4 FEBRUARY 2018 A PRAYER For all those souls bound in mortal sin: To those enslaved by pornography, Come to Me, the Image of God To those who are committing adultery, Come to Me, the Faithful One To prostitutes and those who use or sell them, Come to Me, your Beloved To those engaging in unions outside the bounds of marriage, Come to Me, your Bridegroom To those who worship the god of money Come to Me, without paying and without end To those in witchcraft or bound in the occult, Come to Me, the Living God To those who have made a covenant with Satan, Come to Me the New Covenant To those drowning in the abyss of alcohol and drugs Come to Me, who am the Living Waters To those enslaved in hatred and unforgiveness Come to Me, the Fount of Mercy To those who have taken the life of another, Come to Me, the Crucified One To those who are jealous and envious, and murder with words, Come to Me, who am jealous for you To those who are enslaved by love of self, Come to Me, who has laid down His Life To those who once loved me, but have fallen away, Come to Me, who refuses no soul... and I will blot out your offenses, and forgive your transgressions. I will remove your sins, as far as the east is from the west. (The above prayer is taken from Mark Mallet) VOCATIONS Jesus created much excitement in His day through His preaching, teaching, and healing. Today, the Church communicates that same wonder and grace by those active in priesthood, religious life, and lay ministries. If you think God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, please call Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocations Director, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997 email: email@example.com or visit www.vocationstoronto.ca WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT WEEKEND at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga FEBRAURY 16-18. The retreat will be preached by the Centre team - Oblate Father Pawel Ratajczak and Mrs. Anne Hales. A beautiful way to begin the season of Lent. For information or registration, please call 905-278-5229. 40 CANS FOR LENT A program designed to help fight hunger. During Lent, Catholics are asked to alleviate another’s misfortune and through the 40 Cans for Lent Program, your council can bring the joy of the Resurrection to those in need. HOW DOES IT WORK? Collect one can of food per day during the 40 days of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 14 th and then one extra can per person on Easter Sunday. Drop off your cans any time throughout the Lenten season in the designated boxes in the church foyer and they will be distributed to those in need. WHAT FOOD IS MOST NEEDED? Pasta (canned or dry) Pasta sauce Canned meat Canned fruit Canned vegetables Canned beans Canned tuna Canned stews Baby food Baby formula Whole grain cereals Peanut butter Soy, assorted nuts Soups CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE The next CWL Craft Classes will be held after the 12 Noon Mass on Sunday February 11 th & 25th. All are welcome. Hats are being made for newborns and for the homeless. Save the date for “Lift Jesus Higher Rally” in Toronto on Saturday March 3 rd . Tickets on sale starting February 3 rd . Next general meeting will be Wednesday, February 7 th at 7:15 p.m. Development Day scheduled for Saturday, February 24 th . More details to follow. MOTHER’S GROUP Your next St. Francis De Sales Catholic Mother's Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 7th at 8 PM in the church foyer. Please come and take advantage of this great opportunity for time of reflection and prayer as the season of Lent approaches. It is also a great way to meet fellow Catholic mothers in your community. Hope to see you there and newcomers are always welcome! Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to be added to the e-mail list. AMORIS LAETITIA VIDEO RESOURCE The office for Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) have developed a free web-based video resource to assist with the study of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. This resource, available in both English and French, consists of nine 7- 8 minute videos as well as discussion guides. It is designed to be used by individuals in their homes or in groups gathered in diocesan, parish or school settings for ongoing individual and communal reflection on “the joy of love”. http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/4852-launch-of-webbased-video-resource-by-cccb-and-colf-on-amoris-laetitia-
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