Saturday, February 15th - 5:00 pm...Late David Boutcher and crew of the Ocean Ranger
Sunday, February 16h -10:30 a.m...For all our Parishioners
Sunday, February 16th - 5:00 p.m...Late Tamara O’Quinn
Monday, February 17th - 9:30 am...*.special intention of donor
Tuesday, February 18th - 9:30 am...Late Maurice Boland
Wednesday, February 19th - 9:30 am...deceased members of the Bromley and Carroll families
- 2:00 pm...Westmount states...Late Peter Murphy
Thursday, February 20th - 9:30 am...Late Michael Schulz
Friday, February 21st - 9:30 am...Late Renee Martineau
Saturday, February 22nd - 5:00 pm...Late Mary Park
NOTE OF SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Jennie Murphy. May God strengthen her family at this time.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: the executive will meet on Monday, February 17th and the regular meeting will take place on Thursday, February 20th, both in the lower level of the Cathedral.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: will meet Tuesday, February 18th at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral residence boardroom. We need to plan our Share Lent campaign. Everyone is invited; new members welcomed.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOURTH DEGREE: regular meeting will be held at All Hallows on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:45 pm. Could Sir Knights please try to attend.
BAPTISM SEMINAR: Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral for parents and godparents. This will be the final session before the Easter season. We don’t normally administer the Sacrament during the Lenten season.
SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL: our regular monthly meeting is on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral residence. Full attendance please. New members are needed and welcomed.
WESTMOUNT ESTATES: Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at 2:00 pm. Mass intention is for the Late Peter Murphy
HOLY SPIRIT GROUP: Holy Spirit Group with Father James and Father Ray will be offering an evening of reflection in preparation for Lent on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm.
WINTER CARNIVAL CABBAGE ROLL DINNER : Holy Redeemer Parish Cabbage Roll Supper will be held on Monday, February 24th at All Hallows Church Basement. Take out is 3:30 to 4:30 and eat in 5:00 to 6:00. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door. Donations towards costs of putting off the dinner are gratefully accepted. Please note the dinner will be held at All Hallows but is sponsored by Holy Redeemer Parish. We thank the parishioners of All Hallows for the use of their centre.
COUNTDOWN FOR LENT: Ash Wednesday is February 26th. The season of Lent prepares us for the great Easter season. It is a time for prayer, penance and fasting in preparation. In particular, Ash Wednesday, is a day of fast and abstinence from meat. It does not apply to seniors and to those who have special dietary needs. During Lent, extra Masses will be scheduled and other events to assist us in faith development. Everyone is invited to enter into this time of preparation.
CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN CANADA: Mission activity was the first action of the Apostles. When the Canadas began, French missionaries, accompanying explorers, continued that action in North America. Four hundred years later, some areas have yet to be fully established. Encouraged by Pope Francis, our home missions need our attention. The ‘Day of Prayer for Canadian Home Missions’ hopes to achieve this goal by asking God’s blessing on our mission areas. Our Canadian missionaries and the Catholics they serve need our prayers. Each Canadian Diocese is choosing its own time to celebrate our Canadian missions. Our Diocese has selected Ash Wednesday as a day of prayer for this worthy cause. In particular, we will be asked to make an offering on this day. Envelopes for this purpose are in our package. Extra envelopes will be available in our churches. Please join the initiative. Sponsored by Catholic Missions in Canada, 201-1155 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W2
YOUTH AND FAMILY NEWS: there will be a Young Adult and Family potluck at the Cathedral lower level on Saturday, February 22nd, after 5:00 pm Mass. Students (18 and over), young adults and families are welcome. Bring your favorite dish and come out for a social night with other parishioners.
XAVIER HOUSE CABBAGE ROLL DINNER FUNDRAISER: will be held on Thursday, February 27th at 4:00 pm. Eat in or take out - call 634-2787 to pre book tickets. Cost is $10.00.
PRE MARRIAGE SEMINAR: couples planning to marry this year are advised of a special seminar being held Friday, March 6th starting at 7:00 pm and continuing on Saturday March 7th at 9:00 am. We cover topics of Sacramentality of Marriage, communication, financial considerations, relaxation and meditation as well as an overview of challenges to the goals and objectives of the Sacrament. This promises to be a pleasant experience as you prepare spiritually to celebrate your marriage. The fee is $50.00, kindly call our office at 634-5161 to register.
NOVENA FOR LIFE - March 7 to 15: celebrating life from the moment of conception to natural death. Further details to follow.
NET MINISTRIES: Holy Redeemer Parish and Sacred Heart Parish are co-sponsoring events with NET Ministries March 20th - 21st. This is a great event for all youth in Grade Seven and higher. More specific details to follow. Confirmation candidates are expected to take part in the Net Ministries activities.
SACRED HEART PARISH - PARISH MISSION: - Advance Notice - Sacred Heart is taking part in a special mission during Lent. Retired Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie will lead the mission March 29th - 31st.
2020 SUNDAY ENVELOPES - there are some envelopes still remaining at the Cathedral. Please check to see if yours is there. If you do not have envelopes and would like to have a box - please contact the office at 634-5161.
TAX RECEIPTS FOR 2019: are now ready and can be picked up at the Parish Office.
THE FORM OF THE BEATITUDES: found in Luke’s and Matthew’s Gospel is not unique to Jesus. Beatitudes are found in the Old Testament, such as in the Psalms and in Wisdom literature. They are a way to teach about who will find favor with God. The word blessed in this context might be translated as “happy,” “fortunate,” or “favored.” As we listen to this Gospel, the Beatitudes jar our sensibilities. Those who are poor, hungry, weeping, or persecuted are called blessed. This is, indeed, a Gospel of reversals. Those often thought to have been forgotten by God are called blessed. In the list of “woes”, those whom we might ordinarily describe as blessed by God are warned about their peril. Riches, possessions, laughter, reputation.... these are not things that we can depend upon as sources of eternal happiness. They not only fail to deliver on their promise; our misplaced trust in them will lead to our demise. The ultimate peril is in misidentifying the source of our eternal happiness. The Beatitudes are often described as a framework fo Christian living. Our vocation as Christians is not to be first in this world, but rather to be first in the eyes of God. We are challenged to examine our present situation in the context of our ultimate horizon, the Kingdom of God.
CARD GAME - Sunday - 7:15 pm
FAMILY CATHECHETICS 2019-2020: For information, Contact Denise Rumboldt, Family Catechetics Coordinator at 634-5161/634-3506 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: All Classes are from 6:30-7:30 in the lower level of the Cathedral.
Monday, February 17: Year 3
Tuesday, February 18: Year 4
Wednesday, February 19: Year 5
Thursday, February 20: Year 6
Confirmation 6:30 Lower level All Hallows
March schedule to follow
CANON LAW FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR GODPARENTS FOR BAPTISM: There seems to be some confusion when Godparents are being considered between wanting to have one’s best friend or another relative or acquaintance be the Godparent. Catholics must have fully initiated Catholics as Godparents; that is Godparents in a Catholic Baptism needs to be practicing Catholics and also needs to have received the three sacrament of Initiation - Baptism, and Confirmation. A Godparent cannot be expected to mentor a Godchild if the Godparent himself/herself hasn’t received all of the sacraments of initiation. A person who is not Catholic but is a member of a Christian Church with a valid Baptism in their own church can act as a Christian witness for the child. In that case, the other sponsor needs to be a fully initiated practicing Catholic. All Godparents (or the single Christian witness) also have to attain the age of 16. When there are two Godparents, one has to be male and the other female. A Godparent is a permanent choice. In other words if you have a falling out with the person or persons you select to be a Godparent, their name cannot be removed from the official record of the child’s baptism.