Mass Intentions: * Rescheduled
Saturday, October 19th - 5:00 p.m ...Late Theodore Bennett; Special Intention
Sunday, October 20th - 10:30 a.m ...For all our Parishioners
Sunday, October 20th - 5:00 p.m ...Late Ed Bennett
Monday, October 21st ...Late Doreen Dolomount
Tuesday, October 22nd ...Late Leo Hepditch
Wednesday, October 23rd ...Late Frank Roche
Thursday, October 24th ...Late Tommy and Mona Pumphrey
Friday, October 25th ...Intentions of Janet Brett and Family
Saturday, October 26th ...Late Florence Tobin
SPECIAL WELCOME: Msgr. Dennis Noon will continue suppling at our Cathedral parish for Sunday and weekday Masses during the Priests’ retreat and renewal program. Please pray for the Priests that they remain faithful to the promises they have made and be renewed in this special time.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP-elect Von Roijen: after the initial shock of being called to the episcopacy, and to a province half a world away, I am turning my eyes and heart eastward to you the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. I remember the sense of adventure, at the age of eight, of sailing from Amsterdam to Montreal. How could I have known I came within a few miles of my future home. I fondly recall the car excursion with two older brothers (ages 14 and 18) arriving in Penticton, BC. five years later. It is true; I have never settled anywhere for long. Many lives contained in one. With age, my longing for “home” is beginning to grow. One last move, and this time even bigger, the excitement is building within me once again. The appointment may have seemed strange at first, but I am warming up to it day by day. I look forward to the day we meet. I delight in visiting each one of you in your own communities. But, for now, I hold you dear to me, in my prayers and in my thoughts, and I ask the same of you. May our love increase for one another, until the day we celebrate together and gather around the table of the Lord. Fraternally in Christ, Fr. Bart, Bishop-elect.
BE BAPTIZED AND SENT - ON MISSION IN THE WORLD: Today, World Mission Sunday, in this Extraordinary Missionary Month, we are called to personal encounter with Jesus Christ alive in the Church, and to offer, through this Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Today we are ‘sent’ out to witness to Mission in the world through our prayers and personal sacrifices for our brothers and sisters around the world. As little as $25 helps support a catechist for a month in remote Latin America; -$75 provides for the work of religious Sisters caring for orphaned children in Africa; -$100 assists poor children in boarding schools in Asia. As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions. Your prayers and financial help, offered today, World Mission Sunday, support mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His healing, love, and peace. Special envelopes are available for this collection if you do not have regular church envelopes. Please be generous.
NOVEMBER: HYMN SING AND MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS: as a memorial to the loved ones who have gone before us, you are invited to stay after Mass to enjoy a 30 minute performance of Sacred Music on Saturday, November 2nd or Sunday, November 3rd. A collection will be taken up and a donation of $10.00 is suggested or whatever you can afford. This fundraiser will replace the Advent-Christmas Hymn Sing.
BULLETIN: If you would like to have the bulletin emailed to you, call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your email address. The bulletin is also available on the Parish Website- www.holyredeemerparish.ca
POOR BOX COLLECTION: will take place next weekend, October 26-27th. Please be generous. Also, you are reminded of the need for beds, mattresses, dressers, sofas, etc. If you can help please call 638-9010. Also, if you are recycling bottles and the like at the depot, you may donate the proceeds by entering the 638-9010 number. Thank you.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: are inviting everyone to join them for the praying of the Rosary after Sunday morning Mass at the Cathedral during the month of October.
BAPTISM SEMINAR: is being offered Tuesday, October 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral for parents and godparents. We offer an update on what it means to have a child baptized together with the understanding that there must be a well founded hope that the child will be reared in the practice of the faith. We also offer a walk through of the liturgy and provide an opportunity for question and discussion.
4 YOUTH: Prayer is our means of having a conversation with God. God wants us to share with Him - our joys and our pains, our hopes and our frustrations, the good and the bad that happens in our lives. It is important to plan a time and place each day, otherwise, with our busy lives, it just won’t happen. Consider saying morning prayers as soon as you get up (petitions for people that you’ve promised to pray for, thanks for the gift of another day and an offering of that day to God) or a walk at lunch or break time to meditate quietly on a scripture quote, or time before bed to read a few Bible verses or pray some favorite prayers. Praise God or thank Him or ask Him for help - He’s always ready to listen to you.
SACRED HEART PARISH CABBAGE ROLL DINNER November 2nd at 5:30 pm: is being hosted by the ladies group, cost is $10.00. To order a dinner call Veronica at 639-7216 or Pat 785-7461.
MERCHANDISE BINGO: Holy Redeemer Parish is sponsoring a Merchandise Bingo at Immaculate Heart of Mary School Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 pm. We kindly ask parishioners to help us by donating prizes for this event. A prize valued at $20.00 or a monetary donation would be greatly appreciated. If you could bring items to the Cathedral residence it would be most helpful.
CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST: will be hosting an Ecumenical Advent service the evening of December 1st at 7:00 pm.
INTINCTION: The normal, approved ways to receive the Blessed Sacrament are: on the hand or on the tongue. Drinking and eating at the table of the Lord is encouraged and welcomed - communion under both kinds. The practice of intinction, however, is strongly discouraged if not forbidden. Intinction is the practice of dipping the host in the consecrated chalice. It is unbecoming for the sacred feast. Certainly, if you are invited to a person’s home, you would not dip your bread in your tea or coffee - so why should we be doing this in church. It’s akin to dunking donuts. At least it is a dangerous practice because spillage could occur. At most, it is disrespectful. We appeal to everyone, therefore, to receive under both kinds in the approved manner.
MOSES HANDS RAISED: During their long march from Egypt to Palestine the Israelites had to go through land controlled by other people. Some of these resisted this invasion. The Israelites had to fight to gain passage. Moses inspired his small band by showing himself in prayer. He climbed a hill and stood in the traditional stance of prayer, arms raised and palms open. As long as they could see the Law-giver praying, the Israelites were encouraged. Their morale ebbed when Moses grew tired. Finally, he had to station men at either side of his arms to sustain his position.
THE PERSISTENT WIDOW: Jesus teaches the value of continued prayer by citing the example of a widow who triumphs by the same virtue. A dishonest judge is waiting for other side’s bribe in a lawsuit. Why does God demand persistence? The answer may lie in our own failure to recognize God’s involvement in our daily lives. The relationship with the Giver is more important than the gift.
FAMILY CATHECHETICS 2019-2020: program for children (Kindergarten to Year Six) and their parents has begun. Registration forms for Holy Redeemer and All Hallows can be picked up at the tables at the entrances of the churches, and can be dropped off at the sacristy in each Church or at the Parish office, or faxed to the Cathedral office at 634-5999 or may be brought with you. For more information, Contact Denise Rumboldt, Family Catechetics Coordinator, at 634-5161/634-3506 or email@example.com
Monday, October 21: Year 3
NOTE: All Classes take place from 6:30-7:30 in the lower level of the Cathedral.
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1: Any young person from Grade 7 or above may be registered for Confirmation. Registration forms (the same for Family Catechetics) are available at the entrances of both the Cathedral and All Hallows churches. A parent or guardian must accompany the young person to this first session. For more information, contact Denise Rumboldt, information listed above. Next class is Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30pm at All Hallows - lower level
CONFIRMATION YEAR 2: Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 at All Hallows lower level.
DO YOU WANT MORE OF THE LORD IN YOUR LIFE? Holy Spirit Group: Thursday 7:30 at the Cathedral lower level.
CARD GAME: Sunday at 7:15 p.m.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA): are you struggling with unhealthy eating behaviours? Give us a call. We are a support group whose program is based on physical, emotional and spiritual healing. We are a Twelve Step for people facing serious eating problems. Call 709-738-1742, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: oanl.org
COINS FOR LIFE: supports 3 chairites promoted by the CWL: 1. THE CENTRE FOR LIFE - supports women in unplanned pregnancies and provides compassionate counsel to women who have had abortions. 2. MATER CARE: dedicated to the health care of women and babies in many countries - eg. Africa 3. EUTHANASIA PREVENTION COALITION - secures compassionate pallative care options for the terminally ill and the near death; opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide.