Winneway - Long Point First Nation - Diocèse de Rouyn-Noranda

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Long Point First Nation
Saint Ann Mission of Winneway

Mass Schedule :
    Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 11 a.m. - Liturgy of the Word
    Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 11 a.m. - Eucharistic Service
    Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. - Eucharistic Service
    Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. - Eucharistic Service

    • Those who would like to have their house blessed, please contact Fr. Reegan. He will be available after the Mass.
    • Those who would like to obtain information about Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and Catholic burials, kindly contact Connie O’Gushing or Fr. Reegan.
    • We will soon be starting a Christian/Biblical Formation Series. Those who are interested please contact Fr. Reegan. It is to promote lay leadership and learn to preside over different liturgical celebrations in the absence of the priest/deacon.

    Contact details:
    Fr. Reegan Soosai, CMF

    Address of Saint Ann's Mission :
    124, Naneweak
    P.O. Box 47
    Winneway QC J0Z 2J0

    Contact-person :
    Mme Connie O'Gushing - 819-722-2262

    Priest for the community :
    Father Reegan Soosai CMF - 819-446-6512 -

    A word from Father Reegan, on the occasion of Easter and the Paschal Mystery
       The suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus is called the Paschal Mystery. Paschal means passage from death to new life; slavery to liberation; sin to grace; darkness to light; brokenness to wholeness; violence to peace; disunity to unity; hatred to love; enmity to friendship; despair to hope; doubt to faith; sickness to health; disharmony to harmony and balance.  
       All these passages are done with God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. Jesus went through all these experiences during his 33 years of life on this Earth and he came to be Christ-Self through the graces of God the Father and the guidance of the Holy Spirit by giving us life for us on the cross freely and generously. He learned to make sense of his experiences for the glory of God and for the salvation of whole humanity-creation. So, we are invited to live these days with faith, hope and community prayers.
       Let us not forget that we are in it together as spiritual and human community. This belief in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ is the very central element of our Christian Faith and Spirituality. God restored everything in His Son Jesus Christ for the Life and well being of the whole creation including humanity.
      We encourage you to participate in all these activities in order to receive God’s graces abundantly. Please do come with your kids, youth, elders, family members and relatives. We believe and live and move in a God of compassion, generosity and good will. Come, together, let us adore him who created us in his own image and likeness. Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

    Your brother in Christ,
    Fr. Reegan Soosai, CMF

    "That We May Walk Together"
    On 8 February 2023, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following pastoral letter on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Intended as a framework for local engagement with Indigenous Peoples, the letter addressed to First Nations is the fruit of many months of listening, encounter, and dialogue with them, including through Listening Circles, the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in April 2022, and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Canada in July of the same year.

    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    A contribution from Father Reegan Soosai CMF.  
    As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18 to 25, 2023), Father Reegan Soosai prepared a reflection document on our social context, especially with regard to the Indigenous reality as presented to him.  
    Click here to access the document (in PDF), and enjoy reading.

    Father Reegan Soosai CMF wrote a poem in memory of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger), on the occasion of his passing on December 31, 2022. Click here for the English version of the poem. Thank you, Father Reegan, for sharing it with us.

    Mgr Guy Boulanger invites you to share in this prayer for the new pastoral year.
    Click on the image below for the pastoral prayer.

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