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)
Pastor: Rev. Frank Brewer
Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 7:00 pm
Office: 727-1067 x 225 Email:
Weekday Mass Schedule
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)
Eucharis c Adora on & Benedic on:
On Tuesday evenings, Benedic on follows the Mass.
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm to 6:40 pm with Benedic on.
Following Friday morning Mass ending at 11:00 am with
Benedic on.
Associate Pastor: Rev. Ma hew Keshwah
Office: 727-1067 x226 Email:
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Yves Tro er: 837-9380; yvestro
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
Mary-Anne O’Connor 727-1067 x 222
Property Management: John Streng: 838-4922
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
Saturday Evening: 4:15 pm- 4:45 pm
Sunday Evening: 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Divine Mercy Cenacle: Eileen Spooner: 823-7355; Gianna Crupi: 823-4228
Tues & Thurs: from 30 minutes un l10 minutes before Mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Karen Bader: 825-7062
Wed from 6:05 pm to 6:35 pm
Finance Council: Chairperson: Joe Laflamme: 823-3888
Fri during the Holy Hour
Land & Building Commi ee: Chairman: Rod Vanier: 723-3051
* First Friday a er Benedic on only
Lectors & Commentators: Nicole Leblanc: 825-7866
(and by appointment)
Music Ministry: (11:00 am & 7 pm) Joe Cousineau 422-4387
Trevor DeFreitas 725-7569
Art Lawless (9 am) 823-8884; Albert Reyes (5 pm) 702-1771
Wednesday: 6:20pm
Parish Social Life Commi ee: Richard Kuzell 721-3493
First Saturday of month: prior to 9am Mass
Pastoral Care:
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Parish Pastoral Council: Chairperson: Mary Armstrong: 224-4017
Every Wednesday evening a er Mass.
RCIA: Deacon Yves Tro er: 837-9380
Sacrament Prepara on:
St. Monica Elementary School - 2000 Merivale Rd.
Sacristan (Head Sacristan): Lorraine Barker 825-8740
Principal: Lynne Chare e: 226-5174
Sanc ty of Life: Raymond Gremli: 825-1573
St. Andrew Elementary School - 201 Crestway Dr.
Social Outreach: Elizabeth Mohan: 843-9550
Principal: Mary-Ellen MacPhee: 843-0050
Spiritual Life Commi ee: Gianna Crupi: 823-4228
Frank Ryan Senior Elementary School - 128 Chesterton Dr.
Tuesday Evening Prayer Group: Thea Streng: 838-4922
Principal: John Pedari: 224-8833
Mother Teresa High School - 440 Longfields Dr.
Principal: Gerard Stephenson: 823-1663
St. Pius X High School - 1481 Fisher Ave.
Principal: William Barre : 225-8105
Visit us at:
Upcoming Parish Events…
F3 Youth Group…
Fri Feb 6 (Pancake Party)
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper…Tues, Feb 17
Ash Wednesday Mass - February 18 …
& St. Monica Church 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
(and at St. Joseph HS) 7:00 p.m.
+ Indicates deceased rela ves & friends.
Saturday, January 31 2015
5:00 p.m. + For Emil Lokar on the first anniversary of his
passing and Joseph Kudla by the Family
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The Lord astonished the people with the power and
authority of his teaching. His words struck home because
he spoke the truth about basic reali es they had to face
each day.
9:00 a.m. + For Cesario Detubio by the family
11:00 a.m.
For the special intention of Jeff Davidson
by his wife Debbie
7:00 p.m.
Leonora Paner by Aurora Paner
Monday, February 2, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Friday, February 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. + For souls in purgatory
Saturday, February 7, 2015
5:00 p.m. + For deceased members of the Nercua & Buiza
families by Ester & Morin Nercua
Sunday, February 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. + For Ann Genereux by Janet McKinnon
11:00 a.m. For Tomasz & Barbara Muldner on their 45th
7:00 p.m.
Wedding Anniversary by their family
For Father Dan Dubroy
by the Divine Mercy Cenacle
Please remember in your prayers...
those who are sick at this time, especially:
Olga Medina, Jeff Davidson, Louisa Ellul, Greg Patacairk,
Ann Little, Maddy Nichol, Margaret O’Doherty,
Joan Barron, Madeleine Kelly, Elizabeth Turner,
Yvonne Lecuyer, Molly Bacchiochi
Pope’s Prayer intentions for February 2015
Universal: That prisoners, especially the young,
may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangeliza on: That married people who are separated
may find welcome and support in the Chris an
We face the same things. Are we builders or destroyers?
Do we give life or do we promote death? Do we seek to
live in truth and peace or do we prefer darkness and fear?
Are we interested in establishing God’s jus ce? To live
according to God’s way of peace and salva on we need to
allow the words of Jesus to penetrate our hearts and
change our lives. This is the victory over those things that
destroy human life.
A Ques on
God s ll provides among his people the gi s and talents
necessary to con nue the work of his Church. What gi s
are yours to share?
Bible Study
The First Reading and the Gospel remind us that the Word
of God is a Word of power, calling us to salva on. This
Word is give to us in the Scriptures. These were wri en
long ago, and some mes the ideas, concerns and customs
to which they refer are barriers to our understanding.
Also, as they are much more than informa on, but a basic
part of our conversa on with God, the Scriptures are
meant to be part of our prayer. We see this happening
during official Church liturgies, but o en people wonder
how to do this in their own lives. To help us understand
and pray more easily with Scripture, many different types
of Bible study programs have been developed.
Next week, we will present some possibili es for Bible
Study in our parish. Besides instruc on, these will give
equal a en on to discussion, reflec on and prayer.
May all that we do be in harmony with the libera ng and
healing power of Christ’s love.
Welcome New Parishioners
Please bring in your old palms
by Feb 8 to be burned for
this year’s ashes. There will
be a marked box in the
ves bule for this purpose.
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)
Shrove Tuesday
February 17, 5:00-7:00pm
In the parish hall. Pancakes (plain or fancy), sausage,
fruit cocktail, juice, hot chocolate, tea, coffee.
Cost: $10 each or $20 per family.
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,
February 20th (Chapters 4-6). Meetings will be held in the
St. Monica Parish hall from 7-9pm hosted by Father Matthew.
Ash Wed, February 18, Mass at 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
You Coming to F3 ??
[F3 = Faith, Fellowship& Fun]
OUTSTANDING PRINCIPALS: Jim Rogers, Principal of St.
F3 - The next youth group event is on Friday February 6th at 7
Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Barrhaven, has been named
one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals by The Learning
Partnership. The Learning Partnership is a na onal charity
dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support,
promote and advance publicly funded educa on in Canada.
Principal Rogers has been a key advocate of developing
partnerships to help the less fortunate members of the
school community and the world. Congratula ons!
pm in the church basement. All youth are invited to join us
for a Pancake Party! Invite your friends! Contact person:
Emilie Chan at
Join Fr. Matthew Online!
Find weekend homilies, book reviews, prayers,
articles, and other Catholic resources while at the
same time being introduced to a new saint each
month. Click below to see more!
2014 tax receipt(s) will be available to be picked up from the table
downstairs in the parish hall NEXT WEEKEND!
Sta on of the Cross: Feb 20, 27, Mar 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Parish Mission: Feb 23, 24 & 25 Mass at 7:00 p.m.
(talk to follow)
Parish Penance Service: Thurs, Feb 26, 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral. Sunday, February 22, 2:30 p.m. All family &
friends are most welcome to a end the Rite of Elec on.
St. Monica is pleased to have one catechumen this year
preparing for ini a on into the Church.
Please keep Shuying An in your prayers.