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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21, 2008

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

Reading I                 2 Samuel 7.1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Responsorial Psalm: Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
Reading II    Romans 16.25-27
Gospel:  Luke 1.26-38
• Incarnation how God enters our world and becomes a creature in time and space.   We are still in awe at the mystery of God made man. It has exercised theologians and church councils for centuries.
• Even though we remember it when we see a Christmas crib, God’s intervention in human history can never be anything but mind-boggling.

Collection:  December 14: $844.53   Attendance:   100
   Special Collection – Poor Fund - $654.65

Fri. Dec. 19   9:00 AM: For Mervin Brennan by Norbert and Shirley Daly
Sat. Dec. 20  4:30 PM: (St. Columban) For Mina Burns by Gail Burns and Family
Sun. Dec. 21  11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For George and Anna Kolesar by    Larry Kolesar and Family
                        4:00 PM: Eucharistic Adoration
Wed. Dec. 24   7:00 PM: (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners
                         9:00 PM: (St. Columban) For all parishioners
Thurs. Dec. 25 11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners
Sat. Dec. 27       4:30 PM: (St. Columban) For Kevin Burns by Amanda & Marty Burns
Sun. Dec. 28    11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For Ann Bacho by Ann Melvin
                           4:00 PM: Eucharistic Adoration
Thurs. Jan 1        9:00 AM: (St. Columban) For all parishioners
                         11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners
Sat. Jan. 3            9:00 PM: (St. Columban) For Kevin Burns by Gail Whetstone
Sun. Jan. 4        11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners
                           4:30 PM: Eucharistic Adoration
 Fri. Jan. 9          9:00 AM: 7th Anniversary Mass for Cathy Daly by her parents,  Norbert, Shirley and Family
Sat. Jan. 10        4:00 PM: (St. Columban) For Kevin Burns by Nora, Marlene and Pat Prud’homme
Sun. Jan. 11     11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

ST. COLUMBAN THANK YOU

Our thanks to Charlie Long who worked to bring the choir loft railing up to insurance standard. Great Job Charlie! You do terrific work. Our sincere thanks and appreciation.

HIDDEN TALENTS IN MUSIC MINISTRY?

Have you thought about getting involved? Thinking perhaps you would like to take on a leadership role in the liturgy by sharing your gifts in music? If this strikes a note with you, you are invited to speak to Father Gyan or Caroline Cook to explore possibilities for the new year.  Merry Christmas!
       Caroline

Christmas and New Years Masses
 
Christmas Eve                           at St. Aloysius                  7:00 p.m.
                                                 at St. Columban                9:00 p.m.
 
December 25
Christmas Day                         at St. Aloysius                         11:00 a.m.
 
January 1
New Year's Day                      at St. Columban                        9:00 a.m.
                                                at St. Aloysius                         11:00 a.m.

 

OFFICE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS
The office will be closed between Christmas and New Years.  If you have an emergency, please call the office and leave a message, they will be checked regularly.


ENVELOPES
 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 get an Income tax receipt at the same time.  Receipts are issued at the end of the year in time for your tax return.


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 21st (St. Al’s) and 24th (St. Columban).


CATECHISM  & SACRAMENT PREPARATION- Children and Youth
 Parents are requested to contact the office if they are wishing catechism and sacrament preparation for their children and youth.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND PRAYER

You are all invited to join the group of prayer and adoration in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 4 to 5 o’clock pm in St. Aloysius Church.  Please note that this coming advent 2008 will mark the 12th anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration and Evening Prayer at St. Aloysius Church.

In the words of Mother Julienne of the Rosary, who is presently a candidate for sainthood in Rome, “Pray that our Lord will send many adorators to His Church. My dream is that there be many priests, parishes, Eucharistic families, communities, prayer groups and generations of worshippers. Love and glory to the Holy Trinity through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.”

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY
 Our deepest sympathy to Roxanne Seguin and Geoffrey Guitard on the passing away of Roxanne’s grandfather, Raymond Pion.  His funeral was held in Ottawa this week.  May he rest in peace.