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


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)


BULLETIN FOR :  17 August 2014.


Tues:   8:30 a.m.         John Savage req Bert & Helen Moore

Wed:     8:30 a.m.        Dorothy Mickleborough req Jim & Myrtle Gorman

Thur:    8:30 a.m.        Barbara A. Moyer req Joe & Kathryn Moyer

Fri:      10:30 a.m.        SAUGEEN HOME - Margaret Murphy req Muriel & Dan Murphy

Sat:      5:00 p.m.        Mary Kalyniak req Pat Orr



5:00 p.m.     Group # 1 -

9:30 a.m.     Group # 2 -


LECTORS                                COMMUNION MINISTERS                  GIFTBEARERS

5:00 p.m.     F. Buchanan                          B. McCormick                         Mr & Mrs W. Allen

9:30 a.m.     M. Flanigan            Carl & Colleen Dalla Costa                  Mr & Mrs T. Tangney


ALTAR CARE                                    CHALICE- Aug 23-30                       MASS FACILITATOR

C. Allen & M.M. Tangney          Terry & Stella McCabe                                 open


CHILDREN'S LITURGY –summer break      Hall Set Up – team # 2 – Aug 18-24


OFFERTORY- $2,471.84          Shuffleboard $160.30        Thank you.

ST. PETER MISSION – Sunday - 11am – Walter Hawkins req Mr & Mrs Pat Horrigan

COMMUNION  MINISTER – A. Diemert      LECTOR- B. Schmitz

USHER – P. Culliton   ALTAR SERVERS -  Nelson, Nevinn, Cameron, Stephen

OFFERTORY $493.00     Thank you.


Sacred Heart Garden Party was another successful event and we are grateful to our neighbouring community members for their continued help and support. We served approximately 400 people. Draw winners - $200 - John deGroot, Kenilworth, $100 - Laura Flanigan, Kitchener, $75.00 - Cecile Hale, Baden,$50.00 -Jim Flanigan, Kitchener, $25.00 - Sydney Harder, Smithville. Grocery hampers - William Goetz, Kenilworth, Margaret Bracken - Harriston.  Congratulations to all our winners.

                           From Sacred Heart Parish, Kenilworth



The Secretary will be away for 2 weeks (August 18-29).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The Secretary will return on Tuesday, September 2.  


June and July winners were Bert Moore and Maria Rede.   Congratulations to both the winners !!  Call Bill Dineen @ 323-3161 to collect your winnings.  July tickets on sale after each Mass.


              TORY   It has been 5 years since our last church directory was published.  We are reminded that it is time to make a new directory.  A lot has changed during that time.  We have new families that have joined us, families that have grown and couples that have retired to our town.  We would like to have all of our parishioners in the updated directory if possible.  Picture days are Aug 19, 20, 21 and Sept 11, 12, 13.  Information/sign up forms are available on the counter in the front entrance (blue paper).  Please pick one up, fill it in and return it to the Church Office.  You may call (519-323-1215) to schedule your appointment.  August times are still available.  


Save the date, Friday, September 19 for this parish fund-raising dinner.  More details to come.


  • Sports.  That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.

  • Lay Missionaries.  That the Holy Spirit it may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.




    Monday             - Rev. Philip Reilly

    Tuesday               -Rev. Michal Kruszewski

   Wednesday          - Society of Christ

    Thursday           - Very Rev Cornelius O'Mahony

    Friday                - Rev. Ted Hughes

    Saturday             - Rev. George Stortz




We pray for all our sick parishioners.  We especially pray for Ken Vanhout, Evan Lucas, Diane Fortier.   Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list. 


Let us remember in prayer all our loved ones who have been called home to the Kingdom.  We especially pray for Sister Jeanne Marie Salé on August 7th 2014. May she rest in peace.  

Diocesan Death

I regret to inform you of the death of Mr. Kevin McDermott, brother of Fr. Murray McDermott, C.R., Provincial Superior of the Ontario-Kentucky Province, on August 7, 2014.  Please pray that Mr. Kevin McDermott may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family may be consoled in their faith in Christ.


Here are some ideas to do with your children over the summer holidays:

-visit neighbours and friends – trade around your children for play dates – attend free VBS (vacation bible schools) offered in your areas – make homemade crafts out of your blue box items  - make homemade paint, play doh and glue.   

- go on long walks   - take a picnic basket on your next walk and find a place to enjoy a lunch along a river or park.  

A daily WALK and ROUTINE will promote good health and fitness.



Friday September 19th will be our fundraiser for Holy Name Parish in Kingston Jamaica.  This year it will be in the form of a Family Fun Night. 

The night will include a BBQ, craft and bake sale, games for the kids, musical entertainment by local musicians and choirs, and C.D. sales of our newly released C.D.  The C.D. is called “We Are Called” and was put together by St. John youth and church choirs.  All are welcome.

Cost for BBQ is $5.00 and cost for the CD is $10.00. 

If you would like to rent a table to sell your crafts the cost is $15.00.   Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

For more info, please contact Helena Rooyakkers @ 519-848-6722



We are saddened to hear about the war conflicts and we pray for them to resolve.  We are suggesting for people to pray at 6:30pm every day and say three Hail Marys – how easy is this!!??  Our Mother has assisted us in the past and is waiting for us now!

Thank you for helping with our prayers, God bless us all !!   The war in the Middle East may become serious and may spread.

The entire world is asked to pray…..

We invite the priests to open the doors of their churches and invite the people to pray the rosary.


Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the Republic of Korea

Pope Francis is visiting Korea for the first time to attend the 6th Asian Youth Day. It's been twenty five years since a pope last visited Korean soil. St. Pope John Paul II visited Korea in 1986 where he canonized 103 Korean Martyrs during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Catholic Church. Now, with Pope Francis visiting from August 13-18, 124 Korean martyrs, including Paul Yun Ji-Chung will be beatified. Francis' visit will also include mass with young Asian Catholics and a meeting with the disabled children of the ‘Flower Neighborhood', a well-known Catholic welfare facility and other points of interest. To follow the Pope's travels visit his website.



Sponsored by H&R Block & The Shredding Store.  On-site secure destruction of confidential documents, CD's. Sat., Sept. 6th from 9 a.m. ‘til noon in the St. Mary's parking lot.  Protect yourself from fraud, identity theft and personal crime.  Food Bank donation appreciated.


          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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