SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor Fr. Ryan Holly, Associate Pastor Deacon Don Smith 331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6 Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
Web Site: http://sfxrenfrew.wordpress.com/ E mail: sfx.parish@on.aibn.com

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

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 18TH, 2011
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently. 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 Joan Prince. May your struggle be consoled by Christ’s love“.

CHRISTMAS GIVING AND RECEIVING: Each year we are asked to respond to requests at this time families of year 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 well. used 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 need of the community by donating to the Parish Care Fund clearly marked on your donation envelope. COMMUNION TO THE SICK & SHUT-INS – We express gratitude to those who share in this ministry. An effort is made to greet these people at Christmas and Easter by the pastor. If you know someone who cannot be with us and would appreciate the sacraments please call the parish office. ——————————————————– ON OUR WAY WITH JESUS: On Saturday, December 3rd we celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation with our young people and their parents who are on a year-long experience of coming to know God’s gift to us in the sacraments. As we have come to know God’s love in this special way of forgiving us may you truly feel much blessing as you move on to prepare for the table of Eucharist.

AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC
(instrumental & songs)
presented by LIMITED EDITION and friends here in the Parish hall t h i s S u n d a y , D e c e m b e r 1 8 th a t 7 p . m . A free will offering to the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Peru Refreshments to follow Contact Nancy Bailey at 432-4060

CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH CONFESSIONS - Saturday, December 24th 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24th 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass CHRISTMAS DAY -Sunday, December 25th 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass NEW YEAR’S EVE - Saturday, December 31 Mary the Mother of God – 5:00 p.m. NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1st Mary the Mother of God – 10:30 a.m.
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CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH CONFESSIONS - Saturday, December 24th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24th 5:00 p.m. – Carols with Youth Choir 5:30 p.m. – Family Mass 7:30 p.m. – Carols with Senior Choir 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Mass CHRISTMAS DAY - Sunday, December 25th 9:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Mass NEW YEAR’S EVE - Saturday, December 31st Mary the Mother of God – 7:00 p.m. NEW YEAR’S DAY – Sunday, January 1st Mary the Mother of God – 9:00 a.m.

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
MON Dec. 19 7:00 p.m. TUE Dec. 20 9:30 a.m. WED Dec. 21 4:15 p.m. THUR Dec. 22 10:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. FRI Dec. 23 SAT Dec. 24 SUN 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Dec. 25 10:30 a.m. Anna McArthur – The Family Patricia Preen – Audrey Tibbles Gladys McNulty – Mona Mahusky BONNECHERE MANOR: Edna Bowes – George Doucette Vincent, Joey, Mom & Dad & Deceased Family Member - Ruth Elliott & Family Margaret McHugh & Family Members – Don & Lore Coyne CHRISTMAS EVE MASS CHRISTMAS EVE MASS CHRISTMAS DAY MASS

Sunday offering: Dec. 11th $4,246.40

LITURGICAL ROLES
CHRISTMAS EVE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH
SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – Children; R. Laxton MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – E. Boose; T. Brazeau; B. Kusluski; R. Elliott MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – L. Gallagher; C. Sulpher; L. Armstrong SERVERS – A. Freemark; B. & M. O’Neill; V. Slight CANTOR – J. Slight SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 8:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – Children; M. Mahusky MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – A & W. Wren; J. Skebo; D. McDonald MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – M. Charbonneau; K. Harris; D. Dillon SERVERS – K. & C. & K. Dowdall; L. Zohr CANTOR – L. Mahusky

CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH
SUNDAY MORNING MASS – 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD – T. Keller; J. Valliquette MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – R. & L. Wojcik; M. & V. Proulx EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – A. M. Millar; D. Yemen; D. Yantha SERVERS – A. Wright; N. Wright; S. Brown CANTOR – A. Hermans

ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL 2nd ANNUAL ART SHOW & SALE
December 20th and December 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT S.F.X.:
*Mon. Bereavement Grp (Sm. Hall) 7:30 p.m.

20th Anniversary Free Community Friendship Dinner
The Knights of Columbus Council 1916 Renfrew will Friendship be serving free Community Friendship dinners again this CHRISTMAS DAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free delivdelivery of meals, free take out, and for those who wish to join us at the hall, free transportation to and from your Please 432residence. Please contact Brian at 432-0887 or Don at 433433-9298 for dinner requests. On CHRISTMAS DAY call 613-432-6121. 613-432-

OUR DOORS ARE OPEN TO ALL ON THE

“LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR”
An Ecumenical Service for those who are finding the Christmas Season difficult to get through

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 AT 7:30 P.M. HALEY UNITED CHURCH, HALEY STATION
See posters for more information
DI O CESAN HI G H SCHO O L RETREAT

ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
* Thursday, Dec. 22nd at St. Joseph's High School.

“TRUTH-QUEST”
February 3 – 5, 2012 at St. Joseph’s High School Grades 8 – 12 Registration Forms available at parish, High School chaplaincy offices or contact Yvette Bourque at 613-687-1937 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.

* Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. * Free Admission. Donations accepted with proceeds going to our annual Dominican Republic mission, and the school's performing arts. * Refreshments will be available. * Please support Catholic education, by supporting your local Catholic High School.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS: The current schedule runs to the end of January. Prep work on the next schedule covering February to May will begin soon. If you have any changes in contact info, e-mail address, or have a special request please contact Anne Smith by phone at 613-646-2058 or by e-mail at smithhydrobay@aol.com before January 1st, 2012. Please Note: the next schedule will include Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. If you will not be available for some or all of these liturgies it is important to let Anne know now.

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