November 1, to counter a pagan feast on the same day. In England it was called Allhallows. (‘Hallow’ is from the Old English word for ‘holy’). Thus ‘Halloween, a vestige of this pagan celebration, is from ‘Allhallowseven’ or ‘the eve of All Saints’.

More
This feast honours all the saints of the Church, known and unknown. The occasion provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of sainthood and to celebrate the exemplary faithfulness of holy men and women of every place and time whose lives and deeds continue to inspire us.

Originally a feast in the Eastern Church for all martyrs, it was extended to the whole Roman Church in the 9th century as a feast including non-martyrs. It was given this date, November 1, to counter a pagan feast on the same day. In England it was called Allhallows. (‘Hallow’ is from the Old English word for ‘holy’). Thus ‘Halloween, a vestige of this pagan celebration, is from ‘Allhallowseven’ or ‘the eve of All Saints’.
November 1, 2019All Day
Church

 

First Friday at St. Francis de Sales Parish

On the First Friday of every month we begin our Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m.  Our hour includes the sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy, quiet time for prayer and reflection and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and concludes with Benediction.  Mass is then celebrated at 7 p.m.                         




 

First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


 

Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions, Jesus ...

More

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This