The 1st Sunday of Advent – November 29, 2015

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The 1st Sunday of Advent – November 29, 2015
Blessed Sacrament Parish
194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2L6
T: 613 232 4891 www.blessedsacrament.ca
Email: [email protected]
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WEEKDAY LITURGIES
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30p.m.
Wednesday & Friday 9:30a.m.
PASTORAL STAFF
Fr. Galen Bank, CC, Pastor
Fr. Francis Donnelly, CC, A. Pastor
SUNDAY EUCHARIST
Saturday Mass 4:30p.m.
Sunday Masses 9:00a.m., 11:00a.m.
& 8:00p.m.
IN RESIDENCE
Fr. Charles Orchard, CC
RECONCILIATION
Tuesday 6 - 6:30p.m.
Saturday 4 - 4:30p.m.
(or by appointment)
OFFICE HOURS
Closed on Monday
Tuesday - Friday: 9a.m. - 3p.m.
REFUGEE FAMILY SPONSORSHIP
Articles Needed to Furnish an Apartment
We don’t know precisely when our family will arrive but a reading of news
articles regarding the Government’s plans suggests it may well be by year end.
We anticipate that we will receive short notice of the family’s arrival.
We want to have on hand the furnishings needed to install our family
(parents and children ages 5 and 2) in a two bedroom apartment. We will not
rent the apartment until the family arrives in Canada.
The list below sets out generally the furnishings and equipment required.
We believe that parishioners may well have “spares” of many of these items that
they will donate to the family. We would like to gather these and find out what
we lack before anyone purchases and donates items.
We ask that you bring smaller items to the Church and leave them in the
vestibule. Please mark/label boxes or bags to assist us sorting things. There will
be a sign in the vestibule indicating where to leave donations.
For larger items or bundles please indicate by email to
[email protected] what items you have and give a phone number
where we can contact you and an address where we can pick up. If you are not
on email please phone the Church Office at 613-232-4891 with this information.
It is possible that we may receive a surplus of one of more of the items on
our list. If this occurs we will donate the surplus item to another parish sponsoring a refugee family.
Thank you for your generosity.
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to
drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe
you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers
and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
- Matthew 22: 37-40
The First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2015
ANNOUNCED MASS INTENTIONS
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30p.m.
Our Parish Community
Wednesday, December 2, 9:30a.m.
Our Parish Community
Thursday, December 3, 6:30p.m. - St. Francis Xavier
Our Parish Community
Friday, December 4, 9:30a.m.
Our Parish Community
Saturday, December 5, 4:30p.m.
Repose of the soul of Margaret-Mary Vice by the Vice family
Sunday, December 6 - The Second Sunday of Advent
9:00a.m. Intentions of Ivonna & Vince Becchina
by Frank, Huguett & Francis Sigouin-Allan
11:00a.m. Repose of the soul of Gerald Delage
by the Delage family
8:00p.m. Pro Populo
WIDOW AND WIDOWERS SOCIAL GROUP: We will be meeting
for our annual Christmas Party Tues. Dec. 8 at 6pm down in the
Church library. It will be an evening of pot luck dinner, wine, gift
exchange and games. You may bring friends that may benefit from
our Group! Celebrate the blessings of special friends at this time of
the year! Reservation are a must. Contact either Shirley Hamre 613
824 0692 or Thea Boyd 613 521 2082.
CHRISTMAS CAROLLING: Corpus Christi Parent Council is organizing a Christmas Carolling Night on Dec. 11. We will meet at
Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m. We will walk around the neighbourhood and stop at a few locations along the way! Afterwards, we
will meet back at Blessed Sacrament for some hot chocolate! We
hope you can join us! Everyone is welcome!
CISTERCIAN FRUIT CAKES: Delicious gourmet Christmas cakes
made by the Cistercian Monks of St.-Jean-de-Matha will be sold after
the Masses of: Sat., Dec. 12 at 4:30pm; Sun., Dec. 13 at 9:00am,
11:00am, & 8:00pm. Small cakes are $15, large cakes $22. All proceeds go to Campaign Life Coalition and the Cistercian monks.
EXTENDED HOURS FOR RECONCILIATION: During Advent on
the days of Saturday Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 we will be extending our
Reconciliation times beginning at 3pm-4:20pm. Let us prepare
our hearts and souls for the coming of the Christ Child. All are welcome!
BAPTISMS: To book a baptism at Blessed Sacrament please
contact Julia Moffat at [email protected] or 613 721 1508.
ADORATION CHAPEL RETREAT: Seeking adorers for Annunciation Chapel at St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St., Nepean beginning in
January 2016. Consider adoring for one six hour session (12
ST. THERESE PRAYER GROUP: We will continue to
midnight – 6:00 a.m., Fri-Sat). Commitment is for one night only per
pray for the families of Blessed Sacrament all year.
year. It is an opportunity for grace-filled spiritual reflection and
Novena intention November 28 – December 6:
refreshment. This could be like a limited personal retreat. Info:
St. Therese, please pray for the parents of children who are baptized at Blessed Sacrament parish. Please humbly petition Jesus that Diane or Tony Liuzzo (613-226-9457) or
these parents be given the graces to pursue their relationship with ([email protected]).
Our Blessed Lord in such ways that bringing their children up "in
the practice of the faith" as they promised to do becomes sweet and
amiable to them, sweet and amiable in word and deed in their
homes all of their lives.
YOUNG ADULTS SOCIAL GROUP: Please join us for our annual
Grey Cup Potluck Party at 5:30pm on Nov. 29, in the rectory library
for great food, fellowship and football. To RSVP or for more information, please send e-mail to [email protected]
GRADE 6 - 10 YOUTH GROUP: Games, talks, snacks, music and
fun! If you're in grades 6-10 please join us Friday nights, between
7pm - 9pm, at Blessed Sacrament for youth group! Our next
awesome night will be Fri., Dec. 4. It's mystery night! What will
happen? Well, if we told you it wouldn't be a mystery! For more
info, contact Melissa at [email protected]
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you to everyone who
packed a shoebox with gifts for a needy child. 175 boxes from
Blessed Sacrament are on their way to boys and girls. Thank you for
sharing hope at Christmas.
PARISH FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
Collection on: Sunday, November 22 - $ 2, 867. 25
Building & Maintenance (New Doors) - $ 2, 169. 25 (Thank you!)
Help support our parish through the use of our ‘Pre Authorized Donation’ (PAD) service or by using a boxed set of envelopes. Use of PAD
makes donations easier and consistent, benefitting the parishioner and the parish. PAD forms or envelope boxes can be picked up in the foyer
of the church. These are our primary source of support for the parish. Please remember Blessed Sacrament Parish in your WILL and we remind everyone to include our Parish in the bequeath section of their obituary notice.
HOLY LAND & JORDAN PILGRIMAGE: With Fr. Ken Lao, C.C. Departing from Toronto, May 2-13, 2016. We will be visiting Caesarea, Capernaum, Cana, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Mt. Carmel,
Jericho, and many more. $2775/person. For itinerary or more info,
contact Fely Mendoza: 416 700 8100 or 1 888 463 3637.
NOTRE-DAME CEMETERY: In collaboration with Wreath Canada
and the military families of Notre-Dame cemetery, a celebration for
deceased members of the military will be held on Sun., Dec. 6, 10:00
a.m. at the Field of Honour in Notre Dame Cemetery on Montreal Road. Info: (613-746-4175).
THANK YOU: Thanks to all those that came out in support of
our parish last Saturday for the Music Social/Fundraiser. With your
help, and that of people from other parishes, we were able to raise
over $4000 for our new doors. We would also like to thank the following businesses for providing prizes for the silent auction:
 Cafe Morala
 DAVID'sTEA (798 Bank St.)
 Don Frisby - Frisby Tire
 Il Negozio Nicastro (792 Bank St.)
 Jack Astor's Bar & Grill
 Know Thy Dog
 Mission of the Redeemer Ministries
 Mick Armitage Band
 Ottawa 67's
 Rideau Carleton Raceway
 Starbucks (787 Bank St.)
 Stella Luna Gelato Cafe
 The Papery
Please patronize these businesses.
LAUNCH OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE AND OPENING OF THE DOOR OF MERCY AT NOTRE DAME
CATHEDRAL BASILICA: On Dec. 8, Pope Francis will officially
proclaim the opening of the “Year of Mercy.” Mass will be celebrated
at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on Tues., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In Rome, the Door
of Mercy will be opened on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception,
Dec. 8, for pilgrims to enter. Our Door of Mercy at Notre Dame Cathedral will open on Sun., Dec. 13 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass (bilingual).
Representatives of the many different faithful in Ottawa will make a
symbolic entrance led by Archbishop Prendergast to inaugurate this
special source of blessing. Our Door of Mercy will be the left front
door of the Cathedral, the one closest to Guigues St. All are welcome
to attend these celebrations at Notre Dame Cathedral.
IN FROM THE COLD: St. Margaret Mary hosts a Sunday Dinner
from Thanksgiving until Easter Sunday. We are looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal. There are four teams so
you could belong to one and serve one Sunday a month. Info and
details Angela Davis 613-237-0093 | [email protected]
UNITED WAY DONATIONS: Did you know that you can designate Blessed Sacrament Parish in your United Way donation?
Our Registered Charity is # 12896-7353-RR0092. Please consider directing your donation to help support our Parish.
COMMUNION AND LIBERATION ADVENT RETREAT: The Advent
retreat of the CL Community with Archbishop Prendergast will be at
the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. on Sat., Dec. 5, 9:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m. Includes Mass, the opportunity for confession, and a
potluck lunch. The meeting is addressed to adults and university
students. R.S.V.P. Info: David McConkey ([email protected]).
THE HUB: The Diocesan Youth Ministry Team (DYMT) is hosting a mini-series, giving young adults the opportunity to commit at
least once a month to reflect on the questions ‘what am I passionate
about, what are my gifts & where is the Lord calling me?’ Dec. 12,
Personal Mission Statement. Dominican College, 96 Empress Ave.,
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Info: Ted ([email protected]).
2016 NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT: Featuring worldrenowned speakers Dr. Peter Kreeft, Christopher West, Sherry Weddell, and Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, among others. The live broadcast to host sites throughout North America will take place in Ottawa Apr. 15–16, 2016. Register online: www.newevangelization.ca.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016: With the Archdiocese of Ottawa
(young adults age 18-35) to Krakow, Poland, July 19 – August 2. Approximate cost: $3400. Limited spots available. Info: Ted (613-7385025 x231); ([email protected]).
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS:
UNIVERSAL INTENTION for December:
That all may experience the mercy of God, Who never tires of forgiving.
EVANGELIZATION INTENTION for December:
That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.
PARISH PRAYER LIST:
We ask that you remember in your prayers all those in
our parish community who are sick and in need of encouragement: Gerald Bethell, Nancy Grover, Tom Rock, Frank
Licari, Tom Ray, Kerri Lynn Bulger, Kevin Bank, Rosalee
Hanright, Tyler Huneault, Paula Scott, Daphne Moffat, Jim Grover,
Lynn Ashdown, Joaquin & Olivier Le Gras, Leighton Beacock, Daniel
& Madeline McBride, Mrs. Teresa White, Ethel Morris, June McGuire,
Ben Proctor, Mary Christine Spencer, Rick Tracey, Fr. Rory Brady,
David Low, Marilyn O’Neill, Anna Gemella, David Kibbee, Marc Le
Gras, Michael Quinn, Natalie Quinn, Rose Cutrara, Loren Cooper,
Conrad Rock, Mike Donahue, Gloria Henderson, Richard Gehring,
Bruce McCracken, Suzanne Culleton, Bridgette Bradway, Joanne
Monaghan, Morgan Hawken .
To add a name to the list please contact the parish office.
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS!
To register as a parishioner please complete the
information below and place in the collection basket.
NAME:___________________________________________
ADDRESS:________________________________________
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EMAIL ADDRESS: __________________________________
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(Envelopes and PAD forms are available in the front foyer.)

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