Friday January 10th location change for 7:40 AM adoration and 8 AM Holy Mass, both will be at St. John the Baptist instead of Sacred Heart Church. But the 1:30 – 6:30 PM adoration will be as usual at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

Sunday February 5th, 2023
Message From our Pastor and News

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends,         

This last Thursday we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Infant Jesus (also known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary). In addition to these two important considerations, Saint John Paul the Second, in 1997, also named February 2nd World Day of Consecrated Life.

            Saint John Paul the Second writes, the purpose of the day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the Evangelical Councils” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervour which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord.”

            In brief, the evangelical councils are three essential aspects of the life of Christ – often insinuated throughout the Gospels – that advised to follow to best imitate Him. The three vows are: Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. A person who professes these vows publicly is then called a consecrated person  a person entirely separated for the service of God.

–           Poor, as Jesus says, “…the son of man has no where to lay his head…”(Luke 5:58)

–           Chaste, as the Gospel of John says, “having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.”(John 13:1)

–           And Obedient, as Saint Paul says, “…he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even unto death on the cross.” (Phil. 2:8) 

A consecrated person (or religious) also wears a habit as a sign of witness to Christ in the World by their way of life and to be a sign of giving themselves entirely up to God – without reserve. We priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) wear the black cassock; and the sisters (SSVM) wear the blue and grey habit.

Together in Prayer

WEEKLY NEWS

Location change for Mass -Friday January 10th

Next Fridays 7:40 AM adoration and 8 AM Holy Mass will be at St. John the Baptist instead of Sacred Heart Church. But the 1:30 – 6:30 PM adoration will be as usual at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.

Renewal of Wedding Vows

In anticipation for Saint Valentine’s day, all couples are invited to renew their wedding vows on next Saturday Feb. 11 or Sunday Feb. 12, at their respective Mass times.

Palms for Ash Wednesday

Please bring in your palms so that they may be burned for Ash Wednesday. You can bring them to the church, office or give them to the sisters.

All You Can Eat Shrove Tuesday Supper

Join us on Tuesday, February 21st 4:00-6:00 PM. In Sacred Heart Church Hall. $10 per person, tickets at the door for Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit salad and more.

Ash Wednesday February 22 Mass Schedule

St. John the Baptist: 8 AM  & 9:30 AM School Mass – Parishioners are welcomed.

Sacred Heart: 5PM Mass & Latin Mass at 7PM

The Way of the Cross (The Stations of the Cross) The Stations of the Cross are usually observed during Lent, especially on Lenten Fridays and most importantly on Good Friday. It is one of the most popular devotions for Roman Catholics. The devotion consists of meditating on 14 events which form the 14 stations of the cross. The purpose of this devotion is to focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ. The way of the Cross will be guided every Friday, starting Feb 24th, at Saint John the Baptist at 11:30 AM & at Sacred Heart at 6:30 PM.  Way of the Cross pamphlets will also be available throughout Lent for those who would like to come at another convenient time.

Parish Festival

We are hoping to organize Parish Festival (Parish Bazaar) for the Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron of our Church. To organize a beautiful celebration we need your help. For any questions please contact Fr. Alex Salazar at  FrAlexSalazar@peterboroughdiocese.org  The first organization meeting will be on March 2nd at 6:30PM at Saint John the Baptist Basement.

Annual Camp Northern Lights Special Collection is today

Collection envelopes are available at the entrance of the Church. For further information please contact Randy Riel 705-872-7343.

Thank you for your continued support.

Catholic Missionary Children Oratory

For Children 7-12 year old. Saturdays 10:15 AM to noon at St. John the Baptist. For info or to register contact Sr. Inmaculada stjohnandsacredheart@gmail.com

Young Adult Group at Sacred Heart on every 2nd, 4th and 5th Friday of the Month. Please join us at 6PM for 30 minutes of adoration followed by dinner in the Hall, talk and games.

Altar Boy Group at Sacred Heart 

1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month, 6:15 – 8:30 PM.

Friday Adoration at Sacred Heart

Every Friday there is adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart in reparation for the offences made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from 1:30 to 6:30PM and confessions from 5:00 to 6:30PM.

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.