Sacred Heart - Ingersoll Church Bulletin

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Monday, February 9th - 9:00 a.m.
Deacon Doug Oltsher - Small Faith Groups
John & Lisa Vlemmix - The Family
9:35 a.m. - Rosary
Tuesday, February 10th - 6:30 p.m.
St. Scholastica, virgin
Diana Gillam - Diane Reintjes
John Van Rysywck - The Family
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
If you have Envelope #42 or
#50 for 2015 could you please
call the office as soon as
possible at 519-485-1802 as we
do not know who these
envelopes belong too and would like to know
so that we can give you a tax receipt for
2015. Thanks!
6:00 p.m. - Rosary - Sorrowful Mysteries
th
Wednesday, February 11 - 9:00 a.m.
World Day of Prayer
John Larabie - Elida Franchetto
John Tops - Peter Tops
6:45 p.m. - Cenacle (Rosary & Divine Mercy)
Thursday, February 12th - 6:30 p.m.
Joe Palmeri - Rachel & Kim Oliver
Caroline Wylie - Barb Hanlon
7:05 p.m. - Divine Mercy
Friday, February 13th - 9:00 a.m.
Joe Daneluzzi - Elda & Family
Dec. Members of Daneluzzi & Piasentin
Fulvio Fogolin - Bianca & Family
9:35 a.m. - Rosary
Saturday, February 14th
10:00 a.m. - Respect for Life Prayer Hour
5:00 p.m. - Mass with Traditional Choir
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Sunday, February 15th
10:00 a.m. Mass with Traditional Choir
6:00 p.m. - Mass with Contemporary Choir
Sunday Collection
Loose Collection
Building Fund
PAR
COLLECTION for the
week of Feb. 1st
$3,387.00 (133)
$ 67.00
$ 180.00 (9)
$1,855.00 (38)
K. OF C. ACTIVITIES
SOCIAL - will be held on Monday,
Feb. 9th in Henderson Hall
beginning at 7:30 p.m.
FAMILY BREAKFAST - will be held
on Sunday, February 15th in
Henderson Hall following our
10 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome! Free will
offerings gratefully accepted.
NURSING HOME VISITS - The Knights of
Colombus is responsible for the Nursing Home
Visits on Sunday, February 22nd beginning at
Woodingford Lodge at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is
welcome!
The Sacred Heart Church
in Saanich, British
Columbia, has initiated a
Sacred Heart Hymn
Composition Competition
with a focus on contemporary hymns that
would resonate with the youth. The
competition is open to all. The first prize is
$1,000, second is $500 and the third is $250,
thanks to a grant from the Catholic
Foundation of Vancouver Island. Entry
deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015. Ee-mail:
[email protected] for
application.
PLEASE PRAY
FOR THE SICK - at homes and
in the hospital - Fred Pember,
Norma Skinner and others who
are ill. May the Lord grant them
strength and healing.
FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE NURSING
HOMES/RETIREMENT HOMES - Pat Lunt, Trudy
Jongerius, Anna Bajer, Shirley Muirhead,
Isabelle Fountain, Johanna Antonissen,
Pauline Ormerod, and Maggie McCabe,
Catherine McElhone, Josita Hawley, Leonore
Evans.
REMEMBER ALSO THOSE WHO HAVE DIED Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and may
perpetual light shine upon them. May they
rest in the peace of Christ.
Your child’s journey in
Catholic education begins
here! Registration is now
taking place at St. Jude’s
Catholic School in
Ingersoll for full-day
Junior and Senior Kindergarten for children
born in 2010 and 20111. Please contact the
school at 519-660-2786 to arrange an
appointment for a tour and
registration. Required documents for
registration include the following:
ü Birth Certificate
ü Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate
(either the child or one of the parents)
ü Immunization Record
ü Proof of Address (ie Driver’s License,
Utility Bill)
AND French Immersion is available in London
(at St. John and St. Anthony) St. Thomas (St.
Anne’s) and Woodstock (Holy Family - 519675-4414). Call your nearest school for
details. Registration goes until February 6th.
The London and District Catholic School Board
- Inspired by Christ. Learning together.
Serving together
UPCOMING CURSILLO
WEEKENDS: February 26
to March 1, 2015 (Men's
Weekend) and March 5 to
March 8, 2015 (Women's
Weekend). Weekends are
held at the Michaelite
House in Melrose Ontario. Cursillo is a 'short
course on Christianity'. The goal of the
Cursillo Movement is to share with the
community the essence of Christianity and
Christian values and by doing so gradually
transform the community from within. For
more information contact Jeff & Wilma
DeBruyn 519-485-2679.
26TH ANNUAL DINNER
THEATER - Embro &
Zorra Agricultural Society
presents the comedy
“Kitchen Witches” on
th
February 28 , March 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th. Tickets
are $20.00 - $40.00. For tickets or more
information please call Mary Ellen Garner at
519-475-4437.
NET MINISTRIES
DO SOMETHING
AMAZING! Come out to
NET's DSA Retreat at St
George, London (1164
Commissioners Rd. W.)
on March 13 and 14.
Learn about what a year
in the life of a Netter looks like, experience
prayer, fellowship and discern where the Lord
is calling you to Evangelize!
For any questions or registration, contact
Emma & John, NET Ministries Canada, at
[email protected] or 613-841-4141.
Retreat fee is $25. Bring a friend and both of
you do not have to pay the $25 retreat fee.
Attendance on both days is preferred but if
you can't attend both days let us know.
Join us
Sunday February 8th
1:30pm – 4:30pm
To hear more about
the Pilgrimage to
Walk the Camino de Santiago de
Compostela
With Fr. Stephen Savel
Tues. July 7 – Tues. July 21, 2015
Catholic Parish of St. Mary's
Upper Hall
211 Union Street (at Queen Street),
Simcoe, Ontario
519-426-0887
Refreshments
WHAT FUN FUNDRAISING
EVENT takes place Saturday
February 28, at
Westminster United Church
hall??? Trivia Challenge
-yes!!! Bring a team of 8 for
$160 or call to join a team
at $20 per person. We
challenge friends, family and teams from last
year(s) to exercise your brain and have loads
of fun! Prizes! Refreshments and finger foods
included! Get your table reserved now, first
14 paid team entries accepted!
USED STAMPS - The stamps
we collect were delivered to
Windsor in mid-January — a
sizeable box had been
collected. Mrs. McCarthy,
secretary for the Redemptorist Mission Stamp
Burse has written that in the last little while
$3,000 has been raised, that she has almost
$600 currently in the bank, and that the buyer
is due in early February to purchase the
stamps on hand, which includes our latest
donations. Amazing that “waste” can be so
productive and helpful for the poor. She sends
her THANKS and hopes we will be able to
keep up the good work.
From the Pastor’s Desk,
SHARING CHRIST VIDEO
SERIES
We will resume our video
series program with a 7 week series entitled
SHARING CHRIST. The first session will be on
February 11th and will again begin with dinner
and then a 35 minute video presentation. The
event will be on all the Wednesday evenings
of February, 11th, 25th, and March 4th, 11th, 18th
and 25th. The last session will be on April 1st.
We will not meet the third Wednesday of
February as this is Ash Wednesday but will
resume on the 25th of February. I am quite
excited about this program as it provides the
last installment of our three set video series
which included the DISCOVER CHRIST series
and the FOLLOWING CHRIST series which we
have shared already. I would encourage as
many as possible to attend as many of the
sessions as possible.
AUXILIARY BISHOP NAMED FOR THE DIOCESE
OF LONDON
On last Saturday, Pope Francis named Father
Joseph Dabrowski auxiliary bishop of London.
He was serving as Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish
in London and was also the Superior of the
Michaelite Fathers in North America. He is a
native of Poland and is 50 years old. He is
fluent in English, Polish and Italian. He also
studied Russian, Latin and Spanish. He will be
ordained a Bishop on April 14th and is well
known among the priests of our diocese and
we welcome him in his new role and new
responsibilities in our diocese.
TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2014
The tax receipts for the calendar year 2014
will be available this weekend. We would ask
that you take the time to pick up your tax
receipt as soon as it is convenient to do so at
the parking lot entrance. I would hope that
we can avoid mailing out these receipts to
avoid the cost of postage. Thanks again to all
of you who have contributed to the parish.
We will publish an accounting of the revenues
and expenses so that you are aware of the use
of these funds.
LENTEN DEVOTIONS
The annual Ecumenical Lenten Devotions
hosted by the Ingersoll Ministerial will take
place in our parish Church this year. The
devotions will begin at 12:10 and conclude at
12:30 every Thursday beginning on February
19th the day after Ash Wednesday and
continue every Thursday until the end of
Lent. The Devotions will be followed by a
light lunch of soup and bread prepared by the
Catholic Women’s League of our parish in the
parish hall. There is a small charge for lunch.
WELCOME TO ALL
Established in 1838, we have strived to
recognize the Presence of Jesus Christ in our
midst. If you are visiting with us, please know
that you are most welcome, and thank you for
praying with us. If you are new to the area,
we are glad that you have decided to become
part of our worshiping community. If you have
been searching for a spiritual home, please
consider joining us Sunday after Sunday. To
register, please pick up a yellow welcome
brochure located in each pew and drop the
completed form in the collection basket.
Please introduce yourself to Father Simard,
the pastor. If you have young people in your
family who are high school age, we have a
very active High School Youth Ministry
program that meets every other Sunday night
following the Sunday evening liturgy. Please
call the office or check out our website for
more details. Leanne, our youth ministry
leader would welcome any who are interested
in joining us. We hope you will find a true
spiritual home here at Sacred Heart.
OUR VIDEO LIBRARY
Please take a look at our selection of titles
and make use of this valuable resource to
help in the on-going faith development which
is offered in this library. This week, we would
like to bring to your attention a CD entitled
THE NEW CONVERSATION: CHANGING HEARTS
AND MINDS ON ABORTION. Stephanie Gray is a
passionate and uncompromising defender of
the Catholic Faith, as well as an advocate for
those who cannot speak for themselves. She
frequently travels across Canada and the
United States speaking on issue related to the
humanity of the unborn, utilizing her unique
ability to speak to people on either side of a
pro-life issue. In this presentation given at a
Students for Life conference, Stephanie talks
about the dignity of the human person
through a biblical lens as she seeks the truth
regarding today's pressing Life issues.
A suggestion: After you have listened to the
CD it might be a good idea to give it away to
someone who you believe would benefit from
the knowledge and insight that you have
gained by listening to the CD. Just an idea.
RE-CYCLING OF ALUMINUM CANS
This is an on-going project with the local
Knights of Columbus in our parish. It helps to
contribute to the financing of various projects
in our community. You are invited to leave
any aluminum cans in the black bin located
next to the garage or if you have a large
container of cans, you may place them next
to the black bin at any time. We are grateful
for your assistance with this project. We
receive aluminum cans on an almost daily
basis as a number of people drop them off
whenever it is convenient. Thanks again for
your help.
OUR COFFEE SUPPLY IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE
My thanks to all of you who continue to
purchase the coffee from our source in
Nicaragua. With every purchase of our coffee
we donate a portion of the sale price to a
charity to help improve the lives of those
involved in harvesting and processing of our
coffee. You are making a difference in the
lives of the people in the valley where our
coffee is grown. The coffee can be purchased
at the office or if office hours are not
convenient, please call ahead to make sure
someone is there and we will arrange a time
to be here when you are able to make it.
GATHERING OF PALM BRANCHES
As we anticipate the arrival of Lent which
begins on February 18th we are reminded of
our need for palm branches in order to make
the ashes used for Ash Wednesday. There will
be a container at each entrance of the Church
and we encourage you to place the palm
branches in these containers. Please
remember that the last weekend for the
collection of palm branches is February 15th as
we will need time to burn the palms before
February 18th. Ash Wednesday falls on the 18th
which marks the beginning of Lent this year.
Thank you for your help in this project.
PRAYER SHAWL GROUP will
meet Thursday, February
12th from 3:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. at Oxford
Retirement Home. For
further information contact
Faye Brekelmans at
519-285-5321.
WOODINGFORD LODGE
is always looking for
ways to entertain and
engage our residents.
Should you be willing to
share talents, travel
slides or treasures (special collections) we
would appreciate hearing from you.
Beyond providing a program, your presence
will help our residents maintain a connection
with your community at large.
Please feel free to contact Jen at 519-4857053 (ext. 2309).
LAY READERS
/COMMENTATORS
NEEDED! We are in need
of Lay Readers
/Commentators for
Saturday evening and
Sunday evening. If you
would like to volunteer please call the office
at 519-485-1802. It is a commitment of once
every 5 weeks. Thanks!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
SCHEDULE FOR LENT
Fridays @ 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 20th
27th
Mar. 6th
13th
20th
27th
Fr. Simard
C.W.L.
K. Of C.
Small Faith Groups
Seniors 55+
Traditional Choir
PREPARING FOR LENT
Anything worth doing is worth preparing for.
Just imagine that this Lent is going to be
different from every other Lent we've
experienced. Imagine that there will be many
graces offered me this year. Let's even
imagine that God is going to help transform
our lives, with greater freedom, greater joy,
deeper desires for love and service.
If we want it, we will choose it.
Lent will be this wonderful season of grace for
us if we give ourselves to it. And, we will give
ourselves to it to the degree we really want it
badly. So, in these days before Lent, we need
to prepare our hearts. We need to prepare by
realizing how much we want to grow in
freedom, how much we need to lighten our
spirits and experience some real joy, and how
much some parts of our lives really need
changing.
So, preparing our hearts is a process of
preparing our desires. This means practicing
our sense of anticipation. If I imagine Lent as
an "ordeal" or a time I dread in some way,
then I've already pre-disposed myself to not
get very much out of it. These days before
Lent are a time to start anticipating
something wonderful that is about to happen.
Our Focus: On what God wants to give us.