Weekly Bulletin: 1 October 2017

Mass Schedule

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 08 October 2017


30 Sep

St. Jerome

5:00 pm

Robert Stuart, by Betty MacDonald


01 Oct

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

8:30 am

Stefano Pulce, by the Spinosa Family


01 Oct

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

10:00 am

Missa Pro Populo


02 Oct

Holy Guardian Angels




03 Oct

Sts. Ewald the Dark & Ewald the Fair

12:30 pm

Jeannette LeFaive, by Colleen Hill


04 Oct

St. Francis of Assissi

At Hallowell

10:00 am

Bud Wright, by Ken & Jill Wright


05 Oct

St. Faustina

12:30 pm

Frank Dyer, by Anne Dyer


06 Oct

Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher

8:30 am

Int. Betty Sutton, by Claudia Mayall


06 Oct


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Exposition & Adoration


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 08 October 2017


07 Oct

Our Lady of the Rosary

5:00 pm

Robert Stuart, by Wanda Robson


08 Oct

St. Pelagia

8:30 am

Missa Pro Populo


08 Oct

St. Pelagia

10:00 am

Harry Lambert, by Mary Lambert

Congratulations to: Francecelia & Richard Dunlop, who celebrated their 50th Anniversary last week.

Pray for:  Sylvia Penaska, Betty Lawrence, Jane Yellowlees and Mary Attersley.  

Pray for: The repose of the Soul of  Desmond Marcille.

Sanctuary Lamp: is lit this week for the Intentions of Mickey Bond. 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 24th September 2017: $3,934.15                 (25th September 2016:  $3,601.00)

   Sunday Envelopes…………………… $1,704.25      Loose Offering……………………………. $349.75

   Weekly Pre-Authorized Donations… $286.00      St. Vincent de Paul……………………….. $710.15

   Repair & Maintenance……………….. $245.00      Donations…………………………………… $150.00

   Sanctuary Lamp………………………… $115.00      Votive Stand……………………………….. $374.00            

The Miracle of the Sun – Our Lady of Fatima – Friday, 13 October 1917

On this day, Our Lady appeared to the three Seers of Fatima (in Portugal), in front of
over 70,000 people. As a proof of the authenticity of the apparition,
the sun danced in the sky for 10 minutes.

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   15 Nov,    7:00 PM,         in the Rectory Meeting Room.


  1. St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Centreville, Sat, 07 Oct, 9:30 AM – 12 PM:
    Annual Parish Bazaar. Cost $3.
  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. 

Theology on Tap, Wednesday, 18 Oct, 7 PM, St. Michael’s Parish, Kingston:

Guest speaker: Deacon Douglas McManaman. Theme: The Logic of Anger. Deacon McManaman dissects and exhibits the many sources of anger. For info, contact MichaelJCollins@outlook.com.

Mission, Sunday, 15 October – Tuesday 1,7 October, St. Michael’s Parish, Kingston:

Guest speaker: Mr. Cale Clarke, Catholic apologist and evangelist, Mr. Clarke will speak at the weekend Masses, and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. Themes: The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Christian Life; The Mass: Heaven on Earth; and Mary: All About the New Eve.

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.

Dinner Speaker Series, Thursday 26 October, 5:15 PM,

St. Gregory Parish Hall (School Gym), 7 Owen St.

Speaker: Catherine Ecker, of Holy Family Parish in Bolton, Ontario

Ms. Ecker is an author of several books, and will be speaking
on the topic of Evangelization: Living as Disciples.

Cost: A free-will offering at the door as you leave.

Sunday Reflection

God loves us!  Completely and without limits.  God wants our salvation.  God does not want us to suffer for sin but instead, to save us from all sin.  What is our response? The first reading today, from the Prophet Ezekiel, is so clear:  God loves us and never wants to judge us.  It is we ourselves who create problems but God is always ready to forgive. God loves us unconditionally!

The second reading today is from the Letter to the Philippians.  Saint Paul begins by asking us: “humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others.”  The example he gives, however, is that of Jesus, who humbles Himself completely for love of us. Are we able to humble ourselves to love others?  Are we willing to follow Jesus and live as He did?

The Gospel of St. Matthew today is very short and to the point:  do we truly seek to do God’s will in our lives?  To follow Jesus is to seek to do all that He asks of us. No matter how many times we have said “no” to God, we still can change and seek God’s will and God forgives us our faults.  But if we are always saying good things and doing nothing, then we are not doing the will of God.                  Let us walk in the way of the Lord.


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

Parish Sunday Rosary

During the month of October, the CWL will lead the praying of the Rosary before each Mass. The Church dedicates the month of October to the Holy Rosary.

Please arrive 20 minutes before Mass starts.


Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Mass: Tuesday 10 October, 7 PM, St. Gregory’s Church

The Catholic Women’s League invites you to a Mass and prayer vigil for the repose of the Souls
of the missing and murdered women across Canada, and for the healing of their families.

Pro Life Rally: Life Chain, Sunday 01 October, 2 PM – 3 PM

Dundas St. West, from Bay Bridge Rd. to Coleman St., Belleville

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

Abortion Facts: Canada

The population of Belleville, Trenton and Prince Edward County is 95,000 Souls. In Canada, there are more than 100,000 abortions annually. (That is more than Belleville, Trenton and Prince Edward County combined).

Abortion stops a beating heart! Since abortion was legalized in 1969, 4 million beating hearts have been killed in Canada.

In Canada, there is no limit to when an abortion can be performed during pregnancy.

As long as the umbilical cord has not yet been cut, the abortion is legal. (This means if you don’t like the sex of the child, or the eye colour of the child, or the

hair texture of the child, or the size of the child, you have the right to kill your child.)

In Canada, the Supreme Court struck down the old abortion law in 1988, and informed Parliament that they could establish a new law. To this point, Parliament has yet to do so!

For further information, please visit Campaign Life Coalition: https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/abortion/