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 firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the e-bulletin list.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: May 21st: $2830.00. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: + $480.00. Renovation Fund: $20.00. Thank you for your generous support.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: May 28th: $3550.00. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: + $1200.00. Renovation Fund: $115.00. Thank you for your generous support.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (June 4th): For the intentions of a parishioner.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION June 11th): For the repose of the soul of Denis Pare by Deacon Michel & Colette Neron.
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 needs of intentions for June onward.
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION (June 4th): “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” (John 3:16) Is your love conditional? Is there a price others have to pay to receive your love and forgiveness? Are you generous with your time, skills, money and possessions? If you give someone something, do you expect something in return? Do you give your time freely or do you “fit it in” when it’s convenient for you? God desires a personal relationship with us so much that He gave us His Son, unconditionally! Pray for a grateful and generous heart.(from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office)
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION (June 11th):“Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” (1 Corinthians 10:17) As disciples of Jesus, we are called to lead holy lives and invite others to join us. We are called to be fed and to feed others. Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts, serves a twofold purpose. One, it helps build God’s kingdom here on earth. Two, it helps us strengthen each other’s relationship with God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. It becomes our roadmap to Heaven. Let’s help each other get there!(from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office)
HOW TO E-TRANSFER: For those who wish to donate to the Parish by e-transfer, use the email “email@example.com” and the security / password “sacredheart”. Thank you for your 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
SPRING CLEAN-UP: Now that winter is finally over, it’s now time for some spring clean-up around the parking lot. We are looking for a few volunteers to sweep this area. If you are available to spare an hour or two please talk with Fr. John. For high school students looking for volunteer hours this is the perfect project.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: According to Diocesan guidelines parents must take a preparation course prior to the baptism of their child. The next course will take place June 6th and 20th 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.
SAVE THE DATE: The annual “Parish Picnic”, sponsored by the Holy Name Society and the CWL, takes place on Saturday, June 24th following the 5:00 P.M. Supper will be homemade sausage on a bun, various salads, and dessert. There is no cost and is open to all parishioners. Save the date and plan to attend this year end gathering.
SUMMER WORSHIP: With the May long weekend come and gone, 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.
DIOCESAN CELEBRATION: On Tuesday, June 13th, the Solemnity of St. Anthony of Padua and the patron saint of our Diocese, there will be a special diocesan Mass, presided by Bishop Poitras, at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral. During this Mass the anniversaries Fr. Roland LaPalme (60 years of priesthood) , Bishop Serge Poitras (50 years of priesthood) and Deacon Ronald Belanger (40 years of diaconate) will be recognized. All are welcome!