Happy Canada Day!
Wednesday, July 3rd is the Games Afternoon for Seniors at the Legion in Richards Landing; 1-3pm…if you’re in the neighbourhood…
Saturday, July 6th is the men’s breakfast at Holy Trinity, SSM; starting by 8:30am. If this has changed because of the summer, please let me know. 🙂
Saturday, July 6th is also the Church Closet, St. George’s Parish Hall, Echo Bay (159 Church St.); 10am-1pm.
Wednesday, July 3rd is the Holy Day of St. Thomas the Apostle. One of the 12 apostles, the most information we have of him is found in the Gospel of John. He was extremely devoted to Jesus and, of course, the best known incident we know of him is the ‘doubting Thomas’ story (but all of the apostles doubted…There’s a lot more to Thomas’ story than doubt). After the death of Jesus, Thomas’ history is sketchy but he is thought to have evangelized Parthia and even into India. He was martyred around 53 A.D. For more info: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Thomas
Saturday, July 6th is the commemoration of Thomas More, died 1535. More was loyal to Henry and defended the Catholic faith against Luther and other reformers when the Reformation began. He condoned the torture and burning of many ‘heretics’. Things turned sour for him when he supported the supremacy of the Pope over King Henry’s break with Rome – we all know what Henry did with people who didn’t agree with him or got in his way… More was charged with treason and beheaded on this day in 1535. Why do we acknowledge someone who actually opposed the forming of the Anglican Church? Well, More was a brilliant scholar and stood against Henry’s intended break with Rome because it was politically motivated – Henry didn’t support the Reformation either. More’s final words were, “I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.” For more info…
Have a joy-filled week!