Weekly Bulletin - St. Pius X Parish, Brantford, ON

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — February 15, 2015
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ASH WEDNESDAY
EUCHARIST – THIS WEEK
Ash Wednesday officially begins the Lenten and Easter
cycle. Ashes from burned palms saved from the
previous year are placed on the forehead of repentant
parishioners.
The practice of covering oneself with ashes is shown to
us in the Old Testament, and Christians in the early
centuries followed the same practice in private. It
became a way for sinners to give a public sign of their
repentance.
Today, members of the community receive ashes on
their foreheads as a public sign of their desire to turn
away from sin and be more faithful to the gospel. Ashes
will be imposed at two celebrations of the Eucharist on
Ash Wednesday as well as celebrations of the Word
with the junior and intermediate grades in each of our
six elementary schools.
The Eucharist will be celebrated in the church on Ash
Wednesday at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Monday, February 16
7:45 a.m. Rosary
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Tuesday, February 17
8:00 a.m. Albert Lenis
Wednesday, February 18 – Ash Wednesday
8:00 a.m. Dora Albina Dinazio
7:00 p.m. Janet Ferras
Thursday, February 19
8:00 a.m. Norman Swartz
Friday, February 20
8:00 a.m. Special Intention – Cathy Barrieau
Saturday, February 21
5:00 p.m. Edward Laukys; Pierio Cappucci; Sante
Polidori; Columba Angelo Palmegiani & Angelo
Toti; Tara Sauciuka
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Sunday, February 22 – 1 Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Our Faith Community
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SYNOD OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Monday, February 16
Friendship Group
Tuesday, February 17
Beer & Bibles
Wednesday, February 18
Euchre
CIC Meeting
Small Faith Sharing
R.C.I.A. Meeting
Thursday, February 19
Cantor Practice
Choir / Schola Practice
IHMMC Associates Gathering
SSVP Meeting
Friday, February 20
Eucharistic Adoration until 3 pm
Saturday, February 21
Reconciliation
St Dominic Savio Youth Gathering
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
12:30 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:30 am
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK
Genesis 9.8-15; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.12-15
DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP AT S.J.C.
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group at SJC is running again
during 2nd semester. More members are always welcome.
At Junior Lunch, beginning on Ash Wednesday, there will
be time offered for Christian Meditation before the exposed
Blessed Sacrament.
At Senior Lunch, we will offer the Divine Mercy chaplet,
again with Eucharistic Adoration.
Students interested in joining this group, please contact
Ms. D'Eramo - Rm. 210 or Mr. McEachen - Rm. 242
TAX RECEIPTS
Tax receipts will be available this weekend – February 14
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and 15 . Please remember to pick them up. These
receipts will NOT be mailed out.
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Pope Francis has called a Synod of Marriage and
Family to be held in October of 2015 which is to include
Bishops from around the world. This is your invitation to
participate in the gathering of information from the
Hamilton Diocese. There are two ways that you may
submit your responses:
1. Fill in the questionnaire which can be found on
the Hamilton Diocesan web site at
www.hamiltondiocese.com. The questionnaire
seeks information from the faithful on the
content of the Lineamenta, which is the working
document for the upcoming Synod. It can be
completed on line, or printed and faxed or
mailed to the Family Ministry Office. The
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deadline for submission is February 27 .
2. Attend one of two focus group gatherings
where the questionnaire will be discussed and
responses collected to include in the final
report. Both gatherings will occur from 7:00 9:00 pm and you are asked to RRSP by phone
(905-528-7988 ext. 2249) or e-mail
([email protected]ndiocese.com) if you
plan to attend. You may join in a focus group at
St Michael Parish (240 Hemlock Street,
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Waterloo) on Tuesday, February 17 or at the
Chancery Office (700 King Street West,
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Hamilton) on Thursday, February 19 .
The information being gathered will provide essential
input to the Bishops as they prepare for the Synod.
Please consider engaging in this process in one or both
of the ways provided. For further information contact
Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250 or
[email protected]
LENTEN RETREATS
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Senior’s Retreat; Ash Wednesday, February 18 at
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, 9:00
am – 3:00 pm. Coffee and muffins on arrival and a hot
lunch provided. A wonderful way to begin the season of
Lent. For reservations or further information please call
the Centre at (905) 278-5229.
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – February 15, 2015
DIOCESAN PRAYER CALENDAR
YOUTH
MINISTRY
CORNER
UPCOMING YOUTH PROGRAMMING
St Dominic Savio Youth: Grades 6 to 8
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Our next gathering will be Saturday, February 21 from
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
YOUTH MINISTRY ROCKS!
The St Pius X Youth Ministry program
welcomes all young people in grades 6 and
up to join us on our annual rock climbing
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trip on Saturday, March 7 to Gravity
Climbing Gym in Hamilton, Ontario. We will
meet in the church hall at 6:00 pm. Pick up
from the hall is at 9:45 pm. The cost of the
trip is $25.00 per climber.
To register, or for more details, please contact Andrew
Beach at [email protected] Permission
forms are available on the Youth Ministry website. All
permission forms, including release forms, are due in by
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the end of day on Wednesday, March 4 .
“KOOKIES” FOR KENYA
Thank you for your continued support of
our annual Kookies for Kenya campaign.
This year’s campaign raised approximately
$750 which will be a huge boost to the
Sisters. The money will be sent to the
School Sisters of Notre Dame in Kenya to
continue the great work they do in
educating young children. Over the last six years we have
raised approximately $5,500. Thanks again!
BEER AND BIBLES
Our next “Beer and Bibles” gathering will be this Tuesday,
February 17th at 7:00 pm at “Piston Broke” located at 93
Dalhousie Street (at Harmony Square). We will continue
reading the Gospel of Luke, chapters 7 to 12.
COME AND SEE WEEKEND
St Peter Seminary in London is hosting a Come and See
Weekend offering a special opportunity for men
considering a vocation to diocesan priesthood to reflect on
the call of God in their lives, immerse themselves in
Seminary life, and interact with seminarians who can share
and witness from personal experience. The weekend is
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March 6 to 8 at St. Peter Seminary beginning with
registration on the Friday evening between 7:00 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. and concluding with lunch on Sunday afternoon.
The weekend is open to men who are in grade 12 and
older. Please feel free to contact Father Kuzma at the
Vocation Office of the Diocese of Hamilton at
www.HamiltonVocations.com for further information or to
register as a participant.
Monday, Feb. 16
Rev. Miro Grubisic
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Rev. Octavio Cidadao
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Lay Parish Ministers
Thursday, Feb. 19
Rev. Stephen Crowley
Friday, Feb. 20
Rev. Stanley Zaryczny, C.R.
Saturday, Feb. 21
Rev. Jerome Mascarenhas,
O.C.D.
CWL REMINDER
Do you know of a CWL member who is ill or is facing a
hospital stay and would appreciate a visit? Contact any
CWL member or notify Mary Anstett (519) 759-3688.
COME AWAY AND PRAY FOR AWHILE
All interested women are invited to join the Sisters of St
Joseph at the Motherhouse, 574 Northcliffe Avenue,
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Hamilton, on Saturday, February 28 from 9:30 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. The day will include Mass, a short talk,
time for prayer and reflection. Lunch is included.
Suggested contribution is $20. Please call 905-5280138 for directions or to register by February 22, 2015.
Looking forward to seeing you!
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL & DENTAL SOCIETY
Doctors may be required to violate their moral integrity
by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
(CPSO).
Our doctors simply ask that they be respected as
professionals. Forcing doctors to violate their moral
integrity is not only damaging to the doctors, but to the
patients and to the medical services as a whole. The
CPSO have a draft policy that would demand that
doctors participate in morally controversial procedures
like birth control, abortion and even euthanasia (if it
becomes legal).
The choice is yours. Will you tell the CPSO what you
think about conscience rights? For more information
visit: www.cmdscanada.org. The deadline for
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comments is February 20 .
PERSONS SEPARATED AND DIVORCED
LEARNING TO COPE (Level 1) is a ten week support
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program starting Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. at the Chancery Office, 700 King St. W,
Hamilton. The program is for persons experiencing
difficulties as a result of a separation or divorce. For
more information, please contact the Family Ministry
Office at (905) 528-7988, ext. 2249. Cost: $35. Past
participants are welcome to inquire about further Levels
programs starting the same week.
MONTH ENDING DECEMBER 2014
Sunday Collections:
Christmas
Expenses:
Payroll
Other Operating:
Total Operating
Expenses:
$36,704
$23,319
$21,024
$25,975
$46,999