230 Queen Street East • Mount Forest, On N0G 2L0 • Phone: 519-323-1054

St MaryPurificationParish

 P.O. Box 128,

 230 Queen St. West

Mount Forest, Ont. Canada


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)


ST. MARY CHURCH - MAY 22, 2016.  

Tue.   May 24      9:00 a.m.     Recovery of Bill Hammond Jr. req Helen & Jim Hilker

Wed   May 25       9:00 a.m.    Jim Gorman req Patrick McDonald

Thur  May 26      9:00 a.m.  Mary Ellen vandenBroek req Catherine & Bert O'Donnell

Fri.    May 27       9:00 a.m.     Art Blaskevitch req Victor & Carmela Ruffolo

Fri.    May 27      10:30 a.m.     Saugeen Nursing Home

Sat.    May 28       5:00 p.m.    Mel Hoffman req Rhonda & Rob McKay

Sun.   May 29       9:30 a.m.     For the Intentions of the People of the Parish



Sat.  All servers are welcome

Sun.  All servers are welcome



Sat.  May 28   5:00 p.m.       M. Schmidt                    Joan Jeffery

Sun. May 29   9:30 a.m.        J. Boylan                   Colleen & Carl Dalla Costa


                                             GIFTBEARERS        MASS FACILITATORS

Sat. May 28   5:00 p.m.      Mr & Mrs  M. Hoffman              Neil Connelly

Sun May 29   9:30 a.m.                  Mr & Mrs. B. Zeinstra            Carl Dalla Costa


ALTAR CARE - May 27                           CHALICE – May 21-28

Mary Hammond / Myrtle Gorman               Rita Kennedy




Hall Set Up - Team # 3 – May 16-22



OFFERTORY -  $ 1,577.25




Sunday - 11am – Loretta & Jim Murray req Dot Bourgeois


USHER    P. Culliton   OFFERTORY - $232.00      Pope's collection - $30.00 




 May 22, 29 June 3.



The Diocese has approved a special collection to help with the Fort McMurray Fire Disaster. . Donations to this special collection will be received until June 5th. Please mark your envelope with “Fort McMurray Relief” to ensure that your contribution is credited correctly. This special collection will be sent, through the Diocesan Office, to the Most Reverend Paul Terrio, Bishop of St. Paul Diocese. Thank you.  note :  Please make cheques payable to ST. Mary Church. 



PARISH FISH FRY -  is Friday June 3, 2016. There will be 2 sittings 5:30 pm and 7pm.   Tickets are $15.00 each, available from Print One store or call 509-4204 or 323-2316. Take outs are available.  Tickets on sale after Mass today.




Thur May 26 at 7:30 pm in the TD Smith Memorial Hall $3.00 admission includes light lunch and prizes.  All welcome. 






The next youth group night will be May 27 from 6 to 10 pm. We will be having a baseball game & a BBQ. We ask the kids to bring their ball gloves, bats and balls for some outdoor fun.

 Our next youth group outing will be June 4, 2016. We will be heading to Canada's Wonderland. We will be meeting at the church at 8 am and leaving wonderland at 6 pm. Grade 7 and up are welcome to join us. Altar servers are also welcome but we ask that any servers in grade 6 or below must have a parent chaperone. The cost for the subsidized tickets will be $20. The cost for transportation is still to be determined once we have the final number of youth interested.  Please call Amy Benn at 519-313-0490 or email amy.benn@wightman.ca to book your spot. We will have limited tickets so please book early. We would also appreciate a few parent chaperones as well!




Mon-Rev. F. Freitas                         Tue- Rev. P. Szymanowski

Wed- Oblates of Mary Immaculate Thur - Rev. George Nowak

Fri –Most Rev A. Tonnos                Sat - Rev. P. Hrynczyszyn






Desserts are needed for the Fish Fry –pies, cakes, cheesecakes. Thank you in advance. 

Our final meeting until the fall, is our Pot Luck supper which will take place on Tuesday, June 14.  




THANK YOU- to those of you who have enrolled in our new pre-authorized debit program. We have had a good response from parishioners so far and the program is running seamlessly. We encourage more of our parishioners to sign up for this program to make your regular donations to the church. If you are interested in signing up, please stop by the office to pick up an enrollment form. Once you have completed the form, attach a copy of a VOID cheque for the bank account you wish to use and then drop the form off at the office. Withdrawals are processed once a month on the 20th and you, the donor, choose what month you would like to start the automatic payments. Thanks so much for your continued generous support of our church.




April winning number is 126672.  Call Bill Dineen 323-3161 if you are the winner.










Mary's gaze ! How important this is ! How many things can we say with a look!  Affection, encouragement, compassion, love, but also disapproval, envy, pride, and even hatred.  Often a look says more than words; it says what words do not or dare not say. 


At whom is the Virgin Mary looking ? She is looking at each and every one of us. And how does she look at us ? She looks at us as a Mother, with tenderness, mercy and love.


---Message, October 12, 2013



Reflection:  What does your look say about You?  Do you look upon others with mercy, or does your glance convey a sense of disapproval, or superiority, or boredom?  Take up Mary's example and look on others with love.


                                        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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