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Parish Bulletin


Solemnity of Pentecost

May 19, 2024

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.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION: For the repose of the soul of Ivan Perkovic by Mary Perkovic & 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 intentions for June onwards.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: May 12th: $1950.00. Weekly Budget: $2350.00.  Difference: -$400.00.  Renovation Fund: $0.00. Thank you for your generous support. 
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. 
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
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: “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6) All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances. God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do. Guess what? We are not all called to do the same thing! For God’s plan to work you have to do what God is calling you to do and I have to do what God is calling me to do. (Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office)
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: According to Diocese guidelines parents must take a preparation course prior to the baptism of their child. The next course will take place June 4th and 11th 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. This will be the last course until early fall.
NEW TO THE PARISH: If you are not yet registered with the Parish, please contact the office to do so. If you are not a regular Sunday offering envelope user and would like a box, please contact us and a set will be prepared for you.
LIFE ISSUES: The latest Priests for Life Canada newsletter is available at the entrance.
POPE FRANCIS’ MAY PRAYER INTENTION: Let us pray that men and women religious, and seminarians, grow in their own vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, that leads them to be credible witnesses of the Gospel.
SUMMER WORSHIP: With the May long weekend upon us, this often marks the beginning of people trekking out to the cottage or going away for holidays. While the summer months afford many of us these pleasures, it is important for us to remember our Sunday obligation to attend Mass, wherever you happen to be on any given weekend. Regular weekly attendance at the Eucharist is not meant to be a burden on us, but rather an opportunity to take a few special moments out of our busy lives to thank God and receive whatever strength we need to face the coming week. As well, if you know that you are going to be away, we encourage you to make up your weekly offering either before you leave or after you return. We depend on your regular contributions throughout the year so that we might take care of our expenses in maintaining the Parish. We know that we can depend on your continued generosity.
PARENTING TIP: The data continues to grow on the dangers the internet can pose to children and on the benefit of time spent in play, both indoors and outdoors. For younger children this means play that uses their imaginations and does not include the internet. For older children, it may include such things as playing board games, doing puzzles and hiking. Whatever the age of your children, time without the internet supports good growth. So, spend time playing as a family and you will see the positive benefits for your children! (Diocese of Hamilton’s Family Ministry Office)
LITURGY SPOTLIGHT - THE GIFT OF PENTECOST: This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.
Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven. The name of the day itself is derived from the Greek word pentecoste, meaning 50th.
Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room.
For this reason, Pentecost is considered the birthday of the Church - Peter, the first Pope, preaches for the first time and converts thousands of new believers. The apostles and believers, for the first time, were united by a common language, and a common zeal and purpose to go and preach the Gospel.
Typically, priests will wear red vestments on Pentecost, symbolic of the burning fire of God's love and the tongues of fire that descended on the apostles. (Adapted from www.catholicculture.org)