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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 7/8, 2013

Reading I                             Isaiah 11.1-10

Responsorial Psalm:             In his days may righteousness flourish, and peace abound forever.

Reading II                            Romans 15.4-9

Gospel:                                Matthew 3.1-12

 

·         Isn’t it extraordinary how a mortified man draws people. We admire one whose needs are minimal, who is the master of his own appetites, who has a deep interior freedom. John the Baptist, with minimal clothes and minimal food, was a magnet. People trusted him because clearly he could not be bought.

·         Where are the chains on me, the appetites that I have not mastered, and that pull me in ways I do not want? Help me towards a freer heart and body, Lord.

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

            Nov. 30:                      unavailable      Attendance:   

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

            Dec 1:                          $1718.00

         

Fri. Dec. 6             9:00 AM:      For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. Dec. 7             4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For all parishioners of St. Columban

                                                    And St. Aloysius

Sun. Dec. 8          11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Betty Cafferty by Susan Arnold

                                                    And Mary Jane Champagne

                                                    For Dick Butler by Nancy and Family

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Dec 13            9:00 AM:      For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. Dec. 14           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Nora and Basil Foley by Margaret,     Gary Burns and Family

Sun. Dec. 15        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) Anniversary Mass for

                                                    Ivka & Henry Zawadka by The Family

                                                    For Kevin Lagrois and Jean-Guy Lalonde by Theresa

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE – St. Al’s and St. Columban

            The annual Christmas food drive has started.  Please feel free to donate canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.  We will be collecting specifically for the Christmas food baskets up to December 15, but please continue to donate throughout the year.  Thank you for your cooperation in brining a Merry Christmas to the less fortunate in our community.

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

 

ANGEL TREE CAMPAIGN

 

You may have seen a tree at the back of the church with pink and boy angels on it.  This tree represents the children that are helped with our Christmas Baskets.   Each angel is a child that we help, showing their age on the back.  We include a gift for each of them in our food baskets. We would appreciate if you would take one or two angels home and buy a gift for them.  Please wrap the gift and have it returned to the parish by December 15th.  You may leave them at the back of the church or bring them to the office.  Please do not include your name on the gift and make sure the angel tab is attached on the outside. Thank you for your support.

FLOWERS FOR ALTAR AT CHRISTMAS – St. Al’s and St. Columban

We could do it in two ways:
1.         You could make a financial donation in the box designated for this at         the main and side entrances.
2.         You could bring a poinsettia to the church yourself in memory of a             deceased relative.  If possible bring them December 22nd (St. Al’s) and     24th (St. Columban).

 

ENVELOPES – FOR TAX PURPOSES

            If you are interested in having collections envelopes for either parish, please contact the office or one of your Wardens.  Envelopes are a convenient way to make your contribution to support your church and at the same time receive an Income tax receipt.  Receipts are issued at the end of the year in time for your tax return.

 

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

            Our deepest sympathy to the Ford Family on the passing away of Gilda Maloney-Ford.  She was a long time member of St. Aloysius.  Her funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Al’s.  May she rest in peace.

               

 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

 

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24:         St. Aloysius                 7:30 p.m.

                                                St. Columban              9:00 p.m.

 

Christmas Day, Dec. 25:         St. Aloysius                 11:00 a.m.