HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

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to all couples of the Parish who celebrate a Wedding Anniversary during November. We remember you and your intentions at the 10:30 a.m. Mass this weekend. May God Bless You All. Among those celebrating are: Marcel & Virginia Proulx Gary & Lois Murphy Don & Lore Coyne Gerry & Cecilia Kusluski Peter & Gail Hunt Richard & Cindy Russell Mark & Shauna Lemenchick Tom & Pat Rousselle LOVE ONE ANOTHER (59) (56) (52) (51) (49) (36) (35) (35)

BAPTISMS: We welcome to the Chris an Community the child bap zed at S.F.X. last Sunday. As the Parents and Sponsors made a commitment to share with this child our Catholic faith, we as a faith community offer our ongoing support to:

S.F.X. CWL ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION: Tuesday, December 11th at Stillpoint House, Springtown. Dinner - 5:00 p.m. Registration is limited to 15 attendees. To register call Carol Sulpher at 613- 432-5060.

BONNECHERE MANOR AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE: Thurs., Nov. 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Bonnechere Manor Rotary Hall. Come join us and have a great shopping experience with the residents.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: have religious “Keep Christ in Christmas” cards for sale. Please call Brian at 432-0887 or Don at 433-9298. SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS KETTLES VOLUNTEERS: needed at Walmart. A couple of hours greatly appreciated. Students may use donated hours towards community service. Call 613-432-7721.
RENFREW SENIORS’ HOME SUPPORT: Christmas Luncheon, hot turkey dinner on Thur., Dec.13th - 12 noon at the Wing. Music supplied by Barry Martin & Country Favourites. Tickets: $12:00 - please purchase before December 7 th at Aikenhead’s Drug Store and the Home Support Office 613-432-7691.

TATUM THOMAS PLOUFFE, son of Dan & Stacia

CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN CHINCHA ALTA, PERU: Sr. Pauline Coulterman of the Sisters of St. Joseph, invites anyone interested to be part of her Christmas Campaign in aid of their Peruvian Mission. Donation forms are at the church entrances.

CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH

S.F.X CWL LENDING LIBRARY
In conjunction with Pope Benedict’s decree making 2012-2013 a “Year of Faith” in the Catholic Church, our parish CWL is undertaking a special project. It plans to establish a lending library in a vacant room of the rectory, whereby parishioners may access books, CD’s, DVD’s etc. which might nurture one’s faith development, increase one’s knowledge of Church teachings, or simply enrich one’s spirituality in daily living. The CWL has budgeted a limited amount of money for the purchase of appropriate resources, but it is also reaching out to parishioners who may have spiritually based resources in their homes that they have read or listened to, and are no longer using. If you have any books, CD’s or DVD’s that you are willing to donate to this worthy cause, please drop them in the basket so designated at the main doors of the church. Please put your name on the resource so that proper acknowledgment can be made. All donated items will be screened for conformity with Church teachings. Stay tuned for our next update regarding the opening of this new venture.

CONFESSIONS December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. December 18th— 6:30—7:30 p.m. December 24th— 1:00—2:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE – Mon., December 24th 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass CHRISTMAS DAY –Tues., December 25th 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass NEW YEAR’S EVE - Mon., December 31st Mary the Mother of God – 5:00 p.m. NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tues., January 1st Mary the Mother of God – 10:30 a.m.

CONFESSIONS Every Wednesday during Advent 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. December 24th— 11:00a.m.—12 noon CHRISTMAS EVE – Mon., December 24th 5:00 p.m. – Family Mass 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass CHRISTMAS DAY - Tues., December 25th 9:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Mass NEW YEAR’S EVE - Mon., December 31st Mary the Mother of God – 4:30 p.m. NEW YEAR’S DAY – Tues., January 1st Mary the Mother of God – 9:00 a.m.

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
MON TUE WED THUR Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. NO PARISH LITURGY Terry Mulvihill - Colleen, Marilyn & Keith Sheila Gallagher - Lawrence & David Joseph & Melissa Beaudry - Bonnie BONNECHERE MANOR: Thomas & Margaret Lumchick - The Estate Deceased Family Members - Angela McAdam Hubert Agnel - Lois & Family Ambrose Adamchick - Wilma & Family Frank & Agnes Blimkie - Annette & Bernard Intentions of the Parishioners - Father Brennan LITURGICAL ROLES 1 Sunday of Advent— December 2nd, 2012
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SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH
Fr. Kerry Brennan, Pastor Deacon Don Smith sfxpastor@bellnet.ca 331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6 Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
E mail: sfx.parish@on.aibn.com Web Site: http://sfxrenfrew.wordpress.com/

“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”
SUNDAY EUCHARIST Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
PARISH COUNCIL CHAIR Nancy Connors CEMETERY BOARD CHAIR Mike Coulas C.W.L. PRESIDENT Joan Lemay

FRI SAT SUN

Nov. 30 Dec. 1 Dec. 2

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
FINANCE COUNCIL CHAIR Steve Dregas CEMETERY CONTACT Colleen Dicker 613-432-5825 x3 K OF C GRAND KNIGHT Dean Black

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SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – P. Dowdall; C. Walters MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY –R. & L. Wojcik; M. Benne ; A. Hoare MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – J. & R. Brydges; D. Mantil; S. Dregas; L. Neville SERVERS – K. & C. & K. Dowdall CANTOR - T.B.A. *Mon., Nov. 26 *Tues., Nov. 27 *Wed., Nov. 28

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – S.T.A. Student; B.Chapman MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – S.T.A. Students EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – D. Yantha; S. O’Neil; A. M. Millar; M. Charbonneau; T. Fiebig SERVERS– S. & J. McNulty; L. & H. Curry CANTOR– T.B.A. CHILDREN'S LITURGY - School Leadership 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

F E AS T OF CH RI S T T H E K ING N O V E M B E R 2 5 T H , 20 12
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently, especially Catherine Gallagher. PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN: Let us raise up in prayer those who seek God’s healing love, those at the hospital, hospice and at home especially Audrey Hawley, Sara O’Neill, Fr. Ken O’Brien, Garry Latendresse, John Albert, John Nadobny and Joan Prince.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT S.F.X. Bereavement Group Meeting Rm. #1 Finance & Property Meeting Rm. #2 Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting Rm. #1

RENFREW PARKS & RECREATION UPCOMING PROGRAMS:  Christmas Activities—Spend the day making Christmas cards, craft and playing games. All ages welcome. Saturday, Dec. 1 st —sign up today. OUR LADY OF SEAT OF WISDOM ACADEMY SCHOLA CHOIR: under the direction of Maestro Uwe Liefländer, will perform a selection of Advent and Christmas hymns on Sunday, December 9th at 3 p.m. at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Barry’s Bay. Admission by free-will offering. Proceeds to go toward the Academy’s annual fund drive. ANNUAL SPRING 2013 PILGRIMAGE TO MEDUGORJE: Accompanied by Father Grant Neville—May 13 to May 22, 2013. Price: $2,290.00. For additional info contact Patricia Duggan 613-756-2655; email: dugganpatricia@aol.com.

READERS OF THE WORD WORKBOOK: Advent begins December 2nd. We have a new resource for Readers of the Word. It is a workbook containing the weekly Sunday readings with commentaries and suggestions for proclaiming God’s Word. This book will be left in the sacristy. I would suggest that readers come 10 minutes early to use this valuable resource.

2012 SUNDAY CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: Will soon be ready. Please contact the office if you do not currently have envelopes and would like some. You may consider opting for the Automatic Debit Service. As a cost-cutting practice, those enrolled in the Automatic Debit will not be issued envelopes.

SUNDAY OFFERING: November 18, 2012 - 3,880.15$