230 Queen St, P.O. Box 128,
Mount Forest, Ont. Canada
Phone: 323-1054 or Fax : 323-0117
CONFESSIONS: Saturday from 4pm -- 4:30pm
(closed Monday - open Tuesday-Friday -9am-3pm / 12-1 lunch)
ST. MARY PARISH WEEKDAY MASSES
Tue Feb 2 9:00 a.m. Helen Stack req Maria Rede
Wed Feb 3 9:00 a.m. Jim Gorman req Katheryn & Joseph Meyer
Thu Feb 4 9:00 a.m. Margaret & Leo Coulson req Wilf Coulson
Fri Feb 5 9:00 a.m. Lillian Seifried req Marian & Ron Flanigan
Sat Feb 6 5:00 p.m. John Kempers req Cathy & John Stephen
Sun Feb 7 9:30 a.m. For the Intentions of the People of the Parish
Sat Feb 6 5:00 p.m.
Sun Feb 7 9:30 a.m.
LECTORS COMMUNION MINISTERS
Sat Feb 6 5:00 p.m. L. Cherrey J. Jeffery
Sun Feb 7 9:30 a.m. D. Ross Sister Dora / D. Andrade
GIFTBEARERS MASS FACILITATOR
Sat Feb 6 5:00 p.m. Mr & Mrs G. Ellis N. Connelly/ L. Carney
Sun Feb 7 9:30 a.m. Mr & Mrs D. Rice J. Stephen
ALTAR CARE CHALICE- Jan 30-Feb 6
M. Gorman / M. Gorman Betty Mogensen
CHILDREN'S LITURGY –Cheryl Kieffer Hall Set Up – Team #3- Feb 1-7
OFFERTORY- $2,358.25 Maintenance Fund -$240.00 Thank you.
ST. PETER'S MISSION
Sunday - 11am – Loretta & Jim Murray req Mary Pavkeje
COMMUNION MINISTER – A. Diemert LECTOR- G. Lennox
USHER – P. Culliton OFFERTORY - $260.00 Thank you.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR
COFFEE AND DONUTS SUNDAY
To encourage fellowship among the parishioners, there will be a social with refreshments after the 9:30 am Sunday Mass on January 31 in the TD Smith hall. All are welcome.
Quote: “One of the things we need to learn is that great change starts from very small conversations held among people who care.” ~~Margaret Wheatley~~
I would like to thank all those who participated in our Ecumenical Service on last Friday evening. The service was well attended. Thank you to the visiting Ministers, guests, choir, church members and refreshment servers, for your assistance.
PRAY FOR THE DECEASED
Please pray for the souls of Joan and Ruth Weiser, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law of Rose Bolen Weiser, and grandmother and aunt of Owen, Jack and Natalie Weiser, of our parish. Also, keep in your prayers, the Weiser families.
HNS SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sunday February 7 after the morning Mass. Serving starts at 11am.
The cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, Age 5 yrs and under are free. All are welcome to attend.
Ladies: 1/ Bonnie Marquadt 2/ Catherine O'Donnell 3/ Alma MacRae --door prize Rick Yeager
Gentlemen: 1/ Carl Dalla Costa 2/ Jean Thedorf 3/ Bob McIntee. Next euchre is Feb 11/16 at 7:30 pm.
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES
We pray for all our sick parishioners, especially for Larry Carney, Joseph O'Donnell, Julien Croteau, Lillian Cruickshank, Bridget Kent, Harvey Moyer, and Lucas Reinhart and for the recovery of Ted Droog, Dustin Purvis and Brian Dinneen (twin brother to Bernie). Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.
CATHOLIC WOMENS' LEAGUE
Our first meeting of 2016 will take place on Tuesday, February 9. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Pre-Lenten reflection by Father Joe. We will then move to the Parish Centre for refreshments, fellowship and a short meeting. Coming event - Soup & Sandwich Lunch on Saturday, March 12.
Members are asked to contribute muffins or fruit bread to the Sunday Brunch on February 7. Please bring to the kitchen on Friday Feb. 5th during Office hours (9 -3) or before Mass on the 6th or 7th.
PILGRIMAGE SUNDAY AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF CHRIST THE KING
You are welcome to make a Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton on Sunday February 21 at 2 pm. We will begin with Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be offered at 3pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Pilgrims are most welcome to stay for our regular 4pm Mass that day. All are welcome to come and share in the Father's mercy and peace.
YEAR OF MERCY
THE GREATEST SINNERS
To encounter Jesus also means allowing oneself to be gazed upon by him. “But, Father, you know,” one of you might say to me, “you know that this journey is horrible for me, I am such a sinner, I have committed many sins….how can I encounter Jesus?”
And you know that the people whom Jesus most sought out were the greatest sinners….the people – those who believed themselves righteous – would say: this is no true prophet, look what lovely company he keeps! He was with sinners…..
And he said: I came for those in need of salvation, in need of healing,
----Homily, December 1, 2013.
Reflection: Do you consider yourself righteous or a sinner? When asked who he was, Pope Francis' first response was: “I am a sinner.” How do you see yourself? What does this say about your response to God's mercy?
CONFESSIONS: Every Saturday at 4pm.
Sincerely, your new pastor Rev Joe Selvanayagam
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bulletin Advertising Deadline is Wed am.