All Saints Parish 124 Front St. E., Strathroy, Ontario N7G 1Y9 Tel: 519-245-0644 Fax: 519-660-2921 Email: [email protected] Parish Website: www.allsaints.rcec.london.on.ca Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Pastoral Team/Staff Phone Directory Fr. John Pirt, Pastor Ext. 22, [email protected] Judy Vandenberk, Youth Coordinator Ext 24 Olga Ferreira & Anna Garcia, Office Admin, Dial 0 Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson: Kathleen Steffler 519-280-4990 Finance Chairperson: Joe Czernai, 205-2935 Cemetery Board: Dianne Whiting 519-205-1015 SUNDAY EUCHARIST Saturday 5:00p.m. English Sunday 8:30a.m. 10:00a.m. English 11:30a.m. Portuguese Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays 3:45pm to 4:30pm Sacrament of Baptism Please call the parish office at 245-0644 to register for the baptismal class which is held on the 1st Wed of the month at 7:30pm in St. Angela’s Rm Sacrament of Marriage Arrangements to be made 8 months in advance by appointment with Fr. John Pirt. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 1st Thursday of the month from 8:30am-6:15pm Jerry Vens, Grand Knight 245-4818 Ed Thuss, Financial Secretary 246-1017 Visit us at www.kofc7570.ca Catholic Women’s League, Co-Presidents Gwen Lamoureux , 519-245-6216 Gwen Waeijen, 519-245-6987 Rose Valenciuk, Memberships 226-272-4945 Trudy Thuss, Religious Articles 245-1303 Weekly Mass Schedule Monday, March 9th 9:30am OLI School Mass Josef & Anna Singer – Anna Demaray Parents & In-laws of Ines Mota Tuesday, March 10th 10:30am Mass ~ Strathmere Lodge Margaret Erdely – Pastoral Care Committee Wilma Kanters – Marinus Kanters 6:30pm Rosary ~ 7:00pm Mass Frank Kanters – Adriana Kanters Maria Alice Furtado – Emmanuel Furtado José Henrique – Alda Henrique Wednesday, March 11th 8:00am Mass ~ 8:30am Rosary Margaret Denys – Leona Strybosch Thursday, March 12th 6:30pm Terço-7:00pm Missa-7:30pm Via Sacra Hermiterio Santos, Pais, Sogros e Defuntos da familia – Isabel Santos Manuel e Carlota Rolica e defuntos da familia – Maria Antunes Arthur Arruda –Alzira Catojo, Idalina Garcia e Marcelina Sousa Friday, March 13th 9:30am Mass Joseph Peters – Larry & Olga Peters Olivia & Angela Aguiar - Nieces 7:00pm Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 14th 8:30am Mass In Thanksgiving – Margarida Milhomens 9:00-9:30am Adoration with Morning Prayer 93 DATE (do not change anything here, we’ll put a correct header each week) Lenten Devotions Stations of the Cross will take place Friday evenings at 7:00pm Haverá Via Sacra nas Quintasfeiras durante a quaresma as 7:30 da noite. Diocesan Prayer Calendar May we remember in prayer, the priests, deacons, religious women and men and seminarians of the Diocese of London. May they be faithful to the charge given them by the Lord. Mar 8 – Rev. Frederick Howard-Smith Mar 9 – Deacon Andre Dedecker Mar 10 – Mrs. Betty Hompoth, Pastoral Minister Mar 11 – Mrs. Joan Robinson, Pastoral Worker Mar 12 – Rev. Gerard Bedard Mar 13 – Rev. Joseph Kannath Mar 14 – Mrs. Mary Heath, Pastoral Minister Heavenly Father may the merits and prayers of our Blessed Mother Mary, and the angels and saints, be combined with our prayers. Grant the petitions of our parishioners, especially those who have asked for our prayers. Please intercede for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Help us to lighten their burdens and brighten their days. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. **HELP NAME THE YOUTH BAND** We all love the name for our junior choir the MIGHTY SAINTS We’d love to have a name that is great for our YOUTH BAND too so we’re looking for your help! Email your suggestions to Judy at [email protected] Keep it simple so the name sticks!!! Members of the Youth Band will vote on the names in the next couple of weeks so don’t delay in getting your suggestions in!!! Judy Vandenberk PLEASE NOTE: On Monday, March 9th, Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am with Our Lady Immaculate School Staff & Students. This was rescheduled from Friday, March 6th, due to a Funeral Mass with visitation. Please also note that this will take place of the 8:00am morning Mass scheduled on the Lenten Calendar. Day of Confessions, March 25 In the season of Lent, as we focus on God’s call to return to him with all our hearts, we will have the opportunity to ritualize our desire for change and renewal. Throughout the diocese on Wednesday, March 25, very priest in every parish will be available throughout the entire day to celebrate the sacrament of penance (reconciliation). Over this week let us make the journey into the heart of our relationship with God. Take a long loving look at the ways God calls you to grow. Take this challenge and hold it in readiness for the rich blessing that is manifest in sacrament of penance. “Do not be afraid to ask God’s forgiveness! He never tires of forgiving us, like a father who loves us.” – Pope Francis Confession times: 9am to 12noon 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 6:00pm – 9:00pm Dia das Confissões, 25 de Março No tempo da Quaresma, ao concentrar-mos no chamamento de Deus para voltar a ele com todo o nosso coração, teremos a oportunidade de ritualizar o nosso desejo de mudar e renovar. Na nossa diocese na quarta-feira, 25 de Março, todos os sacerdotes em cada paróquia estaráo disponível durante todo o dia para celebrar o sacramento da penitência (reconciliação). Durante esta semana, vamos fazer a viagem ao coração do nosso relacionamento com Deus. Dê uma olhada as maneiras em que Deus nos chama a crescer. Faço este desafio, e mantenha-o em prontidão para as ricas bênções que se manifesta no sacramento da penitência."Não tenha medo de pedir perdão a Deus! Ele não se cansa de nos perdoar, como um pai que nos ama" ~ Papa Francisco Horário de Confissões: 9:00 - Meio dia 1:00 - 4:00 da tarde e das 6:00 - 9:00 da noite 93 SUNDAY (do not change anything here, we’ll put a correct header each week) DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE - Responding to the cry of the rural poor with the bishops of Brazil In all places and circumstances, Christians, with the help of their pastors, are called to hear the cry of the poor. This has been eloquently stated by the bishops of Brazil: “We wish to take up daily the joys and hopes, the difficulties and sorrows of the Brazilian people, especially of those living in the barrios and the countryside – landless, homeless, lacking food and health care – to the detriment of their rights. Seeing their poverty, hearing their cries and knowing their sufferings, we are scandalized because we know that there is enough food for everyone and that hunger is the result of a poor distribution of goods and income. – Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 191 DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has been working with the Brazilian bishops for many years to respond to the cry of the poor. Your generosity helps fund our partnership with their Pastoral Land Commission, which works to support the rural poor through agricultural development and land reform. The Share Lent collection for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 22nd. DESENVOLVIMENTO E PAZ Respondendo ao clamor do pobre rural com os bispos do Brasil Em todos os lugares e circunstâncias, os cristãos, com a ajuda de seus pastores, são chamados a ouvir o grito dos pobres. Este foi eloquentemente expostas pelos bispos do Brasil: "Queremos aproveitarse diariamente as alegrias e as esperanças, as dificuldades e tristezas do povo brasileiro, especialmente das pessoas que vivem nos bairros e no campo - sem-terra, sem-teto, sem comida e cuidados de saúde - em detrimento dos seus direitos. Vendo sua pobreza, ouvindo seus gritos e conhecendo os seus sofrimentos, estamos escandalizados porque sabemos que há comida suficiente para todos e que a fome é o resultado de uma má distribuição de bens e renda. - O Papa Francis, A alegria do Evangelho, 191 Desenvolvimento e Paz tem vindo a trabalhar com os bispos do Brasil por muitos anos para responder ao clamor do pobre. Sua generosidade ajuda a financiar a nossa parceria com a Comissão Pastoral da Terra, que trabalha para apoiar os pobres rurais através do desenvolvimento agrícola e de reforma agrária. A coleção Quaresmal para o desenvolvimento ea paz será no quinto Domingo da Quaresma, 22 de Março. All Saints Cemetery Board Looking for someone to cut grass for the 2015 season. Tenders please submit by March 15, 2015. Please address all applications to “All Saints Cemetery Board” c/o All Saints Parish Office *Liability Insurance is required; no less than 2 million Wedding Anniversary Mass: Save the Date Most Reverend Ronald Fabbro, C.S.B., Bishop of London invites all Married Couples to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage at the Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30pm at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London, Ontario. More details to follow at a later date. This week at All Saints Monday, March 9 1:00pm K of C Cards, Columbian Rm 7:30pm K of C Executive, CR Tuesday, March 10 1:30pm Al-anon, St. Angela’s 7:30pm Church History, Columbian Rm 8:00pm RCIA, St. Mary’s Rm Thursday, March 12 6:30pm Senior’s Euchre, Columbian Rm 7:30pm Liturgy Committee St. Patrick’s Rm Please pray for Anna Tremmel+, wife of Joe Tremmel of our parish; Fernanda Mota+, sister-in-law of Ines Mota of our parish. May they and all the faithful departed, rest in peace.