Hotel Dieu Hospital’s annual Coat Drive STILL in NEED OF COATS, MITTS, HATS, SCARVES People in need of a warm winter coat can pick one up at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (corner of Brock and Clergy Streets) from 1-4 pm, Monday to Saturday, Jan. 5-17. Details: Ann Lyng, 613-546-5521, ext. 3 or 613-542-7612. A Day for Men with Fr. Chris Keenan, Franciscan, Chaplain of New York City Fire Department Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:30am-2:30pm Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road, Kingston www.ermuc.ca “From Wild Man to Wise Man” $35ea includes Lunch. 613-389-2530 [email protected] Marriage Preparation Course Spring 2015 Eastern Deanery at St. John Bosco, Brockville Friday evening/Saturday February 27&28, 2015 Central Deanery at Holy Rosary, Belleville Friday evening/Saturday March 6 & 7, 2015 Western Deanery St. Paul the Apostle, Kingston Friday evening/Saturday April 17 & 18, 2015 Northern Deanery St. John High School, Perth Friday evening/Saturday April 17 &18, 2015 For details see Archdiocese website www.romancatholickingston.on.ca or contact office 613 354 5354 If you are getting married in the Catholic Church the Marriage Preparation Course is required. As always, contact your local parish priest as well. THANK YOU to everyone who collects used stamps for the Catholic Women’s League. Redemptorists Mission Stamp Burse. The funds raised goes to the Canadian Food for Children Mission Fund. Please continue to support our efforts to aid the Redemptorists missionary work by saving your stamps throughout the year. Place in box labeled “Used Stamps – CWL.” Together we can make a difference. Remember when purchasing stamps for your Christmas cards be sure to ask for Nativity Stamps which feature stained glass from St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston. New Year’s Day Schedule (Holy day of obligation for all Catholics) Wednesday, December 31st 5:15pm Thursday, January 1st 10:00am th We will not have a bulletin for January 4 as our print shop is closed until Jan 5/15 th The next bulletin will be January 11 The Church Office is open. There are St. Patrick’s Church Calendars available at the entrance to the church for each family. Your 2015 Church Envelopes are at the entrance for pick up. Remember do not use until 2015. Please check your name and address. If any changes please contact the office as this is the address that your St. Patrick’s Church Income tax Receipt will be sent to. Thank you. If you do not have envelopes and would like them please contact office. Volunteers are needed to take communion to the residents of the Parrott Centre. To sign up or for info contact Franklyn 613 354 0776 Adoration Intentions: Jan 7/8 For all who suffer from depression and despair to find Jesus’ love in abundance. Adoration and will resume again the week of Jan 7/8 December 28th, 2014 Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph th th Mass Schedule for Week: December 28 – January 11 : Saturday, Dec 27 5:15 p.m. Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Parish Sunday, Dec 28 9:00 a.m. Shirley Anne Kennedy 10:30 a.m. Clarence Fenlon Monday, Dec 29 9:00 a.m. Evelyn Laplante Tuesday, Dec 30 9:00 a.m. Lorne McKenny Wednesday, Dec 31 5:15 p.m. Joe Sagriff Thursday, Jan 1 10:00 a.m. Terry Foley Mary Mother of God Friday, Jan 2 9:00 a.m. Gus Gaffney Saturday, Jan 3 5:15 p.m. Helen McGurn Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, Jan 4 9:00 a.m. Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Parish 10:30 a.m. Living &Deceased Members of Catholic Women’s League Monday, Jan 5 9:00 a.m. Fr. Bill Dwyre Tuesday, Jan 6 9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of Finn Family Wednesday, Jan 7 8:40 a.m. Liturgy of the Hours 9:00 a.m. Don Murphy Nativity of the Lord 10:15 a.m. Frank Way @J P Centre Thursday, Jan 8 9:00 a.m. Joan Hinch 10:00 a.m. Joseph Killoran @ Riverine Friday, Jan 9 9:00 a.m. Mary Lynch Saturday, Jan 10 5:15 p.m. Marguerite Murphy Sunday, Jan 11 9:00 a.m. Bill Blades 10:30 a.m. Parishioners of St. Patrick’s Parish Children’s Liturgy th SUNDAY9:00am Mass January 11 Liturgical Ministers Date Time Readers Wed Dec 31 5:15 p.m. Cathy Whalen Thurs Jan 1 10:00 a.m. Shirley Foley Sat. Jan 3 5:15 p.m. Amber Carrigan 9:00 a.m Laura Poitras Sun. Jan 4 Anne Kerr & Rachel Callery Extra Ordinary Ministers Greeters/Ushers Gerard & Rita Powers Sue Weir Colleen & John McCaugherty Gerard Hanley Cathy & Francis Manion Denise Lewis Franklyn Lemoine & Shirley Foley Ray Callery Michelle & Brad King 10:30 a.m. Sarah Pickles Adrian VanAsseldonk Margaret Ann Way & Mary Manion Agnes McKeown Sat Jan 10 5:15 p.m. Halen Hinch Shirley & John Holtz Sun Jan 11 9:00a.m. Maria Stebelsky Len Weir Shelley & Patrick Kennelly 10:30 a.m. Manfed Simon Manfred Simon There will be communion under one species only beginning in December due to cold and flu season Upcoming Meetings & Events Hall Tues Jan 6 Parish Council Meeting 7pm Hall Wed Jan 7 Knights of Columbus Meeting 7pm Hall Thurs Jan 8 SSVP Meeting Anyone interested in helping is welcome 7pm Hall Tues Jan 13 Catholic Women’s League Meeting -Election VOTE 7pm Please Remember the Sick in Your Prayers: Sam Pelletier, Kay Clynch, Leon Perrault, Marie McNeill, Vera Dixon, Anne Genovese, Arlene Hannah, Patricia Clarke, Stephen Fung, Kevin Rottger, Sr. Margaret McNeil, Doug Dowling, Amalia Lim, Mike McGrath, Melody Clair, Reg Daley, Courtney Veley, Barb Lunman, Charlotte Wilson, Nora Pierce, B.J. Ketcheson, Mary Follett, Bill Kimmett, Kevin Kimmett, Amanda Desrosier, Jane O’Donnell, Kathy Veley, Alford Daley, Norah Paquin, John Dowling, Jesse Wansborough, Ron Scott, Fern Joyner, Wally Maletych, Margaret Joynt, Mary Cassidy, Ruth Speed, Nadine McNeill, Jim Bird, Jennifer Fillmore,Jack Perry, Kim Calver Switzer, Irene Whalen, Glen Dowling, Mickey Bond and Irene Murphy. If you wish to add or remove the name of a person asking for our prayers in the weekly bulletin, please inform the parish office by calling (613)354-5354. Sunday Offering Collections: The Collection for Sunday, December 21 Thank you for your generous support of our parish. st was $2737.00 st Food Bank Sunday is the 1 Sunday of each month. Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. We may not have it all together, but together we have it all! MASS STIPENDS: $20.00 for an announced Mass (high) and $10.00 for a Low Mass Weddings: $300.00, Funerals: $200.00, Baptisms: Freewill Donation Baptisms: 2nd Sunday of each month during the 10:30 a.m. Mass (course required) Cemetery: All inquiries/requests in regard to St. Patrick’s Cemetery are to be made directly to the parish office. There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. School News “the influence of a good teacher can never be erased” School Resumes Monday, January 5th, 2015 Sports Madhouse in Napanee has agreed to donate $2 from every sale to JJ O’Neill to purchase a “Sparks Fly” mini stationary bike. If you are purchasing sports goods or jerseys, please consider supporting this project. Thanks JJ O'Neill is collecting unwanted household batteries as part of the Ontario Schools Battery Challenge. Please place batteries in a Ziploc bag and deposit into the marked bucket at the back of the church. Ladies of St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s League…Now we have compiled the CANDIDATES list. As a number of the positions have more than one candidate who has accepted God’s call to serve, we NEED YOUR VOTE on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the church hall. Help us to elect a POSITIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, SPIRITUAL Council for 2015 & 2016 Please support the Candidates! VOTE JJ O’Neill School would like to thank the parishioners for their help in raising $337.10 in Canadian Tire Money for Interval House. It is great to work with the church to help our community. Thank You A circle of love It is f it t in g t h at so clo se af t er t h e celeb r at io n o f Ch r ist ’s b ir t h w e r ejo ice in t h e Ho ly Fam ily t h at Go d p r o vid ed His So n o n ear t h . Ju st as each o f u s is g iven in car e t o ear t h ly p ar en t s, so Jesu s w as g iven t o Mar y an d Jo sep h t h at t h ey m ig h t lo ve an d car e f o r Him , su p p o r t in g Him as He g r ew t o f u lf ill Go d ’s p lan s f o r r ed em p t io n . Raised in t h e lo vin g cir cle o f Mar y’s ar m s, sh elt er ed f r o m h ar m b y Jo sep h ’s st r o n g ar m s, Jesu s b ecam e t h e m an t h at w o u ld ch an g e t h e w o r ld . Let u s t h an k Go d t o d ay f o r t h e Ho ly Fam ily an d p r ay t h at o u r o w n f am ilies w il l r ef lect t h at sam e lo ve an d p r o t ect io n sh o w n b y Mar y an d Jo sep h . Go d o u r Fat h er , Yo u r so n Jesu s sh ar ed w it h Mar y an d Jo sep h t h e lif e o f an ear t h ly h o m e. As w e celeb r at e t h e Feast o f t h e Ho ly Fam ily, b less o u r h o m es as w ell. Make t h em p laces o f lo ve, jo y an d p eace. Teach u s t o h elp an d car e f o r o n e an o t h er as Jesu s’ f am ily d id . We ask t h is t h r o u g h Ch r ist o u r Lo r d . Am en Lost, or found? The scene in Matthew 2:1-12 has popularly been called the Epiphany, which means "showing." Why “showing”? Because God revealed, He showed divine love to humanity through Jesus Christ. And while many of us are not familiar with the definition of Epiphany, we know the story perhaps a little too well. This story of the three magi visiting Jesus has ceased to challenge or inspire our Christian walk. Yet the story has much to teach us. The magi sought, and were humbly led, to give homage and honor to Jesus. Today our modem minds lead us in exactly opposite direction. We seek peace and fulfillment through our technology, ingenuity and knowledge. We rely on skill and science, failing to recognize our dependence on God. We have forgotten humility, we have lost our seeking hearts. We no longer seek, we no longer find. God shows, but we no longer look. Make this Epiphany a day of new searching. Look deep into your hearts for God’s presence, and if you cannot find him there, set out on a journey anew. We don’t always remember what was under the tree, but we will always remember who was around the tree.
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