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 : 2 Feb 2014.
ST. MARY PARISH - WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
NO WEEKDAY Masses Fr McGrath is away.
Weekday Mass will resume on Friday February 7 at 8:30 am.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. Leo Murray req Dan & Doris Tone
Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. -- Holy Hour followed by Benediction
Sat: 5:00 p.m. Lucy Woods req Bert & Helen Moore
5:00 p.m. Group # 3
9:30 a.m. Group # 1
LECTORS COMMUNION MINISTERS GIFTBEARERS
5:00 p.m. M. Schmidt B. McCormick Mr & Mrs W. Allen
9:30 a.m. J. Boylan G. Raftis / M. Moyer Mr & Mrs J. Meulensteen
ALTAR CARE CHALICE-Feb 8-15 MASS FACILITATOR
D. Tone / K. Meyer Mary & Bob McIntee open
CHILDREN'S LITURGY –Erika Kelly Hall Set Up – team # 2- Feb 3-9
OFFERTORY- $1532.00 Thank you.
ST PETER CHURCH ----Sunday - 11am – Helen Reidy req Patrick McDonald+-
- COMMUNION MINISTER – C. Pfeffer LECTOR- M. Jacobs
USHER – H. Lammers ALTAR SERVERS – Jay, Simon,Robert,Natalie
OFFERTORY $345.00 Thank you.
A workshop for people of all ages coping with being “stretched” from both sides with little room for the person in the middle!
When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 7-9 pm
Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kenilworth
Why: Do you find yourself being squeezed between two sets of conflicting demands, those of your parents and those of your children (whatever their age)? Then this is the workshop for you! The Sandwich Generation is caught between what their children want and need, what they want and need and what their parents want and need.
Presented by: Teresa Hartnett ( Director, Office for FamilyMinistry, Diocese of Hamilton).
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our parish feast day. Our Blessed Mother did not need to fulfill this aspect of the law of Moses. She was the pure handmaid of the Lord, who had just given birth to purity himself. Nevertheless, out of humility, and as an example to us of true obedience, she submitted to the law. The best way we can continue to honour our Blessed Mother is to imitate her virtues. To live humbly and obediently, following the law of God and His Church. St. Mary of the Purification, pray for us.
Fr McGrath is away this week. In the event of an emergency you can call Fr. Ed Hinsperger, Kenilworth –Arthur at 519-848-2108 or Fr. Adrian Lee, Durham 519-986-2192 or Fr. Peter Wayow, Dundalk, 519-923-2042.
50/50---The December winner is Ron Flanigan. Congratulations !! Call Bill Dinneen to claim your winnings (323-3161). January tickets are on sale.
Don't forget about our new weekly Holy Hour, Saturday from 9am to 10am. Come and adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the Monstrance. Can't come for the full hour, not a problem, our Lord is waiting for you, even if you can only spend a few minutes. Confessions are available throughout the hour, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is given at 10am.
Ladies: Linda Dunk , Doris Hale, Sister Geraldine
Gentlemen: Bert O'Donnell, Glen Hale, Len Seifried
Door prize winner- Doris Tone
The next euchre will be held Feb 13/14 at 7:30 pm.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Tuesday February 4—from 3pm to 8pm at the Mount Forest and District Community Complex.
COMMUNION MINISTERS NEEDED
We are looking for new Communion Ministers to help Father McGrath on the altar. If you are interested in becoming a Communion Minister, please call the Office @ 323-1054 and leave your name and number. We would appreciate your help. Note:***If you have mentioned it to Fr McGrath already, please contact the Office as well.
ADVERTISING IN THE BULLETIN
There are spaces in the advertising section of our bulletin. Anyone interested in advertising please contact Bev Wilken 323-2187.
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES
We pray for all our sick parishioners. We especially pray for Donald Bentley, Peter Schiestel, Jerry Schmidt, Peter Lucas, and Douglas Bentley. Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.
PRAY 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 Brother Harry Chisholm, CR on Sunday, January 26, 2014.Please pray that Brother Harry Chisholm, CR may rest in the peace of Christ and that his family and Religious Community may be consoled in their faith in Christ.
POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS
The Holy Father's universal prayer intention is “that all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples”. His prayer intention for evangelization is “that Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ”.
Fr. Doyle Council 6475, “ Be Not Afraid,” to join the Knights of Columbus. A Knight must be 18 years of age or older. We Knights are here for church and community. Please contact Carl Dalla Costa 323-9112 or Art Blaskevitch 323-9632or Jason Benn 323-1034.
Valentines Roast Beef Dinner & Dance
Sat., Feb. 8th, Hanover Columbus Centre. Social: 5:30, Dinner 6:30, dancing 8 – midnight. Price: $20/person.
The parish office would like to gather email addresses of all of the Lectors, Communion Ministers and Gift Bearers. Please send an email to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. This would be helpful for future contact. Thank you in advance for your help.
JK / SK REGISTRATION
Junior Kindergarten eligibility - must be four years of age on or before December 31, 2014. Senior Kindergarten Eligibility - must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2014. Registration takes place at the school the week of January 27 – 31, 2014. Please bring child's birth certificate / baptismal certificate, child's health card / immunization record, custody papers (if applicable) proof of tax support for families new to the system (ie. most recent tax bill) please note: Students attending a Wellington Catholic Junior Kindergarten program are NOT REQUIRED to register for Senior Kindergarten. Should you have any questions about registration procedures or requirements, please call your school.
PRAYING WITH THE SISTERS
“Come away and pray for awhile….Praying With the Sisters of St. Joseph” All interested women are invited to join the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Motherhouse at 574 Northcliffe Avenue, Hamilton on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. The day will include Mass, spiritual talk by Sr. Janet Speth and time for prayer and reflection, Lunch is included. Suggested contribution is $20. Please call 905-528-0138 for directions or to register by Feb. 2nd.
LECTURES in CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE
“A new Solidarity: working together for the common good” Join us on Fri., Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm in Siegfried Hall at St Jerome's University. Dr. Graham McDonough, from the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, will be here to talk about Catholic schools as powerful vehicles for embracing intellectual and enabling greater participation in the Church and the world.
For February 2014
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS - Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, or 60+ Wedding Anniversary in the year 2014? If you are, you are cordially invited to join couples from across the Diocese of Hamilton for a Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King at 1:30 pm. (Space allows room for Anniversary couples only - those married 60 years or more may bring 1 guest if you require assistance). Please refer to the poster in the Foyer of the church for information on how to register for the celebration.
CONFESSIONS: Every Saturday at 4pm.
Blessings, Rev Brendan McGrath
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