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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 5/6, 2009

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

Reading I                             Zephaniah 3.14-18a

Responsorial Psalm:             Shout aloud and sing for joy: great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Reading II                            Philippians 4.4-7

Gospel:                                Luke 3.10-18

 

·         Apocalyptic visions no longer move me, Lord. But I hear your warning, that I do not let my heart be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life. The mother of dissipation is not joy, but joylessness.

·         In you, Lord, I find the basis of my peace, enabling me to stand up and raise my head.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION:

November 29                     $939.55                                   Attendance                  81

     

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

                   November 21                     $323.75                                Attendance                  31         

 

Fri. Dec. 4             9:00 AM:      For James, Vita, Raymond Mulcahey by Phyllis Mulcahey

Sat. Dec. 5             4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Verda Malcolm by Marc & Rita Savoie

Sun. Dec. 6          11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) 25th Anniversary Mass for Claude Daly by Mary Daly and Family

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Dec. 11           9:00 AM:      For Bill Acheson by Friendship Club

Sat. Dec. 12           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Verda Murphy by Margaret Murphy

Sun. Dec. 13        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Jean-Guy Lalonde and Kevin Lagrois by Theresa Lalonde

                                                    Anniversary Mass for Dick Butler by Nancy and Family

                               4:00 PM:      Eucharistic Adoration

 

A special SHOUT-OUT to teenagers

            Do you consider yourself an outgoing person? Do you consider yourself a good public speaker? Do you like to read? Have you received the sacrament of Confirmation? Are you open to standing in front of the congregation and proclaiming the Word of God? Okay so maybe you considered this at one time but never knew quite how to go about it or who to ask….. well that’s why I’m here! Now’s the time to think about it. Why you ask? Well, the first Sunday of every month we celebrate a Family Mass. So, it’s a great opportunity for you to be involved. So go ahead, give it some thought and if the Spirit moves you and you want to give it a go, give us a shout back. Okay maybe not an actual shout, but you understand what I mean. Give Carol a call at the parish (819-663-5244) and let her know that you are interested in becoming a reader for the Family Mass and we will get in touch with you. Deal? Take care!

 

WANTED: Two-person team for Children’s Liturgy

Okay so Noah knew it was best two-by-two, so we figured there is strength in numbers. So why specifically are we looking for two people? Well, as you may have noticed, we have started the Children’s Liturgy again. Louise and Donna have graciously committed to every two weeks to spend some time with the children during mass to help them in their journey in understanding the readings. The other two-person team will journey with the children on the alternate weeks. Before you say – “wow I couldn’t do that, read on”.

 

There is course material available that outlines everything for the team (easily understood and easy to follow) and as a bonus, Louise as agreed to work with this team to make sure they are ready and comfortable to take on this commitment. Okay, so now you are thinking “well, maybe it’s not so bad, they have stuff to work with after all….. : read on.  If you feel a bit of a pull, we ask one thing and one thing only  - please listen to that voice, take some time to pray and reflect on getting involved – maybe the time is not right for you right now, but maybe later, you never know. And if you are so moved, please call Carol at the office and let her know you are interested in leading a team or helping as part of a team with Children’s liturgy. Thank you for reading and considering… God bless.

 

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 (St. Al’s) and 24th (St. Columban).

 

THE NEW LIVING WITH CHRIST SUNDAY MISSALS

            The useful place for the Living With Christ Sunday Missals is the home. If we keep them in the church, then most of us will only see them for that one hour on Sunday. At home we can take a look at next Sunday’s Scripture readings or we can take a second look at last Sunday’s Scripture readings. Moreover, the Sunday Missals contain a good selection of prayers that may come in handy at various times.

            So we encourage that you buy one ($5.00) and use it at home, too.

 

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

 

USHERS NEEDED

            Anyone that is interested in becoming a usher, please contact Mike McCann at 669-1687.

 

ANGEL TREE CAMPAIGN

            You may have seen  a tree at the back of the church with pink and blue angels on it.  This tree represents the children that are helped with our Christmas Baskets.   Each angel is a child that we help, showing their age on the back.  We include a gift for each of them in our food baskets. We would appreciate if you would take one or two angels home and buy a gift for them.  Please wrap the gift and have it returned to the parish by December 17th.  You may leave them at the back of the church or bring them to the office.  Please do not include your name on the gift and make sure the angel tab is attached on the outside of the gift. Thank you for your support.

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE – St. Al’s and St. Columban

            The annual Christmas food drive will start next week.  Please feel free to donate canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.  We will be collecting specifically for the Christmas food baskets up to December 13, but please continue to donate throughout the year.  Thank you for your cooperation in bringing a Merry Christmas to the less fortunate in our community.

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

YOUR HELP

            In order to reduce costs, we ask that all parishioners who have access to a computer, to obtain the bulletin information from that source. 

            The website is www.staloysius-stcolumban.org

                                    Thank you for your help.

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Doris Lemieux, Denis Casey 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.

 

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION, RECONCILIATION AND CONFIRMATION

            Those who are interested in Sacrament preparation for the coming year, please call the office at 819-663-5244.

            The ages for First Communion and Reconciliation is Grade 2 and up.  For Confirmation the age that is set by the Diocese is 15 years and older.

            Please register as soon as possible so we can plan for the coming year.