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EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2015

 

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Acts 10.34a, 37-43

Responsorial Psalm:             This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

Reading II                            Colossians 3.1-4

Gospel:                                John 20.1-18++

 

·                         It is the “first day of the week” Mary Magdalene is the first witness of an event which marks not just the beginning of a new week but the transformation of human history.  But “it is still dark” and she does not yet understand what has happened.  I ponder the mystery.

·                         Peter and the other disciples, who had stood faithfully beneath the cross, run to the tomb.  The other disciples saw and believed.  Peter whose last recorded action was to deny Jesus, still does not believe.  What blocks me from fuller faith?

 

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

                        unavailable

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

          March 29:          $1115.60

 

 

Wed. April 8                   9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

 

Friday, April 10              9:00 AM:        For all parishioners

Sat. April 11                   4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Shirley Masionneuve by

                                                                Kathy & Maurice Amyot

Sun. April 12                11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Jean-Guy Lalonde, Kevin      Lagrois and Pierre Desforges by Theresa Lalonde

 

Wed. April 15               9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Friday, April 17            9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Sat. April 18                 4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For Annie and Martin Burke by

                                                                Gail Burns

Sun. April 19                11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Isidore Carroll and Laura

                                                                Cuddihey by Jean Ryan

 

 

That human beings learn to respect Creation and care for it as a gift from God.

 

Reflection on Social Issues: Many persons and groups in our society have taken to heart the various environmental threats. Every day we see the manifestation of collective and individual efforts. The Church appears to be somewhat lagging behind. Yet the Bible tells us that “we are stewards of creation”. Mgr Bertrand Blanchet asserts : “Concern for the environment is a ‘sign of the times’. How could it be otherwise when so many threats beset it! Many associations and institutions are devoted to the protection of the environment, but very rarely are their efforts informed by the light of the faith.”1 Our Faith Response : Eco-spirituality, or the spirituality of Creation is a concept of growing interest to Christian communities. “The Green Church”, an ecumenical program of growing importance in Quebec, is promoted by means of three spokes: Spirituality, awareness-raising and action.1 According to Normand Levesque, Christian ecological spirituality or eco-spirituality delves deeply into Franciscan spirituality but is also inspired by St.Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Kevin, St. Benedict and other saints. This type of spirituality recognizes the wisdom in Creation and attempts to protect its balances.”2 How can we, as believers and as Christian communities be eco-responsible as the Bible calls us to be?

 

Questions we need to ask ourselves

On this Easter Sunday, day of the Resurrection, I will prepare a celebration inspired by the awakening of creation.

 

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.

 

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

            Our deepest sympathy to Carol Fraser and her Family on the passing away of her sister, Jean Fraser-Harkess.

            May she rest in peace.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS SILENT AUCTION AND SPRING SUPPER will be held on Saturday April 25th, tickets for this event 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 Susan Arnold 819-663-3619 or Carol in the church office.  (Your meal includes, ham, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and coffee/tea.)

 

NEED YOUR HELP –  FOOD CUPBOARD IS BARE

           

St. Aloysius Food Cupboard is in need of your help, the shelves are quite bare and the need is our area is growing.  Please feel free to donate canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.   Thank you for your cooperation in helping the less fortunate in our community.                

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

 

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

 

Marty Burns                            -2nd                                          Norbert Daly   - 25th

Fr. Al                                       - 5th                                          Fr. Yves Mass - 25th

Diana Foley                             - 18th                                        Theresa Lalonde – 26th

Isabel Carolina St-Louis         - 20th                                        Daphne Vachon – 26th

Marie Cook                             - 29th                                        Cornelius Foley- 29th