- BENEDICT’S PASTORAL UNIT
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 10, 2016
St. James: Sat. 4:00 p.m., Fri. 9:00 a.m.
St. George’s: Sun. 9:00 a.m., Wed. 6:30 p.m.
All Saints: Sun. 10:30 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m.
St. James – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. James – Saturday 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
St. George’s – Wednesday 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Pastor: Fr. Tim Broderick, 652-2401
Fax: 652-2010 Email: email@example.com
Claudia Batchilder, Pastoral Associate 652-2402
Susan Nye-Brothers, Pastoral Associate 583-2510
Can someone earn heaven by good works? No. No man can gain heaven merely by his own efforts. The fact that we are saved is God’s grace, pure and simple, which nevertheless demands the free cooperation of the individual. [2006-2011, 2025-2027] Although it is grace and faith through which we are saved, nevertheless, our good works ought to show the love produced by God’s action in us.
Are we all supposed to become “saints”?
YES. The purpose of our life is to be united with God in love and to correspond entirely to God’s wishes. We should allow God “to live his life in us”(Mother Teresa). That is what it means to be holy: a “saint”. [2012-2016, 2028-2029]
Every man asks himself the question: Who am I and why am I here, how do I find myself? Faith answers: Only in holiness does man become that for which God created him. Only in holiness does man find real harmony between himself and his Creator. Holiness, however, is not some sort of self-made perfection; rather, it is union with the incarnate love that is Christ. Anyone who gains new life in this way finds himself and becomes holy.
How does the Church help us to lead a good, responsible life? In the Church we are baptized. In the Church we receive the faith that the Church has preserved intact down through the centuries. In the Church we hear the living Word of God and learn how we must live if we want to please God. Through the sacraments that Jesus entrusted to his disciples, the Church builds us up, strengthens, and consoles us. In the Church there is the blazing fire of the saints, by which our hearts are kindled. In the Church the Holy Eucharist is celebrated, in which Christ’s sacrifice and strength are renewed for us in such a way that, united with him, we become his Body and live by his strength. Despite all her human weaknesses, apart from the Church no one can be a Christian. [2030-2031, 2047]
Excerpt taken from the YOUCAT with permission granted from Ignatius Press the original publishers of this work. [Numbers inside brackets] refer to a fuller explanation found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please pray for Bradley MacDonald, Noreen MacPherson, and John Victor (Cardigan). If you wish prayers for your loved one due to illness please email or phone Edith (583-2541) to let her know. Thank you!
Week Day Masses
Wed., Apr. 13, 6:30pm, St. George’s, Allen MacMaster by Louis Campbell
Thurs., Apr. 14, 9:30am, All Saints, Int. Clara Roche, by Evelyn & Roma
Fri., Apr. 15, 9am, St. James, Int. Gerald Campbell, by Edith MacDonald
**Sat., Apr. 16, 6pm, St. James, Int. Pius Morrison by Marie Morrison & Family
Sun., Apr. 17, 9am, St. George’s, Int. Dennis O’Shea by Gail & Geordie Johnston
Sun., Apr. 17, 10:30am, All Saints, Int. Parishioners of Unit
PRACTICE makes PERFECT (Matt. 5:48)
Each time, the phone rings this week… as you approach to answer, make a short two second prayer for the person calling, before picking it up. It can make a great difference to your conversation.
MASS TIME CHANGE: Mass at St. James will be returning to 6:00 pm, starting Saturday April 15th.
- JAMES PARISH
Collection for April 3 – ? Envelopes – $; Loose – $. April 16 Ministries: Lector – Kevin Gotell; Eucharistic Minister – Claranne Lavandier. Church cleaners for April are Kenny & Doreen Batchilder. Snow man from April 8 to April 14 is John Gotell and from April 15 to April 21 is Mike Gallant. (If you are unable to take your turn please contact someone else to trade weeks.)
As we continue to grow and develop as a Parish, St. James Pastoral Council would like to explore new and different ways to care for the members of our community.
In his Lenten message, Pope Francis said “Faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbours in body and spirit”. With this in mind, we would like to begin a simple practice of caring for each other. The first action will be to sign Easter cards for members of our parish who are no longer able to attend Mass, or who may need an extra ‘pick me up’ at the end of a long winter. If you know of anyone who would appreciate such a gift, please contact Haley Zavo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902- 652 -2780.
Basement Sale at St. James Church, Georgetown on Saturday, April 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in aid of the Food Bank and a Soup Kitchen sponsored by The St. Benedict’s Catechism Youth. If you have any gently used items for the sale it would be greatly appreciated. Drop off is any day between 9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Thank you for your support. Prices are by donation.
ALL SAINTS PARISH
Collection for April 3 – ? Envelopes – $890.00; Loose – $90.00; Building Fund – $20.00; Cemetery Fund IMO Kate Kilbride – $230.00; All Saints Church – IMO – Margie Wilson – $330.00. April 17 Ministries: Lector – Eddie MacAulay; Eucharistic Minister – Nora MacDonald; Gifts – John & Janice MacIntyre; Ushers – Roger Kelly & Reg Conohan; Church Custodian the Week of April 10 is Joey Cain. Church cleaners for April: Shirley MacDonald, Janet MacLellan, Frances MacDonald & Debbie Quinn. Snow men from April 11 to April 17 are Martin VandenBroek and George VandenBroek and from
All Saint’s Parish Council is seeking new Council members. Ballots will be available during Mass on April 3rd and April 10th and nominations will be sought for an adult male, an adult female, and a youth representative. Please consider serving in this capacity. Thank you.
Lunch Committee for All Saints Card Play for Monday, April 11 is Daisy Brown, Anne Shepherd, Joanne Gardiner – loaf of sandwiches; Patti MacKenzie, Linda Cain, & Sherri Campbell – 2 – 3 dozen sweets each.
WISDOM of the SAINTS… Holiness
Holiness is not the luxury of a few people, but a simple duty for you and me. ~ Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
- GEORGE’S PARISH
Collection for April 3 – ? Envelopes – $840.00; Loose – $102.95; St. George’s Cemetery Fund IMO Gerald Campbell – $200.00. April 17 Ministries: Lector – Geordie Johnston; Eucharistic Minister – Terry Brennan; Gifts – Leona & Peter Campbell; Ushers for April are Paul & Sally Morrison. Church Cleaners for April are Leona & Peter Campbell, Carol Companion, Colleen MacDonald, Dianne Gardiner, Liz Dempsey, & Marsha Fitzpatrick. Snow men from April 11 to April 17 is Kevin Campbell & Gordon Johnston and from April 18 to April 24 are Paul & Raymond Morrison.
The St. George’s C.W.L. Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend.
DIOCESAN COMMUNITY NEWS
SDU Scholarships and Bursaries: High school graduates are reminded that the deadline to apply for the St. Dunstan’s Scholarship ($5,000.00 per year, renewable) is April 15. The SDU Board of Governors Award ($1,000.00 non-renewable, minimum of one per high school) application deadline is May 1. SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and