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Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit

Bishop, Msgr. Lionel Gendron, p.s.s. - Auxiliary Bishop, Msgr. Louis Dicaire
Diocesan web page: www.dsjl.org - Saint John Paul II website: http://johnpaul2.weebly.com

PARISH BULLETIN May 17th, 2015


ASCENSION OF THE LORD - LIVING EASTER: GO INTO ALL THE WORLD
Jesus sent the disciples into the whole world and they were effective in that mission. Two thousand years later, we
follow the same call, to go into the whole world, not to bring our message, but to bring the Good News of Christ. Our
words and actions will be most effective when they are an expression of love, when they are lived in the framework of
the commandments.
FR. JOHNS WEBNOTES ASCENSION
Dear brothers and sisters, we have this Advocate; let us not be afraid to turn to him to ask forgiveness, to ask for a
blessing, to ask for mercy! He always pardons us, he is our Advocate: he always defends us! Dont forget this! The
Ascension of Jesus into heaven acquaints us with this deeply consoling reality on our journey: in Christ, true God and
true man, our humanity was taken to God. Christ opened the path to us. He is like a roped guide climbing a mountain
who, on reaching the summit, pulls us up to him and leads us to God. If we entrust our life to him, if we let ourselves be
guided by him, we are certain to be in safe hands, in the hands of our Saviour, of our Advocate.
Pope Francis
General Audience, April 17, 2013
During Jesus earthly ministry it was easy for the disciples to turn to him for guidance. The Ascension did not break
that. Even though we celebrate that Jesus returned to his Father in heaven, we have not lost our guide. All we need to
do is to follow the example of the disciples. Ask and listen. Its easy to ask, but we need to listen more.
FAITH EDUCATION: REGISTRATION
Faith education is a life long endeavour. It is especially important and provides a foundation when there is a desire to
prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments. In order to ensure a meaningful faith experience, we offer a number of
programs for various age groups: Be My Disciples for children between the ages of 8 and 10 is a family program which
focuses on the call to discipleship; Witnesses of the Covenant encourages young people of 11 years and older to come
together to question and discuss elements of our faith; RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is tailor made to
encourage adults in their faith journeyand for our youngest, Mini-Ministry focuses on encouraging that first spark.
Registration is now taking place for all of these programs. Please call (450) 676-7577 or (450) 671-0416 or email:
faithfirst@live.ca Please note our programs begin at the beginning of September. Registration with payment
will be accepted until September 8, 2015.
MINI MINISTRY FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 TO 7
We invite you to bring your youngsters and join us for the next gathering of God's Family Celebrates Love with Friends
and Animals. This session will take place in the form of a Teddy Bears / Dolls Picnic. It will be held at St. Marys
(corner of Grove & Miller, Greenfield Park), on Saturday, May 30th, in the afternoon from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m. In case of
rain, we will go inside. Pre-registering by May 24th would assist us in preparing the activities. A teddy bear or doll as
well as an adult must accompany the child (ren). Contact Christine by email at christine.pastoralagent@yahoo.ca for
more information and or to register your child (ren).
YOU WANT TO DISCOVER WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TOPARTICIPATE IN THE GSM175
A weekend for young adults 18 to 35 during which you will discover the different vocations within the Church today:
baptismal vocation, marriage, consecrated life, permanent diaconate and priesthood. A time to celebrate and share
your faith. Throughout the weekend, there will be a musical festival, witnessing, worship, sharing, visits to newlyfounded religious communities, sacrament of forgiveness, Eucharistic adorationJune 5th, 2015 at 5 pm to June 7th
at 2 pm at Grand Sminaire de Montral, 2065 Sherbrooke st. West, Montral QC H3H 1G6. Please visit our
Website or contact us for further information.
Email : gsm175@gsdm.qc.ca
Web site : www.gsm175.org
Phone : 514-935-1169 # 230
BIBLE CAMP 2015: MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Bible Camp for children in Kindergarten to Grade 7 will be held from Tuesday, July 7th Friday, July 10th, from 9:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. Marys (corner of Miller & Grove) in Greenfield Park. Contributions of $45.00 per child would be
appreciated to help cover the costs that include materials, snacks and lunch on Thursday. Each child will need a prewashed - plain white tee shirt for a craft. Please Register by June 29th. Please E-mail: biblecamp.stmarys@yahoo.ca
for more information.
BIBLE CAMP HELP: The Bible Camp team is looking for youth aged 16 and up and adults to help with this years
camp. Email the above address for more information.

PENTECOST, THE BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH


The Bread of Life Prayer Group of Good Shepherd Parish and The Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer Group of St.
Mary's Parish invite one and all to join in celebrating Pentecost, the Birthday of the Church. Come with expectant
faith and join in Praise & Worship.
Theme: Holy Spirit set our Hearts Afire!
Where: Good Shepherd Parish, 7900 Naples, Brossard
When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Time: 7: 00 to 9:00 pm followed by cutting of B'day Cake
Veni Creator Spiritus! Come Holy Spirit, Mike Sanstoupet & Lorraine Pecus
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL
In response to the Holy Year dedicated to St. Paul (2008-2009), you are invited to a pilgrimage following the path of St.
Paul in Greece. October 18-31, 2015. A pilgrimage is an opportunity for prayer, reflection of scriptures (Pauls letters), a
closer look at the person Paul and the celebration of the Eucharist, reconciliation. For more information contact
Melanie (514) 271-1230, ext. 27, or mel@borealtours.com
LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA
New CDs and Books from Lighthouse Catholic Media will be available at St. Mary's (corner Grove & Miller) in the
Boutique on Sundays until stock lasts. Deepen your understanding and love of the Catholic faith by listening to talks
from great Catholic speakers like Mathew Kelly, Fr. Larry Richards, Jason Evert, Brant Pitre and many others. This is a
wonderful way to feed your soul from the comfort of your home or car for a cost $5.00 per title. They also make
wonderful gifts for First Baptism, Communion / Confirmation, Mothers Day/Father's Day too. Contact Lorraine Pecus
for more titles. 450-445-0372

ANNUAL MAY BAZAAR GOOD SHEPHERD YOUTH GROUP INVITE YOU TO .


The Annual May Bazaar will take place at Good Shepherd Parish (7900 Naples, Brossard) on May 16 (10:00 am - 6:30
pm) and May 17 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm). Donations are welcome. Tables are available for rent if you would like to sell
your own items. For more information, contact Jason (514-941-4306, japalo@msn.com) or Jane (514-296-9912,
jane.parayno@gmail.com). Thanks!
FR. ROBERT BARRONS EUCHARIST SERIES with Alex LaSalle
In preparation for the feast of Corpus Christi (June 7th) the Adult faith Formation program of the Saint John Paul II
Pastoral Unit invites all parishioners to watch EUCHARIST, a three part series in which Fr. Robert Barron sheds some
light on what the Church defines as the source and summit of her life and mission. This activity (viewing, sharing and
adoration) will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on May 25th, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come and invite a
friend!
PILGRIMAGE TO ST-BENOT-DU-LAC ON JUNE 6TH 2015 : REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
All parishioners are invited to partake in a one-day pilgrimage to St-Benot-du-Lac monastery. This experience of faith,
food and fraternity organized by the Adult Faith Formation program of the Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit will be held
on Saturday June 6th. We will depart from St. Francis of Assisi Parish on a bus for 56 places at 8:30 am and will
return to the same church at 6:00 pm. This fun, relaxing and prayerful day will give you the opportunity to celebrate
mass with the monks (in French), taste their cheese and cider, and learn a little bit more about their way of life (in
English). COST: 30$ per person (includes bus transportation and some other fees (details on our website)). LUNCH
TIME: Each pilgrim should bring his/her lunch.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: visit our website
http://johnpaul2.weebly.com/ OR EMAIL ALEX LASALLE AT : affjp2@gmail.com. TO REGISTER, GO TO:
http://johnpaul2.weebly.com/prilgrimage-to-st-benoicirct-du-lac-abbaye-registration.html OR CALL DONNA at GOOD
SHEPHERD PARISH Office Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm (450-676-7577).
10TH ANNIVERSARY T IN THE PARK' BRITISH AFTERNOON TEA
The 2015 T in the Park which will be held on June 6th, 2015 . Doors open at 12:30 PM, come celebrate with us and just
maybe, it will be your turn to win one of our much sought after prizes. Enjoy the Master of Ceremonies and the local
entertainment. Shop at our bake table, splurge on our raffle and don't forget to take a moment or two to reflect on
whom you are saying a prayer for or remembering quietly in your heart. Your tea/coffee, sandwiches, scones with jam
& cream and scrumptious desserts will be served in/on fine china and water, juice will be available. Prizes with be
given for the best child hats and the best adult hats. Adults $10, Children 5 and over $5, Children under 5 are free.
Thank you. St. Mary's Church Hall (entrance by Miller and Sexton, Greenfield Park)
Ticket(s) Liz Bradshaw (450) 923-4879 or Ticket(s) Edward Toy (514) 886 5821 or Email: tickets@tinthepark.ca
Website: http://www.tinthepark.ca/

A WORLD OF JUSTICE AND CHARITY? ECUMENICAL BREAKFAST TALK


The Diocesan Commission for Christian Unity (DCCU) has the pleasure to invite you to its annual Breakfast Talk.
When? Saturday June 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Where? St-Francis-of-Assisi Church hall, 844 Notre-Dame, Saint-Lambert
Theme? A World of Justice and Charity?
I feel the desire to share with you a hope, that the sense of responsibility may little by little overcome corruption in
every part of the world (Pope Francis). As Baptized, we can reflect together on the ways that corruption destroys the
Christian ideal of a just and charitable society, and on the ways we can overcome this obstacle. How do we play a part
in building a society where individual interests do not harm the good of the many? Guest Speaker: Nol Simard,
Bishop of the Diocese of Valleyfield and contributing writer to Awaiting the Charbonneau Commission Report: A
Reflection on Corruption produced by the Assemble des vques Catholiques du Qubec* Bilingual presentation.
Coffee, tea, juice, muffins, and croissants will be served. Suggested donation: $7. (or more if you like!) Please
register with Jose Lefebvre: 450 679-1100 or 514 990-9412, extension 292. By email: josee.lefebvre@dsjl.org
We look forward to welcoming you! Dominique Marucchi-Foino, Diocesan Delegate for Ecumenism *This
document is available online at: http://www.eveques.qc.ca/documents/2015/Areflectiononcorruption.pdf
BREAD OF LIFE : RETREAT 2015
Come and discover your charism through the gift of the Holy Spirit with Fr. J. Gregoire. The retreat will be held at St.
Marys Church hall (corner Grove & Miller, Greenfield Park) on Friday, June 26th, Saturday, June 27th and Sunday,
June 28th . Tickets are $20.00. For further details and to reserve your ticket, please contact (after 6:00 pm) Mike at
450-443-5765; Clarel & Corine at 450-907-7171 or Sharon at 450-907-4408.
Coming this summer to a parish near you a new Book Club as part of the Adult Faith Education program
with Alex LaSalle in the Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit. Stay tuned for more information.
Be sure to visit our website for weekly updates at http://www.johnpaul2.weebly.com
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
HOLY CROSS PARISH - The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on the first Tuesday of each month
following the rosary which starts at 7:30 pm. For anyone joining for the adoration, it generally starts around 8:oo
pm and it lasts 30 minutes. Holy Cross Parish is located at 765, Pierre Pich Street, in Boucherville.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH - On the first Thursday of the month, right after the 9:00 am mass, the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed for about 45 minutes and the Blessed Sacrament is also exposed for silent adoration on the
last Saturday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (until May 30) with Alex LaSalle. St. Francis of Assisi Parish is
located at 844 Notre Dame Street, in St. Lambert.
ST. MARY'S PARISH - Each Saturday morning, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
Also, on the first Friday of the month, mass is celebrated at 9:30 am. After mass up until 4:00 pm, St. Mary's Parish
gives to all the faithful the opportunity to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. St. Mary's Parish is located
at 125 Grove Street, in Greenfield Park.
LA MAISON DE PRIRE NOTRE-DAME - The sisters from the Congregation of Notre-Dame CND open their quiet
and prayerful chapel, in the Maison de prire Notre-Dame, to all the faithful who wish to spend some time in a heart-toheart conversation with Jesus. The chapel is located at 180 De Normandie, Longueuil, and is open every day, from
9:00 am to 9:00 pm. To make sure the chapel is available for prayer, you can call: 450-674-4884.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER MISSION, Kahnawake - Benediction and Adoration on the last Sunday of each month from
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.