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July 23 Lipiec -  16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Schedule of Masses:

      Monday –  July 24  - Mass in Polish/po polsku - 9:00 a.m. Holy Souls in Purgatory (Parishioner)

      Tuesday – July 25   - St. James (F) - No Mass 

      Wednesday - July 26  - St. Anne & St. Joachim (F) - 6:30 p.m. Rosary & Novena to O.L.O.C. - 7:00 p.m. +  Aloysius (Alex) Ostroskie (Mary Borutski) - No Bible Study

      Thursday -July 27 -  9:00 a.m. + Zigmund Bloskie  (Michael & Catherine Bloskie)

      Friday - July 28 -  3:00 p.m. Chaplet to the Divine Mercy - 7:00 p.m. + Msgr. Ambrose Pick (Knights of Columbus # 16003) - Chaplet to the Divine Mercy after Mass - Adoration from 3:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

      Saturday - July 29  -  St. Martha (M)   - 5:00 p.m. + + Felix & Mary Yantha & Doreen Matusheskie  (Emmett & Frances Pecarski)

      Sunday - July 30  - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time -  8:00 a.m. Parishioners -11:00 a.m.   + + Wanda & Stefan Ganko (Syn z zona)

      Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family & Friends of + Stanley Luckasavitch.  May he rest in peace.

                 in your prayers please remember:

      • All those hospitalized
      • Fr. Stanislaw Bijak, OMI
      • Everyone recovering from or waiting for surgery or treatments.
      • All our sick, & elderly parishioners.
      • All those at the manor, lodge and homebound.


Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann: Sunday July 30th with Most Rev. Christian Riesbeck, CC and Most Rev. Michael Mulhall “Evangelical Hearts”, Thursday July 27th at 7:00 p.m., Friday July 28th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 29th at 7:00 p.m. Mass and homily given each evening by Rev. Christian Riesbeck. Sunday July 30th 11:00 a.m. OUTDOOR MASS at the Shrine. 2:00 p.m. Mass for the Sick & anointing with St. Ann’s Oil.

St. Mary’s Annual Chicken Supper will be held on Sunday September 3rd. Raffle Tickets will be available for sale on this day and the draw will take place after the Supper at 6:00 p.m.

No Coffee after Mass: There will be no coffee after Mass during the summer.

St. Bernadette Parish in Bonfield: Parish Supper on Sunday July 30th, Sea Pie and beans served from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Games start at 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin of Tours Parish Supper: Sunday August 6th from 1:00 p.m. Adults $13.00, children ages 5 to 12 $5.00 and children under 5 are free.

St. Andrew’s Parish Supper & Bazaar: Sunday August 13th from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hot & cold buffet. Adults $13.00, children under 10 $5.00 and children under 4 are free.

St. Casimir’s Parish Supper: Sunday October 8th, Roast Beef & Bean, take-out available. Handicapped accessible, crafts, bingo, draws. Adults $13.00, children under 12 $5.00 & children under 5 are free

                                                                                                                                                                  Priests’ Priests Ordination to be aired on Cogeco TV: The Ordinations of our 4 new priests will be aired on Cogeco TV channels 12 (regular) and 700 (HDTV). The dates are Sunday August 20th at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Monday August 21st at 7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish Otter Lake: Parish Supper on July 23rd, Sea-pie, ham and beans served from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Games beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Community Open House: On Sunday July 23rd from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., 18 Karol Wojtyla Square in Barry’s Bay. There will be a campus tour, BBQ, activities for kids and door prizes. Bring A friend!

Diocesan Marriage Preparation Programs: are available at the following parishes: St. James the Less in Eganville, Sat. Oct. 14th & Sat. Oct. 28th. St. Francis Xavier in Renfrew, Sat. Feb. 24th & Sat. March 3rd. Our Lady of Lourdes in Pembroke, Sat. April 7th & Sat. April 14th. The evening sessions listed on the registration form are not available due to lack of interest at this time. For further information and registration forms and deadlines, contact Yvette Boruque at 613-732-7933 ext. 208 or yvettebourque@pembrokediocese.com.

Help is needed for the Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac: Help is needed with the set up of the grounds starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday July 22nd and the take down on Monday July 31st starting at 6:00 p.m. Help is also needed during the Pilgrimage days with various tasks & your assistance will be gratefully received.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College asks you to join us to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving & Celebration Banquet: On Saturday September 30th from 3:00 p.m. with a Mass at St. hedwig’s Church, Social at 4:15 p.m. on the College Campus and Banquet at 6:00 p.m. at the Paul J. Yakabuski Centre. Tickets are $60.00, purchase tickets online at www.seatofwisdom.ca/banquet or by from the college by calling 613-756-3082ext. 118.

An important note: Because of Lottery Licence requirements, the chicken supper tickets that were specifically assigned to envelope holders must be returned sold, partially sold or unsold.  All tickets, whether sold or unsold, must be accounted for before the draw in the evening of our annual parish supper.  Thanks

St. Ann’s: Walk the Opeongo Line July 27th to 30th. For more information see walktheopeongoline.com.

143rd Annual Pilgrimage to Ste. Anne de Beaupre on August 12th to 13th. Celebrant will be Bishop Michael Mulhall. For more information contact Frances Dagenais at 613-732-2235.

Grow-A-Row: This gardening season, why not plant an extra row of your favourite vegetables for the Madawaska Valley Food Bank. Start some extra indoor seedlings, you’ll help people learn to grow their own food. Seedlings and harvest can be dropped off at 188 Paugh Lake Road on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of any month. Call 613-756-3344 for info.

Change of time of Polish Sunday Mass in our Parish for summer season - from Sun., May 21 (inclusive) - to Sun., Oct. 8, 2017 - Mass in Polish language will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., not at 10:00 a.m. We are happy to welcome all our friends, guests and visitors.

Marianhill’s Hospice Palliative Care Unit is looking for volunteers willing to commit one afternoon or one morning per month, helping to provide additional services to our palliative residents. If you would like more information please call Wendy Biernaskie at 613-735-6839 ext. 479 to discuss further.

The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we honour her as patron and Mother of the Order, our mentor and our model of meditation & contemplation. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of Spirituality, teaches us how to pray. For more information about developing a lay vocation please contact Patricia Pristanski at 613-756-2267. Meetings are once a month at St. Andrew’s Parish in Killaloe.

Altar Servers: I would like to encourage and invite young people & adults to be Altar Servers during the Masses, especially on Sundays.  Thank you.

Confirmation Registration: Confirmation on June 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Andrews. If your child is in Grade 7 or 8 and has not received their registration letter for confirmation, please contact Fr. Goring as soon as possible at 613-757-2443. For children not enrolled in school, please contact Fr. Jan.

1st Communion: if you have a child preparing for their 1st Communion next year, please call Fr. Jan.

Please do not use the religious article corner at the back of the church for a drop off for unwanted and/or used religious articles. If you need assistance for proper disposal of such items, contact Fr. Jan.

Chicken Supper Convenor still needed! Anyone interested in this position , please apply in writing to Fr. Jan.

Tour of Kashubia: Anyone interested in going on a tour to Kashubia, please call Dave Shulist/Johnny Kashub at 613-756-1743 or email him at johnnykashub@kashub.com. The date of the tour is from June 19th to July 3rd, 2017.     Discover your Kashubian roots, meet relatives, visit museums, explore churches and villages  of your ancestors and celebrate Kashubian  festivals.

St. Mary’s Cemeteries’ Bylaws prohibit the placement of all candles (including tea lights, glass and plastic encased, etc.) in St. Mary’s and St. Stanislaus Cemeteries.  This not only is a fire hazard during the dry season but a danger during the grass cutting season because of broken glass and plastic.  Solar lights are allowed beside monuments or suspended on hangers.

Alzheimer Society, Barry’s Bay & Area Coffee Club. A monthly social and discussion group for persons living with early dementia and their family caregivers. At the Opeongo Seniors Centre on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. 

FORMED.ORG: Please note that diocese will be paying for one more year’s subscription to Formed.org which will end September 17th 2017. The password remains: CYN27A

Young people and adult men of all ages are needed to volunteer as altar servers. Please contact Fr. Jan.

Volunteer Opportunity: The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with running the Coffee Kiosk. If you have a few hours a week to help support us at “The Bean” by providing fresh brewed coffee to patients, staff and visitors, please contact the Foundation Office at 613-756-3045 ext. 217 or office@sfvhfoundation.com.

Pilgrimage to France: You are warmly invited to come on a pilgrimage to Aix-en-Provance in France. Your spiritual director and guide will be Fr. Janusz Blazejak, OMI. Cost if $3,358.00 plus taxes. For information contact Mira at Polimex Travel 905-238-6683.

CATHECHISM CLASSES FOR CHILDREN: for children and their parents as a preparation for the First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents please contact Fr. Jan at the church after the Mass or call the office @ 613-756-2344.

Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Please sign up on the list for Friday Adoration at the back of the church. Please choose your hour. Thank you and God bless you.

Please help support the building of a new 2 bed Hospice for our community by considering a donation to the Giving Wings to Hospice Campaign. Right now, the friends of Hospice will match every dollar raised in support of this project to a maximum of $90,000. For more information call 613-756-3045 ex. 217 or visit the SFVH Foundation Office.

 St. Hedwig’s Souvenir Book: Sto Lat: 100 years of Faith at St. Hedwig’s Parish is availbe for the cost of $20.00. Please contact Theresa Prince at 613-756-1085 or taprince@sympatico.ca.

The DVD Story of Canada’s First Polish Settlers Part 1, with English & Polish subtitles, is now available for sale for a cost of $20.00. If anyone is interested, please see Fr. Wojciech.

The Proud Inheritance, Ontario’s Kaszuby, a beautiful book available at the rectory for the cost of $15.00.

As women, we need to recharge our “spiritual batteries” to carry out our daily duties. As members of the Rosary Society, we would like to make the 1st Saturday of every month, a special day of bringing our concerns before our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. We invite everyone to join us on the 1st Saturday of the month to participate in the Mass which will be celebrated for this intention.

The Madawaska Food Bank has received numerous requests from people to provide an address where financial donations can be sent. To donate by cheque, please send to the following address: Madawaska Valley Food Bank, Box 161, Barry’s Bay, Ontario, K0J 1B0

E-Mail:  office@stmaryswilno.com


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