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Introduction to the Liturgy – Your Savior Comes – These words from Isaiah, read in the mass for Christmas morning, capture the flavor of all the readings selected for this feast. Selections from the book of Isaiah figure prominently in all the Christmas masses in announcing the dawn of new era. The second readings today draw on Titus and Hebrews in accenting the arrival of God’s salvation in the person of Jesus and anticipating his return at the end of history. Luke’s infancy narratives are important interpretative statements on the meaning of the Christ event. In the first two masses of Christmas, Luke does this in story form; in the third mass, the prologue to john’s gospel speaks of this saving moment in the highest theological terms: the Word of God has become flesh and has dwelt among us.
From the Saints – From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope– Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness.
(Matins, 4th The Nativity of the Lord)
|Announced Parish Masses|
|SUNDAY December 25th to Sunday January 1st|
|The Nativity of the Lord|
|SUNDAY||10:30 AM||Special Intentions of Becky Chaput – Charlie & Sharon McNaughton|
|December 25||5:15 PM||NO MASS|
|monday||St. Stephen, The First Martyr|
|DECEMBER 26||NO MASS||Mass at Lourdes – 8:00 am, Mass at Holy Name – 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||St. John, Apostle, Evangelist|
|december 27||12:10 PM||(Ann) Francis Yaskolski – Patricia McLaughlin|
|Wednesday||The Holy Innocents, Martyrs|
|december 28||12:10 PM||Deceased Family Members – Mr. & Mrs. David Peoples & Family|
|12:30 PM||Exposition and Adoration|
|5:30 PM||Vespers and Benediction|
|Thursday||Fifth Day the Nativity|
|december 29||12:10 PM||Elizabeth St. Jean – Michael St. Jean|
|Friday||The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph|
|december 30||12:10 PM||Arnold & Ruby Coulas – Ken & Barb Recoski|
|Saturday||Seventh Day of the Nativity|
|DECEMBER 31||5:15 PM||Dr. J. Foohey – Family|
|Sunday||The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God|
|JANUARY 1||10:30 AM||David Sr. & Agnes Foohey & Ann Foohey – 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, especially Elaine Brazeau, Raymond Lewis and John Mitchell.
HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND HOLY CHRISTMAS
Your total offering for last Sunday was $7248.00
Thank you for your generosity and support.
Let us all rejoice in the Lord,
for our Savior has been born in the world.
Today true peace has come down to us from heaven.
(Entrance Antiphon – The Nativity of the Lord)
|The Nativity of the Lord|
|SATURDAY DECEMBER 24th & SUNDAY DECEMBER 25th|
|Saturday, December 24th||6:30 pm (Family Mass)||Kate Sell||Timothy Girard|
|Sunday, December 25th||12:00 am (Midnight Mass)||Lance Patriquin||Paola Bertoia|
|Sunday, December 25th||10:30 am (Christmas Day)||Les Scott||Mike O’Grady|
|The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God|
|SATURDAY DECEMBERE 31ST & SUNDAY JANUARY 1ST|
|Saturday, December 31st||5:15 pm||Paola Bertoia||Timothy Girard|
|Sunday, January 1st||10:30 am||Mike O’Grady||Les Scott|
|Sunday, January 1st||There will be no 5:15 mass.||———————————-||———————————-|
NOTICE: THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD AT 12:00 AND REOPEN TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD AT 9:00.
MASS ATTENDANCE FOR DECEMBER 18TH – Saturday 7:15 – , Sunday 10:30 – 123 , Sunday 5:15 – 80
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULES AT 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)
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR: I pray that the Christ child bring many blessings to you and to your family this holiday season. I thank everyone who helped to make our celebrations so beautiful this year. May you and your family be blessed throughout the upcoming year. Father Beachey, Father Do, Fr. Fortunatus.
COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR 2023 – The 2023 collection envelopes are now available at the back table of the church. If you are unable to find your envelopes or would like envelopes, please contact the parish office at 613-732-8513.
SUNDAY SOCIAL – Starting in the New Year, the Sunday social will be returning following the 10:30 am mass. It’s been a long two years and we all look forward to its return. If you would like to volunteer for this please contact the parish office at 613-732-8513.
Funny in a GOoD Way – presents an evening of laughter and praise to celebrate the week of Prayer for Christian Unity on January 21st at 7:00 p.m., Festival Hall. Event features, Praise Band – Gate47, a skit by local Clergy, and award-winning Comedian Andy Beningo. Cost $20.00 in advance. To purchase tickets, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613 732-7933 ext. 206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details available at www.funnyinagoodway.ca. Net proceeds go to The Grind Pembroke.
May Christ’s peace and hope be with your family now and in the days ahead. May His love warm your hearts and may He give you a spirit of wisdom.
+ Bishop Guy Desrochers
Father Mitchell Beachey
Father Peter Do
Deacon Adrien Chaput
All couples, whether newly married or many years married, are welcome to have their wedding anniversaries announce in our parish bulletin. Call the Parish Office with your date or email email@example.com.
“GOT LIFE QUESTIONS? R.C.I.A. might just be for you. R.C.I.A stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a journey for anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic and growing in the life as a Christian. It is for someone who has never been baptized or maybe you have been baptized in another Christian faith and wish to know more about the Catholic faith, or maybe you have been baptized and have not received the other Sacraments for your life’s mission or maybe as a Catholic you just want to grow more in your faith. If any of the above questions apply to you, we would love to help in your spiritual journey Want to know more about your Catholic faith all are welcome to join us in exploring this new quest at St. Columbkille’ s Cathedral. For more information, please contact Deacon Adrien Chaput at 613-732-7933 ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – We extend our heartfelt congratulations and prayerful best wishes to all couples who celebrate their Marriage Anniversary during the month of December. May the Lord continue to bless them in life together. All couples are welcome to have their wedding anniversaries posted in our parish bulletin, just call the Parish Office with your date. 613-732-8513
Gord and Nancy Carriere 54 years – December 21st