Weekly Bulletin - St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE
OF
HAMILTON
St. Anthony of Padua Church
749 Russell Street
Kincardine, ON N2Z 1S7
www.stanthonykincardine.com
February 1, 2015 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Regular Sunday Mass
Saturday Sunday -
5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Masses
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday -
7:00
9:00
7:00
9:00
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays -
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
519-386-2485
Catholic Women’s League
Email: [email protected]
Nicole Whitwell, President
Knights of Columbus
Email: [email protected]
www.fathermyerscouncil7160.org
Merle Whitwell, Grand Knight
Diocese of Hamilton
www.hamiltondiocese.com
Diocese of Hamilton Vocations
Father Wojciech Kuzma, Director
www.hamiltonvocations.com
Office Hours and Contact Information
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone - 519-396-2505 Fax - 519-396-5419
Emergency contact number - 519-353-8598
Email - [email protected]
Parish Information
Father Peter Jurzyk
Pastor’s Assistant, Mr. David Meek
Parish Secretary, Vacant
Bookkeeper, Mrs. Diana Griffiths
Custodian, Mr. Wayne Brownrigg
We welcome new Parishioners.
Please register at the Parish Office.
We proclaim your Death, o Lord,
and profess your Resurrection until
you come again
Mass Intentions
January 31st to February 8th 2015
Saturday, January 31
5:00 p.m. Missa Pro Populo (For The People)
Sunday, February 1
9:00 a.m. †Bob Lajoie by Harold and Judy Keelan
11:00 a.m. †Pauline Ruxton by Arman and Emma Minia
Save us, O Lord our God! And
gather us from the nations, to
give thanks to your holy name,
and make it our glory to praise
you.
Psalms 105(106).47
Monday, February 2
9:00 a.m. †Hugh Tyrrell by Declan and Pauline Whelan
Tuesday, February 3
7:00 p.m. Living and Deceased Members of Fr. Myers Council 7160
Wednesday, February 4
9:00 a.m. †Ada Biscaro by Joe and Luisa Casciano
Thursday, February 5
7:00 p.m. Intentions of Sherry Cox
Friday, February 6
9:00 a.m. †Lily Lachance by Albina Roy
9:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration until 10:30 a.m.
January 25, 2015
Regular — $1810.30
Saturday, February 7
5:00 p.m. Intentions of Norman and Parker family members
Sunday, February 8
9:00 a.m. †Thomas Woods by Declan and Pauline Whelan
11:00 a.m. Missa Pro Populo (For The People)
From the Pastor’s Desk
Recently I have received a letter from the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa in which they would like to thank
our parish community for the very gracious and warm welcome Sr. Deidre received during her visit and for the wonderful generosity. The Sisters have recently received a cheque in the amount of $2462.25. They have included us in a daily remembrance in their community prayers.
That letter has reminded me that tomorrow we celebrate not only the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, but also the
19th World Day for Consecrated Life. In 1996 St. Pope John Paul II established this day in his Apostolic Exhortation
Vita Consecrata (Life Consecrated). In January 1997 the Pope in his message for that day explained to the faithful that
the purpose of such a day is threefold:
1. To thank God for the great gift of consecrated life;
2. To promote knowledge of and esteem for consecrated life by the entire People of God;
3. To remind consecrated persons that they are invited to celebrate together solemnly the marvels which the Lord has
accomplished in them.
Whom does ‘consecrated life’ refer to? To monks and nuns, members of a society of apostolic life and a secular institute, and individual women whom a bishop has recognized as living the life of virginity. All of them are joined by a
need for having an intimate relationship with Jesus and being authentic witnesses to him.
Their example can help us to come closer to our Saviour and fulfill our vocation for holiness.
God bless,
Fr. Peter
Reflection
February 1st, 2015, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Authority of Jesus
This Sunday's Gospel reading illustrates the authority of
Jesus. If we truly accept and understand his authority
over our lives, we can rejoice in the Lord even when life
hands us hardships.
Why? Because we know that Christ's authority is supreme, which means that everything we've placed under
his authority will produce good fruits. Even bad situations will be transformed into blessings. Tragedies will
be changed into triumphs. Sorrows will be transfigured
into joy. Frustrations will lay the groundwork for new
growth, new knowledge, and a greater ability to minister
to others.
However, if we reject Christ's authority by acting as if
we're the ones in charge, deciding for ourselves how to
end a problem or how and when to escape from a hardship, our problems will only get worse. Pope Francis
wrote in his Apostolic Exhortation on the Gospel of Joy
(Evangelii Gaudium, paragraph 64) that this leads to a
feeling of disorientation instead of joy. He noted: "We
are living in an information-driven society
which bombards us indiscriminately with data -- all
treated as being of equal importance -- and which leads
to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment. In response, we need to provide an education
which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values."
The path to joy has been forged by the footsteps of Jesus. To benefit from his authority over evil and over
human sufferings, we have to follow his example and
obey his teachings. This means choosing to trust him,
realizing that his ways are the best ways even when
they're unpleasant ways. It means that we're willing to
reach resurrection glory by going through the cross with
Jesus.
There are no successful shortcuts to the triumphant victory that awaits us. There is no easy way to overcome
evil. If this were not true, Jesus wouldn't have needed to
die on a cross.
The good news -- the reason why we can rejoice -- is
that the most loving, most powerful, most wise One in
the universe is using his supreme authority on our behalf. The question is: Will we submit to it?
Announcements
Praying With The Sisters of St. Joseph
“Come away and pray for awhile……Praying With The Sisters of St. Joseph: All interested women are invited to join the
Sisters of St. Joseph at the Motherhouse, 574 Northcliffe Avenue, Hamilton, on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. The day will include Mass, a short talk, time for prayer and reflection. Lunch is included. Suggested contribution is $20. Please call 905-528-0138 for directions or to register by February 22, 2015. Looking forward to seeing
you!”
Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass
Are you celebrating your 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, or 60+ Wedding Anniversary in the year 2015? If you are, you are cordially
invited to join couples from across the Diocese of Hamilton for a Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at
the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King at 1:30 pm. (Space allows room for Anniversary couples only - those married 60
years or more may bring 1 guest if you require assistance). Please refer to the poster in the narthex by the office door for
information on how to register for the celebration, or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com.
Training in Christian Healing
TRAINING IN CHRISTIAN HEALING – An opportunity for learning. Presented by Henri Lemay, President of the
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services. This formation in healing series is the outcome of the November 2001, symposium
held in Rome which concluded there was a need to train people in the areas of healing from the perspective given to us
through our faith and Christ himself. Level One will be offered on March 7th and Level 2 July 30 – Aug. 2. Both programs
will provide learning, praying, and ministry practicums, providing the tools needed to assist people through this ministry
work. For more information, or to register, go to the Hamilton Diocesan website at www.hamiltondiocese.com, or contact
Mary Ann Crosland 905- 469-9930 or Ina Caplette 905- 510-7930.
Announcements
Lenten Reflection Evenings
PRIEST, PROPHET, KING
….Lenten Reflection Evenings
6 Thursdays beginning February 12, 2015 7-9 pm
Chancery Office, 700 King St. W., Hamilton
Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, we come
to see Jesus more clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. The cost for this series is $25. Contact Monica at the
Discipleship & Parish Life Office at 905-528-7988, x 2238 or check out our website at www.hamiltondiocese.com for
more information.
Spaghetti Supper
Break up the winter blahs! Let us do the cooking! Knights of Columbus Fr. Meyers Council
7160 presents their Spaghetti Supper, Sunday February 22, 2015 at St. Anthony's Church hall
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy spaghetti with your choice of meat or meatless sauce,
Caesar salad, buns, dessert and juice, coffee or tea. Adults $12, children (4-12) $6, and children 3
and under, free. Tickets available only at the door. Proceeds in support of local youth programs.
Synod
Pope Francis has called a Synod of Marriage and Family to be held in October of 2015 which is to include Bishops from
around the world. – this is your invitation to participate in the gathering of information from the Hamilton Diocese.
There are two ways that you may submit your responses:
1. Fill in the questionnaire which can be found on the Hamilton Diocesan web site at www.hamiltondiocese.com. The
questionnaire seeks information from the faithful on the content of the Lineamenta, which is the working document for
the upcoming Synod. It can be completed on line, or printed and faxed or mailed to the Family Ministry Office. The
deadline for submission is Feb. 27, 2015.
2. Attend one of two focus group gatherings where the questionnaire will be discussed and responses collected to include in the final report. Both gatherings will occur from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and you are asked to RRSP by phone (905-528
-7988 ext. 2249) or e-mail ([email protected]) if you plan to attend. You may join in a focus group at
St. Michael Parish (240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo) on Tuesday, Feb. 17th or at the Chancery Office (700 King Street
West, Hamilton) on Thursday, Feb. 19th.
The information being gathered will provide essential input to the Bishops as they prepare for the Synod. Please consider
engaging in this process in one or both of the ways provided. For further information contact Teresa Hartnett at 905-5287988 ext. 2250 or [email protected]
Special Days in the coming week
Monday February 2 — Feast of The Presentation of the Lord
Thursday February 5 — Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Friday February 6 — Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs