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

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT — MARCH 15, 2015
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EUCHARIST – THIS WEEK
LENT PENANCE CELEBRATION
Monday, March 16
7:45 a.m. Rosary
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Tuesday, March 17
8:00 a.m. Guiseppina Imola
Wednesday, March 18
8:00 a.m. Patrick Bennett
Thursday, March 19
8:00 a.m. Loreto Fedele
Friday, March 20
8:00 a.m. Andy Stamp
Saturday, March 21
5:00 p.m. Ray Martin; Romeo Puccini & Marco Perna;
Sante Polidori; Emilia Di Loreto; Joseph Preca &
Emanuel Aguis
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Sunday, March 22 – 5 Sunday of Lent
9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Our Faith Community
In preparation for Easter, we will have a communal
celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on
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Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Several priests will be
present to assist us in experiencing God’s mercy in this
sacrament of forgiveness.
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THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Monday, March 16
Friendship Group
Wednesday, March 18
Euchre
Small Faith Sharing
R.C.I.A. Meeting
Thursday, March 19
Cantor Practice
Choir / Schola Practice
IHMMC Associates
Friday, March 20
Eucharistic Adoration until 3 pm
Way of the Cross
Saturday, March 21
Reconciliation
6:30 pm
12:30 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:30 am
7:00 pm
4:00 pm
PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK
Jeremiah 31.31-34; Hebrew 5.7-9; John 12.20-33
EASTER MEMORIAL FLOWER INTENTIONS
This Easter we remember those who have
gone before us marked with the sign of
faith. Donations are accepted for the
purchase of flowers for the church in the
Easter season. Simply complete the form,
place it in an envelope marked “Easter
Flowers” and deposit it in the collection basket or bring it
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to the parish office no later than March 25 .
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
During Lent, in meditation, prayer and song, we will recall
Jesus’ journey along the way of the cross. Please join us
on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. for the Stations of the Cross. Each
week a different group will lead the Stations. This Friday,
the Stations will be led by the I.H.M.M.C. Associates.
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, or 60+
Wedding Anniversary in the year 2015? If you are, you
are cordially invited to join couples from across the
Diocese of Hamilton for a Wedding Anniversary Mass
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on Sunday, June 7 , 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ
the King at 1:30 pm. Please refer to the poster on the
bulletin board by the parking lot entrance for information
on how to register for the celebration.
DISCERNMENT RETREATS
Have you thought about religious life? If you would like
to learn how to listen to God’s call in your own life, and
how to follow that call in your own vocational
discernment, then this retreat is for you. Open to
women 18 years old and older: March 20-22. To
register or to find out more visit
www.HamiltonVocations.com and click on the
“Discernment Retreat” tab.
PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS
If you love priests and religious men and women,
please support them by joining us in praying for
vocations. Vocation Saturday is an initiative of the
Vocation Office of the Diocese of Hamilton to gather
people from across the diocese to unite in prayer for
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vocations. Join us on Saturday, April 11 , at
Canadian Martyrs Church in Hamilton, for 9:00 a.m.
Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO THE YOU TO THE
PRIESTHOOD OR RELIGIOUS LIFE?
Find out by attending our Discernment Group, a
monthly morning of prayer, reflection, and lunch to be
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held on Saturday, April 11 , at Canadian Martyrs
Church in Hamilton starting at 9:00 a.m. Mass, Holy
Hour, Discernment Groups for men and women, and
lunch. For more information visit
www.HamiltonVocations.com
LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER
SISTERS OF SOCIAL SERVICE
11 Perthshire Court, Hamilton
(Suggested offering $25.00)
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Friday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bring a bag lunch. Tea & coffee provided.
To Register: please call (905)388-3966 or
e-mail [email protected]
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT – MARCH 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, March 28 from 6:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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
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10 – 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 3
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to 11. Registrations will open on April 7 , 2015.
VBS LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS
Are you in grade 6 or above? Are you interested in working
with children aged 3 to 11? Do you have talents – like
singing, dancing, acting, set design, painting, public
speaking, etc. – that you’d like to put to good use this
summer? Do you have a connection with your faith life, or
are you looking to grow in faith and knowledge? Consider
whether you might be suited as a Vacation Bible School
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volunteer. Applications will be available April 28 . Contact
Andrew Beach for more information.
SEEKING VBS “EARLY LEARNERS” LEADER
We are seeking a committed volunteer with experience
and/or education working with 3 to 5 year olds. The ideal
volunteer would be an Early Childhood Educator, Primary
Teacher, Educational Assistant or an adult with extensive
daycare or preschool work experience. If you are
interested in learning more about this opportunity please
contact Andrew Beach at (519) 753-8439.
LOOKING FOR PRE-VBS ADULT VOLUNTEERS
We are currently looking for 2 or 3 adult volunteers who
can commit 10 to 15 hours of time between now and midJuly to assist with purchasing supplies, typing up resource
manuals, creating a design plan or building set pieces.
Please contact Andrew Beach at (519) 753-8439 if this
sounds interesting to you.
SEEKING BAPTISM PREP VOLUNTEERS
We are currently seeking approximately 3 individuals to
assist with our Baptism Preparation program. Time
commitment is roughly 3 hours every few months. If
interested please contact Andrew Beach.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL DOOR COLLECTION
Any family or person that would be willing to occasionally
help us by holding a collection basket near an exit after a
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mass on the 4 Sunday of a month please email
[email protected] We are not collecting in
March as it would conflict with the Share Lent collection.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
Monday, Mar. 16
Rev. Allen Varlaki
Tuesday, Mar. 17
Rev. James Petrie
Wednesday, Mar. 18
Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny
(S.J.C.)
Thursday, Mar. 19
Rev. Brendan McGrath
Friday, Mar. 20
Rev. James Malone
Saturday, Mar. 21
Rev. Steve Murrin
BEHOLD HIS GLORY
Magnificat Ministries invites you to “Behold His Glory”,
an evening of corporate Eucharistic adoration through
song, prayer and silence to be held Saturday March
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Sacrament will be exposed at 7:14 p.m. and the
evening will conclude with Benediction and chanting the
Divine Praises. We hope you can join us!
EASTER TURKEY BINGO
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Bring your friends on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00
p.m. to the Easter Turkey Bingo at St Mary’s Parish
Hall (corner of East Ave and Murray St.) Doors open at
6:30 p.m. You must be 18 years of age or older.
Win a Turkey or Ham. There will be a Raffle for
wonderful prizes and a Bake Sale.
BRANT REGION OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S
LEAGUE
Did you know that shampoos and beauty products are
polluting the Great Lakes with tiny plastic beads that
pass through treatment filters? Learn how they enter
the food chain. Hear Dr. Patricia Corcoran, Thursday,
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March 26 at 7:00 p.m., S.C. Johnson Building. Open
to the public. Donations accepted at the door. Proceeds
will be donated to the Brant Tree Coalition. Contact
JoAnne Hodd for more info (519)754-4392 or
[email protected].com.
CAMP KUMUNTOME – FAMILY CAMP
Are you looking for a fun affordable summer vacation
with your family? Join us at Camp Kumuntome
(Christian Family Holiday Inc.) for a week of fun and
renewal with 5 other Catholic families just south of
Owen Sound. Spend a week on 75 acres of beautiful
wooded land. For more information or to register please
contact Dan and Sherri White (519)642-7235 or email
[email protected] Check out our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/campkumuntome. To
receive our latest newsletter, email
[email protected]
ST JOSEPH’S CWL BAKE & DELI SALE
St Joseph's CWL are hosting their annual Bake and
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Deli Sale on Saturday, March 28 , from 10:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m, at the Parish Hall, 235 Brant Avenue,
Brantford.