2nd Sunday of Lent
SERVING NEXT SUNDAY, March 11th, 2012
This Week In The Parish:
SUNDAY, March 4th
8:30 am Mass:
9:20 am Child. Rel. Ed.
10:30 am Mass: Jose Pacheco(+)
4:00 pm Mass
MONDAY, March 5th
10:00 am Joint Wellness
TUESDAY, March 6th
9:00 am Mass: Souls in Purgatory (+)
WEDNESDAY, March 7th
9:00 am Mass: Severina Pellizzaro (+)
1:00 pm Wednesday Social Group
7:00 pm Men’s Duplicate Bridge
THURSDAY, March 8th
9:00 am Mass: Carolyn Morash (+)
10:00 am Joint Wellness
6:30 pm Rosary Prayer Group (church)
FRIDAY, March 9th
9:00 am Mass: Toni Scatliff (+)
SATURDAY, March 10th
SUNDAY, March 11th
8:30 am Mass:
9:20am. Children’s Rel. Ed. Classes
10:30 am Mass Wolfgang Paul (+)
4:00 pm Mass
Collection february 26th, 2012
Thank You for remembering that your parish needs your financial support.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR HOLY CROSS
Position available: a part-time administrative assistant for Holy Cross Church office under the direction of the Pastor, Pastoral Council and Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide efficient organized administration for a busy church office, communicate effectively in person and electronically and work collaboratively with the Pastoral Team and Volunteers. For more information or to attain a job description call the office and or send resume to email@example.com Deadline is March 21st 2012.
A reminder: Please remember to put your clocks forward one hour before
going to bed on Saturday night March 10th.
CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND FAITH FORMATION
The Children’s Religious Education and First Communion & Confirmation classes will NOT be held on March 11, 18 and 25 due to the March School Break. Classes resume again on April 1. There also will NOT be classes on Easter Sunday (April 8). Please contact Tara Wild firstname.lastname@example.org . if you have any questions.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
At the10:30 a.m. Mass, providing we have two adult leaders we will offer a Liturgy of the word for children ages 3 – 9 years.
Loving God, we gather to-day to reflect on how we can be light for each other and for those in need. We thank you for the way you have led us, and for the trust you have in us that we will be that light for others, that we will bring your love to them. Gather us together to work for your justice.
RELIGIOUS ARTICLES FOR SALE
In order to promote steady employment for the minority Christians in Bethlehem & Jerusalem, those families who carve the olive wood are seeking our support by purchasing their crafts only available next week in the church hall after the masses. The sale is our little way of assisting this community and supporting the last minority of Christians to be rooted in the Land of Christ. It is also a way of preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as a more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons.
We don’t accept any donations please. However, all types of payments are accepted.
Lenten Readings – With Easter in Mind:
Toward Holy Ground (Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life) by Margaret Guenther
Life in the Spirit (Reflections and Meditations) by Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Silence and Stillness in Every Season: Daily Readings by John Main
Night Thoughts (Meditation for the Last Thing at Night by Martin Israel
ST. PATRICK’S PARISH CENTENIAL MISSION – MARCH 17-21.
Theme: Living the Christian Life dealing with my relationship with Jesus, our Mission as Christians, and who is Jesus? On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be mission presentation at the 12:10 Mass. On Monday and Tuesday, at 7:00pm, there will be mission presentation with no Mass. On Wednesday evening, we will close the mission with a Parish Penitential Service. Fr. Terry Conway, OMI, the mission preacher, was born and raised in eastern Ontario in the upper Ottawa Valley. His entire priestly ministry has been in western Canada, primarily in British Columbia, in native and parochial work. All welcome!
ST PATRICKS CHURCH DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE LENTEN RETREAT
Spirituality, Ethics, and Integrity in the Workplace by Fr. Max Oliva SJ
Where?: St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain St., Oak Bay
When? Friday 23rd. 7:00 -9:00pm
Register by March 18th. email@example.com
SACRED HEART PARISH Lenten Retreat
You are invited to attend a Lenten Retreat at Sacred Heart Church, 4040 Nelthorpe Street, Victoria, BC, on Monday 12 March 2012 until Wednesday, 14 March 2012 at 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.. There will be a 9:00 a.m. Mass before the 9:30 a.m. session. The theme is about the TRIDUUM and will be facilitated by Father Frank Franz. Please contact the parish office at 250 479-4611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend as there will be materials handed for reading before the retreat begins.
UPCOMING BENEFIT CONCERT
A Ukulele Benefit Concert featuring Aldrine (from Hawaii), Paul (Larsen Music) Victor Gim and Island Ukuleles will be held today, Sunday Mar. 4th. at 7pm in Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Ave. This concert is to celebrate Victor’s recovery. Admission is by donation and some of the proceeds will be donated to BC Childhood Cancer Association.