7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
By their act of faith, the friends of the paralyzed man became the
vehicle by which he was able to experience Jesus’ gentle healing
Today, that same faith can inspire us to daring action on behalf of those in need and those who seek justice.
“The one who believes in me will also do the works that I
do and, in fact, will do greater works than these” (John 14.12)
Ash Wednesday Services – February 25th
Coming Soon! Inspiring CDs and Brochures
Ashes Service at Holy Name School @ 10:00 am
Ashes Service at St. Martha School @ 1:00 pm
Mass and Ashes at the Church @ 6:30pm
We are proud to present a new educational opportunity called Lighthouse
Catholic Media, a practical and effective program to help Catholics
know their faith…to keep their faith. We all live busy lives.
Finding the time to learn about our faith is difficult, but now we are
able to meet you where you are! Whenever you have a CD player
available to you; in the car, at home, in the workplace, you can deepen
your understanding and love for the faith. Soon you will see a display
stand on your way into church offering 9 different CDs and three
different brochures. These feature some of the most inspiring
catholic speakers; bishops, priests, deacons and eminent catholic lay
men and women. The CDs and brochures will be available after Mass
on weekends. We ask for a donation of $5.00 per CD and $.50 per
brochure so that we may continue this program. When these are
gone a new set with different titles and speakers will be
ordered. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful
First Confession Dates
Blood Donor Clinic
St. Martha School – Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm at the Church
Holy Name School – Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm at the Church
Knights of Columbus are sponsoring another blood donor clinic on April
28th. Signup sheets are at the entryway. For details call George
Annual Family Bowling: Sunday
March 1st from 1:30 to 3:30pm at Garrison Lanes. Cost: $2 /person or $5
/ family. Sign-up sheets are at the back of the church and St.
Thank you for praying for our armed forces
Please continue to pray for those now serving in foreign lands
Sonny Hatton, Brandon Kew & Carl Turenne.
to all who continue to bring food items every weekend for the St. Vincent de Paul Society
They report that our food is not on the shelf very long. Poor
families are truly in need. Thank you for helping
Providence Spirituality Centre
– Lenten Guided Retreat Weekend
“Journeying With Jesus” As you journey through Lent, take
one weekend apart, in the peaceful silence of our centre, to reflect
prayerfully on Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem.
Facilitator: Beverley McDonald. Cost. $150 all inclusive.
Register by Feb. 27 613-542-8826 (email@example.com).
: at St.
Mary’s Cathedral at 4 pm on the first Sunday of Lent, March
1. Archbishop O’Brien will preside and formally welcome all
those who have been preparing for Baptism at Easter, or for full
Communion. After Vespers, hospitality will be available to all in
St. Mary’s Parish Centre on Clergy St.
New Life Support Group
A catholic Ministry for the separated and divorced will hold their next meeting on
Tuesday, March 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Diocesan Centre on Palace Rd.
Topic: “ Anger: A complex Emotion” –Speaker: Sangeeta Gupta.
All faith denominations are welcome!
Annual Eastern Deanery’s Marriage Preparation Course
is on March 6 and March 7, 2009 at St. John Bosco Parish,
Brockville. All engaged couples within the Archdiocese are
welcome to register. For further information and course
Registration Form go to our website:
http://www.stjohnboscoparishbrockville.com/marriage.html or contact St.
John Bosco Parish 613-342-5059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
: On Thursday,
March 12, from 1 -3 pm the “Entertainment to Seniors
Committee” of St. Joseph’s Parish Council will provide an
afternoon of musical entertainment, featuring the local talent of Chris
Murphy and Jon McLurg for those who are Irish and for those “who
wish they were”. Seniors are welcome to join us in the
parish hall for an opportunity to enjoy local talent and light
refreshments. Come and bring a friend or two! A free will
offering will be accepted.
From Humanae Vitae to Theology of the Body
Celebrating the Church’s Teaching on Sexuality and Marriage:
Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at Holy Cross Secondary
School. Speakers include; Archbishop Prendergast, Fr. Tom Lynch,
Cale Clarke, Dr. Maria Kraw and Mass celebrated by Archbishop
Please register by March 20th – Sr. Lucy Kearny, SP 613-548-4461 or email@example.com
. $25 / person or $40 / couple ($10 / student)
Lent Begins this Wednesday
We are asked to take up the challenges of meaningful penance as expressed in FAST & ABSTINENCE
(after 14 yrs). This means not to eat meat or some other
favourite food & the practice of moderation in all food & drink
on all Fridays of the year. FASTING (after 18 & up to 59) can
vary from person to person – some a total fast, taking only bread
and water; others adopt a vegetarian diet on a day of fast; others take
only one complete meal. Lent is a time of repentance – a
time for more prayer – a time of discipline and sacrifice –
a time to be generous and caring to the poor – all for the love
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IN THE CHAPEL EVERY THURSDAY
Statue of Mary
INTENTIONS: VOCATIONS + SANCTITY OF LIFE + ALL WHO ARE ILL
Our goal is to have at least 2 or 3 adorers or a family for each hour-
If you can give an hour to Jesus PLEASE call Shirley 613-548-3091 or Karla 613-546-0285
( please leave in the entrance after the Mass you attend – for the next family)
The week of February 22 prayers will be offered in the Turenne Home
The week of March 1 prayers will be offered in the Mulholland Home
A minister delivered his sermon in ten minutes one Sunday morning, which was about half the usual length of his sermons.
He explained, “I regret to inform you that my dog,
who is very fond of eating paper, ate that portion of my sermon which I was unable to deliver this morning”.
After the service, a visitor from another church shook hands with the preacher and said,
“Pastor, if that dog of yours has any pups, I want to get one to give to my minister”