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Eight Doors to the Kingdom Parish Mission & Sunday Masses (Feb. 29 / Mar 1) Featuring Fr. Jacques Philippe

February 19 - March 4

Sunday Masses/Feb. 29th /March 1st

Eight Doors to the Kingdom Parish Mission

March 2nd to March 4th, 2020



St. Mary’s Cathedral Kingston is the only Canadian stop on Father Philippe’s current speaking tour in North America.

 The great French spiritual master and author, Father Jacques Philippe, is coming from France to the Cathedral from February 29th to March 4th.  He will preach at all the Sunday Masses the First Sunday of Lent, (5 pm, Feb. 29th & March 1st at 8 am, 10:30 am and 7:30 pm) and will lead a Parish Mission on the Eight Beatitudes at 7 pm on Monday, March 2nd, Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th.  For further information, please contact  Ann Lyng at ministries.smc.279@gmail.com , 613-546-5521 ext. 5 or Father Shawn Hughes at rector.smc.279@gmail.com

Father Jacques Philippe is a prolific author: These are the titles of some of his books which indicate the depth of the presentations we are going to receive the first week of March:  Nine Days to Rediscover The Joy of Prayer; The Eight Doors of the Kingdom: Meditations on the Beatitudes; Fire and Light, Learning to Receive the Gift; Real Mercy: Mary, Forgiveness and Trust; Thirsting for Prayer; Called to Life; In the School of the Holy Spirit; Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart; Time for God;  Interior Freedom; The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  Copies of  these books will be available for purchase during the retreat.

These are the themes on which he has written:

DetachmentDifficulties in Prayer, Faith, Hope, and Love, Fidelity and Perseverance in Prayer, Finding Time for Prayer, Freedom, God’s Action in Us, God’s Calls, Happiness, Lectio Divina, Love, Obedience to Inspiration, Paths to Holiness, Prayer, Prayer and Unity of Life, Sacred Scripture, Spiritual Discernment, Spiritual Poverty, Suffering, The Humanity of Jesus, and  The Present Moment, The Sermon on the Mount, The Eight Beatitudes


February 19
March 4
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Hot Meals Program ran out of St. John the Apostle is cancelled until further notice.

Seniors Lunch (First Wednesday of the month) cancelled until further notice.

CO-VID 19 UPDATE March 24, 2020

Please click on Pastoral Letters in the Bulletin Section for updates

from Archbishop Mulhall and Father Shawn Hughes, Rector


All week-day and weekend Masses are cancelled until further notice.

The  Cathedral has been closed until further notice as per the directive from the Ontario Government.

Let us pray for one another during this extraordinary time of anxiety and suffering.

God bless you all,

Father Shawn J. Hughes,