SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 10, 2017
|Saturday||Dec 9||5:15pm||+ Sr. Esmera Bastos by Manuel & Eduarda Costa|
|Sunday||Dec 10||9:30am||+ Maria Ana Ribeiro by Ines Costa|
|11:00am||Mass for the People|
|Monday||Dec 11||------||no scheduled liturgy |
|7:00pm||Advent Vigil for Peace|
|Tuesday||Dec 12||9:00am||+ Victor & Larry Corea by the Family|
|Wednesday||Dec 13||9:00am||+ Intentions of Molly Kirkpatrick, 90th Birthday,|
by Betty & John Dowling
|Thursday||Dec 14||9:00am||Holy Souls in Purgatory by Anibal & Maria Victoria|
|1-5pm||Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction|
|Friday||Dec 15||8:30am||+ Tricia Anson, 12th Anniversary, by Mom, Dad & Family|
|Saturday||Dec 16||5:15pm||+ Rev. Charles Gazeley by William & Grace Eves|
|Sunday||Dec 17||9:30am||Mass for the People|
|11:00am||+ Joe Ponte & deceased Ponte & DeSousa Families by Fernanda|
|1:30pm||Sacrament of Reconciliation at Holy Family|
|Liturgical Roles||Dec 16 & 17||5:15 p.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Readers:||Marie & Armando|
|Renci & Koos
|Eucharistic Ministers:||Brenda Meltz||Lee George||Sister Helen Russell|
|Musicians:||Elisabeth Santos||Tom Ward||Elisabeth Santos|
|Greeters:||B. Harris||D. Perry & T. Jodairy|
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 1pm to 5pm Thursday, December 7th In addition to our personal intentions, may we also pray that in sacramental absolution we may seek and find our peace and joy (Prayers for Priests leaflet)
PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Please remember in your prayers the following: Dale Ezard,Deacon John Ezard, Molly Kirkpatrick, Doreen Saunders, David Tessier, Steve Black, Barbara Martin, Hilda Dubeau, Roger Castro, Bernadette Murphy, Rick Coupland, Bill Eves, Riny Witjes, Pippa Ovey, Sylvie Dessureault, Diane Adamowicz, Audrey Brady, Lana Brady, Joyce Doucette & Julianna Edwards.
Campaign Life Coalition Christmas Cakes: new & improved recipe, traditional aged cakes made by the Monks of Val Notre-Dame Abbey, will be sold at Holy Family Parish after all masses this weekend, December 9/10, and next weekend. For a donation of $25.00 to CLC’s pro-life work you will receive a deluxe Christmas cake (1 kg) or for $18.00, a regular size cake (600 gms).
Advent Reconciliation will be held at Holy Family on Sunday, December 10th at 1:30pm. We are encouraged to take this opportunity to prepare well for Christmas.
You are invited to An Advent Vigil for Peace: where we will pray for peace in our hearts, homes and world. There will be silence, Scripture, music and prayer. It will be held at Holy Family Church on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. This is sponsored by the Kingston Archdiocesan Development and Peace Committee.
CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING Liturgical Publications will be setting up the advertisements for our church bulletin. The advertising will begin in February 2018 and supports the bulletin service. Please support the bulletin and advertise your product or service. Call Liturgical Publications at 1-800-268-2637.
YOUR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP BUY CHRISTMAS FLOWERS for Holy Family Church will be gratefully accepted DEC 9/10 and DEC16/17. Contributions may be made in memory of a deceased family member or friend. Please put your contribution in the regular collection in an envelope marked “Christmas Flowers”, including your name, address and/or envelope number and the name of the deceased person(s) you wish to honour. Surplus donations, if any, will support parish upkeep.
Partners in Mission Food Bank – Holy Family Parish is accepting non-perishable food donations next weekend, Dec 16 & 17 for the Partners in Mission Food Bank. Thank you for your support!
Gift from Father Gazeley’s Estate Holy Family Parish is the grateful recipient of a bequest in the amount of $26,424.54 from the estate of Father Charles Gazeley, pastor at Holy Family from 1993 to 2007. This gift will be applied to a special project to be identified by the pastor and finance committee in 2018 or 2019. Please remember Father Gazeley in your prayers as we are sure to be remembered in his.
ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY At this time of year and during the winter months our parish receives requests for financial assistance from poor individuals and families in the area in difficult circumstances. If you would like to help with such needs, please contact Friar Jim or the parish office
On the Feast Holy Innocents Thursday, December 28, 2017 there will be Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. On this particular day of the Christmas Season, when we remember the Holy Innocents – the babies who were killed by Herod seeking the Christ Child – we will gather to pray for our “innocents”, the thousands of victims of abortion. Please join us. For further information contact Campaign Life Coalition at 613-389-4472 or 613-382-1084.
HELP WANTED The Archdiocese is seeking a full-time receptionist for the offices of the Pastoral Centre in Kingston. Please see the archdiocesan website for details: www.romancatholic.kingston.on.ca.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join us for an afternoon of Christmas music, featuring the local talent of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg and Brian Flynn, (three members of the band, Turpin’s Trail) in the church on Thursday, 14 December 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall; a free-will offering would be gratefully appreciated.
“The Birth of Jesus – A Franciscan Christmas” will be presented on December 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelical Church on Stone Street, in Gananoque. It is an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE presented by The Franciscan Players Teen Group of Clayton, N.Y. This is not a Christmas pageant, but attempts to portray the events surrounding the Lord’s birth as realistically as possible, from the birth to the slaughter of the innocent. Recommended for ages 10+. Because of the realistic content, may not be suitable for small children.
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