Weekly Bulletin

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sat.   Oct. 21st   5:30 pm –

Sun.  Oct. 22nd 11:00 am –


Wed. Oct. 25th  9:00 am –

Thur. Oct. 26th  9:00 am –

Fri.    Oct. 27th  9:00 am –

Sat.  Oct.  28th    5:30 pm -

Sun. Oct.  29th 11:00 am – In Thanksgiving of Jim & Carol’s 50th Wedding Anniversary by Ellen & Lorna


“I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.” Perhaps we can illustrate all this with one case, that of St. Thomas More, the English martyr. Robert Bolt dramatized More’s conflict – regarding what is Caesar’s and what is God’s – in the drama A Man for All Seasons. Recall the story. King Henry VIII of England is validly married. He appeals to Rome to annual the marriage. But there is no honest basis for annulment. Rome refuses. Henry takes matters into his own hands, declares himself Head of the Church in England and remarries. He then orders his friends and officials to sign a document declaring that they agree he acted rightly in the matter. Many of More’s friends sign, but More refuses. Henry demands that he sign or face arrest, trial for treason, and execution by the state. More refuses. He had two obligations, one to God and one to his country. When they conflicted, more had no choice but to remain faithful to his obligation to God. On his way to public execution in 1534, More encouraged the people to remain steadfast in the Faith. His last recorded words were: “I die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.” Today’s Gospel reminds us of our dual citizenship. We are citizens of the world and citizens of Heaven. We have an allegiance and an obligation to each. We hope the obligations will never clash. But if they ever do, we must resolve them as Thomas More did, without compromise to our God or to our conscience. (Mark Link in Sunday Homilies; quoted by Fr. Botelho).
……. Father Stephen’s: A Little Food for The Soul


Upcoming Parish Events
Oct. 21st (Sat.) CWL Whist/Cards & Lunch
Oct. 22nd (Sun.) Family Mass - Children's Choir
Oct. 28th (Sat.) Halloween Theme- Youth Group
Nov. 17th (Fri.) CWL Bazaar & Turkey Supper
Nov. 17th (Fri.) Senior Choir Practice 7:30 choir loft
Nov. 19th (Sun.) Senior Choir 10:30 choir loft
Zone Reflection Meeting: Monday, November 6th
at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Family - Ste-Marie-du-Lac - St-Francois-d'Assise
-Ste-Marie-Madelaine and St-Eustache (Parishes)
Cabane a Sucre Lalande / 862 Montee Laurin, St. Eustache, QC   J7R 0J2
We are asking as many parishioners as possible to attend this zone meeting.  Carpooling would be a good idea.  Please sign the sheet in the vestibule
           .............Holy Family Reflection Group
The office will be closed on Wednesday, October 25th as Lynne will be attending a special retreat day for Secretaries and Office Administrators in Montreal.

The Warden’s elections will be coming up soon.  There are 2-Three year terms to be filled.  To be warden one must be a Catholic, 18 years old and reside within the border of the parish.
I would invite everyone to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider your participation in the very important board.  Talk to those people you feel might be an asset to the parish as a warden; discuss it with others if you think you would bring skills to the table, but most of all pray the God will guide us and continue to bless our community.  In Christ’s Service…Wayne Riddell, President of the Fabrique of Holy Family Parish.


October 8th –$926.00

                             October 15th -$1256.15


FUNDSCRIP: Help Raise Funds for the Parish!

Buy cards for IGA, Metro, Super C or Maxi and gas on a monthly basis.  Other gift cards are available also.

October:     Order Dates    = Oct. 15th & Oct. 29th

                   Pick-Up Dates = Oct. 22nd & Nov. 5th

October Promotions:
Shell Gas - 3% instead of 2%
Giant Tiger – 5% instead of 3%
Amazon – 3% instead of 2%
              Think about ordering online, it’s quick & simple.
Fundscrip.Com (Invitation code: 97GGCN)

See the Parish Secretary for more information.

Envelopes:  Using a weekly collection envelope is an

                   important step in supporting your parish.

   New   ***We have a limited number of children’s

                    envelopes.  Just add your envelope #.

                   Tax receipts are available.

Home Visits: If you or someone you know is unable to

                   attend Mass and would like to receive

                   communion at home from Fr. Stephen;

                   please call the office.

Baptisms:     For information call the Secretary and you will be given the date of the next Baptism Preparation Session. 

Marriages:    The couple must arrange for an initial interview providing sufficient time (6 months) prior to the marriage. 

Parking:        Please park as efficiently as possible, think

                     about the other parishioners.

Facilities for Your Convenience:

Quiet Room - Through the door to the right

                       of the small altar.

Washroom - Entrance of church near the

                     stairs to the choir loft.

Join us in the hall for coffee/tea


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