Weekly Bulletin: 24 September 2017

Mass Schedule

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24 September 2017

Sat

23 Sep

St. Pius of Pietreclina

5:00 pm

Bob Stuart, by Marjori Dreschsler & Family

Sun

24 Sep

Martyrs of Chalcedon

8:30 am

Holy Souls in Purgatory

Sun

24 Sep

Martyrs of Chalcedon

10:00 am

Missa Pro Populo

Mon

25 Sep

Sts. Cosmas & Damian

NO MASS

 

Tue

26 Sep

St. Jean de Brébeuf

12:30 pm

Robert Brown, by Liz Brown-Davidson

Wed

27 Sep

St. Vincent de Paul

12:30 pm

Int. Marie & Sandy Muir, by Ken & Jill Wright

Thu

28 Sep

St. Lawrence Ruiz

12:30 pm

Dorothy & Hugh Murray, by Ken & Jill Wright

Fri

29 Sep

Sts. Michael, Gabriel and

8:30 am

Ed & Alma Wright, by Ken & Jill Wright

Fri

29 Sep

Raphael, Archangels

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Exposition & Adoration

             

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 01 October 2017

Sat

30 Sep

St. Jerome

5:00 pm

Robert Stuart, by Betty MacDonald

Sun

01 Oct

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

8:30 am

Stefano Pulce

Sun

01 Oct

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

10:00 am

Missa Pro Populo

Pray for:  Betty Lawrence, Jane Yellowlees, and Betty Sutton.  

Pray for: The repose of the Soul of  Leon Vincent Perrault, father of Brenda Ernst.

Sanctuary Lamp: is lit this week for the Intentions of Sam McAlpine. Feel free to add a relative or friend’s name to the list in the book at the back of the church. A donation of $5.00 would be appreciated.


Weekend Collection 17th September 2017: $6,530.00     (18th September 2016:  $5,860.00)

   Sunday Envelopes……………………….. $1,497      Loose Offering………………………………… $730

   Weekly Pre-Authorized Donations…….. $286      St. Vincent de Paul: Special Collection.. $2,197

   Repair & Maintenance……………………. $245      Mt. Olivet…………………………………….. $1,575                 


Pre-Authorized Automatic Debit Plan

St. Gregory’s Church now offers Direct Debit for your Regular Sunday offertory donations. Your offerings are withdrawn from your account once a month, on or about the 20th day, and deposited into the parish account. Special Collections such as Repair & Maintenance, St. Vincent de Paul, or Needs of the Church, are not included. For these, you can use your Offertory Envelopes. For details, contact the Parish Office.


Meeting Schedule

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting:    Wednesday,     04 Oct, 10:00 AM,       in the Rectory Meeting Room.

Catholic Women’s League:      Tuesday,       10 Oct,     7:00 PM,   in the Rectory Meeting Room.

Pastoral Council Meeting:       Wednesday   11 Oct,     7:00 PM,   in the Rectory Meeting Room.


PARISH SUPPERS & BAZAARS:

  1. Holy Name of Mary Parish, Marysville, Sat, 30 Sept, 1 – 3 PM:
    CWL Annual Bazaar & Tea. Cost $5.
  2. St. John Bosco Parish, Brockville, Sat, 14 Oct, 9 AM – 3 PM:
    Craft Show & Lunch. Cost $2, Children under 12 free.
  3. St. Patrick’s Parish, Napanee, Sat, 21 Oct, 9 AM – 12:30 PM:
    Annual Harvest Bazaar. Cost $3, Children 6 and under, free.
  4. St. Joseph’s, Belleville, Sat, 28 Oct, 11 AM – 2 PM:
    CWL Annual Bazaar and Tea. Cost $6 Adults, Family $15, Child $3.

Marriage Preparation Course:

02-03 March, 2018. Cost $150. Please see Fr. Chisholm for further details. If you wish to get married, it is essential that you take a Marriage Preparation Course.


Retreat for Separated or Divorced Catholics, 17 – 18 Nov, Providence Spirituality Centre, Kingston:

Cost: $40 Deadline 27 October. Contact Sr. Lucy Kearney 613-548-4461 ext. 113.


 

Pilgrimage

  1. St. Joseph’s Oratory, and Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, 15 October.
    Cost $65. For info, contact Mike Budge 613-224-8110 or pa.ap@bell.net

Collection for Needs of the Church in Canada, 23 – 24 September:

The collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada takes place this weekend. This annual charitable initiative furthers the collegiality and synodality of the Bishops’ ministry in leading, shepherding, teaching, guiding, sanctifying and caring for all of God’s children, disciples of Christ in Canada.


Songs of Yesterday

A Musical Performance, Saturday, 14 October, 3:30 PM,
at St. Gregory’s Church

In support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gregory’s
Church, Greg and Jenny Garrett will be performing light classics,
and jazz and pop standards.

Come out for a wonderful afternoon of music, right before Saturday
evening Mass. Free-will offerings are greatly appreciated.


Pro Life Rally: Life Chain, Sunday 01 October, 2 – 3 PM, Belleville
Dundas St. West, from Coleman St. to Bay Bridge Rd.

A silent, prayerful witness to the fact that abortion stops a beating heart.

We will be standing on the sidewalk, holding a pro-life sign, giving witness to the motor traffic that passes by. There will be no speeches or prayers, just silent witness.
People of all faiths will be in attendance, to witness that life begins at conception.

For information, call Quinte Right to Life, 613-392-1069

 

 


Sunday Reflection

How can someone who works the whole day be paid the same as someone who only worked an hour or less?  God demands of us that we recognize His mercy and His love.  Do we want salvation for others, even if they have only converted at the last moment? If we don’t, then we should ponder the true meaning of love.

The first reading today comes from the Prophet Isaiah.  Today he tells us: “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near.”  And the Prophet reminds us that God’s way are not our ways.  The Lord is always near but we don’t always feel that way.  To walk with God will cost us our life—and we are often not entirely committed to that walk with the Lord.  But God loves us always because His ways are not our ways. God in Christ Jesus is willing to call us brothers and sisters and friend and beloved—even when we reject Him.

God loves us eternally and is always willing to forgive us and to show us mercy.


Church Front Steps:

Steps to the Front of the Church will be done by Chris Van Cott of Schoonhoven, Picton, at a cost of $16,077.97, including tax. The two steps of the landing will be removed and replaced with three. The walkway from the steps to the municipal sidewalk will be redone with brick pavers. There will be a piazza from the sidewalk to the driveway, from the back of the sign to about two metres from the Church wall. At the foot of the steps on both sides will be lamp standards.

 

 

 

 


Catholic Women’s League

Inspired by the Spirit, Women Respond to God’s Call:

Snowbird CWL members, you are welcome to pay your 2018 membership fee of $25 before you “fly” south. Just place it in the Sunday collection basket, marked CWL, with your up-to-date contact information. Have a safe trip. We’ll be happy to see you return home.

Sisters in Spirit Vigil & Mass, Tuesday 10 October, 7 PM, St. Gregory’s Church:

The Catholic Women’s League Council of St. Gregory the Great, Picton, invites you to join us for a prayer vigil for the repose of the Souls of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous women across Canada, and for the healing of their families.


Christmas Cards:

Religious Christmas Cards available in the Religious Store. Box of 10 for $7.50.