April 26 - Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster

Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster
Sacred Heart - Holy Family – Our Lady Help of Christians
Wallaceburg & Port Lambton, Ontario
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
4th Sunday of Easter
Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster
647 Murray St.,
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 1W1
Tel. 519-627-2013
Fax. 1-866-515-6757
[email protected]
Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sacred Heart
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Holy Family
Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Our Lady Help of Christians
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., &
12:30 p.m. (LifeTeen)
Church Locations
Sacred Heart
464 John St.
Port Lambton, ON
N0P 2B0
Holy Family
647 Murray St.
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 1W1
Our Lady Help
of Christians
422 Elgin Street,
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 3C1
Our Lady Help of Christians
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
(Or by request by calling 519-627-2013
ext. 222 or 245 to make an appointment)
Pastor - Father Chris Gillespie
Associate Pastor – Father Raju Allumpurath, M.S.T. ([email protected])
Deacon - Cyril Cogghe
Pastoral Minister – Virginia Eade
Coordinators of Youth Ministry – Dorothy deBakker & Christina DeVito
GOOD SHEPHERD - This Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally
referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Today we listen to the words of the
Lord as he refers to himself as the “good shepherd who lays down his life for
the sheep.” It is sometimes so difficult for us to grasp the reality that anyone
would lay down his or her own life for the sake of someone else.
This is
especially true in a society that places high value on power and personal
advancement, often at the cost of “trampling” on other people in order to
climb the ladder. Today’s scriptures point to the one we are called to
emulate—the one who lays down his life for his sheep. Today’s scriptures
challenge us to discover ways to bring life to those around us—to build up
rather than to tear down.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Each video in this series offers a vibrant, and engaging presentation that
helps us to understand our faith on a deeper level. Presented by some of the
most trusted Catholic teachers in the world, this unique video and discussion
experience will guide you through the breadth and richness of our Catholic
faith and show you how it is so very relevant in today’s culture. This series
will be presented at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish centre
beginning at 7:30p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, May 7th: Who is Jesus?
Thursday, May 14th: The Paschal Mystery
Thursday, May 21st: The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace
Thursday, May 28th: Why Do I need a Church?
Thursday, June 4th: Mary and the Saints
Tuesday, June 9th: The Last Things
Please contact Virginia Eade at HRPC office ext. 227 for more information
ST. PETER’S SEMINARY APPEAL — St. Peter’s Seminary was founded in
1912 and has provided education and formation for our servant-leaders:
priests, permanent deacons, lay ministers, Catholic educators, and others.
TODAY is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations and St. Peter's
Seminary is making an urgent an appeal for your support.
Please open your heart to its messages and give as generously as you can.
Whether or not you can give financially, please join us in praying for
vocations and especially for our priests and deacons. If you are able to
make a financial gift, envelopes are included in your offertory envelopes or
you can place envelope in the offertory basket marked with your name and
St. Peter’s Seminary. Your financial gifts and prayers will help ensure the
future of St. Peter's Seminary and the Church she serves.
- Contact Virginia Eade at 519-627-2013 ext. 227
- Please contact our clergy at 519-627-2013 at least one year prior to making any arrangements.
Sunday Friends - Sept. through June; 8:30 a.m. at Holy Family, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians
and 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart (Scheduled Dates Inside)
APRIL 28th - May 1st
TUESDAY: April 28th
Sacred Heart - 7:00 p.m.
Frank Houle, Annie & D.F.
- Warren & Pauline Houle
James Dunlop - Ron & Mary Catherine Aarssen
Cindy Lauwereys - George & Gail Moran
James Johnston - K of C 10873
Pasquale & Elvira Serafini - The Clancy Family
Leona & Remi VanDamme - The Family
WEDNESDAY: April 29th
Our Lady Help of Christians - 7:00 p.m.
Holy Hour 6:00 p.m.
Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Benediction at 6:50 p.m.
Martin VanAsseldonk (9th Ann.) - Family
Bruce Dramnitzke - Becky & Family
Kris VanBastelaar - Larry & Kathi Janssens
Art & Gerry Deschamps – Carmen & Tony Myers
Theresa Doyle - Tony & Carmen Myers
Bonnie Everaert - Tony & Carmen Myers
THURSDAY: April 30th
Our Lady of Good Counsel CWL Mass – 5:30 pm
Joseph Gittens - The Family
John VanDamme - K of C Assembly 2600
Judy DeKort - Phil DeKort
Bill Siebert - Julienne Holmes
Intentions of Rick Bernard - Mom & Gerry
Living & Deceased Members of OLHC CWL
FRIDAY: May 1st
Holy Family - 9:15 a.m.
Annie Vink - Bill Vink & Family
Walter D’Hollander - Josie & Family
Tom Cogghe - Cogghe Family
Helen & Marshall VanDamme - Their Family
Joseph Patrick Dunlop - The Moynihan Family
Jerome Caron - HRPC
Knox Presbyterian Church 161st Anniversary Community Musical Celebration will be held this
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. and will
feature many local choirs including OLHC
Contemporary Choir.
Refreshments will be served. Free will offerings will
go to Salvation Army and St. Vincent De Paul and will
be matched by the Wallaceburg Rotary Club.
volunteers in all 3 of our parishes. Training
and all of the materials needed will be provided
and volunteers will serve on a rotating
schedule. Please consider this important ministry which
will is helping to build up our future church! Contact
Cathy at HRPC office ext. 221 for more information.
OLHC PARISH LIBRARY is looking for a copy of the
book entitled "Early Fathers of the Church." If you
have this book would you kindly drop it off at the
parish office or give us a call. Thank you!
R.O.C Retreat is May 1-3: Please keep all the
candidates, disciples and leaders in your prayers next
weekend, May 1-3 as we travel to SVDP Camp for our
Confirmation Retreat. If you would like to donate any
peanut free baked goods it would be greatly
appreciated. Baking can be dropped off at the parish
centre on Friday, May 1 during the day. Please note
that the Retreat ends with Lifeteen Mass at 12:30pm
on Sunday.
SPARK (grade 4 & 5) this Wednesday, April 29th
at 7:00 p.m. in the HF Annex.
Since 1969, over 4 million children have been
killed by abortion in Canada, and in 2015,
another 100,000 babies will be put to death,
at taxpayer expense, while society turns a
blind eye. Each year at the “National March For Life”
in Ottawa, tens of thousands gather to demand
protection for children before and after birth. By
your presence, you can show lawmakers that the
abortion issue is not settled. A bus load from
Wallaceburg will participate (56 seats) adults-$70
high school students-$50. Will YOU join us? Or
consider sponsoring someone to join us May 14?
For more details call Mike deBakker 519-627-3283 or
Adam Childs 519-626-9532.
Shortly before Christmas, we (Roof Fund Committee)
informed you that our total fundraising efforts to date
stood at $167,861.72. Since then, with the CWL
donating $8,000.00, (total sum of their fundraising
efforts), memorial donations and other various
donations the final amount still owing is $76,053.28.
FUNDRAISER!!! This Wednesday, April 29th, Holy
Family Church will be hosting a Quarter Auction at the
CBD Club beginning at 7:00pm. Volunteers are needed
to help! The evening goes very quickly, with the
auction ending at approximately 9:30pm. We are also
in need of door prizes and items to be auctioned off.
Many vendors will be there, and all items donated is
pure profit for us. Entrance ticket (and your paddle) is
$5.00 per person. Items will be auctioned off at cost of
between 1 quarter to 4 quarters, according to their
value. Tickets will be on sale after Masses beginning
this weekend at the front entrance as well as in the
parish office. Volunteer sign up sheets also available.
Donations of prizes can be dropped off at the office.
Those attending are guaranteed a fun evening. Please
support this venture any way that you can!
Offertory for April 19th
Sacred Heart
Holy Family
Our Lady Help of Christians
held during the month of May. A playpen will be set
up in the main entrance of all 3 churches. Right to Life
is in need of many supplies that go into the “Layettes’
such as crib sheets, towels, girls & boys sleepers 6-9
& 9-12 months, new born & size one diapers, nail
clippers, baby oil, thermometers, baby powder, baby
soap, wipes, change pads & Q-tips. Please help
support this worthwhile cause.
OLHC CWL: Annual Spring Banquet will be this
Thursday, April 30th. Mass 5:30 p.m. at OLHC,
followed by dinner at K of C Hall. Doors open at
6 p.m. dinner at 6:30. John & Sandra Van Raay will
make a short presentation on their trip for Canadian
Food for Children. The work the Wallaceburg Bag
Ladies group completes is donated to this worth while
cause. As Canadian Tire $$$ are used to purchase
tools etc, we are asking that you bring your Canadian
Tire $$$ to the banquet to donate to them. Tickets
are $15 ea. For tickets please call Carolyn Nogueira,
519-627-6817 or Diane Buckingham, 519-627-6879
or at the Parish Office. All ladies, members and nonmembers are welcome to attend.
HF CWL: Our next meeting will take place on
Wednesday, May 6th beginning with the rosary at
6:30 p.m. in the HF annex.
SH CWL: Our next meeting will take place on
Tuesday, May 5th , 7:00 p.m. in the SH Parish Hall.
St. John’s CWL: Our next meeting will take place on
Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 p.m. at Riverview
TO LIFE “ROSE SUNDAY” will be held on the
weekend of May 9th & 10th. Lapels roses will be
given out following all Masses as a reminder of
the need for the respect for all life from conception to
natural death. All donations are greatly appreciated!
RIGHT TO LIFE KENT Baby Bottle Boomerang
fundraiser will be running again this year. The
bottles will be handed out at all three
churches on the weekend of May 9th/10th
(Mother’s Day) and must be returned the
weekend of June 20th/21st (Father’s
Day). Please fill the baby bottle with change, bills or
cheques (made payable to Right to Life Kent). All
proceeds will be kept local. Thank you for supporting
mothers and their babies. Your support will SAVE and
CHANGE lives.
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL on Friday, May 8th at
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Centre at
5 p.m. Gather for a great meal and social time. Open
to the whole community. Please join us.
PORTUGUESE CENACLE: The next Cenacle will be
held at OLHC this Monday, April 27th at 8:00 a.m.
Please call Deodete for information 226-798-3811.
Readings for May 2nd & 3rd
Fifth Sunday of Easter
1st Reading: Acts 9:26-31
Psalm: 22
2nd Reading: 1 Jn 3:18-24
Gospel Reading: Jn 15:1-8
Holy Family
8:30 a.m. Mass, weekly
Our Lady Help of Christians
10:30 a.m. Mass, May 10th, May 24th and May 31st
Sacred Heart
May 10th, May 17th and May 31st
We welcome the following children who were
baptized during the month of April and are the
newest members of our parish cluster:
Gavin Allaer, Zaiden Fournier, Preslie Hensel,
Luke Lucier, Serenity Marin, Easton Mitchell,
Stella Schepens and Anthony Stacey.
May God continue to bless them and their families and
guide them by the light of His grace.
Defending the Faith Conference - Franciscan
Steubenville, Ohio: Our Catholic faith
continues to be under attack and many of us feel
unequipped to defend our faith. Participants of this
conference will walk away with the tools needed to
help defend the Church. Don’t miss this wonderful
opportunity for training, fellowship, empowering and
fun! This year’s conference will be held from July
24th-26th and our parish cluster is blessed to have
the opportunity to travel as a group by bus.
Registration Costs: $293 USF, Transportation
Costs: $80-$85 (CAN)/person. Contact Virginia Eade
for more info or to register at 519-627-2013 ex 227.
St. John and Sacred Heart Cemetery Boards ask
that all winter floral arrangements and decorations
please be removed by this Thursday, April 30th.
Fr. Ben’s Fall 2014 Parish Mission CD’s: There are
still copies in the parish office. If you have not picked
yours up yet please do so. Thank you!
Church Chuckle
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a
Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the
head of the table was a large tray of apples. A
nun lettered a note and posted it on the apple
"Take only ONE. God is watching."
Moving along the lunch line, at the other end was
a large tray of chocolate chip cookies. A girl wrote a
note, which she put next to the tray of cookies,
"Take all you want. God is watching the apples."