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Past bulletins


February 22/23, 2014



Reading I                    Leviticus 19.1-2, 17-18

Responsorial Psalm:    The Lord is merciful and gracious.

Reading II                   1 Corinthians 3.16-23

Gospel                         Matthew 5.38-48


·         How do I respond to these teachings in the Sermon on the Mount? Dismiss them as idealistic, impractical, too radical? How do I face the challenge they offer?

·         Here is the lesson of the Cross in front of me.  When I see things in the transforming light of Jesus, lifted up on the Cross, some things are reversed, but all things are different.






            February 15:                $513.00                       Attendance:    38



             February 16:               $802.85


Fri. Feb. 21            9:00 AM:      For Agnes Brassard  by George Lemieux

Sat. Feb. 22           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Annie and Martin Burke by Gail Burns

Sun. Feb. 23        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Frances Dempsey by Carol, Pierre,

                                                    Gaby and Mike

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Feb. 28            9:00 AM:      For all parishioners

Sat. March 1           4:30 PM:      (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. March 2       11:00 AM:     (St. Aloysius) Special intention by a parishioner

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration 

ST. ALOYSIUS SILENT AUCTION AND SPRING SUPPER will be held on Saturday March 8th, tickets for this event will be on sale starting this week, there will be a limited capacity of 150 people so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time.

            Tickets are $10 for adults, 5 for children 6-12 years of age and free for under 6 to purchase tickets you can contact Diane Joanisse at 819-775-8941 or Carol in the church office.  (Your meal includes, ham, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and coffee/tea.) 

Free course at St. Mark’s: Empowering Mature Christian Disciples: Facilitating Adult Groups

Baptized in Christ, we all have a role to play in the growth of others in their faith, whether in our homes, among friends, or within our parish community.  The pastoral priorities for the diocese in the coming year call us to support laypeople to participate in pastoral ministry.  To help parishioners develop the needed identity, vision and skills, St. Mark’s will be hosting half-day workshops (March 1, 9:30-12:00) on Empowering Mature Christian Disciples: Facilitating Adult Groups, with Carol Kuzmochka from St. Paul University. 


These workshops are relevant for all parishioners and will provide particular help for anyone in a leadership role in the parish (Parish council or wardens) or involved in one of the sacramental preparation programs, or who would like to lead activities for other adults in the parish.  The workshops are free and are open to all parishioners, so we especially welcome those who are not yet involved, but who may want to reflect on their leadership role for the future. It would help us in our planning to have a general idea of how many people will participate, so if it is possible for you to RSVP, please leave a message with the St. Mark’s parish office (819) 684-6926 or contact Julie Cool at .




John Stanyar             - 6th

Diane Ford                  -10th

Mary Connelly            -10th

Janice Nadeau             - 14th

Anne Bokovay            -15th

Katy Brownrigg          - 15th

Nathaniel Dupuis        - 16th

Peyton Dupuis             - 22nd


The People's Revolution: 
24 Stories from a Scarboro Missionary's Journal

Fr. Charles Gervais, S.F.M.

A collection of lively and dynamic stories of a Scarboro Missionary, sure to inspire the faith of all Catholics.

More than 50 years ago, Fr. Charles Gervais embarked on a journey to share the Gospel and proclaim the faith to the people of the Philippines. He soon discovered it was the people who would proclaim the faith to him.

Through widely engaging stories, Fr. Gervais recounts his experience as a Scarboro Missionary living and working in the Philippines. Shaped and formed by a Canadian missionary community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to living in solidarity with the poor, he tells of the long journey to the Philippines, the impact of a Church transformed by the Second Vatican Council and a nation torn by violence and injustice that has left many of its people wounded. Yet it is in the women and men with whom he ministers and serves that Fr. Gervais experiences the stunning witness and joy of faith.

Readers will be moved by the powerful stories he shares. Each account draws us deeper and deeper into his experience, yearning to discover the gift that he received throughout his many years of ministry. Through the lens of one missionary, we realize that true transformation and conversion comes about only in communion with all our brothers and sisters, particularly the least among us.

Charles Gervais, SFM, is a member of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, a community of priests and lay people serving women and men in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Father Charlie also helps out at St. Columban.

To order a copy of this book, please call Kathy Amyot at 819-568-0735.