BENEDICT’S PASTORAL UNIT
4th Sunday of Easter
April 17, 2016
St. James: Sat. 6:00 p.m., Fri. 9:00 a.m.
St. George’s: Sun. 9:00 a.m., Wed. 6:30 p.m.
All Saints: Sun. 10:30 a.m., Thurs. 9:30 a.m.
St. James – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. James – Saturday 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
St. George’s – Wednesday 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Pastor: Fr. Tim Broderick, 652-2401
Fax: 652-2010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Batchilder, Pastoral Associate 652-2402
Susan Nye-Brothers, Pastoral Associate 583-2510
Why does the Church also make declarations about ethical questions and about matters of personal conduct? Believing is a path. One learns how to stay on this path, in other words, how to act rightly and to lead a good life, only by following the instructions in the Gospel. The teaching authority (Magisterium) of the Church must remind people also about the demands of the natural moral law. [2032-2040, 2049-2051] There are not two truths. What is humanly right cannot be wrong from the Christian perspective. And what is right according to Christianity cannot be humanly wrong. That is why the Church must teach comprehensively about moral issues.
What are the “Five Precepts of the Church”?
(1) You shall attend Mass on Sunday and holy days of obligation and abstain from work or activities that offend against the character of the day. (2) You shall receive the sacrament of Penance at least once a year. (3) You shall receive the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. (4) You shall observe the prescribed seasons of fasting and days of abstinence (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday). (5) You shall contribute to the material support of the Church. [2042-2043]
What is the purpose of the precepts of the Church, and how binding are they? The “Five Precepts of the Church” with their minimum requirements are supposed to remind us that one cannot be a Christian without making a moral effort, without participating personally in the sacramental life of the Church, and without union with her in solidarity. They are obligatory for every Catholic Christian. [2041, 2048]
Why is “not practicing what you preach” such a serious deficiency in a Christian? Agreement between one’s life and one’s witness is the first requirement for proclaiming the Gospel. Not practicing what you profess is therefore hypocrisy, a betrayal of the Christian duty to be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world”. [2044-2046]
Paul was the one who reminded the Church in Corinth: “You show that you are a letter from Christ . . . written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (2 Cor 3:3). Christians themselves, not the things they say, are Christ’s “letters of recommendation” (2 Cor 3:2) to the world.
Excerpt taken from the YOUCAT with permission granted from Ignatius Press the original publishers of this work. [Numbers inside brackets] refer to a fuller explanation found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Please pray for Cecil MacLean, Bradley MacDonald, Noreen MacPherson, and John Victor (Cardigan). If you wish prayers for your loved one due to illness please email or phone Edith (583-2541) to let her know. Thank you!
Week Day Masses
Wed., Apr. 20, 6:30pm, St. George’s, Int. Gerald Campbell by Louis Campbell
Thurs., Apr. 21, 9:30am, All Saints, Int. Kate Kilbride by Noreen & George MacPherson
Fri., Apr. 22, 9am, St. James, Int. Edward & Irene Walsh by Family
**Sat., Apr. 23, 6pm, St. James, Int. Parishioners of Unit
Sun., Apr. 24, 9am, St. George’s, Int. Barbara MacKinnon by Family
Sun., Apr. 24, 10:30am, All Saints, Int. Michael Aguiar by Pat & Lily Lundrigan
PRACTICE makes PERFECT (Matt. 5:48)
Put a copy of the Bible in some visible place at home, or at work to remind you to live out in daily life what you believe.
***MASS TIME CHANGE: Mass at St. James is now at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday***
REQUESTING MASSES: Please note that if Mass requests are submitted without dates or times, they may be scheduled for a weekday instead of a weekend. This is so they may be scheduled sooner as there are often more weekday openings.
- JAMES PARISH
Collection for April 10 – 27 Envelopes – $460.00; Loose – $57.00. April 23 Ministries: Lector – Claranne Lavandier; Eucharistic Minister – Mark Gotell. Church cleaners for April are Kenny & Doreen Batchilder. Snow man from April 15 to April 21 is Mike Gallant and From April 22 to April 28 is Kenny Batchilder. (If you are unable to take your turn please contact someone else to trade weeks.)
Basement Sale at St. James Church, Georgetown on Saturday, April 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in aid of the Food Bank and a Soup Kitchen sponsored by The St. Benedict’s Catechism Youth. If you have any gently used items for the sale it would be greatly appreciated. Drop off is any day between 9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Thank you for your support. Prices are by donation.
ALL SAINTS PARISH
Collection for April 10 – Mass Was Cancelled; April 24 Ministries: Lector – Mary VandenBroek-Grant; Eucharistic Minister – Dianne Nabuurs; Gifts – Patti & Darcy MacKenzie; Ushers – John Campbell & Chris MacDonald; Church Custodians the Week of April 17 are Kenny & Florine MacPhee. Church cleaners for April: Shirley MacDonald, Janet MacLellan, Frances MacDonald & Debbie Quinn. Snow men from April 18 to April 24 are George & John Allen Hughes and from April 25 to May 1 are Dan Shepard & John Brothers.
All Saints C.W.L. meeting will be held on Sunday April 24 at 9:00 a.m. (before mass) in the MacMillan Room. CWL is ‘Women” and is ‘Catholic”. If you are this too, then give yourself that one hour to come together and belong to a strong national group with a respected voice. We’ll put the coffee on.
Lunch Committee for All Saints Card Play for Monday, April 18 is Mary Jo Trainor, Lucy Johnston, Marilyn Callaghan – loaf of sandwiches; Terri Crane, Judy Kinnear & Roberta Brothers. – 2 – 3 dozen sweets each.
WISDOM of the SAINTS… On Love
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
~St. Augustine of Hippo
- GEORGE’S PARISH
Collection for April 10 – Mass was cancelled. Donation to the Cemetery Fund for Regular Maintenance – $200.00. April 24 Ministries: Lector – Edith MacDonald; Eucharistic Minister – Raymond Morrison; Gifts – Sharon & Gordon Johnston; Ushers for April are Paul & Sally Morrison. Church Cleaners for April are Leona & Peter Campbell, Carol Companion, Colleen MacDonald, Dianne Gardiner, Liz Dempsey & Marsha Fitzpatrick. Snow men from April 18 to April 24 are Paul & Raymond Morrison and from April 25 to May 1 are Terry Brennan and Geordie Johnston.
**The St. George’s C.W.L. Annual Meeting is re-scheduled to Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend.**
The St. George’s C.W.L. is hosting neighbouring Counsels to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. All Members are welcome to come and join us.
DIOCESAN COMMUNITY NEWS
SDU Scholarships and Bursaries: High school graduates are reminded that the deadline to apply for the St. Dunstan’s Scholarship ($5,000.00 per year, renewable) is April 15. The SDU Board of Governors Award ($1,000.00 non-renewable, minimum of one per high school) application deadline is May 1. SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca
Marriage Preparation Course: With the Diocese of Charlottetown approval. Contact Patricia Wiedemer: Tel. 902-393-6047 (cell) or e-mail: email@example.com
The North Shore Funeral Co-operative Ltd. Annual Meeting is on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., at North Shore Funeral Home, Morell. As your co-operatively owned funeral home we are pleased to have the services of a financial advisor/estate planner who will give a short presentation on estate planning. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. There will also be lunch served and time to socialize.
SDU VACATION BIBLE CAMP: The SDU Board of Governors are accepting applications from students (18 and over) who are interested in working as camp counsellors for the 2016 Vacation Bible Camp. The camp provides eight weeks of work from July 4-August 26. To obtain an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 393-3441. Application forms are also available at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center.
Marriage Encounter Weekend: Plan to attend a very special two-day marriage enrichment. Sat,, April 23 and Sun. April 24, 2016, at Crandall University, Moncton, NB (new format non-residential weekend). For more information contact Worldwide Marriage Encounter at email@example.com or (902) 892-2061 www.wwme.org
Catholic Family Services Bureau will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street. The public is invited to attend.
PRAYER for the WEEK: For the Easter Virtues
the Resurrection of Your Son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us the wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it.
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