Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows!
Welcome. May this website of our parish and its activities be helpful to you and be for all, a sign of parish life here at OLS. A small but talented committee is responsible for this working website and we are all open to your suggestions of any kind. Please let us know what you think in terms of what could be included.
The first level of participation in parish life is the Sunday Eucharist. Simply by your active and lively presence at Sunday Mass you 'participate' in parish life. In addition to the Sunday Eucharist, many parishioners participate in specific groups and ministries. I wish to acknowledge and thank all of them. The smooth functioning of parish affairs and especially of the Sunday Eucharist is due to the few hundred volunteers at the present time. However, there is always an on-going need and desire for more volunteers. I encourage you to think of how you may be able to offer your service to the parish by becoming a volunteer in ministry.
Our parish and our Diocese are on a threshold of a Capital Campaign. Please be attentive to developments in this regard, which will be communicated through this website, through the parish bulletin and through pulpit announcements. The needs of both the parish and Diocese are being expressed as honestly as possible and the success of this endeavour depends on the participation of all. All parishioners share in the responsibility of: maintaining the physical premises of our parish; meeting the needs of our aging parishioners; and assisting with the needs of our Diocese. We all must share in determining our needs and meeting our financial responsibilities as a group. The financial responsibility cannot be left only to a small portion of parishioners. Let us all work together to meet the challenges ahead.
Finally, let us pray for one another. This is such a simple expression, yet truly a powerful reality of any Christian community. Do we pray for one another? The bond of Christian love identifies us as followers of Christ to others in our world. May we truly be a sign of God's love to all, especially to one another.