Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $565; Loose $112.10; Renovations $105
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $345
Sacrament of the Sick: At the Masses next weekend (August 16th &17th), Fr. Joseph will be offering the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone who needs it. The Sacrament of the Sick was formerly known as 'The Last Rites'. Today the Sacrament or Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with the following persons: 1) Those close to death 2) Those about to undergo a surgical operation 3) Those who have recently had a serious turn in their health - mental or physical - that presents a threat to the integrity of their life and 4) Persons of an advanced age (generally today 75 or older) where age itself becomes a real threat to the integrity of one’s health and life. The Sacrament of the Sick is not celebrated with those suffering from a persistent or on-going health concern, ex. arthritis, hypertension etc. Someone may be anointed several times or even regularly (if terminally ill for example). The grace given in this sacrament has three effects: 1) The forgiveness of sins, 2) easing anxiety and calming fears, and 3) actual mental or physical healing as the Lord desires to grant this to a person, for the glory of His name.
Growing in Faith and the call to Holiness: This fall Br. Nathanael will be leading a ‘Growing in Faith’ prayer community. We will follow Biblical and Spiritual writings, in a set liturgical format, meeting 2 or 3 times a month. More info will be provided as we move into late August early September. Please seriously discern this call to holiness and journey together, deepening our Love for God and our neighbour. If you have any questions, please see Br. Nathanael.
St. Mary’s Basilica: On the upcoming Feast of the Assumption, Friday, August 15th , a special bilingual Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Basilica at 12:15pm. At the Mass, Bill Withers will receive the Archdiocese Medal of Merit from Archbishop Mancini. A barbeque will be held following Mass.
Rosary Group: Sunday, September 7th is the next date to change the Mystery.
Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show is Sunday, September 21st at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6.
Flea Market: We will be holding a flea market this Fall and our Annual Fall Draw will start at the end of August. For information, see Gordon.
St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month for August is Kraft Dinner. The donation box is located near the entrance. Thank you!
Readers: We are still looking for readers, especially for the Sunday 9:00am Mass. If you are interested in reading, please see Br. Nathanael.