We're enjoying a new season! From September 1 through October 4, we mark the Season of Creation. We join a global time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and consider how we might employ new ways of living with creation.
At sunset on September 6th Rosh Hashanah begins -- the celebration of the Jewish New Year -- and ushers in the High Holidays. St. Matthias extends to all our friends and neighbours our warmest wishes for this special time of faith and reflection.
At St. Matthias we join with all Canadians as we reflect on the complex, often painful, history that is the heritage we share, whether our families have been here since time out of mind, for many generations, or whether we are "brand new" to Canada. Respectfully, we continue to acknowledge the legacy of the residential schools. We listen. We grieve. We honour. We commit to action.
We are delighted to open the fourth season of The Chapel Gallery. Friday, September 17th, from 6-8 pm (with a non-social opening) marks the beginning of an exhibition by Barbara McCaffrey, a Mixed Media Fibre Artist. Her exhibition "Persistence of Memory" runs through October 3, with gallery opening hours (starting September 18th) Fridays and Saturdays, from 12-4 pm, and on Sundays from 12-3 pm. When attending the Chapel Gallery, please join us in respecting the Provincial Health Officer's direction regarding mask wearing and vaccination. We thank everyone for their cooperation in these important safeguards for our communities. Please click on this link https://www.stmatthiasvictoria.ca/ministries/the-chapel-gallery/pages/upcoming-exhibit-persistence-of-memory or on our news page or events page for further information.
Barbara McCaffrey invites you to view this website for further information: http://www.artopenings.ca/barbara-mccaffrey.html
The church is more than buildings and programs. We are the body of Christ present in this world no matter where we are. We are a church without walls. Thank you for your virtual visit! All are welcome here.
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