Saturday, March 11th -5:00pm Late Joseph Coleman; Late Kathryn Furlong
Sunday, March 11th - 11:00 a.m...For all our parishioners
Sunday , March 12th - 5 :00 p.m...Late Ronald Griffin; Late William Hogan
Monday, March 13th - 9:30 am...Late Tom, Valerie & Kevin Pumphrey; Late Kevin McCarthy and Ellen Stratton
Tuesday, March 14th - ...Late Michael & Carmel King; Late Jerry & Genevieve Lyver; - 10:30 Funeral for Kitty Kelly - Country Haven
Wednesday March 15th - 9:30 am...Late Ruby O’Quinn; Late James Harley
Thursday, March 16th - 9:30 a.m....Late Dorothy Quigley; Late Theresa Wall
Friday, March 17th - 9:30 a.m...Late Terry Tracey; Late Eugene Ozon
Saturday, March 18th -5:00pm Late Geraldine Field; Late Sean Shortt
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: The time will move ahead one hour this Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 am. The evenings will have an extra hour of daylight.
NOTE OF SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Kitty Kelly who died this week. Let us remember her at prayer.
ADVANCE NOTICE: The Parish Council of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception will hold a public meeting of parishioners to examine, explore and discuss the current challenges of our parish and to hear your vision of moving forward. More specifically, the following questions will frame the discussion.
1. What are your concerns about this parish?
2. What do you think are possible solutions for the challenges facing Holy Redeemer Parish?
Please make a special effort to attend this important meeting on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral.
EASTER FLOWERS: if you wish to donate to Easter Flowers for the altar in memory of a loved one, you can put your donation in an envelope with the name of your loved one and include your name also and put it in the collection or you can drop by the Parish Office.
LENTEN ENVELOPES: are available on the tables at the entrances of the Cathedral
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL: will meet on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm in the lower level of the Cathedral. New members are welcome. We thank you for your continued support for our society.
BAPTISM PREPARATION: will take place on Monday, March 15th at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral. This is for parents and godparents. We offer an update on what it means to have a child baptized together with the understanding that there will be a well founded hope that the child will be raised in the practice of the faith. We offer a walk through of the liturgy with an opportunity for question and discussion. Call the office at 634-5161 to register.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARCHBISHOP HOWLEY COUNCIL 2581: Thank you for your donation in memory of James Peddle.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE: The Catholic Women's League of Canada means many things to people. Our core values of faith, service and social justice guide us as we follow Catholic teaching, provide service locally, nationally and internationally, and work to advocate for social justice.
"Share the Words"
Charity - Catholic Women’s League councils provide an opportunity for others to contribute monetary aid through fundraising activities that create awareness and community building. Be part of this organization that gives to others.
CWL MEETING: The executive will meet on Monday, March 13th and the regular meeting will be on Thursday, March 16th. Both will be after morning mass in the lower level of the Cathedral.
RESPONSIBLE MINISTRY: will be having a video presentation on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Cathedral. This presentation is focused on High Risk ministries but anyone involved in any ministry is welcome to attend.
CHRISM MASS: is Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral.
ALL HALLOWS CARNIVAL EVENTS: Carnival Bingo and Brunch were a great success. Many thanks to our parishioners and those from neighbouring parishes who attended and supported the events. A special thank you to volunteers from our Cathedral Parish who assisted with the Carnival Brunch.
TOUTON BRUNCH: There will be a PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund) Touton Brunch in the Churchill Hall at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Saturday, March 18 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm - serving Bologna, sausage, toutons, juice, tea/coffee for $15.00. All proceeds go to PWRDF.
THE COMMUNITY COALITION ON HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS (CCHH): is having a Chili Luncheon to help fight homelessness and raise awareness about housing in our province on Thursday, March 23th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Westmount Club at 10 Herald Ave for a cost of $10.00. Take out is also available but you must fill out a form to avail of this service. The forms can be found on the tables at the entrances.
4 FAMILY CATECHETICS 2022-2023: The Family Catechetics program for children (Kindergarten to Year Six and Confirmation) is underway. New registrations are welcome! All classes begin at 6:30 unless otherwise noted and will be in the lower level of the Cathedral. Forms can be picked up at the Parish Office or sent via email. They can be returned with the fees via fax, email or in person. Please contact Angie Dolomount at firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-4543 or the parish office for more information.
Year Three - Monday, March 13th
Year Four - Tuesday, March 14th
Year Five - Wednesday, March 15th
Year Six - Thursday, March 14th - 7:30 pm
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Free 8 week in-person or online program is being offered on Tuesdays, beginning April 18th 10:00 am to noon at 110 Healthcare Crescent - Western Long Term Care. Preregistration is required by April 12. Call Sandra at 784-2700 Extension 2669. Grief and bereavement is a normal part of life but can also be a difficult journey to navigate. To learn more - visit https://www.westernhealth.nl.ca/grief-andbereavement/
MARRIAGE COURSE - FOR 2023: will be held on Friday, April 22nd 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 23rd 9:30 am at the Cathedral lower level. If you wish to avail of this preparation for marriage please call the Parish Office at 634-5161 to register. You are required to do this to get married in the Catholic Church. There is a fee of $50.00
CALENDAR TICKET DRAW: Tickets are now on sale for $10.00 each and you can get them at the Parish office or from a member of the fundraising committee. The draw takes place every day in the month of May - if you are a winner - your name goes back in the draw and you can win more than once. Get a ticket and support this fundraiser.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE - Columbia: defence of land and territory: Columbia is home to nearly 10 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, yet is is also one of the most dangerous countries for people defending their land and territory against exploitation. Development and Peace - Caritas Canada’s partner, the Asociacion Campesina de Antioquia (ACA, Peasant Association of Antioquia) supports peasant communities affected by armed conflict in defending their lives and territories and in building a culture of peace through filmmaking and art. This Lent, meet our solidarity visitor Raquel Soto, a participant in ACA’s documentary filmmaking school. Learn more at devp.org
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2022: are available at the Parish Office.
CHURCH ENVELOPES FOR 2023: are available at the back of the Cathedral.
RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE: will be open after 5:00 Sunday evening mass.
VOTIVE CANDLES AND SUNDAY MISSALS: available at the Cathedral for a cost of $7.00.
REFLECTION - The further thirst:
There is a thirst in every human heart Each of us is like that lonely Samaritan woman.
We are thirsting for something, something that will satisfy all our longings.
But often we search in the wrong places.
We draw water from many wells;
The water of praise to quench our thirst for self-esteem;
The water of success to quench our thirst for importance;
The water of pleasure to quench our thirst for joy
But we still get thirsty;
Only God can give us what we are looking for.
He alone can cause a spring to well up inside us.
The water from this spring will sustain us in our journey to the Promised Land of eternal life.
FASTING THIS LENT? (In the words of Pope Francis):
Fast from hurting words and say kind words
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude
Fast from anger and be filled with patience
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope
Fast from worries and have trust in God
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity
Fast from pressures and be prayerful
Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy
Fash from selfishness and be compassionate to others
Fast from grudges and be reconciled
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen