St. Andrew Parish 3rd Sunday of Advent The gift shop at Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine in Mabou will be open Saturday, December 13 th & Sunday, December 14th from 1 to 3 pm all merchandise in the shop will be 50% OFF. Telephone 902-945-2221. December 14, 2014 Pro-Life calendars are now available for purchase at the glebe house at the cost of $20 each. Please phone Pat at 902.863.4846 if you wish to purchase-they would make a great Christmas gift. Weekend of Grace for Women - The 9th annual Weekend of Grace for Women, with keynote speaker Dr. Mary Healy, will be held May 1, 2 and 3 at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax. Dr. Healy was recently appointed as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, a group of biblical scholars who serve as consultants to the pope on biblical matters. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to Scripture, the theology of the body, and the spiritual life. Attendance through pre-registration only and registration is now open. Early-bird registration of $155 before December 31, 2014. Visit www.weekendofgrace.com PLEASE NOTE: The Heatherton Kitchen Party which was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled and will resume again in January. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. 3868 Hwy 316, St. Andrews Visit the community website at www.standrewscommunity.ca Immaculate Conception & St. Francis DeSales Pastor, Charles Cameron [email protected] 902-863-4846 or fax 902-863-2346 WEEKEND MASSES Saturday 5:00pm Giant’s Lake 6:30pm St. Andrews (December) Baptisms are held on Sundays drop by the office to register. Marriage contact Father Charlie Cameron at 902-863-4846 Preferable six months prior to your wedding. Marriage Course, April 25, 2015, call 902-863-5987 [email protected] Sunday Heatherton - 9:00am St. Andrews - 10:30am WEEKEDAY MASSES Monday 9am Heatherton Tuesday 6:30pm Paq’tnkek Wednesday 9am St. Andrews Thursday-9am Heatherton Friday 9am St. Andrews Pastoral Council Chair, Henry VandeWiel 902-863-4268 Vice-Chair, Sisca MacHattie 902-863-1717 Secretary, Pat MacLean 902-863-5072 Reconciliation, see the Christmas schedule on the next page. St. Andrew’s Parish Religion classes will resume Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014. St. Francis DeSales Immaculate Conception St Andrews Bell Tower Pope Francis Challenge: "The joy of the Church is to give birth; the joy of the Church is to go out of herself to give life; the joy of the Church is to go out to seek the sheep that are lost; the joy of the Church is precisely the tenderness of the shepherd, the tenderness of the mother," Concluding his homily, the Pope called on the faithful to pray for grace of being joyful Christians, because some may have organizational perfection in the Church, yet are barren and do not give fruit of joy. "May the Lord console us with the consolation of a Mother Church that goes out of herself and consoles us with the consolation of the tenderness of Jesus and His mercy in the forgiveness of our sins." Christmas Poinsettias or a donation for flowers in memory of your loved ones is now being accepted. Please mark your intention so that the name can be included with the ’St. Andrews Christmas Memoriam ’. Scheduled Ministries: Sat., Dec. 20 at 6:30pm/Sun., Dec. 21 at 10:30am Children’s Liturgy: Penny MacDonald, Maggie MacDonald Altar Servers: Ceilidh, Hannah D / Nella, John Albert, Maria Communion: Marg. James, John / Annette, Theresa, Joanne Lectors: Mary W, Owen / Harry, Garry Hospitality: Jerry, Mary / Jamie, Duncan, Rodney, Les Social Action Committee: If anyone knows of an individual or family in our community who could use a little financial support this Christmas season, please contact the glebe or Sisca MacHattie at 863-1717. Prayers for Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Antigonish for the month of Dec. is now available near the bulletins. Please take a copy. Inviting All Children: The Knights of Columbus are inviting all children age 5 to 15 years to draw a picture of a Christmas Stable scene and colour it. The drawing is to be original, free-hand on regular 8 x 11 computer paper and is to be brought to your parish church on Sunday Dec. 21st where it will be posted for all to see. Please print your name and age in the bottom right hand corner. The Parish Council invite children to the last practice for the Children’s Pageant for the Family Mass on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 7pm that will be held at the church on Saturday, December 20th at 10:30a.m. Religious Formation Classes: Classes will resume for grades 1-8 on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the school. Sacrament of Reconciliation Thank you for your contributions and support: December 7th we received $1,385.10 in 94 envelopes and loose; Maintenance Levy $1770 (total $3,837) Living with Christ Missals $51.60 and Christmas Cards $75. Church envelopes for the 2015 year are available at the main entrance of the church. The envelope numbers have changed for everyone in an effort to reduce costs; we have reduced the number of boxes we order. If you are not on the list and would like a packet of envelopes, please take a packet with a clear label and be sure to fill out the information on the first envelopes you use for your contributions or call 902-863-4846. St Andrew Parish Social Events Committee will have their Christmas Bake Sale on December 13/14 in the Martha Room following the masses. We will have two draws on Sunday following the sale; one for a homemade Christmas Fruit Cake, and another for the ‘Christmas Family Basket’. Tickets have been sold in various locations and from committee members, if you did not get your ticket; some will be available at the sale. We thank everyone for their support! Parish Communal Celebration – Sunday, December 21 at 1:30pm St. Andrews December 14th -3:30pm to 4:30pm December 24th -1pm to 2:30pm Other times for confession: For the next two weeks Fr. Charlie will be available (Heatherton) for confession Sunday mornings from 8:30am to Mass time, and December 24th 11 to 12:30pm. St. Ninian's – Saturday, December 20th - 10am to 3pm Monday December 22nd 9:30am to 10:30am Tuesday December 23rd 9:30am to 10:30am Dec. 7, 2014 - Did you know that there are five communities of women religious in the Diocese of Antigonish – Congregation of Notre Dame, Les Filles de Jésus, Sisters of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity and Sisters of St. Martha? The cleaning of St Francis DeSales Church will take place at 7pm on Monday, December 22 at 7pm.
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