CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS ST.

FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH

CONFESSIONS December 15th & 22nd 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. December 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

CHURCH DOORS: During the winter season, after daily Mass the front church doors will be locked but the handicapped entrance at the side will be open all day. This is to address the issue of the main doors not closing properly and allowing cold air into the building.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 1916 RENFREW will be serving the free-Community Friendship Dinners again this CHRISTMAS DAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free delivery of meals, free take-out, and for those who wish to join us at the hall, free transportation to and from your residence. Please call Brian at 432-0887 or Don at 433-9298 for dinner requests. On CHRISTMAS DAY call 613-432-6121.

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.

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. ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT Thursday, Dec. 20th at St. Joseph's High School. Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. Free Admission/Goodwill offering at the door Arts & Craft Show in the lobby. Proceeds to support the Dominican Republic.

RECONCILIATION: Please note that there will be three priests available to celebrate Reconciliation here on Tuesday, December 18 th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE: at 4:50 p.m. on Christmas Eve there will be a special Children’s Activity prior to the 5:00 p.m. Mass .
SEMINARIANS: Please keep in prayer the following seminarians from the Diocese: st  Justin Bertrand, Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, 1 Theology, St. Augustine’s, Toronto st  Anthony Burchat, Round Lake, 1 Theology, St. Augustine’s, Toronto nd  Peter Do, Deep River, 2 Theology, North American College, Rome st  Stephen Helferty, Douglas, 1 Theology, St. Augustine’s, Toronto st  Michael Lund, 1 Theology, North American College, Rome rd  Scott Murray, 3 , Killaloe, Theology, North American College, Rome rd  Michael Weitl, 3 Theology, Madonna House, North American College, Rome

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SUNDAY OFFERING: December 9, 2012 $4,174.97 Thank you for your ongoing support.

2013 SUNDAY MISSALS FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS: We have a few copies of this publication available for $10 each. They are very attractive, well presented publications and would make a lovely Christmas gift for a young person. Please contact the office if you wish to view/purchase a missal.

S T . FR A N C I S X A V I E R C E M E T E R Y : i s n o w o f f i c i a l ly c lo s e d f o r t h e s e as o n .

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
MON TUE WED THUR FRI Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 NO PARISH LITURGY 9:30 a.m. Andrew Kelly - Freda & Family 8:00 a.m. Anna McArthur - The Family 8:00 a.m. Annie Rekowski – Her Estate 10:30 a.m. BONNECHERE MANOR: Martin Munhall - Michael Quinn 8:00 a.m. Dec’d Members of the Stubinski & Elliott Families - Ruth Elliott Dec’d Members of the McHugh & Coyne Families - Don & Lore Coyne 5:00 p.m. Arden Hay - Bea & Family Intentions of the Parishioners - Father Brennan 10:30 a.m. Christine Narezny - The Family Frances, Raymond & Alex - Theresa Pieurnek & Family LITURGICAL ROLES 4 Sunday of Advent— December 23 , 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

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

SAT SUN

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SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – J. Lemay; M. Mahusky MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – B. & S. Holley R. Ellio ; I. Power MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – J. & R. Brydges S. Dregas; D. Man l; D. Mooney SERVERS – M. & B. O’Neill CANTOR - L. Mahusky

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – S. Lafont; R. Russell MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – D. & S. Le s; A. Agnew; L. Sammon EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – D. & M. McIntyre; D. Yemen; S. O'Neil; J. O’Connor SERVERS– N. & S. Lesk; E. McIntyre CANTOR– L. Mahusky CHILDREN'S LITURGY - L. Richards 7:30 p.m.

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PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died, especially Evelyn Mackin . 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 Chester Yantha, Ted Kapuschinski, Audrey Hawley, Sara O’Neill, Fr. Ken O’Brien, Garry Latendresse, John Albert, John Nadobny and Joan Prince.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT S.F.X. Bereavement Group Mtg. Rm. #1

Please Note: There will be no Bereavement Group December 24th or December 31st.
P RAYER FO R VO CAT IO NS : Ev ery S un day f ro m 2: 30 to 3: 00 p .m . du r ing th e S eas on Adv en t, a ll ar e inv ited to jo in the S is ter s o f V is ita tion a t S t. Jo s ep h’ s M o th erh ou s e fo r th e r ec ita tio n of th e Ro sa ry (b iling ua lly ) fo r vo ca tion s to th e Relig iou s Lif e.

SATURDAY EVENING MASS: 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.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH MISSION FEBRUARY 18TH - 21ST, 2013
Given by Father Robert Foliot S.J.
Further details later. This is a time for personal and parish renewal.

2013 SUNDAY CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES: Are ready 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.

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