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Past bulletins


February 7/8, 2015



Reading I                             Job 7.1-4, 6-7

Responsorial Psalm:             Sing praises to the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

Reading II                            1 Corinthians 9.16-19, 22-23

Gospel:                                Mark 1.29-39


·         In this time of his life Jesus seems busy with many people – his disciples, their families, and whole cities looking for him.  Faith for him, as for us, is always in the midst of life, in the middle of the cares and concerns.  It is amidst the difficulties and joys of ordinary life and with all the people who are part of our lives that our faith comes to life.

·         All this is part of prayer, as we pray with and for others.  Who might come into your prayer now that you can talk to the Lord about?



            January 31:                  unavailable




          February 1:                    $808


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

Web. Feb. 11       9:00 AM:       For all parishioners

Fri. Feb. 13          9:00 AM:       For all parishioners

Sat. Feb. 14         4:30 PM:        (St. Columban) For Nora and Basil Foley by

                                                    Gary and Margaret Burns and Family.

Sun. Feb. 15        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Brian Berrea and May Covey by

                                                    Sheila and 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


I will speak about the importance of those in religious life to my environment.  I will explain to the younger generation the manner in which nuns and brothers in religious life helped develop Quebec society. 

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»:  ; 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. apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20141121_lettera-consacrati.html



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




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.



This year we will once again come together as community to share a Pancake supper to prepare ourselves for our Lenten journey. On Tuesday, February 17th, you are all invited to the church 5 p.m. Following our meal, we will gather upstairs for mass to celebrate Ash Wednesday. Why on Tuesday you may ask... it is simple, Father will need to be in Buckingham on Wednesday. 

You can get your tickets for the supper from Susan Arnold or Carol at the office.  Tickets are so we know the number of people to cook for.  We will have a basket for donations at the door.




Lorraine Whitworth      - 1st                                   Maynard Robinson    - 12th

Amanda Foley              - 4th                                   Shirley Masionneuve – 13th

Victor McMackin – 4th                                  Noé Larouche            - 19th

Ann Melvin                   - 7th                                  David Whitworth      - 21st

Julie McCann                - 10th                                Louise D’Entremont   - 21st

Charlie Long                 - 11th                                Hannah Burns            - 22nd

Joseph McMackin               - 11th                                Dan Ford                   - 29th  




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.