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)
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BULLETIN FOR : 22 March 2015.
ST. MARY CHURCH
Tues: 8:30 a.m. Kathleen Kennefick req Bert & Helen Moore
Wed: 8:30 a.m. A Prayer Intention
Thur: 8:30 a.m. Joseph Schmidt req Lorne & Florence Moyer
Fri: 10:30 a.m. Saugeen: Mary O'Donnell req Estate
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Sat: 9:00 a.m. Holy Hour & Benediction
Sat: 5:00 p.m. Madeline Stortz req Georgina Mulhall
5:00 p.m. GROUP # 4 – Nole Black, William Black, Ella Black
9:30 a.m. GROUP # 5 – Ben Wildeman, Emily Gorman, Rebekah Sales, Olivia Napadek
LECTORS COMMUNION MINISTERS GIFTBEARERS
5:00 p.m. E. Collins J. Jeffery Mr & Mrs W. Allen
9:30 a.m. J. von Westerholt Sister Dora / R. Fortier Mr & Mrs J. Meulensteen
ALTAR CARE CHALICE- March 28-Apr 4 MASS FACILITATOR
Easter cleaning March 30 Cheryl & Wayne Allen Carl Dalla Costa
CHILDREN'S LITURGY –Monica Meyers Hall Set Up – team # 3 – Mar 23-29
OFFERTORY- $1,723.40 Building Fund $259.00 Thank you.
Financial results year-to-date @ 28Feb15: Income $30,063
ST. PETER MISSION-Sun 11am – Fr Murray req Kathleen Sundberg
COMMUNION MINISTER – C. Murphy LECTOR- G. Lennox
USHER - open ALTAR SERVERS –Simon, Philip, Nevinn
OFFERTORY $300.00 Thank you.
FROM THE PASTOR'S PEN
Fr. Hardon's second rule of reparation, endure: Patiently enduring the sufferings and trials that God sends us is keystone of reparation. Jesus tells us that we must take up the Cross if we are to follow Him. It is therefore here that we find our ability to imitate Jesus, Who patiently endured the spitting, the mockery, the Cross.
God, in His mercy, sends us the Cross in order to try our patience that we might save our souls and the souls of many others besides. The variety of these trials sent to us by God defies classification and their intensity depends on a thousand factors that differ with different people at different times. If we are to expiate sin we must resign ourselves to endure pain. But, as we know, there are degrees and degrees to this resignation. For our part, we should try for more:
If you wish to book the hall for an event, please call the Office at 519-323-1054.
“I will be their God and they shall be my people.” – Jeremiah 31:33
What does it mean to be God's people? It means we recognize that everything we have and everything we are belongs to God. We aren't “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. It means we are willing to use our gifts and our lives to care for our neighbors and the world, just as God cares for us.
SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCH, BAKE SALE
Thank you to all those who attended our soup and sandwich on Saturday. Thank you to all those who donated baked items, volunteered, and the clean-up crew. A job well done !
50/50 ticket – January # is 460392. February ticket # is 460556. Call Bill Dineen if you are the lucky winner. 323-3161.
FOR OUR BELOVED DEAD
Let us remember in prayer all our loved ones who have been called home to the Kingdom.
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Sunday, June 7th at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton. The Mass is for couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, or 60th 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
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISHES
We pray for all our sick parishioners, especially for Tony Bremmers, Robert Vessie, Terry McCabe and Beatrice O'Donnell. Please advise the office when a name is to be removed from this list.
THREE PART SERIES ON GRIEF
The England Funeral Home and Rev. Mike Burns of St. Andrews Presbyterian are presenting a three part series on Dying, Death & Grief on March 11 (Palliative and Hospice Care), March 18 (Advanced Care Planning) and March 25 (Grief) at the Mt. Forest & District Sports Complex. All sessions will be held at 7 p.m. All who are interested in attending are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. A non-perishable food item for the Community Pantry would be appreciated. Please RSVP for each session to England Funeral Home – 519-323-2631.
Every Thursday afternoon. Contact Helen Moore 323-
4931. Anyone can join. “Join us for an afternoon of social and game” J
Separation? Divorce? Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? This is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing couples back together that are divorced. The Program begins with a weekend in Niagara Falls call 905-664-5212 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org
We need more gift bearers to add to our list. Gift bearers can be a duo of: parents, children, mother – daughter , father – son, grandparent and grandchild. Please call the Office 519-323-1054 or drop us a note if you are interested in helping either at the 5pm Mass or 9:30 am Mass.
Ladies: 1/ Linda Dunk 2/ Evelyn Collins 3/ Sandra McMeekin
Gents: 1/ Dan Tone 2/ Bruce Harper 3/ Lou Mulhall
Next euchre will be March 26 at 7:30 pm.
COFFEE AND DONUTS : This Sunday March 29 after the am Mass.
CONFESSIONS: Every Saturday at 4pm.
Blessings, Rev Brendan McGrath
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