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.”

 

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