Thursday, February 13th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 10:30am-1pm.
Saturday, February 15th is St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliaries at the Cathedral (160 Brock St.); 12-1:30pm.
Coming Quickly! The Coldest Night of the Year, February 23rd: walk to raise money and awareness regarding the issue of homelessness. This event doesn’t just help those on the streets. Many around us are just one unexpected financial obligation away from being in dire straits…a large mechanic’s bill, a broken down furnace…We can make a difference together! Welcome aboard to the folks at St. James, Goulais River. They have generously pledged their support of this worthy cause.
If you’d like to make a donation, the Trinity Trotters (team captain: W Pat Brown) is available online: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=842276&langPref=en-CA
Emmaus Anglican Church also has a team…Emmaus Walking Angels (Betty Sim is the team captain) and you can donate at: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=841506
If there are any other deanery teams registered, please let us know. Remember, you don’t need to be in the Soo to help out and you don’t even need to go out in the cold…You can hold your own event in your community. Gather people together for a hot drink, cookies, music…all for a good cause. Again, please let us know if you’re doing something!
For Your Devotions:
Thursday, February 14th is the memorial of Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs, died in 869 and 885 respectively. Cyril and Methodius were brothers chosen to be missionaries to the Slavic people. They got into hot water for using Slavonic in the liturgy. It was a “no-no” to use anything other than the Latin liturgy in the Roman Church at that time. Luckily, Pope Adrian II sided with them and they were able to continue their evangelizing. Believe it or not, neither were martyred but, their disciples were forced into exile when Pope Stephen V banned the use of anything but Latin. To learn more: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saints-Cyril-and-Methodius
P.S. Thomas wasn’t martyred either 🙂