230 Queen St, P.O. Box 128,
Mount Forest, Ont. Canada
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)
BULLETIN FOR : 27 July 2014.
ST . MARY PARISH -WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
Tues: 8:30 a.m. Brett & Elena Bengochea req Carl & Colleen Dalla Costa
Wed: 8:30 a.m. Father Murray Farwell req Joyce & Kevin Dinneen
Thur: 8:30 a.m. Jerry Kurtz req Mary Seifried
Fri: NO MASS
Sat: 5:00 p.m. Gladys O'Dwyer req Colleen O'Dwyer
5:00 p.m. Group # 5
9:30 a.m. Group # 1
LECTORS COMMUNION MINISTERS GIFTBEARERS
5:00 p.m. L. Carney B. Mothersell Mr & Mrs M. Hoffman
9:30 a.m. J. Boylan Sr. Dora / R. Fortier Mr & Mrs J. Meulensteen
ALTAR CARE CHALICE-Aug 2-9 MASS FACILITATOR
D. Tone / K. Meyer Bert & Catherine O'Donnell open
CHILDREN'S LITURGY - Hall Set Up – team # 3 – July 28- Aug 3
OFFERTORY- $2,129.16 Building Fund $2,390.00 Thank you.
ST. PETER MISSION – Loretta & Jim Murray req Dot Bourgeois
COMMUNION MINISTER – C. Murphy LECTOR- G. Lennox
USHER – open ALTAR SERVERS - Jay, Simon, Robert,Natalie
OFFERTORY $420.00 Thank you.
FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN
There's a story that's not getting much press in the main stream media involving the ongoing persecution of Christians in the Middle East, particularly in the territory of the newly declared "Islamic State". Christian homes are being marked with an 'N' which stands for "Nazarenes", the term used for Christians. Occupants have the option to convert, flee, or die. As one might suspect, most have chosen to flee with only the clothes on their back. This coming Friday has been declared a day of prayer in solidarity with the persecuted Christians. Please take some time to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
It has been 5 years since our last church directory was published. We are reminded that it is time to make a new directory. A lot has changed during that time. We have new families that have joined us, families that have grown and couples that have retired to our town. We would like to have all of our parishioners in the updated directory if possible. Picture days are Aug 19, 20, 21 and Sept 11, 12, 13. Information/sign up forms are available on the counter in the front entrance (blue paper). Please pick one up, fill it in and return it to the Church Office. You may also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (519-323-1054) to sign up. The photo organizers will be contacting you with your specific photo appointment time.
Many thanks to Lucille Horsburgh & family for donating a bench and two flower planters to the Holy Cross Cemetery to be enjoyed by all. They are located by the Columbarium. Thank you Lucille and family for this enduring gift.
June winning ticket # is 343466. Call Bill Dineen @ 323-3161 to collect your winnings. July tickets on sale after each Mass.
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES
We pray for all our sick parishioners. We especially pray for Ken Vanhout, Evan Lucas, Marcel & 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.
FATHER TED HUGHES HAS LOST YET ANOTHER SISTER.
His oldest sister, Gwen Orr died earlier this week following a lengthy illness. She was Father Hughes' third sister to die in the past 18 months. One is tough enough; we offer our sympathy to you, Father, and we pray that they will all know the fullness of life, with the One who is Life!
Doctors in Ontario currently have the right to decline to provide non-emergency care that does not conform to their own moral and/or religious beliefs. This allows them to opt out of non-emergency care referrals, such as abortions, emergency contraception and other medical care that violates their own conscience. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is now reviewing their Human Rights Code policy; the new policy will provide guidelines for physicians practicing medicine in Ontario. There is pressure on the CPSO to include language in their policy that would require doctors to offer or refer patients for such non-emergency care, forcing them to go against their own personal beliefs. The CPSO is accepting feedback on their website until August 5th - http://policyconsult.cpso.on.ca/?page_id=3403. We strongly encourage you to provide feedback using one of the methods they suggest and support the right of doctors to follow their own moral and/or religious beliefs in their medical practice.
FUN IDEAS FOR KIDS
-trail hiking - build a secret fort - play dress up - go on a bug safari - sidewalk chalk or visit the library.
-join a team sport, arts and crafts, finger painting and coloring are all great things to do with your children over the summer holidays.
A daily WALK and ROUTINE will promote good health and fitness. have fun !!
The statement will be inserted into your bulletins next week. Have a good week. :)
FATHER WILHELM GEMKE
DIED IN GERMANY LAST SATURDAY
July 5, 2014. From 1961 to 1967 he served the German-speaking congregation of St. Boniface in Hamilton. Thanks to his confrere, Father Wolfgang Weiss, SAC, for alerting us of the news. We pray for the repose of his soul.
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY
Sacred Heart, Kenilworth. We invite everyone to come and join us in celebrating our Garden Party on Monday August 4th. Supper from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Adults- $12.00, Children 6 - 12 -$5.00, 5 and under - free. Games, penny tables and draws. Hope to see you there.
CONFESSIONS: Every Saturday at 4pm.
Blessings, Rev Brendan McGrath
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