The liturgical colour green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things, and the promise of new life.

“The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon.” ~Jean Pierre de Caussade

Before, During and After the Sew North Fix-a-thon

Many thanks to John Dennis, and Stephanie Clarke (Guelph Tool Library) for a
campaign which exceeded all expectations. Thanks also to the many
wonderful volunteers who cleaned, tested, tuned, and packaged the sewing
machines for delivery to northern and Arctic Communities.


Sunday, June 3: Garden Planting Day – bring a picnic lunch at noon. We’ll eat and clean up the garden, and plant. The sign up sheet for summer watering is downstairs on the dividers in the hall. We need you to come to water the gardens twice in a week. To have only one week of duty, it will take 16 volunteers. Pick your week while there is lots of room on the calendar!

Sunday, June 17 is the beginning of Indigenous Week. We will have one service Only at 10:00 am to learn and to celebrate together. People who would like to help out with instrumentation or singing, please e-mail Owen Bloomfield (owenbloomfield@gmail.com)
June 24 is the last Sunday of the regular season. It is also when we will remember St. James the Apostle because his feast day occurs in July. There will be incense at the 11 am service.
July 1 begins our summer worship series. There will be only one service at 10:00 am until, and including, September 2. During the summer, the BCP Wednesday service will continue.


  1. How Can I Help as We Sponsor our Refugee Family?


    We are now accepting monetary donations, which will help provide for the family in their first year in Canada. You can give by:

    • cheque (made out to St. James the Apostle), memo line “Refugee Fund”; mailing address is St. Matthias and St. James the Apostle, 86 Glasgow St. N. Guelph, N1H 4W2
    • credit card: to donate directly by using Canada Helps (please note, a tax receipt is generated immediately) at:



    Then go to the DONATE NOW button and from the drop down menu beginning with General under “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity”, be sure to choose Refugee Family Fundraising.


    Thank-you for your support!or


    We are not yet able to accept donations of furniture or household items as we need some sense of arrival date and then confirm accommodations. Shortly we will be posting needed furniture, household items, and clothing. The aim is to collect only those items that will best suit the living space and the family’s needs. We will appreciate your understanding in this regard.


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  • 519-822-1061
  • stmattjam@gmail.com

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