ST. BRENDAN’S PARISH BULLETIN 3542 Rosemont Blvd, Montreal, Qc HlX lK8 Phone: (514)376-4537 Fax: (514)374-2401 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Serving the Roman Catholic Community of the Rosemont District since 1928. Parochial Administrator Father Paul Pomkoski Secretary Teresa Branco St. Brendan’s Website: www.stbrendansparish.com (essential email addresses provided) St. Brendan’s Mission Statement We, as a Christian community, inspired by the Holy Spirit, strive to live our baptismal promises by using our time, talent and treasure to reach others as Jesus did. Eucharistic Celebrations: Tuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . .7:00 pm Wednesdays . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am Saturdays . . . . . . . . . . . .4:45 pm Sundays . . .9:00 am. . . 11:00 am Office Hours: For information on announcements, advertisements or questions, call the office weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wardens: Alex Di Lena, Victor Di Lena, Donna Kotyko David Gedeon (chairman), Marco Nini, Barbara Prioriello Confessions: Thirty (30) minutes prior to all masses. By appointment anytime. Baptisms: Twice per month. Preparation course is required. Weddings: Contact office at least six months before marriage. Children’s Catechism: Linda Pomkoski, 376-4537 Extraordinary Minister: Lulu Laxa, 729-6120 Knights of Columbus: Paolo Stea, 571-0662 Liturgy Committee: Fr. Paul 376-4537 Music: Pat McGuigan,253-9218 Denny Westphal,450-669-4952 Spiritual Committee: Sister Teresa, 729-5796 Visit to the Sick: call rectory,376-4537 Youth Group: Donna Johnston, 249-3808 Krystle North, 970-2336 Mondays: Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima: Rosary and prayers to Our Lady 2:30 pm (Church) Wednesdays: Scripture Study: St. Joseph’s Convent (6895 – 43rd Ave) Sr. Teresa 729-5796 7:30 pm Badminton: (Hall) 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Fridays: Squires 7:30-10:00pm(1st & 3rd week of mth) Youth Group 7:30-9:00pm (2nd & 4th week of mth) Both take place in the Hall Saturdays: Children’s Liturgy (Hall) 4:15 pm Communications Officer (between St. Aloysius & St. Brendan’s) Dorothy Letang: 514-353-8074 Thursdays: Faith Sharing (every 2nd week) , 7:00 p.m. (Church) Sundays: Children’s Liturgy (Hall) 8:30 am Children’s Liturgy (Hall) 10:30 am Alcoholic’s Anonymous: (Hall) 8:00 pm Mass Intentions for the Week DATE TIME Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 15 16 17 18 19 20 Sun. Dec. 21 Mon. Dec. Tue. Dec. Wed. Dec. 22 23 24 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Dec. 25 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 10:30 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Tue. Dec. Wed. Dec. 30 31 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Thur. Jan. Fri. Jan. Sat. Jan. 1 2 3 10:30 a.m. Sun. 4 9:00 a.m. Jan. 4:45 p.m. 11:00 a.m. INTENTIONS No Mass Basia Brozowska The Parish No Mass No Mass Leonard & Louise Livsey Bill & Anne Facella Vincenza & Anstee Fiorangela, Carmine & Domenico Spina Anna Bavota No Mass No Mass Damiao Branco Jean & Peter Pomkoski Anna & Raffaele Pignatelli Maria Sauro Richard Livsey Stefano & Antonina Mormina & Anna & Vegliantino Tullio Carolina & Francesco Machado No Mass Pat Quackenbush The Parish Kay & Joe Gitto Ronald Romagnino No Mass Sr. Jean Richard & Leonard Livsey For the Parish No Mass Deceased Members of Facella Fam. Pelino Gentile Tomasso Prencipe Anna Maria Bonacci Anna Bavota Healing Mass for Mary Hicks REQUESTED BY Victoria Swiderska The Parishioners Colleen Livsey Colleen Livsey The Anstee & Schepis Family The Family Maria & André Archambault His wife & children The Family Maria & André Archambault The Family Colleen Livsey The Tullio Family The Family Colleen Livsey The Parishioners The Family The Family Sr. Teresa Colleen Livsey The Parishioners Colleen Livsey His wife & children The Santeusanio Family Her husband & children Maria & André Archambault Heather St. Brendan’S newS Bulletin December 14, 2014 YOUTH GROUP: There will be a meeting for the Youth Group on Friday, January 9th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall. This is a good way for young people to continue journeying with the Lord. Parents please encourage your child/children to come. All youths who have received their Confirmation and until the age of 17, are invited to attend and participate. DECEMBER SPECIAL COLLECTION: Please note that our December Special Collections will be going towards our Christmas Baskets and our food pantry. As usual, we ask that you be as generous as possible. CHRISTMAS BASKET PICK-UP – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in need of approx. 10 strong people, who can give us approx. 4 hours of their time on Thurs. Dec. 18th as of 8:00 a.m. to help pick up the canned goods from the schools. We need these for our Christmas Baskets. If you are able to help, please call the rectory to give your name. Remember, many hands make light work!! CHRISTMAS BASKETS SCHEDULE: Thurs. Dec. 18 – School Pick up – 8:00 a.m. Sorting – 7:00 p.m. (Hall) Fri. Dec. 19 – Packing – 9:00 a.m. Sat. Dec. 20 – Delivery – as of noon Many hands make light work. All are invited come and make a difference! CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: Wed. Dec. 24th – 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass 9:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve at St. Al’s 12:00 a.m. – Christmas Eve Mass Thurs. Dec. 25th – 10:30 a.m. – Christmas Day Mass Wed. Dec. 31st – 5:30 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Mass Thurs. Jan. 1st – 9:00 a.m. – New Year’s Mass at St. Al’s 10:30 a.m. – New Year’s Day Mass. FINANCES: Receipts for October: Oct. 5 - $2637.00 Oct. 12 - $5601.50 Oct. 12 - $515.00 (special collection) Oct. 19 - $2153.00 Oct. 26 - $1884.00 Expenses for month of October: Salaries - $6502.71 Food Allowance (Fr. Paul) - $525.00 Contribution to Diocese- $1700.00 GazMetro - $2357.98 Hydro Quebec - $602.95 Bell Canada - $343.88 Parish Insurance - $1391.83 Government - $2420.04 Special Collection - $515.00 Office Worship - $4648.68 We took in $12,790.50 and we spent $21,008.07. It is very costly as you can see to run a parish, please continue to give generously. Thank you for your support! ST. BRENDAN’S YOUTH CHOIR: Do you love to sing? Would you like to share your gift of voice with others? Then come and join St. Brendan’s Youth Choir. The youth choir will sing at Youth Masses, the next one will take place on Jan. 25th,2015. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] WARDEN’S THANK YOU: I want to personally thank David Gedeon and Victor Di Lena for their service as wardens. Their participation in helping us with keeping our finances in check has been invaluable. So once again thank you for your years of service. ALTAR’S SERVERS MEETING: There will be a short Altar Servers meeting on Saturday, December 20th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. All Altar Servers from both St. Brendan’s and St. Aloysius’ Parish are requested to be present. If you are unable to attend, please make sure to call Fr. Paul at 514-376-4537. *** OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES *** ST. KEVIN’S PARISH: CHRISTMAS CONCERT: In anticipation of the celebration of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, everyone is invited to our annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 20th at 7pm (5600 Cote-des-Neiges Rd) featuring all of our choirs and other musical talents. Hear traditional Christian hymns and beautiful carols by John Rutter and other composers. Not to be missed!! Bring your family, friends and neighbours. Refreshments will be served after the concert in the church hall. Contact the office at 514-733-8211. TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER TOURNAMENT: Fundraising Benefitting our StDonat/R.D.P. Hockey Club is holding a “Texas Hold’Em” Poker Tournament on Friday, Jan. 9th 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Complexe Le Baron (St. Leonard). The fee is $80, includes buffet and parking. Please support our young hockey players. For more info. or to purchase tickets, please call Silvia at 514-802-7116.
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