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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

January 31/February 1, 2015

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Deuteronomy 18.15-20

Responsorial Psalm:             O that today you would listen to the voice of the Lord.

                                            Do not harden your hearts

Reading II                            1 Corinthians 7.32-35

Gospel:                                Mark 1.21-28

 

·         For the people present at this strange event, the exorcising of an unclean spirit identified Jesus as an agent of God.  The battle here is between Jesus and the evil spirit, between good and evil. What happened in this conflict at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry made him famous in Galilee.

·         The very presence of Jesus challenged all that was contrary to him.  Does my way of living call people beyond where they are?

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

            January 17:                  $384.00                       Attendance: 28

   January 24:                 $457.00                                             33

                       

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

         

          January 25:                    $864.75

 

Fri. Jan 30            9:00 AM:       For all parishioners

Sat. Jan. 31          4:30 PM:        (St. Columban) For Clarence Gauvin by his niece,

                                                    Marilyn Brown of Maine

Sun. Feb. 1          11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Marguerite Leask by

                                                    Nancy and Moe Lambert

                                                    For Doris Lemieux by George and Family

Wed. Feb. 4         9:00 AM:       For all parishioners

Fri. Feb. 6            9:00 AM:       For all parishioners

Sat. Feb. 7           4:30 PM:        (St. Columban) For Clarence Gauvin by the Cyr Family

Sun. Feb. 8          11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Martha Jean Blake by the family

 

“Consecrated Life”

 

That during this year dedicated to the consecrated life, men and women religious may rediscover the joy of following Christ and may commit themselves with holy zeal in service to the poor. 

 

Reflection on Social Issues:  Throughout our diocesan history, men and women religious, by means of their work in the fields of education, health and social work have been close to the reality of the people by living amongst them and being sensitive to human suffering.  Today, religious congregations are no longer recognized through their habits, their charities, their knowledge or their size, but rather through a discrete presence in and amongst lay people supporting their projects for the poor and the marginalized of society.  The consecrated life remains a testimony which can still influence a world in search of meaning and a coming-to-be.  The foremost areas of commitment for the CRC (Canadian Religious Conference) are social justice, peace, and respect for Creation.

 

Our Faith Response:  Inspired by the charism or spirituality of this or that religious congregation, lay people are now stepping up to transform the world.  Through their being and their action, these religious and lay persons reveal the nearness and the face of God amongst us, bringing a positive -- evangelical even – influence to bear on the world around them.

 

Questions we need to ask ourselves

 

This week, I will take the time to think about some  religious who was significant to my faith life.  On February 2nd, a day dedicated to the consecrated life, I will spend some time praying for him or her.

 

Follow-up links and organizations:

 

·         The Canadian Religious Conference celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding in Canada with «CRC 60 years Past, Present and Future»: http://www.crc-canada.org/en  ; mission statement, publications, activities, etc.

·         “Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to all Consecrated People on the Occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life”  to become informed concerning the objectives, expectations and horizons Pope Francis envisions concerning  all of humanity. 

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/ apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20141121_lettera-consacrati.html

 

HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE SOCIAL EVENT for the coming year.

Teams are needed for set-up, servicing, and clean-up.  If you can help and would like to be part of this team, please call Susan Arnold at 819-663-3619

 

 

CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION

Registration forms for Confirmation are available at the main entrance.  The age for Confirmation is 15.  Please fill them in and return to Carol at the parish office as soon as possible.  No starting date is set for the sessions.

 

PANCAKE SUPPER

St. Aloysius will be having a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 17th, details to follow in the coming weeks.

St. Aloysius Murder Mystery

Pirates of the Salty Dog -back by popular demand, St. Aloysius will have our Murder Mystery performances on Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th at 7 p.m.   Tickets are limited to 100 per evening so get your tickets early.  Cost is $10 each, which includes dessert and coffee/tea.  BYOB.  Please see our Social Warden, Susan Arnold for tickets or call the office at 819-663-5244.