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SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor Sr. Sheila Whelan GSIC Deacon Don Smith
331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396
Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6
Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
E mail: sfx.parish@on.aibn.com Web Site: www.sfxrenfrew.blogspot.com
“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”

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4 SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2009
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently
especially Gilbert Scharff.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN: “Let us raise up in prayer those who seek God’s
healing love, those at the hospital, hospice and at home. May your struggle be consoled
by Christ’s love.

THE YEAR OF ST. PAUL – Bimillennium of St. Paul’s Birth


We will celebrate this Pauline Year (June 28, 2008 to June 29, 2009) with a Parish Mission
►MARCH 7 – 11◄ facilitated by Fr. Rick Walsh of the Paulist Community in Toronto.
The Beginning of the Ministry
“Three years later”, Saul went up to Jerusalem to get to know Kephas (from the word “Rock” in Greek), the
name he always used for Peter – and “remained with him for fifteen days” (Gal. 1:18). It is certain that the latter taught
him the oral tradition relating to Jesus which Paul had not known (cf. 1 Cor. 11:23-35), as well as a Christological
Interpretation of the prophets, according to what the Master taught his disciples. (continued next week)

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION: FEBRUARY 2nd FEBRUARY 3RD:


Candles are blessed on this day. You are The Liturgical Calendar notes
that throats may be blessed after
free to purchase some for your homes then Mass this day or indeed at any
or at any time throughout the year. time throughout the year.

ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: We have three people preparing to join us at the Table
of Eucharist. I will be facilitating a series of evenings on each of the sacraments – their origins in
scripture, our history in developing our faith through them and a better understanding of how we
celebrate them today. These weekly sessions begin this Thursday. We will explore Baptism.
Everyone is welcome to join us in the church at 7:00 p.m. for about an hour of explanation and
discussion. Indeed, we encourage all who can to join in building a spirit of welcome to our
people who are journeying with us.
PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY: I would like to to express thanks to our photographers and to you who so
generously came out to have your pictures taken. In such cold weather you you were most willing and
we appreciate your efforts.
We will work with what has been done to date and will continue taking pictures
pictures here at the office over
ourr goal.
the winter. No doubt a session in the hall in the spring may well bring this project closer to ou
Again, thank you.

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: February 11th is our Annual World Day of the Sick
Our outreach to the sick, their family members and caregivers, is a call we have by our nature
as God’s children. Indeed, Jesus modeled for us a profound sense of compassion for the sick.
This day gives us an opportunity for both prayer and service. Perhaps now is a time to plan
on what you might do that day, and hopefully often after that day, for persons that you know
who are struggling with sickness. A special time of prayer will be part of our Celebration of
Eucharist at 4:15 on Wednesday, February 11th.

BAPTISMS: We welcome to the Christian Community the child baptized at St.


Francis Xavier last weekend. As the Parents and Sponsors made a commitment to
share with this child our Catholic faith, we as a faith community offer our on-going
support to: * Abbey Marion Duchene, daughter of Robert & Melanie
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON Feb.
02 7:00 p.m. In Thanksgiving for Favour Received – Dwaine & Mary Steele
TUE Feb.
03 9:30 a.m. Della Freemark – The Prince Family
WED Feb.
04 4:15 p.m. Dan Scully – Nora & Family
THU Feb.
05 10:30 a.m. Bonnechere Manor: James Aloysius Kluke – Sr. Helen Kluke
12:10 p.m. Angela Vice – Staff of St. Matthew’s High School
FRI Feb. 06 8:00 a.m. Andy Kelly & The Fraser Family – Freda
12:00 Noon HOLY HOUR
SAT Feb. 07 5:00 p.m. Deceased Members of the Terry Mulvihill Family – The Estate
SUN Feb. 08 10:30 a.m. Mary Russell – Richard & Cindy Russell & Family
Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx

LITURGICAL ROLES THIS WEEK AT S.F.X.:


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time *Mon. Bereavement Group 7:30 p.m.
February 7th/February 8th, 2009 (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #1)
SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. *Mon. P.P.C. 7:30 p.m.
(Rectory Mtg. Rm. #2)
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – M. Maloney; M. Mahusky
*Tues. Finance & Property Cmte. 7:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – D. Ballard; J. Skebo; (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #2)
E. & G. Boose *Wed. Parent/Child 1st Communion 7:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – R. & N. Connors; Preparation Mtg. (Church)
E. Coulas; D. Mooney; G. Curry *Thurs. Liturgy Committee 3:30 p.m.
SERVERS – K. & V. Slight; M. & H. O’Neill (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #2)
SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. *Thurs. R.C.I.A. (Church) 7:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – S.J.H.S. Students
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – S.J.H.S. Students
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – D. Varrin; T. & K. Mann; SUNDAY OFFERING: $4,078.92 =
T. Fiebig; D. Yemen $3,923.92 [247 envelope postings] +
SERVERS – S.J.H.S. Students $155 [9 ETF postings]).
CHILDREN’S LITURGY: K. Wilson; A. Brisco

MINISTRY SCHEDULES ARE READY!!!: Altar Server schedules are in the Altar Server
Room and all other Ministry Schedules are on the table at the back of the church.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER BOOK CLUB: Derek Lennox and Heidi Robinson will again be leading the
Monday night book club. We are hoping that our regular members will once again attend and that
many new members will join us.
The book we will be reading is called “My
“My Jesus Year”, by Benyamin Cohen, a hilarious, inspirational
exploration of Christianity from the son of an orthodox rabbi. For
For more info on the author and the
book please see last week’s bulletin or visit www.myjesusyear.com.
www.myjesusyear.com.
If anyone is wishing to join
join the book club and wants us to purchase a copy of the book ($18.67), please
contact Heidi via heidirob30@hotmail.com or 613-
613-433
433-9954 before February 4th.
The first book club meet and greet / book pick up and payment will be Monday, February 16 th at
7:30 p.m. We will then meet Monday, Feb. 23 rd, March 9 th and March 23 rd at 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are very informal and absences are not frowned upon. Come out and join the club – it’s
been quite an enjoyable experience thus far! Upon completion of this selection
selection the club hopes to read
“The Shack: by W.M. Paul Young if enough people are interested in continuing.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: to all JUNIOR & SENIOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: for


2009-2010 will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
couples of the Parish who cele- the week of Feb. 2nd to 6th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a Birth
brated a Wedding Anniversary Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Health Card, and up-to-date proof
during January. We remember of Immunization. Thank you.
you and your intentions at the THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH: Card Parties
10:30 a.m. Mass this weekend. on the following Sunday evenings in O.L.F. parish hall: Feb. 1 & 15,
May God Bless You All. Among Mar. 1, 15 & 29. Euchre & 500. Admission: $3. Refreshments.
those celebrating are: BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: sponsored by the Renfrew Lion’s Club on
Wed., February 11th at the R.C.I. Gym from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. &
* Don & Nancy Smith (43)
5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Appointments please call 1-888-2donate.
* Randy & Renée Reid (32)
ST. ANNE PARISH C.W.L.:
C.W.L .: St. Valentine Dinner, Sun., Feb. 15th
* Mark & Melany Tracy (22) from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal
Municipal Hall, L’Î
L’Île du Grand Calumet.
$12 – Adults; $5 – 12 & under. See posters.

∆ST. FRANCIS XAVIER C.W.L∆. is holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 23rd so
as you clean your house keep them in mind. All items will be gratefully accepted.
Details will follow.