NOTE OF SYMPATHY: to the relatives and friends of Frank Roche. May he rest in peace. We ask God’s blessings on his family at this time. Lord, hear our prayer.
FAITH DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS: Would you like to develop your faith? Share your faith with others? If so, we have a group that meets on Monday nights 7pm., at the Cathedral residence. As well, this is for anyone seeking full communion with the Catholic Church or for anyone who have not received Sacraments of Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Plan now to join us! First Session: Monday, September 16th. 7 pm.
KITCHEN PARTY: There will be a Kitchen Party taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, September 20th. 8:00 pm. Local Musicians; fun for everyone. Tickets will be $10.00 single. Available at the parish office and admission at the door.
PLENARY ASSEMBLY: This month the Canadian Bishops are scheduled to meet in Plenary session September 23-27. We are invited to pray through this month asking the Spirit of God to guide the Bishops in their deliberations and decisions for the people of God..
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SCHEDULE: is now available at the back of the Cathedral in the usual location and can also be found on the website.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm at the Cathedral residence. Full attendance please. New members are welcomed and wanted. We assist families in need for food, furniture and clothing. We also coordinate Mary’s Kitchen. This latter project brings lots of people together for social, nourishment and fun!
RESPONSIBLE MINISTRY GATHERING: Thursday, September 19 at 2:00 pm, at the Cathedral residence. Full attendance please, new members are welcomed!
CATHOLICS WOMEN’S LEAGUE: The executive meeting will be held on Monday, September 23rd and the regular meeting is on Thursday September 26th. Both being held in the lower level of the Cathedral after morning mass
4 YOUTH: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27) Saturday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace, established by the United Nations in 1981. The purpose of this day is to encourage everyone to work in cooperation for world-wide peace. In 2015 the United Nations unanimously adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The belief is that achievement of these goals will lead to lasting peace in our time, since development and peace are interdependent. The theme this year, which is based on Goal 13, is “Climate Action for Peace”. Pope Francis has also highlighted the links between development and peace in his encyclical Laudato Si. To find out more check out these videos on You Tube: Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life Around the Globe and Laudato Si animation.
CATHECHETICAL SUNDAY: On Sunday, September 22nd parishes throughout the Diocese will celebrate Cathechetical Sunday. Flowing from the Bishop’s ministry as teacher, catechesis is the process of “echoing the Gospel”, the passing on of the essentials of our faith. Today the focus is on those people in parish communities who are involved in catechesis in a special way - the catechists of the Family Catechetics programs as well as the parents or grandparents of the children involved in those programs. Let us pray for all involved as they continue to bearers of the Good News. To learn more, visit “Catechists Go Forth” at www.rcchruch.com
BAPTISM SEMINAR: is being offered Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 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.
MERCHANDISE BINGO - ADVANCE NOTICE: Holy Redeemer Parish is sponsoring a Merchandise Bingo at Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 pm. We are kindly asking parishioners to help us in donating prizes for this event. A prize valued at $20.00 or a monetary donation would be greatly appreciated. If you could bring these items by Sunday, October 13th , it would be most helpful. Thanks you for your continued support. Please bring prizes to the Cathedral residence.
GILDED CALF: When Moses led the Hebrews to Mount Sinai, he explained that God wanted to sign a blood pack or covenant with them. He then climbed the mountain to receive the term - the 10 commandments. A month passed with no word from the prophet. The Hebrews grew restless and eventually abandoned their God. They demanded that Moses’ brother Aaron create a statue of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of fertility. She was often pictured as a calf. The key scene in this story is that of Moses pleading to God for the forgiveness of the people. The Psalms picture him standing in a breach between rocks - sort of straddling both heaven and earth.
EATING WITH SINNERS: Today’s Gospel begins with a stinging criticism of Jesus: He eats with sinners! Tax collectors were little more legalized thieves in 1st century Palestine. Worse yet, they were traitors who collaborated with the occupying government. “Good people” didn’t associate with them, much less break bread with the unsavoury lot. They were literally excommunicated from “polite” society. Jesus counters this self-righteousness with three parables. They illustrate the he joy brought by conversion.
FAMILY CATHECHETICS 2019-2020: The Family Cathechetics program for children (Kindergarten to Year Six) and their parents will begin on September 16th. Registration forms for Holy Redeemer and All Hallows can be picked up at the tables at the entrances of the churches. Completed registration forms may be dropped off at the sacristy in each Church or at the Parish office, maybe faxed to the Cathedral office at 634-5999 or may be brought to the first session. For more information, Contact Denise Rumboldt, Family Catechetics Coordinator, at 634-5161/634-3506 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CARD GAME: Sunday at 7:15 p.m.
Monday, September 16: Kindergarten
Tuesday, September 17: Year 1
Wednesday, September 18: Year 2
Monday, September 23: Year 3
Tuesday, September 24: Year 4
Wednesday, September 25: Year 5
Thursday, September 26: Year 6
NOTE: All Classes take place from 6:30-7:30 in the lower level of the Cathedral.
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1: The Confirmation Year 1 classes will begin in September and will meet monthly throughout the year. The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 18th. In the basement of All Hallows at 6:30 PM/ 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.
CONFIRMATION YEAR 2: The Confirmation Year 2 classes will begin on Thursday, September 19th in the basement of All Hallows at 6:30 PM. Registration forms (the same as for Family Catechetics) are available at the entrances of both the Cathedral and All Hallows churches. For more information, Contact Denise Rumboldt, information listed above.