Tuesday - Friday 5.00pm - St. Augustine
First Friday - Holy Hour 4.00pm - St. Augustine
Reflection for March 11th, 2018
(10) Fourth Sunday During
Lent (Year B)
Dear people, it is evident from today’s responsorial psalm (Psalm 137) that the people of God long for the presence of God. They remember the compassionate love of God. Through today’s responsorial psalm, the psalmist turns to God in prayer on behalf of the entire people of God. The psalmist says that the people of God are willing to turn away from their sins.
The author says towards the end of today’s first reading (2 Chronicles) says that God has listened to the cry of His people. Because the people have turned away from their sins, God delivers them from the hands of Babylonians and God brings His people back to their land.
The author of the Gospel of St. John (today’s Gospel) says that God is not interested in punishing His people, but God is more concerned of leading His people to eternal life and salvation. St. Paul in our second reading (a Letter to the Ephesians) says that we have every assurance and hope that we are saved through the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. Therefore, it is important that we, as Catholics, personally respond to the love of God through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray that we may faithfully respond to the love of God with humble hearts
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St. Theresa Parish: Mass at St. Theresa's is at 11:00 a.m. Coffee (lunch!) after mass in the parish hall. EVERYONE WELCOME!
St. Theresa Women's Group Meeting: The ladies of St. Theresa's Women's Group meet every 3rd Sunday of the month, following lunch in the church hall of St. Theresa. They extend invitation to any women who would like to be part of this group.
Stations of the Cross: This Lenten devotion will be prayed all Fridays during Lent at St. Augustine Church at 5:00 p.m.. All are welcome.
St. Augustine and St. Theresa Parish Council meeting : Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 6 p.m. at St. Augustine parish hall following 5:00 p.m. mass.
Are you Catholic and want to know more about your faith and Church teachings? Are you not Catholic and are interested in joining the Church? Or are you not Catholic, and just curious? Please join us for the RCIA. R.C.I.A. Meetings are in the basement hall of St. Theresa Church. The meetings will be every second Monday evening same time and place. For more information, please contact Sharon Low at 577-8296.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Resource: This organization has developed a special call or help line to assist people who are questioning or contemplating the issue of medical assistance in dying or MAID. Of course they are always given the Catholic perspective. This number is toll free and is called the Compassionate Community Care (CCC) helpline: #1-855-675-8749. This is a national service for people who are seeking advice, help and support regarding euthanasia and assisted suicide prevention.
The Sacrament of Anointing the Sick: According to Catholic doctrine, the Anointing of the Sick affects the sick person in the following ways: It provides courage, strength, and peace in the face of illness. It helps the sick person to trust in God no matter what happens. It gives the sick person grace to unite his or her suffering to the passion of Christ. It provides physical and/or spiritual healing according to God's will. It pours out consolation and hope.
Healing Mass: April 6th, 2018, First Friday of the Month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Church at 5:00 p.m.. All are welcome to attend.
Community Parishes Announcements:
Pianist Needed: The Corpus Christi Adult Choir is seeking a pianist to accompany them at the 9:00am Mass two or three Sundays of the month. Please contact Linda at 807-345-9969 for more information.
Home Delivery of the Pastoral Centre Monday Memo! Call 807-343-9313 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org today to request the Monday Memo to be delivered to your inbox each week.
Journey to Easter All parishioners and visitors are invited to enjoy an evening of spiritual awakening every Wednesday during Lent after the 7:00pm Mass at St. Anthony Church. Make these free movie nights part of your joyful journey through Lent!
Stations of the Cross Join Deacon Larry Kurec for the Stations of the Cross (in English) at 3:00pm on Fridays during Lent at St. Mary Our Lady Queen of Poland Church!
Your Help Needed! The Dew Drop Inn Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with upcoming fundraising events. This may include selling tickets, helping out at events or volunteering at Superior Shores Gaming bingos. If you are able to lend a hand, please contact Karen Gilbert at 807-766-9566 or email@example.com.
St. Andrew Church SEASON OF LENT Individual confessions will be heard half an hour before each daily Mass or by request. On Fridays during Lent, join in praying the Stations of the Cross after the 12:10pm Mass.
4 Season Crafts 343-9313 (Catholic Pastoral Centre) Coming Soon!! Make & Take Fridays. We will be offering 2 projects on Friday’s – an email will be sent out on Monday with 2 projects we will be offering for the Make & Take at a low price. Come in anytime on Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to make either project or both if your heart desires. You can find out more about Make & Take Friday’s by calling us at the Catholic Pastoral Centre (807)343-9313. You can also come in and browse our great selection of “Heartwarming gifts” at the Catholic Pastoral Centre between the hours of 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (we are closed 12:30pm – 1:00 p.m.) We look forward to seeing you.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song St. Margaret Church invites you to experience the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song at 7:00pm on the remaining Wednesdays during Lent, March 21, 2018. Join in or sit back and enjoy!
Men for Spiritual Fitness – please note updated location information All men 18 and over are invited to meet for prayer, Bible study, faith-sharing and faith discussion. Exercise and build up your spiritual muscles! The meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (next one: March 13, 2018) at 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Church, and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 8:00am (next one:March 24, 2018). Please note that the meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month is held at Corpus Christi Church, and the 4th Saturday of the month at St. Patrick Cathedral in the rectory basement. Bring a friend! For more information, call Deacon Dennis at 807-767-7420 or text at 807-633-2720 with your name.
St. Joseph Table: Visit the St. Joseph Table in the St. Dominic Church hall after each Mass on March 17 & 18, 2018. For more information, please call Melina at 807-577-3001.
Knights of Columbus Council 1447 IRISH NIGHT Saturday, March 17th, Join us for dinner and dancing. Buffet Dinner Menu,Tossed Salad~ Turkey & Corn Beef, Cabbage, Mashed Turnips, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans & Mushrooms, Carrots, Rolls/Butter~ Coffee/Tea~ Dessert, Symposium 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m., Dancing from 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM provided by Pro Sound Music. TICKETS $32, FOR TICKETS CALL 807 623-3252 and Reserve Your Table, COLUMBUS CENTRE 301 MAY ST. S.
St. Andrew is Going Green Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Annual Irish Dinner on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5:00pm at St. Andrew Church (Saunders Hall). Tickets ($15; children 11 & under: $7) are available at the parish office during office hours (807-345-5202). Menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, dessert, and beverages. Limited seating – don’t wait!
PURSUED: PSALM 139 – Youth Sunday All youth grades 6 and up are invited to Holy Family Church on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 3:00pm to 7:30pm for Youth Sunday, involving escape rooms, music, food and friends! For more information, please call 807-473-9722.
Knights of Columbus Spaghetti and Meatballs Take Out Only ~In Support of Our Community Projects~THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 TAKE OUT --3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. *Spaghetti & 6 meatballs $11.50 *10 Meatballs $11.50 Add 2 Pieces Roasted Chicken $3 Salad $2.50, One of Liter Sauce $9, Buns Enjoy a complete meal. Please bring your containers. Call to confirm dates 623-3252 Columbus Centre - 301 S May Street.
Diocesan Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday: This celebration will be held at Holy Angels Church in Schreiber (no, it’s not in Thunder Bay, but keep reading!) on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Beginning at 3:00pm, it will include the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Veneration of the Relic of St. Faustina, Spiritual Talk, and Opportunity for Confessions, and will conclude with a Pilgrim Supper. There is transportation available from Thunder Bay! To reserve a spot on the bus (leaving the Pastoral Centre at noon and returning after 8:00pm), drop in to the Pastoral Centre before Wednesday, March 28 with payment (cash or personal cheque - $30 for adults; $20 for those 18 and under). For more information, please contact Holy Angels Church at 807-824-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Msgr. Stilla’s Bible Series Msgr. Pat Stilla will present the seventh in our series of Bible courses, designed to help us better understand and appreciate our faith through our study of the Bible. These talks will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on Thursdays, April 19, 26 and May 3, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Everyone welcome … no need to have attended previous courses!
Healing Retreat A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is going to be held April 27 to 29, 2018 near Thunder Bay. The retreat is a safe place to heal hearts broken by abortion or other infant loss. Weekend retreats are confidential and non-judgmental, helping men and women release painful post-abortive emotions and experience healing from grief. Peace and hope are found. Visit rachelsvineyard.org, or contact Mary Jo (807-252-7420) or Terry (807-476-4715) for more information.
BINGO Volunteers Needed The Catholic Family Development Centre is a not-for-profit family service agency, and is looking for volunteers for their bingos. They run every month at various times of the day or evening. If you are able to help, please call Debbie at 807-345-7323.
Scripture Study: Homiletics Do you want to have a deeper, richer experience of the Sunday Mass? Join in a study of the Sunday Readings using the Lectio Divina method of prayer at the Kateri Church on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. For more information, please call Penny at 807-285-0201 or 807-631-7467. Exploring Your Faith: Everyone is welcome to attend an evening with Deacon Andre Nicol every Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Baxter Hall (St. Andrew Church). Bishop Robert Barron brings different topics to inspire conversation and a better involvement in our faith.
DivorceCare: St. Agnes Church is hosting DivorceCare on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. DivorceCare is a 13-session non-denominational Christian weekly seminar & support program that focuses on coping with the many difficulties you might face during your separation/divorce. This program offers positive, practical and helpful advice on how to manage issues such as finances, loneliness, depression, anger, moving on to healthy new relationships, and caring for children during this difficult time. For more information, visit http://stagnesrc.ca/ministries/divorcecare or https://www.facebook.com/divorcecarethunderbay/. Register by calling the church office at 807-475-7489 or just drop in on any Wednesday night.
Thunder Bay Street Gospel This unique, twenty-first century witnessing tool is produced by the Diocese of Thunder Bay and supported by St. Margaret and St. Agnes Churches. Each weekly production features individuals from within our diocese reflecting on the Sunday readings. To watch these productions, search for Thunder Bay Street Gospel on Facebook (here) or YouTube (here). Don’t forget to look for a new episode each week!
Fun and Faith Program: Holy Family Church welcomes children Grade 3 to Grade 6 every Tuesday (Holiday school days exception) from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for an after school free program gathering of Fun and Faith: bible studies, games, music and movies, snacks. Students will meet in the library at Holy Family School and walk over to the Church with our leaders. Pick up will be at the Church Hall. Please submit permission forms to Holy Family School. If you have questions contact us at Holy Family Church: Office hours open (M-W-F) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Phone 807-473-9722
You Can Understand the Bible! If you want a better understanding of your faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join the Bible Timeline study at Holy Family Church on Thursday nights, after the 7:00pm Mass. The cost of the participant’s kit is $25. For more information or to register, please contact Hannah Hay at 807-628-7093 or email@example.com.
ALPHA St. Agnes Parish is running the Alpha program at 7:30pm. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that deal with concepts of Christianity. Each session consists of appetizers, a thought-provoking video, and small group discussions. There is no obligation to participate in the discussions, and there is no charge to attend. To register, please call Kim Coursolle at 807-628-2724. To see how this program has changed lives locally, search for “St. Agnes Alpha Promo 2017” on YouTube.
Rosie’s Lunch Buffet: Enjoy lunch with your family, friends or colleagues at the Columbus Centre (301 S. May Street) on Fridays from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Rosie’s Lunch Buffet boasts crowd-pleasing favourites such as pasta, meatballs, chicken, perogies, potatoes/gravy and vegetables, as well as breads, desserts and beverages. The cost is $12.50/person. Walk in or make a reservation by calling 807-623-3252.
ST. AUGUSTINE/ST. THERESA MASS SCHEDULE
SAT. March 10th, 2018 to SUN. March 18th, 2018
Saturday, March 10th
Sunday, March 11th
Wednesday, March 14th
Friday, March 16th
(Stations of the Cross)
Saturday, March 17th
Sunday, March 18th