Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor Fr. Ryan Holly, Associate Pastor Deacon Don Smith331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://sfxrenfrew.wordpress.com/
“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently especiallyLawrence Adamchick.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN: “Let usraiseup in prayer those who seek God’s healing love,those at the hospital, hospice and at home especially Ed Boose and Joan Prince. May your struggle beconsoled by Christ’s love“.
CATHOLICISM - 2012 Lenten Series
On Monday evening we will explore the topic of "Mary the Mother of God". If you or anyone you know hasquestions about The Blessed Mother and her role in salvation history and the Church, then feel free to joinus on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the large hall. Even if you have not been to any of the previoussessions, please feel welcome to join in the evening. Sessions conclude by 8:00 p.m.
LENTEN RETREAT DAY
We hope that you will plan to join us for an inspiring retreat day on the theme of
Walking through thePaschal Mystery with Christ
Saturday, March 31,
at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall from 9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.
Sister Rosemary O’Toole
from The Upper Room Home of Prayer in Ottawa, will gather usaround a ritual table and guide us through six reflective teachings on how each of our lives must passthrough a cycle of suffering, death, resurrection and transformation into new life in the Spirit. There will be several contemplative pauses and spiritual direction will be available for those who wish.Lunch will be served. All are welcome. Free will offering. Please register with the Parish office(613-432-5825) no later than March 24, 2012.Sister Rosemary will have her CD’s of this reflective teaching available for sale at a cost of $5.00 each.Consider making this a Lent-Easter gift for family or friends.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE DURING LENT
The Sacrament of Penance is available at 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. Additional opportunities will be provided in the Renfrew Pastoral Zone with visiting priests at thefollowing times:◊ Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. Mount St. Patrick ◊ Monday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Calabogie◊ Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.. Arnprior ◊ Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Eganville◊
Wednesday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. St. Francis Xavier, Renfrew
◊ Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Douglas◊
Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima, Renfrew
VALID CATHOLIC MARRIAGES AND ANNULMENTS: QUESTIONS AND MYTHS
The Pembroke Diocesan Marriage Tribunal invites you to St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall on Tuesday,March 27 at 7:00 p.m. for a session with Father Ryan Holly that addresses what makes a validMarriage in the Catholic Church as well as what the Annulment process is all about. Since this affectsmany Catholics, we ask you to please spread the word about this opportunity to having your questionsanswered. For more information please contact Father Holly at 613-432-5835 extension 1 or by emailat email@example.com.