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TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
October 10/11, 2015
October 17/18, 2015

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Wisdom 7.7.-11

Responsorial Psalm:             Fill us with your love, O Lord,  that we may rejoice and be glad.

Reading II                            Hebrews 4.12-13

Gospel:                                Mark 10.17-30

 

·                    The man who had great wealth found sadness in his wealth.  Somehow the Lord’s invitation to give away and to share threatened him badly.  Jesus knows the way possessions and wealth and comforts can tie us down.  He knows that his compassion makes up for much human weakness.

·                    We offer to the Lord in prayer all we are and all we have, asking for help in using wisely what we possess and living easily without what we might like to possess but cannot.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

Oct. 4:                $643.20

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:     

          NA

 

Fri. Oct. 9                       9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. Oct. 10                     4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Oct. 11                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

Wed. Oct. 14                  9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Fri. Oct. 16                     9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. Oct. 17                     4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Leonard Burke by Gail Burns

Sun. Oct. 18                  11:00 AM:        (St. Aloysius) For Eleanor Daly by Theresa Lalonde and Jack Wiggins

Wed. Oct. 21                9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Fri. Oct. 23                   9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Sat. Oct. 24                   4:30 AM:          (St. Columban) For Arthur and Violet Foley

                                                                By The Family.

Sun. Oct. 25                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Helen Cameron by

                                                                Carol and Pierre

 

Archbishop’s intentions for October 2015

 

« For the eradication of human trading, a modern form of slavery»

 

Social reflection: Human trading is a major problem, affecting 12.3 million people worldwide.  Very often, the victims of this trade are the most vulnerable in our society, e.g. recent immigrants; as well, 59 %[1] of victims are women.  The plight of these people can truly be compared to slavery.  Men are forced, often under threat of death, to do back-breaking work in very dangerous conditions for relatively little pay.  But for women, it can get even worse, especially if they’re forced into the sex trade.  Then, they are marketed as ‘escorts’, and rented out to men during international events, such as Formula 1 car races, or major conferences and meetings.  And beware if they don’t `satisfy the client`; the consequences could be quite serious.

In 2005, following Sweden’s example, the Government of Canada changed the Criminal Code, so that the pimp and the john are the ones punished for sex crimes, and not the prostitute.

Answering our faith: As with the Swedish example, our Christian faith invites us not to judge others.  As humans and Christians, we must condemn human trading, since no-one has the right to exercise absolute control over another person.  Following Jesus’ example, we are invited not to judge people, but to reject evil in all its forms.  Individually, or as a Christian community, what should be our attitude when it comes to human trading?

 

Questioning Ourselves

 

Sunday, October 11th, 2015: I inquire with my Church council if it would be possible to invite a team from CATHII[2] to come and speak in our parish.

 

Sunday, October 18th, 2015: I ask myself if my behaviour towards people I encounter might be tinged by a feeling of superiority over them.

 

TURKEY SUPPER – NOVEMBER 7TH 

            St. Aloysius annual Turkey supper will be held on Saturday November 7th, tickets for this popular 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 will be $12 for adults, $7 for children and free for 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased from Susan Arnold  819-663-3619.

 

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES IN OCTOBER

Phyllis Seguin                                                 2nd                   

Sabrina Léonard & Patrick Larouche 5th (13 yrs)

Norbert & Shirley Daly                                   6th (64 years)

Gail Powers                                                     10th

Mary Jane Champagne                                    13th

Marc Savoie                                                    15th

Michael McCann                                             19th

John Kehoe                                                     20th

Margaret Burns                                               21st

Jean Ryan                                                        26th

Ghislaine Cook                                               28th

 

Happy Birthday and/or Congratulations to all those celebrating this month. If you or someone you know has a birthday/anniversary coming up, please let Carol know so she can add them to the list.

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS

            Registration for the Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation are now being accepted.

            The ages for First Communion and First Reconciliation is 7 years old

            Confirmation is at the age of 15. 

            Registration forms are at the entrance to the church.  Please fill in the form and return to the parish office.

            Baptism registration forms are also at the entrance.

 

MURDER MYSTERY THEATRE

            Anyone that is interested in being part of St. Aloysius Murder Mystery performance (actor, actress, stage hand etc), please contact Diane Joanisse at 819-243- 0280

 

 

PLASTIC MARGARINE AND YOGURT CONTAINERS

            St. Aloysius needs your plastic margarine and yogurt containers.  If you have any that you are not using, please bring them to the church and leave them at the entrances.  A great way to recycle and help the parish at our social events.

 

 

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND is being organized for September 2016 with our parishes (St Al/ St Columban). For more information pick up the small booklets at the back of the church. If you are interested in going, contact the parish office at 819663-5244.

 

 

ENVELOPES – FOR TAX PURPOSES

            If you are interested in having collections envelopes for either parish and do not already have them, please contact the office or one of your Wardens.  Envelopes are a convenient way to make your contribution to support your church and at the same time receive an Income tax receipt.  Receipts are issued at the end of the year in time for your tax return.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

Thank you to all who helped set-up and clean-up and brought food to our monthly Meet & Greet. Your help is greatly appreciated.