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November 23, 2014

Christ the King ~ November 23, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Songs :Entrée/Entrance : Great things happen when God mixes with us, Gloria: A.Dumont, Acclamation : Donald J. Reagan, Offertoire/Offertory : Pain de Dieu, Sanctus : Bob Dufford (anglais), Anamneses: #374, Amen : Chouinard, Agnus : Yolaine Pépin, Communion :  Sons or God, Sortie/Recessional: Je te dis que si tu crois.

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

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Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tu at 6 pm.

Dec. 13: St Charles Church Hall, Otter Lake. A Christmas Bazaar – organized by the Auxiliary with vendors, bake sale, kitchen open 10 am-3 pm serving chili, baked beans, sandwiches and refreshments…. all in the spirit of Christmas. Come for a visit, we would love to see you.

Christmas Supper – St. Charles Parish in the Church Hall on November 30-Doors open at 5 pm and supper is served at 6 pm Turkey supper with all the trimmings including roast beef and salads. There is a limited number of tickets available and the deadline to purchase your tickets is Nov. 22. For tickets please call Beverley Dubeau at 453-7661 or Maureen Racine at 453-7697.

FOOD BANK: You are invited to bring to the church during the months of Nov. & Dec. Any kind of non-perishable food. This donation is for Bouffe Pontiac.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP : http://rcpcp.com/

When we meet a person truly in need, do we see the face of God?

Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex

November 16, 2014, Masses and Messages

33th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 16, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Songs: Entrée/Entrance: Voici le temps de la Fête,  Gloria: #200,  Acclamation: Taizé, Offertoire /Offertory: Thank you Lord,  Sanctus: P.Vallée, Anamneses: Nous proclamons ta mort..,  Amen: Pape,  Agnus: Erich Sylvester, Communion: Jésus nous a dit,  Sortie/Recessional: I’ve got the Joy.

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

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Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

Christmas Supper – St. Charles Parish in the Church Hall on November 30-Doors open at 5 pm and supper is served at 6 pm Turkey supper with all the trimmings including roast beef and salads. There is a limited number of tickets available and the deadline to purchase your tickets is Nov. 22. For tickets please call Beverley Dubeau at 453-7661 or Maureen Racine at 453-7697.

FOOD BANK: You are invited to bring to the church during the months of Nov. & Dec. Any kind of non-perishable food. This donation is for Bouffe Pontiac.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/

A Christian brings peace to others. Not only peace, but also love, kindness, faithfulness and joy.

Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex

November 9, 2014, Masses and Messages

 32th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 9, 2014 

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

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Thought of the week by Father Ghislain Ndondji, November 9, 2014

“Your situation does not lead to death”

(Part I)

The Raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11, 1-57)

A serious and disturbing event has just occurred in the life of Martha and Mary. Their brother Lazarus was ill. It’s panic, it’s fear, they fear for the life of their brother. They fear that the worst will happen. So the sisters send messengers to Jesus, saying “the one you love is sick” (v. 3). They probably hoped that Jesus would come home soon and do something for his friend Lazarus. Did they hope for a cure?

The attitude of Martha and Mary is often ours too. Faced with a problem, a difficult situation, a serious illness, an event, we pray to the Lord to come and visit us. We ask others to pray for us. Jesus does not move immediately. He simply says to his disciples: ” This sickness will not end in death …” (v. 4).

If you believe in Jesus, your present situation, as hard as it is (suffering, doubt, hardship, grief, betrayal, hatred) does not lead to death. Through the difficult times that your relatives (illness, lack of faith, sorrow or all kinds of tests), all these miseries do not lead to death. So where does this all lead us? Following next week.

Have a good week.

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Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

On Sunday November 9th we will remember members of our parish community that are deceased. Symbols (a cross, angel wings, etc.) are available at the back of the church entrance and we ask a family member or friend to take one home. Write the name of the person who died and perhaps add a picture and/or any appropriate decorations or words that you feel are relevant. These symbols will be hung before Mass on a “Memorium Tree” which will be near the altar on Nov. 9th
Also, on November 9th, only for those who have died in 2013-2014 a family member or friend will be asked to light a “special candle” in memory of their loved ones.

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY – Otter Lake
November 9th after Mass at the Cenotaph

LEASE HONOUR OUR WAR DEAD AND SUPPRT OUR VETERANS

Christmas Supper – St. Charles Parish in the Church Hall on November 30-Doors open at 5 pm and supper is served at 6 pm Turkey supper with all the trimmings including roast beef and salads. There is a limited number of tickets available and the deadline to purchase your tickets is Nov. 22. For tickets please call Beverley Dubeau at 453-7661 or Maureen Racine at 453-7697.

FOOD BANK: You are invited to bring to the church during the months of Nov. & Dec. Any kind of non-perishable food. This donation is for Bouffe Pontiac.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/

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“Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.”

Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex

November 2, 2014, Masses, Messages, and Prayer Intentions

31th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November2, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Songs : Entrée/Entrance: Avec toi Seigneur,  Gloria : Glory to God in the highest, Acclamation: Grégorien, Offertoire/Offertory: Bread, Blessed and Broken, Sanctus: T. Gagnon (français), Anamneses: Nous proclamons, Amen: R.Lebel, Agnus: Mass for Youth,       Communion: Tu es là, Sortie/Recessional: They’ll know we are Christians.

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

 

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Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

From November 1st to November 8th, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the deceased, may be obtained by the faithful who visit a cemetery, a church or an oratory to pray for the deceased.

On Sunday November 9th we will remember members of our parish community that are deceased. Symbols (a cross, angel wings, etc.) are available at the back of the church entrance and we ask a family member or friend to take one home. Write the name of the person who died and perhaps add a picture and/or any appropriate decorations or words that you feel are relevant. These symbols will be hung before Mass on a “Memorium Tree” which will be near the altar on Nov. 9th
Also, on November 9th, only for those who have died in 2013-2014 a family member or friendwill be asked to light a “special candle” in memory of their loved ones.

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY – Otter Lake
November 9th after Mass at the Cenotaph

OUR PARISH CEMETERIES: Winter weather conditions cause decorations to deteriorate. It would be greatly appreciated if families would remove decorations from graves before winter sets in.

Christmas Supper – St. Charles Parish in the Church Hall on November 29-Doors open at 5 pm and supper is served at 6 pm Turkey supper with all the trimmings including roast beef and salads.There is a limited number of tickets available and the deadline to purchase your tickets is Nov. 22. For tickets please call Beverley Dubeau at 453-7661 or Maureen Racine at 453-7697.

FOOD BANK: You are invited to bring to the church during the months of Nov. & Dec. Any kind of non-perishable food. This donation is for Bouffe Pontiac.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/

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– Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for November is: “That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others”. His intention for evangelisation is: “That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors”.

Vatican City, 31 October 2014 (VIS)

October 26, 2014, Thank you to our Children

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 26, 2014 

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am – Children’s Mass

Songs: Entrée/ Entrance; Voici le temps de la fête, Gloria: #200, Acclamation : Taizé, Offertoire: Thank you Lord,   Sanctus: P.Vallée,   Anamneses : Nous proclamons…, Amen: Pape,  Agnus : Erich Sylvester,  Communion : Jésus nous a dit, Sortie/Recessional : I’ve got the joy, joy, joy….

No masses in week

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Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

PRIESTS’ RETREAT – Please pray for the priests who are on retreat this week. Father Tanguay will be available in case of emergency: 819-647-5151 or 613-850-8043.

On Sunday November 9th we will remember members of our parish community that are deceased. Symbols (a cross, angel wings, etc.) are available at the back of the church entrance and we ask a family member or friend to take one home. Write the name of the person who died and perhaps add a picture and/or any appropriate decorations or words that you feel are relevant. These symbols will be hung before Mass on a “Memorium Tree” which will be near the altar on Nov. 9th

Also, on November 9th, only for those who have died in 2013-2014 a family member or friend will be asked to light a “special candle” in memory of their loved ones.

Christmas Supper – St. Charles Parish in the Church Hall on November 29-Doors open at 5 pm and supper is served at 6 pm Turkey supper with all the trimmings including roast beef and salads. There is a limited number of tickets available and the deadline to purchase your tickets is Nov. 22. For tickets please call Beverley Dubeau at 453-7661 or Maureen Racine at 453-7697.

Saturday-Sunday (November 1-2): Before going to bed, remember to turn watches and clocks back one hour.

Next Sunday: Commemmoration of all the faithful departed.

From November 1st to November 8th, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the deceased, may be obtained by the faithful who visit a cemetery, a church or an oratory to pray for the deceased.

OUR PARISH CEMETERIES: Winter weather conditions cause decorations to deteriorate. It would be greatly appreciated if families would remove decorations from graves before winter sets in.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/

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If faith is to be strong and healthy, it must be constantly nourished by the Word of God.

Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex

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Thank you to our Children

 

God Bless the children and may God also bless those who teach them to sing and participate in our Sunday youth mass.

Today we would like to, as a church community, say a special thank you to all the children and teenagers who have taken part in our monthly Sunday youth masses.

To the choir, the readers, the greeters, the little ones bringing up the offerings, the altar servers, the ones doing the collection and of course our young musicians.

As we go into the second half of the year, we just want to let you know that all you do is greatly appreciated. It’s so nice to hear the voices of the little children. So again from the bottom of our heart … Thank You.!!

But please allow me to also express our gratitude to our musicians, Mary Lafleur and Lise Dumouchel for their countless hours of practicing with the children. And of course to Claudette Gravelle,  who is instrumental in putting the entire choir together…Thank you from all of us here.

Let us see the work of the good Lord in them and hopefully it will inspire us to answer to God’s call in a similar way.

Thanks to all and may God Bless and keep you healthy and safe to continue to do his work.

(Written by Joan Dubeau)

October 19, 2014, Masses and Messages

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October19, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Entrée/Entrance: Glory and Praise to our God, Gloria: A. Dumont (français), Acclamation: Donald G. Reagan, Offertoire/Offertory: Voici notre don, Sanctus: Hosanna in the highest, Anamneses: Christ has died (Kelly Mc Closkey), Amen: R.Vidal, Agnus: A. Gagnon (français), Communion: Sons of God, Sortie/ Recessional: Tu nous appelles à aimer.

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

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Thought of the week

The law of love

This is my commandment: love one Reviews another, as I have loved you. (John 15: 12). In connection with the law of love, here’s a story I read recently: A newspaper told the story of a boy with cancer. He had lost his hair during chemotherapy. As a sign of sympathy and support, all his classmates had shaved their heads so that it he was not embarrassed when he returned. The newspaper showed a picture of the children with shaved head, with the title: “Everything we do, we do it together.” Wooowwww!
With his law of love, Jesus fixes two other laws which were in force before him: a) the law of vengeance and b) the law of retribution: do to your enemy exactly like he did you. What has been called ‘eye for eye and tooth for tooth “(Leviticus 24, 20)
Jesus introduces a third way: the law of love. No more vengeance, more than a quick succession, but choose to forgive to love. If there are people you have not forgiven, the law of love invites you to offer your forgiveness. By forgiving, you release but mostly you free yourself of the burden that prevents you from love.
Have a good week.

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If you know of elderly or sick people who wish to receive the Body of Christ at home, or a visit from the priest, please contact Father GhislainNdondji: 819-648-5715 (Ste Anne), 819-453-7656 (St Charles Borromeo)

Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm.Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

Recitation of the Rosary: Every Sunday before Mass during the month of October, which is themonth of the Rosary, we will recite the rosary.

Children’s Catechism for French and English Children from grades 1 to 6 will be held on October26 at 9:30 am. It will be followed by the Children’s Mass on October 26. To register pleasecontact: Colette Lafleur: 453-2078; Joan Dubeau: 453-7685; Nicole Lance: 453-2006; NicoleForrester: 453-2026

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – October 19, 2014: Every Christian shares in the mission of the Church and all should become involved in today’s missionary work. One way to do so is by contributing generously to the World Mission Sunday Collection on the week-end of October 18 – 19.

PRIESTS’ RETREAT October 26 to October 30 – There will be no weekday Masses for Ste-Anne, St. Charles and St. John Parishes. Frs. Ghislain and Francis will be away during the week.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/

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A Christian is merciful by nature; this is heart of the Gospel.

Pope Francis@Pontifex

October 12, 2014, Masses and Messages

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 12, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Weekday Masses:

Thursday: 7:00 pm – Adoration before mass at 6:30 pm

Friday: 7:00 pm – Way of the Cross before mass at 6:30 pm

 

Thought of the week

Thought of the week: My daughter, do not cry!

Every time I celebrate a funeral and I see people crying for the one who left this world, a sadness invades my heart. And often, I go over these words of Jesus: ‘Do not cry.’ (Lk 7:13).
The story takes place in a small town called Naïn. One lady, after losing her husband, now widowed, she was left with her son, her only son. And then he also dies. Faced with this tragedy, tears streaming down her cheeks. And many wondered: why her? She had already lost her husband and now her son, her only son that they are taking to the cemetery. Why Lord? Why? That’s when the procession of Jesus arrives. When the Lord saw the widow, he felt sorry for her and said to her, ‘Don’t cry.’ Then he went up and touched the bier and the bearers stood still, and he said: ‘Young man, I tell you: get up. And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him to his mother’ (Lk 7: 13-15). To you too, Jesus says today, ‘Do not cry. He knows your pain, he knows why you cry and he is not indifferent to your misery. You who has lost a loved one, do not cry anymore. You whose love is betrayed, not cry anymore. You who the whole world rejects and will not accept, because of your faith, do not cry anymore. You who lives in difficult times, no more crying. You who are humbled all the time, do not cry anymore. No, really, I say to you, do not cry! God is with you. He heard your cry. He just put his hand on your suffering and what appears to be dead inside you. God loves you!
Have a good week

 

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If you know of elderly or sick people who wish to receive the Body of Christ at home, or a visit from the priest, please contact Father Ghislain Ndondji: 819-648-5715 (Ste Anne), 819-453-7656 (St Charles Borromeo)

Choir Practices for adults will be held every Monday night at 7 pm. Choir practice for children will be held every Tuesday at 6 pm.

Recitation of the Rosary: Every Sunday before Mass during the month of October, which is the month of the Rosary, we will recite the rosary.

Children’s Catechism for French and English Children from grades 1 to 6 will be held on October 26 at 9:30 am. It will be followed by the Children’s Mass on October 26. To register please contact: Colette Lafleur: 453-2078; Joan Dubeau: 453-7685; Nicole Lance: 453-2006; Nicole Forrester: 453-2026

October 14, at 9:00 am – The parish will hold their monthly meeting in the Church hall. New members are always welcome.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – October 19, 2014: Every Christian shares in the mission of the Church and all should become involved in today’s missionary work. One way to do so is by contributing generously to the World Mission Sunday Collection on the week-end of October 18 – 19.

Read more on the parish bulletin of the RCPCP: http://rcpcp.com/