Summer Job Grant:

I recently spoke in a homily about the Summer Job’s Grant for Students.  I felt compelled to speak on it.  The definition of discrimination according to the Canadian Government is “an action or a decision that treats a person or a group badly for reasons such as their race, age or disability. These reasons, also called grounds, are protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”  Under this list is religion.  This is a serious matter because it sets a precedent.  Being either pro-choice or pro-life has no bearing whatsoever on hiring a student.
Below you will find a list of links speaking about the Summer Student Job grant.  These were sent along by the diocese.  Please feel free to send an email to our government leader in support of making the government change their minds on this issue.  Fr. Henry 

CCCB Statement:




-National Post

Religious groups meet to discuss concerns over abortion clause in summer jobs grant application


Kelly McParland: Our flippant prime minister simply won’t tolerate differing views


Trudeau’s love of dictatorships is showing again at home


Rex Murphy: No summer jobs for you! And other decrees from Bishop Trudeau


John Ivison: Trudeau’s stubbornness over summer jobs application defies common sense


-The Globe and Mail

Liberals must remember their values aren’t the only ones that count


Anti-abortion activities, projects ineligible for Canada’s revamped youth service program (The Canadian Press)


Can Justin Trudeau tolerate real diversity?


The Globe and Mail Editorial: In Canada abortion is a right. But so is criticizing it


-Ottawa Sun

Prendergast: The freedom to hold beliefs — as long as they are the government’s


-The London Free Press

Abortion question complicates church funding


-Grandin Media

Religious freedom under threat


Summer jobs policy strikes at religious freedom, bishops say



Opposition grows as Liberals fight backlash on jobs funding


Charities grapple with Canada Summer Jobs policy change


-The B.C. Catholic

Justin Trudeau, meet George Orwell


-The Catholic Register

Charles Lewis: It’s official… pro-lifers are second class citizens




-Le Devoir

La position de Justin Trudeau sur l’avortement irrite la droite américaine


-Le Soleil

La position de Trudeau sur l’avortement irrite la droite américaine (texte de La Presse Canadienne)



Trudeau confronte les groupes anti-avortement au sujet du financement des emplois d’été


-Présence information religieuse

Les évêques catholiques ulcérés par une clause d’Emplois d’été Canada




Hail Mary Challenge

There are two months of the year when we honour Mary.  May is one of the months (which was when we kicked off the first Million Hail Mary program to pray for those who have drifted away from the Church.)  October is also a Marion month when we honor Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.)   

On October 1st, we  began our campaign once again to pray one more million Hail Mary’s for families of our parish.  Why the family?  Pope Francis said some time ago that the family “never was so attacked as it is nowadays.”  

Holy people come from holy families.  Families need our prayers, especially the young families of our parish.  So please help in supporting this worthy cause by praying those “Hail Mary’s” for our families once more.

Fr. Henry

You can deposit the number of Hail Mary’s prayed in the box at the front entrance of the church or email them to

To date, we have prayed 938,118  Hail Mary’s.