HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISHES
Pastor: Fr. Dennis Lamey St. Peter's Parish , Phone 1-902-535-2053
Pastor: Fr. Mariadoss Lourdusamy; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 145, L'Ardoise NS B0E 1S0
Phone: 1-902-587-2416/E-Mail: email@example.com Fax:587-2529
Holy Guardian Angels Parish website: www.seaside.ns.ca/~hgap
5th Sunday of Lent
March 25, 2012
John 12:20-23 Think about what happens to seeds planted in the ground,warmed by the sun and watered by the rain. In today's Gospel Jesus tells Phillip and Andrew what will happen to him. Just like the seed that changes into a beautiful flower, Jesus will overcome death, and so will we.
Mon., Mar. 26 – 9:00 am H.G.A. Church - Connie Martell
Tues., Mar. 27 - 6:30pm H.G.A. Church - Felix & Sarah Pottie & family
Wed., Mar. 28 - 9:00am H.G.A. Church – Joe & Dwight Shuraman
Wed., Mar. 28 - 6:00pm Immaculate Conception – Stations of the Cross/Mass
Thurs., Mar. 29 - 10:30am Richmond Villa
Fri., Mar. 30 - 6:00pm St. Peters Chapel
Fri., Mar. 30 - 6:30pm HGA Church - Stations of the Cross/Mass
Sat., Mar. 31 - 6:30pm St. Peters Church -
Sat., Mar. 31 – 7:00pm H.G.A. Church- Joseph & Howard Gracie from Beatrice Gracie
Sun., Apr. 01 - 10:00am St. John the Baptist
Sun., Apr. 01- 11:15am Immaculate Conception-Barra Head-
Holy Guardian Angels
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic
Gifts Servers 03/31/12
Bill,Frances & Kathleen
Leona L/Lorraine W. Temeka/Gage Elaine
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic
Gifts Servers 04/01/12
Joe, Chris & Alex
Theresa & Family Cooper & Molly
Holy Hour L'Ardoise - Holy Guardian Angels Church - Mondays 9:30–10:30, following Mass;
L'Ardoise Prayer and Faith Sharing Group Glebe House Tuesday 7pm , following Mass .
House Blessing: Please call the Glebe 587-2416 if you would like Father Mariadoss to bless your home.
Sick and Shut-ins : Please call the Glebe 587-2416 if you would like Father Mariadoss to visit you and/or bring you Holy Communion if you are sick or unable to get out.
Feasts this Week: March 29- St. Joseph of Arimathea
Lent: Week 5
Intention: Pray for those suffering from natural disasters
Action: At this midpoint of Lent, all who have received the sacrament should go to confession.
Fasting: Sacrifice: Instead of going to the movies or a sporting event, visit someone in the hospital or house bound.
Almsgiving: Action: Make a donation to Catholic Relief Services or another charity that sends aid to disaster zones.
Confessions: L'Ardoise Friday, March 30, -10-12noon and 5:30- 6:30pm, St. Peter's Church - Saturday, March 31, - 10-11 and 11-12 individual confessions Rite 1-Priests from other parishes. Communal Penance Service: April 4 @ 6:30 in St. John the Baptist, River Bourgeois for all East Richmond Churches, Rite2
Pro-Life: The pro-life materials sponsored by priests for Life Canada will be on display at the entrance of Immaculate Conception Church on Sunday, March 25. Please take as many pamplets as you'd like . Pass them on.
The National Catholic Mission 2012, “Three Troubling Questions”, will be broadcast on VISIONTV on Monday, April 2, (Pt. 1) and Tuesday, April 3(Pt 2) at 7:00PM and repeated at 11:00PM. It will feature Father John Heagle, Sister Barbara Leonhard O.F.S., James McGill and Father Pat Fitzpatrick – all of whom will deal with questions that trouble us all.
The Chrism Mass for the Antigonish Diocese will be held in Our Lady of Assumption Church in Arichat on Monday, April 2 at 4:00pm.
Upcoming Events: Seafood and Corn Chowder Good Friday – After Church service
Admission - $5.00 Community Center – L'Ardoise
Pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre and Cap de la Madeleine and St. Joseph's Oratory leaving Inverness on June 10th 2012, returning on June 16th, 2012. For more info please contact Sadie Burton at 902-461-9051. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept.30-Oct.8 ($2150):Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Info: Hector Caissie (506) 857-5027 or email@example.com
October 11-20($2795): Pilgrimage to Holy Land, INFO: Marie Desjardins @ (207) 868-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EASTER FLOWERS: We are accepting donations for Easter Flowers in memory of someone.
Cleaning of Church will be Friday, March 30 at 9:00 AM . Please don't leave any personal items in the pews.
Daffodil Campaign – Join the fight against cancer. Daffodils are due to be delivered around March 28, $7.00 a bunch. Pre-order if you like. Call Jean C. Pottie 587-2480, Lorraine Westlake 587-2007 or Maureen Sampson 587-2517
Behold the Cross: If we are going to be followers of Jesus, he tells us that each person must “take up his cross, and follow me”(Mt:16:24). The Stations of the Cross is an ancient meditation on Jesus' journey to the cross and eventually the tomb. Usually offered on Fridays(6:30pm) throughout Lent and especially on Good Friday(2:15), participating in the Stations as a family is a way to acknowledge our own crosses and is a reminder that Christ's suffering offers hope in the midst of daily struggles. Talk with your children about the crosses they might be carrying. Are they struggling with peer pressure? Our crosses are bearable because Jesus promises to help us carry them. After all, He reminds us, “my yoke is easy, and my burden light”(Mt 11:30).
The Diocese of Antigonish is asking parishoners to help determine its pastoral direction for the next five years. Bishop Dunn says “The recent events that have touched every person in our diocese have led to a great deal of reflection upon the Church's need to bring justice, compassion, healing, hope and new life to the people of God”. It's important that we all have a voice to achieve healing and direction for our diocesan family.
The papers for discussion and for your recommendations & suggestions are at the entrance to the Church. Please take one and upon completion return it to the Church before the first Sunday in May. Envelopes are also provided(HGA). Any questions may be directed to Joe MacNeil of Barra Head 535-3311 or Carol Sampson L'Ardoise 587-2233. All papers will be forwarded to the deanery and diocese levels.
Adult Choir: Choir practice will be on Monday, March 26@ 2:00PM. His practice is to prepare for Holy Week.