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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/

August 31, 2014, Masses, Messages and CCCB Appeal

 22th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 31, 2014

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Sunday Mass : 10:45 am

Songs: Entrée/ Entrance: Arise come sing in the morning,  Gloria: # 200, Acclamation: d’Orge 3, Offertoire / Offertory: Prends ma vie, Sanctus: P. Vallée,  Anamneses: Nous proclamons ta mort,  Amen: Pape, Agnus: Mass for Youth, Communion: Sons of God, Sortie / Recessional: Au nom de Jésus Allez.

Weekday Masses:

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

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

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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!”

In honor of our celebration of “Love” August 24th a sincere thank you to all the participants and numerous volunteers. Thank you to the many people who contributed $, food, decorations and their time for the tremendous success of this celebration. Your generosity is heart warming and truly appreciated.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Beauchamps Service, Otter Lake – gérants/managers: Bev & Ben Beauchamps

Burke’s Sheet Metal 2007 Inc, Ottawa ON – gérant/manager: Joel Burke

Carlen Lafleur, Remax Direct – Linens by Canadian Linens

Bonichoix, Campbell’s Bay – gérant/manager: Rob Larivière

Le Coin Picanoc – gérant/manager: Jarod Croghan

Les Serres Paul Amyotte, Fort Coulonge – gérant/manager: Paul Amyotte

Couples for whom took place a celebration of love last Sunday, wish to thank Fr. Ghislain, Fr. Francis, the parish community, the choir, people involved during mass, Barbara Owens for the corsages. Special thanks to all who helped prepare and serve the meal. It was a memorable day and really appreciated. Thanks!

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.

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 free to take one.

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

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CCCB issues appeal for mercy, compassion and justice in the Middle East and throughout the world

The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued an appeal “for mercy, compassion and justice in the Middle East and throughout the world”. The text was approved at the Executive’s meeting earlier this week on August 25, 2014. In its message, the Executive states: “As followers of the Crucified One, we recognize particularly in the Middle East the sufferings of our own brothers and sisters in faith. Moved by their pains and afflictions, we make their cause our own. We are united with them in solidarity and faith.” The appeal is addressed “to all people – of every faith and in the name of good will, here in Canada and around the world – to do even more to assist the suffering of those in need.”

Read more : http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Appeal_for_mercy_compassion_and_justice_-_EN.pdf

How to help : http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/announcements/3966-emergency-and-reconstruction-projects-in-the-middle-east-sponsored-by-canadian-catholic-agencies

 

August 24, 2014, Celebration of Love

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To all parishioners:

St Charles Parish invites you to come and celebrate with our Jubilees at our “Celebration of Love” on Sunday August 24 at 10:45

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21th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 24, 2014

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Sunday Mass : 10:45 am

Entrée / Entrance: God of Love, O God of Goodness, Gloria: Glory to God in the Highest,  Acclamation: Taizé, Offertoire / Offertory:  Je Voudrais,   Sanctus:  Holy, Holy, Holy,  Anamneses:  # ll, Agnus: A. Gagnon, Communion:  From Whisle Down The Wind, Sortie / Recessional :  Toi qui aimes.

Weekday Masses:

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

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

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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.

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.

Thank you to the Parish Auxiliary for their contribution (in part) towards the purchase of a computer for the office at St. Charles Borromeo.

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

The craft centre is looking for a volunteer secretary, fluent in french (as all government papers are in French), for a few hours per week. We will be very grateful. Please call the Centre: 819-453-7378 or Esther Dubeau: 819-453-7352.

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

August 17, 2014, Masses and Messages

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Thank you to our Summer Residents

As we look around today, we see many familiar faces and as Father Ghislain asked me… Joan are they all residents? Wow!  My answer was…yes of course Father … our summer residents.  Our population triples in the summer.

So today, in a special way, we would like to thank all our vacationers and our summer residents for their sharing and their fraternity in making our house of worship…our church…a full house. Please feel welcome in this, “God’s House”, as you make it your house for the time you spend enjoying your vacation.

We encourage your participation in our celebrations, and please if you have any special requests or would like to bring forth any ideas, or musical talents for that matter, please feel free to discuss them with us or with Father Ghislain.

So today, let’s ask the Holy Spirit to continue to guide us all to grow in love and fellowship to find the Kingdom of God and to keep us safe and healthy for the years to come.

TO ALL:  Please make yourself at home here in St. Charles Church.

(Written by Joan Dubeau)

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 17, 2014

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Sunday Mass : 10:45 am

Weekday Masses:

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

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

 

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THANK YOU FROM FATHER GHISLAIN:

I was very touched by the affection and support shown following the death of my brother Ademar. I wish to express my deepest gratitude for all your attentions. Thank you to all

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.

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.

Thank you to the Parish Auxiliary for their contribution (in part) towards the purchase of a computer for the office at St. Charles Borromeo.

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

The craft centre is looking for a volunteer secretary, fluent in french (as all government papers are in French), for a few hours per week. We will be very grateful. Please call the Centre: 819-453-7378 or Esther Dubeau: 819-453-7352.

Outside sale at the Otter Lake Craft Centre, August 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm. BBQ (hamburgers & hot dogs). Articles for sale 25% & 50% off.

 

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

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My heart bleeds especially when I think of the children in Iraq. May Mary, Our Mother, protect them.

Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex

 

Moved and distressed by the humanitarian tragedy in Iraq, the Pope renewed his appeal in a Letter to UN Secretary General. Here’s an excerpt:

“… I write to you, Mr Secretary-General, and place before you the tears, the suffering and the heartfelt cries of despair of Christians and other religious minorities of the beloved land of Iraq. In renewing my urgent appeal to the international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway, I encourage all the competent organs of the United Nations, in particular those responsible for security, peace, humanitarian law and assistance to refugees, to continue their efforts in accordance with the Preamble and relevant Articles of the United Nations Charter.”