Saturday, September 23rd - 5:00 pm...Late Margaret Elliott
Sunday, September 24th - 11:00 a.m...For all our parishioners
Sunday, September 24th - 5:00 p.m...Christina Kelly;
Monday, September 25th - 9:30 am...Late Dennis Kennedy
Tuesday, September 26th - 9:30 a.m...Late Joan Pumphrey
Wednesday September 27th - 9:30 a.m...Late Ernie PFinder;
Thursday, September 28th - 9:30 a.m...Special intention from Maxine Murphy
Friday, September 29th - 9:30 a.m...Late Kevin McCarthy
Saturday, September 30th - 5:00 pm...Late Jack Lee
HOLY FATHERS INTENTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER: For people living on the margins-We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by
institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
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" Outreach: “For it is in giving that we receive.” Members of the Catholic Women’s League strive to reach out to those in need. Won’t you help us reach further? Come and join us.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION SESSION: Have you recently given birth or are expecting to deliver a child in the near future? Would you like to have your child baptized? Bishop Bart will be hosting a baptismal preparation session on Monday, October 16th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cathedral. Please come and find support from other parents who are embarking on the same journey. The session is for both parents and God-parents.. We ask that you entrust your child to the care
of a loved one. Call 709 634-5161 to register.
CWL BOOK SALE: will be held on September 23rd 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and September 24th 10: 00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the Cathedral, weather permitting.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Sunday, September 24th St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting for the Poor Box Collection to aid in its charity of providing food for the needy and Mary’s Kitchen. Poor Box will take place on the last Sunday of each month.
WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES - SEPTEMBER 24TH: The Church as been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees
(WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September. As the tile for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen
“FREE TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO MIGRATE OR TO STAY”. You can download the Pope’s message located on the internet.
TWENTY- FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - September 24, 2023
THE FOOD BANK NETWORK; THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD DRIVE: We will be holding our annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive this year. Please donate non perishable food items to your child’s upcoming
school food drive, at your church, at any local community fundraiser, or in the food collection bin located in the major grocery stores. Thank you for your continued support.
CHASE THE ACE: Holy Redeemer Parish is holding a Chase the Ace lottery. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward our most urgent need which is to repair the roof at the Cathedral. The Chase the Ace will be carried out in partnership with Immaculate Heart of Mary School with the weekly draws in the school gym.
EVENT DATES: Every Wednesday, until the Ace of Spades is picked.
Ticket sales start at 6:00pm until 7:45pm with a draw time of 8:00pm. You must be present at the time of draw to win!
WHERE: Immaculate Heart of Mary School Gym, 112 Humber Road,
TICKETS $2.00 each
PRIZE STRUCTURE: WINNER receives 20% of that day’s ticket sales
and the chance to pick the ACE of Spades
POOL (Progressive Jackpot) - 30% of ticket sales
CATHEDRAL FUND - 50% ticket sales
This weeks draw - September 13th
Ticket holder - Joy Short - $148.80
Card drawn was the 9 of Clubs.
The ACE OF SPADES was not drawn so the jackpot starts at $346.20 next week.
50/50 winner was Jim Conway
FAMILY CATECHETICS 2023-2024:
The Family Catechetics program, which also prepares students for First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, has begun. New registrations are welcome in any year at any time, Kindergarten to Year 6, and/or Confirmation! All classes will be in the
lower level of the Cathedral, please contact Angie for dates and times for your class. Schedules will also be emailed out to registered families. Please contact Angela Dolomount at firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-4543 or the parish office for more information.
4 YOUTH: “What is a Patron Saint?” Patron Saints are special protectors or guardians over any area of life that is important to us, such as occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes etc.
Patron Saints named by popes, but can be chosen by individuals or groups as well. Patron Saints are often chosen because an interest, talent or event in their lives relates with a special area. Saint Francis of Assisi, for example, loved nature, so he is the Patron Saint of Ecologists. We should all have a Patron Ecologists. We should all have a Patron Saint. Why? For one thing, we can use that saint’s life as an example for our own lives. For another, we can ask for that saint’s life as an example for our own lives or we can ask for that saint’s intercessory prayers to God on our behalf, kind of like asking a friend to pray for us. It would be a good project to do some internet research on Catholic saints and find one that would be a good Patron Saint for you.
SACRED HEART PARISH FALL DANCE: will be on Saturday, October 21st at the Canadian Legion. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or call Marie Pennell at 388-5090.
THE SEARCH: What is this journey in between the event we call “birth” and the one we call “death?” Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in-between? The questions are there, and, the answers are too.
THE SEARCH is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence. The SEARCH is from the Augustine Institute that serves the formation of Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ. Please register! This program will be advertised outside of our parish communities. We need committed volunteers from the parish to come and help by participating in small group discussions, welcoming people into our Church, and to journey with people. Please use the contact information below to volunteer
When: Monday evenings 7 – 8:15 pm, until October 30th (Thanksgiving Monday excluded)
Where: Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception Registration: email@example.com or by calling 631-4543
PRAYER REFLECTION: Jesus says:
“Whoever is not with Me is against Me; and whoever does not gather with Me scatters.” I sometimes feel that my life is like scrubland, halfway between garden and desert. I sometimes feel that I lie in a world of twilight, halfway between day and night. I sometimes feel like lukewarm water, halfway between hot and cold. I sometimes feel that I am in a state of indifference halfway between love and hate. I sometimes feel I am trudging along a safe little path halfway between good and evil. Lord, save me from the illusion that because I am not against You, I am therefore for You.
Above all, save me from being neutral.