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Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor Sr. Sheila Whelan GSIC Deacon Don Smith 331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6 Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
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“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”

We are beginning our preparations for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmaconfirmation. Parents and candidates should now be registered for our annual time of catechesis. I express gratitude to our parish catechists and to the parents who have committed themselves to this invitation from God to catechists open themselves to the graces of His spirit. Let us keep all these parishioners in prayer. A reminder to all spirit. involved that we are meeting in the Parish Hall next Sunday, April 5th at 9:00 a.m.


† LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE – Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Please note the Celebration being held on Wednesday this week at Our Lady of Fatima at 2:00 p.m. We have recently had a celebration during the Parish Mission. There will not be one held here this week. The Sacrament may be celebrated before any Mass until Easter. We will also host time on Easter Saturday afternoon.
“CULTIVATING THE SEEDS OF FAITH”: An Adult Faith Formation Program:

The final session in the series is this Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. 8:30 Hall, Eganville. Presenter: Father Peter Proulx; Topic: The Mass.

at St. James the Less Parish

CHRISM MASS AS PILGRIMAGE: We often speak of Lent as a journey, a pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage is an ancient sign of penance and an act of faith and hope. Whether you go to Rome or Lourdes or Jerusalem, or simply to a local shrine or to your cathedral church, a pilgrimage is a simple and powerful way to pray during the Lenten season. The Chrism Mass is an annual liturgy celebrated by our Bishop, assisted by all of the priests of the Diocese, during which he blesses the sacramental oil used throughout the Diocese for the liturgical year. The Bishop invites the faithful of the entire Diocese to celebrate with him in our cathedral for this occasion. This year, the Chrism Mass will at 7:00 p.m. on April 7th. This is a wonderful occasion for us to make a pilgrimage to our Cathedral with family and/or friends to experience the grace of this beautiful celebration. PASSION SUNDAY (PALM SUNDAY) LITURGY: Please note that
we will again gather in the Parish Hall to begin Mass next Saturday and Sunday. We will process to the church at the appropriate time. Please join us at the hall to begin our celebration next weekend.

S T. F R A N C I S X AV I E R PA R I S H L O T T E RY 2 0 0 9
Tickets are available TODAY at the entrances to the church. If you can help the parish again this year by taking tickets for yourself, or to sell to family and friends it will go a long way toward reaching our goal of a sellout of all 2500 books. Thank you for your support in previous years! This major fundraiser contributes to the on-going maintenance and upgrading of our Parish.

~ Ken Harris 432-3961

Diane Dillon 432-3443

Richard Laxton 432-3861 ~

PLEASE NOTE: Sr. Sheila will be on retreat from Friday, March 26th until Friday, April 3rd. We ask you to keep her in your prayers at this time and may God bless her with a renewed spirit of joy in her ministry.

Some controversy has arisen over a project funded by Development and Peace. Bishop Mulhall is working with others in investigating allegations. He assures us that any monies collected will not be used in inappropriate support. We are encouraged to proceed as we do with our collections and monies will be forwarded appropriately once the matter is clarified

Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON Mar. 30 12:10 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TUE Mar. 31 9:30 a.m. WED Apr. 01 4:15 p.m. THU Apr. 02 10:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. FRI Apr. 03 8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon SAT Apr. 04 5:00 p.m. SUN Apr. 05 10:30 a.m. WAY OF THE CROSS Alex Visneskie – Ed & Sylvia Visneskie Veronica Rowan – Mrs. Isabel Reitz Keith Brazeau – Tim & Bob Bonnechere Manor: Jock Castonguay – M/M Brian Fillator & Family Kathleen Reid – Louella Quinn & Family Dan Scully – Ron & Marilyn Leclaire HOLY HOUR Thomas Mulvihill – Lola & Family Peter & Annie Lorbetskie – Mary Visutskie Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died, especially Alex Visneskie, Darlene Belanger, Evelyn Morglan, Albert Stubinski and Ron Doucette 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. May your struggle be consoled by Christ’s love“.

Palm Sunday April 4th/5th SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – J. Lemay; J. Freemark MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – D. & C. Black; D. Ballard; S. McCanna MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – D. Lennox; J. Lynch; L. Prince; H. Robinson; E. Coulas SERVERS – K. Dowdall; A. & K. Hall; M. Brumm SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – S.T.A. Student; A. Lafont MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – S.T.A. Students EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – B. & D. O’Connor; M. L. Rowat; D. Yemen; N. Smith SERVERS – M. Joly; S. Lafont; M. Froats; E. Humphrey CHILDREN’S LITURGY: School Leadership

C.W.L. MEMBERS: are asked to pick up their
membership cards at the front entrance of the church this weekend.

FATHER BRADY McNAMARA: A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Fr. Brady McNamara’s ordination will be held on Sunday, April 19th. A LITURGICAL ROLES FOR TRIDUUM & reception will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. in Our Lady EASTER: it would be MOST HELPFUL if of Fatima Church Hall. Everyone welcome.
those involved in ministries would contact Anne Smith (613-646-2250), evenings/ THIS WEEK AT S.F.X.: weekends or to *Mon. Bereavement Grp. (Mtg. Rm #1) 7:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. inform if they are available to assist at the *Sun. Confirmation Preparation (Small Hall) Triddum & Easter liturgies.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: to all couples of the Parish who celebrated a Wedding Anniversary during March. We remember you and your intentions at the 10:30 a.m. Mass this weekend. May God Bless You All. Among those who celebrated are:

SUNDAY OFFERING: $3,819.01 $3,664.01 [ 228 postings] + $155.00 [9 EFT postings]).

* Ed & Gail Boose


* Murray & June Smaggus (47)

“REFLECTIONS FOR LENT“: Monday, April 6th and Tuesday, April 7th at 9 p.m. and repeated at 11 p.m. on VISIONTV “Reflections for Lent” Parts 1 & 2; the National Catholic Mission for 2009. Host: Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher.

COOKERY CLASSES: Mary Liz Burnett has kindly agreed to facilitate a class on Asian cooking
handscutThursday evening April 2nd. It will be a hands-on so you will need to provide a chef’s knife and a cutting board. There will be a minimum of 8 participants but a maximum of 10. Cost: $60 (taxes incl.) 432per person. All interested persons may contact Nancy Connors @ 432-3207.
CHRISM MASS CHOIR: All singers are invited to sing at the Chrism Mass on April 7th at the Cathedral in Pembroke. Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral in Pembroke in the choir loft. Hymn books provided. Please call Leo at 819-689-1189 if you plan to attend.

WORLD YOUTH DAY, PALM SUNDAY (Sunday April 4, 2009): Palm Sunday is recognized as internationally as the World Day of Youth. Bishop Mulhall invites everyone to join in the celebration launch at St. Columbkille Cathedral which will launch the annual WYD theme chosen by the Holy Father, catechesis, “We have set our hope on the living God” (1Tm 4:10). 5:30 p.m. – music, catechesis, Q&A, sharing. 7:15 p.m. – Procession and Mass with extended vigil until 10 p.m. Refreshments. All welcome. Info (613)732FLYMO (613)732-7933 ext. 208.

♪EASTER CHOIR♪…..Next practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th at 3:00 p.m.