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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/

October 5, 2014, Masses, Messages and Prayer Intentions

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 5, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Songs : Entrée / Entrance: Peuple de Dieu, Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, Acclamation: D’orge, Offertoire / Offertory: Tous Unis, Sanctus: Dufford,  Anamneses: # 374, Amen: Chouinard, Agnus: Yolaine Pépin,bCommunion: Seeds scattered and sown, Sortie / Recessional: Immaculate Mary.

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

Jesus can change your failures to victory

“Master, we worked hard all night long and caught nothing, but if you say so, I will pay out the nets. And when they had done this they netted such a huge number of fish that their nets began to tear” Lk 5:4.6
The disciples have worked hard all night and caught no fish. Finally, when they obeyed Jesus, everything changed. The same lake, the same boat, the same nets, the same men who had nothing caught the day before, they suddenly become heroes. Everything has changed. What made the difference? Obedience to the Word of the Master. Obedience to Jesus produced a miracle. Now Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever. It can do exactly the same for you. All that was unsuccessful in your life can begin to bear fruit.
Our public enemy number one, is doubt that prevents us from believing that from the ashes of our failures, Jesus can build something wonderful.
Have a good week

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Messages

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.

St. Charles Parish is looking for volunteer lectors for Wednesday& Friday Masses as well as Sundays. Anyone interested please contact Joan, Colette or Esther.

Anyone wishing to become altar servants at Mass may do so by calling Colette or Joan.
October 12- Thanksgiving Sunday- We are asking the children «if possible» to bring to the Church a small harvest item (example: small pumpkin, few carrots, homemade preserves, bread) to help decorate in front of the altar. Thank you for your participation.

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

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Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for October

Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for October is:

“That Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence”.

His intention for evangelisation is: “That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world”.

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As Jesus told Martha in the Gospel, one thing is necessary: prayer

Pope Francis@Pontifex

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Last Sunday

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September 28, 2014, Children’s Mass

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 28, 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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Thought of the week

FORGINENESS

“Forgive us our trespasses, as we also forgive those who trespass against us.” Mt. 6.12
What to do before an offense. Remain attached to evil or forgive in order to be rid of it? In the prayer of Our Father the solution we suggest is to forgive, because we ourselves are in need of God’s forgiveness. Do not forgive it’s a bit like drinking poison and believe that it will hurt someone else. Even if the offense is considerable, forgiveness is the best choice. One frees oneself first and frees those who committed this evil. Forgiveness is never easy. Let us ask God for strength to do the right choice.
Have a Good week.

Messages

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. The next children’s Mass will take place on Sunday September 28 (also the Blessing of school bags).
Father Ghislain will be blessing the children’s school bags for the New Year. All children and youth are welcome to be part of this special blessing.

St. Charles Parish is looking for volunteer lectors for Wednesday& Friday Masses as well as Sundays. Anyone interested please contact Joan, Colette or Esther.

Anyone wishing to become altar servants at Mass may do so by calling Colette or Joan.
benediction-animaux-blessing-animalsBlessing of the animals October 4th, 2014 – 2:00 pm, at the Millenium Park (situated at right of the church). Rain or Shine. Our Outdoor Ceremony will include music, prayers and readings from scripture. Each animal will receive a personal blessing. Everyone from other parishes are welcome!

 

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

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Merciful God, in this time of increasing violence,
Peace and security are precious gifts entrusted into our hands.
Teach us to take care of our brothers and sisters who are in danger.

R/ May the mercy of God teach us to take care of people in the midst of conflict.

September 21, 2014, International Day of Peace

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 21, 2014

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Sunday Mass: 10:45 am

Songs : Entrée / Entrance:  Toi, Jésus-Christ, Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, Acclamation: d’Orge 2,  Offertoire / Offertory: Gift of finest wheat, Sanctus: P.Vallée,  Anamneses: Nous proclamons ta mort …., Amen: R.Lebel,  Agnus: Mass for Youth,  Communion: Dieu très bon, Sortie / Recessional: The mass is ended.

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

Work together as a team

by Father Ghislain Ndondji OFM

I’ve always been fascinated by this scripture reading: There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit; there are many different ways of serving, but it is always the Lord. There are many different forms of activity, but in everybody it is the same God who is at work in them all. The particular manifestation of the Spirit granted to each one is to be used for the general good.” (1Cor. 12, 4-7)

The church, the parish is a body and a team. We are called to perform various activities, not as competitors, but as members of a team. In one parish, the competition is against God’s plan. When you enter a negative critique of the work of others, you are no longer in the team spirit. Listen to what Pope Francis tell us: “The division, slander, this is not the Church, the usual parish sins: envies, jealousies, antipathies … and gossip. Gossip in parishes! But that is not what the Church is. This should not exist! In a Christian community, be it a school, a church or association, the division is one of the most serious sins, because it is a sign, not of the work of God, but the devil’s work, which is, by definition, that which separates, which ruins the reports insinuating bias” The Pope highlights the inner attitudes that lead to this division: when the Christian “aims for first place”, when “he goes to the center, with his personal ambitions and ways of seeing things”, when he “judges others” when he “looks at the faults of his brothers instead of looking at their gifts” when he “gives more importance to what divides as what unites” (ROME, August 27, 2014 Zenit.org).

Pray that the Lord will help us to rejoice in the work of some and not to be discouraged by the negative reviews of others. Have a good week!

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Notice: Masses will be celebrated during the week as follows:
Thursday: 6:30 pm: Adoration – 7:00 pm: Mass
Friday: 6:30 pm: Way of the Cross – 7:00 pm: Mass

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. The next children’s Mass will take place on Sunday September 28 (also the Blessing of school bags).


Father Ghislain will be blessing the children’s school bags for the new year. All children and youthare welcome to be part of this special blessing.

St. Charles Parish is looking for volunteer lectors for Wednesday& Friday Masses as well as Sundays. Anyone interested please contact Joan, Colette or Esther.

Anyone wishing to become altar servants at Mass may do so by calling Colette or Joan.

Please note that the cemetery “guidelines” are available at the back of the Church. Please feel freeto take one.

On Sept. 9th the Parish Auxiliary held its monthly meeting in the Parish Hall. Please note that new members are very welcome! You may contact Maureen Racine @ 819-453-7697 orBeverley Dubeau @ 819-453-7661.

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

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“The Lord is always there waiting to give us his love: it is an amazing thing, one which never ceases to surprise us!”

Pope Francis

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Share this message of hope for the International Day of Peace, which will be celebrated this Sunday, September 21.

2014 Theme: “Rights of Peoples to Peace”

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This commemorative sculpture for Peace was built in Nagasaki, one of two Japanese cities that were, with Hiroshima, the target of an atomic bombing

Read more on the peace message:
http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/2014/sgmessage.shtml

 Suggestions for prayer intentions

Lord, as you proclaimed through your prophet Isaiah*, ”who listen to my commands, then blessings would flow for you like a stream that never goes dry, justice would come to you like the waves that roll on the shore”.

We pray to you, o Lord, fill us with your grace so that we may act faithfully with imagination and courage as artisans of Justice and Peace.

R/ Transform us, o Lord, as faithful builders of your Justice and Peace.

(Isaiah 48:17-19)

 

 

September 14, 2014, Weekday Masses Thursday and Friday

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 14, 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 Crossbefore mass at 6:30 pm

Thought of the week

by Father GhislainNdondji OFM

You can always count on God

When everything is not well, when all seems unable function, there is always something to do: trust God. A friend of mine told me that a few years ago, that unfortunate events have come and gone in his life: the death of both his parents in a traffic accident. A year later, he was separated from his wife. The following year, he lost his job and immediately after, as if all this were not enough, his only child died, a 19 year old girl. Everything was going wrong for him. In his distress, he fell on the words of the Bible: “How long, Yahweh, will you forget me? For ever? How long will you turn away your face from me? How long must I nurse rebellion in my soul, sorrow in my heart day and night? (…) As for me, I trust in your faithful love, Yahweh. Let my heart delight in your saving help, let me sing to Yahweh for his generosity to me, let me sing to the name of Yahweh the Most High!” (Ps.13, 2.6). He told me that inspired Word has helped him count now about God. You also despite what you live, you can count on God.

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Notice: Masses will be celebrated during the week as follows:
Thursday: 6:30 pm: Adoration – 7:00 pm: Mass
Friday: 6:30 pm: Way of the Cross – 7:00 pm: Mass

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. The next children’s Mass will take place on Sunday September 28 also the Blessing of school bags.

St. Charles Parish is looking for volunteer lectors for Wednesday& Friday Masses as well as Sundays. Anyone interested please contact Joan, Colette or Esther.

Anyone wishing to become altar servants at Mass may do so by calling Colette or Joan.

Please note that the cemetery “guidelines” are available at the back of the Church. Please feel freeto take one.

On Sept. 9th the Parish Auxiliary held its monthly meeting in the Parish Hall. Please note thatnew members are very welcome! You may contact Maureen Racine @ 819-453-7697 or Beverley Dubeau @ 819-453-7661.

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

September7, 2014, Prayer Intentions, Masses and Messages

23th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 7, 2014

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Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis for September

“That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”.

His intention for evangelisation is: “That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering”

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Sunday Mass : 10:45 am

Songs:

Gloria: # 200|
Acclamation: d’Orge 3
Offertoire / Offertory:  See us Lord about your altar
Sanctus: Mass for Youth
Anamneses: Christ has died…
Amen: Pape
Agnus: A. Gagnon
Communion: Pour que l’Amour règne sur la terre
Sortie / Recessional:   Lord Jesus of you..

Weekday Masses:

Wednesday : 7:00 pm – Rosary before mass at 6:30 pm

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

 

Thought of the week

by Father GhislainNdondji OFM

In difficult times, have you ever had to ask where is God? Have you ever had that feeling that God is far from you, and he would be several thousand miles away? Often we feel that when we are going through a difficult time. Yet, regardless of the situation you are going through, regardless of the battle you are leading now, rest assured of one thing, you are never alone, God is with you. This was also the case of the disciples of Emmaus (cf. Lk. 24, 13-35). Often our sorrows prevent us from seeing God. Maybe you have been struck by misfortune: the loss of a loved one, loss of your job, health problems, a difficult relationship, a breakup. Maybe because of your grief, you have not seen God by your side. Rest assured, he was there and he is always there with you. He whispers in your ear: ‘I love you.’ Even when you do not see it, it is there, present, acting alongside you. Ask him then to reveal himself to you.

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 URGENT APPEAL FOR PRAYERS - The Pope has invited everyone to raise up with one voice a ceaseless prayer for an end to the dramatic situation of the peoples in the north of Iraq, in particular the plight of the Christian Communities in that region. In the Angelus prayer of July 20, the Pope said, “May the God of Peace create in all an authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence is not conquered with violence. Violence is conquered with peace! Let us pray in silence, asking for peace; everyone, in silence… Mary Queen of peace, pray for us!”

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.

St. Charles Parish is looking for volunteer lectors for Wednesday & Friday Masses as well as Sundays. Anyone interested please contact Joan, Colette or Esther.

Anyone wishing to become altar servants at Mass may do so by calling Colette or Joan.

Please note that the cemetery “guidelines” are available at the back of the Church. Please feel freeto take one.

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