FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT — MARCH 15, 2015 75 8 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 th 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 th 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. _ ____________________________________________ 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 th 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 th 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 th 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 th 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) th 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 th 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 th th 10 – 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 3 th 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 th 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 th 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 st 21 at St Joseph’s Parish in Brantford. The Blessed 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 th 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, th 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 th Deli Sale on Saturday, March 28 , from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, at the Parish Hall, 235 Brant Avenue, Brantford.
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