Activities

Bishops Appeal


Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)


Meeting time: Monday 12:10 p.m. in the Kubash Room.
                          Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. in the Balzer Room.


Buildings and Grounds Committee


This committee is responsible for monitoring the design and over viewing the maintenance of our church, hall, rectory and grounds facilities. Also of important concern to this committee is the ongoing consideration of alternate uses of our facilities as we emerge as a parish community.



Catholic Women's League


Meeting time: First Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.

President: Shirley Campbell

All women of the parish are invited to be part of this local group of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. The objectives of the members are: to achieve spiritual development; promote teachings of the Catholic Church; exemplify the Christian ideal in home and family life; enhance the role of women in church and society; recognize the human dignity of all people everywhere; uphold and defend Christian education and values in the modern world; contribute to the understanding and growth of religious freedom, social justice, peace and harmony.


Finance Committee


The role of the Finance Committee is to oversee the financial affairs of the parish, to evaluate all possible sources of revenue and to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet the pastoral and operational needs of the parish. Our mandate also includes the funding of social justice and other needs of our church at large.



Food Baskets


The Food Bank is a local organization that assists the needy people of the city with food donations. The food they distribute comes solely from donations from various sources throughout the city. Other needy agencies such as the Marian Centre, Transition House, Chili for Children, Carmichael Outreach, Visitation House,  etc
., are contributed to by our Parish. On the first Sunday of every month parishioners are invited to donate non-perishable food for this good cause. Cash donations will also be accepted.


Knights of Columbus


Meeting time: Fourth Monday of each month, at 7:30 p.m.

Grand Knight: Paul Ponak

The Knights of Columbus is a world-wide organization of Catholic men with councils covering many countries. The main objectives of this council are to aid our church, develop fellowship and to perform charitable and educational works.


Library


Holy Child Parish Library is a free service located in the Kubash Room. It is an exciting place with several categories of books for adults/teens, and a very good selection for children. We encourage you to visit this centre. Videos for adults and children are also available.



Men's Club


Meeting time: Third Sunday of each month, at 7:30 p.m.

President: Wayne Matt

In addition to fellowship and education, the objectives of the Men's Club are to unite the men of the parish in order to assist the pastor, the pastoral council and any parish organization in the following areas: providing outings for altar servers once a year; sponsoring community breakfasts; assisting the C.W.L. and the Youth Group; and providing cash donations to charities.


Offering Envelopes


Envelopes are made available to each parish family in December. You may also give donations by Pre-Authorized Debit.  New families may receive envelopes by contacting the parish office. Forms for Pre-Authorized Debit are available in the foyer or at the parish office.  Envelopes or Pre-Authorized Debit must be used in order to receive a tax receipt that is usually issued in late January.



Pastoral Council


The Pastoral Council of Holy Child assists the pastor in providing Christian leadership to achieve the apostolic mission of the church, to proclaim the Good News among themselves and their neighbours by worship, personal witness and ministry. The Council meets monthly to assess parish needs, define priorities, advise, implement and to find means to encourage the Christian parish community to fulfill its responsibilities and use its gifts. The council consists of the pastoral team and lay representatives of the main committees and organizations of the parish. Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer their opinions to the council at any time.



Social Justice Committee


"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it unto me." - Matthew 25:40.


Goals/Purpose:
o To educate the parish community about social justice issues.
o To identify and assist local groups which promote social justice for those struggling to maintain human dignity.
o To annually support one or two internationally accredited projects, which promote peace and justice.
This group seeks various ways to educate parishioners about social justice issues and to motivate them to specific actions via direct service and/or social change projects. Projects involve various local groups and annually support one or two internationally accredited programs.

Be sure to check out the Archdioceese Web Site for more interesting Social Justice links and information.


Special events


In the spirit of building friendship and unity, this committee helps promote community and hospitality amongst parishioners by encouraging participation in family oriented activities.

Youth


Young people in the parish are encouraged to take part in the various liturgical ministries, such as music, altar serving, lector, commentator, Extra-ordinary Eucharistic minister and Children's Liturgy of the Word.  They are also encouraged to participate in the Archdiocesan youth activities and are welcome to assist the parish for Christian/Community service hours.