C.W.L. DONATION: On behalf of the parish, I wish to thank St. Francis Xavier C.W.L. for the donation of $2,500.

00 which was presented to me this past week. This annual donation is greatly appreciated as is all the hard work that the women do to raise this and other monies which the C.W.L. donates to a number of worthy organizations and undertakings. Some of the funds this year were used to purchase chair caddies which will be of great benefit to our caretaker, John Laviolette, who must constantly set up and take down seating in the parish hall. May God bless our C.W.L. members and the work they do in fulfilling their mission statement as "a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God".

The St. Francis Xavier CWL News:
♦ POTLUCK CHRISTMAS PARTY: Monday, December 3 rd at 6 p.m. in Our Lady of Fatima parish hall. Come and join our sisters in the League for an evening of Faith, Fun and Fulfillment. DIOCESAN DAY OF REFLECTION: Saturday, December 8th, at St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish Hall, Barry's Bay from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend, please contact Joan 432 9161. ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION: Tuesday, December 11 th at Stillpoint House, Springtown. Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Registration is limited to 15 attendees. To register contact Carol Sulpher at 613-432-5060 2013 CWL MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE: $20.00. If you do not have Sunday offering envelopes, there are CWL Membership envelopes at the church entrances, or just complete your name, address and phone number and deposit it with your payment in the collection basket or the church office in an

CHRISTMAS GIVING AND RECEIVING: Each year we receive requests at this time to assist the needs of families and individuals who experience hardship during this season. Our Parish must recognize our responsibility to act in charity. To do so we rely on your assistance as well. Your kind donations to the Care Fund through gift cards and monetary gifts are used to outreach these requests. Please consider assisting the needs of the community by donating to the Parish Care Fund clearly marked on your donation envelope. 2013 SUNDAY CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: Are ready and may be picked up from the main foyer. Please call the office if you do not currently have envelopes and would like some. You may consider the Automatic Debit Service. Those enrolled in the Automatic Debit will not be issued envelopes . THE RENFREW AND DISTRICT MINISTERIAL: "Advent Walk" on Dec. 2nd. Begins at Trinity St. Andrew's Church at 5:30 p.m. then continues to St. Francis Xavier, St. Paul's Anglican and the Salvation Army concluding there at 6:30 p.m. At each stop we will sing, pray and hear scripture. All who wish may attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lowe Square at 7 p.m.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: have religious “Keep Christ in Christmas” cards for sale. Please call Brian at 432-0887 or Don at 433-9298.

RENFREW CHILDREN/YOUTH CHORUS: presents "It's Christmas" o n S u n d a y D e c em b er 9 th a t 2 : 3 0 p .m . a t O u r L a d y o f Fatima School.
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 by Barry Martin & Country Favourites. Tickets: $12:00 - please purchase before Dec. 7th at Aikenhead’s Drug Store and the Home Support Office 613-432-7691. BAPTISMS: We welcome to the Chris an Community the children bap zed at St. Francis Xavier Parish last Sunday. As the Parents and Sponsors made a commitment to share with these children our Catholic faith, we as a faith community offer our ongoing support to:  ANTHONY MICHAEL EMON - BRYDGES, son of David & Tiffany  MADISON LEIGH EMON - BRYDGES, son of David & Tiffany

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.

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
MON TUE WED THUR Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 12 Noon 5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. NO PARISH LITURGY Micheline Villeneuve - Lori Brown & Debbie Lee Catherine Gallagher - Mrs. Norma Bennett & Family Robert Finner - Nora & Don Headley BONNECHERE MANOR: Larry Ritz - Gerald & Audrey Cybulski Sandra Shannon - Mona Mahusky HOLY HOUR Sanctity of Life - S.F.X. C.W.L. Alice Lee - Her Family Leonard Blimkie - Annette & Bernard Intentions of the Parishioners - Father Brennan LITURGICAL ROLES 2nd Sunday of Advent— December 9th, 2012

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

Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 9

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 – N. Saumure; J. Freemark MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY –D. Ballard; D. McDonald; J. Skebo; J. Mahusky MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – R. & N. Connors; D. Mooney; C. Sulpher; K. Coulas SERVERS – L. Zohr; E. Saumure CANTOR - T.B.A.

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – D. Fleury; J. Perry MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – V. & A. Dumoulin; M. & V. Proulx EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – K. & T. Mann; P. Perry; B & D. O’Connor SERVERS– S. & N. Lesk; S. Perry CANTOR– J. Belanger CHILDREN'S LITURGY - K. Maxwell; C. Penney

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PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died, especially Genny Rouble. 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.

*Mon., Dec. 3 *Thurs., Dec. 6

UPCOMING EVENTS AT S.F.X. Bereavement Group Mtg. Rm. #1 st 1 Reconciliation "Show & Tell" Church

7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Sydney Perry, winner of the Altar Server draw for November.
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.

SATURDAY EVENING MASS: After consulting with the PPC and last weekend’s informal survey it has been determined that beginning Saturday, January 5, 2013, Saturday Mass will begin at 4:30 p.m. We are aware that the time change will impact unfavourably on a few parishioners however, we are very fortunate in this community to also have the availability of 7:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday evening at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

ADVENT PAMPHLETS: There are Advent-themed pamphlets to assist you in your spiritual preparation for Christmas. This weekend "The Adverbs of Advent", a booklet of daily devotions for children and families may be found at the church entrances.

SUNDAY OFFERING: November 25, 2012 - 3,510.00$

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