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Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit

Bishop, Msgr. Lionel Gendron, p.s.s. - Auxiliary Bishop, Msgr. Louis Dicaire
Diocesan web page: www.dsjl.org - Saint John Paul II website: http://johnpaul2.weebly.com

PARISH BULLETIN February 15th, 2015


FR. JOHNS WEBNOTES February 15 - 6th Ordinary Time
Today the modern media, which are an essential part of life for young people in particular, can be both a help and a
hindrance to communication in and between families. The media can be a hindrance if they become a way to avoid
listening to others, to evade physical contact, to fill up every moment of silence and rest, so that we forget that silence
is an integral element of communication; in its absence, words rich in content cannot exist. (BENEDICT XVI, Message
for the 2012 World Communications Day). Pope Francis. Message for World Communications Day, 2015
Observing people can be enlightening. How many times have you gone out for dinner, or a coffee and seen people
who are out with each other, but are glued to their electronic devises? I often wonder, why go out with others if your
whole time is dedicated to a devise and not the person in front of you? Are people not really saying someone is more
important than you at this moment?
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE BRINGS THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL FOR SHARE LENT 2015
On Ash Wednesday, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will launch its annual Share Lent campaign with the theme Sow much
love to give. This annual campaign raises funds to support its mission in more than 30 countries in Africa,
Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This year, each of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEs weekly bulletin
announcements features quotations from Pope Francis apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel. In each
one, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE shares the joy of its mission. We hope the Holy Fathers inspiring words will lead
you to read the full text, and move you to give generously to the Share Lent campaign. Learn more at
devp.org/sharelent.
New this year: Lent Calendar app!
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has created a new app for the Share Lent campaign for smartphones and tablets. Guiding
you day by day through the Lenten season, the app invites you to take three simple steps every day: learn, pray, and
act. Learn about DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE partners who are working to build a world or justice. Our Lent Calendar app
is available for download for free from the App Store or Google Play!
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE FUNDRAISING CONCERT PRESENTS: ROBERT LEBEL IN CONCERT
The La Prairie local council of Development and Peace is organized a fundraising concert featuring singer/songwriter
Robert Lebel on the evening of March 21st. The show will be presented at the Parish church of la Nativit de la
Vierge in Old La Prairie, at (155, ch de Saint-Jean, La Prairie, QC J5R 2J9).. Robert Lebel is best known for
composing the theme song of World Youth Day in 2002, Lumire du Monde (Light of the World). If you would like to
support the work of D&P by purchasing a ticket, please contact Dan Lafreniere at daniel.lafreniere@mcgill.ca or leave
a message with Susan Gardner at the diocesan center at 450-679-1100 ext. 277 There is a limited quantity for sale!
The price of a ticket is $30 each ($25 before March 1st, 2015) per adult entry and $20 for children or students.
LENTEN SPIRITUAL RETREAT with Alex LaSalle
The adult faith formation program of the SAINT JOHN PAUL II PASTORAL UNIT offers a spiritual retreat this year for
the Lenten period. Under the guidance of spiritual masters and teachers like St. John Cassian, Lorenzo Scupoli and Fr.
Robert Barron, we will meditate upon the 7 deadly sins and the ways to fight against them victoriously. Our Lenten
retreat will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 844 Notre Dame, St. Lambert and will span over 7 weeks. We
will meet at 7:30 pm on Monday, February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
ORGANIC FAITH SERIES / LENTEN BIBLE STUDY with Tom Foroglou
Please join us for a 3 part series focusing on the gospel and epistle readings of the 3rd and 5th Sundays of Lent as
well as the resurrection account of Easter Sunday. We will have an opportunity together to deepen our understanding
and appreciation of the most powerful and poetic passages of scripture that form the foundation of Christian theology
and faith. Our Lenten bible study will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 844 Notre Dame, St. Lambert. We
will meet at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4th, 18th, and April 1 st.
HEALING MASS FOLLOWED BY EUCHARISTIC PRAISE, WORSHIP & ADORATION
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Marys Parish, The Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer group will be hosting a
spiritual evening at St. Marys Parish, Greenfield Park (corner Miller & Grove) on Friday, February 27 that 7:00 pm.
The celebrant will be Fr. Vincent Esprit, fmi. For more information contact: Lorraine Pecus 450-445-0372.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 5901 CHRIST THE KING - ST. PATTYS DINNER DANCE
The Knights of Columbus council 5901 Christ the King will be hosting a St. Patty's dinner dance on Saturday, March
14th, in St. Mary's parish hall (735 Rue Miller, Greenfield Park) from 6:30 pm to...?! Ticket prices: $17.00 Table
reservations possible. Buy a whole table for 8 and get 8 tickets for the price of 7 (i.e. buy 7 and get 8th ticket free)
Music, dancing, Irish beers, and of course good Irish food! This is the first Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's dance. We
are the only Saint John Paul II Unit - wide non-parish based organization. Our members come from different parishes
in the Unit. The dance is an opportunity to socialize with people from other parishes in our Pastoral Unit. Contacts for
more info: Brian Sabourin: briansabourin4@hotmail.com (514-885-0702) ;
Michel Collette: mcollette@bell.net ; Frank Narciso: franknarciso@hotmail.com
Albert DeKoninck: albertdeko@gmail.com ; Chito Santos: j.s38385@gmail.com
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
The next WYD, will be held in Krakow, Poland from July 26-31, 2016, with Pope Francis and youth from all over the
world. It is open to young adults wanting to take part in a festive encounter centered on Jesus. It offers a unique way to
deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, with other young people who
share your interests and ambitions. For inquiries on WYD 2016, please contact Susan Gardner, pastoral coordinator,
Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit at susan.gardner@dsjl.org or call 450-679-1100 ext 277 and leave a message. In the
meantime, have a look at: http://youtu.be/_kjuG1sqO1w

ECUMENICAL LENTEN LUNCHES IN ST. BRUNO


Soup, bread, cheese and coffee for a $6.00 donation. Proceeds go to Third World relief organizations, or charities.
All are on Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
March 4th Paroisse Saint-Bruno, 1668 Montarville St.
March 11th Mount Bruno United Church, 25 Lakeview
March 18th St. Augustine of Canterbury - entrance 1741 Roberval St.
March 25th Trinity Anglican Church - entrance 1741 Roberval St.
ECUMENICAL LENTEN LUNCHES IN ST. LAMBERT
Soup, bread, cheese, tea, coffee and a light dessert for a $8.00 donation. Simple, healthy, & eco-friendly.
Proceeds go to benefit Third World relief organizations or charities. Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
February 25th - St. Barnabas Anglican, 95 Lorne
March 4th -

St. Lambert United, 415 Mercille

March 11th -

St. Andrews Presbyterian, 496 Birch

March 18th -

Paroisse St. Lambert, 41 Lorne

March 25th -

St. Francis of Assisi, 844 Notre Dame

WHERE AND WHEN IS THERE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION?


In our area, there are places where Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, is offered for our adoration in the Blessed
Sacrament of the Altar. To find the closest place or the most convenient time for you to adore, look at the list below.
HOLY CROSS PARISH - The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on the first Tuesday of each month
following the rosary which starts at 7:30 pm. For anyone joining for the adoration, it generally starts around 8:oo pm

and it lasts 30 minutes. Holy Cross Parish is located at 765, Pierre Pich Street, in Boucherville.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH - On the first Thursday of the month, right after the 9:00 am mass, the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed for about 45 minutes and the Blessed Sacrament is also exposed for silent adoration on the last
Saturday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (until May 30). St. Francis of Assisi Parish is located at 844 Notre Dame
Street, in St. Lambert.
ST. MARY'S PARISH - Each Saturday morning, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. Also,
on the first Friday of the month, mass is celebrated at 9:30 am. After mass up until 4:00 pm, St. Mary's Parish gives to
all the faithful the opportunity to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. St. Mary's Parish is located at 125
Grove Street, in Greenfield Park.
LA MAISON DE PRIRE NOTRE-DAME - The sisters from the Congregation of Notre-Dame CND open their quiet
and prayerful chapel, in the Maison de prire Notre-Dame, to all the faithful who wish to spend some time in a heart-toheart conversation with Jesus. The chapel is located at 180 De Normandie, Longueuil, and is open every day, from
9:00 am to 9:00 pm. To make sure the chapel is available for prayer, you can call: 450-674-4884.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER MISSION, Kahnawake - Benediction and Adoration on the last Sunday of each month from
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
RECONCILIATION THROUGHOUT LENT IN THE SAINT JOHN PAUL II PASTORAL UNIT
Communal celebration with individual confessions :
Sunday, March 22nd at 2:30 pm at St. Marys Church, (Miller & Grove, Greenfield Park)
Individual confessions in Parishes :
Tuesday, March 10th following the 9:30 am mass at St. Raymonds in Candiac
Tuesday, March 10th following the 7:00 pm mass at Good Shepherd in Brossard
Wednesday, March 18th following the 7:15 pm mass at St. Gabriels in St. Hubert
Tuesday, March 24th following the 7:00 pm mass at Good Shepherd in Brossard

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 18TH:


Good Shepherd: 7900 Naples, Brossard
7:30 pm - Mass and distribution of ashes
Holy Cross: 765 Pierre Piche, Boucherville
7:30 pm Mass and distribution of ashes
St. Augustines: Roberval & de Cherbourg, St. Bruno
9:15 am - Mass and distribution of ashes
7:00 pm - Ecumenical celebration and distribution of ashes
St. Clares: de Gentilly & Montarville, Longueuil
9:30 am Mass and distribution of ashes
St. Francis of Assisi: 844 Notre Dame, St. Lambert
7:30 pm - Ecumenical celebration and distribution of ashes
St. Francis Xavier: Kahnawake
5:00 pm - Mass and distribution of ashes
St. Gabriels: 5070 Gilbert, St. Hubert
7:30 pm - Mass and distribution of ashes
St. Marys: Miller & Grove, Greenfield Park
9:30 am - Mass and distribution of ashes

St. Raymonds: Centre Romo-V.-Patenaude,135 Haendel St., Candiac


7:30 pm Mass and distribution of ashes