Passion (Palm) Sunday March 24, 2013

Passion (Palm) Sunday
March 24, 2013
PO Box 519 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Church: 501 – 4th Avenue Office: 521 – 4th Ave.
Office: (250) 423-6127 Fax: 250-423-3500
Email – [email protected]
Parish Secretary: Marilyn Gareau
Pastor: Rev. Bart van Roijen
- How to Pray with Scripture (Session #3, “Jesus Teachings”): Tuesday, March 26th , 7 pm.
- Fernie Confessions: Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Next Parish Pastoral Council Meeting: Wednesday, April 10th, 7 pm.
Good Friday: Day of Fast & Abstinence (The Church encourages the same for Holy Saturday).
Holy Week Services:
Holy Thursday Fernie 5 pm
Good Friday
Elkford 10 am
Easter Vigil
Fernie 5 pm
Easter Sunday Fernie 9 am
Sparwood 7 pm
Sparwood Noon
Sparwood 8 pm
Sparwood 11 am
Fernie 3 pm
Elkford 4 pm
Holy Thursday Food Collection: The Church highly encourages the faithful to bring food items for
the poor as part of the Holy Thursday Mass. These are brought up in procession as a sign of our
willingness to wash one another’s feet.
National Catholic Mission 2013 on Vision T.V.: Part 1 will be broadcast on VISIONTV on Monday,
March 25 at 4 pm (repeated at 8 pm) and Part 2 on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm (repeated at 8 pm) It will feature
Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. on trusting God and Fr. Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp. on remembering Jesus. Fr. Pat
Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp. will be our host.
Year of Faith, Spring Deanery Event: Celebration of the Divine Mercy – Sunday, April 7th at 1:30
pm, St. Mary’s Church, Cranbrook. Mark the Year of Faith by attending one or more of our four
pilgrimage events in the area.
Matters of Faith: “God alone Is”
We simply cannot conceive the fullness of God’s divinity. Too often we settle for definitions when no
definition will suffice. We speak of God as being the first of all beings, when in fact God is Being itself.
Without Him nothing is or can be. Nor is God the accumulation of all that exists, for He is existence
itself and is from everlasting to everlasting. Though God can be perceived in all that is created, both
in the heavens and on the earth, God can never be fully perceived, for He transcends the created
nature of the Universe itself. It is only in eternity, when our earthly body has been transformed, that
we can begin to understand the height, the breadth and the depth of God: “A God merciful and
gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34: 5-6). (See
Catechism of the Catholic Church #210 – 213)
PASTORAL VISIT: Please contact Fr. Bart at 250-425-6444 if you know of anyone needing a
pastoral visit at home or in the hospital.
Saturday/Sunday Collections: $1101.82
Development & Peace:
Candle: $7.00
$ 507.00
Our fundraiser for Bun & Soup collected $700.05 for 2013. Down from last year which was $1,024.72. I
am not disappointed because it is all good! Thank you for your support and participation. Celia
Roccamatisi, D&P Representative.
SPRING POT LUCK SUPPER: Please come and help celebrate family, fellowship and the coming of spring.
Sunday, March 24th at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Bring your favorite dish, as well as your own plate (Father
Bart, no platters allowed!) and cutlery. There will be prizes for the best plates. Coffee, tea and water will be
provided. Come one and all!
SPRING FLING: Start bringing in your things for the White Elephant table for the Spring Fling. Come on
Tuesdays or Fridays with your things when Marilyn is at the office. Place them in room two.
CANADIAN FOOD FOR CHILDREN has been nominated as a Canadian charity eligible to be awarded
$50,000 by Nature’s Bounty. To support this charity see details @ . You may vote once
daily until Mar 29. Enter CANADIAN FOOD FOR CHILDREN under the “search” line & follow instructions
to vote.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE NEWS: Palm Sunday marks the official end to the 2013 spring 40 Days for life
Campaign. Thank you all for your participation. So far during this campaign alone, there have been 423 babies
saved from abortion – that we know of!! This means that sine 40 Days for life began as a coordinated
campaign in 2007, we are now aware of…MORE THAN 7 THOUSAND BABIES and mothers that God has
spared in answer to many hours of prayer and fasting. …Many women and men with past abortion experiences
have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery. …77 abortion workers have quit their jobs
and walked away from the abortion industry. …25 abortion facilities have completely shut down following
local 40 Days for Life campaigns. And this is undeniably God’s work…because sometimes, hearts and minds
can be changed without anyone saying a word. It is all the power of prayer and God’s grace! Celebrate with joy
this Holy Week all the lives that have been saved and transformed by your prayer and fasting. Thanks be to our
great and gracious God!!
SALT + LIGHT: NEW Vatican Connection. Ever wonder what goes on behind Vatican walls? Tune in for a
weekly look at what’s happening at the centre of the church. We bring a look at the week’s headlines, tell you
who got a new job and where, and give you a sneak peak at the treasures that Rome and the Vatican have to
offer. Friday, April 12, 8 pm ET/12 am PT and Saturday, April 13, 11 am ET/ 8 am PT. Watch this program
online at:
“GRADUATING STUDENTS: Please check out two Provincial CWL bursaries: Molly Boucher ($%00) and Life
Members Arts and Culture ($500) by accessing the criteria and forms from Deadline March
WORLD YOUTH DAY BRAZIL 2013 - Preparations for a Diocesan Youth Group to attend World Youth Day in
Brazil have begun! If you are 18 (or will be by July 2013) and wish to go on the pilgrimage please contact
Father Gerald at 1-778-478-6288 or email [email protected]
RACHEL’S CORNER – For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes
in Him might not perish, but might have eternal life. –Annunciation of the Lord, Feast: March 25. God gave us
His only Son that our sins would be forgiven. Come experience forgiveness and healing on a Rachel’s
Vineyard Retreat.
Abortion AfterCare-Healing/The Rachel Ministries 250-762-2273 [email protected]
A Lifetime for Marriage – Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It provides the
tool you need to get your marriage back on track. You will rediscover each other and examine your lives
together in a new and positive way. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing all kinds of
marital problems, even infidelity or separation. For confidential information or to register for the program in the
Lower Mainland commencing the weekend of April 19 – 21, 2013, call 604-530-6710, email
[email protected] or visit
*LECTORS – Mar 30 – Mike Coultry
*LECTORS – Mar 31 – Sandy Carter & Judy Lillington
*EUCHARISTIC MINISTER – Mar 31 – Angelo Schianni
*GREETERS – Mar 29 – Good Friday – Patsy Caravetta & Frank Rambold
*GREETERS – Mar 30 – Annette Harrison
*GREETERS – Mar 31 – Mike & Margie Barrie
*CHURCH CLEANERS – Mar 25 to Mar 30 – Kathy & Gary Smith & Janice & Glen Smith
Sun. Mar 24
9:00 AM
Wed. Mar 27
9:00 AM
Wed. Mar 27
11:00 AM
Mar 30
5:00 PM
Anne & Family
THE WEEK OF MARCH 24 – 30, 2013