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ADORATION: Holy Hour, Tuesdays to 7:00pm; Rosary: 8:30am (Nov.-Feb.)/6:30pm (Balance of Year) BAPTISM INQUIRIES: Please contact the Baptism Team or the parish office BULLETIN: All submissions should be in writing no later than noon on Wednesday FUNERALS: Please contact the Pastor or Funeral Coordinator MARRIAGES: By appointment with the pastor; Contact parish office six months before the intended marriage date RECONCILIATION: By appointment or Saturday, 4:15-4:45pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:00am; Friday, 10:00-10:30am Schedule subject to change. VISITATION: Please notify the parish office when hospitalized Adoration... Judy Patience-Ethier, 250-752-2030 Adult Faith Education... Rose Marie Hague, 250-752-1415 Baptism Team… Penny Cowan, 250-594-7497 Basic Communities... Tess Cormack, 250-752-8576 Bible Study… Terry Nishimura, 250-468-9202 Bldg & Maintenance Com… 250-248-3747 C. W. L… Nancy Horsfield, 250-248-8869 Cenacle Rosary... Italo Raviglione, 250-248-5993 Children’s Liturgy… Jackie Shaddick, 250-248-1921 Children’s Rel Ed… Laura Gaetz, 250-248-3747 Extraordinary Minister... Julia Murrell, 250-738-0614 Flowers... Mary Sheil, 250-951-2154 Funerals... V. Cyr, 250-468-5529, C. Low, 250-594-5153 Greeters & Ushers... Ray Marsh, 250-752-9228 Knights of Columbus… Peter Horsfield, 250-248-8869 Lectors… Vida Cunniffe, 250-954-3816 Library Committee... Duane Quily, 250-752-6660 Liturgy Committee... Jackie Shaddick, 250-248-1921 Ministry for the Sick… Margo Pearson, 250-594-7469 New Comers… Dorothy Engelbrecht, 250-248-6448 Pastoral Council Chair… Ron Boag, 250-927-1584 Pro Life… Gerry Taylor, 250-752-8179 R.C.I.A... Terry Nishimura 250-468-9202 Social Justice… Malcolm Goff, 250-752-2437 Treasurer… David Walter, 250-954-0669 Youth Coordinator…Trisha Morrison, 250-248-3747 Mass Schedule Third & Fourth S unday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 25th & Feb. 1st, 2015 Mass Schedule Dear Parishioners, The gospel for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 1:14-20) narrates how Jesus started his ministry by asking people to repent and turn back to God. Then He invited followers to help in catching people for the kingdom. The first four disciples were ordinary fishermen who had no credentials to show with regards to teaching and preaching. But he chose these individuals, not for what they were, but for what they would be capable of becoming under his direction and power. What He asks of us is our willingness and our complete surrender to His will. God will fill up what is lacking in us. The gospel of the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 1:21-28) tells us about Jesus’ authority. The substance of Jesus’ teaching is a product of his profound, intimate relationship with His Father in heaven. His constant communication with the Father enables Him to deliver God’s true message to the people. The authority of Jesus is established further by the actions that support His teachings. Words and deeds go together in the ministerial life of Jesus. He preaches forgiveness, humility, poverty in spirit, compassion, etc., and He personally puts them into practice. Like Jesus, let us develop a personal and intimate relationship with God and put flesh on the Word of God by practicing what we preach. May God bless you always! Saturday, Jan. 24th, St. Francis De Sales, Bishop: 9:00 am Mass — Souls of Robert Garies & Shari Garies † Requested by the Garies Family 10:00 am CWL Diocesan Reflection Day ~ Parish Hall 4:00 pm Choir Practice ♫~ Parish Hall, Cathy Clark / Organist 4:15 pm — 4:45pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 5:00 pm Mass — Souls of John Baptists & Piety Miranda † Requested by Joanita Fernandes Sunday, Jan. 25th, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8:30 am Mass — Intentions of the Parishioners 10:30 am Mass — Intentions of Len & Judy Ethier’s Anniversary Requested by Ollie & Vincent Willden Monday, Jan. 26th, St. Timothy & St. Titus, Bishops 6:30 pm Children’s Religious Education 6:30 pm Youth Ministry — Gym Night Tuesday, Jan. 27th, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of Bridie & Joe Fairhurst Requested by Brendan & Helen O’Keeffe 9:30 am to 7:00pm — Adoration 6:30 pm Rosary Wednesday, Jan. 28th, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest: 9:00 am Mass — Soul of Eva Gerein † Requested by Lloyd Kupser 9:45 am Bible Study — Acts of the Apostles ~ St. Matthew’s Room 10:00 am Bible Study — Letter of St. James ~ Parish Hall 7:00 pm Choir Practice ♫ — Knights of Columbus Thursday, Jan. 29th, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of Connie & Donald Levesque Requested by the Brilling Family 10:00 am Liturgical Committee Meeting ~ St. Matthew’s Room 1:30 pm Baptism Preparation Session ~ St. Matthew’s Room Friday, Jan. 30th, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Soul of Stan Palipowski † Requested by Ziutka Hundley 9:30 am Benediction, Exposition & Divine Mercy Devotion 10:00 am Sunday Scripture Study ~ St. Matthew’s Room ...Camp Homewood Retreat Weekend / Quadra Island Saturday, Jan. 31st, St. John Bosco, Priest: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of Claudette Adamek Requested by Kathleen Haverty 10:00 am Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist & Lectors Meeting ~ Hall 4:00 pm Choir Practice ♫~ Parish Hall, Cathy Clark / Organist 4:15 pm — 4:45pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 5:00 pm Mass — Souls of John & Julia Connelly † Requested by Mary Connelly ...Camp Homewood Retreat Weekend / Quadra Island Sunday, Feb. 1st, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8:30 am Mass — Soul of Jose Valverde † Requested by Doris Valverde 10:30 am Mass — Intentions of the Parishioners ...Camp Homewood Retreat Weekend / Quadra Island Monday, Feb. 2nd, The Presentation of the Lord: 6:30 pm Children’s Religious Education 6:30 pm Youth Ministry — Power House & Chosen Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of the Boag Family Requested by Kay & Ron Boag 9:30 am to 7:00pm — Adoration 10:15 am Mass @ The Gardens, 1st Floor — Intentions of Erin Calver Requested by the Blank Family 1:30 pm Mass @ Stanford Place — Soul of Maureen Campbell † Requested by Lily Moreland 6:30 pm Rosary Wednesday, Feb. 4th, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Soul of Dr. Patrick Keane † 9:45 am Bible Study — Acts of the Apostles ~ St. Matthew’s Room 10:00 am Bible Study — Letter of St. James ~ Parish Hall 11:15 am Mass @ Arrowsmith — Soul of Breda Prestage † Requested by Eileen Dobson 1:30 pm Mass @ The Gardens, 3rd Floor — Intentions of Dale & Judy Stelter 7:00 pm Choir Practice ♫ — Knights of Columbus Thursday, Feb. 5th, St. Agatha, Virgin: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of Bob & Gloria Miller Requested by the C.W.L. 7:10 pm Rosary 7:30 pm Knights of Columbus General Meeting ~ Parish Hall Friday, Feb. 6th, St. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs: 9:00 am Mass — Intentions of Terri Johnston Requested by the C.W.L. 9:30 am Benediction, Exposition & Divine Mercy Devotion 10:00 am Sunday Scripture Study ~ St. Matthew’s Room Saturday, Feb. 7th, Weekday: 9:00 am Mass — Soul of Breda Prestage Requested by Felicity & Jim O’Carroll 10:00 am Ordination of Deacon Harrison Ayre @ St. Andrew’s Cathedral 4:00 pm Choir Practice ♫~ Parish Hall, Cathy Clark / Organist 4:15 pm — 4:45pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) 5:00 pm Mass — Pro Life Sunday, Feb. 8th, Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time: 8:30 am Mass — Intentions of the Parishioners 10:30 am Family Mass — Intentions of the Youth Ministry Planning Team Requested by Youth Ministry Knights of Columbus New Island Living Discount Books now available. Please contact Ray Misanchuk (250-752-8950) or Tony Antoniuk (250-752-9152) or Wayne Latremouille (250-5864495). Next Executive Meeting: Thursday, February 19th, 7:30pm, in St. Luke’s Room Next General Meeting: Feb. 5th, 7:30pm, Parish Hall Valentine’s Dinner & Dance: February 14th. Price: $15.00 per person. Doors open 6:30pm; Entertainment—Denny Eddy (same person as 2014) Ticket sales after all weekend Masses starting January 24th The Knight’s Choir is scheduled to sing on the first Saturday, 5:00PM Mass and first Sunday, 8:30AM Mass of each month. For those interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, please contact Wayne Sapieha (250-586-7480) or Al Walsh (250738-0319). “God seeks us where we are, not so that we stay there, but so that we my come to be where He is, so that we may get beyond ourselves.” (Pope Benedict XVI) ...Jack Chambers, Knight in the First Order …Island Catholic Schools: Invites applications for a Special Education Assistant, Level 1 — at St. Patrick’s School in Victoria. Please see http://www.cisdv.bc.ca/employment-opportunities.php for more information and application forms and procedures. ...Mary Carmichael, Ex. Assist. To the Superintendent of Schools …You Are Invited! The Diocese of Victoria celebrates the Ordina- tion of Deacon Harrison Ayre to the Priesthood on Saturday, February 7th, at 10:00am, at the Cathedral & all are invited. A noon reception will follow at St. Andrew’s Elementary School Gym. …Youth Ministry: CAMP HOMEWOOD 2015 — Diocesan Youth Retreat for youth in grades 7—12, January 30th to February 1st. This year’s theme ~ You Are a Chosen Generation, 1 Peter 2:9. Ken Yasinski and the Face 2 Face Team will be the Retreat Leaders. Registration forms are available every Monday night, 6:30 –7:45pm in the Youth Ministry Room or during regular office hours in the parish office. For more information, please contact Trisha Morrison, Coordinator for Parish Youth Faith Formation or Rosemary Blank in the parish office. Thank you. ...Youth Ministry Team Catholic Women’s League PRAYER REFLECTION: God and man exist for each other, and neither is satisfied without the other. (Colossians 1:5) The truth will set you free, but first it may make you miserable! (John 8:31-32) ...Carol Low, C.W.L. Spiritual Chair Mark you calendar for upcoming meetings and dates: General Meeting: Feb. 12th; following 9:00am Mass Annual Baby Shower: Feb. 19th, 11:00 — 2:00pm. Please bring a donation of a baby item or cash. Executive Meeting: Feb. 26th; following 9:00am Mass Our new Newsletter is available on our webpage, as well as our monthly General Meeting minutes. Ascensioncwl.org CWL Membership dues must be paid by Jan. 15th, 2015 ...Sandi Digras, Communication Chair …Liturgical Ministries: Have you felt called to become a Lector, or an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist? You are most welcome to join our present ministers at our day of reflection on Jan. 31st., 10:00am. For more information, please call Vida Cunniffe, 250-954-3816 or Julia Murrell, 250-738-0614. …Manna Is In Need: Of a single bed ensemble; donation if possible — Please contact Pinky, at 250-954-0052. Thank you. …Easter Lilies: Parishioners who wish, may make a donation towards the Easter Lilies and flowers which will adorn our altar on Easter Sunday and throughout the year. Please place your donation in the “Yellow Donation Envelope”, along with your completed purple Easter Memorial Intention form. On the yellow envelope, please indicate, “Offering for: FLOWERS”. The forms and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Remember to indicate your name, amount and regular envelope number to ensure that your tax receipt will include your donation. The names of your loved ones will be included with the Prayers of the Faithful following Easter. Thank you. ...Volunteer Sacristan Needed: Sundays, 10:30am Mass — Effective January 31st, Martin Shaddick will be stepping aside from his duties as our Sacristan on Sunday mornings. His time and commitment have been truly appreciated. We will miss him. If you are available to assist in this very worthy ministry, please see Fr. Melquiades Bayron. Thank you. P rayer List : ...Please pray for Claudette Adamek, Lou Biggeman, John & Lisa Boag, Kay Boag, Pat Brown, Beverley Carpenter, Mate Colak, Teresa D’Cruz, Jean Digras, Maria Gregoire, Bert Grindley, Mike Hanlon, Tony Jenkins, Alice Kehoe, Sean Leahy, Norma Lee, Raymonde Lortie, Kelly Low, Myrhonda, Erikka Nishimura, Terry Nishimura, Yvette Receveur, Scott Tanner, Shelia Tourond, Bill Van Horne, Fred Weidlick, Willie Young, and a Special Prayer Intention for the Reverence for Life. May we defend it and promote it from conception to its natural end.
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