Margret Mary Alacoque Feast Day Oct. 20 Holy Mass will be at 5:30PM at Sacred Heart. There will be No 8AM Morning Mass at St. John.

Saint John Paul the Second Feast Day Oct. 22 Additional Holy Mass at 5PM at Sacred Heart.

Sunday October 17, 2021
Message From our Pastor and News

Dear Friends,
As mentioned last week, this upcoming week we have two very special feast days. The Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (Oct. 20th) and Saint John Paul the Second (Oct. 22nd). The first, significant to Sacred Heart Church, and the second (Saint John Paul II) significant to the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE).
Saint Margaret Mary, is particularly special to Sacred Heart Church as by her devotion and piety to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Church has been named under His Divine Patronage and she (Saint Margaret Mary) is considered Patroness. In this we can have a due honor and gratitude to Saint Margaret Mary for her faith and fidelity of God.
Similar with Saint John Paul II: Since the IVE’s beginnings, Saint John Paul II has been considered the Spiritual Father of our Congregation. The IVE was born during his pontificate (on March 25th, 1984). Saint John Paul II has also been an enormous contributor to the Constitution and Spirituality of the Institute; with Encyclicals such as Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of the Redeemer) and Vita Consacrata (Consecrated Life). And so for this reason we, as the IVE, also feel a great sense of duty to give him great honor and gratitude as well.
These two celebrations remind us of the gratitude we have towards the two Saints and to consider their perpetual intercession for us in Heaven. Find details below on the two additional evening Holy Masses for these feasts.
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All Souls Day Nov. 2
On All Soul’s Day, Tuesday November 2 we commemorate all the faithful departed. There will be an additional evening Holy Mass at St. John the Baptist at 7PM. If you would like Fr. Alex to remember your faithful departed in Mass use your All Soul’s Day envelope or pick up an envelope at the entrance of the church. These envelopes may be dropped in the collection basket.

Margret Mary Alacoque Feast Oct. 20
Holy Mass will be at 5:30PM at Sacred Heart.
There will be No 8AM Morning Mass at St. John.

Saint John Paul the Second Feast Oct. 22
Additional Holy Mass at 5PM at Sacred Heart. Sign-up sheets for receiving the image of JPII and participating in the praying for the priest of our Diocese will be in the back of the church. For questions ask Sr. Inmaculada.

Next week is World Mission Sunday
It is a global celebration of the universal church. Your prayer and donations will assist churches, hospitals, schools and the training of priest. The donations that the Catholic communities throughout the world receive through World Mission Sunday, will assist them to be self-sufficient and continue to flourish. By sharing your gift of faith, we can bring love and compassion to those who need it most.

Keys for the Church
If you have a key for Sacred Heart or St. John the Baptist parish please contact Fr. Alex.

Announcement for the Parish Bulletin from the Diocese- Diocese of Peterborough Vaccination Policy.
ASAP the Diocese requires all employees, Ministers (Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, etc.), Volunteers, Cantors, etc. to submit to Fr. Alex their vaccination certificate or submit a weekly negative covid test. These records will be kept in a private pocket file. For any questions, please contact Fr. Alex.

Catechism Classes
The Catechism program has started. For more information about Baptism, First Communion and Confirmations please contact Sr. Inmaculada.

Catholic Missionary Children Oratory
For Children 7-12 year old. We want to love Jesus and help others to love Jesus. We will do this first with our prayer and participating in mission activities. Saturdays 10:15AM at St. John the Baptist. For info contact Sr. Inmaculada

Altar Boy Group

1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month at Sacred Heart from 6:15 – 8:00 PM.

Bible and the Mass
Classes every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the Month from 4:15 – 5:15 PM at Sacred Heart Rectory.

New Adoration Times at Sacred Heart (a test)
We have started the fall schedule for
Adoration: Monday – Thursday 3 – 4 PM

Young Adult Group
Young adult group on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the Month. From 6-8PM at Sacred Heart Church.
Starts with half an hour of Adoration, talk and recreation.

New Parish Office Hours for October
For the month of October, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 705 745 7631

Our Lady of Lujan

Our Lady of Luján is the patroness of our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word and her image accompanies us in all our foreign missions. Every year our Religious Family honours Our Lady of Luján on May 8, her feast day, with Novenas, Solemn Masses and the Marian Consecration of our new Novices. Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina.

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