230 Queen Street East • Mount Forest, On N0G 2L0 • Phone: 519-323-1054

 

St MaryPurificationParish

230 Queen St, P.O. Box 128,

Mount Forest, Ont. Canada

NOG 2LO

Phone: 323-1054 or  Fax : 323-0117

 CONFESSIONS:  Saturday from 4pm -- 4:30pm                    

     Office Hours: 323-1054                  

(Secretary days Monday-Tuesday-Thursday -9am-12/1-3pm)

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BULLETIN FOR :  21 September 2014.

Tues:   8:30 a.m.         Special Intention for Pauline & Dave Horrigan req Mary & Bob McIntee 

Wed:     8:30 a.m.        Fr Murray Farwell req Katherine Kipper, Bill & Alec Waldie

Thur:    8:30 a.m.        Mary Ellen vandenBroek req Anna Marie Orr

Fri:      10:30 a.m.        Saugeen: Yvonne & John Raftis req Gladys Raftis

Sat:      5:00 p.m.        Marion Schmidt req The family

 

ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.         Group # 1 – Melissa and Nathan van Stavern, Ben wildeman

9:30 a.m.          Group # 2 – Lauren Hoffman, Abby Walker, Alexis Walker

 

LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.    M. Schmidt                         C. Rice                                     Mr & Mrs G. Ellis

9:30 a.m.     D. Ross                         Sr Dora / R. Fortier                     Mr & Mrs D. Meyer

 

ALTAR CARE                        CHALICE-Sep 27-Oct 4                      MASS FACILITATOR

C. Allen / M.M. Tangney                  Pauline Mills                                                  open         

CHILDREN'S LITURGY to start Sept 28     Hall Set Up – team # 1 – Sep 22-28

Offertory - $2,017.75  thank you.

ST. PETER MISSION – Sunday - 11am – Bob Tone req  Barb Tone

COMMUNION  MINISTER – C. Murphy      LECTOR- G. Lennox

USHER – open             ALTAR SERVERS -  Jay, Simon, Robert, Natalie

OFFERTORY $804.00     Thank you.

FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN

Sunday, September 28th is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from the 5th to the 19th of October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.  We are invited to pray for this intention during Mass and at other liturgical celebrations, in the days leading to the synod and during the synod itself. In Rome, in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, prayers will be recited each day in the chapel of the icon, Salus Populi Romani. The faithful, individually but above all in families, are invited to join in these prayers.

 

COFFEE AND DONUTS

Coffee and donuts will be served on Sunday September 28 after the 9:30am Mass.  All are welcome to attend.  Grab a coffee/donut to go or sit awhile and enjoy fellowship with parish members. 

 

50/50

The winning ticket number for August is #0513562.  Please call Len Seifried (323-3125) to claim your winnings. September tickets on sale after each Mass.

ST. MARY PARISH FUNDRAISING BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER

THANK YOU - to all who attended our chicken dinner.  The turnout was great!  I hope everyone enjoyed their meal. Special thanks to the cooks, bakers, helpers, preparers, cleanup crew and table crew.  This would not be possible without the parish members helping each other out.  I hope some students took advantage of getting some student hours in.  Thank you to all.

CONGRATULATIONS

The Parish wishes Henry & Ellie Webers  congratulations on their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday September 19.  Congratulations Henry & Ellie!

CHURCH DIRECTORY

Thank you to all who participated for the new Church Directory.  We had a tremendous response and as a result, our new directory is going to be the best one yet!  Special thanks to Katherine Kipper and Donna Andrade for all their hard work in making the arrangements and doing all of the coordination for the directory.

POPE'S CALENDAR

  • Mentally disabled. – That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life. 

  • Service to the Poor – That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering. 

     

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

 

    Monday             - Rev. Archange Kebe

    Tuesday              -  Rev. Maurice Richard

   Wednesday          - Students

    Thursday           - Rev. Peter Knaapen

    Friday                - Rev. Reto Davatz

    Saturday             - Rev. Ronald Hodara

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES

We pray for all our sick parishioners.  We especially pray for Ken Vanhout, Evan Lucas, Diane Fortier.   Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.

 

PRAY FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD

Let us remember in prayer all our loved ones who have been called home to the Kingdom.

 

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH

“I love you!” Important words for every child to hear, but knowing what these words mean is even more significant. Loving someone is about looking outward beyond our own needs and wants to see what is best for the other; it is caring and compassion; it is empathy and mutual respect. In short, love is more about what we give to a relationship than what we get from it. For our children, teaching them about good relationships and the true meaning of love allows them to love in a mature way when they get older and to expect a healthy love for themselves.

 

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH

Time for ourselves as a couple can seem like a precious commodity, especially when we have young children. Time together though, engaging with each other, having fun, sharing moments for the two of us, strengthens the bonds a couple share and deepens our love. Not having enough time to spend together, just the two of you, is not an option – book yourselves some couple time and watch your love grow stronger and your attraction for each other deepen.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Anyone needing a ride to a Knights meeting can contact Carl Dalla Costa 323-9112.  1st Wed of each month. 

 

MASS FACILITATORS

We are in great need of “Mass Facilitators.”  The contact person is Carl Dalla Costa @ 323-9112.  A Mass Facilitator is a person who assists the Pastor in setting up the Altar and cleaning up.  (before and after the mass)   Women, and students for volunteer hours are asked to contact Father McGrath or Carl if interested.

 

COMMUNION MINISTERS AND LECTORS

A Training day or a refresher course is offered.  New and old ministers are welcome to attend the course.  Brochures available to pick up. See Fr McGrath. --Billing to the parish.

Ministers of Communion, October 4, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. St. Anthony Daniel, Kitchener

Ministers of the Word, October 25, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. St. John - Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kitchener

 

You Can Understand the Bible!

If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for A Quick Journey Through the Bible, beginning October 20th. By being a part of this study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ.

The study will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive a color-coded Bible Timeline Chart, as well as a Bible study workbook.

We will begin A Quick Journey Through the Bible on October 20th at 7:00pm. For more information or to register for the study please contact Fr. McGrath at (519) 323-1054 or bmcgrath@hamiltondiocese.com.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA

The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held September 27th and 28th.  Why is there such a collection?

Every year, the Bishops of Canada make an appeal for financial assistance to support their work and the work of each diocese by means of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada.  The annual collection allows each diocese to meet its financial obligations to the regional episcopal assemblies and to the national episcopal Conference. The CCCB is the national assembly of the Catholic Bishops in Canada, and includes the Bishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches. 

 

          Bulletin Deadline is Wednesday Morning.rnin

CONFESSIONS:   Every Saturday at 4pm.

Blessings,  Rev Brendan McGrath

email:  stmarymtforest@wightman.ca            Bulletin Advertising Deadline is Wed am.

 

 

 

    

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