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:

(closed Monday  - open Tuesday-Friday -9am-3pm / 12-1 lunch)

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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

 

ALTAR SERVERS   

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

  • Feed the hungry

  • Give drink to the thirsty

  • Clothe the naked

  • Shelter the homeless

  • Visit the sick

  • Visit the imprisoned

  • Bury the dead

 

 

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • Admonish the sinner

  • Instruct the ignorant

  • Counsel the doubtful

  • Comfort the sorrowful

  • Bear wrongs patiently

  • Forgive all injuries

  • Pray for the living and the dead

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

 

    Monday             -  Rev. Peter Ciallella

    Tuesday             - Rev. James Link

   Wednesday         - Soeurs du Sacre-Coeur de Jesus

    Thursday           - Rev. Michael McHugh

    Friday                - Rev.  Michael Sullivan

    Saturday            - Rev. Jerry Punnassery

 

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~~

THANK YOU

 

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.

 

EUCHRE

 

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.

 

 

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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? 

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                                        Bulletin Deadline is Wednesdayn

CONFESSIONS:   Every Saturday at 4pm.

Sincerely, your new pastor  Rev Joe Selvanayagam 

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

 

 

 

    

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