Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel (Comox)
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chapel
28th October 2018
and November 4th 2018
Thirtieth Sunday of the Time of the Church
and Thirty-First Sunday of the Time of the Church
Sunday Mass: 1000 hours
Note: 0900 hours on November 11th, 2018
Weekday Masses: are celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1100.
Next Week’s Readings:
Deuteronomy, chap. 6, vs 2 – 6.
Hebrews, chap. 7, vs 23 – 28.
Mark, chap. 12 vs 28 – 34.
Due to the absence of Padre Leclerc, there will no weekly mass.
Weekly mass will resume on 20 November 2018.
- 18 November: First Movie Matinee: Flywheel.
- 23 November: Chapel decorations for Christmas with our Protestant Brothers and Sisters.
- 2 December: New Mass Schedule: 10.30 am.
- 9 December: Movie Matinee: Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
- 16 December: Potluck
- 20 and 27 January: Course on the Eucharist with Bishop Robert Barron (5 Sundays) Part 1
- 3 February: Movie Matinee: Facing the Giants.
- 10, 17 and 24 February: Course on the Eucharist with Bishop Robert Barron (5 Sundays) Part 2
More to come.
Our first Movie Matinee will be held on Sunday, 18 November at the Rose Annex at 1330 (1.30 pm). The movie is Flywheel. This is the first movie made by Sherwood Pictures that gave us later movies like “Courageous” and “War room”. This is the seed that started everything. Admission is free.
Moving to the Renovated Faith Centre
It seems that things are starting to move quickly. It is now planned that the Stained Glass Windows will be removed at the end of October, or beginning of November to be installed at the new and renovated Faith Centre. I told you that I would keep you informed when I know something new, well here it is. However what kind of impact will it have on our Christmas services, I do not know at this time.
More news will come up soon about the move and the reorganization.
the Military ceremonies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
- 2 November: Executive Meeting
- 23 November: General Meeting
Absence of Padre Leclerc
I have received the honour of accompanying Veterans in Belgium for Remembrance Day. Due to this particular tasking, I will be away on:
- 28 October: Celebration of the Word with Deacon Daniel Lavoie;
- 4 November: I will be here for mass; and
- 11 November: Mass with Padre Jim Bekkema.
Statement Concerning Recent Scandals
As you probably suspect, I have no intentions of commenting any further about the scandals that have rocked the Church recently. I have already addressed it two weeks ago, and my statement stands. Along with that, I promised you the letter from the Military Ordinariate bishop. I brought it last week, but forgot to mention it. You can find it at the back of the chapel either in French or in English.
Please note that this bulletin counts for two, as there will be no bulletin next week.
Looking at the previous point brings us to realize that Remembrance Day is on a Sunday this year. Because of that, we need to move our Sunday service to 0900 (9.00 am) to accommodate the Military ceremonies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Prayer of the Month
Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network
Open our eyes, Lord, to recognize you in the distressing disguise of the poor,
Open our ears, Lord, to hear you in the cries of the exploited and the oppressed,
Open our mouths, Lord, to serve as a voice for the victimized and the voiceless,
Open our hearts, Lord, and fill them with the love of your Eucharistic heart,
That we too may become truly present to those who are least among us,
That we too may be broken and given out to those in need,
That we too may be poured out so that others may live,
So that together with them, as members of the one Body that is yours,
We may experience more and more the joy of a life and a love wholly shared
And celebrated in the communion of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Quotes from Jean Vanier:
“Jesus is the starving, the parched, the prisoner, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the dying. Jesus is the oppressed, the poor. To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.”
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.
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