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TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 26/27, 2009

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Numbers 11.16a, 17c, 25-29

Responsorial Psalm:             The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

Reading II                            James 5.1-6

Gospel:                                Mark 9.38-43, 45, 47-48

 

·         I need this reminder, Lord. It warns me against thinking that I, or my group, have cornered God’s grace. I see others doing good or tackling evil, and just because they are “not following us,” I feel a proprietary resentment.

·         John Wesley deplored “that miserable bigotry that makes many so unready to believe that there is any work of God but among themselves.”

·         Lord splits and jealousies are not a sign of your good spirit.  Give me a generous heart.

 

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION:

September 20                    $1,044.28        Attendance                 109

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

                   September 19                    $433.20           Attendance                 42 

              

                                               

TODAY’S SPECIAL COLLECTION IS FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH IN CANADA

 

Fri. Sept. 25         9:00 AM:       For Ethel Connolly by The Quinn and Paiement families

Sat. Sept. 26        4:30 PM:        (St. Columban) For Verda Malcolm by Mary McNamara

                                                    For the baptism of Thomas Long by Grandma and  Grandpa Long.

Sun. Sept 27        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For George and Irene Bishop by Gail and Lyle Martin.

                             4:00 PM:        Eucharistic Adoration

Sat. Oct 3            4:30 PM:        (St. Columban)For Theresa Lalonde by the Quinn and Paiement Families

Sun. Oct 4           11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius)For Fr. Norm by Gail and Lyle Martin

 

NO FRIDAY MASS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

 

 

NOTICE: CONCERNING EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

Please note that there will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

 

MEET AND GREET

 

            Sunday, October 4th following the 11 a.m. Mass.  Come and join us.

 

THANK YOU – MEET AND GREET

            I would like to thank everyone who helped in anyway with our Meet and Greet last Sunday.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

                                                            Susan Arnold, Social Warden

BIBLE STUDIES

            Bible Study will be starting up again in September.  Please keep the following dates open and come and join us, September 15th, 29th and October 13th and 27th.  These sessions will be held in the parish hall at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

 

ST. COLUMBAN CEMETERY SERVICE

          Thank you to all who came out to the cemetery service, $1,142.75 was collected for the care and upkeep of the cemetery. A special thank you to those who brought items for the social after.

            Income tax receipts will be mailed in early January 2010.

            Should you have any questions pertaining to the cemetery please contact either Marty Burns or Blaise Foley.


THE DAISY MOVEMENT

            The Daisy Movement was started in August 1981 with the purpose of supporting priests in their ministry and their spiritual life. It was in answer to the invitation of Jesus: “The harvest is large, but there are few workers to gather it in. Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather in his harvest (Matt 9,37) and of Paul who urges the faithful to pray for him. “Pray also for me… so that I may speak boldly the truth of the Gospel.” (Eph 6, 19)

            When a priest receives a daisy, someone prays for him every day of the week.

            The Daisy was chosen as a symbol for this movement because this little flower means gift of self, simplicity and unity. It has 7 petals which, for this project, represent the days of the week. The 7 people adopting a particular priest each choose a day of the week which they offer for their priest and pray for him in the most convenient way for them.

            There are only 8 priests in the Diocese of Gatineau who have not been adopted.  Who can give them this spiritual gift, especially in this year of the priesthood? Priests may also receive more than one daisy.

            This year, the Daisy Mass will be celebrated at St-Joseph Cathedral, by Monsignor Roger ébacher, on October 1st 2009, at 7pm. The mass will be celebrated in english, french and spanish. All are invited to participate in the liturgy, music or other.

            Everyone can join, men, women, and children.  For more information on adopting a priest or participating in the October 1st mass, please contact:  Louise Ward, 819-684-3337

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION      Marriage preparation at our Diocese for the English Sector will be the weekend of November 13, 14, and 15.  If you are planning on being married in 2010 please register by calling Angela Davis at 613-237-0093 or contact the Diocese Office.

 

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

            The next baptisms are planned for Sunday, November 22nd at 1:30. If you know of anyone wishing baptism for their child, please have them contact the office.  The dates of preparation are November 2, 9, 16 at 7:30 with mass presentation on Sunday, November 15th at the 11 a.m. Mass. 

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Bill Acheson, Norbert Daly, Doris Lemieux, and their families.

*If you know of other parishioners that are ill, please call the office so we can add them to our pray list.

 

 

OCTOBER – LOOKING FOR PARISHIONERS TO LEAD THE ROSARY

 

As you know October is considered the month of the Rosary. Everyone is invited to join in reciting the rosary before mass starting at 10:40. It will be led from the lectern where the readings are done and we are looking for 4 people to lead. Please see Barbara Morey after mass to give her your name or call her during the week at (819) 561-3221.

 

OCTOBER – A COMMUNITY IN PRAYER

 

To mark the month of the Rosary, all parishioners are invited to join together in reciting the rosary before the mass starting at 10:40. Our community is one of faith and fraternity; in reciting the rosary we focus on our faith. Please respect this time of prayer when entering the church.

 

FLU SEASON IS ALMOST HERE – TAKING ACTION

 

As many of you know there are ever increasing issues surrounding the H1N1 virus; many organization are trying to raise awareness and are bringing in measures in attempt to minimize the spread. As Catholics, “sharing” is an integral part of our celebration, and can be particularly challenging. In particular, the sign of peace, as a strong and important symbol of faith and relationship in our community and many communities throughout the world, could pose concern for some. The pastoral team, with Father’s guidance are trying to be responsible, responsive and respectful so you will notice that there are Purell bottles at the entrances to the church and for Eucharistic Ministers. You undoubtedly have seen these in many other establishments so we are confident this is not new for us. You are invited to use them each time you enter the church. We also recognize that some people may wish to refrain from shaking hands, and we should all be mindful of that and respect our fellow parishioners’ wishes.

 

Here is wishing everyone a healthy and faith-filled season ahead.