May 3 - Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster

Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster
Sacred Heart - Holy Family – Our Lady Help of Christians
Wallaceburg & Port Lambton, Ontario
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
5th Sunday of Easter
Holy Redeemer Parish Cluster
647 Murray St.,
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 1W1
Tel. 519-627-2013
Fax. 1-866-515-6757
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
[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)
“Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.”
John’s words come to us on this day when the Gospel passage presents
us with the great image of the vine and the branches. Jesus uses the
image as a warning to those who have begun to distance themselves
from the way of the Lord. One of the ways this happens is when we love
God and others “in word or speech” instead of “in deed and truth.” What
does it mean for us to “remain in Christ”? In an extension of the
metaphor, the Lord gives us an example. If we
remain in him, we will bear much fruit. As the
branches, we draw strength from Christ who is the
vine. This strength enables us to bear fruit—to do
the work of true discipleship. copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Catholic Education Week 2015 begins today, Sunday, May 3rd.
The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to
celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic
education. You are invited to discover what celebrations
are happening in your children’s school and if possible,
attend. Publicly-funded Catholic education has existed in
Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario
and Canada very well. The current generation of students
in our publicly-funded Catholic schools will serve with the
same spirit and generosity as their previous generations. We are proud
that they are already doing so!
Let’s support the dignity of Life! 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 next Thursday,
May 14th? For more details call Mike deBakker 519-627-3283 or Adam
Childs 519-626-9532.
- 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)
MAY 5th - May 8th
TUESDAY: May 5th
Sacred Heart - 7:00 p.m.
John deBakker - Gord VanDommelen
Beatrice Lozon - Ron Sys
Robert Myers - Mary Meyskens
Joseph Gittens - Armand & Peggy Benoit
Rose Shaw - Karen Gormley
Louise Dodge - Diane Myers & Family
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.
Frances VanAsseldonk - Tom & Linda Salisbury
Ray Aarssen (8th Ann.) - Janice Aarssen
Int. of Rosa Ferreira - A Parishioner
Mayme Belanger – The Family
Frank VanDorsselaer, Jr. - Julia & Family
John VanDamme - K of C 2102
Our Lady Help of Christians – 12:00 noon
Adelino Nogueira - Wife & sons
Angelino & Secondino Marques - from daughter
Art Deschamps - Sally Yazbeck
Bill Siebert - Peggy Lozon
Vanessa Carron - Roos deBakker
Florence Riedl - Eleanore & Richard Ricciotti
FRIDAY: May 8th
Holy Family - 11:00 a.m. (Shut In Mass)
Al MacLeod - Jeanne MacLeod & Family
Norman Regan - Ron & Barb Regan
Manuel & Laura DeLima - Helen Moniz
Loretta Sullivan - Marguerite
Paul Delorme - Mom
Deacon Ken Baldwin - Cenacle Prayer Group
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
is helping to build up our future church! Contact Cathy
at HRPC office ext. 221 for more information.
CCLC 2015 summer of adventure for Catholic Christian Leadership Camp. This summer the CCLC will
take place at different locations which will provide
even more opportunities for fun and recreation. Camp
includes daily Eucharist, Reconciliation, leadership
skill development, traditional camp activities & a host
of creative catechetical activities. To register online; Youth & Events; CCLC 2015. Questions,
call Wendy at [email protected] or 519-433-0658 x252.
PORTUGUESE CENACLE: The next Cenacle will be
held at OLHC next Monday, May 11th at 8:00 a.m.
Please call Deodete for information 226-798-3811.
EDGE (grade 6 & 7) next Wednesday, May 13th at
7:00 p.m. in the HF Annex.
FAITH EXPLAINED -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.
series will be presented at Our Lady Help of
Christians Parish centre beginning at 7:30p.m. on
the following dates, beginning this week;
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. Hope to see you
Seventh Annual Bishop's Dinner for London &
Surrounding Communities, Thursday, June 4th at
the London Convention Centre. This year’s musical
performers will be “The Leahys – In Song.” Tickets are
$125/person and eligible for a $50 tax receipt. A table
of ten is $1250. To order, call Mrs. Barnard at
519-432-1824 or 1-888-548-9649 x255 or email
[email protected] Reserve your seats or table
today as tickets are selling fast. Funds raised will
support the mission of St. Peter's Seminary to provide
education & formation for priests, permanent deacons,
lay ministers and many others.
We believe that Baptism is the doorway to life
in the Kingdom of God and should be
celebrated in the midst of a believing Christian
community. The Sacrament of Baptism will
be celebrated this Sunday, May 3rd at
1:00pm at Holy Family Church. All parishioners are
welcome to attend and gather as a community to
welcome and support our newest members and their
What better proof of your pride could you have
given than to claim you were not proud?
—St. John Climacus
Offertory for April 26th
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: Our monthly meeting will be next
Monday, May 11th beginning with rosary at
7:15 p.m., meeting will follow.
HF CWL: Thank you ladies so very much for your
participation in the various ministries for Our
Lady of Good Council Mass.
It was truly a
wonderful celebration! Thank you to Fr. Capitano, our
music ministry, and our altar servers, Dillon, Brock
and Jarrod. May Jesus continue to bless you! Love
and prayers. Marguerite Francis, Spiritual Convenor.
There are beautiful gifts available in the annex
for children receiving their First Communion,
Confirmation and other sacraments. These can
be seen and purchased after Mass and during office
hours. They are especially meaningful to the recipient
if it is blessed by a priest.
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, May 6th
beginning with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the HF
SH CWL: Our next meeting will be this Tuesday,
May 5th, 7:00 p.m. in the SH Parish Hall.
St. John’s CWL: Our next meeting will be this
Tuesday, May 5th, 7:30 p.m. at Riverview
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 this Friday, May 8th at
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Centre at
5:00 p.m. Gather for a great meal and social time.
Open to the whole community. Please join us.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: Attending Mass out of town? Do
you go away for the winter? Or just tired of looking for
cash or writing a cheque? Direct Deposit is the next
best way to provide on-going financial support to your
church. 2015 registration forms can be found at the
main entrances of all three churches or at HRPC office.
Questions or concerns call 519-627-2013 x221.
Readings for May 9th & 10th
Sixth Sunday of Easter
1st Reading: Acts 10:25-36, 34-35, 44-48
Psalm: 98
2nd Reading: 1 Jn 4:7-10
Gospel Reading: Jn 15:9-17
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
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.
TO LIFE “ROSE SUNDAY” will be this coming
weekend 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!
Each small task of everyday life is part of the
total harmony of the universe.
—St. Thérèse of Liseux