Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sat.   Nov.  3rd  5:30 pm- Alex Vinci by The Green Family
Sun.  Nov.  4th 11:00 am- Margaret Avon by The Family

 

Wed. Oct.  7th  9:00 am –

Thur. Nov. 8th  9:00 am –

Fri.    Nov. 9th  9:00 am


Sat.  Nov. 10th    5:30 pm – Winnie Currie by Karen & Suzanne

Sun. Nov. 11th 11:00 am –For All Veterans on Veteran’s Day  by Lorna

 

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

You are not far from the kingdom of God. (Mk 12.34)

The question posed in today’s Gospel requires Jesus to interpret the Law of Moses. The Mosaic Law consists of the Ten Commandments and many additional commandments, numbering into the hundreds. For a devout Jew, adherence to the Mosaic Law is an expression of faithfulness to God’s covenant with Israel. The ranking of these commandments was regularly debated among the teachers of the Law.

Jesus was not the only Jewish religious teacher to connect these two commandments, love of God and love of neighbor. Both of these commandments were central elements of the religious tradition that Jesus learned from his Jewish community. Indeed, these commandments continue to be central aspects of contemporary Jewish religious understanding. Jesus’ response to his questioners proposed an integral connection between these two aspects of the Jewish Law. Love of God finds its expression in our love for our neighbor. Many believe, however, that this connection was heard in a new and fresh way when spoken by Jesus.

The scribe who questions Jesus in today’s Gospel engages in a positive dialogue with Jesus. He agrees with Jesus’ teaching that the commandments to love God and love neighbor stand above the commandment to offer worship and sacrifice in the Temple. With this dialogue, Jesus appears to close the debate with the Jewish authorities. Mark reports that no one dared to question Jesus further.

 

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Upcoming Parish Events
 

Nov. 16th (Friday) CWL Bazaar & Turkey Supper

Nov. 25th (Sunday) AGAPE – join the food pick-up teams

Dec. 01st (Saturday) CWL Whist & Cards/Lunch

Dec. 02nd (Sunday) Santa Claus Parade / Hot Chocolate

                 served in front of church by the CWL     

Dec. 30th (Sunday) Holy Family Feast Day – after mass

 

CWL Membership – $20.00
Your CWL membership is now due.  I will be available at our General Meetings or you can put it in an envelope marked CWL and put it into the collection basket on Sunday.  Please pay your membership as soon as possible.

Thanking you in advance……Lorna….Membership Chairperson

 
CWL Christmas Bazaar & Turkey Supper

Friday, November 16th 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

Supper at 6:00 p.m. Adults $15.00 Children Under 13 $6.00.

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, turnip, buns, dessert & coffee or tea.
Tickets on sale now – see Margaret Ford

We are looking for items for our booths; jewelry, bottles for our bottle booth, knitting, small new items, raffle prizes and baking for our baking booth. Donations would be greatly appreciated.  Drop them off during office hours or

see Linda Harris on Sunday’s.  Thanks!


Fall Leaves- A poem
"How silently they tumble down             
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun. 

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow." 
-   Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

                    

WEEKLY COLLECTION

“Your Stewardship is The Source of Our Growth”

                             October 28th - $616.00

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY                     

Fundscrip:

As an ongoing Parish Fundraiser and The Fundscrip Team hope that you will consider becoming a New Sponsor.  We place orders twice a month and distribute the following weekend.  You can go online or give us cash or a cheque.  It is easy and a great Fundraiser....please think about it!

Think about ordering online, it’s quick & simple.

NOVEMBER:  Order Dates   = Nov. 11th & Nov. 25th

                    Pick-Up Dates = Nov. 4th & Nov.18 & Dec. 2nd

 

Fundscrip.Com (Invitation code: 97GGCN)

See the Parish Secretary for more information.
Envelopes:  Using a weekly collection envelope is an important step in supporting your parish.

   New   ***We have a limited number of children’s envelopes.  Just add your envelope #.

                   Tax receipts are available.

Home Visits:

If you or someone you know is unable to attend Mass

and would like to receive communion at home from Fr. Stephen; 

please call the office.

Baptisms:    

For information call the Secretary for the date of the next Baptism Preparation Session. 

Marriages:   

The couple must arrange for an initial interview

providing sufficient time (6 months) prior to the marriage. 

Parking:        Please park as efficiently as possible, think about the other parishioners.

Facilities for Your Convenience:

Quiet Room - Through the door to the right of the small altar.

Washroom - Entrance of church near the stairs to the choir loft.


The Parish "after-mass" gathering will return after the summer break

 


 

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