Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father have mercy on us.

Sunday June 23rd, 2024
Message From our Pastor and News

Dear Friends,

We are now in the Season of Ordinary Time!  Ordinary Time is often looked upon or considered as a more casual time within the Church as nothing extraordinary happens (no special penance like during Lent, no preparation as in Advent, nor anything special to celebrate as in Easter or Christmas). But despite the other exterior things, Ordinary Time is a special time for growth and greater intimacy with Christ. I often consider the verse from the Gospel of Luke, “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.” This is our time to grow in wisdom and favor with God as well. One of the principle ways of doing so is through the devoted and often reading of Sacred Scripture.

            I would like to share with you a little excerpt of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis as it may inspire us to pick up scripture more often during Ordinary Time,

“Truth, not eloquence, is to be sought in reading the Holy Scriptures; and every part must be read in the spirit in which it was written. For in the Scriptures we ought to seek profit rather than polished diction.

Likewise, we ought to read simple and devout books as willingly as learned and profound ones. We ought not to be swayed by the authority of the writer, whether he be a great literary light or an insignificant person, but by the love of simple truth. We ought not to ask who is speaking, but mark what is said. Men pass away, but the truth of the Lord remains forever. God speaks to us in many ways without regard for persons.

Our curiosity often impedes our reading of the Scriptures, when we wish to understand and mull over what we ought simply to read and pass by. If you would profit from it, therefore, read with humility, simplicity, and faith, and never seek a reputation for being learned. Seek willingly and listen attentively to the words of the saints; do not be displeased with the sayings of the ancients, for they were not made without purpose.”

Together in Prayer

WEEKLY NEWS

No confessions

There will be no confession on Friday, June 28th at Sacred Heart Church nor on Saturday, June 29th at Saint John the Baptist. Holy Mass and Adorations will remain as usual. There will be Sunday Morning Confessions at Sacred Heart Church at 8am; please consider that there may be more than usual so if possible, arrange confession at another parish with a convenient confession time. 

Saint John the Baptist Finance and Property Committee We are still looking for someone within the parish community with financial and/or property knowledge to help with the Finance and Property Committee. If you are interested please contact Fr. Alex Salazar via email: FrAlexSalazar@peterboroughdiocese

Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew

A prayer group, that is held a St. John, is conducting a Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew on the Second and Fourth Thursday of every month at St. John the Baptist basement from 7pm-8pm. The sources of material for the Bible Study are the Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas and Catechism of the Catholic Church. The next Bible study will be on Thurs. June 27th. For more info contact Daniel at DanielRosario@live.com or 647 928 6414. Bring your Bible (NRSVCE preferred) a notebook and pen. All are welcomed. Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures no the power of God.” Matthew 22:29.

D IOCESAN &O THER NEWS:

St. Peter’s Cemetery 

St. Peter’s Cemetery is a not-for-profit organization and offers flower stand rental and watering, monument cleaning and contrary to popular belief, is NOT FULL! There are several burial options available. For more information please contact Alexis Robertson  705-742-9951 or Stpeterscemetery@bellnet.ca

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 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.