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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.”

ASCENSION OF THE LORD


TH
MAY 24 2009
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently,
especially Bernard Holley Sr., Marie Hanrahan, Laurette Cloutier and Lawrence
Dubeau.
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“.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH BURSARY: Reminder ► The annual high school
recipient of the parish bursary is chosen by the Pastoral Council at
their June meeting. A student from either high school in Renfrew may
apply by picking up the necessary paperwork from the parish office.
Applications must be returned to the office by June 1st.

PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY:


DIRECTORY The renewing our “Parish Photo Directory” is in full swing again.
A station is set up in the entrance of the church THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEKEND.
We hope to be more accessible to all who have not yet had their pictures taken.
We appreciate your taking the time to share your smile with us.

LET‘S JOURNEY TOGETHER — Topic: Life After Death – Resurrection (Large Hall)

CHURCH CROSS PAINTING: The painting of the church cross in the


steeple is slated to begin on June 2nd and will take about a week. Not
only will it be something to see – it will be a major repair to pay for!
Thank you for your ongoing generosity in sustaining our church.
R E M I N D E R : COMPLETED PARISH SUPPER OVERVIEW
FORMS WERE TO BE RETURNED LAST WEEKEND! IF YOU HAVE
NOT YET DONE SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOURS A.S.A.P.

S T. F R A N C I S X AV I E R PA R I S H L O T T E RY 2 0 0 9
To date approximately half of the 2500 books of tickets have been sold and the monies returned. All
who have helped by buying or selling tickets are to be commended for their generous and unfailing
support of this valuable parish fundraiser. The monies raised from the Lottery go to ongoing upgrades
to the infrastructure. Thank you for your tremendous support! If you have tickets please return, sold
or unsold, to the Parish Office by Sunday, May 31. Questions or information please call…...
~ Ken Harris 432-3961 Diane Dillon 432-3443 Richard Laxton 432-3861 ~

♫ Musical performance ♫:: Any performers – SUNDAY OFFERING: $4,188.60


vocalists, musicians, dancers – interested in par- $4,027.60 [236 postings] +
$161.00 [10 EFT postings].
ticipating in a musical performance at the Parish
Supper, Sunday, June 14 th are asked to contact POPE’S PASTORAL WORKS :
Mary Hass at 613-432-5104. ♫ ♫ $821.00

MARRIAGE BANNS
*Ashley Lee Meilleur & Christopher Jan Rathbone (2)
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS
Please carefully note the times of the daily Liturgies
MON May 25 7:00 p.m. Dennis Helferty – Wife, Barbara
TUE May 26 9:30 a.m. Intentions of Fr. Michael Smith (25th Anniv. of Ordination)
- Don & Nancy Smith
WED May 27 NO PARISH LITURGY
THU May 28 10:30 a.m. Bonnechere Manor: Thomas J. Murphy – Margaret Norton
12:10 p.m. Donnie Hunt – Elaine Turner
FRI May 29 8:00 a.m. Archie & Bernadette Pecore – Angela & Joan
SAT May 30 5:00 p.m. Russ Havelin – Barry & Eve Yantha
SUN May 31 10:30 a.m. Ed Pastway – T. J. & Gail Pastway
Intentions of the Parishioners – Father Proulx
LITURGICAL ROLES THIS WEEK AT S.F.X.:
Pentecost Sunday May 30th/31st, 2009 *Mon. Bereavement Grp. 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. (Parish Hall)
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – A.M. Slight; T. Skelhorn *Tues. Adult Faith Discussion Group 7:00 p.m.
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – B. & S. A. Holley; (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #2)
C. & D. Sulpher
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – T. Lemenchick; ●PARISH SUPPER LEADERS MEETING:
G. Blanchette; H. Robinson; L. Prince; J. Lynch
Wed, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Small Hall.
SERVERS – A. Carthy-Varsch; T. Sul
B. Kingsbury; K. Dowdall MESSENGERS OF THE SACRED HEART:
SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD – N. Saumure; J. Perry
are ready for pick up by subscribers.
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY – R. & L. Wojcik; PLEASE NOTE: ON WEDNESDAY,
WEDNESDAY,
B. & M. Charbonneau MAY 27 TH THE PARISH
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – A. Blackburn;
T. McIntyre; N. & M. Stroud; N. Smith
OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
SERVERS – K. Mulvihill; S. Lafont;
FOR A STAFF DEVELOPMENT
R. Blackburn; K. Landriault
DAY. AS WELL, THERE WILL
CHILDREN’S LITURGY: T.B.A.
BE NO PARISH
PARISH LITURGY.
SR. PAULINE COULTERMAN: has sent a
ALTAR SERVERS, COMMENTATORS,
very interesting update on the mission work
READERS, HOSPITALITY MINISTERS, &
of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chincha, Alta,
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: schedule runs
Peru. Sister describes how the Sisters and
until June 14. Next schedule will cover June
20 to September 27. If you have any plans to the people are rebuilding after the August
be away during that period please contact 2007 earthquake and how donations from
Anne Smith @ hydrobay smith@aol.com or S.F.X. have been utilized. Copies of Sister’s
613-646-2250 before May 31. letter are available at the church entrances.
We welcome many new new Liturgical Ministers as BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONT.-PEMBROKE:
we renew our ministerial groups. We thank invite you to join them in celebrating their Ontario
those who have served for many years and are Trillium Fund grant on May 27, - 7 p.m. - Marguerite
to other ministries. Fr. Proulx
also moving to Centre. RSVP: Tracey 613-732-7894. See posters.

C.W.L. NEWS: THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC GROUP


>CLOSING DINNER: will be held on Tues.,
OF ST. JOSEPH’S HIGH SCHOOL: will
June 9th at Charlie's Restaurant beginning at be having a fundraising BBQ and Bake
6 p.m. Please contact Lore Coyne (433-9298) Sale outside Sterling’s No Frills in Renfrew
by June 2nd if you will be attending.
on Saturday, May 30th between 11 a.m.
>LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN: members and 3 p.m. This event is to raise money
are urged to write letters to government
regarding a modern-day slavery: trafficking of directly for the people in need living in
human beings. Gains have been made, but the Dominican Republic. Also, the St.
much more needs to be done to prevent this Joseph’s High School Jazz Band will be
crime. For information packages, please
contact Arlette Hermans at 613-433-9056. performing around noon.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT for the whole


family f e a turing the magie of OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP,
BRAESIDE: Parish Supper on Sunday, May
“SPELLMASTER”. Saturday, May 30 @ 24th from 2 – 6 p.m. -BBQ chicken and all the
10:30 a.m. @ KIDS CORP, 167 Bruce St.
fixings - Adults: $12; Children under 12 – $5;
Free pizza lunch & treats. Everyone wel-
Children under 6 – Free. Please see posters.
come. See posters.