WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: July 8th: $2102.80. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: -$247.20. Renovation Fund: $56.00.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: July 15th: $2038.85. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: -$311.15. Renovation Fund: $70.00.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (July 22nd): In memory of Deceased Members of the Deiulis Family by Helen.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (July 29th) : In memory of Pierina & Ugo Carlesso by Sylvano.
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 place it in the collection with the information enclosed. We have openings for mid-August onwards.
VIGIL FOR WORLD PEACE will take place on Friday, August 3rd at St. Anthony’s Cathedral following the 9:00 A.M. Mass and ending at 4:00 P.M.
2017 - 2018 DIOCESAN PRIORITY: “Teaching of the faith that leads to a personal relationship with Christ.”
Bishop Poitras on Christian Funerals
2. It is difficult for us to fully comprehend eternal life. The child who is in the womb of his mother has no idea of the life that is yet outside: he does not know colours, smells, the faces of people; it is only after his birth that he discovers the wonderful universe that surrounds us. Similarly, we cannot, in this world, imagine what eternal life is: we know, however, that it exists, that we can access it, precisely by the gift of God that we accept in faith, in the certainty that we will be associated with the resurrection of his Son. “The Christian who dies in Christ reaches at the end of his earthly existence the fulfillment of that new life which was begun in Baptism, strengthened in Confirmation, and nourished in the Eucharist, the foretaste of the heavenly banquet” (Compendium n. 354).
3. It is certainly good to 'celebrate the life' of our deceased, to remember what these people have lived, the qualities they have demonstrated, the values they have illustrated; they live in our memory.
FEATA ITALIANA: The 2nd annual Festa Italiana takes place next Sunday (July 29th). Events begin at 11:00 A.M. and run throughout the day at the Dante Club. Cedar Street, from First Avenue to the Fire Station, will be closed and there will be children's games including face painting and inflatables. There will be food of all sorts available as well as a stage with live entertainment. The day closes with a pig roast.
BROWN SCAPULAR INVESTITURE: The Brown Scapular was given to St. Simon Stock in 1215. In Fatima, the Blessed Mother held out the scapular on October 13, 1917 declaring "the brown scapular is a sign of personal consecration. The Scapular and Rosary are inseparable." On July 31st, after 4:00 P.M. Mass there will be an investiture of the Brown Scapular for any who desires to live closer to our Blessed Mother. Al are welcome.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SACRED HEART PARISH IS ON FACEBOOK?: You can find us at www.facebook.com/sacredhearttimmins You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to access our page. Why not take a moment today and check us out? Don’t forget to add us to your favourites and visit us regularly.
PARISH BBQ: Special thanks to the Holy Name Society for organizing last Saturday’s Parish BBQ and for providing the sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, and cold drinks. Thanks as well to the CWL for providing the salads. It was great to see well over hundred parishioners out for the evening and a good time was held by all!
SUPPORTING THE FOOD BANK: Please continue to remember to bring your canned 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.
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. Often times parishioners are missed because he is not aware of you being admitted.
LIFE ISSUES: The latest newsletter from Priests for Life Canada is available at the entrance table. Learn more about what is happening in our country and why we need to build a culture of life.
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION: “…come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest awhile.” (Mark 6:31) Do you spend time, every day, alone and in silence listening to how God is calling you? If not, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to develop a more personal relationship with Him. Unless we talk and more importantly, listen to God every day, how else will we know how He is calling us? Consider making a retreat this year, spend some “alone” time with God.(from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office).