All Saints Pastoral Unit Bulletin – February 8, 2015 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Christ the King, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. John the Baptist Pastoral Centre 390 High St., New Glasgow B2H 2X7 Phone: 902-695-3433 Fax: 902-752-0805 Email: [email protected] Fr. Gary MacPherson: 902-695-3107 Email: [email protected] Website: www.aspu.ca This Week’s Calendar - January 8-14 Sunday 9:30am Mass St. John the Baptist 11:30am Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1:30pm St. John the Baptist Liturgy Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room Monday 6:15pm CWL Executive Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room - 7pm CWL Monthly Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room Tuesday 6:30pm Mass in Christ the King Church 7pm KOC Regular Monthly Meeting for New Glasgow Council 1667 in Christ the King Church Hall Wednesday 12:15pm Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thursday 6:30pm Mass at St. John the Baptist 7pm Youth Group in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room Saturday 4pm Mass Christ the King 6pm Mass St. John the Baptist Deanery Weekday Eucharist: Our Lady of Lourdes - Mon, Wed, Fri-9am; Tues, Thurs-6:30pm Holy Name, Westville – Tues, Fri-9am Stella Maris, Pictou – Wed-11am; Thurs-6:30pm Pastoral Unit Notes: Christ the King Collection: $731.60 Fuel Jar: 16.25 Fuel Offering 125.00 Dev. & Peace 20.00 St. John the Baptist Collection: $3,153.00 Initial Offering: 15.00 Fuel Offering: 733.00 Lent Begins Next Wednesday, February 18 Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule Our Lady of Perpetual Help - 12:15pm; Christ the King - 4pm; St. John the Baptist - 6:30pm Lenten Reflection Booklets containing prayers, meditations and reflections are available in our churches. Cost is $3 per booklet. Food Bank Drive is next Saturday, February 14, at Christ the King. Any non-perishable food item donations would be greatly appreciated. Christ the King Parish Pastoral Council will meet next Tuesday, February 17, at 2pm in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room. CDs Available for Borrowing This weekend after Masses at St. John’s Church, a table will be set up with some CDs you may be interested in borrowing. There are a number focusing on Lent such as Meditations on the Stations of the Cross by Dr. Ron Thomas and My Beloved Son-Meditations for Lent by Fr. Robert Barron. There are also many others dealing with different topics - for example, Hurt and Suffering, Love and Courtship, Prayer, Marriage and Family, topics for Young Adults and also a number geared towards children. Please come and browse these titles. Borrow them today or come into the Pastoral Office and have a look at the total collection! Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper, sponsored by the Men of St. John’s Parish will be held next Tuesday, February 17 from 4-6pm in St. John’s Church Hall. Everyone welcome! No admission. Donations accepted. All men from the Parish are invited to be volunteers for this event! All Saints Pastoral Office Will be Closed Next Monday, February 16, for Family Day Lenten Walk with the Lord – 40 Acts of Kindness: The Pastoral Unit is presenting an additional or optional way to enhance and enrich your Lenten commitment and experience. “Lenten Walk with the Lord” invites you to do one (1) simple act of kindness for each of the 40 days of Lent. Attached to the bulletin is a calendar which will help you keep track of your kindness along with some simple instructions to help guide you. For example, kindness can be as simple as a smile. Please take a look at it and see for yourself how easy it will be! Remember that kindness often begins at home. Knights of Columbus New Glasgow Council 1667 are taking orders for Beans & Brown Bread for February 14. Cost is $6 each. To place orders, please call John MacDonald at 755-2898 or John Gillis at 752-7882. Dinners can be picked up Friday, February 13 or Saturday February 14 between 10am and 1pm at Christ the King Church. Last day to order is this Tuesday, February10. Website of the Week: www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org Diocesan Notes: Steubenville Are you looking for an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about yourself, and, most importantly, grow deeper in your relationship with God? Come to Steubenville Atlantic 2015! Steubenville Atlantic is our annual high school youth conference. To learn more about this year’s conference, watch the promo video, and register online at www.steubenville.ca, www.facebook.com/SteubenvilleAtlantic, or www.twitter.com/SteubenvilleATC. When: July 3-5, 2015. Where: Dalhousie University, Halifax. Cost: $225 – or register before March 31 to save $25! Pope Francis – Focus on Family The Holy Father has called the entire Church to focus on the Family. Parishioners and Pastoral Councils are invited to respond in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Please see the letter from Bishop Brian Dunn on the bulletin boards of the churches and also a document outlining a collection of experiences and proposals regarding living the Gospel of the Family. For more information please view the diocesan website www.antigonishdiocese.ca ; “Ordinary Synod of Bishops – October 2015”. Responses are requested before the end of February. Please forward your response to: [email protected] Job Opportunity (part-time) – Communications Officer In response to the Diocesan Renewal Congress, the Diocese of Antigonish is looking to hire a part-time Communications Officer. For more details, please check the diocesan website www.antigonishdiocese.ca Resumes will be accepted until February 17, 2015. Christ the King Ministry Schedule Saturday, February 14 Altar Server Marliene MacGillivray Reader Rosemary Gillis-Bowers Ministers of Holy Communion (B) Diane McPherson (C) Mary Lennon Gift Bearers Shirley VanRyswyk Eva Halliday World Day of Prayer for the Sick this Wednesday, February 11 The ministry of Jesus to the sick is central to the life of the Church. February 11 (Memorial of our Lady of Lourdes) highlights the healing ministry of the Church. It reminds us that service to the sick and suffering cannot be neglected. It recognizes the great efforts of doctors, nurses, health care institutions and pastoral care givers to restore health to those afflicted with illness and disease. At the 12:15pm Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help this Wednesday, the Sacrament of the Sick will be available. If anyone is unable to attend and would like to receive that Sacrament, please call Fr. Gary so arrangements can be made for him to come to your home. St. John the Baptist Parish Ministry Schedule February 14/15 Readers Saturday Barb McKenna Mike Willis Altar Servers Saturday Rebecca DeCoste Abby Moir Nick Manos + Ministers of Holy Communion Saturday Mary Tattrie Edmund Benoit Kimball Lucas Gift Bearers Saturday Norma DeCoste Sunday Becky Grant Del Atwood Sunday Karol Brown Julia Brown Mark Atwood + Sunday Jan Hodgson Gary Hollett Brenda Johnson Sunday Tammy King Ministers of Hospitality Saturday Sunday Kathy DeCoste Robert Simpson Maryanna MacMillan (ramp) Phillip Eisan Peggy Eisan (ramp) Reconciliation (Confession) Before each Mass and anytime by appointment Baptism Please call Fr. Gary to register for the Baptismal Course. We encourage couples to take this Program before the birth of the child. Marriage Please give Fr. Gary at least six months’ notice. Couples need to take a marriage preparation course. We urge couples to speak with the pastor before they book any hall for the reception. Sacrament of the Sick If you are aware of someone who wishes to receive this Sacrament, please call Fr. Gary.
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