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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 19/20, 2015

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Micah 5.2-5a

Responsorial Psalm:             Restore us, O God; let your face shine that we may be saved.

Reading II                            Hebrews 10.5-10

Gospel:                                Luke 1.39-45

 

SEASON OF ADVENT

 

Advent is a season of joyful expectation.  It has a twofold nature:  It prepares us for Christmas, When we recall Christ’s first coming among us; and it is also a time when we look forward to his second coming at the end of ages.

                      When the church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present the ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming.

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

December 13:    $1,008.35

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:     

Nov 28th          $420.50                                   Attendance:    37
Dec 5th               $429.00                                                         31

Dec. 13th          NA

 

Fri. Dec. 18                     9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. Dec. 19                    4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Jessie Foley by Amanda, Marty

                                                                And Hannah Burns

                                                                For Nora and Basil Foley by Mr. & Mrs. Gary Burns and Family.

Sun. Dec. 20                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Ivka and Henry Zawadka by

                                                                Anne-Marie, Tom, Joe and Families

                                                                For Krystyna and Stan Nowakowki by the

                                                                Dupuis and Zawadka Families

Wed. Dec. 23                  9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Thurs. Dec. 24                7: 30 PM:        (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

                                        9:00 PM:         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Fri. Dec. 25                   11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

Sat. Dec. 26                    4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Kevin Burns by

                                                                Marty, Amanda and Hannah Burns.

Sun. Dec. 27                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

Fri. Jan 1                       11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishoners

Sat. Jan. 2                       4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Jan. 3                    11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Adalgisa Martire by

                                                                The Bernier Family

Sat. Jan. 9                       4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Jan. 10                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Wayne Burke by Joan, Patsy

                                                                And Laird

                                                                14th Anniversary Mass for Cathy Daly by her parents, Norbert and Shirley Daly

 

Christmas Eve Mass on 24th of December at St. Aloysius is to be celebrated by Fr. Susai

Jesu, OMI.  He is an oblate priest, a student of St. Paul’s University, Ottawa. 

 

At St. Columban Mission on the 24th Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Gervais. 

 

Father Albanus will be going to Nigeria for holidays on December 28, 2015.  Fr. Martin  Farrell, OP will be coming from Ottawa for our weekend Masses in St. Al’s and St. Columban for the month of January.  There will not be weekday masses until February 5th, 2016.  Please contact Carol, the Parish Secretary at the office 819-663-5244 for anything that requires a priest and she will get back to you.

 

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

We will be having our second annual New Year’s Eve party for our parish family and friends on December 31, starting at 8 p.m. in the parish hall.  Please join us for our “House Party”.  No entry fee, but we will be accepting donations.

 

 

HELP NEEDED

We need to replace our rectory’s stove and some electrical work is needed to do this.  We would appreciate if you would spread the word around; if you know an electrician that would be kind hearted to assist us and/or someone who would like to donate a close to new stove.  Please contact the office. 819-663-5244.

 

Looking for nominations; to fill 2 vacant warden positions, hall and secretary.  We need volunteers to step up and assist us in maintaining the operations of our Parish.  We need a minimum of 6 wardens to continue to function as a parish.  If you know anyone you would like to nominate or have any questions, please contact one of the wardens.  ASAP

 

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 20th t (St. Al’s) and 24th (St. Columban).

 

ST. COLUMBAN – THANK YOU  - Our thanks to Nora Prud'homme for her service as warden this past year. We look forward to her continued participation as a valued member of our community and wish her all the best.

John Stanyar has accepted a two year term as warden and Marty Burns will remain as warden for another three years.

We thank everyone for their continued participation and support of our church.

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.

 

BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

 

Alice Burich    - 19th                                                                  Paulette Pearce – 26th

John Cook       - 20th                                            Adèle Larouche – 27th

Georgina Robert – 25th                                        Mary Daly – 31st

 

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE HOLIDAYS

            The office will be closed from December 24th to January 5th.  If you have an emergency, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.ASAP


CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

 

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24:         St. Aloysius                 7:30 p.m.

                                                St. Columban              9:00 p.m.

 

Christmas Day, Dec. 25:         St. Aloysius                 11:00 a.m.

 

New Years Day, Jan. 1           St. Aloysius                 11:00 a.m.