BAPTISM OF THE LORD — January 11, 2015 75 8 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES EUCHARIST – THIS WEEK Monday, January 12 – St Marguerite Bourgeoys 7:45 a.m. Rosary 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesday, January 13 8:00 a.m. Sante Polidori Wednesday, January 14 8:00 a.m. Margaret Jean DiCesare Thursday, January 15 8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Friday, January 16 8:00 a.m. Terrace Reilly Saturday, January 17 – St Anthony 5:00 p.m. Nicola Modesti; James G. Camilleri; Istvan Toth; Antonio Rossi; Frances Skrypnyk nd Sunday, January 18 – 2 Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Our Faith Community _ ____________________________________________ THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH Wednesday, January 14 Euchre Altar Server Training CIC Meeting Small Faith Sharing R.C.I.A. Meeting San Rocco Meeting Thursday, January 15 Cantor Practice Choir / Schola Practice CWL General Meeting IHMMC Associates Gathering SSVP Meeting Friday, January 16 Eucharistic Adoration until 3 pm Saturday, January 17 Baptism Preparation Reconciliation 12:30 pm 4:00 pm 5:20 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:30 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK 1 Samuel 3.3-10,19; 1 Corinthians 6.13-15,17-20; John 1.35-42 CWL MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS – Ladies, please remember to place your 2015 CWL Membership cheque/money in the church collection basket before leaving for the warmer climate this winter. There is a PINK envelope in your new box of Church Envelopes in the January section, or you may simply put it in a regular envelope. Please be sure to have your correct address and phone number included. We also welcome any new members who would like to join the League. CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEETING The next meeting of the Catholic Women’s League will be th on Thursday, January 15 , 2015 at 7:00 p.m. All ladies are welcome to attend. Pope Francis to attend World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia – The Diocese of Hamilton is planning a trip to the World Meeting of Families, departing Sept. 22, 2015 and returning September 28, 2015 – both Bishop Crosby and Bishop Miehm will be attending. The World Meeting is designed to be significant to people of all ages at all stages of life. Every keynote address and workshop will be based on the concepts of marriage, family and relationship. This is a family event with workshop streams for those 18 and older, 6 – 12 years and day care for those 5 and younger. The first 100 people to register for the Hamilton Diocesan trip will have both their registration and transportation (by bus) paid by the Diocese, leaving only the cost of hotel and food. For more information and to register, please go to www.hamiltondiocese.com, or call 905-528-7988 ext. 2250 (Teresa Hartnett)."I believe that this event has the power to transform, in deeply positive ways, not just the Catholic Church, but our entire community," stated Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. SERRA CLUB OF HAMILTON “The SERRA Club of Hamilton is welcoming new members! We are seeking people to come together monthly, at the Chancery Building in Hamilton, to promote and support vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. We share a meal; have interesting speakers and plan ways, as a group, to encourage young men and women to listen to God’s call. While this helps others, it is also a wonderful opportunity to deepen your own walk with the Lord and strengthen our faith community. SERRAN’s find ways to do this work in our everyday world of office, home, factory, and family. Perhaps you would be interested in attending a meeting to learn more? We look forward to welcoming you! Our next meeting will be held on Jan. 12, 2015 and our guest speaker will be the Most Reverend Bishop Douglas Crosby, Bishop of the Hamilton Diocese. If you would like to more information regarding the group or meeting, please call or e-mail: Marjorie Mullen – President - (905) 385-8992 – [email protected] or John Esposto – V.P. Memberships – (519) 756-4256 [email protected] SAN ROCCO ASSOCIATION SPAGHETTI NIGHT Friday, January 23, 2015, in St Pius X Church Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments and desserts available. Child (5-12 yrs.) ticket costs $6.00 while an Adult ticket costs $8.00. Tickets available in the office. BAPTISM OF THE LORD – January 11, 2015 YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER UPCOMING YOUTH PROGRAMMING St. Benedict Youth: Grades 3 to 5 nd Our next gathering will be Thursday, January 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. St. Dominic Savio Youth: Grades 6 to 8 th Our next gathering will be Saturday, January 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FIRST RECONCILIATION REMINDER A reminder of upcoming dates: st The First Reconciliation Retreat is Saturday, January 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. The celebration of First Reconciliation is Saturday, nd February 2 at 1:00 p.m. DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR Monday, Jan. 12 Rev. Andrew Lopatniuk Tuesday, Jan. 13 Rev. Francis Trzupek Wednesday, Jan. 14 Missionaries Thursday, Jan. 15 Rev. Joseph Vano Friday, Jan. 16 Rev. Mark Sullivan Saturday, Jan. 17 Rev. Drago Gacnik, S.D.B. PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED In your charity, please remember in your prayers: Jeannette Horvath, mother of James Horvath, Edward Horvath and Janet Teakle; Pasquale Romano, husband of Olga; Bernard Horan, father of Mary Louise Leitch and John Horan. May she rest in the peace of Christ and rejoice in the glory of Heaven. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015 For those who like to plan ahead, please be aware that our Vacation Bible School 2015 will run the week of August th th 10 – 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 5 th to 11 years old. Registrations will open on April 7 , 2015. Leadership applications will be out as of the end of April and will be due the end of May. UPCOMING ALTAR SERVER & READERS TRAINING There will be training sessions for those interested in becoming an Altar Server or a Reader. To become an Altar Server, you must have received their First Communion and Readers must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Altar Server Training Dates th Wednesday, January 14 at 4:00 p.m. th Sunday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. “BUILDING A CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER” Join us on Friday, January 23 when P. Whitney Lackenbauer, professor of history at St. Jerome’s University, will present this year’s Wintermeyer Lecture on Religion and Politics entitled, “Sometimes leading, sometimes following, sometimes side-by-side: Catholic and Anglican Missionaries and the Political Evolution of Canada’s North.” Dr. Lackenbauer will reconsider the role and contributions of missionaries in the shaping of Northern politics and life. Location: C. L. Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome’s University Time: 7:30p.m. | Doors open at 6:45p.m. ***NOTE on parking: Free parking is available at Renison University College and St. Paul’s University College. Free Admission | Wheelchair Accessible | Refreshments | No Registration Required IT’S KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION MONTH Readers Training st Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. Contact Ann at the Parish Office or Andrew Beach at (519) 753-8439 ext. 228 or [email protected] to let us know which training date you plan to attend or if you need more information before you make a decision. BEER AND BIBLES Our next “Beer and Bibles” gathering will be on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 pm at “Piston Broke” located at 93 Dalhousie Street (at Harmony Square). We will finish reading the Gospel of Luke, chapters 7 to 12. Our Kindergaten program provides a variety of learning opportunities and faith formation experiences for your Catholic child including customized programs for children with special needs. Join a community with proven student achievement results, a commitment to using advanced technology in the classroom, and priorities that ensure a caring and safe environment. During the month of January contact your local Catholic school to register your child for Kindergarten.
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