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First Sunday of Lent

14 February 2016


If you are the Son of God…




Like the people of Israel, we gather to remember that we are God’s chosen people and to offer thanks for the many blessings we have received from the Lord our God.


Todays Readings


First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10


The people make a thanksgiving offering to the Lord, remembering God’s great act of liberation.


Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13


The Lord is rich in mercy to all who call on him.


Gospel: Luke 4:1-13


The devil tempts Jesus with good things.



Monday, 15 February

9:00 a.m.     Manuel Casquilho – Nubelia Rosner

5:15 p.m.    Joan Delva – Mary Queen of Peace OCDS

Tuesday, 16 February

9:00 a.m.     Yvon Taillon

5:15 p.m.    Wim Overvelde – Pat & Lois McKeown

Wednesday, 17 February

9:00 a.m.    Theresa Wilks

10:30 a.m.    Extendicare – Marilyn Powers – Patricia Hamilton (moved from 20 January)

5:15 p.m.     Giovanni Circelli – The Family

Thursday, 18 February

9:00 a.m.     Anne Mullally – Sheila Zakaib

5:15 p.m.    Monica Garrah (9th Anniversary) – The Family

Friday,  19 February

9:00 a.m.     Ventura & Angelica Dos Santos – Venancio & Elena Dos Santos

5:15 p.m.     Crisanto Manicat – Nanette O’Donnell & Family

Saturday, 20 February

9:00 a.m.     Intentions of Patricia & Margaret Hamilton – Yeshi Redda

5:15 p.m.    Cora Warren – Arlene Fraser

Sunday, 21 February

9:00 a.m.      Deceased Members of the Castro Family – Lorna                                & Roger Castro

11:00 a.m.    People of the Parish

NEXT WEEK – 20-21 February 2016













20 Feb.

5:15 p.m.


M-A. Wojcik

S. McGrath

Deacon Wojcik


E. Denham


D. Mazzolin

I. Stewart

A. Wilson

S. Peck



21 Feb.

9:00 a.m.


C. Purcell

A. Bacile



N. Haunts

F. Lovie


R. Audet

F. Cuvelier

D. Dennee

R. Emmons



21 Feb.

11:00 a.m.


T. Phelan

Sr. D. Fournier



L. Donoghue

T. Donoghue


P. Tetro

F. Asuncion

J. Ferreira

L. Garrett




Please remember in your prayers the following: Kerry Kozak; Terry Kot; Gerald Levesque; Hermina Lawlor; Donald Jackson; Carolyn Curry; Kevin Kimmett; Tony Deodato; Jean Wells; Ciara Ryckman; Eileen Garrah; June Emmons Church; Joe Verner; Donna Verner; John Light; David Tessier; Maureen McCarthy; Edward Courneya; Charles Virgin; Helene Taillon; Irene Smith; Ian MacVicar; Giordana White; Kelly Leclair; Rick Scott; Helen O’Brien; Audrey Lacey; Jane McGrath; Teresa Tenuta; Antoinetta Tenuta; Henk Ligtenberg; Corrie Van de Ven.




You are asked to remember in prayer those recently deceased.


If there are members of your family or friends who are ill or have recently died, and for whom you wish prayers, please contact the rectory to provide their names.





Mon., 15 Feb.


*1:00 p.m. – Legion of Mary Curia

*1:00 p.m. – Carmelites


Tues., 16 Feb.


*9:30 a.m. – Legion of Mary

*6:30 p.m. – Youth Group


Wed., 17 Feb.


*12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Cards

*7:00 p.m. – Choir

*7:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting

*7:00 p.m. – Baptism Preparation Class


Thurs., 18 Feb.


*7:00 p.m. – RCIA


Fri., 19 Feb.


*After the 5:15 p.m. Mass – Stations of the Cross




2015 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS Please help us with postage costs by stopping to retrieve your income tax receipt from the volunteer at the main entrance of the church.


REDISCOVER JESUS On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the parish invited each household to take and read a book titled “Rediscover Jesus.” They were a big success; and, as a result, we ran out of books. We have ordered mor, and invite a representative from any household who has not yet received a book to pick up a copy from a volunteer as they leave this weekend. Happy reading!


STATIONS OF THE CROSS During the weeks of Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings, following the 5:15 p.m. Mass. All are warmly welcomed to this beautiful prayer of the Church.


  1. VINCENT DE PAUL Food Bags will be distributed this weekend, 13-14 February 2016, for return on the weekend of 20-21 February. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Thank you for your continued support.


BUILDING FUND The monthly collection of the Building Fund will take place this weekend, 13-14 January 2016. Your support continues to make a difference. Thank you.


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY The next Hospitality Sunday will take place on Sunday, 28 February 2016, after the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses. If you are willing to bring squares, cookies or loaves for this event, please sign up on the sheets provided at the church entrances.


PARISH LENTEN PENANCE CELEBRATION will take place on Sunday, 6 March 2016, at 2:00 p.m.


SHARE LENT – A CLIMATE OF CHANGE PILGRIMAGE STARTS IN HAITI On Ash Wednesday, Development and Peace (D&P) launched its annual Share Lent campaign with its theme for the year, Create a Climate of Change. This year for Share Lent, D&P invites you to join a Climate of Change pilgrimage. Together, we will journey through Lent with people whose lives are being changed with your support. In Week 1 we meet Adonis Medjine from Haiti. She is a survivor of the 2010 earthquake, who is benefitting from a social enterprise project to raise chickens. “I have a husband and two children. Thanks to this job and the wages I receive, I can take care of my family, send my children to school and complete a few projects.” The Share Lent collection will take place on 12-13 March, Solidarity Sunday.




THE RITE OF ELECTION WITH CATECHUMENS AND THE RITE OF CALLING BAPTIZED CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL On Sunday, 14 February 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Archbishop O’Brien will celebrate the Rite of Election with catechumens of the Archdiocese of Kingston. At the same celebration, all baptized candidates seeking full communion with the Catholic Church will be called to Lenten renewal. All parishioners are welcome to attend this special event and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith. Refreshments will be served afterwards at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.


REGIOPOLIS-NOTRE DAME SCHOOL COUNCIL invites fellow parents and caregivers of students to join us in our monthly meetings. Meetings will take place on Tuesday, 16 February, 19 April and 17 May 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Upper Room (205). We are a resource, support, and communication channel for the administrators and teachers of RND, as they fulfil their mandate in Catholic education. We endeavor to promote student success through parental engagement. We learn about school improvement plans, school activities and services offered through various school departments. For more information, contact Sherry Lachine, School Council Chair at or Vice Chair, Tawnya Stringer at


SEPARATED AND/OR DIVORCED You are welcome to attend the New Life Support Group on alternate Tuesday evenings at 390 Palace Road, Kingston. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 16 February 2016. The topic will be “Let’s Talk – Dealing with Daily Concerns.” For further information, contact the Family Ministry Office at 613-548-4461 or via email at


MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AT HOLY CROSS Holy Cross School Council invites you to a presentation by Sami Jo Small, Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey Team Member, and motivational speaker. Sami Jo has earned 5 World Championships, 2 Championship MVP’s and 2 Gold Medals. Come hear her inspiring message about the importance of hard work and determination on Tuesday, 16 February 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Cross. Call 613-384-1919 for information.


PURSE AUCTION Sunday, 28 February 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Belleville. New and gently used purses to bid on with surprises inside. Join in on the fun and excitement. Everyone welcome. If you wish to donate a new or gently used purse, or a gift item for these purses, contact Judy at 613-962-6025 or All proceeds to our Parish Refugee Sponsorship Fund.


24TH ANNUAL LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY A bus will leave from St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5:30 a.m. sharp, on 5 March 2016. We will stop for dinner on the return trip and should be back home by 9:00 p.m. Cost for round-trip transportation (admission ticket and dinner not included) is $45.00. Tickets to the rally are available for $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth. Please reserve your spot by calling Ann Lyng at 613-546-5521 x 5 or at


MEN’S CONFERENCE On 19 March 2016, join Cardinal Thomas Collins, Matt Fradd and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers for Serviam Ministries’ 1st Annual Band of Christian Brothers Men’s Conference, at Canada Christian College in Toronto. The day will strengthen and challenge men to grow in faith and virtue, while also addressing the struggles that men face. For information and tickets, visit or or call 1-888-522-2070.


25TH ANNIVERSARY Mother Teresa Catholic School will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Events planned include a Family Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. at the school, Mass at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, and an Open House at the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Please spread the word, as we look forward to seeing past staff, graduates and parents.

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