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SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME January 15, 2017

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

 

Reading I                             Isaiah 49.3, 5-6

Responsorial Psalm:             Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Reading II                            1 Corinthians 1.1-3

Gospel:                                John 1.29-34

 

·         Somehow John the Baptist realized that this Jesus is the one to come. In the guidance of the Spirit, John has come to make Jesus known, and in Jesus’ baptism John realized – he knew in his deepest being – that this was the Son of God.

·         What we know and discover in prayer, in our hearts, is often difficult to share or prove to another.  Today, allow yourself to open your heart to what the Spirit of God teaches in prayer.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

Dec. 24:             $3,387.90                    Jan. 1:  $588.00           Attendance:  62

Dec. 25:             $1,638.00                    Jan. 8:  $999.20           Attendance:  82

                          

                                                               

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION:

         Dec. 24:               $1343.85                   Attendance:    71

        Dec. 31:                $317.50                                             22

 

 

                                      NO WEEKDAY MASS FOR JANUARY

Sun. Jan. 15                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Theresa Lalonde by

                                                                Margaret Brazeau

Sun. Jan 22                   11:00 A|M:        (St. Aloysius) For Edna Braiden by

                                                                Diane and Dan Ford

 

 

NO MASS AT ST. COLUMBAN FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY

AND RE-OPENING ON FEBRUARY 4, 2017.

 

FATHER AL IS ON HOLIDAYS

Father Albanus is away on holidays in Nigeria.  Fr. Martin  Farrell, OP will be coming from Ottawa for our weekend Masses in St. Al’s for the month of January.  There will not be weekday masses until February 5th, 2017.  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.

 

The Archbishop’s Monthly Prayer Intentions January 2017

 

"That all Christians faithful to the teachings of the Lord, commit themselves, through prayer and charity, join forces in meeting the challenges faced by today’s humanity. ".

 

Social Reflection: The current challenges humanity face are large and diverse. We are confronted to promote justice, peace and respect for the creation so that all may have good living conditions? But the task seems unrealistic and even impossible. We will have to look for partners and join forces. In great catastrophes, we experience solidarity. The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec, through the Church and Society Council, produced a document to initiates a reflection process on the necessity and demands of solidarity

 

Answering our Faith: As Christians we have an important role to play in making solidarity a beacon of hope for all mankind. We draw from the Gospel, the Word of Life that inspires and motivates our actions in order to be like Jesus in our relationships. Jesus did say, "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10, verse 10. The unity of Christians can only strengthen this solidarity to brave the challenges that mankind is facing while safeguarding its environment in order to support human life.

 

Questioning ourselves: Sunday, January 15, 2017: Am I a craftsman, a peacemaker in my workplace, in my neighborhood, in my family?

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

            It is important to register for First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation Preparation so that a schedule can be set up. 

 

The ages for First Communion and First Reconciliation is 7 years old. Confirmation is at the age of 15.  Registration forms are at the main entrance to the church.

 

            A special thank you to all who participated in the fund raising for our needy families this Christmas Season.  Because of your generosity, we were able to give each of our families a bit extra on their food vouchers with the food hampers.  Thanks to your response we felt it easier to give 26 families, with 49 children under 12 (68 total) the assistance to make their Christmas more enjoyable. We particularly want to thank the School and Staff of Western Quebec, St. Aloysius Campus Children and Staff, St. Columban Mission, The Canadian Legion and you our parishioners for your generous response.  Thanks, also to all those who helped make the hampers and deliver them.

                                                Nancy Grenier, Chairperson, St. Al’s Charitable Fund

 

ENVELOPES – FOR TAX PURPOSES

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

 BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

 

Alice Burich    - 19th                                                                  Paulette Pearce – 26th

John Cook       - 20th                                            Adèle Larouche – 27th

Georgina Robert – 25th                                        Mary Daly – 31st