Come As You Are, Leave Uplifted.

Services:
Sunday: 8:00 AM; 10:00 AM;
Wednesday: 9:30 AM

Second Sunday in Lent

There are many different designs of the Christian Cross, the central symbol of the Christian Church. The one shown here is known as the Canterbury Cross, as a cross of this shape was found in Canterbury, England and it is often used as a symbol of the Anglican Communion. Down through the years, the symbol of the cross has taken on many…

First Sunday in Lent

This coming Sunday, the first in the Season of Lent, we will hear the gospel story of Jesus being driven out into the wilderness shortly after his Baptism. It is the story on which the Church has built the season of Lent, as we will take forty days to consider our own times of temptation and our own places of wilderness. Temptation…

Transfiguration of the Lord

Recently a red blue moon caught the attention of astronomers, professional and otherwise. This Super Blue Blood Moon, besides having a great name, caught the intrigue of many because there were a few things all happening at once. It was a blue moon (the second full moon of the month), a supermoon (when the moon is closer to earth in its orbit)…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. In the gospel passage we are considering this coming Sunday, we hear of Jesus stepping out of his routine, his schedule, his stressful life and going to a deserted place to find a place to pray. I wonder what that place looked like? Was it simply a quiet corner of a…

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

In October of last year, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Pope Francis met once again to formally discuss the unity of the Church. The Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury encouraged all Christians to act as if we are united; that is, to show our connectedness with other Christians rather than focusing solely upon our differences.  To reflect upon how…

Third Sunday after Epiphany with Holy Baptism

Jesus encounters two folk fishing on the Sea of Galilee and invites them both to come and follow him. The two, Simon and Andrew, immediately dropped what they were doing and followed Jesus. This is the story we hear about in the Gospel reading for today and it is filled with beautiful images of a sea-front, fishing, a beach, perhaps a beautiful…

Second Sunday after Epiphany

This coming Sunday we will be thinking about our calling and our response to the Gospel, the Good News of God in Jesus Christ. We will hear about the calling of some of the first disciples, in particular Nathanael and Philip. For many of us when we hear about the calling of the first disciples to come and follow we do not…

Epiphany with Holy Baptism

Wise ones from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” This Sunday we are celebrating and honouring Epiphany and the arrival of the magi who came to worship the Christ Child.  There are beautiful images of…

Merry Christmas! This Sunday, December 24 is a beautiful but busy Sunday in the life of the Church.  Here at St. John’s Shaughnessy we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent with the regular services of Holy Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:00am.  But we will quickly change things over so that we are celebrating Christmas Eve at 5:00 and 10:00pm!  It is…

The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday and focuses more on the joy of the season, picking up on the words from Thessalonians: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” Gaudete is the Latin word translated as Rejoice. The liturgical vestments and the candle lit in the Advent Wreath are the colour rose to signify a different…