“Hope” is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all….

Emily Dickenson

Welcome all to our service of worship here in the Maynooth Madawaska Pastoral Charge.

This is the first Sunday of the Church year,  the first Sunday of advent, when we begin our vigil, waiting with longing for the coming of the Son of God,  God is with us at Christmas and again into a world that desperately needs God’s hope, peace, joy and love.