SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

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
E mail: sfx.parish@on.aibn.com Web Site: www.sfxrenfrew.blogspot.com

“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”

19 SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
AUGUST 9TH 2009
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently especially Stanley Deacon, Kim Shalla-Vaile and Mark Gannon. 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“.

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SISTER SHEILA WHELAN
ister Sheila is currently on holidays. Upon her return she begins a new appointment as a member of the Leadership Team for her community, the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. On the weekend of September 12 th and 13 th we will have an opportunity to prayerfully and socially express our gratitude to her for almost eight years of ministry here at St. Francis Xavier. Now we begin to assess the future needs of our parish. As such, we can explore the possibilities of how to best meet our desire to reflect well the ministry of our community.

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ur parish wishes to express gratitude to Evelyn Morglan for an estate bequest lifeto St. Francis Xavier Parish. Her life - long support of our parish through her pres generosity. pres ence is now continued through this act of generosity . Stone Fence Theatre presents
BISHOP’S LETTER: Copies of Bishop Mulhall’s letter regarding the upcoming mediation process with the victims of Msgr. Bernard Prince are available at the doors of the church, on the Diocesan website or at the Parish office. Let us prayerfully remember all who are struggling because of these events.

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COUNTRY SPARKIN’ AT SUNNYDALE ACRES
Thursday, October 8, 2009 St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, Plaunt St. S., Renfrew
Dinner Theatre: 6:00 p.m.

Tickets available at: St. Francis Xavier Parish Office 613-432-5825 Admission: $40.00 Aikenhead Pharmacy Breen’s Insurance Bell Tower Fundraiser Ray’s Flowers

PARISH SUPPERS
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St. Andrew’s, Killaloe, Aug 9th N.B.: CANCELLED – O.L. of Mt. Carmel, LaPasse, Aug 9th O.L. of Grace, Westmeath, Aug. 16th Most Precious Blood, Calabogie, Aug. 23rd O.L. of Angels, Brudenell, Aug. 30th St. Ignatius Parish, Maynooth, Sept. 6th O.L. of Mercy, Bancroft, Sept. 13th See posters

PLEASE NOTE: Father Proulx will be away at Diocesan meetings from Sunday evening until Wednesday evening of this week. He can be reached through Mrs. Scott’s office if it is urgent. Please refer carefully to the back of the bulletin for Mass times.

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON TUE WED THU Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 10:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. FRI Aug 14 8:00 a.m. SAT Aug 15 5:00 p.m. SUN Aug 16 10:30 a.m. NO PARISH LITURGY NO PARISH LITURGY NO PARISH LITURGY Bonnechere Manor: Gerald Jolicoeur – Marty Enright Stanley Deacon – Ken & Leona Barr Special Intention – Elaine Turner Alaric Humphry – Marjorie Humphry & Family Amelia Yantha – Pat & Audrey Yoskolskie M/M Henry Lumchick & John, James, Margaret & Gertrude - Thomas Lumchick Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx

LITURGICAL ROLES 20 Sunday in Ordinary Time AUG 15th/16th, 2009
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SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – J. Lemay; M. Maloney MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – L. & G. Curry; R. Laxton; J. Mahusky MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – D. & L. Coyne; G. Curry; D. Mooney; H. Robinson SERVERS – H. & M. O’Neill; T. Sul

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m.
MINISTER S OF THE WORD – T. Keller; M. Timm MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – V. & A. Dumoulin; Y. Kohl; R. Laxton EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – M. Campbell; T. Fiebig; A. M. Millar; D. & B. O’Connor SERVERS – B. & H. & M. Mahusky; J. Mahusky

SUNDAY OFFERING LAST WEEKEND: $4,587.94

TH STILLPOINT HOUSE OF PRAYER CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Friends and former guests of Stillpoint, please join us on Saturday, August 29 from 2 – 6 p.m. at 3031 Calabogie Road, Springtown, ON. Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving at 3:00 p.m followed by refreshments. Live entertainment and open mike opportunities to share testimonies/stories related to your experiences at th Stillpoint. RSVP by Friday, August 14th by e-mail stillpointHP@aol.com or by phone 613-432-2791 We are celebrating rain or shine! Bring your lawn chair!

Stillpoint House of Prayer is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Pembroke.
> S.F.X. C.W.L. has received an open invitation to this celebration. If any member is interested in attending, please phone Lore Coyne (613) 433-9298 no later that August 13th.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
All couples preparing for Marriage are required to participate in a Marriage Course. Beginning this fall, a new course will be offered for engaged couples planning to be married in the Diocese of Pembroke. Couples may participate in any one of the sessions. The new format is of a Friday evening and two full Saturdays approximately 2-3 weeks apart. The following are the dates and locations of the Marriage Prep Course. Session #1 Pembroke Oct. 16, 17 & Nov. 7 Our Lady of Lourdes Session #2 Renfrew March 5, 6 & 27 St. Francis Xavier Session #3 Barry’s Bay April 9, 10 & 24 St. Lawrence O’Toole Session #4 Pembroke April 16, 17 & May 1 Our Lady of Lourdes The Preparation fee is $100.00 per couple and forms may be picked up at the Parish office.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CEMETERY
St. Francis Xavier Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Parish are planning a Celebration of New Life at the cemetery on Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The celebration will be inclusive of all family members who have die d and in a died special way, of all who have died in the last year. We will contact a member of each family to arrange for representation and someone to receive and place flowers for representation these loved ones.

“Lord, for your faithful people, life has changed, not ended.” ended.”