4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat / Sun February 2 & 3, 2008                             

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS
Sat. 5 pm: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (1)
Sun. 8:30: 	People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
        10:30:       For all miscarried babies
        12:30: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (2)
Mon. 8 am:       Rose Argo Stone’s Family (l. & d.)
Mon. 6 pm: 	Int. Tom & Kate Kane (liv.)
Tues. 8 am: 	The Mignano Family (l. & d.)
Tues. 6 pm: 	Private Intentions
ASH WEDNESDAY
Weds. 8 am: 	Dr. Jonathan Penswer, M.D. (dec.)
Weds. 10:30am: -
Weds. 12:30pm: Private Intentions
Weds. 6 pm: 	Private Intentions
Weds. 7:30pm: -
Thurs. 8 am:     The Mignano Family (l. & d.)
Thurs. 6 pm: 	Private Intentions
Thurs. 7pm:      Holy Hour
Fri. 8 am: 	The Mignano Family (l. & d.)
Fri. 6 pm: 	Int. Fr. Karl A.R. Claver (liv.)
Sat. 8 am: 	Int. Ralph & Brigitte Desimone (liv.)
Sat. 10 am: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (3)
Sat. 5 pm: 	Int. Agnieszka Szymanska (liv.)

MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude:         Toccata in E Minor, Pachelbel

 

Hymns:                    # 100 Asperges, # 616 I Sing the

                                 Mighty Power; # 606 Lift High

 

Mass at  5:00 pm (Sat.): Community Mass, Proulx.

                                Cantor & organ.

Mass at 10: 30:       Missa Orbis Factor, St. MM Choir

                               

Mass at 12:30:        Missa Orbis Factor, Pacific Collegium

 

Organ Postlude:     Toccata in C Major, Pachelbel

 

Text Box: Last week, the 2nd collection for the Parish Development Fund  amounted  to $ 1,004.50. This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Building Fund   Appeal. Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Bishop’s Appeal Fund. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.

BLESSING OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Will be this weekend during Saturday February 2, at 5.00PM, and Sunday, February 3, at 8.30am & 10.30am Masses.

 

ST. BLAISE AND BLESSING OF THROATS

Some Sacramentals have become very closely associated with the church year, occurring on the same day each year.  An example of one such popular sacramental ritual is the blessing of throats on the feast of St. Blaise, February 3.  This bishop saint suffered martyrdom early in the 4th century.  The history of the early Church says that he was a physician before becoming a bishop.  While in prison, he miraculously cured a young boy who was choking from a fishbone in his throat.  St. Blaise became one of the most popular saints during the Middle Ages, being invoked as a helper in times of sickness related to the throat.  The tradition of blessing the throats of parishioners with two crossed candles has been popular for centuries. In our church, Blessing of the throats will be on Saturday, February 2nd, during 5.00pm and on Sunday, Feb. 3rd, at 8.30am & 10.30am  Holy Masses.

 

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS  

We still have empty spots for Holy Mass intentions in the first part of February. If you would like to have Holy Mass celebrated for your intentions, or for your loved ones, (living  or dead), please contact the Parish Office.

 

FEBRUARY 11TH – HOLY MASS

FOR THE SICK  - 10.30. The late Holy Father John Paul II established February 11th every year as the International

Sunday Scripture

           

Doing God’s will can be risky business, challenging the status quo. Today’s readings encourage us to take risks and to challenge everyday understanding of what is acceptable. Jesus was an unabashed risk taker. In preaching the Beatitudes He turned the accepted way of seeing things upside down. Each one of us needs to decide what risks we are willing to take in the name of the Lord.

              The Prophet Zephaniah says that the Israelites who would  remain close to God were those who were humble. The letter from Paul says that the Lord chose the humble and lowly to teach lessons to those who think they are wise. In the Gospel, Jesus gives us the Beatitudes, which confirm that the humble are the ones who are truly blessed.             

Weekly update

01/26-27

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,121.00

$ 18,406.50

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 20,400.00

Shortfall

$ 979.00

$ 1,993.50

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 933.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 1,004.50

$ 1,004.50

Building Fund

$ 207.00

$ 10,396.00