Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Comox)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel
Sunday Mass: 1030 hours (10:30 am)
There will be no mass this week due to the move to the new chapel. Next weekly mass will be Tuesday 15 January 2019.
Sunday 13 January: 10:30 am: Liturgy of the Word. Baptism of the Lord. Deacon Daniel presiding.
- 15 Jan 19 1500 (3:00 pm) - next Exec Mtg - WChap Office
- 16 Jan 19 1500 (3:00 pm) - next Counc Mtg - Rose Annex
- 20 January: Movie Matinee: Facing the Giants. 1300 (1:00 pm)
- 27 January, 3 February: Course on the Eucharist
- with Bishop Robert Barron (4 Sundays) Part 1.
- 17 February: Potluck Love fest (Valentine theme)
- 24 February, 3 March: Course on the Eucharist
- with Bishop Robert Barron (4 Sundays) Part 2 After reviewing the material, it seems that we will be able to do this formation in 4 weeks instead of 5.
- 1-2 Mar 19 - 19 Wing CWL & Guild host World Day of Prayer
More to come.
Prayer to Saint Michael Archangel
In response the scandals that struck the Church, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is taking action to alleviate this problem. Our bishop, Mgr McCaig, writes in his introduction: “I take seriously the responsibility to ‘be a shepherd of the Church of God Acts 3, 28)’ especially since it appears that ‘savage wolves have come among us that will not spare the flock (Acts 20, 29)’. The leaders of the Church have been working for a while now in putting in place policies to prevent any more abuse of any kind. But we also have a part to play. In his letter, our bishop says that; “A motion was passed that strongly encouraged each diocese to heed the recent request of Pope Francis to combat evil in our midst by promoting the “St. Michael the Archangel Prayer’. This is all the more fitting in our military context as it admirably reflects the kind of genuine ‘warrior spirituality’ so sought by our subjects”. We are now called to say the prayer right after mass, after I bowed at the altar.
Therefore, I need a favour from you all. Changing habits is never easy. REMIND ME that we need to do the prayer. You will find a copy in your pews.
Thank you for your help and support.
Absence of Padre Leclerc
I will be away from 28 December to 13 January to visit my family. I will let you know more info the moment that I receive more.
Jesus Thy Kingdom Come
Jesus, Son of God
born on earth
to live among us here
and teach love to all mankind.
In His final earthly time
doubt filled, His body wracked in pain
He prayed and “offered it up”
to fulfil His Father's plan.
HE died for ALL, and for the ONE
who pleaded needfully
“Jesus, Son of God
when to Your Kingdom come,
forgive me Lord and bring me home
with you, Dear Jesus,
remember me “.
Bonnie Gillis, Dec 2018
Prayer of the Month
Lord, God of Love, hear our prayer!
God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.
– Mission of My Life by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman
Quotes from Jean Vanier:
“We have to remind ourselves constantly that we are not saviours. We are simply a tiny sign, among thousands of others, that love is possible, that the world is not condemned to a struggle between oppressors and oppressed, that class and racial warfare is not inevitable.”
A Word of Caution – fraud and money scams
Please be aware of fraud and money scams. Unfortunately, older people are often the target. Please act with caution and be prudent when it comes to responding to requests for money, even from someone claiming to represent a charity or from people within the Church community. Our parishes are not be used to solicit money for personal needs. This applies equally to fellow parishioners, employees or clergy.
You probably heard many reports about phone calls from claiming to be CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) calling people and telling them that you owe them money. They go as far as threatening them of being arrested if the victims don’t pay. It’s a scam! If you get one of those phone calls, please tell them that you want to get arrested and invite them to send the RCMP right away because you rarely have any visitors!
Seriously, don’t fall for that. This is not the CRA works. Just hang up the phone and relax. Nothing will happen. They tried with me and, as you can see, I’m still here.
Before you give money to anyone or any organization; stop and talk to a trusted friend or relative to determine the authenticity, appropriateness and validity of the request.
For more information click here:Memo Re: Fraud and Money Scams