Saturday, 26 July 2014

Parish Notices for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. August 31st is traditionally the day we host our annual fund raising Independence Barbeque. Due to the change of parish priest the event was postponed to a later date. The new date being suggested is Saturday 27th September. We need your help with donations, sales of tickets, ingredients. The events committee will meet on Monday 28th Jul at 6pm in the Pastoral Centre. Anyone interested in helping can also attend. 
  2. In 2015 we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of our church building. Therefore funds generated from the BBQ and other events will go towards our 200th Anniversary celebrations. Planning for this event is ongoing. Suggestions are welcomed. 
  3. Mass Intentions. If you would like to have a Mass offered, please use the Mass Intention envelope detailing the information on the front of the envelope. You can give the completed envelopes to the Sacristan Catherine Sellier, Morris Smith, Deacon Jeffrey (if you happen to see him) or you can bring it to the Parish Office. At St. Jude’s you can check with Michael Hill. 
  4. Mass for the Sick is on Saturday 9th August @ 10am. Ministers who take communion to the sick please make arrangements for these persons to attend this special Mass. 
Blessings to ALL our parishioners this week!   

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fr. Karol's Farewell Mass On Demand - VIDEO

Here you can view Fr. Karol's Farewell Mass (June 29th) in its entirety ON DEMAND.
Video Courtesy: Maria Pantin.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Today, the church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus, in honor of her having given the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock (see image). According to a pious tradition this took place at Cambridge in England in 1251. Patrick Duffy tells the story of the Carmelites.
A scapular was originally a form of clothing, which monks wore when they were working. With the passage of time, it got a symbolic meaning: the cross to be borne every day as disciples and followers of Christ. In some religious orders, like the Carmelites, the scapular became a symbol of their way of life. It also became a badge of association with a particular religious group in a lay third order. It signifies commitment to follow Jesus, like Mary, the perfect model of a disciple of Jesus.

A pious tradition tells how Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock at Cambridge, England, in 1251. In answer to his appeal for help for his oppressed order, she appeared to him with a scapular in her hand (see image) and said: “Take, beloved son, this scapular of thine order as a badge of my confraternity and for thee and all Carmelites a special sign of grace; whoever dies in this garment, will not suffer everlasting fire. It is the sign of salvation, a safeguard in dangers, a pledge of peace and of the covenant”. This promise is extended to all who out of devotion to the Mother of God wear her habit or badge; they are as if they were affiliated to the Carmelite Order.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

New Parish Priest Announced

Archbishop Joseph Harris celebrated Holy Mass on Sunday July 13th at 8.30am and during the liturgy, Archbishop Harris made an official archdiocesan statement regarding the future of St. Joseph parish and an update on our incoming parish priest Msgr. Allan Ventour who is still admitted at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital.
As such, Archbishop Harris decided that Msgr. Cuthbert Alexander, current parish priest of St. Peter's R.C. Church, Carenage and Vicar for Communication will be assigned the new parish priest of St. Joseph/Mt. D'or which will take effect from September 1st.
We wish Msgr. Ventour a speedy recovery and ask that God's healing mercy will be upon him.
For more information, click HERE!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Parish Notices for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgy School 2014 is from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th August. See notice board for more information. Persons interested in participating can speak with Deacon Jeffrey.

A maxi is being organized for persons interested in attending Saturday and Sunday. Interested persons can contact Jennifer or Natoya Edmund (669-0206/480-1765) or come by the parish hall on Wednesday or Thursday evening at 5PM to register, pay and indicate your shirt size.

Blessings to ALL our parishioners this week!  

Friday, 11 July 2014

Prayer to St. Benedict of Nursia

Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.
Grant me a perfect end,
your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection
and life everlasting.