Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Memorial of St. Blaise Away

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Announced Mass Intention or
Mass 9:00 a.m. † Roland de la Croix
Monday, February 2
Presentation of the Lord, F
Rosary after Mass
Malachi 3:1-4 or Hebrews 2:10-11, 13b-18;
Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10; Luke 2:22-40
Rev. Felix Nwatu
World Day for Consecrated Life
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:45 p.m. Devotions: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Mass: 6:00 p.m. † Margaret Rice, † Anna Rosa Nardone, † Annie
Tuesday, February 3
St. Blaise, OM
Catholic Women’s League & Mike Zahrybelny, † Eluteria Pinon, † Juana
Hebrews 12:1-4; Ps 22:25b-26, 27+29, 30-31;
Mark 5:21-43
Wednesday, February 4
Vocation Prayer Intention
Rev. Mike Francis
Pulido, † Holy Souls in Purgatory, Int. Maria
DaPonte and Int. The Legion of Mary.
Mass at S.J.L.C. 1:30 p.m. † Romeo Shannelly
Rosary before Mass
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a;
Mark 6:1-6
Mass 9:00 a.m. † Holy Souls in Purgatory
Thursday, February 5
St. Agatha, M
Rosary after Mass
Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24;
Ps 48:1-2a, 2b-3, 8, 9-10; Mark 6:7-13
Eucharistic Adoration following Mass, concluding
with Benediction at 10:30 a.m.
Hebrews 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc;
Mark 6:14-29
Saturday, February 7
Rev. Moon Kab Shin
Mass 9:00 a.m. † Reine Lewicki
Friday, February 6
St. Paul Miki and Companions, M
Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps. 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6;
Mark 6:30-34
Soeurs du SacreCoeur
de Jesus, S.S.C.J.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mass: 5:00 p.m. † John Noue
Sunday, February 8
Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147;1-2, 3-4, 5-6;
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39
Rev. Florian Stasinski,
Rev. Henryk Krajewski
Mass 9:00 a.m. † Alvio DiDomenico, † Giuseppina Imola, †
Alberto D’Eramo, † Pietro Berardi, † Holy Souls
in Purgatory and Int. of Anna & Nunzio DiFelice
Mass 11:00 a.m. Missa Pro Populo, (For the People)
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
The Feast of Candlemas, exactly 40 days after Christmas,
commemorates Mary's obedience to the Mosaic Law by submitting
herself to the Temple for the ritual purification, as commanded in
Leviticus. The Feast of the Purification, is called Candlemas for the
traditional blessing and distribution of candles on that day. It is
customary to bring candles from home to be blessed that one uses
for devotional purposes, during the Sacrament of the Sick, and
during times of trouble. In our parish, candles will be blessed at
the beginning of the daily Mass on Monday, February 2nd at 9am.
Memorial of St. Blaise
Saint Blaise's protection of those with throat troubles apparently
comes from a legend that a boy was brought to him who had a
fishbone stuck in his throat. The boy was about to die when Saint
Blaise healed him. The blessing of throats will be offered at 6:00pm
Mass on Tuesday, February 3. By offering this blessing we pray in
a special way for protection from afflictions of the throat and from
other illnesses. The blessing of Saint Blaise is a sign of our faith in
God's protection and love for us and for the sick.
Away Away
Please be advised that Mrs. Marian Schmidt, our Parish Office
Manager is away on vacation from January 28 – February 11, 2015
and will be returning to work on February 12, 2015. Volunteers will
be answering the phone during office hours and will be helping to
take care of business. We wish her a safe, blessed, restful,
wonderful and well deserved vacation!
Thinking about Priesthood or Religious Life?
Find out by attending one of the upcoming events: Discernment
Group (a monthly morning of prayer, reflection, and lunch):
Saturday, February 14, at Canadian Martyrs Church in Hamilton:
starting at 9:00 a.m.: Mass, Holy Hour, Discernment Groups for men
and women, and lunch. For more information visit
Mark your calendars
St. Mary’s Parish Easter Bingo! Win a turkey or ham. Raffle Prizes.
Thursday, March 26th. Doors open at 6:30 pm - Bingo starts at
7:00pm. Must be 18 and over to attend
Volunteers needed for Easter Bingo
If interested please call or email the parish. We will also be soliciting
for raffle prizes. If you or anyone you know wish to donate a prize
(must be new and valued at $10 or more) please contact Marian at
the office. Donation letters are available. Thank you!
World Day for Consecrated Life
In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and
men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of
the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also
known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed
symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in
consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all
peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is to
highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Do you want a doctor with moral integrity?
Our doctors maintain professional, respectful and compassionate
relationships with their patients. This includes accompanying
patients as they make difficult choices, understanding fully that the
final decision is always the patient’s. Our doctors simply ask that
they be respected as professionals in return. Forcing doctors to
violate their moral integrity is not only damaging to the doctor, but to
the patient and to medical services as a whole. It will inevitably mean
that many doctors
will be forced to
The deadline for
comments is:
Canadians with
less access to the
February 20, 2015
medical care they
want and need.
Please visit:
The choice is www.cmdscanada.org yours. Will you tell
the College of
Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) what you think about conscience
rights? The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
have a draft policy that would demand that doctors participate in
morally controversial procedures like birth control, abortion and even
euthanasia (if it becomes legal). Participation means making
referrals and actually performing these procedures when the
regulator (CPSO) considers them to be “urgent or otherwise
necessary to prevent imminent harm, suffering, and/or
deterioration.” This as a very broad requirement and will be open to
abuse. Doctors who cannot participate due to deeply held moral or
religious commitments will be vulnerable to punishment from the
regulator, even though their fundamental freedom of conscience and
religion is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms. This is a form of discrimination.
Maria Ss. della Libera
Spaghetti Night, Friday, February 20, 2015 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Adults
$9, Children 12 - 6 $8, Children 6 and under Free. Where: St. Mary’s
Parish Hall. This event is organized by Maria Ss. Della Libera
committee and all proceeds from this event will help to raise funds
towards the feast which will be on Sunday, May 31st 2015 with the
usual Mass, procession and a program at Lions Park.
Cari Amici,
Il Febbraio 2015
Il Comitato Maris S.S. Della Libera invita voi tutti a venire per godervi
un bel piatto di (Spaghetti), e anche dolci Itanliani fatti in casa con
caffe al (sweet table). Chiediamo il Vostro aiuto di donarē dolci,
perchē senza il Vostro aiuto, niente si puo fare. Per aqquistare gli
biglietti potete chiamare la chiesa di Santa Maria numero 519-7537316 – oppure Maria al numero 519-756-0190 se non potete portare
gli dolci possiamo venire a prendergli chiamate Maria 519-7590190. Vi ringraziamo tanto Il comitato
St. Mary’s Hospitality Committee Presents
Line Dancing Class with Joan Minnery. Friday, January 30, 2015,
in the Church Hall 7pm-8pm. Only $2/Person. All Ages Welcome.
Come Be Fitspired & Shape Up Brantford!!!
Prayers for the Deceased
In your charity, please remember in your prayers † David Stout,
who passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 22, 2015, in
his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Helen.
“Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon him. May he rest in peace." Amen.
Liturgical Ministries - Feb 7/8
Lectors L1
Ministers of
the Eucharist
Altar Servers
Saturday 5pm
M. Monast-Helmers
B. Derks
P. Zahrybelny
E. Slawek
C. Slawek
T. Sinclair
Sunday 9am
T. Derks
S. Piatek
A. Brady
A. Zahrybelny
M. Locche
M. Pappert
N. Gaite
C. Rutherford
Sunday 11am
G. Martin
K. Austin
K. Paul
J. Szeman
L. Craftchick
K. Danuco
D. Oliver
JB. Oliver
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA program meets every Tuesday evening in the conference
room from 7pm till 8:30pm. Our next class is titled: Sacrament of
reconciliation. Sacrament of anointing of the sick. Please pray
for our candidates as they embark on this journey of faith.
Santa Breakfast Thank you!!!
The parish would like to thank the following individuals for their
donations/contributions for yet again a successful community parish
event! Becks Printing, Wittiveens, Brant Food Centre, Zehrs, Arva
Family, Johnson Family, Annette Nardone, Amy Hall, Joan Minnery,
Senior Resource Centre and Frank Redych and the committee
members: Jeannette, Suzanne, Marie, Shirley, Maria L, Samantha,
Tanya, Nikki, Desiree and Paul, Shirley, Adriana, Cale and Melina
for their hard work in setting up the hall, baking, and cooking to
prepare for the morning festivities. A BIG thank you to our special
guest, Santa, for putting smiles on the faces of so many young
children (and adults too!) Proceeds raised totalled $613.00 and will go
toward the development of a child and youth ministry in our parish.
God has no phone... but I talk to Him.
God has no Facebook... but He is still my Friend.
God has no Twitter... but I still follow Him.
Lift Jesus Higher Rally
Be inspired, encouraged and healed: Come Celebrate the 23rd
annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9 am –
5:30 pm Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. West.
Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, Peter Herbeck Guest Speaker: Al
Kresta. Mass (with Sunday readings) Celebrated by Cardinal
Thomas Collins. Separate Youth Event (13-18 yrs) Music, Skits,
Power-packed Talks. For Tickets/Info call (416) 251-4255 or (905) 270-2510
Youth Ministry - Attention all parents!
During the weekend masses of February 7/8 and February 14/15
there will be signup sheets in the Alcove for those parents interested
in having their child participate in a youth ministry. We will require
your name, your email address and simply the age of your child.
Surveys will be emailed to those interested at the end of February
with your input as to what you would like to see as part of our youth
ministry. We will be looking for children ages 12 and up to assist in
coordinating the activities. High School Students can obtain their
volunteer hours!
Sunday Collection for Last Weekend
214 envelopes used this week
Loose Collection
Total Thank you for your generosity to the Parish.
$ 2,953.87
$ 531.05
$ 3,484.92