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 :  22 February 2015. 

ST. MARY CHURCH

Tues:   8:30 a.m.         Marion Schmidt req The Marshall Family

              1:00 p.m.       Vocations req CWL

Wed:     8:30 a.m.        No Mass

Thur:    8:30 a.m.        Mel Hoffman req Marje & Wayne McDonald

Fri:      10:30 a.m.        SAUGEEN: Joseph Raftis req Anna Marie Raftis

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

Sat:      5:00 p.m.        Joe Andrade req St. Mary's CWL

 

ALTAR SERVERS   

5:00 p.m.    GROUP #1 – M. van Staveren, N. van Staveren, A. Townsend

9:30 a.m.    GROUP #3 -  J. Andrade, J. Andrade, S. Ruffolo

 

LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.    E. Collins                              C. Rice                                        Mr & Mrs M. Hoffman

9:30 a.m.    D. Ross                     L. Mulhall / S. McCabe                         Mr & Mrs D. Rice

 

ALTAR CARE                        CHALICE-Feb 28- Mar 7                       MASS FACILITATOR

C. Allen / M.M. Tangney            Jim & Myrtle Gorman                                  John S.

 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY M. Wildeman       Hall Set Up – team # 2 – Feb 23-Mar 1

 

OFFERTORY- $1,918.90          Building Fund $256.00       Thank you.

Financial results @ 31Jan15:   Income      $13,171

                                                Expense      14,483

                                                                        Deficit       $(1,312)

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ST. PETER MISSION-Sun 11am - Michael Horrigan

COMMUNION  MINISTER -  A. Diemert      LECTOR-  G. Lennox                              

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

OFFERTORY $296.30     Thank you.

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FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN

Each week of Lent this year, I thought we might take a look at one of the rules of penance from Fr. Hardon, the great Jesuit theologian and spiritual writer.  This week, rule one, Pray:

Prayer is conversation with invisible persons, that is, God, His Angels, and His Saints.  God expects “more” of us because we have sinned. And the first more that all of us can put into practice, is more prayer.  “More” conversation with Him!  Such as:

  • “More” time each day in prayer
  • Attending Mass “more” often
  • Reciting the Rosary “more” often
  • Being “more” attentive when praying
  • Having “more” fervor in our life of prayer
  • Getting “more” people to join us in prayer

That is the gist here:  more prayer.  By choosing to be with God more, we do penance.  This is perhaps the most enjoyable penance because although prayer requires focus and effort, it is time spent in the presence of those with whom we want to spend eternity!

 

STEWARDSHIP CORNER

“After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God….”  – Mark 1:14

 

Do you ever think about how difficult it must have been for Jesus to come into Galilee, knowing that John had just been arrested for teaching the same message that Jesus was proclaiming. It must have taken great love and trust for Jesus to do what the Father had sent Him here on earth to do. In the same way, following a life of stewardship takes great love and trust from us. We must be willing to surrender completely to God, trusting that God will always give us all that we need to fulfill His plan for us.

 

COFFEE AND DONUTS

Will be served following the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the T.D. Smith Hall next Sunday.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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

 

CWL DUES

**CWL meeting Tues., Feb 24th @ 1:00 p.m.

CWL dues for 2015 are required to be paid as soon as possible.  Thanks, Colleen, membership convener

 

EUCHRE REPORT

Ladies: 1. Lorraine Schouten  2. Catherine O'Donnell  3. Linda Dunk

Gentlemen: 1. Walter Harismewich  2. Shirley Love  3. Ray Horrigan.  Next euchre will be held Feb 26 at 7:30 pm. 

 

CWL REGIONAL MEETING

St. Mary's C.W.L. will host the North Region Spring Meeting on Saturday, March 7. The day begins with Mass at 9:00 am followed by refreshments prior to the meeting.

All ladies are welcome to attend and have the opportunity to meet members from other parishes in the area as well the Diocesan Executive.

Just bring a brown bag lunch. We need donations of muffins and/or loaves to serve after Mass. For more information contact Evelyn poormick@wightman.ca or Donna d.andrade@live.ca

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

MOUNT FOREST

Friday, March 6th at 2 p.m. at the Mount Forest Pentecostal church, 259 Fergus St. S., Mount Forest.   All are welcome to attend.

 

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, AYTON

Will be held at Trinity Lutheran church in Ayton at 2 p.m. on Friday March 6th.  All are welcome to attend.

 

 

HALL BOOKINGS

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

 

50/50

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

 

 

DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR

 

    Monday              - Rev.  Boniface D'Souza

    Tuesday               - Rev.  Peter Meyer

    Wed-                   - Discalced Carmelite nuns

    Thursday            - Very Rev. Michael King

    Friday                 - Rev.  Bradley Markus

    Saturday              - Rev.  Joseph de Viveiros

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 Mr. Jack Cote, brother of Reverend Ron Cote, who died on Monday, February 16, 2015. May he rest in peace. 

 

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES

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

 

 

DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS

Sunday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King.  The Mass is for couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, or 60 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

 

 

VOCATION WEEKEND FOR MEN

March 6-8 at St Peter Seminary, London.  The weekend is open to men who are in Grade 12 and older.  Please feel free to contact Father Kuzma at the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Hamilton at www.HamiltonVocations.com  for further information or to register as a participant.  This offers men an opportunity who are considering a vocation to diocesan priesthood to reflect on the call of God in their lives.

You can meet other seminarians who can share from personal experience. 

 

 

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND

March 13-15 - for married couples who are at a loss or stressed.  Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples through difficult times in their marriages.  This program helps couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage.  The Program is one weekend in Niagara Falls call 905-664-5212 or email: hamiltonretrouvaille1@cogeco.ca or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org

                                        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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