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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ST. MARY PARISH                       WEEKDAY EUCHARIST 

 

             

Tues:   8:30 a.m.         Mary Ellen & Martin Manion

Wed:     8:30 a.m.        Mel Hoffman, req. Reta Ferraro

Thur:    8:30 a.m.        Fr. Murray, req. Gladys Raftis

Fri:        8 :30 a.m.       Margaret Murphy, req. Muriel & Dan Murphy

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

Sat:      5:00 p.m.        Mary O'Donnell, req. Donna Andrade & Family

 

ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.  GROUP # - 1 – Melissa vanStaveren, Nathan vanStaveren,  Alexandra Townsend

9:30 a.m.   GROUP # - 2 – Lauren Hoffman, Abby Walker, Lexi, Walker, Kailey Bignel

 

LECTORS                                       COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.    C. Ditner                                  B. Mothersell                                   Mr & Mrs M. Hoffman

9:30 a.m.     J. vonWesterholt              G. Raftis / F. McKenna                         Mr & Mrs T. Tangney

 

ALTAR CARE                        CHALICE- May 30-Jun 6                      MASS FACILITATOR

D. Tone / K. Meyer                               Roslyn Fortier                                               open

CHILDREN'S LITURGY – Lori        Hall Set Up – team #

 

ST. PETER MISSION-Sun 11am – Living and deceased of the Jack Hawkins family req Margaret Hawkins

COMMUNION  MINISTER – R. Diemert      LECTOR-    S. Andonian                         

USHER -  P. Culliton  ALTAR SERVERS -  Simon & Philip

OFFERTORY -  May 10- $599.00   ~  May 17- $ 445 .00  ~  Nepal - $150.00     Thank you.

OFFERTORY- $2,234.00      Nepal  - $1,305.00       Building Fund $352.00       Thank you.

 

FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN

We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came down upon the Blessed Virgin Mary and the apostles who were gathered in the Upper Room. The Spirit of the Lord made them bold and courageous in preaching the gospel to all peoples in various tongues.  The Spirit of the Lord continues to be with us, the followers of Christ today. It is the Holy Spirit that guides the Church and its members as we continue our pilgrimage on earth. As we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, it is good to be reminded that we must ever be mindful of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We must pray to Him always to bestow on us His precious gifts as well us to sustain our efforts to be good Christians. The Spirit of the Lord will empower us just as He had empowered Jesus and the early Christians. We beseech the Holy Spirit to make us always carry in our hearts the joy of the Risen Lord. After all, we are an Easter people – a people whose faith is built on the resurrection of our Lord.

 

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APRIL TICKET- # 421306. If you have the winning ticket, call Bill Dineen @ 323-3161.

 

NEPAL COLLECTION

Thank you for your generous donations in aid of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The total donations collected of $1,305.00 from St. Mary's and $150.00 from St. Peter's has been forwarded to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (via our Hamilton Chancery Office) to aid the victims of this disaster. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

CLEANING OF THE CARPETS

The church and foyer have been cleaned and freshened up from the winter dirt and grime. Father McGrath and the parish would like to thank this individual for a job well done!

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS

Coffee & doughnuts are being served following the 9:30 a.m. Mass today.

 

MEN'S ECUMENICAL BREAKFAST

The Men's Breakfast is being hosted by the Mount Forest United Church on Sat., May 30th at 8:00 a.m.

PARISH BREAKFAST

Join us for Sunday Brunch on May 31st after the 9:30 a.m. Mass.  Adults $10; children 6-12 $5; children 5 years and under are free. Donations of baked goods are being accepted from the Ladies of the church for the brunch.  Drop off baking on Saturday before or after Mass.

 

EUCHRE RESULTS

Ladies: 1/  Donna Schieck 2/  Betty Sully 3/ Doris Hale

Gents: 1/ Earl Marquadt 2/ Glenn Hale 3/ Elwyn Shaw

Next euchre will be May 28 at 7:30pm.

 

CWL DUES FOR 2015

2015 dues must be sent in by end of June. Please submit them to Colleen Dalla Costa in person or leave them in an envelope on the collection plate – be sure to write your name on the envelope.  Thank you.

 

MYSTERY ENVELOPE

Are you the holder of Dundalk envelope # 8?  Please call the church office at 519-323-1054.  Thanks.

 

 

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

 

    Monday              - Rev. Wojciech Kuzma

    Tuesday               - Very Rev. Msgr. Edward Sheridan

    Wednesday         - Oblates of Mary Immaculate

    Thursday            - Very Rev. Adam Voisin

    Friday                 - Rev Robert Hetu

    Saturday               - Rev Ian Duffy

 

FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD

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

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES

We pray for all our sick parishioners, especially for Robert Vessie, Terry McCabe, Sharon Schmidt, Lorraine Schouten, Edith Beer, Joe Schmidt and for the recovery of Beatrice O'Donnell.  Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.

 

EUCHRE

Sacred Heart Parish, Kenilworth: Sunday June 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission $2.50. Penny table & draws. Everyone welcome.

 

COME AND GO TEA

Please join in celebrating Mary McCabe's 90th birthday on Sunday, May 31st from 2 ‘til 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Sacred Heart Church, Kenilworth. Best wishes only, please. The McCabe Family

 

GUELPH WALKING PILGRIMAGE

Renew your spirit and faith in 2015. Join the Guelph Walking Pilgrimage for a spiritual walk from the St. Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph to Martyr's Shrine, Midland. The walk takes place August 1-8. Come for a day or all eight days and experience the fun of camping and walking with a community of fellow pilgrims (all meals provided). Each day we walk, read scripture, pray, reflect, celebrate mass, and sing hymns. Witness God's creation in nature, with others. Register at http://www.ignatiusguelph.ca/pilgrimage/plg_register.html by completing the online form, printing and mailing it in with payment. Space is limited, register soon. There will be an Information meeting at St. John's Church, Victoria Road, Guelph on July 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Time on your hands? Your time volunteering at the Habitat ReStore helps provide families a hand-up to break the cycle of poverty. It's in your power to make a difference and change a life today. Contact Nancy at Habitat for Humanity Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, (519)767-9752 ext. 38 or Cindy-Lee at the Mount Forest ReStore, (519) 509-4400.

 

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH

When children identify role models they look up to, they are often action heroes, including cartoon heroes, who have powers that are superhuman. Children need assistance to recognize true role models living amongst them; individuals a child can and should emulate as they mature. Good role models have clear values, willingly look to assist others with any need, are passionate about what they do, accept each person for who they are and are guided by the light of faith. Help your children identify role models in their lives and to discover the positive qualities these people possess and watch them thrive as they become inspired to develop similar qualities. (From: Teresa Hartnett, Family Ministry Office, 905-528-7988 ext. 2250)

 

YARD SALE

Annual Yard Sale in Kenilworth – May 29, 30 and June 26, 27. Drop off items are welcome to the Sacred Heart Church Building (along the side or at the back door).

CWL  MASS & POTLUCK

There will be sign-up sheets at the back of the church for our annual CWL potluck dinner on June 9th.  Mass will be at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. There will be a short meeting to follow. All ladies are welcome.

                                        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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