Parish Bulletin. – Feast of the Ascension – 24 May 2020
Live Stream Schedule for the Week:
Tuesday: 10 am: Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 2 pm
Wednesday: 10 am: Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 2 pm
Thursday: 7 pm: Mass with Eucharistic Adoration until 8 pm
Friday: 7 pm: Mass with Eucharistic Adoration – Benediction at 7:55 pm.
Sunday: 10 am. Florence Dunn – requested by Daughter, Dorothy.
- Our sympathy and condolences go out to the families of the following who died this past week:
Joan Bolger – sister of Joe Bolger and Gail Sullivan
Bradley Fleury– son of the late Elwood Fleury
Trevor Lindley – husband of Mary Teresa Kidd-Lindley (née Berrigan)
Rudi Goring – father of Rev. Michael Goring (Pembroke Diocese) and Rev. Mark Goring (Companions of the Cross)
May God grant their souls a merciful judgment and their families peace in their time of bereavement.
2) I am celebrating this week’s Masses for personal intentions that have been asked of me to pray for. If you want to have a Mass offered for a specific intention please just let me know. You can call me at either 819-689-5232 or on my cell at 613-281-0872. You can also email me your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. The $15 offering can be sent via the ‘Donate’ Widget on our parish blog. (http://uppontiacparishes.com/)
3) Our new Bishop, +Guy Desrochers C.Ss.R. will be installed as our local Ordinary on July 3rd in a private ceremony which will be broadcast online. Once the COVID restrictions are behind us, there will be a public Mass to welcome him personally into our Diocese at the Cathedral in Pembroke. Once details are announced, they will be posted online here.
4) The farmers are asking us to pray for rain to soon fall to water their fields. We also need it to help lower the dry state of our forests. There is a complete and total ban on all outside fires until this happens. Remember too that this ban also serves to prohibit the setting off of fireworks. The fine for violating this ban starts at $1000 if the Fire Services get called out to make you extinguish any fire pits or campfires.
5) Thank you to those who are donating to help with the expenses of our parishes both online or via the mail. Your support is VERY MUCH needed given that we have no other means of collecting or generating revenue until our churches are allowed to reopen for public weekend Masses.
6) My heartfelt thanks go out to Sylvia Dungeon who has donated a beautiful Queen-size quilt for us to use for a fundraiser. I was inspired by her gift into thinking that one way we could generate needed funds would be to hold an online auction for this quilt and other items that people might be willing to donate. How about talking with your friends and fellow craft-lovers and together work on other items we could include in such an auction? Carpenters might donate woodcraft big and small, from pieces of hand-made furniture to wooden toys and signs. Quilters, knitters, crochet-lovers, artists… each can contribute something to the event according to their talents. Businesses could also participate by donating gift certificates or gift cards. Contractors and tradesmen can offer service packages that people can put towards various projects or repairs to their homes, cottages, or cars. The options are virtually endless. Give it some thought and let me know if you would like to participate.