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Advent Retreat 2018

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Healing an Earth in Distress

 An important talk sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice to shine a light on “Healing an Earth in Distress” addressing the urgent need for immediate change to protect our Planet Home. The presenter will be Dr. Margaret Twomey rsm from Ireland.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  This is a free event and will take place at:

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, 

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm.

For further information phone 709-722-0082 or Email mcej@live.com


Bowring Park:  September 30

Through song, poems and reflective insights focused on the Care and Protection of Water for Life the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, the Anglican, Catholic and the United Churches will sponsor “Special Moments” at Bowring Park on Sunday, September 30th, at 2:00 pm. This event will take place around the upper Fountain Pond next to the Children’s Playground. For further information phone 722-0082 or Email mcej@live.com

Fall Equinox Celebration Friday, September 21, 2018 7:PM pm at Middle Cove Beach

The Program Committee of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice together with the Anglican, Catholic, and United Church Leaders invites you to join them in an Equinox Celebration of song, music, reflection and prayer to honour the beginning of fall. This event will focus on the blessings of the Four Elements – fire, air, soil and water – and will take place around a bonfire at Middle Cove Beach at 7:00 p.m., Fri. Sept. 21. For further information call 722-0082 or email mcej@live.com





  • Mini Retreat: “Lent: The Sacred Time of Thirst for Rebirth and Reawakening”
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    4pm – 8:30pm

You are invited to take time to relax and reflect in a mini retreat at The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Road, Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A simple meal is included.    Facilitator: Carmel Doyle

A donation of $3:00 is suggested but not required. Registration required by email: mcej@live.com or phone 709-722-0082



  • Celebrate the Sedar Meal with MCEJ
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    5pm onwards

The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice (MCEJ), 101 Mount Scio Road invites you to celebrate the Sedar Meal to be held on Wed., March 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Passover Seder is a commemoration of the Israelites’ deliverance from bondage in Egypt. In the Christian tradition the Passover Seder is also believed to be when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. Gathered around the supper table with his disciples, Jesus told them, “I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”

An offering of $3.00 is suggested but not required. Registration is required by email: mcej@live.com or phone 709-722-0082 by Sat. Mar. 24, 2018.



  • Weekly Walks Around St. John’s Beautiful Waterways
    Wednesdays, May 30, 2018 to June 20, 2018
    7pm onwards

Join with the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice and walk some of St. John’s beautiful ponds and lakes. We will begin each walk with a short reflection on the place of water in our community and lives. Following each walk we will take a few minutes to share something we have noticed and wish to ensure is present for future generations to enjoy.  Come and bring your camera, walking shoes and walking sticks!

The walks will take place each Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm:

May 30, 2018 – Mundy Pond beginning opposite the Mew’s Center

June 6, 2018 – Long Pond beginning at the Fluvarium

June 13, 2018 – Kent’s Pond beginning at the far eastern parking lot of the Confederation Building

June 20, 2018 – Quidi Viidi Lake beginning at the bridge near the eastern end of the Dominion parking lot.




  • An Advent Day of Awareness
    Saturday, Dec 16, 2017


  • Advent Reflection
    Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
    2pm-3:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm





“Help us limit our consumption so that generations to come may inherit clean air, water and soil.”