Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Comox)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel
10th March 2019
First Sunday of Lent
Sunday Mass: 1030 hours (10:30 am)
Weekly mass are celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1100 hours (11:00 am).
Absence of Padre Leclerc
Padre Leclerc will be absent from 9 to 16 March and then form 18 to 22 March. On those 2 weeks, there will be no weekly masses.
Also note that on Sunday 10 March (first Sunday of lent), Deacon Daniel will be here to preside a celebration of the Word.
Next Week’s Readings:
Genesis, chap. 15, vs 5 – 18.
Philippians, chap. 3 vs 17 – Chap 4 vs 1.
Luke, chap. 9 vs 28 – 36.
2019 Designated Collections
7 Apr 19 - Share Lent
19 Apr 19 - Good Friday (Church of the Holy Land)
26 May 19 - Pope's Pastoral Works
29 Sep 19 - Needs of the Canadian Church
20 Oct 19 - Evangelization of Nations (Mission Sunday)
To the participants of the course on the Eucharist
It would be important that you come forward as I have an evaluation form that I need you to fill out. It would also be the time for you to let me know what you would like next.
Request for your Help: Mission accomplished
Last week, I asked for cardboard sheets to help cover the windows for movie matinées. It is with great joy and gratitude that I want to thank everyone for their efforts. We now have plenty of cardboard and will be able to cover the windows efficiently. You are all fantastic!
Submissions for the chapel website are made through Chairman, Tom Miles and then forwarded to Melissa Webb.
Submissions for the chapel bulletin are made to Padre Leclerc NLT noon on Thursdays.
Announcements for Sunday Mass are submitted to Coordinator Wayne Webb.
Name of our Community
Because of the change of venue, some people are wondering about the name of our community. It is important to clarify. Even though we are now in a new location, our community name has not changed we are still Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. We could gather anywhere, we will still carry our name with us. The name of the building has nothing to do with it. Therefore, on the cover of the bulletin, you will always read: “Our Lady of the Sacred Heart”.
It has been brought to our attention that parking brings some difficulties, especially for our members with mobility issues. This is part of our growing pains. First of all, I would like to thank you for letting us know about that. We are working on getting handicapped parking located close to the accessibility ramps. We are also trying to get a cement pavement to allow an easier access to the ramps. However, it is important to note that there are parking spaces on both sides of the chapel, including against the Arena, both of them with easy accessibility. Those parking places belong to the chapel as well; feel free to park there. Additionally, note that, for those without mobility issues, there is ample surplus parking directly across from the front doors at the Heritage Park area. We will be working on getting a cross-walk added for safe crossing.
I am looking for another topic to explore together. Please be patient. Once I make a choice on a topic, I will let you as soon as possible. Remember that we are all learning through this process, me included. I think it’s great!
24 March at 1330 (1:30 pm) : Movie Matinee
The Prince of Egypt.
The Prince of Egypt is more than a simple cartoon: it’s an animé. The reason why I chose that movie for the Lent season is because, unlike other movies I have seen, it illustrates the complexity of the relationship going on in a better way than the biblical text suggests. I am asking you to take more seriously what the movie is about, as great lessons from the Jewish faith are included in the movie.
2019 Memberships: $25.00 are now due. New members are welcome.
Prayer of the Month
O Lord Jesus Christ, we confess you as the Way, the Truth, and the Life! We rejoice in this profession of our saving faith and ask you to keep us always aware of what a great gift it is. We know, O Lord, that in imitation of you, many of our brothers and sisters, ancestors in the faith, died for their profession of this faith in you. Teach us, like them, to value our union with you, our trust in you, our love for you more than any earthly treasure.
Lord, we know too that Christians still suffer today merely for their profession of faith in you. Like in ages past, they endure hardship, loss, and even death because they cling to you. O Good Savior, we ask you to turn your merciful gaze upon these suffering Christians. Allow them to feel your presence and the assurance of hope in you.
Grant, O Lord, that our human communities many recognize the rights of all to seek, find, and serve you in peace. Amen. (Guest author)
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.
Quotes from Jean Vanier:
“...Individualistic material progress and the desire to gain prestige by coming out on top have taken over from the sense of fellowship, compassion and community. Now people live more or less on their own in a small house, jealously guarding their goods and planning to acquire more, with a notice on the gate that says, 'Beware of the Dog.”