News | for the week of September 24

We wanted to note that the final round of our summer series, Theology by the Glass is set for tonight, Monday September 24, 7:30pm at “The Red Cactus,” 691 Corydon Avenue. For this one we’ll be introduced to the figure of Daniel Berrigan, a near legendary radical in the 1960s who at the age of 92 is still characterized as “America’s Street Priest” in this article by the journalist Chris Hedges. To access the article, simply click here.

The readings for Sunday September 30 are James 5:13-20 and Mark 9:38-50.

The Emotional Wellness Network (what we used to call the Mental Health Support Group) will have its first meeting over coffee at Finales Cafe, located at the junction of Marion and St. Mary’s this Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm. There will be no formal presentation, just time for conversation and to catch up on what has happened over the summer and what everyone is thinking about. We are planning to meet twice each month. The second Tuesday of each month will be a more formal meeting in the chapel at All Saints and will feature a speaker or an activity related to emotional wellness. The fourth Tuesday of each month will find us at Finales for informal conversation and no specific agenda. The purpose of the Network is to provide support and connection opportunities for those facing mental/emotional challenges and for those who have friends or family members who are facing such challenges.

The Sunday 4pm liturgy has now resumed, and will be gathering on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month through the fall. This 40 minute liturgy is geared to families with younger children, but is certainly welcoming to people of all ages.

ideaExchange – Tuesday October 2, 7:30pm at the Folk Exchange (in the Crocus Building, 211 Bannatyne Ave at Albert Street). Emily Cain of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (and of saint benedict’s table) will offer a session called “Hunger in Niger: Responding with Justice and Compassion,” which will invite us into a conversation stemming from the challenges encountered in her international experiences with the Foodgrains Bank.

A support circle for caregivers – Helen and Paul Holbrook have decided to launch a monthly group for people involved in pastoral ministry or other “helping” work (social workers, medical staff, even school teachers… anyone whose work calls them to into roles of counsel and support). Both Helen and Paul work in the field of spiritual care in hospital settings. The first gathering is set for Thursday October 4, the second for Thursday November 1. To get connected or for more information, simply contact us.

a saint ben’s bonfire evening – Friday October 5, 7:30pm at Don and Vonda’s place in La Salle, just a few minutes south of the city. There’ll be coffee and hot chocolate on offer, and people are welcome to bring other snacks (sweet or savory…) to share. Please bring a lawn chair! Just contact us, and we’ll send you a map and more details.

Hear the Silence – A liturgy of stillness, prayer, readings and music, the next Hear the Silence is set for Saturday October 20 at 7pm.

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