Next Sunday’s Readings; 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time VALLEY FAMILY OF CATHOLIC CHURCHES / www.vfocc.ca First Reading Job 7:1-4, 6-7 The book of Job, uniquely in the Hebrew Scriptures, challenges one of the fundamental tenets of Jewish wisdom, the proposition that if you live a righteous life, God will reward you. Second Reading 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Ancient Corinth was a sophisticated city where many teachers proclaimed new religious and philosophical ideas. Paul, a stranger to the new Christian community there, has to establish his credentials. The virtues of which he boasts are surprising. Gospel Mark 1:21-28 This gospel remembers Jesus healing, driving out demons and preaching. It remembers Jesus' own words giving emphasis to one of those purposes. Mass Schedule for Feb 2 – 8 Mon 6:30pm Feb 2nd Tues 9:00am Feb 3rd Wed 9:00am Feb 4th Thurs 9:00am Feb 5th Sat. 4:30pm Feb 7th Sat. 7:00pm Feb 7th Sun. 9:00am Feb 8th Sun. 11:00 am Feb 8th For Veronica Swallow (L) By Carolyn Gilbert @ St Monica For Melissa Marconnott (D) By Frank & Nancy Murray @ St Monica For Catherine & Bill Parkinson (D) By The Dan & Grace @ St Monica For Dennis Hagen (D) By The Hagen Family @ St Monica For John Pettipas (D) Mary Gilbert @ St Louis For Dan & Darlene Thibideau (L) By Request @ St Monica For Terry McNeil (D) By John & Linda MacDonald @ St Alphonsus For Father Tom McQuade (D) By Ela & Konrad @ St Monica PO Box 429, 37 Connaught, Middleton, B0S 1P0 Phone 825-3248 [email protected] PARISH PRIEST – Father Joseph Thomas [email protected] & [email protected] DEACON – Rev. Mr. Don Boudreau – 765-2801 [email protected] 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 A Word from Father Jose: "Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. " Receipts for Jan 24 & 25 St. Monica $1242.25; St. Louis $691.00; St. Alphonsus $ 587.75 The Ecumenical Lenten Bible Studies will begin on Wed., Feb 25/15 at 10:30 a.m. at St Luke’s Anglican Church and continue there for the following three Wednesdays, Mar 4, Mar 11, and Mar 18. Mar 11th will be St Louis’ turn to host. . The Ecumenical Word Day of Prayer will be held on Mar 6/15 at St Louis and hosted by St Louis CWL. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT IS HELD AT ST MONICA’S EVERY WEDS @ 7PM *Sacraments: Baptism & Marriage; please contact the parish office @ 825-3248* Jesus exercises power and authority over unclean spirits and they come out of them. The greatest gift that we have in the fight against evil is the person of Christ. We also pray in the great prayer Our Father. "To lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one." May we find strength and hope in this prayer as we are also faced with temptation, trials and tribulation. God bless! For bulletin submissions please email [email protected] or call 902-825-3248 by Wednesday. There are gluten free hosts available. Ask the minister when you come to receive communion THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE St Monica CWL St. Monica's Catholic Women's League warmly welcomes all women of our parish to our monthly gathering on Monday, February 2. We begin with Rosary at 6:00 pm and Mass at 6:30 pm, followed by our meeting, refreshments, and fellowship. Come for all or part of this evening and enjoy the companionship of other Catholic women. Special welcome to new women of our parish. For more information, talk with any CWL member or contact our President Susan Dill 825-4330. The Knights will be hosting the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Monica starting a 5pm on Feb 17. Freewill offering and all proceeds go to the church. We will be hosting a Brunch after Mass on Sunday 22 Feb at Queen of Heaven. Freewill offering all proceeds to go to our charities. Our annual State Lottery tickets will be on sale starting in February. St Louis CWL Our next General Meeting is on 11 Feb 2015, 7 p.m. at Queen of Heaven. The monthly meeting of the CWL will be held on Sat, Feb 14th at 3:00. We hope that as many members as possible will attend this meeting because plans will be discussed regarding the St Patrick’s Day supper as well as the World Day of Prayer. *************************************************************************** St Monica St. Monica's Parish Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, 10 February, at 6:30 p.m., in the parish hall. Parishioners are invited to attend. Our Sunday night Adult Study Group will begin Feb 1. Pot Luck at 5:30pm with video beginning 6:45. This study will be on the Divine Mercy by Brother Chris Alar from Stockbridge, Massachusetts. All are welcome to join us! 33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY - Adult Education - to start second week of February. Catholic Books & Gifts: "The Gospels Simply Explained" by Fr. Jude Winkler ($9.99): Fascinating book provides insights into the four Gospels. Excellent resource to enrich our prayer life and deepen our understanding of the Gospels. Available at St. Monica's parish hall after Sunday Mass from 12:00-1:30 pm, or call Mary Crooks (242-5059) for special requests. St Louis We invite all parishioners from the Valley Family of Catholic Churches and the public to join us on St. Patrick's Day for an Irish Stew Dinner to be held at St. Louis Church Hall, 469 St. George St. on Tuesday, March 17. There will be two sittings, one at 4:30pm and one at 6:00pm. Dinner will consist of stew, rolls, gingerbread with sauce, tea, coffee and juice. Wine and green beer will be available at the cash bar. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Call 902 532 0746 for tickets. St Alphonsus Church The men of the Parish will be having a Pancake breakfast on Feb. 15 after Mass, for Shrove Tuesday. All are invited, so mark it on your calendar! You don't want to miss this! Larry and Carl will be the cooks! *** Used egg cartons and plastic grocery bags in good condition are needed by The Twelve Baskets Food Bank as we repackage eggs and package other food for clients. Please recycle these items to us. They may be left in the entrance to the church any Saturday and Sunday and they will be picked up on Sunday after mass. Thank you for your generosity.
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