Introduction to the Liturgy: Christian Baptism: Election, Forgiveness and Mission – Today’s liturgy of the word couples John the Baptist’s recognition of Jesus and his mission with Isaiah’s second song if the suffering servant. What is said of the mission of Jesus is to be duplicated in the life of every Christian. As Paul indicates in the second reading, the Christian is “consecrated” and “called” just as was Jesus himself.
I WILL BE AWAY: I am away from the 9th of January until the 20th of January. I will be home visiting my family, especially my dad, and I will be going to Toronto to see our seminarian, Mr. Lukas Casta, as part of my duty as the Vocation Director for the Pembroke diocese. Pray for me as I despise large cities.
EXTRA DUTIES FOR THE PRIESTS DURING JANUARY: Father Peter Do and I are responsible for the weekend Masses and any funerals at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Deep River and St. Anthony in Chalk River during the month of January as Father Moses is gone to Nigeria for a month.
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOUR PARISH: We are in need of volunteers to carry out important functions for our Mass celebration on the weekends. We can use more lectors (readers) choir members, and ushers. We are desperately in need of altar servers and sacristans. Even if you are only able to help so often, please consider it. I will have training/refresher sessions during Lent.
CONFIRMATION: We ask you to keep the young people in your prayers who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, Sunday January 22nd at our 10:30 am mass.
|ANNOUNCED PARISH MASSES|
|Sunday||SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME|
|January 15th||10:30 AM||Geraldine Parent – Docherty Family|
|5:15 PM||Evan Benedict Mahon – Family|
|January 16th||NO MASS||———————————————————————|
|Tuesday||ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT – MEMORIAL|
|January 17th||12:10||Maurice & Marie Corriveau – Family|
|January 18th||NO MASS||—————————————————————–|
|—————-||NO EXPOSITION AND ADORATION|
|—————–||NO VESPERS AND BENEDICTION|
|January 19th||12:10 PM||(Ann) Father David Kelly – Blaskie Family|
|January 20th||NO MASS||———————————————————————–|
|Saturday||ST. AGNES, VIRGIN, MARTYR – MEMORIAL|
|January 21st||7:15 PM||(Ann.) Cecile Lyons – Lyons Family|
|Sunday||THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME|
|January 22nd||10:30 AM||Sp. Intentions of Sharon McNaughton – Becky Chaput|
|5:15 PM||Tom Donohue – Wife Wendy & Family|
In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died.
CONFESSIONS – CONFESSIONS WILL BE HEARD FOLLOWING ALL MASSES.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULES AT OTHER PEMBROKE PARISHES
Our Lady of Lourdes Most Holy Name of Jesus Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM Monday to Thursday 7:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM
(Please visit the Parish websites to confirm Mass times)
MASS ATTENDANCE FOR LAST WEEKEND – Saturday 7:15 – 62, Sunday 10:30 – 156, Sunday 5:15 – 65
Your total offering for last Sunday was $4795.20 (incl. Initial Offering)
Thank you for your generosity and support.
|Saturday, January 21st|
|7:15 PM||Timothy Girard||Dianne Sinclair|
|Sunday, January 22nd|
|10:30 AM||Mike O’Grady||Les Scott|
|SUNDAY SOCIAL – Michelle & Trevor Burgess|
|5:15 PM||John Leydon||Suzanne Fleury|
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE COMING YEAR
Ash Wednesday————————————————————————————————– February 22, 2023
Forty Hours at Cathedral————————————————————————————- March 13 – 15, 2023
Palm (Passion) Sunday—————————————————————————————- April 2, 2023
Good Friday——————————————————————————————————– April 7, 2023
Easter Sunday—————————————————————————————————– April 9, 2023
Pentecost Sunday———————————————————————————————– May 28, 2023
FORTY HOUR DEVOTION: This March 13 to 15, 2023, we will have the 40 Hour Devotion to help us prepare during Lent for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery at the Cathedral. It is an opportunity to devote ourselves to prayer, especially before Our Lord Jesus Christ, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, through adoration. Father Eric F. Mason, a priest of the Diocese of Peterborough and pastor at St. Joseph Parish, Powassan, Ontario, will be the preacher each evening and the celebrant of Holy Mass each day. Sign up sheets will go out for people of both parishes to take some time to spend in adoration during these days. I would like to try and have adoration throughout the entire period, morning and night as is traditional if it is possible. If it is not possible, we will have re-position each evening.
INCENSE AT 10:30 SUNDAY MASS: Beginning the First Sunday of Lent, once again, the priest will use incense at the 10:30 AM Mass. We will ensure not to overdo it but put just enough incense on the coal to accompany and enhance the liturgical action. Symbolic of our prayers rising to God, incense has been used by many ancient religions and continues to be used today in the Roman Catholic Church, both in the Oriental and Latin rites, as well as in the Orthodox churches.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROGRAM: The Winter Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is coming up on Saturday, February 25thand Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew. Deadline to register is February 11th. Registration is available online at www.pembrokediocese.com, or a form can be obtained from any parish and mailed in. Inquiries can be directed to Yvette Bourque at email@example.com.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Kindergarten registration at Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is opening soon! From January 23rd – February 3rd, go to www.rccdsb.ca to enroll your child and learn more about our inclusive, caring and engaging Kindergarten programs. Then make an appointment with your designated school to finalize your registration. Come learn, laugh, pray and play at RCCDSB! Truly Schools to Believe In!
NEW! THEOLOGY ON TAP – EAST SIDE MARIOS, PEMBROKE – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 – 7 – 8:30 P.M.: This is a new initiative of the Family Life and Youth Ministry Office and is geared for those age 19 – 49(ish). Gatherings will take place monthly at various local restaurants in the Pembroke area that offer private rooms for such an event. Different guest speakers will be invited each month to give a talk on a variety of different topics relating to the Catholic Faith. There will be time for questions, discussion and socializing. To receive an e-mail each month with Date, Speaker and location, please contact Yvette Bourque at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest speaker for January is Fr. Scott Murray speaking on THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL.
RCCDSB DANCE FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EXPERIENCE: One of the most treasured experiences that students get the opportunity to take part in is our annual mission trip to the Dominican Republic, which will resume this year. Come on out for live music on January 21st 8pm – 12am – Classic Rock/Country Music and help raise funds for food and medical supplies for our friends in Yamasa, Dominican Republic. There will be awesome prizes to be won and a silent auction. Please contact Jackie Beaupre at 613-585-7498. Tickets $15/person
Leigh Sweeney will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 21 good of the order meeting sponsored by Bishop N.Z. Lorrain council 1531 of the Knights of Columbus. The meeting will be at the K of C Hall on Ellis Avenue in Pembroke. It starts at 7 p.m. and is open to all K of C members, their families and the community at large.