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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HI EVERYONE:   APRIL 5 bulletin will be posted late due to the holiday.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

BULLETIN FOR :  22 March 2015. 

ST. MARY CHURCH

Tues:   8:30 a.m.         Kathleen Kennefick  req Bert & Helen Moore

Wed:     8:30 a.m.        A Prayer Intention

Thur:    8:30 a.m.        Joseph Schmidt  req Lorne & Florence Moyer

Fri:      10:30 a.m.        Saugeen: Mary O'Donnell req Estate

            7:00 p.m.         Stations of the Cross

Sat:       9:00 a.m.         Holy Hour & Benediction

Sat:      5:00 p.m.        Madeline Stortz  req Georgina Mulhall

 

ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.   GROUP # 4 – Nole Black, William Black, Ella Black

9:30 a.m.   GROUP # 5 – Ben Wildeman, Emily Gorman, Rebekah Sales, Olivia Napadek

 

LECTORS                                     COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.    E. Collins                                  J. Jeffery                                          Mr & Mrs W. Allen

9:30 a.m.     J. von Westerholt             Sister Dora /  R. Fortier                        Mr & Mrs J. Meulensteen

 

ALTAR CARE                                    CHALICE- March 28-Apr 4           MASS FACILITATOR

Easter cleaning March 30                             Cheryl & Wayne Allen                      Carl Dalla Costa        

CHILDREN'S LITURGY –Monica Meyers                 Hall Set Up – team # 3 – Mar 23-29

 

OFFERTORY- $1,723.40          Building Fund $259.00       Thank you.

 

Financial results year-to-date @ 28Feb15:       Income      $30,063

                                                Expense      31,198

                                                                        Deficit       $(1,135)

ST. PETER MISSION-Sun 11am – Fr Murray req Kathleen Sundberg

COMMUNION  MINISTER – C. Murphy      LECTOR-  G. Lennox                              

USHER - open ALTAR SERVERS –Simon, Philip, Nevinn 

OFFERTORY $300.00     Thank you.

FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN

Fr. Hardon's second rule of reparation, endure:  Patiently enduring the sufferings and trials that God sends us is keystone of reparation.  Jesus tells us that we must take up the Cross if we are to follow Him.  It is therefore here that we find our ability to imitate Jesus, Who patiently endured the spitting, the mockery, the Cross.

God, in His mercy, sends us the Cross in order to try our patience that we might save our souls and the souls of many others besides.  The variety of these trials sent to us by God defies classification and their intensity depends on a thousand factors that differ with different people at different times.  If we are to expiate sin we must resign ourselves to endure pain.  But, as we know, there are degrees and degrees to this resignation.  For our part, we should try for more:

  • Can we accept misunderstanding from others with greater (more) peace of mind?

  • Can we be more generous in doing what we know God wants us to do, although doing it is painful?

  • Can we suffer more without pitying ourselves?

  • Can we put up with  more  discomfort,  more  distaste, or more disability, without becoming bitter (even though we may be tempted to consider these slights as injustice from God)?

    God's violations are blessings, and the crosses He sends us are tokens of His love. But how we need the light of faith to see this, and the strength of His grace to do this.  In reparation for sin, the Cross, and our enduring it, is the price we must pay to reach Heaven.  Only in Heaven will every tear will be wiped away and all the past, which is now the present, will have passed away.  It is worth enduring more that we might get there!

     

    STATIONS OF THE CROSS

    There will be Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7p.m. until Easter. 

     

HALL BOOKINGS

If you wish to book the hall for an event, please call the Office at 519-323-1054.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

“I will be their God and they shall be my people.” – Jeremiah 31:33

 

What does it mean to be God's people? It means we recognize that everything we have and everything we are belongs to God. We aren't “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. It means we are willing to use our gifts and our lives to care for our neighbors and the world, just as God cares for us.

 

SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCH, BAKE SALE

Thank you to all those who attended our soup and sandwich on Saturday.  Thank you to all those who donated baked items, volunteered, and the clean-up crew.  A job well done !    

 

50/50

50/50 ticket – January # is 460392.  February ticket # is 460556.  Call Bill Dineen if you are the lucky winner.  323-3161.

 

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

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    Monday              - Rev.  Marko Puljic

    Tuesday               - Rev.  Tomislav Pek

    Wed-                   -  Salesians of Don Bosco

    Thursday            - Most Rev Matthew Ustrzycki

    Friday                 - Rev. Ilija Petkovic

    Saturday              - Rev.  Msgr. Ivan Vuksic

 

FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD

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

 

 

 

DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS

Sunday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton.  The Mass is for couples celebrating their  25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th or more years of marriage in the year 2015.  We hope that you may be available to join us for this Mass of celebration.  Please fill out the form attached to the poster on the bulletin board and mail to the chancery office in Hamilton.  Couples may also register on-line at www.hamiltondiocese.com

 

 

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES

We pray for all our sick parishioners, especially for Tony Bremmers, Robert Vessie, Terry McCabe and Beatrice O'Donnell.     Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.

 

THREE PART SERIES ON GRIEF

The England Funeral Home and Rev. Mike Burns of St. Andrews Presbyterian are presenting a three part series on Dying, Death & Grief on March 11 (Palliative and Hospice Care), March 18 (Advanced Care Planning) and March 25 (Grief) at the Mt. Forest & District Sports Complex.  All sessions will be held at 7 p.m.  All who are interested in attending are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.  A non-perishable food item for the Community Pantry would be appreciated.  Please RSVP for each session to England Funeral Home – 519-323-2631.

 

SHUFFLEBOARD

Every Thursday afternoon. Contact Helen Moore 323-

4931.  Anyone can join.  “Join us for an afternoon of social and game”  J

 

 

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

Separation? Divorce? Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage?  Or do you feel helpless? This is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together.  The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing couples back together that are divorced.  The Program begins with a weekend in Niagara Falls call 905-664-5212 or email: hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org

 

GIFT BEARERS

We need more gift bearers to add to our list. Gift bearers can be a duo of: parents, children, mother – daughter , father – son, grandparent and grandchild.  Please call the  Office 519-323-1054 or drop us a note if you are interested in helping either at the 5pm Mass or 9:30 am Mass.

 

EUCHRE RESULTS

Ladies: 1/ Linda  Dunk  2/ Evelyn Collins  3/ Sandra  McMeekin

Gents:  1/ Dan Tone  2/  Bruce Harper  3/ Lou Mulhall

Next euchre will be March 26 at 7:30 pm.

 

COFFEE AND DONUTS :  This Sunday March 29 after the am Mass.    

                                        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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