Sunday Bulletin - St. Monica Parish

St. Monica Parish
2080 Merivale Road, Nepean, ON K2C 3H1
Tel: (613) 727-1067 Fax: (613) 225-9143
Office Hours: Monday - Closed
Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Regular Mass Schedule:
Parish Administra on:
Saturday: 5:00 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 7:00 pm
Pastor: Rev. Frank Brewer
Office: 727-1067 x 225 Email: [email protected]
Weekday Mass Schedule
Associate Pastor: Rev. Ma hew Keshwah
Monday 7:00 pm (9:00 a.m. on Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday, Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 a.m. (Coffee social a er Mass)
Friday 9:30 a.m.
1st Saturday of the month - 9:00 am (Mass)
Office: 727-1067 x226 Email: [email protected]
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Yves Tro er: 837-9380; yvestro [email protected]
In Residence: Rev. Mark Steffl
For emergencies requiring a priest: leave a message at 613-716-8335
Administra ve Assistant: Siobhan Peryer-Fait 727-1067 x221
Eucharis c Adora on & Benedic on:
Email: [email protected]
On Tuesday evenings, Benedic on follows the Mass.
Mary-Anne O’Connor 727-1067 x 222
Property Management: John Streng: 838-4922
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm to 6:40 pm with Benedic on.
Following Friday morning Mass ending at 11:00 am with
Benedic on.
Saturday Evening: 4:15 pm- 4:45 pm
Sunday Evening: 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Tues & Thurs: from 30 minutes un l10 minutes before Mass.
Wed from 6:05 pm to 6:35 pm
Fri during the Holy Hour
* First Friday a er Benedic on only
(and by appointment)
Parish Ministries:
Altar Servers: Jeffrey Canisius: 440-1380
Children's Liturgy: Carli Ranta (9am): 807-4412
Sonia Arruda (11am): 400-7836 & Emily Bacon 864-2656
Divine Mercy Cenacle: Eileen Spooner: 823-7355; Gianna Crupi: 823-4228
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Karen Bader: 825-7062
Finance Council: Chairperson: Joe Laflamme: 823-3888
Land & Building Commi ee: Chairman: Rod Vanier: 723-3051
Lectors & Commentators: Nicole Leblanc: 825-7866
Music Ministry: (11:00 am & 7 pm) Joe Cousineau 422-4387
Wednesday: 6:20pm
First Saturday of month: prior to 9am Mass
Trevor DeFreitas 725-7569
Art Lawless (9 am) 823-8884; Albert Reyes (5 pm) 702-1771
Parish Social Life Commi ee: Richard Kuzell 721-3493
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Pastoral Care:
Every Wednesday evening a er Mass.
Parish Pastoral Council: Chairperson: Mary Armstrong: 224-4017
Upcoming Parish Events…
Book Club Meeting… (at St. Monica Church)
Fri, Jan 30 & Feb 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Parish Supper…
Sat, Jan 31, ticket sales at Mass this weekend
and next
F3 Youth Group…
Fri Feb 6 (Pancake Party)
RCIA: Deacon Yves Tro er: 837-9380
Sacrament Prepara on:
Sacristan (Head Sacristan): Lorraine Barker 825-8740
Sanc ty of Life: Raymond Gremli: 825-1573
Social Outreach: Elizabeth Mohan: 843-9550
Spiritual Life Commi ee: Gianna Crupi: 823-4228
Tuesday Evening Prayer Group: Thea Streng: 838-4922
Visit us at:
The Lord calls us to share his life, paying a en on to his
Word so we may be his dwelling place.
+ Indicates deceased rela ves & friends.
Saturday, January 17 2015
5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday, January 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. + For Dominic Patafie
by Terry & Vivian O’Connor
11:00 a.m.
For special intentions of Barbara Muldner
7:00 p.m. + For Robert Vogrig by the Vogrig family
Monday, January 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
7:00 p.m.
For Sriyani on the occasion of her birthday
By the Silva family
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.
For Father Mathew Mancheril
by the Sunny family
Thursday, January 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. + For Medard Gauthier
by the Gauthier family
Friday, January 23, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Following the Lord
Both the call of Samuel and the presence of Jesus
announced ‘something new’ to replace the emp ness and
confusion of the mes. Even when we are aware of our
need, it is not always easy to follow the Lord, for we have
to pay close a en on to his direc on, to what is really
going on in our hearts and what our neighbours truly
need from us. This is the journey of discipleship and
A Ques on
Was there ever some failure or disastrous life experience
that later proved to have been a necessary introduc on
to ‘something new’ and life-giving in your journey with
the Lord?
For Desmond on the occasion of his birthday
By the Silva family
Saturday, January 24, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
9:00 a.m.
For Father Matthew on the occasion of the
11:00 a.m.
Like Peter and the others, we are called by the Lord to
follow him to eternal life. As we make the journey,
focusing on him and discovering what he is like, we
become more and more able to imitate him and be true
witnesses of God’s love and mercy.
1st Anniversary of his ordination by his parents
For the Devine Mercy Cenacle Members
by Joanne Williamson
7:00 p.m. + For Robert Vogrig by Maria Anctil
Please remember in your prayers...
those who are sick at this time, especially:
Jeff Davidson, Louisa Ellul, Greg Patacairk, Ann Little,
Maddy Nichol, Margaret O’Doherty, Joan Barron,
Madeleine Kelly, Elizabeth Turner, Yvonne Lecuyer,
Molly Bacchiochi
Week of Prayer for Chris an Unity
Repentance and change can be a slow process for
individuals and an even longer one for groups. All this
week we will be praying for unity among Chris ans using
the theme, ‘Give me a drink’ (Jn 4:7). The divisions among
us are real, but so is the damage caused by the serious
scandal of this split. We need the wisdom of the Holy
Spirit to know what to do and how to do it. Without
abandoning our integrity, we must work together to
strengthen those things we share with our separated
brothers and sisters.
May we seek always to be ‘at
home’ with the Lord, aware of
his love and a en ve to his
Welcome New Parishioners
Are you a newcomer to our parish? Please complete a Parish
Registra on Form which can be found in the pamphlet rack in
the foyer of the Church. Forms can be put in the collec on
basket or dropped off at the Parish Office. Thank you.
DONATIONS: For regular contributions to the parish, please
consider using envelope sets, credit card or direct deposit.
Envelope set boxes are in the vestibule, simply take a box and
write your name, phone number and full address on the first
three envelopes you use. These methods conform to revenue
Canada requirements for income tax receipts.
BAPTISM: If you wish to have your baby baptized, please see
Fr. Frank , Fr. Matthew, Fr. Mark or Deacon Yves directly after
MASS INTENTIONS: Unannounced Masses are $10.00 and
Announced Masses are $15.00. Please call the parish office
to book a Mass (727-1067)
Parish Events
Please join us for our second book The Four
Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly. Books are
available at the parish office for $5 each. Quantities are
limited. The two meetings to discuss this book will be: Friday,
January 30th (Chapters 1-3) and Friday, February 20th
(Chapters 4-6). Meetings will be held in the St. Monica
Parish hall from 7-9pm hosted by Father Matthew.
(following Mass)
Featuring 4 choices for the main course, accompanied with
Caesar Salad & Ice cream for dessert
Vegetarian Chili or Pasta & Sauce
Meat Based Chili or Pasta & Sauce
Tickets are on sale this weekend & next at Mass
Children 5 and under Free, Youth 6-12 and Seniors $5.00
Age 13 and up $10.00
Proposed bill C-356, An Act for a Na onal Demen a Strategy
Debate will begin in February with a second hour in the weeks
following. MPs will then vote either to support the bill going
further to commi ee or to defeat the bill.
What will Bill C-356 do? Canada is one of the few G8 countries
without a na onal demen a strategy. The recent government
announcement on a strategy is in fact a research plan only.
Research is important but C-356 will mandate O awa to create a
truly na onal strategy. This would also help to serve and inform
the moral conscience of Catholics since all Canadians need to be
aware that the issue of euthanasia is directly related to demen a.
In Belgium, the government is deba ng the expansion of
euthanasia to include (among others) people with Alzheimer's and
demen a; that is, killing people without their consent. Most telling
is knowing that Bill 52 in Quebec was inspired by the Belgian
euthanasia law. Thus, we must act now if we hope to defuse this
demen a me bomb here in Canada.
What can I do to help C-356 pass?Contact your MPs, and those
near your community, to urge them to support C-356. Also, sign
the new online pe on: a For more informa on:
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ma hew-dineen-family
GOLF TOURNAMENT? We need a commi ee to organize our
annual Golf Tournament for JUNE 2015. This project would have
two parts: the tournament itself and a dinner to follow in the
parish hall. Much of the work must be done well in
so if you are interested, speak to Fr. Frank or Mary Armstrong
before the end of January.
You Coming to F3 ??
[F3 = Faith, Fellowship& Fun]
F3 - The next youth group event is on Friday February 6th at 7
pm in the church basement. All youth are invited to join us for
a Pancake Party! Invite your friends! Contact person: Emilie
Chan at [email protected]
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