EPIPHANY Sunday Jan 2 8:45 am
For the Parishioners - St Martha’s School
Monday Jan 3 9:30 am Helen Phyper Thursday Jan 6 9:00 am St Martha School Mass- Rev Harold Wiley First
Jan 7 9:30 am
Holy Name School Mass-Church-Santin/Piva Families
Souls in Purgatory
Saturday Jan 8 5:30 pm Michael Jesus- Church Sunday Jan 9 8:45 am
Joe Amaral - Church
For the Parishioners - St Martha’s School
EPIPHANYThe Wise Men are a standard feature of our Christmas traditions. The only reference to them is in the gospel of
January 2, 2005
Mathews, but no details are given. They were learned and intelligent men & judging from the gifts - very wealthy. They were guided by a star to a scene of poverty & simplicity - were not disappointed but overjoyed at the site of the child. We are like the Wise Men - feeling the pull of the star, called to journey to God on a road full of difficulties & deceitful voices of the Herods in our midst. Matthew’s seekers, travelling together in search of truth, are models for our own journey of faith.
ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT IN THE CHAPEL ALL DAY THURSDAY
INTENTIONS: VOCATIONS + THE SANCTITY OF LIFE + ALL WHO ARE SICK
WE NEED MORE ADORERS FOR THURSDAY
If you can give one hour to Jesus - please call Shirley Levac - 548-3091.
STATUE OF MARY
The week of Jan 2nd prayers will be offered in the Mullholland Family home.
The week of Jan 9th prayers will be offered in the home of Jean & Gary Richards.
The week of Jan 16th prayers will be offered in the home of Bob & Joan Bryan.
NOTE: Please leave the statue in the entrance after the Mass you attend for the next family to take home. Please sign up to have the Statue and Family Prayers in your home.
OUR PARISH WELLNESS MINISTRY includes monthly Masses at the Nursing Homes & taking Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners. For a Pastoral visit, call the parish office - 546-0418.
ATTENTION ! ATTENTION ! PARENTS OF TEENAGERS In January our Parish will have a special program called “TEENSTAR” . Parent info meeting Sunday, JAN 9th 7 pm in St Joseph’s Room.
THE NEXT YOUTH GROUP MEETING Sat JAN 29th 7-9 pm Appreciation Night- St Joseph’s Room.
PARISH CALENDAR Sunday January 9th 7 pm Parent Information Meeting for the TEENSTAR program Tuesday January 11th 7:30 pm Evenings on “Purpose Driven Life” begin Wednesday January 12th 7:30 pm Knights of Columbus meeting Saturday January 29th 7 pm Youth Group Appreciation Night Monday January 31st 7:30 pm Finance Committee Wednesday February 2nd 7 pm Dennis Richardson, Special Guest Speaker Saturday February 5th 7 pm Parish Sleigh Ride at Myles Acres (off Middle Road) Sunday February 6th Pancake Breakfast after the 8:45 & 10:30 Masses Monday February 7th 7:30 pm Parish CouncilALL PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO HEAR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER, DENNIS RICHARDSON - talk abut his heart transplant 12 years ago & the precious gift of life at St Martha School on FEB 2nd at 7 pm in the library. Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League. TIDAL WAVE DISASTER in order to aid victims of the massive earthquake & tsunami that recently devastated parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India & Thailand, Archbishop Meagher has encouraged that a 2nd collection be taken up in all parishes of the Archdiocese on the weekend of JAN 15/16. All money (cheques payable to Parish please) collected will be forwarded to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (CCODP) for distribution to those needing assistance.
LITURGY FOR BAPTISM OF THE LORD
January 9, 2005
GREETERS READERS EUCHARISTIC
Church 5:30 pm Ron Arsenault Jane Baldock Basil Brosso
Gari McNichols 8:45 am Pat Stenson David Murray Mary Lou Murray
Dianne Wright St Martha 10:30 am As arranged Jane Beazley Nelda Belanger
S. JustinichREMEMBER OUR PARISH SUPPORTS “PARTNERS IN MISSION” (Food Bank) - each week because the need is so great for many families. Bring a non-perishable item to Mass next week for the Food Bank. Volunteers deliver our Parish food donations weekly.
AS A FOLLOW-UP TO ALPHA there will be a series starting Tuesday JAN 11th, based on “Purpose Driven Life”. For six consecutive Tuesday evenings there will be a topic, a video and a discussion. Each session will begin at 7:30 pm in St. Joseph’s Room. Sign-up in the entrance.
BIBLE STUDY: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW resumes on Tuesday FEB 15th 7:30 pm. Chapter 16.
C.W.L. ANNUAL DUES - $15. are being collected. Envelopes are available.
2005 OFFERTORY ENVELOPES are available. The use of envelopes enables the Parish to issue Income Tax receipts. If you do not have envelopes now, please call the office to request yours.
THE SUPREME COURT issued a decision in reference to marriage. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published a statement: “The Catholic Church will continue to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage as the union of a man and a woman.....affirming that marriage is a loving, life-giving partnership between a man and a woman. Its purpose is the good of the couple and the procreation and education of children - and thus necessary for the survival of society. As the committed and stable relationship of a man and a woman, marriage is basic for the stability of society and family life. In so far as it is a social institution, marriage is concerned with the common good, not individual rights.....As pastoral leaders of the Catholic community in Canada, we intend to be part of the debate (regarding future legislation). We encourage all Canadians to participate in the forthcoming debate in any way that they can and to make their views known to their representatives in the Hose of Commons and Senate.
GOSPEL OF MARK -introduction to the New Testament will be offered at St Paul University, Ottawa & through video conferencing in the Kingston area on Tuesdays, JAN 11th to APR 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. It will cover the New Testament History of the Formation of the Gospels.
THO 3161 is a credit course that can be used towards a masters in Religious Education, a Diploma in Prison Ministry or for personal interest. For registration info call Margie Ann -548-4461.
MOMS: MINISTRY OF MOTHERS SHARING - contact: Sr Lucy Kearney, Office of Family Ministry, 390 Palace Rd, Kingston, K7L 4T3 - or phone 548-4461.
O God, who has chosen the Apostles to propagate the faith & to establish Your Holy Church throughout the world, we earnestly beseech You to choose from amongst our people many priests, deacons, religious brothers & sisters and lay persons who will gladly devote their entire lives in making YOU known & loved by all. Through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
VOCATION VIEW: Many adults never grow up. They continue to traipse across the
earth looking for a shining star. Tell them who lights up your life, O Christian.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
JOKE: “I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord’s Prayer for
several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the
prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully
enunciated each word right up to the end of the prayer: “Lead us not into
temptation,” she prayed, “but deliver us some E-mail.
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