To Be Faithful Servants Walking God's Talk
This Weeks Readings: Ezekiel 34.11-12, 15-17; Psalm 23; 1 Corinthians 15.20-26, 28; Matthew 25.31-46.
Jesus, our Shepherd and King seeks out the lost and rescues the weak with his strong arm. He personally destroys death, and draws all people to himself in the Kingdom over which he reigns. We are his subjects and workers in the Kingdom. He expects a reckoning of the responsibility he has entrusted to us, an accountability for his investment in us, his followers. If we have chosen wisely and responsibly, he joyfully throws a banquet and welcomes us into his abode as good and faithful servants.
Next Week's Readings: Isaiah 63.16b-17; 64.1, 3-8; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1.3-9; Mark 13.33-37.
The month of November is when we, as Christian people, have traditionally remembered and prayed for those that have died. We will once again put out the Book of Remembrance for parishioners to write the names of those loved ones who have passed away. Names that are in the book will be remembered in all of our masses in November.
For the past several years, parishioners of St. Patrick’s have shown their generous spirit at Christmas time to support those in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul together with Friends of Dismas work together to make this happen. Over the years, the Christmas Outreach program has reached out to 200 + families as well as men and women in half-way houses in Toronto.
Parishioners will be asked to adopt a family and provide gift cards that will allow parents who are struggling to provide a Christmas meal and gifts for their families. You will be able to donate gift cards in any amount. A tax receipt for donations over $20.00 will be issued. The drop off of gift cards is scheduled for the weekend of November 29 & 30, 2014 in the St. Brendan’s Room. To sign-up for this year’s Christmas Outreach program, please visit the parish office.
The Catholic Women’s League will be hosting this year’s Advent Retreat on:
Saturday December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the large hall. The guest speaker is Fr. Mark Robson from St. Augustine Seminary. This year’s theme is ‘Preparing the Way of the Lord: Understanding our Past, Present and Future’. Everyone is welcome.