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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Comox)

February 11th, 2018


Sixth Sunday of the Time of the Church



Sunday Mass:  @ 1000 hours 



Weekday Masses: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1100 hours

This week’s Mass Schedule

Tuesday: St. Paul Miki and Companions.

Ash Wednesday Services:

         1200hrs, St. Michael’s Chapel: Ecumenical, NO MASS.

         1600hrs, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart: With Mass.

Thursday: Regular mass.




Next Week’s Readings:

Genesis, chap. 9, vs 8 – 15.

1 Peter, chap. 3, vs 18 – 22.

Mark, chap. 1, vs 12 – 15.




Shrove Tuesday

We are cordially invited to a Pancake Supper

Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at 5:30PM

St Michael & All Angels Chapel – Fellowship Hall

Admission by Donations.

Sign-up sheet can found at the back of the Chapel to help plan for supplies.






Study Program


Priest, Prophet, King: Jesus is the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Join us as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King.

Explore the biblical archetypes of priest, prophet and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission.

Each theme has 2 sessions of about 90 minutes. 20 minutes of Video and then some directed discussions

We have done the "Priest" section. What we are at now is:

Prophet: 11 February 2018

King: 25 February and 4 March 2018

Where: Rose Annex

Time: 1300 (1.00 pm)




Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick: The World Sunday of the Sick is today, the 11th of February 2018. On that occasion, our mass will be special as it will include the Sacrament of the Sick for people who would feel the need to receive it. 

Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about the Sacrament:


“1499 "By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."


“1514 The Anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived."


“1515 If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.”


“1517 Like all the sacraments the Anointing of the Sick is a liturgical and communal celebration, whether it takes place in the family home, a hospital or church, for a single sick person or a whole group of sick persons. It is very fitting to celebrate it within the Eucharist, the memorial of the Lord's Passover. If circumstances suggest it, the celebration of the sacrament can be preceded by the sacrament of Penance and followed by the sacrament of the Eucharist



Lent and Easter this year

As you probably noticed, by now, we are going to have quite a humble Lent and Easter Day this year. Ash Wednesday is on Valentine's Day and Easter is on April Fool's Day. It is my duty to remind everyone that Ash Wednesday has precedence on Valentine's Day. My suggestion would be to plan something before that date, exceptionally.



Pregnancy Care Centre Fundraising Banquet

24 February 2018, 1815hrs (6.15pm)

1599 Tunner Dr. Courtenay.

$20.00 per ticket or $140 for a table of 8 persons

Please call to reserve: 250-334-0058. (Gluten free options available)


Tax Receipts

Your Tax Receipts are ready to be taken. Just ask so you can start doing you Income tax report.

Also: The reason why Tax Receipts can be emitted is to allow people to support charitable organizations that are important to them. Do not hesitate to take a box of envelopes so you can receive your receipt at the end of the year. That being said, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write your name on the envelopes. It greatly accelerates the process when the end of year arrives.

Sacristy Policy:

It is quite common that people come to the sacristy right before mass to talk business and see if I would agree to do this or that. However, during that last 15 minutes before mass, I do my final review for the Sunday texts, making sure that I have the right quotes when I come in front of you for the homily. This is why I have decided that, for now on, the sacristy will be off limits on the last 15 minutes before mass. Only the people who are directly involved for the celebration (sacristan, readers, servants, etc.) will be allowed to come in. No parish business will be discussed during that time.



Hospital & Views Thrift Shop needs donations of used items:

The Cottage Thrift Shop (behind the St. Joseph Hospital off Rodello Avenue) is in need of donations. All money raised in the Thrift Shop goes to the Comox Valley hospital and the Views. Everyone who works there is a volunteer. Not one person is paid. We are a hidden gem in the Valley that a lot of people don't know about. Also the best prices in the Valley, bar none. So please go through your house and cupboards and bring in your gently used items no longer needed. We accept clothing, footwear, housewares, toys and games, linens, jewellery, collectibles, crafts material, wool, books, seasonal items such as Christmas decorations, etc. Donations can be dropped off at the Thrift Shop Mon-Tues 9-12, Wed-Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-1. We are so grateful to all the people who shop at our store and remember us with their donations of items. We couldn’t do it without you. Think of it this way. Some day you or your loved one might be in the hospital or the Views and use a machine or item that your donation to the Thrift Shop has bought and wouldn’t that make you feel good? Remember, we all need the hospital from birth to death.



Parish Council Elections Results:
Chairperson: Tom Miles
D/Chairperson: Dominique Brose
Treasurer: Wayne Webb
Administrator: Irene Miles
Voting Members: Pat Muldowney
                         Bob Bergeron
                         Judy Borden
                         Ami Anderson
Extra Voter:       Robert Pearson

A Message on Volunteerism

…from the outgoing Council Chair.

Our chapel is blessed with many volunteers (thanks be to God), yet many among them risk burnout for taking on too much just to ensure the chapel runs as beautifully as it does, and all the many "little things" get done. This should not be the case; for most things, no "talent" is needed - just the will to volunteer a small measure of time and effort (not always physical, not always mental).

If we as a community love our parish community and how it runs, we all equally take ownership in our obligation to volunteer help in some form or another. It can be any array of the following (non-exhaustive) and we need everyone to contribute to one or another. Many hands make light work and beautiful harmony, and no one burns out. Please consider where you can help through benevolent volunteerism, and offer yourself to Father Bastien or council chair (Tom Miles).

Here are a few areas to consider:

* RC rep for unification stained glass window - soliciting for & collecting ideas from parishioners on design ideas, bringing them to the joint committee & working with that committee (as a rep therein) to propose a top three choices for vote of both chapel communities and Chaplain office.

* Social Rep - needed to coord the bi-monthly pot lucks, the annual parish picnic, etc..

* Social Helpers - to set up Annex hall for social events. Or to volunteer to work the events

* Choir paricipation

* Readers (English, French)

* Readers sched coord

* Eucharistic ministries (including home visits to the sick & shut-ins)

* Eucharistic minister sched coord

* Ushers/greeters

* Collection volunteers

* money-counting/verifying volunteers (just to be a second count)

* chapel flowers helper

* Decorating/un-decorating coord (Advent/Easter)

* Chapel General Safety & Fire Warden volunteer

* Knights of Columbus committee Rep

* CWL committee Rep

* Coord for weekly announcements

* Religious Education volunteer coord - adults

* Religious Education and/or activities coord - children

* Parish Council positions (when needing renewal) - most positions very simple.

* Representing OLSH at the (Saturday morn) Soup Kitchen (one Sat per month)

Please consider what "you" can do to give to your chapel community to ensure the best running chapel with minimal work for any one person. Everyone's help makes a huge difference for everyone




Readings - Starting September 17th, 2017, first reading in French, second reading in English and Psalm by Choir with congregation's support & participation.



Thanks to the generosity of all OLSH parishioners, OLSH has succeeded in contributing $6,750 to local charities in the Comox Valley, as follows:
  • CV Food Bank, 4 Square Church Soup Kitchen, Sonshine Club Soup Kitchen, and St Vincent de Paul, each for $1,200, and 
  • L'Arche, Justice Centre, and Hospice Society, each for $650




Did you know that...

We have a Suggestion Box at the back of the chapel? Feel free to make suggestions.


 A Thank You Note:

Hello Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Thank you so much for participating in Operation Baby Bottle this year! Your church gave $651.70 We keep track of statistics: Overall client visits and new clients. So far this year we have had 143 overall client visits plus 60 new clients. We ran a New Mum's Group and a Post Abortion Recovery Group as well as 1 on 1 Grief Counselling for mothers who have lost their babies. We are gearing up for our School Presentations and have already received 3 more invitations to new classrooms. We are so thankful for your partnership and your covering in prayer. We feel your prayers every day we meet with clients. We could not and would not want to do this ministry alone. God Bless you, and please send our heartfelt thanks to your congregation. Sincerely, 

                                                  Board, Staff & Volunteers

                                              Comox Valley Pregnancy Care Centre




Bulletin: The bulletin is normally printed on Thursdays afternoon. Please send any announcements to Fr. Bastien or Wayne Webb (email to.tiggr@gmail.com) no later than Thursday noon, for consolidation. NOTE: There will be a summer break from bulletins. They will resume in the fall.



Weekly Invitation: Many parishioners gather at the Wing Dining hall immediately following mass to greet, share and break bread together. All welcomed to join in. Breakfast menu is only approximately $6.00 and lunch menu only $12 and change. Come and join us.





2017 Designated Collections:

  • Sunday April 02, 2017 -  Share Lent
  • Friday April 14, 2017 -  Good Friday (Church of the Holy Land)
  • Sunday May 21, 2017 -  Pope's Pastoral Works
  • Sunday September 24, 2017 -  Needs of the Canadian Church
  • Sunday October 22, 2017  -  Evangelization of Nations (Mission Sunday)



  "WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, many web sites are available that offer the opportunity to donate funds to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish.  While one site is reputable, none are recommended for use.  Most others are neither advocated nor trusted sites.  Therefore, PLEASE DONATE ONLY BY CHEQUE to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, 19 Wing Comox, PO Box 1000 Station Main, Lazo BC V0R 2K0.  Please note that Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish take no responsibility for donations made on-line, nor do we have a means to recognize your donation on-line.  With a cheque containing your name and mailing address, we will most certainly recognize any donations greater than $20 with a tax receipt at year's end."