MARY ANNE KELLY, JOHN PRENDERGAST & MARILYN BRUNNER
COMMUNION SCHEDULE FOR THE PINES
NOVEMBER 17 MAUREEN RAHKOLA
NOVEMBER 24 BARB CAMPBELL
IT IS WITH GREAT JOY THAT WE WELCOME VISITORS AND NEW PARISHIONERS TO OUR PARISH FAMILY.
New parishioners please fill out the form in the wooden box on the back wall, call the office or better yet, come by the office so we can meet you and welcome you personally.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE GIFT CUPBOARD
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE C.W.L. GIFT CABINET IN THE PARISH HALL IS AVAILABLE AFTER WEEKEND MASSES BUT ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY DESIGNATED MEMBERS OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE.
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH- THE PARISH SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Breakfast/Brunch will take place this Sunday, November 17th after the 9am and 11am Masses at the Royal Canadian Legion, 168 Muskoka Road, Bracebridge (705)645-8500. The cost for Adults $8. and Children 10yr. and under $4. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow parishioners and to welcome and get to know new arrivals.
PRAYERS FOR PARISHES
The Office of Vocations, Evangelization and Youth (VEYO) ask us to pray for Diocesan Administration (Chancery Office and Marriage Tribunal.
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION TO PUT IN THE BULLETIN, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE OFFICE OR COME INTO THE OFFICE AND LET US KNOW, NO LATER THAN 12 NOON MONDAY.
NOVEMBER 17, 2013 THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
(Liturgical colour GREEN, Symbolizing LIFE & HOPE) PRAYERS FOR THE SICK We pray to Jesus Christ for all who suffer in our community and especially for:Cathy Benedetto, Helena Brodie, Marg Conway, Theresa Crosgrey, Gerdie Doherty, Lynn Emmons, Joyce Fitzmaurice, Kurt Geiser, Senta Geiser, Arnolda Goodwin, Jenny Gunner, Mary Jibb, Jessie Katcher, Kathleen Kennedy, Chris Lamphen, Patrick Lamphen June MacNeil, Louise MacNeil, Luke Manary, Joan Neveu, Joe Neveu, Jack & Laila O’Neill, Fay Pearce, Ann Petersen, Beverly Richard, Joan Riley, Rene Sabourin, Julia Tilson, Sean Usher. Please call the office (645-2294) if you would like your name removed or added to this list.
THE NEXT CRAFT SALE IS AFTER ALL WEEKEND MASSES ON NOVEMBER 30TH AND DECEMBER 1ST. ANY CRAFT DONATIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR THIS SALE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE CHURCH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
THE GREAT ADVENTURE
CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY
The Catholic Church gave us the Bible. It is the story of our family, told by the loving God who created us. We hear the Bible read at Mass but often we wonder how those readings fit together. The Great Adventure Bible study helps you make the connection. It is a Catholic Bible Study because it shows how the story that runs through Scripture is the story that grounds the Catholic faith. The Great Adventure helps you live your life in the story today.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this very worthwhile cause. The last day to return your shoe box is today, Sunday, November 17th. If you have forgotten your box you can still bring it to the office NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM tomorrow, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER FUND
Please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address, also indicate who you wish the donation to be in memory of. Then place the envelope in the collection basket next weekend. A mass will be offered for your intention on December 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
NOVEMBER 17, 2013 UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Nov 17 Parish Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Nov 25 K of C Meeting 6:30 pm
Nov 28 Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 pm
(PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE AS SOON AS YOU KNOW OF A DATE AND TIME OF AN UPCOMING MEETING IN THE PARISH.)
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS CARDS The Knights of Columbus are selling Religious Christmas Cards the weekend of November 24th after each Mass. “Keep Christ in Christmas” say MERRY CHRISTMAS instead of Happy Holidays or Season Greetings.
PARENTS MEETING FOR CHILDREN PREPARING FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION
Please note that the fourth meeting for the parents is on December 1st, Sundayafter the 9:00 am Massin the church. This includes all parents of children who attend MMO as well as all parents of children who are in the Public School system. Please plan to attend.
CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKES WILL BE SOLD AFTER ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND. Proceeds go to Campaign Life Coalition; a national pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings, from conception to natural death. Cakes are $25 or $15.
PETERBOROUGH MEDICAL BRIGADE CONCERTSaturday, November 23- 7PM
Murray Street Baptist Church
Featuring Fr. Paul Massel, Montana Sky,
The Heart Beats and Guests
Tickets: $25. Tickets at the door.
Come, enjoy and help support the Brigade’s Trip
to Uganda in February.
ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2013 TO NOVEMBER 24, 2013
MONDAY 6:30 PM +EVA EVAN SMITH & DE VREEZE FAMILIES
YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOUR. CCC 2464 The eighth commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in our relations with others. This moral prescription flows from the vocation of the holy people to bear witness to their God who is truth and wills the truth. Offenses against the truth express by word or deed a refusal to commit oneself to moral up rightness: They are fundamental infidelities to God and in this sense; they undermine the foundations of the covenant.
YOU CAT 452 What does the Eighth Commandment require of us?
The Eighth Commandment teaches us not to lie. Lying means consciously and intentionally speaking or acting against the truth. Someone who lies deceives himself and misleads others who have a right to know the full truth of the matter. (CCC 2464, 2467-2468, 2483, 2485-2486)
Every lie is an offense against justice and charity. Lying is a form of violence; it introduces the seed of division into a community and undermines the trust on which every human community is based.
YOU CAT What does our relationship to the truth have to do with God?
Living in respect to the truth means not only being true to oneself. More precisely it means being true to God for he is the source of all truth. We find the truth about God and about all of reality quite directly in Jesus, who is “the way and the truth, and the life” (Jn.14:6)
Someone who really follows Jesus brings greater and greater truthfulness into his life. He eliminates all lies, falsehood, pretense and ambiguity from his accomplishments in life and becomes transparent towards truth. To believe means to become a witness to the truth.
YOU CAT– REFERS TO THE YOUTH CATECHISM.
CCC - REFERS TO THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SPECIAL COLLECTION - PHILIPPINES
Bishop De Angelis has authorized a special collection for the Philippines in addition to the “door collection” for the earth quake in the Philippines on October 15, 2013. As you are aware the Philippines have been devastated by a typhoon on November 9th. If you would like to donate please make your cheque out to St. Joseph’s Church and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.