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Service Ministries

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Baptismal Prep
Our ministry helps to prepare families for the Sacrament of Baptism and the entrance of their children into the Catholic Faith. It is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who not only provide an understanding of the Catholic Faith and the Sacraments, but also assist our parish priests during baptisms. Training is scheduled on an as-needed basis. Please contact Sao-Kham Mork-Gerra at skmg@bell.net or call the parish office at (905) 812-0030.
Building Committee
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Renovations
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Catechist Formation
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Children’s Liturgy
Our ministry helps to break open the Word of God to the very young members of our parish during the 10:00 AM Mass and 12:00 PM Mass on Sundays from October to the end of May (seasonal). At the outset of the Liturgy of the Word, young children (ages 4–8 years old) are invited to assemble and process to our parish hall whereby a group of trained leaders help the children to understand the readings of the day through various means (e.g. prayers, songs, discussions and activities). Afterwards, children return to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their families.
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Coffee Sunday
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Finance Council
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Funeral
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Garden Committee
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Knights of Columbus
Founded in 1882 by Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic charitable fraternal organization with nearly two million members. Membership is open to all Catholic men aged 18 or older. The Knights support regular initiatives such as the Parish BBQ, Thanksgiving and Lent Food Drives, Pancake Tuesday, Coats For Kids and many others.
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Lay Pastoral Visitors
Lay Pastoral Visitors are adult parishioners who bring the Eucharist, friendship, and prayer to assigned housebound parishioners, Credit Valley Hospital, and people in retirement/long-term care facilities.
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Merciful Moms
A group especially for moms to support each other where they are at with family and faith. Muffins and coffee will be available while we share from God’s word and discuss how it applies to our everyday lives! Child care is available. Ministry sessions are every Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall. If interested, please contact Jane Scamurra at jane@mercifulredeemer.org
Marriage Prep
The purpose of our ministry is to help prepare couples for the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church and to assist them in growing in their love for each other as well as in their relationship with Christ. This is a mandatory program for couples who intend to be married in the Church. We are looking for young adult volunteers, men and women. As volunteers, we will enhance couples’ readiness to have a healthy marriage.
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Marriage Rehearsal
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Social Committee
Team of volunteers who help in the planning, organization, preparation, and execution of social events in our parish. If interested, please contact Patricia Pereira at office@mercifulredeemer.org
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Society of St Vincent de Paul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy. Our mission is to alleviate suffering and its causes, serving everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, opinion or age. Volunteers of the Society visit those in need, in their homes to determine what kind of help they require. Home Visits allow us to provide personal support to those who ask for assistance. We are here to support you just as we would support a friend. If interested, please email contact@mrcssvp.ca or call (905) 812-0030 ext. 5 (please leave a message). To learn more or to donate, visit www.mrcssvp.ca