296 Cedar Street South
Phone: 705-268-3053
Fax: N/A

Parish Bulletin

3rd and 4th Week in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2023

We are now FULLY OPEN for the public celebration of Mass.

Doors open 30 minutes before Mass.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Please call Fr. John or see him after Mass for any office matters. 
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Fr. John is usually available thirty minutes before weekday Mass to celebrate reconciliation or by appointment.
BAPTISM: Call the Parish Office to register for the next preparation course.
MARRIAGE: Contact Fr. John at least six months before your anticipated date of marriage.
PRIESTHOOD: If you would like further information about becoming a priest, brother, or sister contact Fr. John or visit www.vocations.ca
SICK CALLS: If you know of a parishioner who is hospitalized or unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion please call the Parish Office.
HOSPITAL VISITATION: If you or a loved one is in the hospital and would appreciate a pastoral visit from Fr. John please call the rectory.
E-BULLETIN: For those who wish to receive an electronic copy of the bulletin each Friday in their inbox, email frjohnlemire2@gmail.com and request to be added to the e-bulletin list.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: January 15th: $2640.00. Weekly Budget: $2350.00.  Difference: +$290.00.  Building Fund: $75.00. Thank you for your generous support. 
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (January 22nd):  For the repose of the soul of Rudolph Sicoli by John & Colette Sicoli.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (January 29th): For the special intentions of Tony Merenda by the Family.
SANCTUARY CANDLE: Each week we invite you to light the sanctuary lamp in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The cost is $20.00 and you may drop the donation off at the rectory or place it in the collection with the information enclosed. We are in need of requests for the February onward.
SUPPORTING THE FOOD BANK:  Please continue to remember to bring your can goods each week to Mass to help support the Timmins Food Bank. Your generosity will help make the difference in the lives of others who do not have as much as we do. 
HOW TO E-TRANSFER: For those who wish to donate to the Parish by e-transfer, use the email “sacredheart296@eastlink.ca” and the security / password “sacredheart”. Thank you for your support!
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION (January 22nd): “He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:22) Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything. In gratitude to God, we should give our first and best of everything to Him: our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission. (from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office)
PARKING AVAILABLE: Do you work downtown and need a place to park? St. Anthony Cathedral has one space available in its parking lot. Cost is $45.00 per month. If interested contact Fr. John at 705-264-0587. Please share with anyone who might be interested.
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION (January 29th): “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) The phrase “poor in spirit” can be confusing. Think of it in this sense – poor in spirt means depending on God’s providence and not depending on our own self-reliance. Being detached from earthy things (power, money, and comfort) and being attached to heavenly things (charity, sacrifice, and mercy). Denying ourselves from satisfying our desires and helping others obtain their basic needs. (from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office)
REGISTRATION FOR FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN: Full Day Kindergarten registration at Pope Francis School for September 2023 (for children born in 2019) will be held throughout the month of February. You can also register online at www.ncdsb.on.ca and clicking the “Online Registration Request” Button.
DAILY MASS: You can follow Mass from St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto at www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live or the Daily TV Mass at www.youtube.com/dailytvmass
PRAYING FOR THE POPE AND CHURCH: On Wednesday, January 25th the Church celebrates  the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Bishop Poitras will presided at a special city-wide Holy Hour and Evening Prayer Service at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Cathedral. It will be an opportunity to pray for the intentions of Pope Francis, the Church, and the upcoming Synod. All are welcome.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: The next course will take place February 7th and 14th at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Cathedral Hall. Parents must take part in both sessions prior to the baptism of their child. Pre-registration is not required.
HOLIDAY TIME: Fr. John will be away from January 23rd to February 10th enjoying some time away from the Parish and life on the high sea in the Eastern Caribbean. During this time there will be a modified weekday Mass schedule. Special thanks to Bishop Poitras who will be assisting with weekend ministry during this time.
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD: Today (January 22nd) is “Sunday of the Word of God,” established by Pope Francis to “enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world” (Aperuit illis, no. 2). You can celebrate this day by viewing the Sunday Seminar Series, an enriching opportunity for you to learn more about Sacred Scripture from some of the best Catholic Bible scholars in the United States. You can access the videos, along with discussion guides and suggestions for further reading at www.catholic.bible/sunday-of-the-word-of-god
We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need. 
Preghiamo perché le parrocchie, mettendo al centro la comunione, siano sempre più comunità di fede, di fraternità e di accoglienza verso i più bisognosi.