St. Augustine/St. Theresa website

St. Augustine/St. Theresa website

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa

Sunday 1:00 pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan 

Mass Schedule

Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Augustine (*September- Mid-May)
Saturday 5.00pm* - St. Joseph's, Shebandowan
(*Mid-May-September/until Labour Day)
Sunday 9.00am - St. Augustine
Sunday 11.00am - St. Theresa
Sunday 12.15pm* - St. Philip's, Hymers (*2nd & 4th Sundays/July & August)



Rev. Randal Morisseau
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary



Rev. Joseph Arockiam - Parish Priest
Suzanne Huot - Bookkeeper
Myra Hupet - Parish Secretary

Bulletin

Reflection for October 22nd, 2017

(38) 29th Sunday Ordinary Time (Year A)

World Mission Sunday

Dear people, there is no Church without Jesus, the Corner Stone of the Church that brings forth 'Good News.' The church has no mission without the mission of Jesus, the Forerunner of our faith and Bearer of Good News.

Today’s celebration, the World Mission Sunday, reminds us that the mission of the Church originates from Jesus, the Missionary of the heavenly Father. Out of his compassion for us, the heavenly Father sent his only Son the Lord Jesus Christ so that through him we shall inherit eternal life and salvation.

As a missionary of the Father, Christ the Lord went in search of the poor and the needy, and the sorrowful and the grieving announcing the good news of salvation and delivering them from the power of sin and darkness.

He has set an example for us. Through our rebirth in Baptism, we are called to continue his mission to the broken humanity. Let us draw our grace and strength from the Paschal Mysteries of Christ and the strength and the foundation of every missionary. Let us be assured that we are the Church and Christ is the corner stone of our faith and strength and we are called to bring God's goodness to all in word and deed.


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Contact phone number: 807-935-2898

Parish Community Announcements:

St. Theresa Women's Group Meeting: The ladies of St. Theresa's Women's Group meet every 3rd Sunday of the month, following lunch. They meet in the church hall of St. Theresa. They extend invitation to any women who would like to be part of this group. Sunday, November 12th, 2017, is the next monthly meeting instead of the third Sunday. Remember anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

JOIN Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Discalced Carmelite Secular Order Community: OCDS is now accepting applications to begin in September 2017. The Community meets monthly at Corpus Christi Parish. For more information, please contact Sharon Low at 807-577-8296 or Gail Gibbons at 807-683-8981.

Msgr. Stilla’s Bible Series Msgr. Pat Stilla is presenting the sixth in our series of Bible courses, designed to help us better understand and appreciate our faith through our study of the Bible. The last talk for the 2017 fall course will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Centre on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The topic will be “Popular Bible Passages and What They Mean”. Everyone welcome!

Development & Peace: Tools for Catholic Social Action: This training session for Catholic leaders is being held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Pastoral Centre. This first workshop in a 4-part series will include a segment on the See-Judge-Act model, as well as an introduction to a new campaign, Women at the Heart of Peace. For more information, please contact Genevieve Gallant at 613-738-9644 or ggallant@devp.org, or Debbie DeBruyne at 807-346-1266 or ddebruyne@tbcschools.ca.

St. Peter’s CWL will be hosting a Living Rosary on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church. Everyone is welcome, refreshments to follow.

Memorial Prayer Service & Annual Memorial Mass A Memorial Prayer Service will be held at the Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:00pm. The Annual Memorial Mass will be held at St. Dominic Church on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00am. Everyone welcome!

Mark Your Calendar: R.C.I.A. meetings: Next meeting is Monday, November 6th, 6:30 p.m. in the basement hall of St. Theresa church. Following that, the meetings will be every second Monday evening, same time and place. These meetings are for those who are inquiring about the Catholic faith and for those who want to join the Catholic Church. For more information, please contact Sharon Low at 577-8296.

Hear the bells ringing … Are you interested in joining a bell choir? This is a rewarding and fun experience! Practices are Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St. Dominic Church. Minimal music reading skills are an asset. Contact John Scaffeo at 807-620-0188 or leave a message with the church rectory at 807-577-5672.

Early Christmas Gifts: The Pastoral Centre has reduced the requested donation on many of their in-stock books and items, to make room for new things. If you are not averse to starting your stress-free Christmas shopping a couple of months in advance, please check it out. Christmas cards, books, ornaments and spiritual items are on display.

Scripture Study: Homiletics Do you want to have a deeper, richer experience of the Sunday Mass? Join in a study of the Sunday Readings using the Lectio Divina method of prayer at the Kateri Church on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm, beginning September 12, 2017. For more information, please call Penny at 807-285-0201 or 807-631-7467.

National Euthanasia Symposium This Symposium will be live streamed from Toronto at Holy Angels Parish Hall in Schreiber on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, visit www.epcc.ca and click on “Symposium”. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. To register, contact Betty Hanley (807-825-9048) or Lorraine Payette (807-824-2369 or schapman@bell.net).

40 Days for Life: The Right to Life Association will be running a 40 Days for Life campaign from September 27th to November 5th. This campaign is to end abortion. This is an interdenominational, faith based effort made up to three key components: prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil. Learn more at www.40daysforlife.come/thunder-bay.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS In Support of our Community Projects SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS Take Out & Sit Down Suppers SUNDAYS, November 5, December 3 Take Out 1:00 – 5:30 pm Supper 5:30 pm Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, Buns, Coffee /Tea~ All You Can Eat ~Reservations 623-3252 FOR TAKE OUTS PLEASE BRING YOUR CONTAINERS *TAKE OUT ONLY* *THURSDAYS 3-6 pm* November, 23, Call 623-3252 To Confirm Dates {PLEASE Bring Your Own Containers} Columbus Centre, 301 S. May St. 623-3252St. Theresa Parish: Coffee (lunch!) after Mass will begin on Sunday, September 14th, after 11 a.m. Mass at St. Theresa's. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Paint Nite Fundraiser – Knights of Columbus This KC Hockey/Columbus Centre fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Columbus Centre. Sign up at www.paintnite.com or by calling Rosie at 807-623-3252.

Two-Bit Auction The St. Elizabeth CWL is hosting a two-bit auction at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the Msgr Carroll Hall at St. Elizabeth Church. Bring your quarters! Tickets ($5) are available at the door or in advance at the church office from 9:00am to 12:00noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Thunder Bay Street Gospel This unique, twenty-first century witnessing tool is produced by the Diocese of Thunder Bay and supported by St. Margaret and St. Agnes Churches. Each weekly production features individuals from within our diocese reflecting on the Sunday readings. To watch these productions, search for Thunder Bay Street Gospel on Facebook (here) or YouTube (here). Don’t forget to look for a new episode each week!

Fun and Faith Program: Holy Family Church welcomes children Grade 3 to Grade 6 every Tuesday (Holiday school days exception) from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for an after school free program gathering of Fun and Faith: bible studies, games, music and movies, snacks. Students will meet in the library at Holy Family School and walk over to the Church with our leaders. Pick up will be at the Church Hall. Please submit permission forms to Holy Family School. If you have questions contact us at Holy Family Church: Office hours open (M-W-F) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Phone 807-473-9722

You Can Understand the Bible! If you want a better understanding of your faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join the Bible Timeline study at Holy Family Church on Thursday nights, beginning September 14, 2017 after the 7:00pm Mass. The cost of the participant’s kit is $25. For more information or to register, please contact Hannah Hay at 807-628-7093 or adultfaith@dotb.ca.

Post-Abortion Support Group Many suffer silently following an abortion and have nowhere to turn and no one with whom to share their hearts. Join a support group to find encouragement and opportunities for dealing with grief and loss as you study the book “A Season to Heal”. The only cost is the price of the book ($9). Preparation time needs to be spent before each meeting, which is held every two weeks, beginning Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:00pm at Faith Chapel, 193 Bruce St (near Grandview Mall). To register, please call Mary Jo (807-252-7420) or Terry (807-476-4715). All contacts are kept strictly confidential. Rides can be arranged!

ALPHA St. Agnes Parish is running the Alpha program beginning Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that deal with concepts of Christianity. Each session consists of appetizers, a thought-provoking video, and small group discussions. There is no obligation to participate in the discussions, and there is no charge to attend. To register, please call Kim Coursolle at 807-628-2724. To see how this program has changed lives locally, search for “St. Agnes Alpha Promo 2017” on YouTube.

Are you Catholic and want to know more about your faith and Church teachings? Are you not Catholic and are interested in joining the Church? Or are you not Catholic, and just curious? Please join us for the RCIA program beginning in September. For more information, telephone Sharon at 577-8296.

Rosie’s Lunch Buffet: Enjoy lunch with your family, friends or colleagues at the Columbus Centre (301 S. May Street) on Fridays from 11:30am to 2:00pm. Rosie’s Lunch Buffet boasts crowd-pleasing favourites such as pasta, meatballs, chicken, perogies, potatoes/gravy and vegetables, as well as breads, desserts and beverages. The cost is $12.50/person. Walk in or make a reservation by calling 807-623-3252.

Divorce Care: St. Agnes Church is hosting DivorceCare on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This support group offers a warm, caring environment, an oasis in an otherwise difficult season of your life. Dynamic, information-packed videos, small group discussions, journaling and personal study exercises are just a few of the benefits of attending. Find help, discover hope, and experience healing. Register by calling the church office at 807-475-7489 or just drop in on any Wednesday night.

Faith Enrichment and Fellowship for Men: All men of the Diocese are invited to a weekly Morning Men's Group on Mondays from 8:00am to 9:30am in St. Patrick Rectory downstairs meeting room. Through teaching videos, this group assists men to better understand, live and share their faith. All are welcome to come when you can! For more information, please contact Doug McClure at 807-708-4143

First Friday Vigil Every first Friday, Corpus Christi Church is hosting an adoration/vigil of prayer. It begins at 9:00pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and includes reconciliation, praise and worship, Stations of the Cross and various devotions and prayers throughout the night, ending with benediction at 6:00am. The vigil is offered for the upholding of dignity of human life, and on behalf of families, married couples and priests. Contact Irene at 807-629-6437 or irenehines555@msn.com.



MASS SCHEDULE

SAT. October 21st, 2017 to SUN. October 28th, 2017

Saturday, October 21st

5:00 p.m. Mass

St. Augustine

Sunday, October 22nd

9:00 a.m. Mass

11:00 a.m. Mass

St. Augustine

St. Theresa



Saturday, October 28th

5.00 p.m.

St. Augustine

Sunday, October 29th

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

St. Augustine

St. Theresa



Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalen