|Etherington House INSIDE AGNES runs on the second Sunday each month from September through April. These sessions of music performance, conversation, art and tea are organized by The Agnes Society volunteers. All are welcome. Free Family Care Drop-In is available in the Studio.
2017-18 Orchestra Kingston Season
A Christmas Story - Orchestra Kingston with Kingston Choral Society
Concert - Friday - Dec. 15 – 7:30 pm - Sydenham Street United Church
Tickets are $20-$25 and are available online at www. orchestrakingston.ca or at the door before the performance NEW $50.00 Family Pass (admits 4) 16 & under FREE
FREE ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAMS
Keep Well A twice-weekly, one-hour gentle exercise program that encourages physical activity among Kingston residents over 55 years of age and who experience barriers in achieving a physically active lifestyle. Once a week, social time is held after exercises to encourage participants to make friends and join in the conversation. Refreshments and a healthy snack are provided. Classes are Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 to 11 am and 12 to 1 pm at 263 Weller Avenue.
Tai Chi Chih A 12-week class geared toward adults over 18. Classes are run by a certified instructor and include 20 moves that are taught sequentially over the 12 weeks - Mondays - 12 to 1 pm at 263 Weller Avenue
Chair Yoga A weekly gentle yoga class where almost all poses are performed seated. This class is open to anyone aged 15+ and is meant to make yoga accessible to all, regardless of ability or income. Classes are Wednesdays, 1 to 1:45 pm at 263 Weller Avenue.
Exercise for Chronic Pain Do you suffer from chronic pain? Exercise can help reduce your pain, increase your range of motion, and reduce your need for medication. Run by the Kingston Community Health Centers and hosted at the Boys & Girls Club (1300 Bath Road), this free class consists of gentle exercises and is open to anyone in the Kingston community aged 14+. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 pm.
Please contact Corey Armitage, Active Living Facilitator, before attending as space is limited.
MODESTY AT MASS
Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Modern culture has done a lot to erode away many of our traditions as well as decency and reverence.
Although the Catholic Church has no real dress code for proper attire when attending Mass, there IS an unwritten dress code that demands we are properly dressed out of respect, honor and reverence for the Real Presence of Our Lord. "Bodily demeanor (gestures, clothing) ought to convey the respect, solemnity, and joy of this moment when Christ becomes our guest "– CCC 1387
When you dress for Mass, you are not dressing to impress others, you are dressing for God. In addition, just the very act of dressing up nicely and modestly for Mass makes children more inclined to behave better during Mass.
Ministers including, cantors, instrumentalists, choristers, lectors and extraordinary ministers should be particularly mindful of how they dress for Mass. They should be setting an example for the parishioners. It is highly disrespectful to administer Holy Communion to the faithful while dressed, say, in shorts and spaghetti strap tops.
Clothes say something about what we think, what we value. They also influence how we behave and feel. That our culture has become so casual about everything says something about us. I cannot exactly articulate it but it seems to say, “nothing is really all that important.” But that is not true. Going to God’s house IS important.