Nota Bene: June 22, 2024

by Jun 21, 2024Nota Bene

PARISH VISION

To rekindle the Catholic faith in Glengarry, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and build the Kingdom of God.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Our readings today remind us that God always has our best interests in mind. No matter what is going on in our lives, God is with us. God won’t allow anything that we cannot handle. In a moment of suffering, we might feel trapped. Yet, He sees the moment of peace and still waters. During our trials, cling to Jesus. Know that there is an end, and whether we see the end in this life or the next, God allows it all for our salvation. Today, let us thank God for His presence in our lives, and ask for the eyes of faith to see that He is right here with us always.

INTENTIONS

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Sacha Cardinal, Charles Cassibo, Christopher Coleman, Susan/John Clark,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Loretta Fernandes, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Michel LaFlamme, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, 
Madison McDermid, Barbara Macdonell, Sharon Martin, Jennifer Pastor, Angela Purchase,
Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Michael Scott, Patrick/Sue Shannon, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Tan, Braydon Topping, Joanna VanderWielen, John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding & Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers. 

MASS REQUESTS

St. Anthony’s and St. Finnan’s are in need of Mass intentions. If you wish to offer a Mass intention for a family member/friend/intention, please contact the office at 613-525-1340.  Masses are $15 each and can be paid by dropping an envelope in the Sunday collection basket, paid by E-Transfer, or by dropping by Shalom House on Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT OUR LITURGY? 

Liturgical Ministry: The role of a Sacristan: “The sacristan diligently arranges the liturgical books, the vestments and other things that are necessary in the celebration of Mass” (GIRM, 105a). The sacristan is the person who prepares what is needed for the celebration of the liturgy; but there is more to this ministry than setting out the things needed for various celebrations. Sacristans need to have some knowledge of the following:  *the Ordo, a guide for the current liturgical year and how to use it in preparing the things for Mass.  *setting out the correct amount of bread and wine, and the appropriate vessels before Mass begins.  *how to handle and properly clean the sacred vessels, particularly those that have held the consecrated bread and wine, as well as the linens (cloths) used during the Mass.  *the ritual books that are used and how to mark the readings and prayers for the day, both Sundays and weekdays – the Roman Missal, the various Lectionaries, and the Book of Gospels.  *the ritual books and the additional items necessary for other occasions and liturgies (what is needed for funerals, Baptisms and weddings; Holy Week and Easter Vigil)   *the Liturgical Year and the colours to be used for each season (what vestments to hang ready and the colour of the cloths to be placed on the altar and Tabernacle, etc.)  *the Sanctuary lamp – keeping it lit and replacing it when needed.   *where everything is stored – vessels, books, vestments, hosts, wine, etc.  *where to access lights, fans, sound system, supplies. Sacristans generally ensure that the sanctuary and preparation areas are kept orderly. They should remain aware of supplies (hosts, wine, candles) and report any needs to the person responsible for ordering these supplies. They may also be asked to care for any plants that decorate the church.Much of the sacristan’s time is spent ‘behind the scenes’, but this quiet, often invisible ministry is very important – without their diligent preparation, it would be difficult to celebrate liturgies well. The work of the sacristan really matters!

SAVE THE DATES

*June 22/23: Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
*June 24th: Mass for the 20th Anniversary of Calvary in Green Valley:  Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm, Mass at 7pm with Bishop Yvan Mathieu
*June 25: Parish Pastoral Council meeting / St. James Prayer Group will have its last Prayer meeting
*July 11: 7-8:30pm:  Encounter- Parish wide adoration night with music, talk and confession
*August 9:  St. Finnan’s Parish Golf Tournament:  Contact Cameron McCormick for more information at 613-678-0942 or contact by email: knights10640@gmail.com

STEUBENVILLE ATLANTIC YOUTH CONFERENCE

Please continue your prayers and support for our parish youth group members as they further their preparations for the youth camp and conference in Halifax, July 1st-July 7th.   As mentioned last week, there will be a special collection for the youth at the weekend masses.  You will also hear more about this opportunity at the weekend Masses. Thank you to those who have already contributed to help the youth reach their financial goal of $5000 for the camp and conference fees.  Your generosity is a beautiful sign of God’s provision. Total amount raised thus far:  $1050.00 – Thank you!!!!

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF CALVARY

In 2004, then Bishop Paul-André Durocher officially opened the site of Calvary of the Divine Mercy in Green Valley. We kick off this 20th Anniversary on Monday, June 24th, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Bishop Yvan Mathieu will join us to preside over this opening bilingual Mass. We will pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm followed by Mass at 7 pm. The worst of the heat will be behind us by then so please come and enjoy this beautiful site right in our own backyard. Sweet treats after Mass!! If you have been to Calvary, you know how special it is to celebrate Mass on this amazing site. Calvary is located behind the parish of Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption (4172 County Road 34).  Everyone is welcome!

ST. JAMES PRAYER GROUP

The Prayer Group will have its last Prayer meeting on June 25th. We will resume once again on 
Tuesday, September 10th, at 11:00 am.

ST. JAMES CEMETERY

Niches are available for sale there.  Please contact Notre-Dame Cemetery for more information at
613-933-4331 or by email at cemeteries@alexandria-cornwall.ca

ST. FINNAN’S PARISH GOLF DAY

WHEN: Friday, Aug 9th, 2024 – Tee times begin at 11 AM.
WHERE: Glengarry Golf & Country Club
GOLF: Best ball format. Prizes to be won!
COST: $85 per person ($340 per foursome). Cart included.
REGISTER: Call 613-678-0942 or 416-700-9139, or by email at knights10640@gmail.com
PAYMENT: Please e-transfer to the above email address when registering.
Tee times TBC prior to Aug 9th. Unofficial dinner to follow at the North Glengarry Restaurant.
Register your foursome today!

CAT CHAT:  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments
WHEN:  August 12-16 TIME:  9:30 am – 3 pm WHERE:  St. Anthony’s Church
AGE:  Kids ages 5 to 12.  COST:  1 child:  $60, 2 children:  $100, Every additional child is $20 each.
Registration:  Please obtain and/or return your form to the St. Finnan’s office which is located at Shalom House or email it to director@stfinnan.ca or complete the online form:  https://shorturl.at/SmRWY

PASTOR’S MONTHLY INTENTION
That during the month of June, we implore the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to have mercy on us in this time of need. Bless and protect the vulnerable, give hope to all and fill our hearts with confidence in your Divine Mercy. 

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

First Communion formation centers on the Order of the Mass. Children gain an understanding of the Mass and the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Children must be in the second grade or higher and have prepared for and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  Please see the website:  https://stfinnan.ca/sacraments/ for the 2023-24 preparation schedule and/or for more information, please email Lorne at director@stfinnan.ca or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.

TRAVELLING CHALICE

Our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

St. Finnan Catholic School is accepting new student registrations for September 2023! We invite parents/guardians to complete the online pre-registration by visiting http://bit.ly/CDSBEORegistration Junior Kindergarten students must be 4 years of age by December 31, 2024 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2024.

EVENTS AT ST. FINNAN’S PARISH

To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at St. Finnan’s Parish, click here

DONATIONS

SPECIAL COLLECTION:  The special collection next week: June 29/30 is for Shalom House. Shalom House continues to be our parish office and is busy hosting retreats most weekends.  Thank you in advance.

Click here to make a donation to the parish.

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