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"I am a servant in Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." St. Patrick

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Message from Pastor:

The First Sunday of Advent [B]
Isaiah 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7  +  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  +  Mark 13:33-37
November 29, 2020

“Be watchful!  Be alert!”

The entire Gospel is filled with paradox, but the Gospel narratives of Advent and Christmas seem especially so.  These Gospel passages highlight two paradoxes:  first, the all-powerful God becoming a weak human; and second, God becoming man in order to destroy death by His dying.

The English writer G. K. Chesterton wrote a book about human history in general, and specifically about Jesus’ place at the center of human history.  It’s titled The Everlasting Man.  Chesterton writes at length about Bethlehem, and describes the paradox that Mary held in her arms and gazed upon the face of her Creator and Savior.  This is the paradox, Chesterton wrote, “that the hands that had made the sun and stars were too small to reach the huge heads of the cattle.”  The infinite God, in other words, is right under our noses.  Nonetheless, His Presence in our lives often remains a mystery.

Jesus opens the door to Advent with a demand:  “What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’”  We are to watch for God Himself.  Advent and Christmas are such richly symbolic seasons that it’s easy to lose sight of God’s most obvious presence in our lives.  Where, then, do we find God?  Advent prepares us for Christmastide by looking in three places.

First:  history reveals Jesus to us.  Each Advent we commemorate, proclaim, and celebrate in the Sacred Liturgy the historical events that truly took place over two thousand years ago:  that “for us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.”  During Advent, we look back at the life of Mary bearing Jesus in her womb for nine months.  We reflect on Joseph toiling to protect Mary and her unborn Child.  Through this reflection, we’re aided in two way:  by the moral examples of those in the Gospel, and by the grace that we receive because of what God accomplished 2000 years ago.

Second:  the future reveals Jesus to us.  That’s why the Gospel passage, on this First Sunday of Advent, is not about Mary bearing Jesus, or Joseph keeping watch.  The Gospel Reading focuses, instead, upon the future:  upon the particular judgment of your life that Jesus will make on the day of your death, and upon the Final Judgment that Jesus will make at His Second Coming.

Jesus came into this world two thousand years ago to save mankind.  Jesus will come at the end of time to judge mankind.  But Jesus is also right under our noses.  Here we see the third focus of Advent.  The solemnity of Jesus in the past and the majesty of Jesus in the future can overshadow

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Sturgis

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 

9.00 am - Holy Mass 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

 6.00 pm - Adoration 

 7.00 pm - Holy Mass

FRIDAY , NOVEMBER 27

9.00 am - Holy Mass

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, THE FIRAT SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B

9.00 am - Holy Mass

CWL Communiques

 

-         Parish CWL Executive are asked to retain their current positions for one more year.  All levels of the CWL have been asked to do the same.

 

-        We are able to meet in person, if we choose, AND if we can meet following guidelines (hand sanitizing, 6 feet apart, wearing masks).

 

-        The Provincial CWL has purchased a one-year subscription to GoToMeeting – an online meeting platform, that we can use.

 

-        CWL Memberships are still required.  We are to begin collecting memberships for the 2021 year.  Deadline for collection is January 1, 2021.  We are encouraged to continue to reach out to other women (via phone call, virtual meeting) to encourage them, and ask them to join the CWL.

 

-        Annual Diocesan Convention – if we wish to donate to their charity of choice – the Seminarian Fund – we are to sent a cheque payable to the Regina CWL Diocesan Council.

 

-        Have to come up with innovative fundraising, or promote spiritual practices.

 

-        This year is the 100th Anniversary of the CWL.  We still have time to plant a tree in our Parishes to commemorate this milestone.  Deadline has been extended to July, 2021.

 

-        Pope Francis has proclaimed October is Missionary Month.  We are asked if our CWL would consider making donations to Catholic Missions of Canada, or the World Union of Catholic Women.

 

-        Pope Francis has composed a prayer to our Mother Mary for the Health of the Sick and an end to the Coronavirus.  This prayer is on the Nation website under Pope Francis’ prayer to Mary.

 

-        Prayer for Renewal is also on the website.

 

-        World Council of Churches have released a document on “Interreligious Solidarity” – and it is available at https://ecumenism.net/archive/wcc/2020 PCID-WCC Serving-a-Wounded World.pdf

 

-        Catholic Near East Welfare Association is collecting money to help Beirut.  https://cnewa.org/

 

-        October 16 is World Food Day

 

-        November 15 is World Day of the Poor

 

-        Regina Diocesan Council Annual Report 2019 is available.


 


 


 

 

Rama

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,KING OF THE UNIVERSE

12.15 pm - Holy Mass

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 ,THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

 11.00 am - Holy Mass



 

You’re Invited for Celebration of St. Anthony’s 100th anniversary-Rama,SK

Friday, July 2,2021

7:00 pm – Mission & Mass
• Fr.Andrzej Sowa omi

Saturday, July 3, 2021

3:00 pm - Mass - Archbishop Don Bolen 5:00 pm – Banquet &

 Sunday, July 4, 2021
12:15 pm – Mass

Blessing of Graves at parish cemetery Bar-B-Q lunch

RSVPby.....April1,2021-omimichal@gmail.com or maryjoe@sasktel.net)

Cost:  
- Registration Fee: $15.00 for adults or $30.00 per family
- Banquet: $25.00 ( 13 and over)
                     12 and under FREE
- Sunday  Bar-B-Q: $10.00
- History Book: $50.00 (MUST BE PRE-ORDERED)
      Note: Limited number, to ensure you receive a copy, payment must be received   
                  By APRIL 1st, 2021.

PLEASE REPLY IF YOU WISH TO BE PART OF THIS SPECIAL OCCASION BY 
APRIL 1st, 2021.    ( Space is limited)
Make your cheque payable to: ST. ANTHONY'S 100th ANNIVERSARY
MAIL TO: St. Anthony's Parish
                   Box 1
                   Rama, Sk.   S0A 3H0


SPONSORS:

Anyone interested in being a sponsor for the 100th History Book for St. Anthony's Church may choose one of the following categories:

          DIAMOND: $2000.00 plus
          PLATINUM: $1000.00
          GOLD: $500.00
          SILVER:$300.00
          BRONZE:$ 100.00

Your donation will be acknowledged in the History Book and MUST be received before August 31,2020.
Please make your cheque payable to:  St. Anthony's Church,  Box 1,   RAMA,SK   S0A 3H0
Tax receipts will be issued. Thank you for your generosity!

 

 


St. Anthony's Church in Rama will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary on 
July 3 ,2021. A history book is in the making so information from anyone 
Re: church/grotto would be greatly appreciated! Historical photos of church/grotto or events as well descendants from Europe(if possible) with names attached would be most valuable !
All photos will be scanned and returned.

All submissions for history book MUST  be submitted no later than August 31,2020.


Information may be sent to:
St. Anthony's Church
P.O. Box 1
Rama, SK. S0A 3H0
Or.... email: maryjoe@sasktel.net
Updated info will be available on website: stpatricksturgis.ca-Rama or 

Buchanan

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,KING OF THE UNIVERSE

11.00 - Holy Mass


 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

 12.15 pm - Holy Mass






Norquay

 


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 

1.OO pm - HOLY MASS

 

 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 ,THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

4.00 pm - HOLY MASS


 


 

 



 

 

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