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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BULLETIN FOR :  21 December 2014. 

ST. MARY PARISH                     

WEEKDAY EUCHARIST

Tues:         8:30 a.m.      Mary, Arthur + John McDonald req The family

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

Wed:           5:00 p.m.      Christmas Eve

Midnight  12:00 a.m.      For the Parish Community

Thurs       10:00 a.m.       Sister Geraldine Madigan, CSS   req  Lou & Marcella Williams

Sat:             5:00 p.m.       Elizabeth McWilliams req Helen Lucas & family

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CHRISTMAS - ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.  scheduler will call

Midnight

10 a.m.

LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                    GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.   M. Schmidt           D. Andrade / K. Kipper / L. Cherrey         Mr & Mrs J. Jeffery

Midnight

10 am     M. Flanigan                   F. McKenna / C. Dalla Costa                 Mr & Mrs D. Meyer

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Dec 27, 28-ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.   GROUP # 4 -  Nole Black, William Black, Ella Black, Rebekah Sales

9:30 a.m.    GROUP # 3 – Joe Andrade, John Andrade, Emily Gorman

 

LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.    M. Moyer                        B. McCormick                                Mr & Mrs G. Ellis

9:30 a.m.     M. Flanigan             D. Andrade / K. Kipper                       Mr & Mrs D. Rice

 

ALTAR CARE                        CHALICE-                                       MASS FACILITATOR

Quiet week                                Chalice remains in church                        Dan McComiskey

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY Cheryl Kieffer      Hall Set Up – team # 2- Dec 22-28

 

Offertory - Dec 14:  $2,542.05        Flower Tributes to date:  $1,720.00     Thank you.

 

FINANCIAL - 30Nov14:         Year to Date Income  $174,552

Year to Date Expense  196,365

            Current Deficit         ($ 21,812)

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ST. PETER MISSION-Sun - 11am – Walter Hawkins req The Hawkins family

Christmas - COMMUNION  MINISTER – R. Diemert           LECTOR- S. Andonian                    

USHER – P. Culliton   ALTAR SERVERS -  Simon, Philip, Nevinn

Dec 27, 28 - COMMUNION  MINISTER – C. Pfeffer            LECTOR- M. Jacobs

USHER – open             ALTAR SERVER- Simon, Philip, Nevinn          OFFERTORY $250.00 Thank you.

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FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN

This week we gather to joyfully recall the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  It is a moment in the midst of our year that brings out many images, and I think well summed up in the poem by Richard Crawshaw, “In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord”.  Allow me to share my favourite verse:

Welcome, all wonders in one sight!

       Eternity shut in a span;

Summer in winter; day in night;

       Heaven in earth, and God in man.

Great little one, whose all-embracing birth

Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav'n to earth.

A Blessed Christmas to all!

 STEWARDSHIP CORNER

 

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” – Luke 1:28

 

Faith is a gift from God. During this Christmas season take time in silence and pray to God. Thank Him for all the gifts He has given you. Try to set aside any anger or resentment you have and really open your heart to receive the gift of God's grace.

 

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CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

 

ST. MARY's Christmas Schedule:

 December 24th      Vigil Mass             5 pm

 December 25th      Mass at Night      12 am 

                              Mass of the Day   10 am

                 Advent Confession Schedule:

Every Saturday      9 -10 am, 4 - 4:30 pm

December 22nd    6 – 8 pm

December 23rd     6 – 8 pm

 

ST. PETER's Christmas Schedule:

December 24th       Vigil Mass     7 pm

Advent Confession Schedule:

December  21st      ~~~      12 - 1 pm

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2015 CALENDARS

Calendars have arrived. As a token of my gratitude I would like each family to have a calendar. They are on the counter in the Foyer.  Merry Christmas from your Pastor.

 

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Flower donations in memory of your loved ones would be gratefully accepted and appreciated.  The name of your loved ones will be printed in the Christmas bulletin and they will be remembered at all our Christmas Masses.   Please fill out the “Floral Tribute Form found at the entrance of the Church and place in the collection plate today.  

 

FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER

St. Mary Parish will be hosting its Annual FREE Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings on December

25th at 1 p.m. Please come out and share the fellowship with others.  If you plan on attending, please R.S.V.P 

by Dec 22 to the Facilitator at 323-9112. Volunteers

and / or donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

The Community Christmas Cantata choir holds their first performance at St. Mary's Church this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  Katrina Mogenson of our Parish will sing in the Prelude with her Friendship Group.  Come early!   Refreshments and social to follow.

The 2nd performance will be held at St. John's Catholic church in Arthur tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Free will offering, please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

 

ENVELOPE BOXES

The 2015 envelope boxes are out for you to take home. They are in alphabetical order.  If you do not have envelopes and would like some, please contact the Office @ 323-1054. 

PLEASE NOTE

Holy Hour on Sat Dec 27 will be cancelled due to the holidays.

 

SCHEDULES

Schedules for Lectors and Ministers of Communion will be available in the foyer this weekend for those who do not receive them by email.                Thank you.  ~Evelyn Collins

 

NEW YEARS EVE DANCE

At St. Mary Family Centre from 9pm to 1am - $12 pp.  For tickets call 519-323-3161 or 323-9112.  Age of Majority required. DJ music, snacks and lunch will be provided.

 

50/50

The winning ticket for the month of November is #0673613.  Call Bill Dineen if you are the lucky winner.  323-3161.

 

 

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

 

    Monday             - Rev. Adam Voison

    Tuesday              - Rev.  Wojciech

    Wed-                  - Consecrated Men and Women

    Thursday           - Rev. Edward J. Mahony

    Friday                - Rev. Mike Myroniuk

    Saturday             - Rev. Msgr. William O'Brien

 

POPE'S CALENDAR

  • Christmas, hope for humanity – That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.

  • Parents – That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

     

    FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD

Let us remember in prayer all our loved ones who have been called home to the Kingdom.  We especially pray for Reverend Arthur Busch on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Please pray that Reverend Arthur Busch may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.  We especially pray for Vincent Lehman who passed this week. May he rest in peace.

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES

We pray for all our sick parishioners, especially for Eileen Murray. Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.

 

CWL CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE

A selection of home-baking will be on sale following Masses on Sat., Dec 20th and Sun., Dec. 21st.

                                        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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