Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Comox)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel
5 May 2019
Third Sunday of Easter
Sunday Mass: 1030 hours (10:30 am)
Weekly mass is celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1100 hours (11:00 am).
Next Week’s Readings:
Acts, chap. 13, vs 14 – 52.
Revelations, chap. 7, vs 14b – 17.
John, chap. 10 vs 27 – 30.
Tuesday: Regular Mass
Thursday: NO MASS
Absence of Padre Leclerc
I will be away next week for my House Hunting Trip. Therefore, Deacon Daniel will be here to celebrate the Word with you.
This means that the bulletin will be printed on WEDNESDAY afternoon instead of the Thursday, if you have information to pass on.
My second absence will be the 2 and 9 June, when I will be in Cornwall for our annual Chaplains Exercise.
During the year, we had two trainings about the Eucharist. One was with a Video with Steve Ray, the other one was the three days course with a video from Bishop Robert Barron. The participants of both groups are now eligible to become Eucharistic ministers if they choose to do so. It was the initial intent. Therefore, to anyone who followed at least one of those 2 formations, if you would accept this responsibility, I would invite you after mass to come forward and write your name on the page titled: Eucharistic Minister Training
2019 Designated Collections
26 May 19 - Pope's Pastoral Works
29 Sep 19 - Needs of the Canadian Church
20 Oct 19 - Evangelization of Nations (Mission Sunday)
As you probably noticed, time is flying fast. I know that I have told you that I would give you one more course before I leave. Unfortunately, I am starting to wonder if I will be able to do so. I sincerely apologize for keeping your hopes up.
Tom Miles Commitment to the Parish Book:
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.
Possible New Mass Time
Joining communities together brings its share of headaches, adaptations, compromise, dialogue, etc. As much as I would like to please everyone, I cannot do it. Therefore, the two community representatives have to meet again and come with another solution that will accommodate both communities to the best of our abilities.
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.
Next Movie Matinee
- Date to be determined, possibly 18 May 2019!! 1330 (1.30pm): Movie Matinee:
A group of law enforcement officers willingly stand up to protect the population. Yet, at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are really prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, they quickly discover that their children are beginning to drift further away from them. When tragedy hits home, these men are left with a newfound urgency to renew their faith and reach out to their children. Will they find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? Come and join us for a movie time together.
2019 Memberships: $25.00 are now due. New members are welcome.
Prayer of the Month
Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy, who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity and the great commandment of love for one another. Send down your blessings on these your servants, who so generously devote themselves to helping others. Grant them courage when they are afraid, wisdom when they must make quick decisions, strength when they are weary, and compassion in all their work. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 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:
“[...] We have to realize that this wound [of loneliness] is inherent in the human condition and that what we have to do is walk with it instead of fleeing from it. We cannot accept it until we discover that we are loved by God just as we are, and that the Holy Spirit in a mysterious way is living at the centre of the wound.”