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Fr. Kerry Brennan, Pastor Deacon Don Smith 331 Plaunt Street, South; P.O. Box 396 Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6 Tel: (613) 432-5825 Fax: (613) 432-6663
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St. Francis Xavier, a welcoming faith community lovingly sharing the gifts of God.


PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED: We pray for our loved ones who have died recently especially Morrie Wallace, Cecelia Donohue and Claire Hamilton. PRAYERS FOR THE SICK AND SHUT-IN: Let us raise up in prayer t h o s e who seek Gods healing love, those at the hospital, hospice and at home especially Audrey Hawley, Sara ONeill, Fr. Ken OBrien, Garry Latendresse, John Albert, Ambrose Adamchick and Joan Prince.


WELCOME BISHOP MULHALL!: This Sunday we welcome Bishop Mulhall to install Father Brennan as Pastor and to re-dedicate the Holy Water Fount from the original St. Francis Xavier Church. We appreciate the presence of our Chief Shepherd among us. May God bless his ministry in our Diocese.
WEEKDAY MASSES: This week we welcome the students and staff of St. Thomas the Apostle School and St. Joseph`s High School as they celebrate their new school year with a liturgy. TUESDAY at 9:30 a.m.: St. Thomas the Apostle School. WEDNESDAY at 9:30 a.m.: St. Joseph High School. Please note the time of this Mass.
NEW LECTORS/COMMENTATORS: There is always room for additional LECTORS and COMMENTATORS. It would be especially helpful to have more people for the Saturday evening Mass. Our HOSPITALITY MINISTRY can always use new faces also. Please speak to Fr. Brennan or call the office if you would like to assist. MINISTRIES SCHEDULE: runs out the end of this month. If there are any changes for current ministers, please notify the office ASAP.

LOW GLUTEN HOSTS: If anyone suffers from celiac disease and cannot receive the Body of Christ, please call the office and let us know. We now have low gluten hosts available at Mass.


n October 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" would begin Oct. 11, 2012 and conclude on Nov. 24, 2013. October 11, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and also the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Locally, Bishop Mulhall will preside at an Opening Mass to be celebrated at St. Columbkille Cathedral at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th,, 2012. All faithful of the diocese are invited to join Bishop Mulhall and priests of the diocese for this liturgy. Over the next few weeks we will examine some aspects of this "Year of Faith" 1. What is the Year of Faith? At certain times in the history of the church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to deepening their understanding of a particular aspect of the faith. In 1967, Pope Paul VI announced a Year of Faith commemorating the 19 th centenary of the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul. The 1967 Year of Faith called upon the church to recall the supreme act of witness by these two saints so that their martyrdom might inspire the present day church to collectively and individually make a sincere profession of faith. The upcoming Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI is a "summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world" (Prta idei 6). In other words, the Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion - to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The pope has described this conversion as opening the "door of faith" (see Acts 14:27). The "door of faith" is opened at one's baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and the church.

MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept 22 Sept 23 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. NO PARISH LITURGY Annie Rekowski - Garry & Catherine Molson Bill Keon - George Whalen Patrick HolleyTerry & Evelyn McHale BONNECHERE MANOR: Morrie Wallace - The Family Tom & Clarrisa Mahusky - The Family Evelyn Morglan - Lois & Famliy Intentions of the Parishioners - Father Brennan 10:30 a.m. Alma Benish - Stan & Family Brazeau & Kusluski Families - Tim & Bob

LITURGICAL ROLES 25 Sunday of Ordinary Time September 23rd, 2012


SATURDAY EVENING MASS - 5:00 p.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD C. Walters; S. McCanna MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY L. & G. Curry; T. Brazeau; B. Kusluski MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST G. & S. Harper; G. Curry; L. Neville; K. Coulas SERVERS K. & C. & K. Dowdall; L. Zohr CANTOR - C. Slight

SUNDAY MORNING MASS - 10:30 a.m. MINISTERS OF THE WORD D. Fleury; R. Russell MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY D. & C. Varrin; A. Agnew; L. Sammon EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS M. Charbonneau D. Lennox; M. L. Rowat; D. Yantha; D. Yemen SERVERS E. Freamo; S. Brown; S. Lafont; N. Lesk CANTOR R. Laxton CHILRENS LITUGRY - C. Brown; S. Barkey


September 16

*Tues., September 18

UPCOMING EVENTS AT S.F.X. SFX Cemetery Celebration of New Life Service SFX Cemetery (Rain: SFX Church) Finance & Property (Rectory Mtg. Rm. #2)

2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The St. Francis Xavier CWL News:

CWL NOMINATIONS: The S.F.X. C.W.L. Council is now accepting nominations for the 2013 - 2015 C.W.L. Executive. If you wish to make a nomination please contact Lore Coyne at 613-4339298 by September 30 th, 2012. CRAFTERS GET READY! Looking ahead to our Tea & Talent Sale in November, now is the time to start working on crafts for our Craft Table. Also, when putting your preserves, (jams, jellies, pickles, relishes), please dont forget to set aside a few jars for our Specialty Foods Table. World Youth Day 2013 Rio de Janiero, Brazil-July 23-28 Go make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19)
The diocese is planning a pilgrimage to attend this epic event. Those interested are invited to contact the Family Life and Youth Ministry Office by September 28th, 2012. Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of travel.


Sunday, November 4, 2012
St. Elizabeth's Parish, Vinton to St. Peter's Parish, Fort Coulonge (13 km along the Pontiac bike trail) ALL are welcome

Join us for a "Walk of Faith" for the Year of Faith!

This event is sponsored by the

Family Life and Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pembroke

Copies of itinerary available at church entrances

SUNDAY OFFERING: Sept. 9 - $3,947.36

Envelopes - $3,450.00 + EFT - $253.00 + Loose - $244.36 Thank you for generous and ongoing support of the parish

ECCLESIA: The September issue of the Diocesan newsletter may be found at the church entrances. This months issue has some interesting articles, one with a very local flavour. There is also a Diocesan financial report included. We encourage you to pick up a paper and peruse it.


Celebration of New Life

Sunday, September 16 th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery In case of rain the celebration will be moved to St. Francis Xavier Church.