Author: Mirando Lal

Sunday Service

Praise Cathedral Worship Centre Sunday services have re-opened for in-person attendance, with a capacity limit of 25 percent of the church. The weekly 11:00 a.m. service will also remain live-streamed on our YouTube channel PCWC Live, and on the Praise Facebook page. With more than 85 percent of Canadians now having received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 50 percent of Canadians fully double-vaccinated, we have reasons to be optimistic about a return to ‘normal.’

Upcoming events

Things are changing, and our prospects for gathering together (cautiously) are looking up! After nearly two months of laying low during a province-wide lockdown, the pace of vaccinations is pushing down the rate of COVID-19 infection. Ontario is starting to relax its restrictions. Your calendar likely has a lot of open space still on it. Let’s see if some Praise Cathedral Worship Centre activity, all responsibly social-distanced, can squeeze itself onto your evening and weekend agenda.

Father’s Day 2021

On this 2020 Father’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to offer some words of encouragement and appreciation to all our fathers. What a startling challenge it is in this world we live? It seems like outside the church perimeters there is a relentless attack on men and fatherhood in countless ways.

Praise Contact List

Have you joined the Praise Cathedral e-mail contact list yet? This is important. We need your e-mail address to send you your tax receipt. Please share your personal e-mail address and contact information. The church won’t sell, transfer or give your information away, and will use your e-mail address sparingly and responsibly. Joining is easy. You can do this on your handheld if you wish. Click or touch, or navigate your web browser to: https://tinyurl.com/PraiseMailList

COVID-19 Vaccine

Bishop Lennox Walker on the COVID-19 vaccine: “The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to our elderly and vulnerable. In Peel Region, we are considered one of Ontario’s ‘hot spots.’ As a result, you may be eligible to receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine now, as long as you are age 18 or older. Check your postal code, and see if you can reserve a time to receive the vaccine. I have said clearly that I will be taking the vaccine. COVID-19 and its more transmissible variants remain a deadly threat. I believe in the science, and I believe in the Word of God. I encourage you to get vaccinated, and I am going to encourage Peel Region to use our gymnasium as a vaccination centre.”

Bible Study

Praise has moved the weekly Bible Study to Zoom to facilitate more interaction with our teacher and to give you an opportunity to see each other. Please no longer look for Bible Study on YouTube Live. Use your Zoom account to connect with Bible Study each Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Christmas 2020

We will remain apart as a congregation for a while longer, even as we come closer together in spirit. We will remain resolute and tenacious, passing our courage and determination to those within both our personal and virtual orbits. Mostly, we will do as God would have us do: survive first and foremost; and emerge from this trial stronger than we were when we began, with a faith in God’s strength and mercy forged in the fire of crisis. Be strong, Praise. Though the salvation of modern science is in sight, this long night of the pandemic will be at its most dangerous just before the dawn of the return to life in the middle of 2021.

Candlelight Memorial Service

Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, New Haven Funeral Centre will not host the annual Candlelight Memorial Service at Praise Cathedral in-person this year. The service will be livestreamed over YouTube on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Virtual Candlelight Memorial Service will also be live on our Facebook & Instagram accounts @newhavenfuneralctr.

Week of Mother’s Day

Celebration of Mother’s Day; 15th anniversary of Praise Cathedral; food drive at the church; secure donations to Praise Cathedral; Praise on YouTube Live; subscribe to the Praise e-newsletter.

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