CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
|Saturday, January 7th and Sunday, January 8th, 2023 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD|
|5:00 p.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|9:00 a.m.||Giuseppe Caligiuri by his family|
|11:00 a.m.||Maria Verruto by the Cabana family|
|Mon. Jan. 9th||The Baptism of the Lord|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Those Who Have Died of COVID-19|
|Tues. Jan 10th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||Jana Fuska by her parents|
|Wed. Jan 11th||Ferial|
|7:00 p.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur Jan. 12th||St. Marguerite Bourgeoys|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Sick|
|Fri. Jan 13th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Poor & Homeless|
|Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th, 2023 |
2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|5:00 p.m.||Helen Winslade by the Servants of the Lord Prayer Group|
|9:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
|11:00 a.m.||Ann Walker Dalton by the Rowan family|
|Mon. Jan. 16th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Frontline Workers|
|Tues. Jan 17th||St. Anthony|
|9:00 a.m.||For an End to the Pandemic|
|Wed. Jan 18th||Ferial|
|7:00 p.m.||NO MASS|
|Thur. Jan 19th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For the Mental Health of Our Parishioners|
|Fri. Jan 20th||Ferial|
|9:00 a.m.||For All Those Recovering from COVID-19|
|Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 |
3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
|5:00 p.m.||For a Peaceful Dialogue Between Nations|
|9:00 a.m.||For an End to the Pandemic|
|11:00 a.m.||For the People of the Parish|
LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
Those in need of our prayers: David Brewer, Gordon Deery, Rosemarie Elisan, John Hillhouse, Connie Iacovelli, Hélène Parent, Marianne Pérignon, Larry Poulin & Griselda Rella Cortés.
PAPAL INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
For educators ~ We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and the most vulnerable above all.
NEW MEMBERS TO OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
We are pleased to welcome Siena Cerys Forbes and Theo John Kyskan who were baptized in the Parish during the month of December.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
The Week of Pray for Christian Unity is celebrated around the world from January 18th to 25th. The 2023 theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, chosen by the Minnesota Council of Churches (USA), is “Do good; seek justice.” Based on Isaiah 1:12-17, the international theme calls Christians to recognize that the divisions between our churches and confessions cannot be separated from the divisions within the wider human family. Isaiah challenged God’s people in his day to learn to do good together; to seek justice together, to rescue the oppressed together, to defend the orphan and plead for the widow together. The prophet’s challenge applies equally to us today. How can we live our unity as Christians so as to confront the evils and injustices of our time? How can we engage in dialogue, increase awareness, understanding and insight about one another’s lived experiences? – From Introduction to the Theme of the Year 2023
2023 OFFERING ENVELOPES
If you have not picked up your 2023 offering envelopes, they are available on the east windowsill in the Church. If you have not used envelopes in the past, please take an unmarked box and return the included form to register. We ask that you not use offering envelopes from previous years, this would greatly help with the processing of the envelopes.
WOULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WANT TO RECEIVE THE PARISH BULLETIN VIA EMAIL?
If so, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “SUBSCRIBE TO PARISH BULLETIN”.
MAKE TIME FOR CHRIST AND OTHERS IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINE
Regular community gatherings resume in January 2023. All are welcome!
- Praying the Rosary: weekdays (except Wednesdays) after the 9am Mass
- Sunday Coffee Hour: after 9am Mass or before the 11am Mass. Bring a friend!
- “Sharing the Word of God through Zoom” first Friday of the month with Acolyte Benny Augustine, 8-8:30pm. Check future parish bulletins for the Zoom link.
Sunday Coffee resumes this Sunday, January 8th. Join us Sundays after the 9 am Mass or before the 11 am Mass for coffee, goodies and a chance to socialize with your fellow parishioners.
ADULT CAFÉ – PARENTING AND COMMUNICATION
Parenting is a full-time job! Raising happy, mature, and generous people involves bonding and communicating. This CAFE is for you if you wish to consider valuable ways of improving your communication with your children and teenagers. Come meet other parents who are already doing a great job (… just like you!) and who believe that we can benefit from each others’ experience. The presentation given by AMCAL Family Services will be followed by a question period. The CAFE will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday January 11th (7-9pm). Please call Faith Education Office at 514-695-6697 to sign up. Feel free to send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions.
SENIORS OF SAINT EDMUND’S
Would you be interested in organizing an activity program for the seniors of our parish? Please join us for a brainstorming session on Wednesday, January 18th at 10am in the Parish Hall. Please call Vivian at 514-795-8507 to register.
CALL TO MAKE SAINT EDMUND’S WEEKEND MASSES EXTRA SPECIAL
Our weekend Masses are of great importance because that’s when we most often encounter Jesus Christ in community at Saint Edmund’s. We are all called to make God’s message matter in word and in action. We are actively looking for:
– Lectors: The Word of God has the power to change people, and your voice can serve as the instrument to bring God’s word to the community.
– Sunday Coffee Hour Hosts: to serve coffee, juice and cookies, but more importantly create an environment for easy and accessible fellowship for as many people as possible.
Do you feel called? Please contact Cris at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
PASTORAL HOME CARE
For more than 20 years, the Archdiocese of Montreal has offered a service of spiritual accompaniment of sick and elderly persons in their own homes. This service is confidential and free and made available thanks to the visits of hundreds of volunteers who have received special training. If you are interested in volunteering your time to tend to our community needs, please join us on Tuesday, January 24th from 7pm to 8pm for a Zoom discussion with Cathie Macaulay, Pastoral Home Care coordinator at the Archdiocese, to find out more. To receive the Zoom link, please call Vivian at 514-795-8507.
LOSS OF SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Organized by the Archdiocese of Montreal, next meeting on Zoom this Monday, January 9th from 7pm to 8:30pm. All are welcome. They have occasional coffee meetups during the year as well. To receive notices and the Zoom link please e-mail: LossSpouseSupport@gmail.com.
“A WALK OF FAITH” WITH MARYBEL MAYORGA
Podcast series for young adults and the young at heart. The podcast brings listeners on a weekly journey to find meaning and value in their spiritual lives. Themes include faith in a secular world, struggles, overcoming challenges, and moments of enlightenment. Each episode offers thoughts and experiences from a wide array of individuals. Tune in on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.