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Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa
Sunday 12.15pm* - St. Philip's, Hymers (*2nd & 4th Sundays/July & August)

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa
Sunday 12.15pm* - St. Philip's, Hymers (*2nd & 4th Sundays/July & August)



Rev -
Donn Adaza
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary



Rev. Joseph Arockiam - Parish Priest
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary

Bulletin

Reflection for March 19th, 2017

7th Sunday - Lev. 19: 1-2, 17-18. Ps. 103. 1 Cor. 3: 16-23. Mt. 5: 38-48

Is it possible to love our enemies? Is it possible to love those who hurt us? When we look at these questions from a human perspective, the answer will be in the negative. Today’s liturgy reminds us that it is possible for us to love our enemies if we are willing to forgive them and accept them as they are. In order to help the believers to forgive and accept their enemies, the author of today’s first reading, taken from the book of Leviticus chapter 19 speaks of law of mercy. The law states, “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself.” This new commandment of love and forgiveness is based upon the mercy and the unconditional love of God. The teaching of the Lord Jesus found in today’s gospel surpasses the ancient human justice system. The Lord Jesus introduces a new culture, a culture of forgiveness through understanding. Let us listen to him attentively and learn the art of forgiveness so that through forgiveness and understanding we may become the sons and daughters of God.

DivorceCare: St. Agnes Church is hosting DivorceCare on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This support group offers a warm, caring environment, an oasis in an otherwise difficult season of your life. Dynamic, information-packed videos, small group discussions, journaling and personal study exercises are just a few of the benefits of attending. Find help, discover hope, and experience healing. Register by calling the church office at 807-475-7489 or just drop in on any Wednesday night.

NEEDED: Small Appliances, etc. The Catholic Action Centre is looking for used small appliances such as toasters, kettles, phones, toaster ovens, coffee pots and cooking pots. If you have one that’s been collecting dust in storage, please consider donating it! They gratefully accept donations at 129 Miles St E during Centre hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Thank you for your generosity!

Scripture Study: Homiletics Do you want to have a 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, call Penny at 807-285-0201 or 807-631-7467.

Journey to Easter Catholics come home! Come and enjoy an evening of spiritual awakening at St. Anthony Church after 7:00pm Mass every Wednesday during Lent. This week’s movie is “The Cure”.

Diocesan Bible Course #5: Our Lenten Renewal of Faith Through God’s Word: Continuing from last fall’s course, Msgr. Pat Stilla will present the fifth in our series of Bible courses on Thursdays, March 23, and 30, 2017, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. These sessions are designed to help us better understand and appreciate our faith. Topics covered will be: 1) The Bible Metaphors We Find in Our Catholic Faith, 2) Our Many Catholic Prayers That Come From the Bible, and 3) What Do These Bible Passages Really Mean? Everyone welcome!

“40 for 40 Cross” Lenten Initiative: Over the 40 days of Lent, the Knights of Columbus #15995 are asking parishioners to donate 40 nonperishable food items to the Food Bank by dropping them off in the designated boxes at the back of St. Peter Church. When you have donated 40 items, sign your family name, or the name of a loved one, on the top of a can to be placed in the “Lenten 40 for 40 Cross”. Each week, KofC members will pray for those names! In lieu of food items, you may place $40, ear-marked “40 for 40”, in the collection at weekend masses. In case of questions, please contact Mike Meady at 807-577-2412 or any member of St. Peter Knights of Columbus council.

Thunder Bay Catholic School ~ Information Nights: All senior elementary schools are hosting information nights on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Special Olympics Flag Raising Ceremonies:These ceremonies are a vehicle used by the Knights of Columbus to raise public awareness of both Special Olympics and the continued support the Knights have for the Special Olympics movement. Attend a ceremony at one of the following times: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:15pm at St. Ignatius High School; Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:15am at Hammarskjold High School; or Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:15am at St. Patrick’s High School.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LENT: WHAT IS LENT? Lent is a 40-day period leading up to Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday. (This year, Ash Wednesday is March 1.) Lent is a penitential season. That means it is an opportunity to examine your life, give your struggles to God, and invite him to help you become the-best-version-of-yourself. During Lent, there is a strong focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. All these spiritual exercises help prepare us for the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. WHEN IS LENT IN 2017?Lent this year begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1). The day before Ash Wednesday is popularly known as Mardi Gras (literally Fat Tuesday). Since Lent is a season of fasting, Fat Tuesday traditionally is a final day of feasting and merrymaking before the 40-day fast. WHEN IS EASTER IN 2017? Easter this year is Sunday, April 16. WHEN IS HOLY WEEK IN 2017? Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, which is April 9. Holy Thursday, which begins the 3-day period the Church calls the Easter Triduum, is April 13. Good Friday is April 14. WHAT SHOULD I GIVE UP FOR LENT? Lent is the perfect time to form new life-giving habits and abandon old self-destructive habits. But most of us just give up chocolate or coffee. Then, when Easter arrives, we realize we really haven’t grown spiritually since the beginning of Lent. Giving things up can help us to have a meaningful Lent, but that’s not what Lent is really all about. Lent is about doing something—something bold to become a better husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter, friend, neighbour, etc. What if this year you did more than just give up something during Lent? Do something life changing.

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Shrimp Feast:The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a shrimp feast on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Columbus Centre. Meal includes golden shrimp, fries, vegetables, and cheesecake! For tickets ($25), visit the Columbus Centre or call Rosie at 807-623-3252.

St. Peter CWL Reflection Day:The St. Peter CWL will be hosting an afternoon of prayer and reflection at St. Peter Church on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:30pm. Msgr. Stilla will be presenting a short reflection titled “Responding to Our Call to be Faith Leaders”. Everyone welcome!

Takeout & Sit-Down Supper – Spaghetti and Meatballs: The Knights of Columbus will be cooking spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Columbus Centre. Takeout will be available from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Please remember to bring your own containers! The all-you-can-eat sit-down supper ($13/person) will be served at 5:30pm, and includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, buns and hot/cold beverages.

Understanding ‘Laudato Si’: D&P is hosting a wonderful workshop, “Understanding Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Creation”, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre from 8:30am to 12:30pm, lunch included. This special 50th Anniversary event is free and open to all!

Feast of Divine Mercy Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy at St. Anthony Church on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 3:00pm. Veneration of the relic of St. Faustina will also take place. Please note: if any parish or group desires to have the Relic of St. Faustina for veneration at any time, please contact St. Anne Church at 807-622-8301 or Gene Bannon at 807-622-7369.

Development & Peace: Blanket Exercise: D&P is hosting a Blanket Exercise on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:30am to noon at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. This is a wonderful way to build the understanding that leads to the reconciliation called for in the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation process. This activity was developed by Kairos, a partner of Development & Peace. Everyone welcome!

SAVE THE DATE for The New Evangelization Summit! This two-day conference on May 12 & 13, 2017, held in Ottawa, will be live-streamed to 21 host-sites, including a host site in the Diocese of Thunder Bay: St. Martin School in Terrace Bay! The New Evangelization Summit will bring together speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. To get more information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.newevangelization.ca.

SAVE THE DATE: Salt & Light Discovery Camp This Catholic Bible Camp will be held July 10 to 14, 2017 at Sunny Cove Camp close to Fort Frances, ON. This camp is for youth entering grades 7, 8, 9 and 10. For more information or for registration forms, please contact St. Mary Church at 807-274-5233.

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Contact phone number: 807-935-2898

HOLY WEEK 2017

Holy Thursday, April 13thto Easter Sunday, April 16th

Holy Thursday, April 13th

Mass 8:00 p.m.

St. Theresa Parish

Good Friday, April 14th

Service 1:00 p.m.

St. Augustine Parish

Good Friday, April 14th

Way Of The Cross 2:30 p.m.

St. Theresa Parish

Good Friday, April 14th

Mass 3:00 p.m.

St. Theresa Parish

Saturday,

April 15th

Easter Vigil

8:00 p.m.

St. Theresa Parish

Sunday, April 16th

Easter Mass 9:00 a.m.

St. Augustine Parish

Sunday, April 16th

Easter Mass 11:00 a.m.

St. Theresa Parish