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SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH

Fr. Peter Proulx, Pastor Sr. Sheila Whelan GSIC Deacon Don Smith
331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396
Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6
Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
E mail: sfx.parish@on.aibn.com Web Site: www.sfxrenfrew.blogspot.com
“St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.”

EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 12TH, 2009

What good would life have


been to us had
Christ not come as our Redeemer?
(from the “Exsultet”)

Christ has come.


Christ has rredeemed
edeemed us.
We are his people –
In the words of Jesus
“Do not be afraid…”
As an Easter people let us not
then be afraid to tell the world
thenbe
that we are redeemed,
thatwe
we can rise with Him.
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON Apr. 13 NO PARISH LITURGY
TUE Apr. 14 NO PARISH LITURGY
WED Apr. 15 4:15 p.m. Carl Garskey – Marcella Cybulski & Family
THUR Apr. 16 10:30 a.m. Bonnechere Manor: Allan Murray – Andrew & Irene Murray
12:10p.m. Amelia Yantha – The Rouble Family
FRI Apr. 17 8:00 a.m. Della Freemark – The Brewer Family
SAT Apr. 18 5:00 p.m. Darlene Belanger – Gerry & Cecilia Kusluski
SUN Apr. 19 10:30 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lumchick, John, James, Margaret & Gertrude
- Thomas Lumchick
Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently,
especially T. J. McLellan.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN: “Let us raise up in prayer those who seek God’s
healing love, those at the hospital, hospice and at home. May your struggle be consoled
by Christ’s love“.

SUNDAY OFFERING: $5,598.21 PLEASE NOTE: The Bereavement


$4,783.21 [ 271 postings] + $815.00 [17 EFT postings]). Group will not meet this Monday evening.
LITURGICAL ROLES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Council 1916
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2 of Easter April 18th/19th, 2009 Renfrew, will hold their next General
SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. Meeting on Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – J. Cuff; P. Dowdall in the Knights of Columbus Hall. All
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – A. & W. Wren; members invited to attend.
M. & V. Proulx
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – K. Black; C.W.L. MEETING: Monthly C.W.L.
G. Curry; C. Sulpher; V. & K. Windle meeting on April 14 will commence with a
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SERVERS – A. Carthy-Varsch; L. & A. Freemark; short video entitle “For God and Canada”.
B. Kingsbury
All ladies of the parish are invited to join us.
SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – N. Saumure; M. Richards DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – April 19 th ,
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – R. Laxton;
» Church of The Most Holy Name of Jesus,
L. Warren; Y. Kohl; T.B.A. Pembroke: Celebrations begin at 2 p.m.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – S. O’Neil; » St. James the Less Parish, Eganville:
M. Charbonneau; A. Blackburn; D. & B. O’Connor Celebration begins at 3 p.m.
SERVERS – S. Rowat; K. Landriault; A. & D. Limlaw See posters

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER BOOK CLUB: will be reading “The Shack” by William P. Young. If
you would like to participate contact
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Heidi Robinson at 432-3137 or heidirob30@hotmail.com.
Book pick up will be April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory basement. First meeting:
Monday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. followed by biweekly meetings after the start date.
Our group is very relaxed and flexible. New members welcome!
RENFREW CHILDREN/YOUTH CHORUS: present “SING“ at Our Lady of Fatima
School on Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. with Special Guests The Valley Harmonizers. Tickets:$5
Children under 10: Free. See posters.
SUNDAY BRUNCH: held by Our Lady of Mount Carmel C.W.L. of LaPasse.
Sunday, April 19th from 10 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. See posters.
RENFREW & DISTRICT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: invites you to celebrate Christian Education Week with
them. Special events April 20 – 24. Two special events are Seniors’ Day and Food Festival & Science Fair
Open House.
Youth summit 2009 in Quebec City, May 15 –18 : For Young Adults (18 – 35y yrs)! Be a part of mission,
celebration, catechesis and formation this weekend with a special liturgy to burn all the prayers placed into the Ark
of the New Covenant that travelled across Canada leading up to the Eucharistic Congress in 2008 and join in the
transfer of the Ark to the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Deadline April 24th. For information: Father Réal Ouellette
(819) 683-2056 or padrereal2002@yahoo.ca.
FR. STAN FORTUNA (the rappin’ priest): at St. Mary’s parish, Ottawa, Saturday, May 23. Hop on the bus
from the Diocese
Diocese of Pembroke to attend this 1 day event not to be forgotten. Ages 12 – 21. Chaperones
are required for large groups. Deadline
Deadline May 5. Limited spaces. Registration info. available at the FLYMO:
(613) 732-
732-7933 ex. 208

COOKERY CLASSES: A heartfelt thanks to Mary-


Mary-Liz Burnett (and her assistant Hannah)
for her informative and delicious class on Asian
Asian Cooking. A great time was had by all. The
Thanks
food and instruction brought together parishioners for a wonderful evening. Thanks Mary-
Mary-Liz.