January 17 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pro
The first reading from Isaiah speaks of God’s love for the people of Israel. The second
reading from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians speaks of the special gifts, or charisms,
which are given to the baptized for the sake of the Church. The Gospel recounts the first
miracle of Jesus at the wedding feast in Cana. Today’s second reading from Corinthians
reminds us that God has given each of us unique gifts which we are to use to help build up
the kingdom of God on earth. Living this out requires ongoing prayer and discernment to
identify our gifts and talents, and the resolve and determination to live in service to God and
Our Parish Mission Statement
We, the members of the Pro-Cathedral
of the Assumption community, believe that we have
been called through Baptism to live the Good News of
Jesus Christ under the patronage of Mary, our Mother.
We accomplish this by proclaiming the Word,
celebrating the Sacraments, & reaching out to others.
Most Rev. Marcel Damphousse ,
Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie
Msgr. Dave Tramontini
Rev. Rex Lumine
Msgr. Normand Clement Chaplain, Nipissing-Parry Sound District Schools
Rev. A. Man-Son-Hing Pastor, St. Peter the Apostle & St. Elizabeth Temagami
Rev. Gilles Grandmont Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Diocesan Order of Women
Mr. Albert Falconi
Mr. Donald Shago
Mr. Rick Hamelin
Mr. Gary Westenenk
TELEPHONE: (705) 472-3970
Please pick up a Marriage
Information Booklet in the Church Vestibule to
review prior to contacting the parish office.
Anointing the Sick: P lease call the parish
office for more information.
Reconciliation: Every Saturday from 3:00 until 3:45 PM.
Eucharist: Please see mass schedule published in this
bulletin. Call the parish office to arrange for a Eucharistic
Minister to visit the sick and shut-in who are unable to
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: On the First Friday
of each month from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon.
Baptism: Please pick up a Baptism Information Booklet in the
The Pro-Cathedral is wheel chair accessible. The
entrance to the elevator is on Algonquin Avenue.
Please enter the vestibule and ring the bell for an
attendant. Service available at all weekend masses.
Weekday masses service available 11:30 AM to
12:45 PM. A Hearing Aid System is available for use
by the hearing impaired. Please ask an Usher or
Sacristan to assist you upon entering the church.
1 Samuel 15. 16-23; Mark 2. 18-22
1 Samuel 18. 6-9; 19. 1-7; Mark 3. 7-12
EMAIL: [email protected]
Our faith community dates back to 1886 when we were
originally located on Main Street West and called St. Mary’s
of the Lake and the cornerstone of the existing Cathedral was
laid in 1904. The history of our parish is recorded in the
memories of thousands of people who built our community.
Nehemiah 8. 2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians
12. 12-30; Luke 1. 1-4; 4. 14-21
8:30 AM to 12:00 NOON
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Pope Francis has been encouraging the Church to
turn outward and look to the lost and the poor.
He has called the Church to embrace the
New Evangelization and to spread the Good News.
The priests of the North Bay Regional Deanery
invite you to come and give your input
about how to create a more welcoming Church
in order to respond to the New Evangelization
and better serve the people of our region.
We will hold this meeting at two different times
which you can choose from
hoping to accommodate everyone schedules.
The meetings will be on Thursday, January 28 at
7:00 PM at St. Peter’s and will be repeated on
Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s.
Please join us. We need your input to help us
create build a Church that is more welcoming,
a place where everyone can feel they belong.
Need a ride to the meeting? Call the Parish Office
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE OUT SOON!
Have you moved in the past year?
Call or email Karen at the parish office to make sure
we have your new mailing address
to keep us up to date!
Monday, 18 January - Weekday in Ordinary Time
Karen Shebeck - North Bay Right to Life Volunteers
In Thanksgiving to the Imm. Heart of Mary - Arthur and Lucille Schiavo
Intention of Richard Levesque - Holy Trinity Prayer Group
Tuesday, 19 January - Weekday in Ordinary Time
Murray Cangiano - Joyce Perry and Scott
John Palangio - William and Debbie Deering
Jeanne Hodgins - Vivian Molnar
Wednesday, 20 January - Weekday in Ordinary Time
Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Today
Marilyn Desjardin - Gene Desjardin and Family
Monica and Bob Deslauriers - Ben and Theresa Boudreau
Intention of Maureen Tallon
Thursday, 21 January - St. Agnes, Virgin/Martyr
Arthur Gauthier - Don and Lorraine Cappadocia
Frank Battigaglia - Loretta and Mike Campigotto
Deceased Members of the Cotnam Family - Pat Anderson
Friday, 22 January - Weekday in Ordinary Time
Murray Cangiano - Jay, Becky, Jacob and Matthew McKee
Intention of Pat Gallardi
Intention of Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe - Donald and Lorraine Shago
4:00 PM Saturday, 23 January - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Mr. Jerry McIsaac - Helen McIsaac and Family
Giovanni Miscio - Peter and Antoinette McParland and Family
Sallee Baigent - Eleanore Lunney and Family
Sunday, 24 January - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeannie Hodgins - Mary Lou and Paul Smith
Blanche Fobert - Jack and Monica Sullivan
Giovanni Miscio - Rosa Steduto
11:00 AM Intention of the Parishioners - Msgr. Dave Tramontini
PARISH ENVELOPE USERS
PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY ENVELOPES FROM ANY
OTHER YEAR THAN 2016. ALL 2015 ENVELOPES
HAVE BEEN POSTED & THE YEAR IS CLOSED!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE YOUR NAME AND
The following names have been received
at the request of donors in memory of our
deceased friends and relatives:
ADDRESS ON ENVELOPES FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
Blessed white candles are available ½
hour before and ½ hour after all
masses on the weekend and weekdays.
You may enter the Sacristy and ask
our Sacristan for your vigil candle.
It will be lit and at that time you may
place your candle on the stand.
An offering of
$5 per candle is suggested to help defray costs.
Collection: 10 January 2016
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly,
and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit
that sticks to the fingers.
Pope Francis JANUARY 2016 Prayer Intention
UNIVERSAL: INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
That sincere dialogue among men and women of different
faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.
EVANGELIZATION: CHRISTIAN UNITY
That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit,
Christians may overcome divisions.
A huge thank you to everyone involved in
making the installation celebration for
Bishop Damphousse such a success.
Thank you to the members of the regional
choir led by Jane Renette—the music was
outstanding! Thank you to our Lectors: Paul Smith,
Joanne Sokolowski, Vince Zappala and Paul Mulc who
read the prayer intentions in their native language.
We are also grateful for the organization and
coordination by our permanent ministers, ushers and
sacristans—you helped make the celebration a
wonderful and memorable experience for all!
Catholic Women’s League News
World Day of Prayer will be Friday March 4,
2016. It will be celebrated here at the ProCathedral. The host country will be Cuba.
Sister Shannon Hickey, our Spiritual Development
Chairperson, is helping to organize this day. If you can help
in any way please contact her at 474-3800, Ext. #408 or
Diane Carmichael, President at 471-5096.
The next Executive Meeting will be January 25 at 7:00 PM
in the Lower Sacristy. We will be taking a group photo
of the Executive so please attend.
The next General Meeting will be February 3 at 7:00 PM
in the Parish Hall. There will be a short reinstallation
ceremony of the current Executive.
CWL members are reminded to take advantage of the
membership Early Bird draw. Those that pay their
annual $25 membership before January 31 have
their names entered into a draw for the return of the cost of
the membership. The draw will be
held at the General Meeting on February
Contact Maudena Farnsworth,
President Elect and Organization and
Membership Chairperson, at 495-2532
for more information.
God gives us each unique gifts and talents that we
are to use to further the mission of the Church.
The Old Testament reading today celebrates the
"marriage" of Israel with the Lord. In the gospel
reading, Jesus and his friends are taking part in a
wedding celebration at Cana. Everyone is having a
grand old time until the wine runs out. Then Jesus, in
what is described as the first of his signs (miracles),
turns six jars of water into choice wine! Everyone is
astonished. But turning the water used for Jewish
rituals into wine, Jesus gives God's people a sign that
the Messiah has come. Later the disciples would
recognize Jesus as the Bridegroom of the Church, the
new people of God.
At this wedding celebration, Jesus gave the
wedding couple and guests the gift of choice wine! He
also gave them, and us, the gift of a deeper and fuller
knowledge of himself, who he really was. "He revealed
his glory, and his disciples believed in him."
What does this say about the importance of
celebrations in our lives? Jesus didn't consider a
wedding celebration to be "beneath him." He was
there, fully present. What is our attitude toward
family celebrations—birthdays, weddings, baptisms, or
funerals? How can we be more present to these happy
or sad times together? How can we use them as
occasions to know one another better and to
encourage one another?
INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION
A Baptismal Preparation Meeting will
be held in the Lower Sacristy on
Tuesday, January 19 beginning at
7:00 PM. Those who wish to register
for this meeting to have their child
baptized are asked to call the parish office by
Monday, January 18. Baptism Preparation is
mandatory by Diocesan Policy.
You shall love the Lord your God, and your neighbour as yourself.” (Mt 22.37a; 39)
Do you want to love your and serve neighbour as a priest?
Are you discerning the priesthood?
Contact Fr. Pat Woods at the Office of Vocations 705-674-2727 X-250 or
[email protected] and check out www.beapriest.ca
PLEASE PRAY FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE.
Please complete a Parish
so we can get to know
Knights of Columbus Meetings
A pancake and sausage breakfast hosted by North Bay Right
to Life will take place at St. Peter’s in the Church Hall on
Sunday, January 24 after both Masses (9 & 11 AM). It will be held
in conjunction with their Annual Membership Drive. Everyone is
welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy this event. It is an
easy way to show support for pro-life efforts to inform and protect
all stages of human life from conception until natural death.
Children under 3 years of age-free, children aged 3 to 10 years$3.50 each (or 3 for $10.00)–Everyone else $6.00 per person.
Fr. Michael Cundari Council, 12030 at Holy Name
Church: General Meeting fourth Tuesday of each
month at 7:30 PM
Contact: Joe Sinicrope at 497-0604
Chili Dinner sponsored by St. Alphonsus CWL January 17
from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the parish hall. Adults/ $10, children 3 to
10/$5, under 3 free. Proceeds to assist Harley Park and family as
he battles cancer. Tickets are available from Deborah 471-9160
and Maureen 752-3626
Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus Soup and Sandwich
Card Party January 25 at Holy Name Church hall from
12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. $6.00 person. Everyone is welcome!
Contact Art Tiernay at 705-358-1368 for more information and to
Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse invites you to partake in a
Film Series to help deepen your spiritual life facilitated by
Sr. Pauline Guindon., and includes small group discussion.
Bishop Carter Room from 6:00—9:00 pm. Transformation in
Mercy: Feb 12 “Millions: Hidden Roots of Love: March 11 “The
Tree of Life”; April 8 “On the Waterfront”; May 13 “Pushing Tin”;
June 10 “Gravity”
Motherhouse Taze prayer continues on the 3rd. Thursday each
month in the Holy Family Chapel, from 7:00—8:00 PM.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held weekly at Holy
Name of Jesus Church. Please come and visit Jesus even for a
few minutes. He waits for us. Hours of Adoration: Monday and
Thursday 12 noon to 5 pm; Tuesdays 12 noon to 9 PM;
Wednesday and Friday: 12 noon to 6 pm. To make a weekly
one-hour commitment, please call Lena Butler 497-3434.
Springtime of the Spirit Regional Prayer Group at Holy Name
of Jesus Parish Our next gathering will be at 6:30 PM on
December 30. Recitation of the rosary, praise and worship,
meditative prayer, sharing and fellowship.
The Regional Special Events Committee welcomes anyone
who would like to assist with planning regional socials for all to
attend. Call Annette at 495-3584 for more information – we are
hoping to plan more events so we can gather together regionally!
The Promises of Fatima Rosary Group – come pray with a
group of dedicated people who form a Fr. Gobbi Cenacle
honouring our Blessed Virgin Mary. Wednesday mornings at
9:30 AM at St. Peter’s Parish followed by Mass.
Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Wednesday at
11:55 AM at Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption prior to the
12:05 PM mass.
Open Adoration: St. Alphonsus in Callander every Friday
8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. First Friday 8:30 AM to 8:30 AM (24Hrs).
St. Joseph’s Motherhouse first Sunday of the month from
3:30-4:30 PM in Holy Family Chapel and Pro-Cathedral First
Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Dinner at La Porte des Eaux/The Water Gate, 1534 Pioneer
Road, Sudbury, Sunday, January 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
Country ham, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, bun, rice pudding,
coffee, tea or juice. Tickets: $12.00/adult — $5.00/child. For
information, please call 523-1437.
YEO (Youth Evangelizing Others) is a Catholic Youth Group
designed for grade 8-12 students with a mission to bring other
teens to know Jesus through testimonies, talks, skits, and games.
Friday nights at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Gym from 6:30 to
9:00 PM. For more information, contact Sam at 496-0456.
Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus Council 12106 now meet
second Tuesday of each month with regular and executive
meetings held the same day at the Canadian Forces Base Church
(Queen of Peace). Contact: Art Tiernay at 358-1368
We also collect pop cans for charity work. Please drop off
you cans at Holy Name Church beside the Garage.
Knights of Columbus Council #1007 General Meeting
first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at St. Peter’s Church in
the Church Hall, rosary at 6:30 PM. Refreshments served.
Executive Meeting last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM
at St. Peter’s Church in the Church Hall.
transferring members can contact Mike Maunsell at 491-0006
or [email protected]
Sacred Way Ministries - Quo Vadis gathering for young
Catholic adults working and attending school in North Bay
and area. Intent on fun, fellowship and faith? We meet
Sunday nights at 6:30 PM. For our next gathering location please
call Paul and Mary-Kate Long at 358-9964.
THE EDGE Catholic Youth Group: Calling Grades 5, 6, 7 and
8's!! Check out what living on “The EDGE” is all about. Live
music, drama, small group discussions, guest speakers, games,
Scripture, crafts and other cool stuff to explore issues about our
faith, solid values, youth concerns and happy living!! Snacks and
prizes! Meets Monday 6:45-8:30 PM at St. Joseph Church in
Powassan. Regardless of school or church you may attend or
where you live – everyone welcome. Free Call Pauline 724-5964
or Jeannine 724-3424 for information or transportation needed.
“Hearts on Fire” Retreat is coming to the Diocese. This is a
spiritual experience for young adults (18 -35) presented by Jesuits
studying Theology from Regis College in Toronto. Focuses on
living faith in daily life, discernment, and learning about Ignatian
Spirituality. Held at University of Sudbury, Friday, 4 March 7:00
PM to Saturday, 5 March, 8:00 AM. to 7:00 PM. Billeting is
available for people from out of town. A minimal contribution of
$20.00 will help cover some expenses. For information, contact
Ron Perron at [email protected]ry.ca or tel 705-522-3502 ext
2504 and Bienvenu Senga at [email protected] or Univ. of
Sudbury Spiritual Services office at 705-673-5661. Check out the
“Hearts on Fire” website: apostleshipofprayer.org/hearts-on-fire/
Lenten Retreat at Villa Loyola “Praying the Great Hymns and
Psalms of Lent” with Fr. Gilles Mongeau, s.j. who will lead in
meditation on the great hymns and psalms of Lent as a way of
helping us come closer to Christ who has emptied himself out of
love for us. Friday March 11 (7pm) to Sunday March 13 (1pm).
Cost $230 live-in or $150 commute. Call 705-522-3502 ext, 0
Monday to Friday or by email at [email protected] to register
Catholic Charities collects used clothing for free
distribution to those in need. Clothing for men, women,
children and infants, shoes, or accessories. They could
also use towels, tea towels and double sized sheets.
Items can be dropped off to the Catholic Charities entrance
off Algonquin any Tuesday 9:00 to 11:30 AM or weekdays
to the Pro-Cathedral Rectory (480 McIntyre Street West.).
Items should be clean and in good repair.
PLEASE — Due to Space Limitation
Seasonal Clothing Only!