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January 2022

JANUARY 2022 SCHEDULE for EUCHARIST with MMICC:

(If your email address is not already registered with MMICC, please contact mmiccRegina@gmail.com to receive correspondence and the Zoom link.)

January 1, 10 am CST – New Year; Mary, Mother of God; World Day of Peace

January 9, 10 am CST -- Manifestation (Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord)

January 23,
10:00 am CST -- 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Are you someone who writes prayers for the world and one another?

Mary of Magdala Inclusive Catholic Community invites the full participation of its members in Eucharistic celebrations. The Prayers of the People are just that, your prayers. If you would like to learn how to put together these intercessory prayers, or have done so and would like to serve this way by preparing them, or working with someone else to do so for our liturgies, please contact Teresa Elder Hanlon teresa.hanlon@gmail.com Text or phone: 403-359-0812 (liturgy team co-ordinator) with dates through Lent and onward that you are available to do so.

DATES OF EVENTS SPONSORED BY MMICC MINISTRY TEAMS:

(If your email address is not already registered with MMICC, please contact mmiccRegina@gmail.com to receive correspondence and the Zoom link.)

For the dates of liturgies originating from the local communities of Vancouver, Calgary, Lethbridge, Regina, Sudbury, and Ottawa served by priests and a deacon of RCWP Canada, please click here.

Saturday Jan. 8, 10:00 am CST -- Synod Conversations #2 --  (For more information see Synod Conversations and Synod Information.)

Monday Jan. 10, 7:00 pm CST -- Synod Conversations #2
--  (For more information see Synod Conversations and Synod Information.)

(You may choose to attend either or both of the above meeting.  The same question will be discussed at both.)

Saturday Jan. 15, 9:00 am CST -- Living Truth and Reconciliation Sharing Circle

Saturday, Jan. 22,
10:00-11:30 AM -- Faith Enrichment Event:  The Comic Christ

Monday Jan. 31, 7:00 pm CST -- Synod Conversations #3 -- (For more information see Synod Conversations and Synod Information.)

You are also able to share your Synod stories anonymously, answering the same questions, on an online survey form using this link:  https://forms.gle/KoMfeBUvGxqxvwSK9

For all MMICC sponsored events, members on our bcc email list receive reminders and the Zoom link.

Saturday Feb. 5, 10-11:30 am CST -- Synod Conversations #3 -- (For more information see Synod Conversations and Synod Information.)


EVENTS SPONSORED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

(For a variety of events that may be of interest to MMICC members on the topics of Church Renewal, Ecumenism, Environment, Indigenous, Social Justice, Spirtuality, and Women's Flourishing, click on Events at the top of the Bulletin Board, or click here.)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity virtual 8-day bible study sponsored in partnership with the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and the Regina Council of Churches (Tuesday, January 18th- Tuesday, January 25th from 12:15-1:00 pm daily over Zoom with the exception of Sunday, January 23rd which will be held at 3pm.  See Ecumenism Events page for more information.

Stephanie M. who is the leader of our MMICC Ecumenism and Multi-Faith Team and the chair of the Regina Multi-Faith Forum, extends this invitation:

For more information on the above online event as well as the Zoom link, click here.


Based on a Canadian Paulist Press Jesuit Forum publication "Listening to Indigenous Voices" you are welcome to join meaningful story sharing circles. This volume is the subject of a monthly discussion with Indigenous Elders. Upcoming sessions (free of charge or by donation) will be Wednesdays as scheduled in the notice below:

We will meet virtually on January 19th, February 16th and March 16th 2022 from 5.00-7.00pm EST, during these times we will go through the following sessions:
  • January 19th: Session 4 (Languages of the Land)
  • February 16th Session 2 (A Tale of Two Communities)
  • March 16th: Session 9 (Beyond Apologies)
We would appreciate it if you were able to share this amongst your networks and invite anyone that you think might be interested.
For more information and how to register: http://surl.li/avmap


DATES RESERVED FOR MINISTRY TEAM MEETINGS

(Ministry Team leaders are asked to reserve dates for meetings after checking here and above to see whether the dates conflict with dates already chosen by other Teams or dates of Community events.  Please send notice of dates by using the comments form below.)

Liturgy Team - January 14, 1:00 pm CST

Spiritual Enrichment Team - January 11, 10:00 pm CST

Visioning Team - January 24, 7:00 pm CST

Liturgy Team - February 4, 1 – 2:30 pm CST


PRAYER REQUESTS:

For those awaiting medical treatment which was delayed by Covid-19 cases.

Denise Durocher's mother Lucille is now improved enough to leave Palliative care for Long-term care. All prayers and warm thoughts are appreciated.

Prayer intentions from the January 1st Eucharist:

We pray for all those recommended to our prayers, for our dreams and longings for the year ahead, and for all of our loved ones.
We join with the people of South Africa who are mourning the death of their beloved Bishop, Desmond Tutu.
For hope, as we start this new year
For an end to covid this year.
For our earth, and our relationship to it.
To live deeply
For my sons, and their partners
For a friend, who would love to be connected with us, but timings just don't work for her.
For my children and grandchildren!
For my sister, whose birthday would have been  yesterday, that she is at peace with God in a way she could not be when she lived.
For my children and grandchildren in gratitude for family! Thank you for the beautiful liturgy. New Year Blessings.
Happy new year!  Thanks to everyone for this liturgy.
Happy New Year.  Thank you for the liturgy.
The end of the liturgy was really beautiful. Thank you and Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year Everyone! See you next time!
Happy new year everyone, see you next time!


P
rayer intentions from the January 9th Eucharist

For my children and grandchildren scattered throughout the country!
For my mom, who passed away last month.
For Dave, who has lost his life partner of 41 years.
For Wendy and Mike...Jackie's sister...both very congested with Covid.
For Sarah, my neighbour’s young daughter-in-law who has cancer.
For my daughter Kaylee.
Prayers for Frances C. and her family. Fran's sister Anne died on Friday.
Thanksgiving for John's 10 years of sobriety today.
My mom is out of palliative care .. asking for prayers that she may soon be admitted to long-term care. Thanks for your prayers and warm thoughts for her.
For Annette B.'s family as they make funeral arrangements for her.
For Megan and her husband.
For wisdom for our leaders, civil and religious.
For Donnie and his life trouble just now,
For the end to covid
.


CELEBRATIONS  / REMEMBRANCES

Birthdays

Bob C. - January 14th
Teresa H. - January 21st
Kathy C. - January 22nd
Margaret M. - January 24th

Anniversaries



fyi

Patricia O. passes along this link to an article on the topic of peace and the Eucharist.  The title is "The Eucharist of Gospel Non-violence": 

Volunteer to be an assessor at our University of Saskatchewan 2022 College of Medicine virtual Multiple Mini Interviews
, assisting with the interviewing and selection of our medical students.  For more information click here, and/or contact Jean M. who has performed this service before. Jean's email address and telephone number are available on request from mmiccregina@gmail.com.

In 2020 MMICC donated money to an Edenwold, SK family who lost their house and all their belongings in a fire. The day before Christmas in 2021, the family moved into their newly-built house, using the same excavation and lot.


Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu
QUOTES FOR THE DAY, BY ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
"I wish I could shut up, but I can't, and I won't."
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

Good Readings and Listening and Viewing
:
DESMOND TUTU, REST IN POWER
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, DEFENDER OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA & BEYOND, DIES
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU ON APARTHEID, WAR, PALESTINE, GUANTANAMO, CLIMATE CRISIS & MORE
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU ON PLEDGING PEACE


Here’s a link those readers with an ongoing interest in things Merton

Donations to F.R.O.G. are used for the minimal operating expenses.  Most of your gifts are passed through to organizations that serve those in need.  Suggestions for where to make donations are welcome.  For information on making donations click here.  MMICC is not able to give charitable donation receipts for income tax purposes. 


Several members have mentioned difficulty receiving email regarding the MMICC Eucharist.  The problem, we think, is that some Internet Service Providers (SaskTel, Bell, Telus, etc.) are either blocking or sending bulk and bcc email to the Spam folder.

We will continue to use bulk and bcc email for practical and security reasons, but to alleviate this problem, we are doing the following:

1. Our three messages ahead of each Eucharist are regularly sent on three consecutive days. MMICC members may contact mmiccregina@gmail.com ahead of time informing us that they have not received the expected email.

2. On the day the worship aid is sent out, it will also be posted to the Eucharist page of the MMICC Bulletin Board.  For security reasons, the Zoom link will be sent only by email one hour before the start of the liturgy or meeting.

3. The message with the Zoom link is sent one hour before the Eucharist liturgy starts.  If the link is not received as expected, at least a half-hour before we start, members may telephone (306-737-2927) or send an email message (mmiccregina@gmail.com) requesting the missing link or worship aid.






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