This is the working website of the Catholic parishes of Notre Dame de la Nativité, Zenon Park, St. Lucy, Arborfield, and Canadian Martyrs, Carrot River. Here you will find Mass times, news and events, and ways to contact us! If you are travelling through, please stop by!
It is tradition, and liturgically encouraged, to do a Eucharistic Procession after the Mass of the Body and Blood of Christ. Since I have 3 parishes it would have been very difficult to do three processions, but at least we were able to do one in Zenon Park. We walked down main street, sang songs, enjoyed a break in the rain and then finished with a potluck lunch at the hall. My prayer is for blessings on the town!
The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated this year on June 8. Click here to find out why it is a different date each year. The feast celebrates the great love that Christ has for each one of us. It is very important in our diocese as our Cathedral is Sacred Heart. It is also a day near to my heart as I was ordained in Sacred Heart Cathedral, on the feast of the Sacred Heart.
In the Catholic tradition we pray novenas (9 days of prayer) leading up to great celebrations as a way of preparing our hearts to be open to the many graces and answered prayers that Christ has for us. The Novena to the Sacred Heart this year begins on Thursday May 31st, which is the feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. What a great way to begin this Novena!