296 Cedar Street South
TIMMINS, ON P4N 2H3
Phone: 705-268-3053
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Parish Bulletin

14th Week in Ordinary Time

July 3, 2022

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: June 26th: $2065.00. Weekly Budget: $2350.00.  Difference: -$285.00.  Renovation Fund: $130.00. Thank you for your generous support. 
 
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION: For the people and situation in Ukraine 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. 
 
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION: “He said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few…’” (Luke 10:2) As Catholics we are all called to serve. Each of us has been given “charisms” otherwise known as gifts from the Holy Spirit to help build God’s Church. Our charisms can only be used for good. We know that we are using them in the right ministry when we are filled with joy and we want to share stories about our charitable works.  Discern how God is calling you to use your charisms. Say “yes” to what God is calling you to do and then do it!  Share your joy and invite others to do the same.(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 “sacredheart296@eastlink.ca” 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
 
TEMPORARY CHANGE IN DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Fr. Michael has returned home for holidays for the next five weeks. As a result, there will only be one daily Mass celebrated between the two Parishes during this time period. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday and Thursday at Sacred Heart Parish and Wednesday and Friday at St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish. Please consult the bulletin for times. There will be no change to the weekend Mass schedule during this period. 
 
UPDATE ABOUT OUR LIVE STREAMS MASSES: From now on all Mass live streams will only be available on the St. Anthony of Padua YouTube channel at this link: https://bit.ly/3yaixks  You can get directly to the YouTube channel from our Facebook page by clicking the "More" button at the top and then selecting "YouTube". 
 
SUMMER WORSHIP: Now that school has come to a close, 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.
 
MASS FOR RECONCILIATION: In these difficult times that we face as a country and Church, we must make greater use of prayer to bring about reconciliation and healing. In this spirit, Bishop Poitras will celebrate the votive Mass of St. Kateri Tekakwitha on Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Cathedral. St. Kateri can intercede for all of us in our work for reconciliation to establish and maintain a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. All are welcome!
 
WHAT IS ORDINARY TIME? - SCRIPTURE AND LITURGY: In her revision of the Liturgy, the Church has sought to reestablish the preeminence of Sunday, that feast day par excellence, over every other feast day.
 
Recognizing, too, that Our Lord is really present when Sacred Scripture is read during the Liturgy, she has opened up the "treasures of the bible so that richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of God's Word."
 
To encourage her children to have a "warm and living love for Scripture,"the Church has enlarged the Sunday Lectionary so that the various books of the New Testaments are read roughly from beginning to end over a period of weeks, and the synoptic Gospels are read in a 3 year cycle Year A – Matthew; Year B – Mark; Year C – Luke.
 
Old Testament readings and Psalms are chosen to correspond to the Gospel passages and to bring out the fulfillment of the Old Testament in the New. The revised weekday lectionary for Ordinary Time complements the Sunday lectionary with its 2-year cycle of readings presenting all the major portions of the Bible, and a 1-year cycle for the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. (Source: https://www.catholicculture)
 
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE: There will be no preparation course offered in July or August for parents who wish to have their child. The preparation team will be taking the time this summer to work on revising and updating the course. Sessions will resume in the fall. Please keep this intention in your prayer.