Parish News

23 Mar


·         HOLY EUCHARIST, 8:30 am

·         CHORAL EUCHARIST, 10:30 am


AGING WITH GRACE IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION ~ A Lenten workshop. Last session Thursday March 23 (TODAY) @ 1:30 – 2:45. Lead by Maddie Rowe and Carol Overing.


FUNDRAISING DINNER/SILENT AUCTION to send Medical Equipment to Kurdistan. Event takes place this Saturday, 25th March, 2017 at 6.00 PM. St James Anglican Church 137 Melville Street, Dundas. Dinner Tickets $50.00. Charitable receipt for $35.00 for each ticket unless ticket purchase is a full donation (if you are not attending the dinner). For more info: 289 239 9341.




BODY & SOUL ~ Every Tuesday morning at St. James. All are welcome.


LENTEN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS ~ Tuesdays at 12:15 PM. Bring your lunch and coffee and tea will be served. $5 admission. March 28th: Simon Walker, April 4: Paul Merritt, April 11: Richard Hansen.


MEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.00 – 8.30 pm. Next meeting is March 28. New members are welcome.


HEALING GROUP ~ Come for fellowship, blessing and healing prayers. All welcome: 4th Tuesday of the month. Next session is March 28 at 7pm in the church (side chapel). For information


LENTEN LUNCHES! Sponsored by the Association of Dundas Churches (ADC), this is an invitation for us to gather with people from other congregations every Wednesday in Lent. Dates left are March 29 & April 5, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 pm at St. Paul’s United Church, Dundas. Hear a brief message based on the theme of “Reconciliation”, sing, chat, and enjoy a simple lunch. Do come!


KNIT GROUP meets every Wednesday at 1:30. New members are always welcome.


WOMEN’S WEEKEND ~ Please join us at the Women’s Weekend on March 31, April 1 and 2 at Loyola House, Guelph to celebrate “Your Infinite Self”! The cost is $225 and includes a private room and amazing locally sourced gourmet meals, (special diets accommodated). Our guest speaker is Dawna Toews (raw, a Holistic Health Coach and Inspirational Speaker, who has helped thousands of women across the globe, come into their greatness!


EVENSONG/ROAST BEEF DINNER ~ Please join us for Evensong April 2 at 4pm. Roast beef dinner follows at 5:30pm. Please reserve or purchase your dinner tickets by noon on Friday March 31!


GAMES AFTERNOON first & third Monday afternoons of the month at 1:30 pm. Next up is April 3.


KAIROS EVENT – Open for Justice. Saturday April 8th, 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Binkley United Church, 1570 Main St. W., Hamilton. Our own Jose Zarate is one of the speakers talking about holding Canadian Mining Companies Accountable around the world. Jose is the Indigenous Communities Program Coordinator for the Anglican church. Free/food. 


TREASURES AND TEA 2017 – Keep this event in mind as you are spring cleaning. We are putting out different ideas each week on the small round table in the Narthex, so please take a look. Submissions of treasures for the treasure sale and tea are being accepted as soon as you discover them! The event will take place on Saturday May 13. This is NOT a garage sale. We are looking for quality items such as jewelry, lovely linens, china, etc. As well as the sale, we plan to have a tearoom. We will also be looking for help for both the sale and the tearoom.


GARAGE SALE ~ Saturday June 3. We are not taking in any items at the moment due to lack of storage space. Please box up whatever you may wish to donate and keep at home until beginning of June, thanks!




COAT DRIVE ~ To date, since October, we have delivered 290 winter coats to St. Matthew’s House to ward off the cold for people who wear them!


PLEASE keep those cans and packages of food coming in for St. Matthew’s House!


SYRIAN NEWCOMERS are interested in casual work such as landscaping, moving assistance and house cleaning. Please contact Lynn Dykeman at 289-239-9341 or Feras.


WHEELCHAIRS FOR IRAQ PROJECT ~ We have had significant further donations and are planning a second shipment. We need people to pick up donations, write thank you letters and send letters to long term care and retirement facilities. Many thanks.


USED POSTAGE STAMPS have value as they are sold by the Leprosy Mission to raise funds for treatment of that terrible condition.  Let us keep collecting them.




CANTERBURY HILLS CAMPS ~ Summer camp “early bird” prices continue until Apr. 1st, so you are encouraged to take advantage of this discount while it is still available:  For information on all our activities and camps please go to:


EARTH HOUR ~ Saturday March 25th. St. Augustine’s RC Hall.  7 – 9 p.m. Bring a flashlight. Free/food. Speaker – Brenda Van Ryswyk, from Pollinator Paradise. Speak to Sue Carson for more details or check the sign by back door.


WALK FOR ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE FOOD BANK ~ On Saturday March 25, 2017. The church of St. John the Evangelist on Locke Street will host a walk to raise money for the St. Matthew’s House Food Bank. We invite you to join us as we walk to support those in need in our city  The 2km and 5km walks in the Locke Street/downtown area walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. and we’ll provide a celebratory bowl of soup afterwards. The information is all available on our church website including maps of the walks, how to register to walk or to volunteer and some fundraising ideas. We also welcome those who though not able to walk would like to support our efforts and donate on our special on–line donation page here. For more information please contact Judith Purdell-Lewis at


SPRING PROGRAMS IN DUNDAS FOR 55+: Why not sign up for ten weeks of line dancing (NEW this spring), singing for fun or yoga? Registration is on March 28 from 10-11:30 at the Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre. Line Dancing ($30) on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:40. Local Vocals ($20) on Thursdays from 10 to 11. Yoga ($30) on Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 or Fridays from 10 to 11. Questions? Email or call 905-627-7930. Visit our Facebook page: Dundas 55+ Group.


FOSTERING ~ Do you want to be part of a child’s story? Please join us for Foster Paretn Information Night to have all your fostering questions answered. March 28, 2017 — 6:30 p.m. Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. 735 King Street East, Hamilton. For more information, or to register, please contact: Megan at (905) 525-2012 ext. 3330 or,


LUNCH & LEARN ~ Dundas Community Services is hosting a Lunch and Learn educational session for seniors, caregivers and recent retirees on “Would you like to learn more about Diabetes”?  Monday, April 3, 2917, 12:00 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas. Join Jaspreet Sodhi, Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator and Associate Owner/Shoppers Drug Mart, 1460, who will provide information on how to learn the signs, symptoms, and complications that Diabetes has on day-to-day life.. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.


CAREGIVER WORKSHOP ~ Dundas Community Services and VON Hamilton present a Caregiver Workshop Series on Wednesdays April 5, 19, 26 and May 3, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Hamilton Family Health Team – Dundas, 133 King Street W, Suite 203, Dundas, (above Shoppers). Are you caring for a family member or friend with a long-term health condition?  Come to this FREE workshop series.  Sessions are informal.  Please bring you concerns and ideas. Registration is required as spaces are limited; please call Miriam Cahn at the VON at 905-523-1055 ext. 408.


SCOTT WOODS CONCERT – TWIN FIDDLE EXPRESS ~ Sunday, April 9th at 2 p.m. Freelton United Church, 155 Freelton Rd., Freelton, ON. Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods & band present a live show celebrating the wonderful sound of two fiddles played sweetly in harmony – Lots of Traditional Country, Western Swing, Country Gospel & Old-time Fiddle tunes. Enjoy sensational step dancing, wholesome family humour & Scott’s famous trick fiddling – somersaults & walking on a barrel – all the while playing his fiddle! Adults $25, Children 6 – 12 yrs $10. For tickets call 905-659-7657.


CHIROPRACTIC CARE ~ Dundas Community Services will host a Lunch and Learn for seniors, caregivers and recent retirees on Chiropractic Care. The lunch and learn is booked for Monday, April 10, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas.  Our speaker, Dr. Chelsey R. Spano, Chiropractor, Dundas Community Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Dundas will provide valuable information on falls prevention, things to avoid, stretching and general tips.  As well, she will speak about the importance of keeping mobile and active during our retirement years. To register, please call Jane at 905-627-5461.


23RD ANNUAL LOBSTER & RIB FEST, presented by Rotary Clubs of Dundas, is on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5, Waterdown. Doors open 5pm, Pasta Bar 5:30 to 6:30pm. Dinner 6pm: 2 Lobsters or 2 half racks of ribs or 1 of each. Silent and live auction. Licensed by LCBO. Tickets $55 / person from or call 905-627-3355. Dance to the “Null Hypothesis” from 8:30 to 11pm.



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