SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor 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.”

32 SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
NOVEMBER 8TH 2009
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently, especially James Chapieski. 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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BOOK OF LIFE: NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS wherein we
the pray in a particular way for our Deceased. We have placed the Book of Remembrance with the names of those Deceased in our parish over the last year in the church. We also invite inscribe you to inscribe those whom you wish to remember and whom you would like us to pray for during the Month of the Holy Souls. CHRISTMAS GIVING! This year St. F.X. is supporting two worthy charities during the
Christmas season. The first one – Chalice – is a Canadian-based Catholic programme providing aid in 15 countries worldwide. Please browse the catalogue made available this weekend and consider adding a Third World child or family to your Christmas gift list. Gifts can range from a $5 “Most Needed” donation, a $10 Malaria net or $15 for Chicks and Ducklings all the way up to $15,000 for Construction of a new school! It’s the act of giving- and not the amount – that is most important. To help get the whole family involved, next week we will distribute special containers to take home for collecting spare change. We encourage you to return your completed order forms and/ or tins to the church during the weeks leading up to Christmas. We also plan to set up a tree in the front entrance, with a selection of appropriate ornaments – animals, health supplies, etc. Anyone who brings in a donation may put an ornament on the tree. Let’s load that tree with ornaments as a shining example of the generosity of our parishioners! For those of you who like to shop, we are also collecting Shoeboxes for the Shepherds of Good Hope, for distribution to the homeless. Both male and female boxes are needed. Suggested contents include: deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, small bottles of shampoo, hand cream, or cologne, tooth paste and tooth brushes, combs and hair brushes, barrettes or elastics, gloves, mitts, toques, socks or underwear. Boxes should be unwrapped and secured with elastic, and can be dropped off at the church until December 13th. We will also happily accept donations of money to purchase items in bulk for this project. If you need more information on either of these endeavours, please feel free to call Jane Donnelly (613-432-2241), Nancy Saumure (613-433-7309) or Yvonne Sklepowicz (613-432-6725).

ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL

COFFEE HOUSE
* * * * Thursday, November 12 at St. Joseph's High School Coffee and snacks at 6:30. Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. An entry fee of $5 gets you a bottomless cup of tea or coffee, two hours of great entertainment from the students and staff of St. Joseph's.
THANK YOU: We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Rose Bresee for the loving care she gave to the planters at the cemetery over the spring and summer. Please know that the time and effort you put into this project was appreciated by many.

Lest we forget

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON TUE WED THU Nov. 9 7:00 p.m. Nov. 10 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 4:15 p.m. Nov. 12 10:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. FRI Nov. 13 8:00 a.m. SAT Nov. 14 5:00 p.m. SUN Nov. 15 10:30 a.m. Randy, Mark, Murray & Dad McNulty – Mom & Family Marie McArthur – Jack & Nancy Gorra Stanley Deacon – Greg & Joanne Toner Thomas J. Murphy – Bernard Hanniman Mom, Dad, Ev & Tom Morglan – Lois & Family Alma Benish – Stanley Benish & Family Terry Mulvihill – Colleen, Marilyn & Keith Frances Taylor – Mom & Family Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx

LITURGICAL ROLES 33 Sunday in Ordinary Time NOVEMBER 14th/NOVEMBER 15th, 2009
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SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – I. Connors; C. Black MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – M. & V. Proulx; D. & C. Sulpher MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – L. Kingsbury; K. Black; D. Mantil D. Mooney; H. Robinson SERVERS – M. Brumm; C. Holley; K. Slight CANTOR: C. Slight

SUNDAY OFFERING:
November 1st: $4,972.65
$4,151.65 (233 envelopes) + $821.00 (18 EFT postings)

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m.
MINISTER S OF THE WORD – N. Saumure; J. Valliquette MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – B. & E. Keon; Y. Kohl; R. Laxton EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – D. & M. McIntyre; T. McIntyre; A. M. Millar; S. O’Neill SERVERS – S. Rowat; A. & D. Limlaw CANTOR – J. Mathieu

The St. Francis Xavier CWL News:

THIS WEEK AT S.F.X.: *Wed. Bereavement Group 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

♦ REGULAR monthly meeting will be held on (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #1) Tuesday, November 10th at 7 p.m. commencing * Thurs. 1st Reconciliation Prep. with a memorial service for the deceased members (Church) of our council. Hope to have a nice turnout. ♦ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – Renfrew Council 1916 will be holding a Dinner meeting on Monday, November 9th in the Knights of Columbus Hall. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the General meeting at 7:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

SUNDAY MISSALS: for 2009/2010 are now available at the church entrances. Price: $4. We encourage you to write your name on the inside cover so that if left in the church it is easier for us to return it to you.

WORKSHOP: CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER
November 24 & 25 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.’

FAMILY FUN DAY – at the Algonquin Museum Marguerite Centre, Pembroke (Manido Chiman), Golden Lake; Sat, Nov. 21st, Cost: $150 / person Advance Registration Required $150 Algonquin 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Come, learn local Algonquin Please call Tracy at 613-732-7884 for details or to register. 613-732histories. For details, please see poster.

SPEAK OUT… For Children’s Rights
The Children’s Rights Action Network in association with the Child Poverty Action Network presents a one-day forum:

S T. F R A N C I S X AV I E R PA R ISH
Tea & talent sale

“T’IS THE SEASON”

Saturday, November 14th
S.F.X. Hall 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tea Room Admission: $5 Donations gratefully accepted: crafts, squares (for the Tea Room), jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods, candies, books, small items suitable for stocking stuffers and monetary donations. Donations will be received on Fri., Nov. 13th from 4 – 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 14th from 9 – 11:30 a.m. For info please call

Saturday, November 21st 1 – 4 p.m. Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church
Speaker: Kathy Vandergrift
(Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children)
See posters

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: have religious “Keep Christ in Christmas” cards for sale. Please call Brian Long 4320887 for more details and info.

“CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY” - Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at Braeside United Church. An evening of inspirational carols, audience sing-a-long and hilarious skits to welcome in the Christmas season. Tickets: $12 and include door prizes and Christmas goodies. For more info and tickets, please call Gail Anderson at 613-623-2758 or the church office at 613-623-3201.

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