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


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 :  20 July 2014.


Tuesday to Thursday:  NO MASSES


Fri:      10:30 a.m.   Saugeen:  Agnes Kraemer req Gladys Raftis 

Sat:      5:00 p.m.   Tom Moore req Bert & Helen Moore & family



5:00 p.m.    Group # 3

9:30 a.m.    Group # 4


LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.   C. Ditner                                 J. Dinneen                           Mr & Mrs M. Rice

9:30 a.m.    E. Collins                   L. Mulhall / S. McCabe                 Mr & Mrs B. Zeinstra


ALTAR CARE                        CHALICE- July 26- Aug 2                      MASS FACILITATOR

M. Gorman / M. Flanigan                   Bert & Helen Moore                            Carl Dalla Costa


CHILDREN'S LITURGY –summer break      Hall Set Up – team # 2 – July 21-27


OFFERTORY- $3,207.55          Building Fund $1,611.00       Thank you.

ST. PETER MISSION – Bob Tone req Barb Tone & family

COMMUNION  MINISTER – A. Diemert      LECTOR-  B. Schmitz                              

USHER – P. Culliton   ALTAR SERVERS -  Nelson, Nevinn, Cameron, Stephen

OFFERTORY $680.00     Thank you.


I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to all of those who assisted with the planning, organization, and implementation of Fr. Murray's funeral.  I received many expressions of thanks on behalf of the parish, from family and friends of          Fr. Murray, from visiting clergy, and from all of the attending bishops, please know that your efforts came together to create a wonderful tribute to a much beloved priest and pastor.  A special word of thanks goes to everyone who assisted in making the funeral Mass so memorable, particularly our combined choir which was in top form for the occasion.  One of Father's friends remarked that he has been to many funerals, for laypeople, priests, and bishops, and he has never seen a funeral like this one.  Please click on over to the diocesan website: www.hamiltondiocese.com for pictures from the funeral, as well as the full text of    Fr. Dobec's funeral homily.


Reverend Murray C Farwell died peacefully in the early hours on Monday morning, July 7, 2014 fortified by the Sacraments of the Church and surrounded by the love and prayer of family and friends at the age of 69. Father Murray is deeply mourned by his family, the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton and the Canadian Armed Forces Chaplaincy.

Father Murray was the son of the late Clemens and M. Vera (Lynett) Farwell and survived by his loving sisters Joan Thomas and Marjorie MacDonald & husband Wayne and several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his sister, Elaine Kunda and brother-in-law Warner Thomas.  The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, on Friday. Private Rite of Committal will take place at a future date in the family plot at St. Clements Cemetery, St. Clements, Ontario.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Reverend Murray Farwell and for the consolation of his family and friends. See www.hamiltondiocese.com  for photos.



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.



Many thanks  to the 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 everlasting  gift. 



June winning ticket # is 343466.  Call Bill Dineen @ 323-3161 to collect your winnings.  July tickets on sale after each Mass.





    Monday             - Rev. Pat Aiello

    Tuesday             -Rev Bernard Hayes

    Wednesday         - Sisters of St. John the Baptist

    Thursday           - Rev. James Johnstone

    Friday                - Rev. Dominic Kirwan

    Saturday             - Rev. Bill LaFlamme




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



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


We received a number of Mission donations last weekend when the envelopes were distributed.  Most of those envelopes didn't have donor information on them.  If you gave funds to the Mission appeal last weekend and would like that donation credited to your tax receipt, please call the church office (519-323-1054).  Call the office with your name and number.




August 17th to 20th.  The Pilgrimage to the “National Shrine of Our Blessed Mother in Canada” departs the afternoon of the 17th from Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Hamilton.  Highlights of the trip include:  Special Divine Mercy Holy Hour; Rosary @ the Rosary Gardens Entrance; Daily Mass – Evening Candlelight Procession around Mary Lake; Outdoor Stations of the Cross by the St. Lawrence River and more.  Contact Bev Traina (905) 575-0145 for more info (or the poster on the bulletin board) and booking.



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 (stmarymtforest@wightman.ca) or call (519-323-1054) to sign up. The photo organizers will be contacting you with your specific photo appointment time.



- trail hiking, - build a secret fort,- play dress up, -go on a bug safari, -sidewalk chalk or visit the library. Enjoy !



          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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