Jubilee of Mercy: Don't Miss Out

year-mercyWhat is the Jubilee of Mercy?

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (Latin: Iubilaeum Extraordinarium Misericordiae) is a Roman Catholic period of prayer held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), 2015 to the Feast of Christ the King (November 20), 2016.

Like previous jubilees, it's seen by the Church as a period for remission of sins and universal pardon, in this occasion focusing particularly on God's forgiveness and mercy. It is an extraordinary Jubilee because it had not been predetermined long before; usually ordinary jubilees take place every 25 years. The 2016 Jubilee was first announced by Pope Francis on March 13, 2015. It was declared by Pope Francis in his April 2015 papal bull of indiction, Misericordiae Vultus (Latin: "The Face of Mercy"). It is the 27th holy year in history, following the ordinary 2000 Jubilee during John Paul II papacy. The opening day was also the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council.

In prior months it was stressed that the Pontiff wishes the Jubilee to be celebrated not only in Rome but all around the world; for the first time holy doors are going to be opened in single dioceses, either in the main cathedral or in local historical churches. The first holy door was open by Pope Francis in Bangui on November 29, 2015 during a tour of East Africa.

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100th Anniversary Celebrations

church-steeple-st.hedwigYou are cordially invited to our 100th Anniversary celebrations as we gather in thanksgiving to God for His blessings -- Sunday June 1st, 2014.

We begin with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with The Most Reverend Michael Mullhall at 11am, at the church. Dinner to follow at 1pm at the Paul J. Yakabuski Centre, in Barry's Bay.

Your presence would enrich our celebration.

Please RSVP by calling the parish office at 613-756-2243

Dinner tickets are $20 | deadline is May 9th, 2014.

 

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Sto Lat: 100th Parish Anniversary Book

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Cost $20 | to order please contact Theresa Prince at 613-756-1085 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please order by February 28th, 2014

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Parish Renovation Pledges

 

parish-renovation-pledges1Planning and work on our renovations cannot proceed until pledge sheets have been submitted. Please send your pledge sheet now!
 
Those who have not responded to our appeal will receive a request for assistance by mail. We need to know who will or will not be contributing. Also, when submitting your donations please CLEARLY MARK the amount on your envelope.
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A Christmas Gift for Jesus: Little Strands of Hay

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In celebrating the Solemnity of Christmas a long established custom of gift giving has developed in the Western world. In this spirit of giving, it seems most appropriate to offer something to the One whose birthday we are celebrating.
 
Since the Christ Child does not need any material gift but delights in spiritual offerings, we once again invite all parishioners to participate in making a spiritual offering to Jesus during the Season of Advent.
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