Soul Health CXII
Saturday, January 14th, 2023 at 3pm
If you are a frequent, regular mass attender, your participation is anticipated, as it is your commitment and input that will shape this critical discussion.
With the parish at a crossroads, the outcome of your participation may well determine the future of the parish and even whether we continue.
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Traditionally taking place twelve days after Christmas, Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the first stretch of Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. This feast day even has a presence in popular secular culture: it lends its name to Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night, and the twelve-day stretch from Christmas to Epiphany is the of origin the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
But why is this specific moment in Jesus’ early infancy, when “Three Wise Men came from country afar," so important as to merit its own feast day in the Church?
In case you missed Father Robert's Christmas letter, you can read it here!
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, January 7-13
Sunday, January 8 (The Epiphany of the Lord): For the Intentions of Doreen Zdyb by her Husband & Family
Tuesday, January 10: Hazel Boyce by Maureen Dearden
Thursday, January 12 (St Marguerite Bourgeoys): Theresa Zizzi by Her Husband, Martino
The Sanctuary Lamp
This week the Sanctuary Lamp is lit for Brian Assaly by his mother, Gloria Assaly
Requiescat In Pace
There will be a Funeral Mass for Michael McSharry on Tuesday, January 10th at 1:30pm.
New Office Hours
Starting this week, the Parish Office will be closed on Wednesdays. Regular office hours will be Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm.
Thank You from the St Vincent de Paul Society
Our Christmas Basket Campaign at Christmas was once again extremely successful. May God bless all of you for your compassion and generosity which allowed fulfilling all Christmas Basket request.
We are extremely grateful to IGA Champagne and Marche Tondreau for their kindness towards the Christmas Baskets, and also LaSalle Comprehensive High School.
Thanks as well to all parishioners who brought presents to the crèche at Christmas. St. Vincent de Paul Society will distribute them next year with the Christmas Baskets.
"Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could." - St. Gregory Nazianzen
Magnificat Subscriptions for 2023
Parishioners who subscribe to the Magnificat are reminded that it is time to renew their subscription for $70.00, please contact the parish office. We encourage our parishioners to take out a subscription which would begin in February of this wonderful publication which includes readings, reflections and prayers.
Add a bit of brightness to tax season
Parishioners wishing a receipt for income tax purposes are asked to fill out the card in their envelope sets or email the parish office with their name, address, postal code, and envelope number. Receipts will be ready in a few weeks.
Increase your spiritual strength in 2023 with a daily dose of the Catechism
Following the huge success of "The Bible in a Year," Father Mike Schmitz is launching "The Catechism in a Year" in 2023. With a new episode set to be released every day in 2023, this podcast is a deep dive into the the Catechism of the Catholic Church that complements the content of its predecessor.
As Father Mike told Aleteia in a recent interview, "The Bible in a Year was all about learning to see our lives through the lens of Scripture. With The Catechism in a Year, I hope that we will allow the truths of the Catholic faith to shape our lives. God’s story in our lives doesn’t end with the Bible, but God’s story continues with the Church, and the life of the Church."
Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly+