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
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“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, especiallyBill Spilchen and Anne-Marie Smith, mother of Archbishop Richard Smith.
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 Garry Latendresse, Ed Boose and Joan Prince.
CATHOLICISM - 2012 Lenten Series
This week's Lenten series will feature the topic
"A Body Both Suffering and Glorious":The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
. The session runs on Monday evening from7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the large hall. All are welcome to join
LENTEN RETREAT DAY
How can I live the GOOD FRIDAY-EASTER MYSTERIES more meaningfully in my day-to-day life? Comefor an inspiring Day of Retreat on the PASCHAL MYSTERY, presented by Sister Rosemary O’Toole fromthe Upper Room Home of Prayer in Ottawa. There will be several pauses for silent reflection throughout theday. Spiritual direction will be available for those who wish. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. Free willoffering. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 9:30am-3:30p.m., at St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall. Please register withthe parish office: 613-432-5825 by March 27.
The Food Bank suggests a
food itemof the month
re-quest for donations(all food obviously welcome). They suggest:
CANNED MEATFOR MARCH.
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 the following times:◊ Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 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
Sunday, March 25 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Emergency Support for Needy Iraqi Families
According to recent statistics, there are less than 300,000 Chrsitians left in Iraq out of one millionjust seven years ago. This massive migration of Iraqi Christians has meant little support is leftfor the church, which can barely operate necessary catechetical programs and parishes. Throughthe coordination of the Franciscan Sisters, families most in need receive help to cover the cost ofhousing, medical treatments, schooling for the children, and access to food, pastoral andpsychological care. Our donation would provide temporary help to 200 families.
MASS WITH BISHOP MULHALL - FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Bishop Mulhall will celebrate Mass on
Monday, March 26
at 9:30 a.m.
at St Francis Xavier Church withthe students of St. Joseph High School to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. All members of the parish are invited to this Mass with our Bishop
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH LOTTERY 2012
Tickets are available today at the entrances to the church. If youcan help the parish again this year by taking tickets for yourself, orto sell to family and friends, it will go a long way toward reachingour goal of a sellout of all 2500 books. This major fundraiser contributesto the ongoing maintenance and upgrading of our parish. Thank you foryour support in previous years!
~ Ken Harris 432-3961 Diane Dillon 432-3443 ~