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)

 

 

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