Sunday, August 16, 2015 after 9 & 11 AM Masses, Fernando and St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s League invite all parishioners to breakfast to recognize the 125th anniversary of Father Michael McGivney, founder of Knights of Columbus, and the 60th anniversary of St. Peter’s CWL. Stay tuned for more details.
Season 5 of ARISE Together in Christ will take place this fall. There will be six faith sharing sessions that invite us to embrace a new definition of ourselves as “We Are the Good News!” The first session helps us ponder on our reality of how well we are a welcoming parish. Good hospitality is essential for good evangelization. The rest of the season invites us to pray and share about evangelization and how we can sow seeds, how we can better listen to the Holy Spirit in the midst of our busy lives, how we can use our gifts and how ultimately we can be Good News for others. Please join us for six wonderful and challenging weeks this fall beginning the week of October
An invitation to a journey of discovery is open to all adults seeking entry into the Catholic Church or completing their sacraments through Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. If you or someone you know is interested in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process, please call the Parish Office (705-472-1817) with regards to RCIA. We begin in September!
Circle this date on your calendar: June 2nd. 6:00 pm – pot luck dinner – bring your favorite dish 7:00 pm – Sister Pauline Guindon will lead us in a session of Laughter Yoga. Be ready for fun and relaxation. Wear your most relaxed attire, running shoes, capris, jogging pants, yoga pants, jeans, … 7:45 pm – we will have a short general meeting. For more information contact Marcelle Beaulieu at 705-475-1851.
Beginning with a prayer service at 2:00 pm, the festivities include: Children’s games and activities, adult bingo, food, prizes, dessert auction and so much fun!Donations of prizes for adult bingo would be appreciated. Please bring prizes wrapped in newspaper to the box at the entrance of the Church. Baked goods are needed for the Dessert Auction that will take place at the Picnic. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, run games and barbeque hamburgers and hot dogs. Anyone interested in taking part are asked to call Roger at 705-474-5459 or the Parish Office. See you Sunday, June 14th.
Catholic Education Week takes place from Sunday, May 3 to Friday, May 8. The disciples asked Jesus to ‘increase our faith’. That is our goal in publicly funded Catholic education in collaboration with the family and the parish. We know that keeping the theme of faith alive is a constant challenge in the world of 2015. But, we can be assured by the words of the disciples, “were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road?” (Lk 24:32) We are in need of the support and prayers of the entire Catholic community to counteract the increasingly strident demand that the funding of Catholic schools be terminated. Once again we will have a province-wide mass scheduled for May 7, 2015 in our high schools organized by our Catholic Student Trustees.
The special collection entitled Seminary is now called Ministry Formation. The new name more accurately reflects the needs of the Church today to support the faithful commitment of priests, deacons, seminarians, pastoral workers and many lay ministries. The proceeds will be used for professional development of lay leadership in ministries at the parochial or diocesan level as well as ongoing support for vocations and professional development of the clergy.
The New Evangelization Summit will be hosted live in Ottawa on April 24-25.There are only 15 host sites to webcast this across North America and St. Joseph-Scollard Hall will be one of them! It brings together over 5,000 Catholics at the same time and is designed to Inspire Catholics to be engaged in the New Evangelization. “New” refers simply to new methods to share the “Good News” effectively with those who have forgotten the message or have never heard it or understood it. The message has not changed but the culture we live in has.
This summit is being put on as an Evangelization initiative by the North Bay Local Parishes and the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. 8 Dynamic speakers Fri, Apr 24th 6-9 pm and Sat, Apr 25th 9am-4pm at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Auditorium Cost of $20/person includes coffee, snacks and lunch Submit Payment and Registration Form in Sunday collection before April 17th. For more information go to www.newevangelization.ca
HOLY THURSDAY – Thursday, April 2
- Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00pm
- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY – Friday, Apr 3
- Good Friday Children’s Liturgy at 11:00am
- The Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm
- Regional Outdoor Way of the Cross Beginning at St. John’s Anglican Church (301 Main St East) at 5 pm and up Main Street to Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish
- Regional Indoor Way of the Cross Begins at 7 pm at Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption Parish
HOLY SATURDAY – Saturday, April 4
EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 5
- Mass at 9:00am and 11:00am