February 9th ~ Hollis Baxter
February 10th ~ Bienvenido Caamano
February 16th ~ Mary MacCormac
February 17th ~ Gerri Walker
Last Sunday Collections (Note: CC – Capital Campaign):
St. Anthony’s – Regular $522; Loose $95.30; Pro-Life $72; Renovations $92.25
St. Faustina’s – Regular $255; Loose $45; Pro-Life $35; Fuel $20; Canteen $500
Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians: A Mass with a focus on Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians will be held at St. Peter Parish this Wednesday February, 13 at 7 pm. Through the centuries many Christians around the world have suffered and others have died as martyrs in defense of their faith. Thankfully, we live in a country where prejudice against Christians is on the low end of the scale when compared to what is endured at this time by many practicing the faith in some areas of the Middle East. The Mass starts at 7 pm, but all are welcome to come early and participate in a recitation of the Rosary (The Sorrowful Mysteries) from 6:30 to approximately 6:50 pm. This prayer service, preceding the Mass, will be led by Knights of Columbus members. There will be no noon Mass at St Peter Parish church on this day.
Parish Transition Team: Our first meeting of the team members took place on Wednesday, February, 5th. Our members from the four parishes are: Immaculate Conception ~ Frances Moriarty and Nicole Godbout, Saint Peter ~ Jeanette Mills and Dennis Bowie, Saint Paul ~ Bill Yochoff and Paul Clark; Saint Anthony ~ Linda Young and John Trainor. The deacons of the parishes along with Lydia Hood and Fr. Richards will also participate in the meetings and process. Chris O’Hara from the Archdiocese leadership team will be our support person. Your prayerful support of this team will be a great help. The prayer card distributed recently in our parishes is a good resource for this. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20th, at St. Paul’s. If you would like to join us for the Rosary before the meeting, we will start at 6:30pm.
Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is $7.
2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes but would like a box, please advise Br. Nathanael.
2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.
St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.
St. Peter Baptist ~ Franciscan martyr in Japan. Born near Avila, Spain, he became a Franciscan in 1567 and was sent first to Mexico and then to the Philippines in 1583. Ten years later he was ordered to Japan where he worked as commissary for the order in the islands. Arrested by officials, he and twenty six others were all crucified near Nagasaki at the order of the Taiko Toyotomi Hideyoshi who had launched the persecution of the Christians in Japan. Canonized in 1862, Peter and the others are called the Martyrs of Japan.